We did tell you a while ago that there would be a crossover with The vampire Diaries and The Originals, we just didn’t know when or how. Thanks to E Online we can give you the scoop!
Who’s ready for yet another impressive role from doppelganger expert Nina Dobrev?
That’s right, the TVD star is about to show off her acting chops once more by introducing another doppelganger via flashbacks to the TVD/Originals universe.
“There’s a lot of people that could cross over, and when we plan our crossovers, we like to think of the most clever way to integrate The Vampire Diaries mythology into The Originals mythology,” Plec tells us. “There was a character’s name introduced a long time ago in season three in association with Klaus [Joseph Morgan] and Elijah [Daniel Gillies] and how they became vampires and a girl that they both loved a long time ago who was the original doppelgänger, Tatia. So Nina Dobrev will be visiting The Originals for a nice little storyline in our fifth episode which airs November 3.”
Plec teases that Tatia’s presence will bring out a side to the Original brothers that fans have seen them struggle with time and time again: falling in love with the same woman. “What we remember from The Vampire Diaries, for those who watch both shows, is that [Klaus and Elijah] both loved her, so it’s a little bit of history repeating itself like with Stefan [Paul Wesley] and Damon [Ian Somerhalder],” Plec says. “And then Esther [Alice Evans], their mother, killed her so that she could make Klaus not a hybrid. There’s lots of secrets and scandal and romance and terrible tragedy attached to her character. We’ll get to go back into the past to see how that all played out.”
So why introduce Tatia on The Originals now, three seasons after her name was mentioned on TVD? “We made a rule at the very beginning, like, ‘Let’s not be number whores or number grabbers,'” Plec explains. “We don’t want to be doing crossovers for the sake of, ‘Look at us!’ You know? But in this particular case, the character of Tatia is part of their history and is kind of a dangling chad. It’s something we brought up a long time ago and never paid off.”