The Mikaelsons ended last night’s episode of The Originals in, perhaps, the most dire of straits we’ve ever seen the immortal family in. With Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) in the witches’ clutches, how does Elijah (Daniel Gillies) feel about his choice to save Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) over his siblings?

"There's a guilt attached to that, there's a shame attached to that," executive producer Julie Plec told E! Online. "There's a logic attached to it, of course — when in doubt, save the baby. But it definitely drives him very hard to rescue his siblings in the next episode and to try and pull the family back together, even as it's under assault."

We don’t think Elijah feel too badly, given that both Rebekah and Klaus are immortal, whereas Hayley is not. Still, if guilt is what put Elijah in such a mood at the end of the ep, we’re willing to see more. Vengeful Elijah is so much fun to watch — probably because he’s so different from the Well-Mannered Elijah we usually hang with.

We just hope Elijah can save his baby brother and sister soon. According to Julie: "We go outside of the Quarter and we put Rebekah and Klaus into a trap situation in a creepy, horrible, messed up sanitarium from back in the day, and Genevieve, just basically working between the two of them, enacts her revenge.” Yikes! Let’s hope they both survive the experiment with their sanity intact -- well, at least what was left of it going in.

Do you think Elijah made the right choice in saving Hayley? Are you as eager to see Vengeful Elijah as we are? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of The Originals on Tuesday, February 25 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.

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