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Acting on a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in New Orleans, Klaus makes a trip to the town he and his family helped build. Klaus' questions lead him to a reunion with his former protege, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie. Meanwhile, in Mystic Falls, Damon and Stefan continue with their plan for Elena, while Katherine reveals a surprising vulnerability to Rebekah and asks her to deliver a message.
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Stefan and Damon leave Elena to slowly desiccate in the dungeon, waiting for her to get desperate enough to beg for blood, or showing feelings. Katherine arrives with news that Hayley lured Klaus to New Orleans. She thinks he's out of their lives for good. In New Orleans, Hayley hangs out in a bar where Jane Anne tends bar. She knows Hayley is a werewolf and shows her where to look for her family. She also snags some of Hayley's hair. Jane Anne and her sister Sophie head to a graveyard with Hayley's hair to perform a spell to get Klaus. Sophie heads off for her part of the task. ..Read the full recap
Ratings: 2.24 Million Viewers
Casting: Main cast members Steven R. McQueen (Jeremy Gilbert), Katerina Graham (Bonnie Bennett), Candice Accola (Caroline Forbes), Zach Roerig (Matt Donovan), and Michael Trevino (Tyler Lockwood) do not appear in this episode.
This episode is the back-door pilot for 'The Vampire Diaries' spin-off series 'The Originals
Marcel: Well if I had known you were coming back in town, if I'd had a heads up--
Klaus: What, Marcel? What would you have done?
Marcel: I'd have thrown you a damn parade.
Klaus: Evening, Elijah.
Klaus: What an entirely unwelcome surprise.
Elijah: What an entirely unsurprising welcome.
Klaus: For a thousand years, I lived in fear. Any time I settled anywhere, our father would hunt me down and...chase me off. He made me feel powerless and I hated it. This town was my home once. And in my absence, Marcel has got everything that I ever wanted. Power, loyalty, family. I made him in my image and he has bettered me. I want what he has. I want to be king.
Elijah: And what of Hayley and the baby?
Klaus: Every king needs an heir.
Marcel: How's the family?
Klaus: Those who live hate me more than ever.
Marcel: Forget 'em. If your blood relations let you down, you make your own, huh? You taught me that.
Elijah: Family is power, Niklaus. Love, loyalty, that's power. This is what we swore to one another 1,000 years ago before life tore away what little humanity you had left. Before ego, before anger, before paranoia created in this person before me someone I can barely even recognize as my own brother. This is us, the Original family. And we remain together, always and forever.
Season 4, Episode 19:
The cure was stolen by Silas, pretending to be Bonnie, at the end of 4x19 "Pictures of You
Season 4, Episode 19:
Damon and Stefan locked Elena in the cellar at the end of 4x19 "Pictures of You
" to try and starve the humanity back into her.
Season 4, Episode 16:
Hayley reveals to Klaus that she is pregnant with his child. In 4x16 "Bring It On
" Klaus and Hayley slept together.