The Originals Dreaded Dahlia Finally Arrives! (Rerun)

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // May 31, 2015

Claudie Black, Dahlia, The Originals

Claudia Black arrives as The Originals Dahlia in 2×18 “Night Has a Thousand Eyes” episode rerun!

The arrival of the dreaded Dahlia, played by Claudia Black, has been threatened since the beginning of The Originals season 2, and now she’ll finally be here. April 13th, 2015, is the date of her arrival, and “Night Has a Thousand Eyes” is the episode.

Claudia Black, the big bad Auntie Dahlia, is dressed in black and leans against the altar that Hayley gave birth to Hope on. Does she sense the significance of it? Does she feel Baby Hope’s power, calling to her the way Freya said? Joseph Morgan says she’s as terrifying as we’re expecting her to be.

Joseph Morgan, Klaus, on Dahlia

It’s just so exciting that they got the casting so right because I was so worried. We built up Dahlia for a long time — if someone comes in and is terrible or really isn’t frightening in any way or something, that’s the season ruined. But Claudia Black is just wonderful. First of all, she’s a veteran at sci-fi and fantasy. She knows what she’s doing, so she’s really able to handle the intensity of those speeches about curses and witches and wolves and vampires and all of that stuff, which is a whole other skill set to teach at drama school.

Claudia Black as Dahlia

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Joseph goes on to says that they’ll be going back and learning more about the history of Dahlia and Esther over the next few episode which “will really humanize both of them.” He also teased that there will be references to some similarities between Klaus and his dreaded Aunt Dahlia that we’ll recognize. “They’re definitely of the same blood,” Joseph teased.

“Night Has a Thousand Eyes” press release synopsis

DAHLIA ARRIVES TO NEW ORLEANS – Desperate to find a way to vanquish Dahlia (guest star Claudia Black), Klaus (Joseph Morgan) soon finds himself face-to-face with another deadly threat – Mikael (guest star Sebastian Roché). Meanwhile, as Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Rebekah (guest star Maisie Richardson-Sellers) work with Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) to track Dahlia’s whereabouts, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) prepare a safe house in Algiers with the help of Josephine (guest star Meg Foster). Elsewhere, determined to protect Hayley and baby Hope, Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) approaches Hayley with a risky idea that leaves her conflicted. Finally, Aiden (guest star Colin Woodell) finds himself torn between his loyalty to Jackson and his secret alliance with Klaus. Danielle Campbell also stars.

This episode of The Originals was written by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson and was directed by Jesse Warn.

Don’t miss Dahlia’s arrival on The Originals 2×18 “Night Has a Thousand Eyes” when it re-airs on Monday, June 1st, 2015, (originally aired April 13th, 2015), at 8/7c, on The CW!

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