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The Originals fans have been introduced to something new this season: a faceless, nameless evil that no one seems to know how to stop. Just last week, fans watched as Klaus sat next to his daughter, utterly clueless on how he might help her. After all, how can you help someone when you have no idea that they’re being targeted by some unidentified evil magic? That’s the problem that the Mikaelsons now face.
“We talked a lot about what scares us and ghosts and the monster under the bed,” executive producer Michael Narducci says of the writers’ plan for season 4. “If you’re a thousand-year-old vampire, what is the thing that YOU are afraid of? And we talked a lot about what is the most important commodity of a community, and naturally the conversation arrived at children. It made sense because now we had Hope as a child and kids are the most vulnerable, the most susceptible. Wouldn’t it be great to explore how our family would react to a big monster underneath the bed coming out and trying to do harm to the children of our community?”