The Mikaelson family is extremely complicated, and who better to untangle that drama than Julie Plec? The Originals showrunner will blog each week’s installment throughout the season exclusively for EW. From answering burning questions to giving behind-the-scenes stories and more, this is a place for fans to hear directly from Plec about the episode they just watched.
Thank you for watching “Where Nothing Stays Buried,” written by Carina MacKenzie and Chris Hollier and directed by John Hyams. It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to the delightful Andrew Lees. I should add, it is with great vengeful pleasure that we bid adieu to that nasty snake Lucien Castle. But Andy, we will miss. In true Australian form, he showed up in episode one with a terrific attitude and a boatload of talent. Over the course of the season, he charmed all of us and inspired all of the actors to bring their A game. Andy, we love you, but Lucien was a dick. After the murders of first Finn, then Cami (not to mention that creepy way he kept touching Freya’s face), it was high time to send Lucien to meet his maker. Watching Game of Thrones the other night, I wished we could have sent Lucien into Ramsay Bolton’s dog pen. May your Rest not be Peaceful, Lucien Castle.
Tidbits from set:
- During the fight scene between Lucien and Klaus, things got a little too real: Joseph [Morgan] accidentally elbowed Andrew in the nose sending him to the hospital for three hours to make sure it wasn’t broken. Andrew returned and shot another seven hours once back on set.
- Andrew was asked about stunt work and said it was nothing after his first acting gig… He was in a commercial for extreme vacationing in which he flew around the world doing crazy stuff. His first day he was shoved off a huge bridge in a chair and nearly passed out. On the same job an engine caught fire on the plane he was in and had to make a landing on a runway filled with fire engines.
- The vicious car wreck you see was all movie magic. The two vehicles never touched. In fact, the SUV Klaus was driving was destroyed with two forklifts repeatedly hitting it for about 90 minutes.
- In the “death” scenes for Davina: Danielle [Campbell] and Charles [Michael Davis] kept actually crying in between takes knowing these would be the last scenes they’d have together on the show.
What about Davina, you ask again? Tune in next week to learn her ultimate fate.