'The Originals' season 4 air date, spoilers: Kol bonds with Rebekah in new season

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After the events of the season 3 finale of “The Originals,” Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) will be doing her best to find a cure for her friends. In the episode, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) bit Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic), while Freya (Riley Voelkel) was poisoned. Hayley tried to wake Rebekah (Claire Holt) to stop Marcel from killing everyone, but the damage had already been done. The season ender closed with Hayley and baby daughter Hope driving out of New Orleans in search of a cure, with all of the victims at the back of their vehicle.

It appears that Hayley will find a cure after all as showrunner Julie Plec recently gave an update on what happens to the Mikaelson siblings in season 4. Plec said that considering that Elijah and Freya both had a hand in Davina’s (Danielle Campbell) death, while Klaus (Joseph Morgan) was to blame for everything that happened, Kol will find himself bonding with the only sibling he can Rebekah.

Plec told Entertainment Weekly that Rebekah, who has gotten caught up into the family takedown and spent five years in an alternate reality, is back once again and is faced with the same question that has haunted her. The showrunner said that the character has always wondered what her life is supposed to be like outside the family.

“Kol, interestingly enough, is asking himself those same questions,” said Plec. “The two of them are going to bond in a way that we haven’t gotten to see so much about what their future is in this family and how much of this crazy they’re expected to live through.”

While most of The CW shows will be returning this fall for new seasons, “The Originals” season 4 premiere has been pushed back to 2017. There are reports that the show might be cancelled after its fourth season following the announcement that Plec’s other show, “The Vampire Diaries,” will end after its upcoming eighth installment. However, the network hasn’t made any official announcements about the spin-off show getting cancelled.

“The Originals” season 4 premieres in 2017 on The CW.