Brace yourselves, fang fans, because Elijah and Klaus Mikaelson are slipping into fancy period garb in The Originals episode 1×08! Titled “The River in Reverse,” the latest installment of the Vampire Diaries spin-off treats viewers to 1820s flashback scenes from the Mikaelson brothers’ dangerous past and puts a spotlight on their tense relationship. Dressed to impress in tailored jackets with big, brass buttons, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) are seen shooting guns at one another while a horse and carriage linger in the background. Their body language suggests that they are, once again, in disagreement over something. Are they simply indulging in a little afternoon target practice or are they embroiled in yet another duel? We’ll find out soon enough!
Meanwhile, in present day New Orleans, Elijah has fallen ill from Klaus’s spontaneous attack. Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) takes a break from all the baby mama drama to tend to his every need and is seen standing guard by his bedside. (It looks as though they’ve found shelter at the rickety cabin down by the bayou, where Tyler Lockwood brought Hayley after he abducted her.) Judging by what we know about the scary side effects of a hybrid’s bite, Elijah is not only going to sweat profusely but he will also experience some spine-tingling hallucinations as well. That being said, Originals can’t die from this sort of bite so at least there’s a silver lining to look forward to.
Take a peek at the official images from The Originals Season 1 Episode 8: “The River in Reverse” in the gallery below. Then, drop us a comment telling us which brother looks better in his old-timey outfits: Elijah or Klaus? It’s a tough question!
The Originals episode 1×08: “The River in Reverse” airs Tuesday, November 26 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on The CW. Be sure to tune in!