The Vampire Diaries Round Table: "The Originals"

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New city. New character. New Klaus?

The Vampire Diaries ventured to New Orleans last night for a special backdoor pilot, as The Originals took center stage and chaos reigned in The Big Easy.

What did our Round Table panel of Matt Richenthal, Steve Marsi and Miranda Wicker think of the unique episode? Would we want to see more of Marcel, Sophie and company? Gather around now and let's debate!


What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: I alluded to this in my review, but Joseph Morgan was simply terrific in that scene with Camille in front of the street painter. He scarcely said a word, yet his eyes revealed so much. And Camille's speech about demons and control made it clear there's a whole lot to this new character as well.

Steve: Let's just say Elijah would make a terrific motivational speaker in his next life.

Miranda: Daniel Gillies!! I mean, Elijah! All of them! But especially "My name is Elijah. I take it you've heard of me?" That scene was a throwback to Rose and Trevor and their fear and Elijah's introduction as a badass! He doesn't get his hands dirty often, but when he does, he's quite a force. Honorable Elijah mention goes to his line about how New Orleans depended on his mood.


What should Klaus and Hayley name their baby?
Matt: Phil Mikaelson has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

Steve: For obvious reasons, Kaley. NOTE: One of the obvious reasons is my crush on Kaley Cuoco.

Miranda: I'll tell you what name they should NOT use: Renesmee.

Pen a eulogy for Jane-Anne.
Matt: We hardly knew you, but we did hear your terrible name on multiple occasions. Wherever you are now, let's hope they change it. Rest in peace.

Steve: Jane-Anne. I was and remain totally confused by what you were trying to do in this episode. But sorry it didn't work out.

Miranda: Jane-Anne, Losing you was...well, not entirely unexpected. Sorry to see you go. Say hi to Jer!

Should Rebekeh move to New Orleans?
Matt: New Orleans? That's the place where women take off their shirts for beads, right? Yes, I believe Rebekah should live in a city with this tradition.

Steve: Obviously she should. Not because her desire for humanity and contempt for Klaus aren't valid, but because - let's face it - things have gotten pretty boring in MF these days.

Miranda: If Rebekah wants to be human she can be human anywhere. Plus I feel like watching her try to change her niece or nephew's diaper would be hilarity. So yes, she should go to New Orleans.

Which new character is most intriguing?
Matt: Camille. As mentioned above, she's clearly a scarred individual. And she connects with Klaus in a way Caroline never has. And she appreciates fine art and she can mix a mean drink. And she's a Black Belt?!? Forget Klaroline. Say hello to Claroline!

Steve: Marcel. Hard to play the "random protege who overtook the master" angle without totally overselling it, but he established himself as a worthy adversary for Klaus and a charismatic fella with a quietly commanding presence.

Miranda: So far, it's definitely Marcel. Sophie's the token witch and Cami is the token blonde human for which Klaus will undoubtedly develop feelings. He does have a thing for blondes. Marcel is this weird, charismatic monster, not unlike his one-time mentor. And he has really, really great teeth.

So... do you hope The CW picks up The Originals?
Matt: Yes. The Vampire Diaries clearly needs to mix things up, as there's really nowhere else to take Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah in Mystic Falls. Morgan can easily carry a series and plenty of seeds were laid out - from Hayley's pregnancy to Marcel's history to whatever he holds over the witches - to make me salivate over the possibility of a TVD/Originals Thursday night block of programming this fall.

Steve: I do. Not because I was overwhelmed by the pilot, but it has potential. I didn't catch myself wishing we could just get back to Stefan-Damon-Elena drama once. The premise of keeping Klaus in New Orleans was fairly believable, even if his arrival there felt forced.  Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt are all terrific. Most other CW fare is beyond terrible. Hard to find a reason not to green light The OGs.

Miranda: Absolutely. See my answer to #1 for but one of my reasons. More Daniel Gillies, please!! Plus, as Steve mentioned, I really didn't find myself wondering what was happening with Damon/Elena/Stefan, but I also think the writers have done a decent job over the past season and a half of making the Originals characters with more depth than just being the resident evil family. I'm excited to see where this show can go and think it definitely has potential!

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Who would've thought that vampires would be raising children throughout the show and making it sound like a dorky and lame version of breaking dawn except there's not humans involved throughout the breaking dawn. I for sure would want Rebekah out of the picture cause she's one annoying and boring original who also makes up with random people whether it's a human or vampire. When will the show get better again? ;P ;P


I agree with you one really good scene was when camille was talking to klause becauase your right you can see it in his eyes that there is more to his character now. But I have liked when he shows that side which he has with caroline who is the one that has helped make him in to the character he is. That's why I think that their relationship should have a chance and I love how at the end he stopped to give her a call I still really hope they give them a chance


I like the scene with camille and klause cause your right you can see there is more to klause character now but you forget he started showing that before with caroline. Caroline is the resason there is more to Klause which is why I still think their characters should have a chance sooner or later.


I think that this spin off show they are trying to do is going to destroy the vampire diaries pulling characters away. I really like the vampire diaries but I like the originals in mystic falls and now that it seems that they might actually work together and I can't wait for caroline and klause to just finally get together. The show of course looks good but I am worried about what will happen next season with vampire diaries we knew it was already going to change with high school being over but now no originals and I still really want to see karoline happen. I hate that now we need to wait a whole summer to see what will happen cause now we know for sure that the originals show is happening.


I keep hoping tyler cheated on Caroline and Hayley is pregnant with Tyler's baby and NOT klaus'. I still have hope for Klaus and Caroline!


Is koll one of the ghost coming back for revenge.


Honest,it remind me of a carttoon. L et rebeccia stay where she is. Let her become hunan and hook
Up.with MATT. Why ars ya making klaus character weak. Who knows maybe the show Want suck. I hope ya show silas face better. On next vampire diaries. I love the new
Improve Elaine. I waz hoping her and Elijha have more time together.


1. A tie between Matt and Miranda's choice. Loved the scene with the Painter, Jomo did wonders with that scene, found Camille to be an interesting character. On the other hand Elijah killing those two vamps reminded us how badass he is 2. Chuck Mikaelson lol for some reason the thought of him reminds me of Chuck Bass 3. You lost your life trying to confirm a pregnancy, Next time use a pregnancy kit, oh wait your dead 4. Yeah, she will anyway, really DUMB question! 5. Marcel and Camille.. I dont like the witch girl.. 6. Yes! But with KOL on board!!!!


Klaus and elijah are all Ineed. My fave scene was when klaus bit marcel's vamp and the whole "I'm immortal" bit. That is klaus at his best. Man that was awesome. The entire time, I'm like marcel does not know who he talking shit 2. Klaus is a brand new kinda crazy lol.
Now to ELIJAH!!! Lord Ilove me some elijah. And hearing him say either katerina or niklaus gets me gooey. And his superior attitude rocks. Klaus is arrogant. Elijah is superior. Freaking love it. And he is so determined to save klaus. Its so sweet. He even let go of his beloved katerina for niklaus.
And now to beks. I applaud julie plec for finding these 3 actors. Beks is so amazing. And she can hold her own with klaus and elijah. And when she's emotional, SIGH. I seriously think the originals are the only reason Iwatch tvd cause the rest of em are so extra boring.
Oh and marcel is bad ass. Die hayley die. Sophie better than bon bon. Camille will hopefully die. The originals will do better than tvd


Wow this was the best episode since the first two episodes of Season 4. That says something about S4 too. And the music was really good in this episode. Marcel is intriguing and charming. MF is really too small for the Originals. Joseph Morgan is a terrific actor, and a terrific onscreen crier. This felt fresh. I want more.

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The Vampire Diaries Season 4 Episode 20 Quotes

Stefan: Katherine??
Katherine: The one and only... sort of.

Klaus: What an entirely unwelcome surprise.
Elijah: And what an entirely unsurprising welcome.