'The Originals': Daniel Gillies on Klaus' Gia Betrayal

Access Hollywood

The Mikaelson brothers need each other to fight Dahlia in "The Originals," but heading into the Season 2 finale, their bonds are on shaky ground.

Klaus has done many horrible things in the name of protecting Hope, but in last week's penultimate  Season 2 episode, as he appeared (pretended) to be on Dahlia's side, he compelled Elijah's girlfriend Gia to take off her daylight ring. As Klaus held his brother down, Gia died a fiery death in front of Elijah's eyes. It was a brutal act that begs the question -- can Elijah ever forgive Klaus?

"The answer is with great difficulty, I think," Daniel Gillies, who plays Elijah, told Access Hollywood. "This is a terrible thing. This is a terrible injustice."

Daniel describes what Klaus did as, "sort of losing the battle to win the war from Klaus' perspective."

"He's ultimately just sort of playing chess with everybody, including his most beloved," Daniel added.

Klaus may be able to justify Gia's death (presumaby it was part of his plan to win Dahlia's trust), but to everyone else, it was an inexplicable act.

"It's like, 'Really?... You really had to? … Of all of the things you had to do, this was your master plan? … You couldn't have not sacrificed her?' One could argue, 'Well, it had to look authentic, so it had to look like real betrayal and I'm like, 'OK, but there just must have been any number of ways to destroy Dahlia that weren't that,'" Daniel said.

Gia's death will have major consequences on the bonds between the immortals.

"When I saw that, I was like, 'Well, that's it, man. They've just sort of severed one of the last remaining ties between the brothers,'" Daniel said.

Although there is so much intense drama on screen, behind the scenes of Season 2 there was a little music.

When Charles Michael Davis (Marcel) stopped by Access Hollywood earlier this month, he revealed that he and his co-stars -- Daniel and Joseph Morgan (Klaus) -- had a little fun one day, as they jumped on some instruments (Daniel on vocals) and worked out how to perform pop ballad "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias. So Access had to ask Daniel about that.

"We decided that we would create a band," Daniel said. "Within the minutes we decided we were going to sing Enrique Iglesias. It was just sort of one poor decision after another, to be honest. It sounds like the pursuit of several drunk people. I'm amazed we weren't," Daniel said.

"I don't know if it's a product of some boredom, I guess, and also the fact that... Charles is kind of a splendid musician, Joe is just starting out with guitar and I definitely can't sing, so I don't know what we were dreaming of," Daniel laughed. "The name of our quote/unquote band is The Necessary Evil, which we thought was really funny. ... We enjoyed it. That's all I'm going to say," he said.

"The Originals" Season 2 finale airs Monday at 8/7c on The CW.

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