"I don't think he's going to be very happy about it,” executive producer Julie Plec told E! Online. “This idea of her attention falling towards these people and her sense of family unity and family bond drawing her towards them and away from the Originals is a lot for Elijah to handle. And then once, ultimately, if he's ever able to stand face to face with Jackson, he might be like, ‘Wait a second, who's this guy? I'm not so sure I like this guy.'" Excellent. We’ll get to see jealous Elijah.
Of course, we’ll have to hold off on that particular meet-and-greet. As the crescent clan of werewolves only turns human on the full moon, we have a few episodes yet until Jackson and friends come back into play. According to Julie: "It's a full moon in this particular episode, and there won't be another full moon for a few more episodes, so this is our first taste of the crescent wolves. With luck and schedules and all those things in our favor, we'll be able to have a nice good story with them."
It sounds like the crescent clan might be around for a while — and they might even spend some of that time human. All hail the werewolf empire!
What did you think of Jackson? Do you think Hayley will eventually come to lead the werewolves? Sound off in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of The Originals on Tuesday, February 25 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.
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