'The Originals' Season 2 Spoilers Abound, But What Does It All Mean?

The CW’s other vampire series The Originals will air its season finale this week. With the threat of more main characters being killed, there is plenty to look forward to in the finale. But this isn't the last we’ll see of Klaus and company, because thankfully, there will be a Season 2 of The Originals .

The Julie Plec-helmed series was renewed by The CW earlier this year after becoming part of a hit combo alongside Supernatural on Tuesday nights. The show is complete with vampires, werewolves, hybrids, and witches and moved pretty fast in its freshman run. What could they have in store for us in the second season? We did some research and came up with a few things likely to take place.

A New Bad Guy

E! News announced earlier this month that Teen Wolf’s Daniel Sharman would be joining the show as Kaleb. The witch character will wander into New Orleans with plenty of family drama in his baggage and a strong dislike for the entire Mikaelson family tree. Plus, he fits all of the CW requirements: He’s handsome, he likes to flirt, hides his pain with wit, and has a side of danger and just the right amount of angst. Kaleb is also a paranormal psychologist. It’s unclear if he knows Cami before arriving, but surely they will cross paths. Also, since he’s a ladies' man, we’re betting that at some point he’ll find himself in a love triangle.

His beef with the Mikaelsons seems like fuel for him becoming the next adversary for Klaus, but we’re betting that it’s really Elijah who goes after him. The usually mild-tempered vampire has a soft spot for family and may not react well to Kaleb’s plan (you know he has one) to harm his family.

A Baby Will Break Them

On any other show lusting after your brother’s baby mama would be cause for pause, but on The Originals it’s just another Tuesday in the bayou. Klaus and Hayley’s baby has been the center of the plot for the past few months and she hasn’t even arrived yet. The witches are convinced she will mean the end of normal life — whatever that is. Klaus is slowly warming up to the idea of being a father, and Hayley just wants to make sure that her child isn’t ostracized for being different, or killed before she even gets a chance to wet her first diaper — assuming that hybrid loopholes-in-nature mess their diapers.

In the new season, it doesn’t seem like things will change much. Look for Klaus to show his sensitive side (which really looks best with Caroline), and tackle being the protective father. Hayley will also find herself spending much of her time in defense mode. And Elijah will miraculously continue to ignore the weird family dynamics at play, and attempt to be both step-dad and uncle to the new baby girl. His desire for a family may end up being what tears his apart however. There will also be a line drawn in the sand and a bit of a debate amongst the witches about how far they are willing to go to restore balance. Who is willing to kill a child?

The Family Reunion From Hell

Claire Holt (Rebekah) left the show recently, shocking both fans and critics. Both she and showrunner Plec have stated that she left on her own volition to spend time with her family and that there was a chance for her to return to the series. Could she reappear in the second season, drawn in by the birth of a new family member? It’s quite possible especially with the reemergence of patriarch Mikael in the penultimate episode “The Battle of New Orleans.” (And thanks to the fact that Plec has a hard time killing her characters for good.) Mikael always brings plenty of pain with him and it won’t be complete without a reunion of the entire dysfunctional family — Kol included.

The Originals has plenty of plotlines to follow through on in its second season. It’ll be interesting to see how the twists and turns develop the characters. If you had trouble not falling in love with the deliciously evil Klaus before just imagine him having a sweet, little baby in his arms.

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