It may have been a very long wait for The Originals season 4 but a recent clip from the series finally dropped days ahead of its premiere. The video showed the first minute of the season’s opening episode.
Exclusively shared by TVLine, the source explains that the season opens five years after events of the season 3 finale. However, as of this writing, there may be something wrong with the video since it only shows a link instead of a player. In addition, readers expressed in the comments section of the article that they can’t play the video either.
Nevertheless, it appears the season 4 premiere opens with an explanation into the whereabouts of the Originals. It also gives a glimpse into the situation of New Orleans. Apparently, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) has taken back the seat of power in the city.
TVLine also relays that after half a decade, the Originals are still asleep in their coffins. This is the consequence for the family after Klaus’s (Joseph Morgan) trial at the end of the third season.
A Look Back at The Originals Season 3
The third season introduced the first descendants of Klaus, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah’s (Claire Holt). Lucien (Andrew Lees), Tristan (Oliver Ackland) and Aurora (Rebecca Breeds) make their way to New Orleans after a prophecy suggests that the siblings will die.
This concerns the descendants since the death of an Original means the death of all vampires in that bloodline. Scenes later revealed that a piece of bullet derived from the White Oak–the only thing that can kill an Original–still exists.
With this discovery, Klaus’ enemies descend upon the city to punish him for his crimes. However, with Rebekah’s negotiation, Marcel punishes him for a lifetime of suffering through Papa Tunde’s blade instead of death. The power of the blade is described as follows:
“Papa Tunde’s Blade is a weapon which originally belonged to the witch leader, Papa Tunde. …the blade was ultimately imbued with the power to dig into its victim’s chest, rendering them unconscious in a state of constant and extreme agony.”
Consequently, with Klaus’ sacrifice, Elijah, Freya and Rebekah also descend to a deep sleep so that Haley can find a cure for all of them. Entertainment Weekly lists that Klaus and Elijah suffers from the incurable bite brought by Marcel, Freya (Riley Voelkel) suffers from poison inflicted by The Strix while Rebekah suffers from a witch’s Hex.
What’s in Store for The Originals Season 4
The Originals season 4 will deal with the fallout of season 3’s events. Furthermore, despite Davina (Danielle Campbell) and Cami’s (Leah Pipes) death last season, it seems the latter will make an appearance in episode 2.
The Originals season 4 premieres this March 17 at 8 p.m. in The CW.
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