If you’ve been dying to know what happened to the bond of always and forever since the Mikealson clan parted ways to keep Hope safe, this is for you.
The teaser trailer for the fifth and sadly, the final season of The Originals has arrived and the concept of family is still very much at the forefront.
To hype fans up, the teaser is more a sizzle reel, featuring the original vampires’ biggest, baddest and most familial moments from their time on Earth eventually revealing a time jump.
Teenage Hope, who has inherited Klaus’ penchant for painting, is telling the story of her family and reveals that even though so much time has passed, she plans on reuniting the family and restoring the bond of “always and forever.”
“I intend to fight for ‘always and forever,’” she says passionately, “Even if it destroys me.”
What have the Mikealson’s been up to for over a decade? Have they seen each other? Has Hope found a way to bring them together and defeat the Hollow? Will Elijah’s memory of his family come back to him or is he content with the new life he’s built for himself, which required him to trade in fancy suits for tight jeans and hipster tees.
And furthermore – are Klaus and Caroline dating? Has he grown close to her since she’s been teaching Hope in the Salvatore school for gifted children? Does Hope look up to her as sort of a mother?
There’s clearly so much story left to tell and not much time but we need to trust that Julie Plec will deliver a fitting ending – one that she believes is worthy of closing the chapter on a family of some thousand-year-old vamps.