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With The Originals finally premiering on October 3, it got us thinking: we’re about to spend a lot of time with all of these new characters and we don’t even know their last names! But thanks to the latest issue of TV Guide, we can proudly say that we know each character’s surname.

We’re glad we know this before heading down to New Orleans, and even though we already know the Mikaelsons’ last names, showrunner Julie Plec revealed some very telling things about everyone, so sit back and enjoy her quotes below!

Marcel Gerard (Charles Michael Davis): “Marcel was an orphaned street rat until Klaus made him who he is. He has a mean streak, but there’s something that makes you root for him.”

Rebekah Mikaelson (Claire Holt): “Rebekah wants to start her life over in New Orleans, but with her brothers there too, can she?”

Hayley Marshall (Phoebe Tonkin): “People will go to great lengths to see to it that that baby is never born.”

Niklaus “Klaus” Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan): “The most volatile, ego-driven and angriest of the Mikaelson siblings, Klaus will struggle with the idea of a child throughout the season.”

Elijah Mikaelson (Daniel Gillies): “Elijah has always been Klaus’ consigliere. Now he’s hoping the child will help Klaus get in control of his life.”

Sophie Devereaux (Daniella Pineda): “It’s Sophie’s last-ditch effort to get the witches’ power back.”

Cami O’Connell (Leah Pipes): “She’s a psychology grad student who fundamentally believes there’s no such thing as evil. She’ll be the mirror that gets held up to each villain.”

Davina Claire (Danielle Campbell): “There are a lot of questions about who Davina is and what she’s capable of. That mystery plays a big part in the series’ mythology.”

After all of Julie’s insights, we can gather that the baby drama is going to be huge, as is the war between the witches and vamps — not to mention the struggle for power between Klaus and Marcel. Davina still intrigues us and we can’t wait to see what her character will be up to this season!

What do you think about the big last name reveals and Julie’s insight about each character? Are you excited about The Originals? Hit the comments and let us know!

The Originals premieres Thursday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW before moving to Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 8.

Source: TV Guide, Sept. 16-22, 2013 issue

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