Last night’s episode of The Originals ended on an epic cliffhanger, with Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Rebekah (Claire Holt) trapped for the night in the cemetery, and Klaus intent on ending Rebekah’s life. Yikes! What will happen in next week’s episode? Check out the extended promo for Season 1, Episode 16 (“Farewell to Storyville”).
“Rebekah! You are accused of betraying your own blood,” Klaus yells at Rebekah from across the cemetery. Guess what the sentence for that particular offense is in the Court of Klaus? Yeah: death. Fortunately for Rebekah, Elijah is on her side and plans to do whatever it takes to protect her. Unfortunately, Klaus is in possession of the one weapon that can kill her — for good.
“Elijah, he has the white oak stake,” she says, frightened, as Klaus stalks towards them.
“You leave us now, sister,” Elijah instructs, never taking his eyes off of Klaus. Bex doesn’t have to be told twice. She makes for another part of the cemetery.
“Stay as far away from his as you can,” Marcel tells Rebekah over the phone. Thanks, Marcel! As if she hadn’t thought of that strategy. Geez.
“He’s going to kill me,” Rebeak tells Marcel.
Klaus thinks so, too: “You cannot leave this cemetery, brother,” he tells Elijah. “How long do you think you can defend her?”
“As long as it takes.” Elijah awesomely responds. He has the self-burying dagger in his hand. Ballsy. But will it be enough? Klaus is being the worst about this. Fine, Rebekah summoned Mikael to New Orleans, ostensibly destroying Klaus’ first and only successful attempt at home, but she felt really bad about it. It’s not like she could have known that, after centuries of being a selfish, manipulative, cruel brother, Klaus would decide 1919 to start treating Rebekah like she deserved. But, whatever. This storyline is pretty dramatic and angsty, so we’re going to go with it.