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‘The Originals’ Season 2 Premiere Photo Preview: ‘Rebirth’

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Family business took a devastating turn last May when The Originals aired its first season finale. After being forced into early labor by the witches, Hayley gave birth to Hope and a helpless Klaus watched as Monique slit Hayley’s throat so the witches could sacrifice the tiny witch baby to their dead elders in exchange for more magic (totally normal birthing process).

Elijah, Klaus and a back-from-the-dead-but-in-transition-to-being-a-hybrid Hayley rallied along with Marcel to kill stop the witches and rescue the littlest Mikaelson. They succeeded, but they knew it wouldn’t be long until the witches, led by their mother, came after them again. In order to keep the baby safe, the brothers teamed with Marcel to fake the baby’s death, blame it on the werewolves and give Hope to Rebekah for safe keeping until they could clean up the quarter.

While that would be enough pain and suffering for most supernatural creatures, the Original family tends to take things to another level. Not only did Mikael manipulate Davina into bringing him back from the dead, but Esther managed to return as well – in the body of the final Harvest girl. Never one to travel light, she also brought one of her sons with her. Which one? Finn seems like the obvious choice, but we suspect it might be Kol…

Now that we’re all caught up, let’s talk about the upcoming season two premiere, “Rebirth.” The Mikaelson brothers and Hayley have spent months hiding from the world, but it’s time for them to start fighting for control of the quarter once more and that means teaming up with Marcel again. Considering how dicey those relationships were last season, we’re guessing smooth sailing will not be on the horizon.

The CW has released the first photos from the new episode along with the official episode description. Check them out below and then hit the comments and share your thoughts and theories with us. Are you looking forward to season two?

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REBUILDING HOMES AND RECRUITING NEW FAMILY — After months of being holed up inside his compound, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) enlists the help of Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) in plotting his revenge against the Guerrera werewolves, and vows to take down anyone who poses a threat to baby Hope’s existence. Elijah watches helplessly as Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) spirals downward while mourning the loss of her daughter and struggling to adapt to her new hybrid status. Exiled by the Guerrera werewolves, who now control the French Quarter, Marcel is still reeling over the destruction of his vampire family, and attempts to rebuild his home with the help of Josh (guest star Steven Krueger). Elsewhere, Cami (Leah Pipes), who is attempting to regain some normalcy in her life, seeks comfort in a surprising place. Last, Davina (Danielle Campbell) continues her plan to use Mikael (guest star Sebastian Roche) against Klaus, but gets sidetracked when she meets the mysterious, yet charming Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman), who holds a few secrets of his own. Lance Anderson directed the episode written by Marguerite MacIntyre & Julie Plec.”

The Originals returns Monday, Oct. 6 at 8/7c on The CW.

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Mandy Treccia

Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that. Follow her on Twitter at @SourceMandy.

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