When The Originals returns, we’ll presumably dive back into the battle between the witches and the vampires. At the center of it all: teenage witch Davina Claire (Danielle Campbell), aka the most powerful witch in the city. There’s news of a “life-altering” choice in Davina’s future. Might Davina sacrifice herself to complete the Harvest? We weigh out the reasons why she will go through with the deed.

Otherwise, the witches will lose their power

Granted, the witches haven’t exactly overwhelmed us with their magic as of late. Other than Davina, they’ve all been kind of lame. But that doesn’t mean we think The Originals as a show is willing to let go of one of its supernatural factions altogether. Right now, this show is about the fight for control of the French Quarter. Sure, you can still explore that storyline with one less faction fighting for dominance and throwing wrenches into the works, but it’d be just a teeny bit lamer.

She wants to save her friend

We totally understand why Davina doesn’t want to sacrifice herself in a ritual that may or may not work, but her’s isn’t the only life at stake. Davina’s BFF Monique will allegedly come back to life if Davina dies and completes the ritual. We think if Sophie (Daniella Pineda) has a chance at convincing Davina to risk her life if it means saving Monique’s (and the lives of the two other girls already sacrificed). And we totally want Monique to come back so she, Davina, and Josh can all be best friends and eventually get their own spinoff series. Seriously.

She might not have a choice

The synopsis for Season 1, Episode 11 (“Apres Moi, le Déluge”) tells us that Davina will soon become “violently ill, and the repercussions [will] soon begin to affect the entire French Quarter.” Er, yikes! Is there a chance that Davina will die if she doesn’t complete the Harvest? That would be kind of ironic, and not completely illogical. Right now, Davina has the magic from the three teenage witches who were sacrificed before she escaped. Is that too much for one person? Will it begin to take its toll on Davina? The synopsis also tells us that “Sophie approaches the others with some startling information about the Harvest Festival and presents a drastic plan to save Davina.” We think he “drastic plan” might just be death-by-sacrifice. Bold.

Do you think Davina will sacrifice herself, or do you think she will continue to evade the witch community? Sound off in the comments below!

The Originals returns Tuesday, January 14, at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!