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11 March 2014 @ 10:24 pm
Originals, tonight's episode  
just quick spoiler about the episode....

I'm sure this is NOT happening, but a girl can dream. Rebekah takes off from New Orleans, leaving her chemistry-less, lackluster relationship with Marcel behind and I'm all like... OK, then, pretty please can she go back to Mystic Falls and have fluffy, blonde, pretty, pretty sexytiems with Matt and become BFFs with Elena since her actual BFFs kinda blow what with not picking up on the whole Katherine-possessed-her-thing? Pretty, pretty please?

Yeah, I know it ain't gonna happen. Double sigh.

ETA: OK, never mind--way more going on here than meets the eye. Claire Holt is actually done. This was her last episode as a series regular on The Originals and it appears as if she is done with the TVD/TO world period per this article from Buzzfeed:

The March 11 episode of The Originals ended with Rebekah Mikaelson (Claire Holt) driving off into the distance after being set free by her brother, Klaus (Joseph Morgan). But unlike she has in the past, this time Rebekah won’t make a U-turn and head back into the chaos of New Orleans; this was the last fans will see of the character for the near future.

BuzzFeed has confirmed that Episode 16, the aptly titled "Farewell to Storyville," was Holt's final installment as a series regular. According to sources close to production, it was entirely the actress's decision to leave The Originals, but everyone involved with the freshman series hopes she might return for future guest appearances.

This revelation will undoubtedly come as a shock to fans since Rebekah is effectively the female lead of The Originals, and has been deeply interwoven into the show's complex mythology. In expanding upon Holt's character, who was a villainess for much of her time on The Vampire Diaries, The Originals had her forge a deep bond with werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and revealed her Romeo and Juliet-esque history with Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a vampire sired by Klaus centuries earlier.

Holt's character was first introduced on The Vampire Diaries in 2011, and her initial three-episode Season 3 guest arc turned into much, much more. Eventually, the entire Mikaelson family — which, in addition to Klaus, also includes eldest brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) — got its own series, The Originals, which began airing in September 2013. A source close to Holt told BuzzFeed that the actress never intended to play Rebekah for as long as she did.

Neither Holt nor The Originals creator Julie Plec would comment for this story.
Now, them not saying anything could be because of some big story on TVD and with Katherine's offing on that show they do need a snarky, cool, bad-ass female on the show and Rebekah fits that bill, but this article makes it sound like Claire is done-done. So.... ah well.
 
 
 
Matt: Ghidorahghidorah15 on March 12th, 2014 02:36 am (UTC)
Oh, you never know.
Arabian: Rebekah04arabian on March 12th, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
Spoil me on this: Is Rebekah coming back to Mystic Falls? Yes or no. Just that, yes or no.

Edited at 2014-03-12 02:45 am (UTC)
Matt: Ghidorahghidorah15 on March 12th, 2014 03:29 am (UTC)
The honest answer is, I have no idea. And trust me, I've looked.
Arabian: GWTWarabian on March 12th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
Read my ETA to my post. I do not think she is. Claire Holt is done with TO and it seems like she may be done with Rebekah period. :(
Matt: Ghidorahghidorah15 on March 12th, 2014 03:33 am (UTC)
Ah, I missed that when I came to reply. But I stand by those three words: you never know.
Arabian: Rebekah03arabian on March 12th, 2014 03:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, there could be something sneaky going on, but it seems more like something shady.... still, yeah, you never know. A part of me is hoping she shows up as a series regular on TVD!
Emily: icon credit: lacedcrowns @ ljemofordino on March 12th, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
this is literally word for word what i texted my best friend when we saw that rebekah was leaving! ugh, my poor heart.
Arabian: Rebekah01arabian on March 12th, 2014 03:35 am (UTC)
Read my ETA: I do not think she is going to Mystic Falls at all. Claire Holt is done with TO and it seems like she may be done with Rebekah period. :(
jairem08: pic#122702267jairem08 on March 12th, 2014 06:12 am (UTC)
Aren't actors bound by contract? Can she just leave in the middle of well planned series that was - I would guess - planned around her character as well? I'm not a big fan of Rebekah but it is sad that this would be the end of the character? She could definitely mean more still on TVD.
Arabian: Rebekah02arabian on March 12th, 2014 06:44 am (UTC)
It does all seem kind of hinky. I'm hoping that she's jumping over to TVD and that's what's going on, but who knows. It does all seem very weird. I absolutely adore Rebekah, but I actually like her A LOT more on TVD than I do on TO where I feel she's been terribly wasted. If this is some bait and switch that is going to get her as a series regular on TVD, I'd be beyond thrilled, but I'm not holding my breath. Garsh, to get my beloved Rebekah on TVD, to get my Matt/Rebekah explored in truth? I would LOVE IT SO HARD! But, yeah, I have no idea, but this is just a weird situation.
Matt: Ghidorahghidorah15 on March 12th, 2014 04:23 pm (UTC)
I absolutely adore Rebekah, but I actually like her A LOT more on TVD than I do on TO where I feel she's been terribly wasted.

