The Originals Stars Reunite One Year After Finale Deaths

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This time last year, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals fans were in mourning for Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah Mikaelson (Daniel Gillies). The Originals series finale aired in August 2018 and left many fans upset, especially since we didn't get to see what happened for them in the afterlife, including any kind of reunion for Elijah and Hayley. Well, Legacies Season 1 did give us an update on Klaus in the afterlife, but actors Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies just had their own mini reunion one year after the Mikaelson brothers ended their lives together.

Here's Joseph Morgan's cheeky little reunion with Daniel Gillies:

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Actor Sebastian Roché played their father on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, and he responded to Joseph Morgan's Instagram video:

Daddy Mikael says hello 'Boys'!!!!!

At least he's a loving father in real life. Daniel Gillies shared his own reunion photos with Joseph Morgan:

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Sebastian Roché once again returned his love:

Papa Mikaelson approves, BOY!

Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies started playing the Mikaelson brothers on The Vampire Diaries before The CW gave them the show's first spinoff. Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) recently said he and Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) were "so bitter" about The Originals as its own show, because it meant The Vampire Diaries lost so many amazing actors (and their accents).

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Speaking of Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, and The Vampire Diaries stars -- they will be gathering for a convention in New Jersey in September 2019 -- exactly 10 years after the premiere of The Vampire Diaries. (This is exactly what Michael Trevino and I were hoping would happen!)

Daniel Gillies announced his convention appearance (on September 8) through this hilarious deadpan video. Don't miss the caption calling out Paul Wesley:

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Brilliant. Here's more about that Vampire Diaries/Originals convention. For the moment, let's take a second to remember Klaus and Elijah Mikaelson, who ended their lives this time last year. They made their sacrifices for love, loyalty, and family. Always and forever.

Here's what The Originals' whole cast has been up to in the year since the show ended. They have been keeping busy, and of course Klaus' daughter/Elijah's niece Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) is now the lead character of her own Originals/TVD spinoff, Legacies, which premieres Season 2 on Thursday, October 10 on The CW. Here's everything we know so far about Legacies Season 2, which is expected/hoped to include more appearances from The Originals cast.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.