When last we saw Klaus Mikaelson, he was reveling in his win over Dahlia, Freya, and anyone else who dared cross him in his quest to control the Quarter. Hayley was trapped in her werewolf form and Hope resided peacefully with her father in the compound.
Where is Klaus as The Originals Season 3 begins? Alone. Isolated. With a war coming for him. PERF!
We know there will be a small time jump when the series returns, probably a matter of months, but those few months are just long enough for the following to occur:
Hayley has turned from werewolf to vampire and back again enough times to be really, really pissed off
A new detective has started poking around because the body count is on the rise
Did we mention a WAR is coming?
There's a war within the Mikaelson family sire lines, so some newbs arrive in New Orleans looking for the Mikaelsons. With Klaus and his siblings on the outs, the possibilities are nearly endless for how Klaus will handle his visitors. Maybe he'll kill them. Maybe he'll finally make tenuous amends with his brother and sister. Or maybe he'll unite the sire lines to form his own little vampire army.
Here's your first look at The Originals Season 3 Episode 1.
Uncle Elijah - The Originals Season 3
Elijah has Hope in the bayou on The Originals Season 3. She's probably there to see her mother, so at least we know Klaus allowed that.
Originals Season 3 Premiere Pic - The Originals
Hayley is in human form in this scene from The Originals Season 3 premiere. She is holding her baby.
Cami and Vincent - The Originals Season 3
Cami and Vincent are teaming up with newcomer Detective Will Kinney when The Originals Season 3 returns. A string of mysterious murders in the Quarter have drummed up suspicion. How long before the trail leads the trio to something--or someone--supernatural?
Klaus In Charge - The Originals Season 3
Klaus, isolated and probably paranoid (because of course), has a conversation with a mysterious stranger during the premiere of The Originals Season 3. He's destined to maintain control of the Quarter, but can he do that without help from his siblings?
Angry Elijah - The Originals Season 3
Elijah Mikaelson looks QUITE cranky in this still from The Originals Season 3 Episode 1. Is his anger misdirected or did this dude really irk him? The answer? It's probably both, but we'll know soon enough.
Klaus and a Newcomer - The Originals Season 3
With a war brewing among the Mikaelson sire lines, Klaus and Co. are going to meet with some interesting new foes when The Originals Season 3 returns. At least these two men both have a taste for fine art.