It isn’t an episode of The Originals without someone meeting a grisly end. If this is a “normal” episode, then we can only imagine what will go down in next week’s Season 1 finale. Joseph Morgan(Klaus) teased that someone we like will die. Who will be The Originals next victim? Here are our top five speculations.

Josh: Things are not looking good for our favorite newbie vamp. Klaus bit Josh in the last episode in order to motivate Davina to help him. He said he would return to reverse the fatal effects of the werewolf venom, but Klaus is not only weakened by the curse Genevieve linked to him, but will presumably place the safety of Hayley and his soon-to-be-born child ahead of Josh’s life. Mikael promised Davina he would help her save Josh, but we’re not sure how. Basically, we’re really worried Josh will bite it in the season finale.

Hayley: The synopsis for the season-ender claims that “Hayley herself is determined to do whatever it takes to keep her unborn baby safe and away from the witches.” Whatever it takes, even if it means sacrificing herself for her daughter. We doubt it will come to that, but with the stakes so high and Hayley desperate, who knows what could happen — especially given this show’s history of bringing vital characters back from the dead.

Klaus: Speaking of bringing vital characters back from the dead, we’re especially intrigued by the potential for Klaus’ death in the season finale. Right now, the thing keeping the Guerrera werewolves in power is Klaus’ blood. If he kills himself, then their power would theoretically die with him. The synopsis reads: “In a desperate move to protect those most important to him, Klaus makes a heartbreaking decision.” Does Klaus make the ultimate sacrifice to save his family?

Jackson: Also going down in the episode: “Francesca takes a meeting with Oliver and Jackson to determine the future of the werewolves in New Orleans.” Is it just us, or does Jackson seem like the odd man out in this scenario? He is unaware of the deal Oliver made with Francesca to bomb the werewolf camp, nor of how Francesca tured Hayley over to the witches in exchange for her newfound power. We don’t he is going to take this well, and we assume Francesca doesn’t have a lot of time to doubt her allies’ loyalty.

Genevieve: Genevieve is kind of screwed. If she doesn’t kill the miracle baby, then her witch ancestors will kill her. If she does kill the miracle baby, she’s still supposed to sacrifice herself for the last Harvest witch. And, even if she somehow manages to avoid witch-by-death, the Mikaelsons will never let her live after the move she just pulled.

Who do you think will be the next to die on The Originals? Share your theories in the comments below!

The Originals airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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