After being controlled by pretty much everyone except herself all last season, Davina got the upper hand at the end of the Season 1 finale by bringing Mikael back from the dead … with a catch. She controls him, not the other way around.
“It’s that old, Marvel/Spiderman saying: ‘With great power comes great responsibility,’” executive producer Michael Narducci tells Zap2it
. “With access to the most dangerous weapon, monster, destroyer, ever, people are going to get interested in what she has. People are going to start to come after her and she’s going to decide how she wants to use this great power that she has.”
So what will Davina decide to do with Mikael? “Does she want to send Mikael after Klaus?” Narducci wonders. “If Mikael kills Klaus, all of the vampires Klaus sired will die, including Marcel and Josh, so she can’t really allow that to happen. She’s got to figure out what her next move is. At the same time, everyone wants to know where she is, what she’s up to, because not only does she have Mikael, she has the white oak stake. So everyone will be after her for a while. How she responds to that is going to be a big arc for her character, to grow up and take responsibility for her actions.”
Since Narducci brought up everyone’s favorite character, Josh, we had to push him for more details on what’s coming up for our favorite “gay club kid who came back as a vampire.” And what he told us almost caused us to have a heart attack.
“He dies in the first episode,” Narducci deadpans. “I’m just kidding! We love Josh.”
Understatement of the year. “He is a newly-turned vampire who has a very fresh perspective on, ‘What is this world, why am I here? I can’t go anywhere else, I know who the good guys are, I know who the people I trust are, and I’m going to do whatever I can to help them,’” Narducci says. “He’s going to have some great scenes coming up with Marcel and Davina and Cami and maybe he might even have a romantic interest down the line as well.”
So what is Narducci most excited for fans to see from “The Originals” Season 2? It’s actually something we’ll get to see pretty soon. “Immediately as you asked, the first thing that popped into my mind was that I’m really excited for our fans to see our Comic-Con trailer,” Narducci says. “I think it’s really awesome and it gives you a sense of what the season is going to be about. Now that we’re bringing back Mikael, Esther and one of the brothers (and I won’t say which one), we’re going to play up and explore all of those complicated family connections and I think it’s going to be fun.”
“The Originals” Season 2 premieres Monday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.