Vampire Diaries' Joseph Morgan: 'No One Is Safe'

Vampire Diaries Claire Holt Joseph MorganYou know The Vampire Diaries is getting scary if even the Originals are shaking in their boots! Now that Stefan and Damon have discovered some leftover white oak tree (thanks, Wickery Bridge sign!), they’ve got a stash of deadly weapons. But Klaus is prepared to fight back to save himself and his siblings — but mostly just himself. Well, maybe Rebekah, too. Below, Joseph Morgan previews the lengths to which his bad, bad hybrid will go in tonight’s episode and dishes about missing Stefan and wooing Caroline.

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TVLINE | What’s Klaus up to in tonight’s episode?
Klaus is really going to be all about trying to break this spell that binds him and his siblings together. He’s used to looking out for number one. He’s done it for the last 1,000 years. But what he’s really frightened of deep down is the fact that he’s tied to his siblings now. They’ve scattered across the country, so he has to find a way to break this spell. It’s the only way that he’ll be safe, and [so will] Rebekah, who is the sibling that he obviously cares about the most. So he’s going to be split between her and securing that bloody bag of stakes that’s out there now. I don’t know how many. I think it’s 12 stakes in a bag, all of them capable of killing an Original. So yeah, he’s really going to want to get his hands on that bag as quickly as possible.

TVLINE | How worried should we be about the safety of the Originals?
Very worried, because there are five of us, and they have 12 stakes. They are out to kill an Original. We should be extremely worried. Klaus is certainly taking the threat very seriously, as are the other siblings. And also, let’s not forget, in TV terms, we’re building toward the end of the season. We’re really at a point where no one is safe. So, yes, it’s a very real threat.

TVLINE | Finn is back this week. Will there be a bit of sibling rivalry?
Absolutely. The funny thing about Klaus is, you’d expect him to be furious at Finn as soon as he saw him, because they are completely at crossed purposes. But the one thing we’ve learned about [Klaus] is that he is a master manipulator. So if he needs Finn in order to break this binding spell, then he’s going to use him in any way he can. He’s going to manipulate him. He’s going to be friendly with him. He’s going to emotionally blackmail him, use whatever tools he has in his box to bring Finn around. But then the other side of that is, he and Klaus go back a thousand years. … He knows his brother, and he knows what he’s capable of, so he’ll be ready for what Klaus has to throw at him. We’re going to absolutely see those two [go head to head].

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TVLINE | I have to admit, I miss the twisted Stefan/Klaus bromance from earlier this season.
Stefan is the biggest thorn in Klaus’ side, because if it comes to it, [Klaus] will kill Damon. … So I really think that there’s a little bit of him that still thinks his friend might be coming back. He’s still not willing to give up on The Ripper. That’s the biggest weakness that he has at the moment. He doesn’t believe who Stefan is now is the real him. He believes the real him was him back in the ’20s, and he still really wants his friend back. He learned so much from Stefan in the ’20s, even though he was a great deal older than him. It’s a bromance I think he misses as well.

TVLINE | Going from bromance to romance, Caroline has been rebuffing Klaus. Will he give up on her?
One thing he’s learned over a thousand years is a bit of patience. If at first you don’t succeed, you’ve got to try, try and try again. There’s no way he’s going to give up on her. She’s the first person to catch his eye in centuries. He really is fascinated by this girl. And he really genuinely believes that he can show her a world that she deserves to have that is her right as a vampire. He wants her to embrace the creature that she has become. He believes he is the person who can help her do that. I think he’s not going to give up. He may have to wait a year or 10 years or a hundred years. But if he’s focused on that, he’ll find a way to get it. He’s not used to taking no for an answer, that’s for sure.

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  1. Ari says:

    Hee! Can’t wait! I hope this episode is as good as it looks it will be in the promos. :)

  2. Missy says:

    I love JM and Klaus and Caroline. Klaus makes the show for me

  3. max says:

    No word on Elijah ? =(

  4. Kimberly says:

    I’m also wondering about Elijah!!! I really miss seeing him around, and I love his interactions with other characters. This Klaus and Caroline thing is very intriguing in the meantime though. I think it would be fun to see where that relationship goes, and how it would change them both. Hurry back Elijah!!

  5. Anouk says:

    I miss Klaus and Stefan together so much..their frienship was so tragic and beautiful twisted wrong and right at the same time…Can they please let them become friends one day again if Klaus survives…I miss Klefan so much…I have a crush on them…and I think it would even be believable and work if they would become more than friends…and pls can Stefan feeds just wants from Klaus or let them one kiss..I’d love seeing this..a girl can dream ;-)
    JoMo is such a great actor…pls keep Klaus!

  6. I love Joseph Morgan! He is such a gentleman, and I love Klaus too! I can’t wait to see tonight’s episode! Don’t worry, I don’t think the Originals will die! I read some spoilers about the next episode which mentioned Klaus being alive so I guess their efforts go in vain. Nice interview though!

  7. Ray says:

    Please don’t kill Rebekah! I like how Damon and Rebekah both started evil but are extreme fan favorites.

  8. Tee says:

    I find watching the original family more interesting than anything else on Vampire Diaries at the moment. I like Rebekah, Klaus, and Elijah especially. I’d be clamoring for a spin off but their absence on Vamp Diaries would be far too great.

  9. Em says:

    I’m glad that it seems like the Originals are going to be sticking around but not as villains. I’m totally bored with the whole “kill Klaus” thing, and I really do wish he and Stefan could work things out. Maybe find a middle ground where they can be friends without going full Ripper. Stefan is only entertaining when he’s with Klaus, Damon, or Caroline (as friends). Stefan with Elena is way too tortured, whiny, broody, contrived, pathetic, and boring.

    Daniel Gillies is starring in a pilot for a medical drama, so we might have to get used to living without Elijah. Tragic. (But admittedly a good thing for DG and an excuse to get hooked on another medical drama.)

  10. John says:

    NO ONE is safe? Really? So there’s a possibility they’ll kill off Damon or Elena or Stefan? Please. I wish they’d be honest and say “none of the ancillary characters are safe.” I love the show but that’s just a silly statement.