Rebekah being gone has certainly put a damper on my enjoyment of this series. I loved Claire Holt. I watched her a while back on the Aussie series H2O Just Add Water, and she's adorable. She made the original vampire Rebekah just the perfect balance of sweetness and menace. And she was f'ing sexy, too! Oddly enough, her Aussie series (H2O) also starred Phoebe Tonkin, who plays Haley. I don't think Phoebe has got the acting chops that Claire has, but man oh man, does Phoebe get my heart racing. But apparently, Phoebe and Claire have been close since they worked together on their H2O series, and it seems to have carried over to The Originals.