There were some close unstaking calls in The Originals Season 1, Episode 2: “House of the Rising Son,” but, going into Episode 3, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) is still staked and not-so-safely stowed away with Davina the Teenaged Witch. How is Elijah going to react when he is finally woken up? And is there any hope for Klaus’ redemption given his most recent familial betrayal? Daniel Gillies weighs in!
“If Elijah returns, there’s no more good graces for Klaus,” Daniel told Access Hollywood. I just don’t see … any reason why Elijah needs to serve this person, other than that he has some sort of odd psychological disorder, you know? I mean, he’s a glutton for punishment … He adores this person who doesn’t really reciprocate and doesn’t love him nearly as much or doesn’t demonstrate any [example] of sacrifice in return.”
But, The Originals wouldn’t have much of a show to go on if Elijah wasn’t desperately trying to keep his family together, right? So, is there a possibility for redemption for Klaus — especially in the eyes of his big brother? According to Daniel, yes! He sees Klaus as on a “rapid ascent,” saying, “I think that’s going to be one of the exciting things about the show actually is to see the redemption of Klaus because I think he wandered so far into this dark realm.”
Meanwhile, it sounds like Elijah might be going in the opposite moral direction: “We’re going to see aspects of Elijah that are far darker than we ever imagined — like he was in the beginning when he was super interesting and cool. And I think that were gonna see a lot more beauty and kind of compassion and dare I say it sort of warmth from Klaus.” A darker Elijah and a lighter Klaus? What is this fictional world coming to?!
Do you think Klaus still has a chance at redemption? Do you want to see a darker Elijah? Sound off in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of The Originals on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.