We have to admit that we were shocked when Rebekah Mikaelson (Claire Holt) drove off into the distance at the end of Season 1, Episode 16 (“Farewell to Storyville”) of The Originals. We were even more shocked when we learned afterward that Claire would officially be leaving the show as a series regular (though we’ve learned that the offer to return in a smaller capacity is still on the table).
We’re still heartbroken over this news, but the blow hurts less now that we know she could return in Season 2 or even later this season — though the former seems most probable. Our minds have been racing since Tuesday night, and we’ve even wondered what Rebekah might be up to now that she’s free from her horrible family struggles.
And while we’ve been considering the reasons why she could return to The Originals, perhaps the biggest question on our minds is if this could mean the blonde Original might come back to The Vampire Diaries. We’re not getting our hopes up, but we are crossing our fingers.
The other option would be for Claire to get cast on a new show, though news of that hasn’t popped up yet either.
Are you still upset that Claire has left The Originals? Hit the comments and get out your feels.