Get ready to descend into darkness with The Originals, the highly anticipated spin-off from The Vampire Diaries. What happens when Klaus and Co. find themselves in the supernatural underbelly of New Orleans? A war for power, honor, and most important of all, family.
In the series premiere of The Originals, we see things through Elijah's perspective. Determined to help his brother, Elijah follows Klaus to the French Quarter of New Orieans. Elijah learns that werewolf Hayley — Klaus's one night stand — has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie Deveraux (Daniella Pineda).
But when Sophie reveals that Hayley is pregnant with Klaus's werewolf baby, Elijah realizes that the Original family may have been given a second chance at humanity and redemption. Klaus, however, is more intrigued by his recent unexpected reunion with his former protege Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic but diabolical vampire who now has total control over the supernatural inhabitants of N'awlins.
A war is brewing in New Orleans, and the Originals find themselves in the middle of it. Watch the premiere with Wetpaint and follow along with our live recap!
Now, this is a live blog, so if you want to join us in fangirling all over the premiere’s many OMG moments, keep refreshing for the latest updates. Until the series premiere officially starts (at 9 p.m. ET on The CW!), here is a Klaroline GIF to tide you over and flood you with feelings.
9:01 — Origin story alert!
9:01 — OH HEY, KOL! Why so dead?
9:02 — "Are we saving the best for last?" Love you Klaus. Mean it.
9:03 — So this is how the Originals ended up in New Orleans.
9:04 — A little tempermental, Elijah? Seems like the understatement of the year.
9:04 — "Bartender with a grad degree in psychology. Such a cliche." Cami, you're already giving me a headache.
9:05 — "Original vampire who always wears a suit." Yep. That pretty much describes Elijah perfectly. Oh, and he knows how to make a memorable entrance.
9:07 — Marcel is such a hipster jerk — but at least he has a nice smile.
9:08 — OK, Marcel might be my favorite thing about The Originals.
9:09 — "Consider this mean calling take backs!" Rebekah needs to move to New Orleans ASAP.
9:11 — That's the second time Elijah has said, "You heard of me?," in 10 minutes. Don't be so humble, Elijah!
9:12 — WHERE IS KLAUS?!
9:15 — Sophie and Elijah? Yeah, I'd ship it.
9:16 — I thought the baby storyline was all a bad dream... but it isn't. SIGH.
9:19 — We're nearly 20 minutes into The Originals and still no sign of present-day Klaus.
9:20 — "You father sounds like a dick."
9:20 — They really should have named this series Daddy Issues.
9:26 — FINALLY! Hello, Klaus. It's been too long.
9:27 — I'm sorry Phoebe Tonkin, but you really need to work on that accent.
9:28 — Sophie has a plan, people. Nobody panic.
9:30 — No take backs. Remember, Elijah?
9:30 — "Family is power, Niklaus." I could watch a show in which Klaus and Elijah just have a conversation for an entire hour.
9:35 — Eek. So Hayley's life is linked to Sophie? She totally just pulled a Bonnie Bennett.
9:37 — Klaus vs. Marcel. It's on. "I'm THE KING. Show me some respect."
9:40 — There so many attractive men on this show. My brain literally does not know how to respond.
9:47 — "Well, you demand to be left alone at least once a decade..."
9:48 — "I will never let go!" When did this become Titanic?
9:49 — This scene between Klaus and Elijah is the BEST thing about this premiere. Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies are so talented.
9:54 — I'm really hoping Elijah and Hayley don't become "a thing."
9:55 — I JUST LOVE ELIJAH. He's the perfect man.
9:55 — "I will always protect you." Aww, noble Elijah.
9:56 — What are the witches hiding? DEVINA!
9:57 — So Marcel is using Devina to sense magic... but why is she so loyal to Marcel?
9:57 — "As powerful as you are, they don't stand a chance." What is that supposed to mean?!
9:58 — "One too many times daggered and stuffed in a box." #KlausHumor
9:59 — WHY KLAUS WHY?!
9:59 — "There is no power in love." Excuse me while I go cry in a corner.
Catch the next episode of The Originals on Tuesday, October 8 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.