Flashback-crazed The Vampire Diaries is doing the time warp again.
This week’s episode (airing Thursday at 8/7c on The CW) travels back 1,000 years to Viking times and, not surprisingly, the hour promises to be a mythological bonanza.
“There’s going to be a lot revealed about the Original family and where we came from,” previews Claire Holt, who plays the newest Original vamp in Mystic Falls, Rebekah. For those keeping track at home, the clan also includes blonde, bad boy brother Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and dearly missed Elijah (Daniel Gillies, who returns in this week’s episode). We’ll also meet the Original mother, the powerful Esther (Alice Evans).
“You get to see how [Rebekah] interacts with her family and what it was like back then,” continues Holt, who says the episode sheds light on “how her relationship with her brothers and how her relationship with Klaus developed. [You'll see] why they became so close and why they are so loyal to each other.”
Perhaps it has something to do with Mikael, the big bad vampire that sends daggers of terror through even Klaus. “You’ll learn that there’s a very good reason why they’re afraid of him,” teases Holt. “It has a lot to do with their history and why they are the way they are… He’s definitely a threat to them.”
Big news, “Vampire Diaries” fans — we’ve got another Original on the way! Zap2it has confirmed that Alice Evans is set to star as Esther, the mother of Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah… and more original vampires, yet to be seen.
Esther will first be seen in flashbacks (as in, way, way back) in Episode 308. As fans of the series know, this fierce mama vamp had a scandalous dalliance with a werewolf, which resulted in our pal Klaus (Joseph Morgan) ultimately becoming the first hybrid werewolf-vampire.
Evans, who is married to The CW’s “Ringer” starIoan Gruffudd, played young Eloise Hawking on “Lost” and had a memorable moment on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as Heather Mills.
She certainly looks the part — though she and Rebekah (Claire Holt) look more like sisters than mother and daughter, they’ve got the same deviously charming smirk working for them.
Now the only question is… will Elijah (Daniel Gillies) appear in said flashbacks? And, more importantly, if he does… what will his hair look like?
Drop us a line in the comments section and let us know what you think of this casting scoop, vamp fans! (via zap2it)
As promised here is the Extended promo for The Vampire Diaries 3×08 “Ordinary People” enjoy.
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