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The Vampire Diaries: The Originals

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.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x20
Production Number: 2J6670
Airdate: Thursday April 25th, 2013

Director: Chris Grismer
Writer: Julie Plec

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Apr 30, 2013


Guest Stars
Claire HoltClaire Holt
As Rebekah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Sister)
Daniel GilliesDaniel Gillies
As Elijah Mikaelson (One Of The Originals, Klaus' Brother)
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Katherine Pierce
Phoebe TonkinPhoebe Tonkin
As Hayley Marshall (Werewolf Friend of Tyler's)
Callard HarrisCallard Harris
As Thierry Vanchure (One Of Marcel's Vampire Guards)
Charles Michael DavisCharles Michael Davis
As Marcel Gerard (Klaus' Vampire Friend In New Orleans)
Daniella PinedaDaniella Pineda
As Sophie Deveraux (Witch, Cook At The New Orleans Bar)
Eka DarvilleEka Darville
As Diego (One Of Marcel's Vampire Guards)
Leah PipesLeah Pipes
As Camille O'Connell (Bartender And Psychology Student)
Malaya Rivera DrewMalaya Rivera Drew
As Jane-Anne Deveraux (Witch, Waitress At The New Orleans Bar)

Co-Guest Stars
Chris OsbornChris Osborn
As Vampire #1 (Friend Of Marcel)
Derek Roberts (1)Derek Roberts (1)
As Vampire #2 (Friend Of Marcel)
Jonathan Weiss (1)Jonathan Weiss (1)
As NOLA Tour Guide (Tour Guide Klaus Watches In New Orleans)
Karen Kaia LiversKaren Kaia Livers
As Agnes (Witch, Fortune Teller Klaus Bullies In New Orleans)

Cherie RobertsCherie Roberts
As Bar Patron
Don TeemsDon Teems
As Bar Patron
Elton LeblancElton Leblanc
As French Quarter Tourist
Geraldine GlennGeraldine Glenn
As Fortune Teller
Kristal KincaidKristal Kincaid
As Tourist
Peter MortillaroPeter Mortillaro
As Riff Raff Vampire
Robtaevious MaddenRobtaevious Madden
As Riff Raff Vampire
Valerie StreckerValerie Strecker
As Party Guest
Main Cast
Nina DobrevNina Dobrev
As Elena Gilbert
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stefan Salvatore
Ian SomerhalderIan Somerhalder
As Damon Salvatore


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. ..

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Episode Notes
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.

Trivia: This episode is the back-door pilot for 'The Vampire Diaries' spin-off series 'The Originals.'

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Caught A GhostNo Sugar In My CoffeeMarcel tells Klaus that he knows Jane Devereaux.
Dr. JohnRevolutionHayley sits at the bar in New Orleans.
The HeavyHow You Like Me NowMarcel sings on stage in New Orleans.
LeaguesWalking BackwardsMarcel and Klaus drink and catch up.
Martin HarleyBall & ChainElijah and Rebekah talk about Klaus' trip.
Martin HarleyMojo FixKlaus threatens the vampires following him.
The NationalTerrible LoveKlaus and Camille watch the artist paint outside.
The NeighbourhoodHowKlaus walks through the club looking for Marcel.
The Rebirth Brass BandDo Whatcha WannaKlaus leaves a message on Caroline's phone.
Steve NathansonTestified BKKlaus threatens Marcel's vampires.
TV On The RadioNew Cannonball BluesKlaus attacks one of Marcel's vampires.

Episode Quotes
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.
Elijah: Niklaus.
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.

Episode Goofs

When Klaus attacks one of the vampires at Marcel's party to prove a point, he has blood dripping down his chin. Klaus and Marcel exchange some words, and Klaus storms out of the party. When the camera angle changes to show Klaus walking through the crowd of party goers, the blood on his chin has disappeared.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The Originals

'The Originals' is the title of the 'Vampire Diaries' spin-off series.

Episode References
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.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson
Executive ProducerJulie Plec  |  Kevin Williamson  |  Leslie Morgenstein
Co-Executive ProducerPascal Verschooris  |  Caroline Dries  |  Jose Molina
Supervising ProducerChris Grismer
ProducerBrian Young  |  Michael Narducci
Co-ProducerRon McLeod  |  Lance Anderson  |  Brett Matthews  |  James L. Thompson III
Production DesignerGarreth Stover
EditorTyler Cook  |  Lance Anderson
CastingLesli Gelles  |  Greg Orson  |  Marty Keener Cherrix
First Assistant DirectorTony Griffin
Second Assistant DirectorBrandon O'Neil Leonard
MusicMichael Suby
Music EditorStuart Goetz
Music SupervisorChristopher T. Mollere
Costume DesignerLeigh Leverett
Set DecoratorKaren Bruck
Property MasterJoe Connolly
Assistant EditorKatie Abel
Post Production SupervisorAni Arutyunyan
Supervising Sound EditorAndrew Dawson
Re-Recording MixerKen Burton  |  Andre Perreault
Director of PhotographyDarren Genet
Story EditorElizabeth R. Finch
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Copeman
Sound MixerPatrick Hanson
Based On The Works OfL.J. Smith
Executive Story EditorRebecca Sonnenshine
Production AccountantRussell Wyckoff
Casting AssociateStacey Taylor-Singerman
Makeup ArtistLisa Layman
Department Head HairstylistDaniel Curet
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