Samantha Highfill
December 10, 2015 AT 04:09 PM EST

The holidays are taking over New Orleans, and for the Original family, that means drama. 

With Rebekah’s return, The Originals’ midseason finale is about bringing the family together, and of course, tearing down its enemies. EW was on set for the episode, for which director Matt Hastings gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the hour and how they craft those big family scenes.

The Originals midseason finale airs Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

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