‘The Originals’ Season 4 Will Be Connected To ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Series Finale

The Originals fans weren’t happy to hear that Season 4 wouldn’t premiere until the New Year. It was worse when the CW announced that The Originals Season 4 wouldn’t premiere until March 2017, but it seems that Julie Plec has run with this date. In fact, the date has been crucial, as the new season needs The Vampire Diaries series finale to air first.

Season 4 of The Vampire Diaries spinoff will connect to the parent show’s final two episodes. This now suggests why the show isn’t going to start until the week after The Vampire Diaries finale on March 17, 2017.

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There are plenty of questions about the new season of the vampire show. Season 3 left the Mikaelsons in a state of limbo, with their lives in the hands of Hayley and her daughter Hope. Fans already know that there will be a five-year time jump, which was made even more possible thanks to the CW’s decision to hold the premiere date back a few months.

Usually, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals run in the fall schedule. In fact, last year they ran back to back. But running them with two different timelines (The Vampire Diaries three years ahead at points) made it difficult. It was clear that something major had to happen in The Originals Season 3 finale since Caroline had learned in the parent show that Klaus hadn’t been seen for three years. Airing them back to back again would have left for confusing episodes and plenty of spoilers for one or the other.

It isn’t clear what will be used in the series finale of The Vampire Diaries in The Originals Season 4. Many fans have hoped for the reuniting of Klaroline, so fans would like to see Caroline leave Stefan and help Hayley in New Orleans to save the Mikaelsons. Considering the current storyline in The Vampire Diaries, it is possible to see how this could work out. Stefan could remain the Ripper and be killed at the very end, possibly through a difficult decision by Caroline.

Another theory is that something will happen to Alaric and the twins and he will crossover into The Originals. It is possible that his siphoning twins could work with Hope to save all the Mikaelsons and bring an end to Marcel’s reign of terror. Matt Davis has already been confirmed for The Originals Season 4, as Alaric will deliver a priceless artifact to Elijah, according to International Business Times.

While much of The Originals Season 4 will be focused on witches, the werewolf connection will come back into play. Containment actress Christina Moses has been confirmed for a recurring role as the last werewolf of her line.

Fans predict that Marcel can be stopped or his bite can be cured through the use of venom or blood from all the werewolf lines. It is possible that Moses’ character Keelin will be the last werewolf of the line that Klaus is part of. Keelin will be the last pureblood of the line, but won’t trust anybody due to being on the run for the last few years. However, TV Line states that she is on a collision course with the Mikaelsons and that likely has something to do with Marcel and that fatal bite given to Elijah and Kol.

There are also worries that the show is going to be canceled after this season due to the midseason start and shorter episode order, but this is just likely due to a lot of programming on the network this year. The Originals will be the only vampire show on the network, and the CW didn’t include it when announcing that Reign Season 4 would be the last.

Fans currently await the premiere of The Originals Season 4. It may have been held back, but it looks like Plec is using that to her advantage.

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