Written by: Julie Plec, Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson
Directed by: Matthew Hastings
The return of The Originals after its three-week hiatus comes back with revenge in this brand new episode which causes Rebekah’s past to catch up with her revealing secrets that will have devastating consequences.
The werewolf venom running through Rebekah’s veins reminds her of all the deaths she saw while working in the sanatorium all those years ago. She nearly escapes but gets stabbed by Genevieve who drags her back inside, while this happens we are then given a sighting of Klaus in captivating and in a state of suffering.
The scene shifts to Sophie being laid to rest in Monique’s place in the crypt which Elijah crashes demanding to know where Rebekah and Klaus are being held. Monique performs a spell burning names onto Elijah’s skin, parting with the words “Follow the path she left behind” regarding the names on his body.
Genevieve concocts a mixture that contains some of Rebekah’s blood that causes Klaus to see that she and Marcel had planned to bring their father, Mikael, to New Orleans in the hopes of killing Klaus. This was Genevieve’s plan of revenge to get Klaus to kill Rebekah for killing her those years ago.
Meanwhile, Elijah with the help of Hayley and Marcel discover the connections between all the names on his body leaving only one – Clara Summerland, and discovering a connection to lifting the curse off Hayley’s clan of cursed werewolves. They find out that all the names on Elijah’s body are people that took their own lives while being possessed by Celeste, Elijah long-ago lover, all except Clara, who died of the influenza causing all the names to disappear indicating that Clara holds the secret of where Rebekah and Klaus are being held.
Genevieve shows Klaus more proof of Rebekah’s betrayal causing Klaus to become rageful with his half-sister. Meanwhile, Marcel told Elijah that same thing, Elijah strangles Marcel but after he says that he truly loves Rebekah Elijah releases him and they go off in the hopes of hiding the secret from Klaus which was already revealed to him.
Rebekah in her dream or vision begs Genevieve to undo the spell that called Mikael, but Genevieve reveals it can’t be undone and calls Rebekah out for using her. Rebekah forces her to breathe in through an infected cloth, she infects Clara who walks in at the time and witnesses the altercation. Later, Rebekah compels the orderlies to keep the two women in quarantine until they die. We are shown that Celeste was possessing Clara’s body at the time.
Genevieve tells Klaus that he can take THEIR revenge now, offering him her wrist to feed and gain strength from, she releases him and hands over Papa Tunde’s knife. There was a brief moment where Klaus could have killed Genevieve but he turns and leaves bellowing Rebekah’s name.
We get a short scene as Celeste leaves the building, only to be hit over the head by Hayley.
Rebekah squares off against Klaus who expects her to plead for mercy or forgiveness but she does neither. Marcel jumps into the room diverting Klaus’ attention with Klaus telling him that he will take pleasure in killing him. Elijah arrives and stabs Klaus with the knife, he demands Marcel and Rebekah to run as fast and as far as they can as he cradles his brother’s body as he falls limply to the ground.
The next episode – Le Grand Guignol – of The Originals airs next Tuesday