Credit: Aiden Flowers

Get ready to see a whole new side of Klaus Mikaelson on The Originals when the series flashes back to time when the big bad hybrid was just a little troublemaker. According to Alloy Entertainment, Season 1, Episode 16 (“Farewell to Storyville”) will feature a flashback scene starring younger versions of Klaus and Elijah. And now we have the first glimpse of tiny Klaus — 9-year-old actor Aiden Flowers has been cast in the role!

Between his blond hair and bright blue eyes, Aiden looks exactly like a mini Joseph Morgan. We hope there’s a behind-the-scenes pic floating around Tumblr somewhere.

As for the episode, well, we’re excited to get a glimpse of Klaus when he was just an innocent kid, before he was mentally and physically abused by his father. Once upon a time, Klaus was just a mischievous dreamer looking for adventure, and we can’t wait to see what kind of trouble he and little Elijah got into in the Viking era.

According to the synopsis, Episode 16 will feature several Mikaelson family flashbacks.  We bet it has something to do with the long-held secret from the family’s past that Elijah has kept hidden for all these centuries. It sounds like Elijah will drop this Mikaelson family bomb in an effort to bring Klaus and Rebekah together, who are at each other’s throats when Klaus learns the truth about what really brought Mikael to New Orleans all those years ago.

“Farewell to Storyville” sounds like an intense episode packed with Mikaelson family snark and drama, so naturally, we couldn’t be more excited! Plus, they’ve already won us over with this casting.

Credit: Aiden Flowers / The CW


Catch this episode of The Originals when it returns on Tuesday, February 25 at 8 p.m. ET.

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