|Season 2, Episode 14 (14)|
|Air date||February 16, 2015|
|Written by||Carina Adly MacKenzie & Michael Narducci|
|Directed by||Matt Hastings|
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The Devil is Damned
They All Asked For You
I Love You, Goodbye is the fourteenth episode of the second season of The Originals and thirty-sixth episode of the series.
THE BIG DAY — With the final preparations for her union to Jackson underway, Hayley begins to question whether the ritual will actually work. After arriving to the compound, Elijah has a tense encounter with Klaus and quickly suspects that his brother may be up to something. Meanwhile, Kol, who is harboring a devastating secret from Davina, seeks help from Rebekah when he realizes time is not on his side. Lastly, Cami makes a startling revelation involving baby Hope. Marcel also appears.
- What can you tease about the next episode?We have this huge day of the wedding celebration, and behind the scenes, there is Klaus, who is pulling strings for his own selfish ends. Then there's Elijah, who, having survived the events of last week's cliffhanger ending, returns home, only to see this wedding is taking place today. He thought it was a good idea when Hayley first brought it up to him, and he's beginning to wonder if this is something Hayley is being cajoled into. He once promised Hayley she would always have a choice, and as she begins to wonder if she's feeling pressured to do this, he has to decide if he's going to take any kind of action; even thought she's preparing for a wedding, if he's going to go after her. There's a lot of emotional stuff going on. There's Klaus, trying to gain control of an army to protect his child, in defense of the various people who are trying to harm her. We also have the story of what is going on with the spell, which Vincent/Finn put on Kol (Daniel Sharman). It was meant to lead to his demise. So we have to deal with Kol's desperate attempt to save himself. All of those things will come to a head in this episode.
- It seems like a lot of things are coming to a head at once. Was that a struggle to fit everything in to this hour, and was there anything that perhaps you had hoped to also include that just simply wasn't able to fit?We talked a lot about what this episode could be. We moved it around a little bit on our schedule [in terms of] where it would fall. There was talk of trying to do the wedding episode around episode 13, [but] there was so much stuff going on.Fortunately, I work with some amazing writers, a great writing staff, and [The Originals creator] Julie [Plec]'s vision. I got to co-write this episode with Carina Adly MacKenzie, and there was so much stuff we were really excited to do: we made our index cards of the moments we knew we absolutely had to see, and we looked at it, and said, "There's a way to do this." We sat down, and over time — and multiple drafts and multiple outlines — we figured out those key sequence of events we wanted to see. It turned out really beautifully.It's not a slam-bang, plot, action-heavy episode — though there are some major moves that take place; it is probably one of the most beautifully photographed, cinematic episodes I've ever been associated with. I think the performances from everyone are just spot-on. You really get to see how all these characters are dealing with this special event. In a show about family, a marriage is the beginning of a new family: it's the birth of a new family. I thought that was a very important thing to incorporate into the show about the struggles of an immortal family. It's for keeps, it's not a joke, it's not something we're going to shy away from. Hayley and Jackson get married, and this will be a pretty big story going forward.
- Even with the marriage, viewers know that Hayley and Elijah have a complicated relationship, and you mentioned that they have a big scene in this episode — is he going to actually verbalize how he feels about her?He returns and susses out everything that's going on -- remember, he's been gone for quite a while. He left in episode eight, this is episode 14. He's returning to the compound, and he had a definite perspective of everything he's seen. And there is absolutely a scene with him and Hayley. I don't want to say too much more about it, because I don't want to ruin it, but it is the scene you want for these two characters to have on the day of her wedding. Each of them has a definite point of view, and they're going to each try and get it across. I'm impressed with how it turned out.
- Last we saw Finn, he was blown up by Elijah. What will his response be to his brother's drastic move?Well, the question you might ask is, "Does Finn have a response? Did he survive that blast? Was he completely eradicated? Did he limp away, injured somehow, rescued by the power of his own magic? Did he die, only to be transferred to another body?" All I can promise you is by the end of this episode, you will know the fate of Finn.
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