Recently, the actor who portrays Elijah, Daniel Gillies, chatted with MTV News about the upcoming 11th century flashback episode (focused heavily on Rebekah) in which a huge secret will be revealed that will change the course of life for everyone on the show. Here’s what he had to say about Elijah’s role in Season 4 and his interactions with his hybrid brother Klaus:
“[Elijah is] going to be back, and what role do we expect him to play? I think Elijah brings order. Whenever he returns, s–t gets done .. He’s sort of the stabilizer. There’s always a shift in the equilibrium. I think he’s the only one who can truly sort of restrain his brother. I think he’s the only one with the dignity/lucidity to be able to strategize a way out of Mystic Falls and into some sort of sanctuary for their family. I’m not saying that’s what he’s going to do, I’m saying that’s what he’s capable of. I think if the family listened to Elijah, they’d be in an excellent place to position themselves in this very contemporary world that wants them all gone.”
Moment of truth: Who do you think is the true head honcho of the Mikaelson family — Elijah or Klaus? (Or, let’s be real, is it OG Barbie, Bex?) Cast your vote in the comments!