Vampire Diaries Scoop: Original Vamp Claire Holt Previews This Week's 'Revealing' Flashback Ep

Flashback-crazed The Vampire Diaries is doing the time warp again.

This week’s episode (airing Thursday at 8/7c on The CW) travels back 1,000 years to Viking times and, not surprisingly, the hour promises to be a mythological bonanza.

“There’s going to be a lot revealed about the Original family and where we came from,” previews Claire Holt, who plays the newest Original vamp in Mystic Falls, Rebekah. For those keeping track at home, the clan also includes blonde, bad boy brother Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and dearly missed Elijah (Daniel Gillies, who returns in this week’s episode). We’ll also meet the Original mother, the powerful Esther (Alice Evans).

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“You get to see how [Rebekah] interacts with her family and what it was like back then,” continues Holt, who says the episode sheds light on “how her relationship with her brothers and how her relationship with Klaus developed. [You’ll see] why they became so close and why they are so loyal to each other.”

Perhaps it has something to do with Mikael, the big bad vampire that sends daggers of terror through even Klaus“You’ll learn that there’s a very good reason why they’re afraid of him,” teases Holt. “It has a lot to do with their history and why they are the way they are… He’s definitely a threat to them.”

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  1. nateq says:

    Mikeal is the original father!!!!!

    • Ash says:

      This was my thought too but I don’t know if TVD would do something so obvious. At the same time though, why would they be afraid of him if he wasn’t an Original?! I’m so excited to see Elijah will be back, I hope that means he is getting that dagger out of his heart in present time as well. Elijah was a much better villain/accomplice than Klaus.

    • Anonymous says:

      What’s next: witchpires, werewitches or humanpires? This show is getting ridiculous with each episode!

      • anon says:

        have you read the books? they are off the rails! so glad kevin and julie have veered away from the book story line….talk about a ridiculous plot line.

        and i don’t see TVD being any crazier or ridiculous than, say, true blood.

        • Radiomuse says:

          I agree with your comments!! If you haven’t read the books or follow the series since the beginning please don’t bother to comment how ridiculous TVD is especially with TB around. TVD does a great job getting people to be emotionally invested in the show as oppose to just watching the show for it’s shock value.

          • Katie says:

            I completely agree. I love the character development, genuine emotion, and relationships/friendships in TVD more than anything — something I think True Blood is sorely lacking in, to be honest.

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  3. elbarto831 says:

    Mikael can not be the original father. Klaus is shown to have all the Originals in his coffins. He has one for each member of the family. I think Mikael might be the first vampire to be sired by the Originals.

  4. Rayne says:

    Mikael is Daddy Original, but not Klaus’s biological father.
    Klaus’s father was a werewolf…..

  5. Callie says:

    OMG. Can’t wait! You know, whoever Mikael really is, I’m still dead curious on whether Katherine is dead or alive. Technically, she’s dead already. But since Mikael is a vampire hunter, he kills vampires. And so the last I saw her, she was being sucked out, literally. Man, I was just warming up to the idea of having Katherine around was gonna be much more fun now that Stefan has gone over to the other side. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

    • mingsh says:

      don’t think they can get rid of katherine that easily. bet mikael will spare her so that he can get the lowdown on klaus & co.

    • Emily says:

      Katherine isn’t dead. I think one of the reviewers at Zap2It put it best:
      “If she ever dies, it’s not going to be alone in a tomb after spending the entire episode lighting candles and dangling rodents above a corpse. She’s going to go down in a blaze of glory.”

  6. Raksha says:

    I am so excited for this week’s episode!! Flashback episodes are THE BEST!!

  7. joosipa says:

    i think their mother is original witch….

  8. Aurora says:

    I think Mikael is the original doppelgangers father, and has been chasing the original vampires because he blames them for his daughter’s death. If they hadn’t been turned into vampires, no hybrid Klaus, no sun and moon curse no dead daughter and he become a vampire to avenge her.

    • Hannah says:

      No, Klaus killed her ENTIRE family. Flashbacks in season 2? When Klaus was trying to make Katherine a doppelganger he killed her entire family in order to threaten her into it but she turned to escape him because she didn’t want to die.

  9. Dominique says:

    I’m just really excited that we’ll finally see Elijah again. I feel liek he’s been pushed aside ever since Klaus came into the picture, and I don’t like it.

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  11. M says:

    Mikael is DEFINITELY the Original daddy. I also think Klaus’s real werewolf Daddy is the ancestor of the Lockwood family line. This would explain why the Lockwoods have all that information about the Originals in that cave on their property.

  12. Max says:

    Elijah’s back…..CAN NOT WAIT !!!!

  13. Kristin says:

    I really hope Mikael is the original father, if only for the fact that my parents’ names are Esther and Michael and that would just be cool… haha

  14. Emme Go says:

    Mikael I knew my history of TVD he’s the father of Rebekah, Elijah and the other regular siblings but we all know Klaus should die btw he got everone on hold, including the complusion on Stefan. If Klaus is dead, Stefan is free. But I want to know so much more about the Original family and Mikael but in ways mostly what happens between Damon and Elena??? Are they going to be together or she is going to pick Stefan again. I would say this quote that Damon said in this episode. “I think now Stefan is a Dick or is a Dick now that we have on our side.”

  15. tiffany douglas says:

    this is amazing and i absorlutly love Claire Holt xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx