"The Originals" producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci have revealed that the title for the show's premiere episode for Season 2 is "Rebirth." The show runners said that this will also be the running theme of the CW drama's second season.
Part of the "rebirth" process will come from Klaus confronting his parents, Narducci told TVLine.
Season 2 is "all about confronting the sins of the past. We're very much defined by our parents, but as we become adults, we begin to choose our paths … Klaus is very much a product of his abusive father, and much a product of his mother," he said.
The significance of the title is two-fold, according to Plec. Not only does it indicate the episode's theme, which is the loss of Klaus' baby and the start of his new life, but it also has a special meaning to the show itself.
"Every title we use, we try to make it a song title from New Orleans or an artist from New Orleans. Rebirth is one of the best brass bands in New Orleans, and they were in our pilot. We've been waiting to use that title for 22 episodes," revealed Plec.
The producer also said that this season will explore Klaus' moral origins.
"We'll see flashbacks to when he was a child as well as right before he became a vampire," he said. All of this will "examine what his relationship was with his mother, and the sense of betrayal that he felt when she came back from the dead and judged him as an abomination."
The Originals" Season 2 will premiere on Oct. 6 on The CW.