There’s been a lot of reaction to the great news that The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals has been picked up to go to series by The CW for the 2013-2014 Fall season. But what were some of the fan reactions to some of the twists and turns in “The Originals” episode that aired April 25th?
After “The Orignals” aired last night, the fans really started letting their feelings be known, especially about the baby shocker. Since the shocker has been around the Internet by now, I’m sure everybody has heard about Klaus supposedly becoming a father. At first Klaus was irate, thinking it was a trick. He didn’t soften much when he heard the baby’s heartbeat. Elijah thinks it’s great and will help bond the family together as they try to start a new life in New Orleans, which they left to Marcel a hundred or so years ago.
From the spoilers and sneak peeks, the other happenings during the episode weren’t really a surprise. We knew Klaus was going to New Orleans to confront Marcel. We knew Marcel was suppressing the witches so they couldn’t do their magic without his authorization. We knew Elijah was going to follow Klaus to New Orleans and be instrumental in finding out what the witches were up to. We knew that Hayley would fall under the spell of a powerful witch. The only thing we didn’t know was what the connection was going to be between Klaus and Hayley and why Elijah was going to be happy about it. Did anybody guess the connection would be a baby?
So is the baby a trick? Hayley was abducted. One of her hairs was taken by Jane Anne Devereaux, a powerful witch. A few spells were cast. Not sure why I feel this way, but I think there’s more to this baby storyline. The whole purpose of it seems to be for the witches to get Klaus to help them with their plan to overthrow Marcel. They probably didn’t need a baby to accomplish this. Klaus is more than willing to overthrow Marcel because he wants the family, loyalty, and power that his former protégé has. Although Hayley is definitely pregnant, I have a feeling that there’s more to it than just “one of nature’s loopholes.” One fan suggested that Klaus should learn about condoms!
The Hayley pregnancy resulted in a general fan outcry against it, the cast, and Julie Plec.
Fan comments on the Klaus baby news
the backdoor pilot had so much potential before the whole baby and sentimental shit came in.. it’s genuinely depressing. thank you, julie plec
A baby plot line can work, just not in a violent supernatural setting.
I would watch The Originals. It looks like it would be good show if we overlook the whole klayley baby.
Klaus is still in Mystic Falls, the entire ep was Silas messing with his mind. YES, yes yes it all makes sense now.
Maybe there was just a mix up in the scripts and the actors were given a TVD and Twilight crossover fan fic by mistake.
Dude…You gonna live forever, you don’t need a heir. And how many stories we read about King’s having their throne taken by their greedy heirs? Are you out of your mind? This is not freaking Game Of Thrones. And the pregnancy plot still stupid.
I’m sorry but I am a whole hearted klaroline shipper. I don’t have the ability to ship klayley.
I had the most horrible nightmare last night, I dream’t that Julie Plec BUTCHERED “The Originals” pilot episode… …oh wait it actually happened.
I want klaroline back, no hayley
The episode started strong, and then it crashed and burned with that ridiculous pregnancy story. Many people on Twitter said they turned the channel the minute that happened. I feel bad for Joseph Morgan, this show had so much potentional. Instead Plec decided to go down the crazy route.
But there were positive comments, too.
Positive fan comments on Klaus and The Originals
So, I finally just watched last nights episode of The Vampire Diaries.. and I.. I just.. THERE WAS SO MUCH KLAUS! It was beautiful, and I just wanna’ hug him and never let go. HE NEEDS LOVE! That whole episode just killed me, especially when Klaus started to tear up in that scene with the brave Bartender Camille when she was describing the painter.
I know why Klaus called Caroline. The last time he was under extreme torment she brought him back. He believes if he just hangs onto his love for her, he can stay sane and make it through his new ordeal…He calls to have her bring him back again.
I’m so excited for ‘The Originals’ because Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah are such great characters and to have a whole show where we can learn more about them will be great, although the whole preggers thing with Hayley was completely unexpected, and painful to watch.
I want the Originals to spin off. They are the better set of characters on TVD, however, I was really disappointed in some of the creative choices the writers took.
I find the Originals much more interesting than the Mystic Falls gang. Jeremy was really the only one of the MF group who had an interesting storyline and they killed him before it really got started.
I was surprised by the storyline, but it was enjoyable and I wanted more. I hope to see The Originals as a new CW series. Pretty much love the C dub’s shows, especially the paranormal ones!
Most of the negatives were baby-related. I feel bad for Phoebe Tonkin since most of the backlash from the pilot episode was aimed at her character. Seems everybody loves Klaroline and would like the whole Klayley ship to sink out of sight forever. Again, while I think Hayley is really pregnant, I think fingering Klaus as the daddy is some type of ruse the witches are using to manipulate him into helping them. We’ll have to wait til we start getting spoilers and promos for “The Originals” to see how everything will play out.
As for us Klaroline shippers, I love the scene where he calls Caroline and tells her that he’s in his most favorite place in the world and all he can think about is her and sharing it all with her. It melted my heart. I could listen to that voice forever. I just wanted to give him a big hug!
Klaus to Caroline
I’m standing in one of my favorite places in the world, and all I can think about is how I want to show it to you. Maybe one day, you’ll let me.
I actually cried I was so touched. Please, oh please, Julie, let it be Klaroline and make the baby issues be some made up plot of the witches and not really Klaus’ baby. There are better ways to bring a family together. Many divorces have proven this. And even though a king might need an heir, why would you need one if you were an immortal? Yes? No? Comments?
I loved the scenes between Klaus and Elijah. You could see the love they really have for each other, in spite of all the centuries of stakings. I remember when Elijah first arrived in Mystic Falls, looking for the doppelganger. He was dapper and debonair, honest and honorable then, and he still is. Klaus remains a rough cut diamond on the outside and a mushy puppy inside. Elijah will never give up on Klaus’ redemption. Hopefully Rebekah will be as happy in New Orleans as Elijah and Klaus.
The storyline with Elijah and Katherine appears to have come to an end. It seemed pretty final when Elijah kissed Katherine and told her goodbye. New Orleans is a big city, with lots of female vamps for Elijah to do whatever he would like! Many options and opportunities. But Katherine can always follow him to New Orleans, as long as she stays out of Klaus’ way. Then there’s that whole Silas thing. Maybe Katherine will take the cure and fade into the sunset. Or sunrise. Only three more episodes until we find out who gets the cure.
Next Thursday, May 2nd, is The Vampire Diaries 4×21 “She’s Come Undone” episode which looks really hot and fiery in so many ways! The Originals series will start next Fall, so please weigh in on your thoughts about The Originals backdoor pilot!