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Danielle Campbell, who plays Davina, said her character’s loved ones will quickly turn their focus to trying to revive the young witch.

“The next steps obviously are going to be to try and bring her back, so that’s I think what the next thoughts [are] in every one’s minds. But I think there’s a lot of setbacks that are going to be making that very difficult,” she said. “And I also think that it’s going to definitely make for some really interesting  last couple of episodes for the season.”

After Kol started desiccating when he reached the New Orleans city line in last week’s episode, he returned to Davina’s apartment, and she staked him to try and keep him from fulfilling the wishes of the ancestors. But they intervened, removed the stake and he drained the life force right out of her.

“It was crazy to see it written out,” Danielle said of reading the twist in the show’s script. “I’d been told ahead of time what was going to happen and yeah, I think it’s going to make [for] some really, really good dynamics though for the rest of the season, so I’m actually really excited about it.

“It’s hard to watch,” Danielle added, of last week’s final scene. “You just saw Kol and Davina [finally getting to be] a couple and finally loving each other and being allowed to because they were finally both alive at the same time. Now, it’s switched places and so it’s heartbreaking.”

Charles suggested someone should have advised Kol to chain himself to the city line, before things got out of control.

“Then, just wait ’til everything blew over and give him a tent and give him some food and stuff, you know, just put him to side. That was my thought. Or [Marcel] could have buried him or daggered him, but yeah… I think no one knew if [Kol was] trying to leave town he’d be brought back. Hindsight’s 20/20. Oops,” he laughed.

While Marcel and Kol try to bring Davina back, a preview trailer has revealed she’ll be confronted on the other side, in the ancestral realm, by the ancestors.

“Davina has gone against the ancestors since the very, very beginning,” Danielle said, when asked about the crimes the ancestors believe Davina has committed. “After she died the first time as one of the harvest girls — the whole reason she ended up needing to die — once Marcel saved her, she already disobeyed the ancestors by not completing the ritual. So that was step one on their bad list. When she came back, she had just been tortured by them, basically put in her place and then, once again, she teamed up with more vampires in order to help [stop] another catastrophe from happening in New Orleans… and again, Davina was acting on her own, oh her own instincts to save the people that she cared about that were in her life, like Josh, like Marcel, and then later on Kol. So everything she’s done — helping the vampires or the wolves, went against the witches because witches, in the back of their minds, only help and want to protect their own and Davina has befriended vampires and what they don’t like about her is that she’s a threat because she thinks on her own and she’s strong and they know that she has more power than an average witch.”

As Davina deals with the ancestors, Klaus and Hayley will try to tackle the Lucien problem. Klaus will certainly be in danger, but with Marcel no longer tied to the Original, whether Marcel is torn about helping Davina over Klaus remains to be seen.

“I think the desiring spell — we haven’t seen psychologically what it’s really done to Marcel,” Charles said. “I think that’s the thing that’s easy to forget because his mode has been part of the family and now here’s a threat that really isn’t necessarily associated with him, so I think it’ll come into play if it affects the ones that he loves, like Davina or Josh and his crew, or if it affects Marcel directly.”


Last week, The Originals said goodbye to Cami in an emotional hour-long goodbye. And if that wasn’t enough to get you crying, that episode also ended with a second death when Kol bit Davina. And yet, as Originals showrunner Michael Narducci told EW after the hour, Davina might be physically dead, but her story isn’t over just yet.

Because Davina is a powerful New Orleans witch, there is a chance she could be resurrected. And that’s the focal point of tonight’s hour.” Davina has won the hearts of quite a few of the characters, so they’re going to do their best to bring her back,” Danielle Campbell says, adding, “But nothing on this show’s easy so I’m guessing there’s going to be some setbacks along the way.”

As the promo has teased, while Marcel and company work to bring Davina back, she’ll come face-to-face with the ancestors responsible for her death. “They’re angry at her because she actually stood up to them,” Campbell says. “I love that about Davina. She’s so strong and she doesn’t let anyone push her around. This episode, you really see that and you see her not even try and skate around the ancestors to avoid them, but she really takes them head-on and I think it’s going to be a really, really exciting episode for her.”

And for those of you wishing you’d had more Marcel-Davina time this season, this episode could fill that quota. “You’re going to get your Marcel-Davina fix because he’s her family,” Campbell says. “He’s been the one who’s protected her since the first episode.”

But what does that mean for Kol, the man who loves Davina (but accidentally killed her)? “She knows that he wasn’t himself,” Campbell says. “The whole reason that he was being hidden in there was because he was starting to become possessed by the ancestors, so she knows it wasn’t his fault. She loves him more than anything, that’s why she’s gone through so much trouble to save him again and again.”

Altogether, Campbell says the hour is “really sweet because we get to see all the different dynamics, not even in just Davina’s storyline, but just how the families are functioning and care for one another.” Let’s just hope enough of them care for Davina to successfully bring her back.

“It’s hard to say for sure,” Danielle Campbell admits to TVLine ahead of Friday’s episode (The CW, 9/8c). “A lot of it depends on story arcs and availability down the line, but I think it’s going to be up in the air. [The producers and writers are] still going to be figuring out the next storylines once they return for the next season, so it hinges on what’ll happen a few months from now. But never say never!”

TVLINE | Before we go too deep into Davina, let’s talk about Cami. Your thoughts on her death?
I think the writers did what they always do so well: They made her death really beautiful. In her last dying moments, they made you love her that much more. There was such a good contrast with her laying on her death bed but also being in the dream sequence with Klaus. That was so beautiful, and Leah [Pipes] did such a great job. She really killed it.

TVLINE | And what was the mood like on set while you were filming your goodbyes?
The mood for both episodes was kind of sad and happy. You’re saying goodbye, but you don’t know if you’re really saying a complete goodbye. It’s always really hard to tell on this show.

TVLINE | Did they tell you ahead of time about Davina’s death, or were you surprised?
I found out a bit ahead of time. It takes them a while to figure out story arcs since there are so many of us, but it was a possibility for my character sometime after winter hiatus. At the end of the day, it was so much fun. You really get to see what she goes through, and I had fun playing that.

TVLINE | Who’s going to have the strongest reaction to her death?
Kol, for sure, though it’s also going to be hard on Marcel. They were part of each other’s family for so long, and even though Marcel is also considered to be part of Klaus’ family, he chose to be part of Davina’s family. I think it’s going to be really hard for him.

TVLINE | In the race to save her, will we see some unusual alliances formed?
Absolutely. What’s going to be exciting as we finish the season is that they’re setting us up for a lot of shocking turns in Season 4. A lot of the characters are going to be at odds with each other in these last episodes, so it’s going to be a very interesting fourth season.

TVLINE | Things are obviously not great between Kol and Davina, but do you ever envision a future where they can make it work?
At the current moment, she’s dead and he’s alive, so they’d have a very hard time together. But there’s a possibility, for sure, because this show is all about random things happening.

In “F*&% the Prom,” Maddy (Danielle Campbell, pictured above) and Cole (Joel Courtney) were inseparable friends until high school started and Maddy became the most popular girl on campus. When Maddy finds herself suddenly single and heartbroken, she reconnects with Cole and the duo conspire to destroy the ultimate teen popularity contest — the prom.