5 things we want in the Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals

The Vampire Diaries will be airing a backdoor spinoff pilot for Klaus and Co. titled “The Originals” on April 20th. The story of the episode, and concurrent pilot, involves Klaus going to New Orleans to stop some sort of plot a group of people are creating against him. Tagalong Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) guest stars in the pilot. And if all goes well, and The CW brass like it and how it performs, we’ll be watching new series The Originals this fall.

That’s all great and dandy, but before the episode airs, we have a few items on our wishlist. We’re hoping that a few elements from The Vampire Diaries don’t exactly spillover into The Originals territory…and that a few other elements actually do. In no particular order, here are six things we want to see on The Originals:

1. Fewer love triangles

The Vampire Diaries has done the love triangle to death and we think it’d be nice if the focus of The Originals could be shifted away from needless romantic drama. However, the possibility of less love triangles already seems unlikely as sources say that a new character, a human psychology student fascinated by the concept of evil, catches Klaus’s attention. With Hayley already in New Orleans, and Caroline back in Mystic Falls, we’re already sensing the setup of another geometric love mess. But believe us when we say that not having the main one (pictured above) entangled in it all does make us at least just a bit hopeful. Though, we’re tired of the will-they-won’t-they, back and forth between two suitors. Please The Originals, just have a vampire story and stick to it.

2. More Rebekah

Does this even need a justification? Rebekah is funnier and far more layered than her brothers. We want to see Rebekah finally get her happy ending. None of her love interests so far have panned out and it doesn’t seem likely that she’ll be getting the cure. It would be nice if she met someone in New Orleans. Of course, we’d be okay if Rebekah stayed in Mystic Falls on The Vampire Diaries. Basically, we just want more Rebekah in general, because we love her…just the way she is.

3. Flashbacks

Generally, the flashback episodes on The Vampire Diaries are completely useless but the Originals have lived far longer, far more interesting lives than the Salvatore brothers. They have a fascinating backstory and it would be gratifying to see more of it beyond the few flashback scenes we’ve had on TVD. We’d really like to see flashbacks featuring some of the other family members who are now dead, such as Kol, who always seemed like he had the potential to be an interesting character. Bonus points if they get Nina Dobrev to cameo for an episode and play the original Petrova doppleganger Tatia, who we’ve yet to see. Oh no, here we go with the love triangles again!

4. Klaus being a villain

Let’s be honest, the longer Klaus hung around Mystic Falls, the more quickly his credibility as a villain dropped. We want to see less of PiKlauso and more of Klaus circa season 2 of The Vampire Diaries. The good news is that The Originals sure does have a lot of material it can work with — what with Klaus being, like, 1,000 years old and whatnot. Maybe we can see some of his earlier ruthless days, or perhaps a new environment can allow Klaus to actually live up to his villainous reputation. Either way, more Klaus being Klaus as he was.

5. Crossovers

This spinoff needs to have some (read: many) crossovers with The Vampire Diaries.  What would the world be without Klaus bantering with the Salvatore brothers? Or Rebekah and Elena engaging in their frenemy relationship? Plus there are the Stefan/Rebekah, Katherine/Elijah, and, most importantly, Klaroline relationship that need to still exist.  And speaking of Katherine, since she isn’t technically a regular character on The Vampire Diaries, can Nina Dobrev pull double duty and be a regular on both shows? (Probably not, but we can dream.)

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Monika Alem
Monika is a senior in college, double majoring in biology and business economics. She works in a library, has a TV addiction, and loves superheroes. Monika dreams of one day being a doctor/published author. In the meantime, she likes to overdress for class and waste away in front of tumblr. Favorite shows include Archer, Workaholics, Shameless (US), Boardwalk Empire, Arrested Development, The Inbetweeners, Mad Men, The Vampire Diaries, Community, Boardwalk Empire, and Happy Endings. Firefly is the best show of all time.

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  • http://twitter.com/shaye87 shaye

    I only care about elijah and rebekah hopefully they get alot of screentime

  • Jello

    I hope that Rebekah stays in Mystic Falls and on the VD.
    I don’t care for Hailey too much, but I am interested in her family’s history and what happened to them.
    Maybe Klaus killed her parents.
    I will like crossovers, such as Caroline either visiting Klaus or remaining in New Orleans and the new show.
    Klaus being a Villain will be great, but with some sensitivity at times.
    (Perhaps when Caroline visits)
    I will love many flashbacks, to get to know the originals better and what they did in different eras.
    Elijah and Rebekah to stay on the VD’s.
    Tyler should be in New Orleans in the pilot episode and Klaus should scare him a little, then send him back to mystic falls.

  • Ruby

    it would be amazing if we got to see how Klaus became “evil”,like in the flashbacks when they were still human he was still good

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1148206774 Marilou Gropatsakis

    actually i like all the flashbacks on TVD and i don’t find them boring.i would love to see the life of the originals.they actually created the vampire species,it’s so important to know their whole story.to understand their relationship with the moron of a father they had,the afraid mother,that despite the fact she was a powerful witch she was afraid of her husband and let him be bad with his children,etc.i think it’s going to be very sad and moving.

  • Annabelle

    Personally I’m hoping to never be forced to see Klaus and Caroline have their lame, contrived interaction ever again after he leaves. Hopefully they can give him a love interest that he doesn’t constantly abuse.

    • keeks

      Unlikely if he continues to abuse Rebekah or any remaining family members.

    • Monika Alem

      OMG THANK YOU. I’m sorry, but I cannot ever get on the Klaroline train. They keep trying to push these two together, but Klaus is an asshole that has tried to kill her twice! I can’t support that. I feel like the whole fandom is so into Klaroline, it drives me crazy.

      • Annabelle

        YES EXACTLY!! It’s so gross and it makes me sick. Luckily Candice Accola seems to hate Klaroline more than anyone lol, so she may not want to guest star on the spin off

  • Drac1753

    1- How about no love triangles. The love triangle is the most boring part of TVD
    2- Elijah as well, at least Rebekah has been around a lot in TVD, Elijah is only around for a few episodes a season
    3- Kol was killed far too quickly, would be nice to see him around. I also want to see Mikael hunting Klaus
    Agree completely with 4 and 5

  • brittany

    Yes to making a Klaus a noteworthy villain again, Yes to crossovers because I’d love to see Bonnie (YES BONNIE) in New Orleans possibly learning how to control magic/use a different source for magic. Yes to flashbacks of Kol/Mikael/Esther/whole Originals family as they used to be. And heck YES tone down the love triangles!

  • Eric Pharand

    1. No Klaus

  • anijajuanis

    I hope that wolf chic leaves the series, and no baby vampire gets born. I didn’t like the VD episode preview of The Originals… Hopefully things will get better; but no…daddy Klaus IS a horrible idea.

  • libsrocks

    i want to see more flashbacks on Original Family (during their childhood, youth and their days in New Orleans) and plz plz include Kol and Finn in those flashbacks too…..they are as much the part of the family as the trio are….i wish they show us Klaus’s biological father also…i always wonder if he was as charming as Klaus because Mikael is anything but charming
    No Caroline plz….she is too immature and young to do anything in the story of The Originals….half of her time might go in lecturing Klaus on the horrors he do*yawn*….Elijah is quiet enough for that