So much YES to this. I love Rebekah without condition, and I think she'll be a lot better off in Mystic Falls, where there's one guy who adores her despite the wariness of his friends, than in New Orleans, where she has to look over her shoulder every minute and deal with a self-righteous, paranoid psychopath of a half-brother.

Garsh, to get my beloved Rebekah on TVD, to get my Matt/Rebekah explored in truth? I would LOVE IT SO HARD!

Ditto. Screw Marcel - no, actually, don't. He can screw himself just fine. :P
Arabian: Rebekah03arabian on March 13th, 2014 01:53 pm (UTC)
It was so weird how she was so much more awesome on TVD. It was like on TO, she was just the pathetic, whiny, sister who had this half-assed epic, twu wuv with Marcel that didn't jibe with her backstory on TVD at all (hello, what about her and Stefan in the 20's, during prohibition that we saw on TVD that couldn't have happened much after the recent flashback stuff on TO where she was supposedly sooooooooooo in lurve with Marcel?!?!?) Just so, so, so lame. The only reason that Rebekah worked at all on TO was because of Claire Holt and what had already been built up for the character on TVD. The writing for her on TO did the character no favors.

Pfft, Marcel. Double, pfft!
Bogwitch: Meg and Mog - Mog [new]bogwitch on March 12th, 2014 08:29 am (UTC)
Oh. That's the only character I am remotely interested in gone then.
Arabian: Rebekah04arabian on March 12th, 2014 08:34 am (UTC)
I do like Klaus, Cami, Davina and Elijah. My irritation with the ignoring of Elijah's story on TVD still rankles, but I overall enjoy the show. I think I might actually like the show more with Rebekah gone because she was SO MUCH BETTER on TVD than on TO so that irritation will be gone with her departure. :shrugs:
Bogwitchbogwitch on March 12th, 2014 08:36 am (UTC)
I don't mind the show overall, it's entertaining enough, it's just I'm not invested in anybody.
Arabian: Damon04arabian on March 12th, 2014 08:41 am (UTC)
Ah, that I agree with then.
Florencia: Damon (Piano)florencia7 on March 12th, 2014 11:18 am (UTC)
My first thought after reading this article was that something shady was going on, but then I thought about it again & thought... maybe not? First of all, they just said Rebekah is not going to be a regular. Maybe Claire's main motivation was that she wants to pursue other projects, not just be "fixed" playing one character for a number of years without really having time to do any other series/films. Maybe it's more that, than any disagreements with the show producers. I'd say, that if the main reason was such disagreements, they wouldn't give her such a pretty exit. They'd just have Klaus kill her (or, in order to keep Klaus moving forward rather than taking a hundred steps back, have her die ~accidentally while fighting with him). Instead, they chose to have her drive away into her well-deserved freedom, which doesn't seem to be what angry producers are usually inclined to do with insolent actors randomly leaving promising shows lol

I'd also not give up hope as far as TVD is concerned. After all, our dear show just can't stand people being single & Matt is single now ;) They even just killed Nadia with whom he potentially had something going on. I'm not saying Rebekah is going to drive straight back to MF, but I think it's possible for her to show up there... at some point.
Arabian: Rebekah01arabian on March 12th, 2014 11:37 am (UTC)
This is the only reason I think something shady is going on:

Neither Holt nor The Originals creator Julie Plec would comment for this story.

