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Seeing Freya was a taste of home for Hope Mikaelson and fans of The Vampire Diaries' first spinoff. Actress Riley Voelkel only brought back the powerful Mikaelson witch for two scenes on Legacies -- one in New Orleans with Josie Saltzman and one in Mystic Falls to hug her niece Hope. However, we learned quite a bit about Freya's life with Keelin after The Originals finale and fans were left curious to see if Freya would remain a big part of Hope's life.
Will we see Freya again on Legacies? Sounds like there's (no pun intended) hope!
Riley Voelkel is currently promoting her new TV role as Renee Shaw in Starz's Hightown. CinemaBlend's own Nick Venable talked to Voelkel during the TCA 2020 winter press tour and asked if she would bring Freya back to Legacies. Her eyes seemed to say yes as she made this response:
There's been...conversations. [Laughs.] There have been conversations, yes. It was so fun going back. I hadn't played the character in so many years, and so going back was just super nostalgic. It was cool to see the new generation and yeah, there's a possibility Freya may show up again. Yeah, there's a possibility.
Yesssss. Hope Mikaelson could use more love from back home in New Orleans. Speaking of back home, in Freya's Legacies return episode, "That's Nothing I Had to Remember," Josie Saltzman went to New Orleans to ask Freya about a spell.
At the time, Freya had no memory of Hope, so when Josie mentioned she was from the Salvatore School, Freya didn't remember she had already been there to visit Hope on The Originals. Instead, she said "Yeah, I've heard of it. My wife's got an eye on it for our son."
Our son! The Originals ended with Freya and Keelin planning to start a family, with Vincent agreeing to be their surrogate. Legacies picked up from that story and revealed Freya and Keelin had a son. Not only that, Freya revealed their son's name was Nik -- as in Niklaus, named after Freya's brother Klaus Mikaelson, Hope Mikaelson's own father, who died with his brother Elijah in The Originals series finale.
The second Freya said she had a son named after Klaus -- and mentioned wanting him to go to the Salvatore School someday -- fans started hoping we'd see Nik on Legacies in Season 3, 4, 5, whatever. Maybe there could be a time jump like The Originals had to go from Hope as a baby to a child to a teen?
CinemaBlend mentioned how The Originals fans would love to see Nik on Legacies, perhaps through a time jump. Here's how Riley Voelkel responded:
Where Nik has grown up, yes, yes. I think the fans would appreciate that, yeah.
I don't want to geek out too hard yet, but I'm loving this hope to see Freya back on Legacies and also the idea of keeping Nik involved in the story as part of the next generation. After all, the show is called "Legacies" and it follows the children of characters from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Nik belongs there (and so does Stefanie Salvatore).
As we wait to see Freya again, relive her two scenes so far on Legacies, starting with Josie's visit to New Orleans...
And continuing with Freya, now remembering Hope, visiting her niece in Mystic Falls:
Here's hoping we not only see Freya Mikaelson again soon, but that we get to see Keelin, Baby Nik, Vincent, and more members of The Originals' Mikaelson family.
Legacies Season 2 returns from winter break Thursday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on The CW. The show has already been renewed for Season 3 and fans know exactly which other characters they'd love to see back on screen. Meanwhile, Roswell, New Mexico star Riley Voelkel premieres her new show Hightown this spring on Starz.