Now that we’ve reached the first midseason hiatus for The Originals, we’re going to be taking a look back at the 10 episodes (we’re counting the pilot) that have aired so far and breaking down what’s working for us, what’s not working at all and the things we’d like to see once the show returns for the second half of the season.
We’re going to start sharing our opinions next week, but first, we want to know what our fellow fans think. We’ve created a series of polls so we can get a feel as to what you guys are enjoying and what you wish would go away and never come back. First, we’re going to start with the couples and potential couples on the show.
For a CW show, The Originals hasn’t had much romance, which works for the series so far since it’s difficult to find quality cuddling time when most of the main characters are busy murdering people and/or running/fighting for their lives. As much as we’re dying for Hayley and Elijah to kiss (and if you read our reviews, you know we’re obsessed with them), we understand that the timing hasn’t been right.
Rebekah and Marcel are the only pairing that have had any present day romantic scenes, but we’ve also seen Marcel and Sophie’s past relationship and we know Klaus and Hayley hooked up at one point for the baby to come into existence (most fans probably saw it happen on The Vampire Diaries or have at least checked out the scene on YouTube).
There have also been a few hints at pairings: Marcel and Cami went on two (compulsion induced) dates, Klaus has acknowledged that he cares for Cami and she admitted that he was hot when he wasn’t manipulating her, Diego and Rebekah have sparks each time they’re facing off over something and Davina and Tim shared some adorable first crush scenes in the church before Klaus ruined everything.
And of course since this is The CW and we’re not new to TV, we know that there are potential pairings that haven’t even been hinted at yet. Cami and Elijah only shared one brief scene so far, same for Marcel and Hayley. Sophie has had dealings with both Mikaelson brothers and neither seems to have any use for her, but that could change in the second half of the season. That’s why we’re talking potential pairings.
So here are our questions: Which potential pairings are working for you and which one do you never want to see happen? We’ve got two polls below. You can vote for multiple couples, but you can only vote once so choose carefully.
Feel free to hit the comments and defend your choices (Remember: viciousness toward actors or other fans will be deleted. Character hate is fine. Hating real people will not be tolerated).
The Originals returns Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 8/7c on The CW.