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‘The Originals’ Photo Preview: Who Will Be Left Standing after ‘The Battle of New Orleans’?

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We’ve watched tensions between the factions of New Orleans growing steadily over the past few episodes of The Originals. Father Kieran’s death led to a brief ceasefire (aside from Monique trying to kill Hayley), but now each side finds itself more determined than ever to come out victorious.

The CW has released the episode stills for the upcoming penultimate episode of season one, “The Battle of New Orleans.” Marcel and his vampires have brought the fight back to the compound to strike against Klaus and Elijah before they have a chance to arm the werewolves with moonlight rings.

Of course this sounds good in theory, but Klaus has already proven that he’s strong enough to crush a vampire army and now he has Elijah by his side. Is Marcel once again leading his friends on a suicide mission (and if so, can we start a prayer circle for Diego)? It’s possible their real goal is to take out as many werewolves as they can and it looks like Jackson has suffered a beating in the stills. But will that be enough?

Meanwhile, Francesca and the human faction are also paying a visit to the Mikaelson family in this episode. We’re guessing that’s probably not going to go over well since they tried to kill Hayley and the other werewolves. Are they there to make another deal or has Francesca found a way to get her hands on Kieran’s weapon against the supernatural?

Check out the photo gallery below and then hit the comments and share your thoughts and theories with us! Are you looking forward to the episode?

The Originals airs Tuesday, May 6 at 8/7c on The CW.

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