'The Originals' Daniel Gillies Dispels 'Romantic' Elijah Rumors in Season 2

TVLine

As The Originals‘ second season unfolds, Elijah will find himself surrounded by new faces, including a certain femalecounterpart with whom he’ll be spending plenty of face time — but don’t worry, it sounds like this is one ship that won’t be leaving the dock.

I’m talking, of course, about Gia (Nishi Munshi), one of Marcel’s new vampire pets we met on the season premiere. Despite multiple sneak-peek photos of the twosome at work and play, Daniel Gillies insists that Elijah will be merely a “mentor” to the budding warrior.

“There certainly isn’t a romantic dynamic happening there,” Gillies explains to TVLine. “I don’t want the fans jumping to that conclusion.”

Gillies adds that training Gia and the other vampires will also provide a welcome distraction from Hayley’s ongoing “identity crisis,” which will continue to drive a wedge between the brothers, as seen in the preview clip from Monday’s episode (The CW, 8/7c).

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