Claire Holt Departs “The Originals” As Series Regular

claireholt-theoriginals-031214Oh no! One of our favorite vampires is hanging up her fangs…for now!

SPOILER ALERT! Last night’s episode of “The Originals” ended with Rebekah saying her goodbyes to Hayley and being set free by her brother Klaus. She jumped in her car and basically drove off into the sunset. Say it isn’t so! Rebekah is gone?

According to Buzzfeed and other sources, Claire will no longer be a regular on the hit CW show, which was recently renewed for a second season. Buzzfeed reports that sources close to production say it was entirely the actress’s decision to leave the show, but everyone involved with the freshman series hopes she might return for future guest appearances.

The door has been left open for Claire to return in guest spots and even recurring and we have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of Rebekah. She’s one of our favorite characters! Maybe she’ll even pop back up on “The Vampire Diaries.”

Are you sad that Claire has left the show? We have a feeling she has some big things in store. We’ll be keeping an eye out!