“The Originals” Season 1 finale, which begins with episode 21, “The Battle of New Orleans,” on Tuesday (May 6) and concludes with episode 22, “From a Cradle to a Grave,” on May 13, will be “absolutely action-packed and utterly heartbreaking and emotional,” star Joseph Morgan promises. Did you expect anything less?
The actor tells Zap2it that the episodes are sort of a two-parter, with 22 picking up exactly where 21 leaves off. “It all comes to a head,” he teases. “It really opens the world up but also it’s fearless. They’ve never been afraid to kill characters that we like and they’ve never been afraid to let people do things that might make them unpopular, and both of those things will happen in the next two episodes.”
Oof, but again — did you expect anything less?
As Morgan explains it, all the supernatural factions in New Orleans are preparing for a major power grab. “Each faction seems to be getting ready to make their move — the wolves to get their hands on the stones to make these rings so they can control their curse, and the witches are getting ready to try and sacrifice the child, and there’s uproar in the human community after Father Kieran died and Francesca is trying to take over, the vampires and Marcel are getting ready to make their move as we saw, and the Originals [are plotting],” he says. “I suppose 22 is the finale but really it’s one long, huge event.”
Among the many, many goings-on are the birth of Klaus’s were-witch-vamp baby and the fact that Klaus will definitely find out about the kiss between his baby mama, Hayley, and his brother, Elijah. “Things never seem to be that secret for that long,” Morgan says. “With this family everything seems to come out in the end, doesn’t it?”
And yes, obviously Season 1 of “The Originals” will end with a cliffhanger. “The whole season has been a pleasure, but the last few episodes especially are like a rocket ship and I think we’re going to finish very strong,” he says. “It’s utterly compelling you to watch next season.”
“The Originals” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.