The Originals finally hit our screens tonight, October 3, and it certainly didn’t hold back with the drama. While some scenes were taken from the Vampire Diaries’ backdoor pilot, the new footage — mostly of Elijah — showed us new sides to the Original vamps, pregnant werewolf Hayley, and the witches of New Orleans.
Throughout the crazy hour, there was bloodshed (goodbye, Marcel’s pals), surprising team-ups (Elijah and Hayley forever?), and much more, all concluding in a shocking betrayal as Klaus staked his brother, Elijah, planning to get him out of the picture so he can take down Marcel himself.
Given the epic betrayal, things are set up for a crazy season. While there isn’t a full love triangle yet — this isn’t a Delena vs. Stelena situation — the insanity of the pilot is along the lines of The Vampire Diaries’ shocking tone. Plus, the sharp writing (thanks to head honcho Julie Plec) kept our eyes glued to the screen.
Now that The Originals is moving to Tuesdays at 8 p.m., it won’t have TVD leading fans in automatically. With ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. up against it, there’s a major Sophie’s Choice for TV viewers. So, naturally, we want to know what you’ll be watching.
Will you be tuning in for The Originals every Tuesday, or will you just stick with Vampire Diaries on Thursdays for your fang fix? Vote in the reaction buttons below!
The Originals Season 1, Episode 2 airs on Tuesday, October 8 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.