On the midseason finale of The Originals, Klaus came face-to-face with his troubled past when Elijah and Rebekah dug up some info on his werewolf bloodline. It turns out the werewolves Klaus ordered to kill in the bayou are part of his true father’s bloodline, and while the big, bad hybrid said he’d had enough for family, the discovery of his bloodline will undoubtedly play a huge part in the remainder of Season 1.

We know Elijah believes Klaus’s redemption lies with his unborn child, but is there also a chance what Klaus is truly missing is a connection with his father? Mikael was a monster to Klaus, and not enough therapy in the world can fix the damage he caused to Klaus’s psyche (just ask Cami), but could there be a small chance Klaus’s biological father is still out there somewhere?

Sure, werewolves live human lifespans, but what if Esther, or another witch, had found a way to make Klaus’s father immortal? After all, Esther did have an affair with him, and seeing how she had enough magic to turn her entire family into vampire, she could have easily made her baby daddy immortal, too. (Or, what if he was somehow turned into a hybrid, too?! That would explain why the baby’s blood can successfully make hybrids.)

There’s also the possibility that this werewolf bloodline lives longer than the average werewolf. After all, there’s a lot we don’t know about this mysterious pack. What makes them so special?

This plot twist would add an entirely new layer of complexity to Klaus’s character. We’ve only scratched the surface on the hybrid maestro, but some daddy-and-me time wouldn’t hurt. Maybe we’d even see the softer side of Klaus come out.

Regardless of whether Klaus’s father is alive or dead, we’re still excited to learn about his bloodline. Klaus has always felt alienated from his family, so this could be a way for Klaus to connect with the pack he never knew he had. We’ll take emotional Klaus over vengeful Klaus any day!

What do you think, Originals fans: Is Klaus’s father alive? Sound off in the comments!

Catch the next episode of The Originals on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.

Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things The Vampire Diaries. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!