The Season 1 finale of The Originals presented us with two huge problems: both Mikael Mikaelson (Sebastian Roché) and Esther Mikaelson are alive and ready to wreak havoc on their unsuspecting kiddos. But is this married duo on the same page when it comes to getting along and playing for the same team? Apparently not!


“We know about their marriage, and we know that they made their kids into vampires, but do they like each other?” executive producer Julie Plec teased to TVLine. “Do they hate each other? We’re having so much fun writing the story of Esther and Mikael right now.”

Well then, it sounds like the Powers That Be don’t exactly know what’s going on with this helter-skelter couple. It would be pretty easy to have them team up in their quest to take down their children — Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah Mikaelson (Daniel Gillies) — but having them at odds would really push the storyline, if you ask us.

But perhaps, if there is drama between Esther and Mikael, they should focus on keeping each other alive. The promo for Season 2 shows many things — including Rebekah Mikaelson (Claire Holt) and Kol Mikaelson (Nathaniel Buzolic) popping up in New Orleans — but in the final seconds we see Klaus and Elijah hellbent on taking down their folks.

We’re thrilled to learn more about Mikael and Esther’s past and see what is going on with them in the present. Season 2, hurry up and get here!

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!