The Originals Burning Question: Is Hayley Working With the Witches?
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The Originals Burning Question: Is Hayley Working With the Witches?

Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) hasn’t had much to do thus far on The Originals besides look pregnant, glare at Klaus, and gaze at Elijah, but it sounds like that might be changing. According to the synopsis for Season 1, Episode 11 (“Apres Moi, le Déluge”), “Hayley is racked with guilt as she comes clean to Elijah about her role in Sophie’s plan.” Does this mean that Hayley is working with the witches? And, if so, for what purpose? We speculate below!

Yes, and she has been since the beginning

Hayley was already in town when the Mikaelsons arrived. We were led to believe that she was captured by the witches and forces to stay with them to be used as a pawn in the witch vs. vampire power struggle. But what if she was more willing than we’re made to believe? This seems somewhat unlikely given that she and her baby have been put at risk multiple times, but not when you take into account the many factions of the French Quarter’s witch community. Even if she is allied with one, that doesn’t mean another isn’t trying to kill her.

Yes, but it was only a short-term deal

Hayley has become increasingly desperate as she finds out more about her long-lost werewolf family and she watches Klaus try to destroy the local werewolf population. Could Klaus’ dire actions have led Hayley to make a deal with the witches? Right now, Hayley is a relative prisoner inside of Klaus and Marcel’s compound with few allies. We wouldn’t be surprised if she made some sort of one-off deal in return for her freedom and her werewolf kin’s safety. Past that, we hope she wouldn’t be absentminded enough to forget that many of New Orleans’ witches call her future baby “the devil child.” Just saying.

Yes, but she doesn’t go through with their plan

Whatever her motivations, it sounds like Hayley might not go through with whatever she has promised the witches. Our guess? It has something to do with the Harvest, and ensuring that Davina be offered as a sacrifice. In the midseason finale, we saw Hayley trying to ally herself with Davina and Josh. We think they might agree to trust her, which could be a mistake. Would Hayley really turn Davina over to the witches to be sacrificed?

No. She has a plan of her own

Just because Hayley makes a deal with someone, doesn’t mean she’ll uphold her end of the bargain. (Just ask Tyler.) Perhaps, she has a master plan larger than her relationships with Davina, Elijah, or the witch community. Given what we’ve seen from her character on the show right now, we kind of doubt it. But we would be all for Hayley demonstrating that she can scheme Klaus and Marcel just as easily as they can others.

Do you think Hayley is working with the witches? If so, for how long? If not, what do you think she is up to? Sound off in the comments below!

The Originals airs on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!

01.9.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Kayti Burt
Related: The Originals, Features, TV, Hayley Marshall, Davina Claire, Sophie Deveraux

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