Tonight’s all-new episode of The Originals will see the continued rise of a Big Baddie — Elijah’s witchy ex-girlfriend, Celeste — and the introduction of some new, ruggedly handsome werewolves. What can we expect from Season 1, Episode 13 (“Crescent City”)? Check out the producer’s preview of the episode to find out.
The two-minute vid starts with the appearance of Papa Tunde’s body to the compound — and Diego, Klaus’ chief minion, seems less than excited to tell Klaus about it. “Uh, we’ve got a special delivery,” he says to Klaus over the phone. Cue the shot of Papa Tunde’s body in the center of a pentagram, aka a clue that someone else is draining the power from supernatural beings around the French Quarter to fuel their own magical abilities. (We know it’s Celeste, but the Mikaelsons and co. are totally in the dark. Fools!)
“Once we’ve vanquished Papa Tunde in the previous episode, you’d think everything would be OK,” teases executive producer Julie Plec. “Unbeknownst to the Originals, unfortunately, everything is so far from OK. In fact, what he has left in his wake is a very, very, very powerful weapon. Now, suddenly, our unkillable, unhurtable Originals are under attack by the remaining witches who would very much like to see that weapon plunged straight into the heart of Klaus.” Yikes! Not Klaus!
While the Mikaelsons may be in the dark about the extent of the threat about them at the start of the episode, it seems they will wise up quickly. We see Klaus delivering this dramatic speech to his siblings in the compound’s courtyard: “First, Papa Tunde returns to settle old scores. Now, you’re murdered lover is back. This isn’t witches attacking vampires. They’re declaring war on us.”
But it isn’t just the witches who will be front-and-center in tonight’s ep. The installment is called “Crescent City” after the clan of bayou werewolves known as the Crescent clan, aka Hayley’s long-lost family. If you recall, the clan has been cursed with a reverse of the typical werewolf scenario: they are wolves all the time, save for the full moon, when they become human again.
It seems Hayley and Rebekah may be hatching a plan to seek out Hayley’s family in tonight ep. We see Rebekah outlining the opportunity to her BFF: “Every red-blooded American werewolf will be a bundle of fur and sharp teeth tonight whilst your curse Crescent Clan will be-”
“Human,” Hayley finishes for her. We love it when these two team up, complete with the finishing of one another’s sentences. Girl power.
What do we learn about Hayley’s family from the preview? Well, they are all apparently extremely hot. “You get to meet some of them, including some interesting and very handsome gentlemen,” Julie teases. And she’s not lying. We see a hunky, Thor-like blond walk shirtless into the kitchen Rebekah is hanging in. The Original vamp is literally struck speechless by his beauty.
“I was expecting someone...furrier,” she manages to quip, before yelling into the other room: “Hayley, the party’s here.” Can’t wait to meet the rest of them!