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.”

Comments (29)

  • Mikeal is the original father!!!!!

    Comment by nateq – November 2, 2011 08:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Ash – November 3, 2011 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What’s next: witchpires, werewitches or humanpires? This show is getting ridiculous with each episode!

      Comment by Anonymous – November 3, 2011 07:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • 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.

        Comment by anon – November 3, 2011 08:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • 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.

          Comment by Radiomuse – November 3, 2011 09:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • 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.

            Comment by Katie – November 3, 2011 09:36 AM PDT  
  • Yeaaaaaa:D

    Comment by hussein – November 2, 2011 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by elbarto831 – November 2, 2011 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • All his original siblings…..pretty sure parents excluded.

      Comment by shaun – November 3, 2011 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mikael is Daddy Original, but not Klaus’s biological father.
    Klaus’s father was a werewolf…..

    Comment by Rayne – November 2, 2011 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMG! Rayne, you are so right!!

      Comment by evelyn – November 3, 2011 08:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There’s no guarentee that Klaus’ Dad was a werewolf, he just came from a werewolf bloodline. For all we know, werewolfs could have come first and then vampires. either way: PUMPED.

      Comment by Hannah – November 3, 2011 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • they actually say that his dad is werewolf in the last episodes of season 2.

        Comment by greg – November 3, 2011 05:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Callie – November 2, 2011 09:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by mingsh – November 3, 2011 01:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.”

      Comment by Emily – November 3, 2011 02:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This exactly sums up my thoughts on how Katherine dies.

        Comment by Exactly – November 3, 2011 08:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so excited for this week’s episode!! Flashback episodes are THE BEST!!

    Comment by Raksha – November 3, 2011 01:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i think their mother is original witch….

    Comment by joosipa – November 3, 2011 01:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Aurora – November 3, 2011 02:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 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.

      Comment by Hannah – November 3, 2011 04:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • actually the orignal doppleganger was the one that was used to seal the hybrid curse.

        Comment by greg – November 3, 2011 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Dominique – November 3, 2011 07:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Laaaaaaame

    Comment by Snake – November 3, 2011 07:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by M – November 3, 2011 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Elijah’s back…..CAN NOT WAIT !!!!

    Comment by Max – November 3, 2011 10:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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

    Comment by Kristin – November 3, 2011 01:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.”

    Comment by Emme Go – November 3, 2011 10:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this is amazing and i absorlutly love Claire Holt xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Comment by tiffany douglas – November 14, 2011 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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