The Originals Season 5: Is Summer Fontana Being Replaced?!?

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With the news that The Originals is returning for Season 5, fans have been wondering what the next season of the supernatural drama series will look like. 

On the heels of Julie Plec's big slip of the tongue at the ATX TV Festival in Dallas, it has become rather apparent that Hope will be making her way to Salvatore School for the Young & Gifted. 

A Father-Daughter Reunion - The Originals Season 4 Episode 3

We're not against that idea by any means, but a new casting call for The Originals Season 5 certainly makes it seem like another time jump could be on the cards when The CW drama returns in 2018. 

The show is casting for a teenage version of Hope. On The Originals Season 4, Hope is seven-years-old, so the leap forward could be more substantial than the five-year one we witnessed earlier this season. 

If this casting is the case, does that mean the series is not going to show viewers Hope at the school? Instead, it could show a more mature version of Hope harnessing her magic with like minded individuals such as Lizzie and Josie Saltzman. 

Welcome, Alaric - The Originals

With Julie Plec returning as showrunner for the next season, there's a good chance she will want some characters from The Vampire Diaries to crossover. Fans were vocal about their support for Alaric's appearance on The Originals Season 4 Episode 8

While the school plot has a lot of potential, it could take away too much of the action from New Orleans, so it's unclear what is going to happen. 

Also worth noting: The casting call could be a big fat misdirect to get fans talking. Some of you may remember when the show was casting for Freya, she was billed as Davina's sister. 

Spell Time - The Originals Season 4 Episode 3

It's not uncommon for different names to be used during the casting process. Sure enough, we should get some clarity on the matter on The Originals Season 4 Episode 13. 

On The Originals Season 4 Episode 11, Hayley made some comments that made viewers think it was possible for Hope to be sent out of New Orleans and off to the school. 

That theory was further fueled in Entertainment Weekly's interview with Plec when she essentially confirmed Hope would be going to the school. 

Hope's Future - The Originals

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The Originals Quotes

Elijah: [to Sabine] You ever experienced something so profoundly wonderful that when it was taken from you your life felt unbearable?
Sabine: Yes, I have felt that. And I have the scars to prove it.
Elijah: I believe that when you love someone and that person loves you in return you're uniquely vulnerable. They have a power to hurt you that's like nothing else.

Over the course of my long life, I have come to believe that we are bound forever to those with whom we share blood. And while we may not choose our family, that bond can be our greatest strength, or our deepest regret. This unfortunate truth has haunted me for as long as I can recall.


The Originals Music

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