Major spoilers below!
TVLINE | I loved seeing Hayley back in human form. What can you tease about her deal with Davina?
It’s a little bit of an unconventional agreement. Davina, in trying to assert her own power, realizes that she needs something equally powerful to back up her words. She’s recruiting the beast, so to speak, in order to provide protection and martial law as she deals with these renegade witches.
TVLINE | Are we going to delve into where Hayley’s heart really lies? She’s a touchy subject, because I feel like everyone wants her to be with someone different.
I think we know where her heart lies, but the complicated thing is that as much as she’s deeply bonded with Elijah, she made a commitment to Jackson that was born both out of obligation and — ultimately — out of love. It’s possible to have feelings for two people at once, so she’ll continue to struggle with being torn between her two emotional obligations: her connection to the Mikaelson family and her connection to Jackson and the wolves. She’ll find herself caught in the middle of that quite a lot.
What does Davina (Danielle Campbell) want with Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin)?
Davina, having taken Marcel’s advice perhaps a little bit too much to heart, really needs an assist in dealing with the witches that have shown their disrespect to her. She wants to make a point and she wants to make it loudly, and she’s going to use Hayley to help her do that.
Is she at all thinking of the ramifications of this?
Davina doesn’t think much about the Originals family these days. She’s riding a wave of power and a little bit of arrogance, and isn’t thinking her actions might have repercussions. When all is said and done, the family has been trying for months to undo this curse, and here Davina strolls along and undoes it with a blink of the eye. Even if they’re angry, the end result is the return of Hayley, so that is a good thing.