Julie Plec threw a show stopper at us in The Originals spinoff episode: Haley was pregnant with Klaus’ child. Sophie Deveraux explains this is one of nature’s “loopholes.” It is established later that this child is a baby girl. We learn from Tyler Lockwood that this hybrid baby Haley carries has the ability to create hybrids with its own blood, without the use of a doppelganger’s.
Most of the cast members say they really don’t have a clue when the baby will be born, assuming that it- and Haley- survives long enough. Joseph Morgan explains to Digital Spy, “I don’t know if the baby is going to survive or if Klaus is going to want the baby in the end. I know he wants it right now- he likes the idea of an heir, but not because he has any illusions about family, just because he believes it will bring him power.” We know that according to Klaus “Every king needs an heir,” and according to Elijah “Family is power.”
Are we finally beginning to see Klaus on his good side? “I think the most exciting for me about the storyline is the idea of this bloodthirsty, murdering sociopath with a tiny, little, vulnerable newborn baby, and if he starts to care about that baby and then that relationship is threatened. It’s really going to be amazing- to have this guy and all he cares about is this tiny child,” Joseph goes on to say in the same Digital Spy interview. Joseph says at the season four Vampire Diaries finale that if there were a date for when the baby was to finally arrive, it would be at the end of the season or even season finale.
Phoebe Tonkin explains in her interview with Access Hollywood, “Hayley, you can see she is growing. I don’t know how fast it will be in terms of timeline, but we’re definitely starting to see her belly grow.” She continues to say in the same interview, “I think [Klaus will] be very protective. God forbid if, it is a girl, if she ever tries to bring a date home. I think he’d be a good father.” With the upcoming new episode “Apres Moi, le Deluge,” we can’t wait to see where the second half of the season will lead up to, with the exception of a possible baby arrival at the end of the season.