Spoiler Chat: 28:49.546-39:27.719
JP and Narducci introduced their backdoor pilot and forgot to introduce most of the new characters (and re-introduce characters where appropriate). We meet Sophie and Camille but learn nothing personal about them. We don’t get to know Hayley even a little bit more than we did while she was on TVD, but we find out she’s pregnant thanks to a loophole in Klaus’ sperm. Marcel is king of the quarter, but it’s unclear why he’ll be such a bother for Klaus since he’s so killable.
Quotes of the Podcast: “The show is called The Originals, and I was thinking….way to leave out your female lead. Hayley’s not an Original; she’s a werewolf, and she’s a young werewolf at that, I mean way to leave out your female lead in the show’s title.”
“You’re telling me that she has a specific power, and it’s to sense when somebody’s pregnant? How is that gonna help her in her life?”
“I feel like as soon as the baby is born, Elijah, who is already weirdly intense about the baby, is going to be even more intense. [….] I just feel like Hayley has serious potential to become one of those female characters, the ones who get under the thumb of an influential family or an old money family, and they’re forced to act according to the family’s expectations. And Elijah would be the evil patriarch: Hayley isn’t important to him, the baby is. And as soon as its out of her stomach, he’ll be harsher on Hayley as far as how he expects her to behave. [….] And if she does not behave, he would steal the baby, and he’d run off with Klaus to go raise the baby themselves, because that’s his family. And then Hayley, realizing that she made a huge mistake getting involved with this family [….], would go searching for Rebekah [….], and Rebekah, once she hears the story of what happened to Hayley, would be happy to help. She’ll be happy to rob her brothers of something they feel they deserve for once.”