We’re nearing the end of season 4 and with the looming issue of who gets the cure, Silas’s unwelcome presence in Mystic Falls and everyone’s friendships and romantic relationships in shambles, our Scooby Gang is in terrible shape. In this episode, we’ll follow Klaus on a trip to New Orleans, his old stomping grounds. This isn’t just another TVD episode, either. It’s the pilot episode for what we hope will become a new hit spinoff series on The CW, with its focus on the Original family. This episode was directed by Chris Grismer and written by Julie Plec herself. The episode will air on The CW, Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST. Check out the official synopsis for “The Originals”:
KLAUS RETURNS TO HIS PAST IN NEW ORLEANS — Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in New Orleans, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) makes a trip to the town he and his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his former protégé, Marcel (guest star Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) follows Klaus and soon learns that Hayley (guest star Phoebe Tonkin) has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie (guest star Daniella Pineda). Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) continue with their plan for Elena (Nina Dobrev), while Katherine (Nina Dobrev) reveals a surprising vulnerability to Rebekah (Claire Holt) and asks her to deliver a message.