The OriginalsRebekah (Claire Holt) will head to New Orleans to make amends with her family, but they’re not the only supernatural characters in town with whom she shares a past. Claire talked to ETonline about the “heated” and “intense” past Rebekah shares with Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Will these two forbidden lovers rekindle the flame?

“Heated, intense, they have such a history together and I think it's really going to be apparent throughout the season that they have a real forbidden love, which is great,” Claire said. “Passion that can't be fulfilled is an exciting emotion to play for me.” You had us at “heated,” Claire and don’t think we didn’t notice your use of the present tense!

We are definitely on board with this tale of star-crossed lovers. Now that Mabekah seems over, we’re ready to see Rebekah with a new and exciting romantic storyline. Girl always seems to get the shaft when it comes to love. Though, it doesn’t sound like this romance will be an easy one, what with Rebekah’s family more-or-less set to go to war with Klaus. To complicate matters, it seems that Rebekah and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin), aka werewolf mother of her unborn nephew, will be getting closer: “You see [her more human traits] in her relationship with Hayley because they have a sisterly bond whereas before she may have just not cared or bothered with this girl,” Rebekah said.

When The Originals start, the witches of New Orleans are holding Hayley and her baby hostage in order to coerce Klaus’ help overthrowing Marcel. At some point, Rebekah is going to have to make a tough decision about whose side she is on.

Are you excited about a possible Rebekah/Marcel romance? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the Season 5 premiere of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, followed by the series premiere of The Originals.