The Originals Photos: See Klaus' Adorable Reunion With Baby Hope

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“Cute” isn’t a word often used to describe Klaus Mikaelson, but these new shots from The Originals‘ midseason finale (Dec. 8 at 8/7c on The CW) might change all that.

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Finally reunited with baby Hope, Klaus is practically unrecognizable as he smiles and plays with his daughter like — well — a normal dad.

Of course, it won’t be long before the Mikaelsons’ holiday is interrupted with more pressing matters; lest we forget, the finale finds Rebekah and Klaus concocting “a plan to take their mother down once and for all.”

(Good luck with that, you two!)

Browse photos from the midseason finale below, then drop a comment: How do you hope 2014 will end for the Mikaelsons?