Joseph Morgan spoils to EOnline about his true intentions where Stefan is concerned.
EP Julie Plec treats fans to a spoilery preview for tonight's new episode, "The End Of The Affair".
"One of the big questions that we left last year with was 'Why did Klaus take such an interest in Stefan, specifically, of all people?' What we wanted to do is show the roots of Klaus's character as it relates to his family, the people that he has known for a thousand years and been with off and on for a thousand years, that we, notoriously, of course, know that he's daggered one by one and carted around in coffins," Plec says. "So this notion of this big, bag, evil hybrid 'dick,' I guess, is what they said in the episode, who, like, everybody else in our show, is in his own way trying to fill a hole that's been left inside of him as a result of loss of family or desire for family; a desire for that brotherhood. So this is just the beginning. It's the beginning of our glimpse into Klaus's life. It's not the last we'll see of his story and his family's story. There's so much story there that you could give them their own show; but right now we want them to have our show and be able to tell that story in the midst of everything else that we're doing in Mystic Falls."
"I would actually say, to be perfectly frank, I think that that was our intention, until we did the math. The realistic math, and realized we've said there's 7 children. That's a lot of new people to bring into the story. So I think - we're only about a third of the way through the season, so far, in what we're breaking. Certainly, the mother is going to be someone that we meet in the past, as will other siblings. We've already said that we will see Elijah again. In fact, right now we're about to start shooting an episode that takes us back a little bit - a LONG bit, actually - to the origin story of the Original family," Plec reveals.
"I would say that we get to learn some old, old secrets and return to play with some old friends slash foes," Plec teases.
"Bonnie returns from summer with the 'normal side of the family.' Bonnie says 'the normal side of my family is like watching paint dry,' and Caroline says 'well, I'd give a lot for a normal side of my family right now,' having what she's just been through. So it's a nice return for Bonnie next week," Plec reveals.
Head over to KSite to read the full interview before tonight's episode.
Morgan also dishes to Zap2it about the bromance brewing between Klaus and Stefan and why Klaus chose Stefan to accompany him on his Hybrid trek.