Why no comment from either? It's like, oh, I don't know, they want to keep something a secret maybe? So I can't help but have some hope that Rebekah will show up in some shocking twist in Mystic Falls. She just fits there SO MUCH BETTER!
Florencia: DE (I Died)florencia7 on March 12th, 2014 11:47 pm (UTC)
I hope so too! I think *any* comment (yes, no, maybe) from either of them could spoil Rebekah's return to MF, so for now I'm totally choosing to believe they just want to keep it secret ;)
Arabian: Alaric02arabian on March 13th, 2014 09:31 am (UTC)
I just don't know, conflicting stories coming out. Claire wanted to leave Atlanta, they had no more story for Rebekah (which, what?!??!), and no comment from Claire or Julie... it's just WEIRD!
Frust-sheep: sheep: frust-sheep main-snow-anifrust_sheep on March 12th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
Oh I did not know this... So I have to cross my fingers, that Rebekah comes back to MF again. I really hope, that she will come back to MF. *crosses fingers tightly* I missed her there.
Arabian: Rebekah04arabian on March 13th, 2014 09:32 am (UTC)
I'm hoping she comes back to Mystic Falls, but I'm not going to hold my breath. If it happens, I'll be thrilled. If it doesn't, oh well.
Frust-sheep: sheep: frust-sheep main-snow-anifrust_sheep on March 13th, 2014 09:00 pm (UTC)
So true again!
Arabian: Matt & Rebekah03arabian on March 18th, 2014 09:19 am (UTC)
Yup!
Gabby: rebekah pinkgabby227 on March 13th, 2014 06:16 am (UTC)
I suppose Rebekah leaving is better than her getting killed off - which was what my cousin Alisha was sure was going to happen - because there's always a chance she'll come back. But I agree - she should return to Mystic Falls. I ship her and Matt so hard lately.
Arabian: Rebekah04arabian on March 13th, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC)
I ship her and Matty the mostest, but I don't know, with the weird, conflicting reports and the lack of commentary from Claire and Julie, I have NO CLUE what is going on and I just think it's easier on our shipper hopes to assume that she is gone from the Vampire Diaries universe for the time being as painful as that is to think. *sigh*
tj2013: pic#120865641tj2013 on March 13th, 2014 07:44 am (UTC)
Actually I am not so sad Rebekah leaves NO for the time being. I love love love Rebekah as a character and the TO-writers often didn't do her justice. She was painted weak and damsel-in-distress like - and she can be so much more. In TVD she was a real badass sometimes and I didn't feel that fire in her lately.
Plus I don't buy the love story with Marcel. No chemistry there. Zero. Nothing. She has more chemistry with Klaus, and when they were face to face in the last episode I just thought for a second he was about to kiss her and that's why he drove all her lovers away. LOL.
So, yes, please, let her show up in MF and shake up Matt's world. Uh huh.

ETA: I just read somewhere else that Holt never planned on staying on the series as a regular. So that's maybe why Rebekah didn't get a super-developed storyline for herself, but more reacted to what the others did. Sounds plausible to me.

Edited at 2014-03-13 11:27 am (UTC)
Arabian: Matt & Rebekah03arabian on March 13th, 2014 01:50 pm (UTC)
I love love love Rebekah as a character and the TO-writers often didn't do her justice. She was painted weak and damsel-in-distress like - and she can be so much more. In TVD she was a real badass sometimes and I didn't feel that fire in her lately.

I COMPLETELY agree.

I don't buy the love story with Marcel. No chemistry there. Zero. Nothing. She has more chemistry with Klaus, and when they were face to face in the last episode I just thought for a second he was about to kiss her and that's why he drove all her lovers away. LOL.

And I completely agree with this as well! ;)

And I would absolutely LOVE to see her come back to Mystic Falls and interact with the folks there, especially Matt, but yeah, reports are saying that Claire didn't want to stick around... HOWEVER, conflicting reports are saying that the producers/writers couldn't come up with enough story for Rebekah (and WTF?! to that) and for some odd reason we're getting no exit quotes from Claire or Julie Plec, so something clearly hinky is going on here. I don't even know. I just think it's easier on our shipper hopes to assume that she is gone from the Vampire Diaries universe for the time being as painful as that is to think. *sigh*