The Originals promo video for 2×07 “Chasing the Devil’s Tail”!

Written by Cecelia Lawshe   // November 11, 2014

Joseph Morgan, Klaus Mikaelson, ???, Ansel, The Originals

Has Klaus made his father proud in The Originals 2×07 episode “Chasing the Devil’s Tail”?

In The Originals promo video for the 2×07 “Chasing the Devil’s Tail” episode Klaus asks his father at the end if he’s proud of him. As the promo says, “With family like this, who needs enemies?”

Kol has been plotting Klaus‘ demise since the first time he was daggered. In the web series “The Awakening” we’re learning that he aligned himself with witches back in the 1800s with the help of Davina’s ancestor Mary-Alice Claire, played by Keri Lynn Pratt. With Davina’s help he plans to complete his agenda by finally sticking it to brother Klaus.

Esther is still after the White Oak Stake and tells Finn to get it no matter what it takes. While Esther and Finn scheme to get the Stake, Cami is scheming with Hayley, Marcel, and Josh to take Vincent (Finn) down with the help of werewolf Aiden. In the video Hayley kicks Vincent in the chest. Take that Finn! POW!

And where will Elijah figure into all of this, if he wakes up in this episode? According to executive producer Michael Narducci, he’ll have “no choice but to admit that what he is as a vampire is evil, awful and wrong and the source of his misery and not something he can continue to endure.” At least that’s what Esther wants him to believe. So he’ll have to decide what would happen to his family if he takes her offer.

Michael Narducci on Elijah’s decision

He may also find that choice complicated by the notion of, “If I were to take Esther’s option, what would that do to my family? Would I betray them? Would I be leaving them vulnerable? If so, how can I think about myself when I need to do what’s right for my family?” What she has done to Elijah is definitely going to have a big impact on him for the rest of the season.

Now that Oliver is dead, Jackson is faced with the decision of whether he still wants to be the Alpha. If he decides he wants to, he’ll have a long journey back. There’s lots of history between the werewolves and the vampires and Hayley finds herself in a position to be a “positive bridge between those communities.” Since Klaus is the original hybrid, he may also want to act as this bridge, although he may have more selfish motives than Hayley has.

With everybody plotting Esther’s demise, is there any chance that the Original Esther can come back into her original body? According to Julie Plec, it’s possible, but not yet.

Julie Plec on the return of Alice Evans

Alice Evans hasn’t returned as Esther for any present-day stories yet (though that doesn’t mean it’ll never happen). But we will see another actress, Hayley McCarthy, playing Young Esther in flashbacks to the Mikaelsons’ life before Klaus and Elijah were born.

As season 2 progresses, it will be interesting to see what new alliances form in order to defeat the larger threat, be it Esther and Finn or something else out there on the French Quarter horizon!

“Chasing the Devil’s Tail” press release synopsis

GOING AFTER EVERYTHING ESTHER LOVES – When Klaus (Joseph Morgan) discovers that Elijah (Daniel Gillies) has been afflicted by Esther’s (Sonja Sohn) magic, he heads to the bayou in search of an antidote, but quickly realizes he’s not alone. Armed with intel gathered by Aiden (guest star Colin Woodell), Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) teams up with him, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), Cami (Leah Pipes) and Josh (guest star Steven Kruger) and launches a plan to take down Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) by exploiting his one weakness. Meanwhile, with Esther determined to carry out her plan, Vincent and Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) are forced to reconsider their own strategies. Intrigued by Davina’s (Danielle Campbell) unwavering attempts to create an unlinking spell, Kaleb lets her in on some secrets from his past and brings her to a place he frequented in 1914.

Promotional video for “Chasing the Devil’s Tail”

To see if Klaus’ father is proud of him watch The Originals 2×07 episode “Chasing the Devil’s Tail” on Monday, November 17th, 2014, on The CW!

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