Esther (Sonja Sohn), Mikael (Sebastian Roche) and Dahlia (Claudia Black) might all be dead but according to reports, Season 3 of “The Originals” will still have it’s fair share of family troubles when the hit CW series returns in the fall – specifically between Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies). In Season 2 of the supernatural drama, Klaus broke his brother’s heart when he burned Elijah’s baby vamp/beau, Gia (Nishi Munshi), to a crisp before condemning his one true love Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) “to the body of a beast.”

Klaus tried to explain to his brother the method behind his madness, revealing that the fate of the women was merely just “collateral damage” in taking down Dahlia and saving his daughter. But despite Klaus’ (good?) intentions, Elijah is disgusted by his sibling’s darkness and promises to no longer stand by his sibling’s side.

“To break your enemy, you broke your family,” the always-dapper vamp snarled.

So, what’s next for the brothers? Has their relationship truly been tarnished? During an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Julie Plec, creator of “The Originals,” explained that things between the brothers will continue to worsen when Season 3 of the vampire drama returns Thursday, Oct. 8 – that is, until an incident occurs, which could possibly force them to fight side-by-side once again.

“The Original family left last season very distant from each other,” Plec stated. “I'd say Klaus left last season [having] alienated pretty much everyone he's ever met before. So the minute this season there's a threat, the question is, is the family going to once again put aside their differences to stand together to fight a common enemy? Or did Klaus' actions shatter that bond too much, and will it keep them splintered?”

Plec added that one of the questions being asked early on in the season dwells around the brother’s broken bond. “Where are Elijah and Klaus going to come to with each other? Will they be able to stand together?” the creator questioned.

During the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, Gillies revealed his thoughts on whether the blood-sucking vamps will – or should – rekindle their relationship in the new season.

“I think that we would be dishonorable to our audiences if we didn’t explore the rift and the division between the brothers. I think things should get worse before they get better,” he told reporters, teasing that despite the impending Season 3 villains, the two might have to fight their enemies solo this time.

“The Originals” will return with Season 3 on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 9 p.m. EDT on The CW.