Last night's episode of The Originals, “Farewell to Storyville”, marked the exit of fan favorite Rebekah, played by Claire Holt. The Original sister drove into the sunset headed for freedom and hopefully happiness. If you remember, Holt debuted Rebekah in season 3 of The Vampire Diaries and was one of the key cast members to make the move to the new spin-off series. Sources have said that due to the direction of Rebekah's storyline, Holt was no longer needed as a series regular, but they do intend to have her guest star later on Season 2. WBTV and “The Originals” Producers have declined to comment on Claire's surprising exit.