The Originals will start it’s sophomore season Monday, October 6th on the CW. The season 2 opener is titled “Rebirth” and Executive Producer Julie Plec spoils that it has a two fold meaning. Rebirth will be an underlying theme throughout season 2 and some of that will stem from the confrontation Elijah and Klaus will have with their parents. It won’t be long before Mikael and Esther’s presence is known throughout the Quarter.
Not only is it[Rebirth] indicative of the episode’s theme — the loss of Klaus’ baby, the start of his new life, etc. — but it also has a special meaning for the show, itself. Every title we use, we try to make it a song title from New Orleans or an artist from New Orleans, Plec said. Rebirth is one of the best brass bands in New Orleans, and they were in our pilot. We’ve been waiting to use that title for 22 episodes.
Plec and fellow producer Michael Narducci have the freshest scoop for what’s in store in the Big Easy for our Original family & friends, including Elijah and Hayley’s would be romance and a flashback fest of Klaus’ early years.
Unfortunately, it sounds like Hayley and Elijah’s relationship will be taking a step back in Season 2. [Hayley] and Klaus are the only two hybrids in existence now, so Elijah will inevitably wonder, ‘Is there a connection between my brother and Hayley that I could never surpass?’” Narducci explained. There’s going to be some interesting friction. Ultimately, Elijah is going to have to decide, ‘Do I want to help this girl?’
Klaus’ Flashbacks To The Early Years
Season 2, Narducci explained, is all about confronting the sins of the past. We’re very much defined by our parents, but as we become adults, we begin to choose our own paths. … Klaus is very much a product of his abusive father, and very much a product of his mother. In going deeper into Klaus’ moral origins, we’ll see flashbacks to when he was a child, as well as right before he became a vampire. All of this will examine what his relationship was with his mother, and the sense of betrayal that he felt when she came back from the dead and judged him as an abomination.