TVLINE.COM – When The Originals returns for its second season Monday (The CW, 8/7c), new hybrid Hayley has one goal in mind: “Right now, she just wants her baby back,” star Phoebe Tonkin tells TVLine.
Of course, even Tonkin — who assures us that Rebekah is only looking after Hope “for the time being” — admits that reuniting the Mikaelson family will be easier said than done.
“First, Hayley has to create a safe-enough environment so that she’s not bringing her child into a war zone, which is what the Quarter is right now,” Tonkin acknowledges. “She wants to live happily ever after, and that’s probably not going to happen given the world we live in, but for Hayley, that’s what she wants.”
Below, Tonkin teases more of what’s to come in Season 2, including Hayley’s growing “tension” with Elijah and a new, surprising friendship budding in the Quarter.
TVLINE | I know we’ll see Rebekah in Season 2, but will she and Hayley have any interactions?
Eventually, a little bit. That’s also hard because [Klaus and Hayley] have to keep up this ruse that the baby is dead. Essentially, Hayley has to pretend that she’s still in mourning, so she can’t just contact Rebekah and say, “Hey, send me some photos.” Hayley doesn’t even know what [Hope] looks like at the moment, but since the plan is to eventually get the baby back, I’m sure Hayley and Rebekah will run into each other again.
TVLINE | I ask that because I really liked the Hayley/Rebekah friendship that was developing in Season 1. Does Hayley have any friends like that in Season 2?
That was a nice little friendship. Hayley kind of leaned on Rebekah because Elijah wasn’t around a lot — he was trapped in a coffin for a period of time — and Klaus was so hostile towards Hayley. Rebekah was kind of the only one there while Hayley was being hidden in the compound so no one would know she was pregnant. But there’s definitely room for Hayley to create unusual friendships in Season 2. Hayley and Marcel have bonded a little bit, and there’s a really beautiful friendship budding between Hayley and Camille. They’re both the older females that aren’t witches, so they lean on each other a bit.
TVLINE | I’m told there’ll be some growing “tension” between Hayley and Elijah this season — even more than before. Can you elaborate?
It’s sad, because they obviously care about each other very much, but now that Hayley’s a hybrid, she’s petrified that Elijah won’t respect her or try to be in love with her the way he did when she was just a gypsy werewolf girl. She doesn’t want to get hurt again, and it’s not that she’s ashamed, but she’s very confused about her identity. She’s angry, resentful and hostile about the fact that she’s now a hybrid. I don’t think she wants to include Elijah in that anger she’s feeling right now.
TVLINE | And how are things between Hayley and Klaus? They now have a child together and they’re both hybrids, so do they have a new relationship?
It’s funny, they’re more or less partners in crime now. Now that she’s a hybrid, she doesn’t have anyone else to learn from, so Klaus is sort of becoming her mentor. He obviously cares enough about Hayley, and he wants to bring Hope back into a friendly environment, so they just want to protect each other right now.
TVLINE | Onto guy No. 3, Jackson! What’s Hayley’s relationship like with the Crescent wolves now that she’s not one of them?
She definitely has to build up their trust again. They resent her for becoming a hybrid. She wants to be able to protect them as their leader, but they don’t trust her right now, especially given how close she is with Klaus. But Jackson is still on her side, and he’ll try to show their people that she’ll still protect them — but it’ll definitely take a lot of persuading.
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The Originals will be entering its second season on The CW this fall, but already actress Phoebe Tonkin is hoping for a third, fourth, or even tenth season.
According to the actress in a recent interview with Joslyn Davis from Clevver News (featured below), baby Hope might have been sent away at the end of season one, but as the series progresses she will not be forgotten altogether.
“I definitely think now Hayley’s goal is to create a safe enough environment in New Orleans to bring hope back…” explained Tonkin, referring to former werewolf and current hybrid Hayley. “But she doesn’t want to bring her child back to a war zone”.
It’s likely that the witches, who tried to kill Hope in season one, will be first on Hayley’s list, though they certainly will not be the only ones. With enemies at every turn and Hayley, Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) will enter the new season with a lot of decisions to make. Tonkin noted that the effect of sending Hope away in an attempt to keep her safe could have longstanding effects that stretch out into future seasons.
As for playing a hybrid, Tonkin is absolutely thrilled. “To be able to play the best of both worlds, the vampire and the werewolf,” she said, “I’m really excited”. The actress also let it slip that she’d been fitted for her “hybrid fangs”, suggesting that Hayley might be out to spill a little blood in the coming episodes inside of standing pregnant on the sidelines as she reluctantly was forced to do during season one.
The Originals returns to The CW for its second season on Monday, October 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Desperate to help Kieran (guest star Todd Stashwick), Cami (Leah Pipes) insists on an unconventional treatment, but her good intentions lead Kieran to a violent episode. After Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) disagree over the best way to handle the Crescent Wolves, Elijah makes a trip to the bayou, where he is witness to a horrific explosion that only adds to the hatred and mistrust among the communities. While Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) and Elijah work to save the wounded, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) learns a surprising piece of her family history from Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Kellie Cyrus directed the episode written by Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson (#119).
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