Hayley & Klaus Being Together On 'The Originals' Would Ruin Everything The Show's Built
Nope, not having it and I'm not going to change my mind. The Originals Season 2 will premiere on Oct. 6 and naturally, fans are ready for answers. Sure, I'm worried about Esther and Francesca and the overall demise of the French Quarter, but what I really need to know to whether or not The Originals will continue to handle its romance right. Because, while I get that Klaus is broken up about losing his daughter, this isn't The Vampire Diaries and no one, including the hopeful and ignored Klaroline 'shippers, wants Hayley and Klaus to get together just because they're bonding over their grief and lonliness.
The Originals has always had its vision going for it — this is a series about Klaus, in all of his dark, twisted, and perpetually alone nature. So, while he had his romantic moment in Mystic Falls with Caroline during TVD's 100th episode, Klaus in New Orleans is a completely different animal. He's obsessed with power, he's obsessed with control, and he's a character who doesn't feel worthy of love. So, it makes perfect sense that Klaus himself hasn't had a real onscreen romance thus far on his spin-off series. And, thankfully, The Originals hasn't tried to force that on him or the audience. As a fan and diehard Klaroline 'shipper, I'm totally okay with that — actually, following TVD's constant romantic musical chairs, it's been a breath of fresh air.
But apparently, nothing good can stay. In July, Originals executive producer Michael Narducci revealed that there's a chance for Hayley and Klaus to rekindle their romance. Not that I would call their vengeful, one-night stand a romance, but whatever. And the basis for their reunion is about as flawed as the logic that Hayley should've honored an arranged marriage to Jackson out of obligation to parents she never knew. Narducci explained that Hayley — who became the world's second hybrid in the Season 1 finale — and Klaus will bond over being the only two of their kind and the fact that they just lost their daughter because Elijah will allegedly feel insecure now that Klaus and Hayley have something so big in common.
Do you want to know what I say to that? Bullshit. Klaus has spent his entire life alone — well, as alone as one can be when he's carting around all of his siblings in coffins — there's no way that he's going to latch onto Hayley just because she's a hybrid now, too. He created a whole army of hybrids and still felt alone; this change in Hayley's supernatural status won't change that nor will it make Klaus suddenly want to be in a relationship with her. We know that Klaus will have an emotional breakthrough in Season 2, but it definitely won't be that he's in love with Hayley or that he's more of a pack-guy than a lone wolf.
Which leads me to problem number two with this logic that because they're the only two of their kind (actually, everyone, there's three of their kind if we count baby Hope) — Klaus and Hayley have always had an understanding about their "relationship." Which is essentially that it didn't exist. Again, yes, they have a baby together and plan to co-parent to the best of their abilities, but they never felt romantically attracted to one another and it's ridiculous to make Hope the turning point in that relationship. First, because it's not fair for that baby, who's got enough going against her already, to be the basis of her parents' romantic relationship. It's just so flawed.
As for Elijah, his insecurities are so incredibly off-base that I hope The Originals brings Rebekah back just to smack some sense into him. As far as I'm concerned, Klaus is the biological father of this baby, but Elijah is responsible for the fact that she's even made it this far. He bonded with Hayley from the beginning, protected her when Klaus wanted her and the baby to be killed, and THEY KISSED. If you want to make me suffer and hold out for Klaroline, that's fine, but don't take Hayley and Elijah's relationship away from us too. It's just not fair, Julie Plec.
Essentially, the problem with Hayley and Klaus is this — The Originals is not Klaus' love story the way that The Vampire Diaries is Elena's. This series is about Klaus' evolution and while having a child was a major turning point in his lengthy existence and we know that an emotional shift is coming for his character, that doesn't mean that he jumps into a relationship. The Originals needs to take things slow if it expects fans to stay with it — it should start with highlighting the changes in Klaus' intentions, from doing things for himself to doing things for the safety of his daughter, and leave it at that. And it absolutely shouldn't rip apart the series only consistent 'ship, Hayley and Elijah, just to throw two characters that have no romantic interest in one another together.