In addition to new threats arriving in New Orleans, The Originals‘ third season (Oct. 8, 9/8c) will also force Klaus Mikaelson to confront his internal conflicts — particularly those involving his relationships with Cami and Hayley.
TVLine recently caught up with stars Leah Pipes and Phoebe Tonkin on the CW drama’s set for the scoop on their characters’ storylines with Klaus moving forward — and it all sounds as disastrous as you probably expect.
KLAUS & CAMI | “It was kind of embarrassing,” Pipes says of Klaus and Cami’s almost-kiss in the Season 2 finale. “I think she was really ready for them to have their first kiss, but then he totally ditched. I mean, bailed. Just walked right out of the room.” In response to that, Pipes says Cami is “making some great decisions” for herself in Season 3 by “setting up boundaries” with Klaus, who also happens to be her first psychology patient. Despite their complicated relationship, though, Pipes doesn’t believe Cami is pining for Klaus. (“Cami would rather not think about him as much as she does,” Pipes admits.)
KLAUS & HAYLEY | If you’re expecting a reconciliation between Hope’s parents in the first half of Season 3, you might want to curb your enthusiasm just a bit. Simply put, Tonkin says that Hayley is still “furious” with Klaus for “this awful thing he’s done to the mother of his child. … She’s missing all these huge milestones in her daughter’s life, and she’s not going to be able to forgive him for that.” The show’s six-month time jump will “show the seriousness of the curse and what Klaus did to her.” Tonkin says it’s “important” for people to understand just how messed up that decision really was, which will greatly inform their first Season 3 confrontation.
HAYLEY & CAMI | Though Tonkin says she loves Hayley and Cami’s scenes together, acknowledging that “the human connection between all of the characters is what makes this supernatural show so relatable,” you probably shouldn’t expect to see too many of them while the curse remains active. As for helping that process to move along more quickly, Pipes admits there’s “not much Cami can do except to shake her finger angrily at Klaus, which has not been so successful in seasons past.”
We’ll have more scoop from the cast as The Originals‘ season premiere date approaches, but for now, drop a comment with your hopes for Klaus’ relationships with Cami and Hayley below.