The Originals' Charles Michael Davis on Marcel's New Crew, Future With Cami

The Originals Marcel Cami

With the Mikaelson family back in New Orleans — and on the warpath, naturally — tensions have become hotter than ever on The Originals. Marcel’s bed on the other hand? That sucker’s staying cold.

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“[Cami and Marcel] are both doing the responsible thing, given the state of New Orleans right now,” Charles Michael Davis tells TVLine of the twosome who appeared hot and heavy just three weeks ago. “Cami represents the human faction and Marcel is in charge of the vampires. It’s probably not the best time to start a relationship. We both just need a little time.”

Below, Davis discusses Marcel’s future in the Big Easy, including which of his new trainees will challenge him the most, and what we’ll learn about him via flashbacks.

TVLINE | If not Cami, who will Marcel be spending the bulk of his time with this season?
He floats around a little bit. He’ll be spending the bulk of his time with Elijah and Hayley. He also has Gia and Josh. It’s kind of nice, he has some time to rebuild.

TVLINE | Let’s talk about Gia a little bit. She seems like a little troublemaker.
He realizes she’s looking for something to fight for. He’s just like, “Bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” [Editor’s note: Marcel is a plagiarizer.] They’re all a little damaged, they all want a better life and they’re all searching for something — whether they’re conscious of that or not. Gia has her heart in the right place, but she still needs to get her legs under her. Marcel and Elijah will be mentoring her and explaining things to her.

TVLINE | So much new information is introduced through flashbacks. Will we learn anything else from young(er) Marcel this season?
We’re going to learn a lot more about Marcel, actually. I just got some later scripts, and all the writers have been talking about this one flashback episode for weeks. We’ll get to see Marcel become a leader and step up, which is all part of his bigger journey. He’s in another transition period right now, so we’re going to look back and see what he did earlier in his life when he was looking for something bigger than himself.

TVLINE | This week is also the big Esther dinner. Why wasn’t Marcel invited?
Oh, it’s strict family-only.

TVLINE | I mean, he’s practically family.
He is, but he’s like that best friend that comes over for dinner. Then when the parents get angry and things get heated, they’re just like, “Marcel, go home!” And he’s like, “OK, bye, see you guys tomorrow.”

TVLINE | Just like, “Bye, Mr. and Mrs. Mikaelson.”
[Laughs] Yes! “Hope you feel better.”

TVLINE | That said, is Marcel still going to find himself tangled in their family drama?
That’s always his dilemma — being a part of the family, but not being a part of it. How does that define him? They’re all very damaged, and as we saw from last week’s flashback, they almost submit Marcel to some trauma. So is he going to get used to it and want to stick around, or is he going to set himself apart and have is own identity outside of it?

Your thoughts on The Originals‘ new season? Are you hoping for more Cami-Marcel romance in the future? Drop a comment with your take below.

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12 Comments
  1. Nara says:

    wanna bet that Esthers big plan is to turn all her children into witches?

  2. Kay says:

    I don’t really want him and Cami together! I mean wasn’t Rebecca the love of his life…..and if she comes back he’ll be back with her.

    • Andy Swift says:

      Rebekah may be the love of his life, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for a big reunion.

      • Letti says:

        I also prefered Marcel with Rebekah, however I’m ok with Marcel and Cami. I don’t really like Klaus and Cami, and Marcel and Cami could be a nice temporary ship like Caroline and Matt was on TVD. They don’t have to end up together.

        BTW Andy, do you think there’s a chance Claire Holt would return as a main character in a later season? I know she has other roles, but she’s kind of the only missing point of this awesome season. Should we hope?

    • Skittles&Bits says:

      Although I doubt CH will return as she was picked up by a cop procedural drama, Rebel was what got me into The Originals. Holt and Davis’ chemistry was insanely hot…until the show had them sleep together and then sent Rebekah running for the hills.

  3. Cas says:

    Am I the only one who hates Cami and him together? They are boring and I like Rebekah and him. Plus, I think Cami has was more chemistry with Klaus. Just saying.

  4. Nikiii says:

    Whoever says that Cami and Klaus had chemistry must be blind. That actress has no chemistry with every men on this show. I like Charles, I loved his character on Grey’s anatomy, so I am happy that his character is still alive in TO, which is kinda weird because a lot of characters is dying there. Cami and Marcel – I can take that. Cami and Klaus? Oh kill me!

    • Cas says:

      Well maybe different people see different things. Marcel and Cami put me to sleep personally. I like how Cami makes Klaus more human or something like that. He opens up to her like he did with Caroline.

      • Letti says:

        Personally I love Klaus when he is evil and badass, he should only be nice to his family (ok, not all of them xD). So I don’t like him and his human side with Cami. With Caroline he was fun, but I’m glad they never started dating.

  5. The Bluelady says:

    Marcel deserves one of those fashionable suits like Elijah wears! :)