May the ghosts of our fallen keep you company.
Aya to Tristan

A Ghost Along the Mississippi is the tenth episode of the third season of The Originals and the fifty-fourth episode of the series overall.



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A SHOWDOWN WITH THE STRIX — In the aftermath of a horrific plan that left Cami dead, Klaus declares war on Aurora and Tristan. Elsewhere, Vincent, who has resumed his role as Regent to the New Orleans witches, is forced to use his magic against his will, while Hayley and Jackson find themselves pawns in Tristan's twisted game. Finally, after learning that Tristan is in possession of a powerful weapon that could take their family down once and for all, Klaus, Elijah and Freya enact a risky plan that leads to a tense showdown with The Strix.


Klaus, angry and frustrated that Camille is dead, begins smashing everything in his room. He holds her after settling down, but Camille gasps awake. She says Aurora happened. We see in flashback, at the gym, Aurora had compelled Camille to drink a vial of her blood and slit her throat for when Camille knows Klaus is in love with her.

Camille is greatly distressed that she's dead, and cries in the shower, wiping the blood off of her. Klaus wants immediate revenge, and Elijah agrees but after they recover the Serratura. He reveals Freya's pendant is missing, and since Tristan needs a powerful witch as Regent, he could easily install Finn inside Vincent's body again.

Vincent, although reluctantly, activates the Serratura. But Tristan doesn't hold up his end of the bargain, and takes Vincent hostage for later use.

When daylight comes, Jackson and Hayley are preparing to go back to the apartment, but are attacked by The Strix.

Camille is in bad shape, and refuses to finish her transition. Unlike Klaus, she has the choice to feed or not. This saddens Klaus, as he doesn't want to lose her.

Vincent talks to the Obeah witch helping The Strix. They're a proud, powerful people who don't usually bow to others, yet she works for Tristan. Vincent, desperate to get away, uses his magic against hers. Blood falls from her eyes until she falls down, dead. He nearly gets away with the pendant, but Elijah rips out the vampire's heart. The pendant is now in Elijah's possession, and he takes Vincent with him.

Camille talks about her wishes, for her wake to be at Rousseau's. An open bar, with dancing and music. Klaus stops her, but Camille refuses to feed. She fears her darkness will take over, and says Klaus can barely contain his own darkness. It's better, she says, to die as someone she's proud of than live as someone she despises.

Hayley and Elijah wake up, chained, and full of wolfsbane. For revenge on her torturing him, Tristan rips out Jackson's heart in front of Hayley. The Mikaelsons receive his heart in a box with a letter saying Hayley will be next, if they don't hand Aurora over to him.

To take advantage away from Tristan, Vincent uses magic to flip the car over, and take Aurora.

Freya visits Camille, who is trapped in a boundary spell. As someone who was also once denied the right to die with dignity, Freya frees her. But Freya gives her a choice: Camille could starve alone, or she could use what's left of her life to help Freya.

As Tristan and the Mikaelsons exchange Hayley for Aurora and vice versa, Vincent and Freya use their combined powers. Tristan goes inside the shipping container with Aurora inside, but she slips the Serratura out of his pocket and traps him. She walks out, and the magic that disguised her wears off, revealing Camille. Since she's neither dead nor living, thanks to Aurora, she was able to walk out freely.

Elijah tells his sireline that Tristan engineered the whole prophecy to satisfy a grievance against the Mikaelsons. Aya orders everyone to stand down, and says her farewells to Tristan. They all leave, except Klaus, Elijah, and Hayley.

Tristan will be in a perpetual end, sunk to the bottom of the ocean and drowning over and over again. Klaus says nothing has come to Aurora, yet, but that her end will be satisfying. Hayley tells Tristan that he killed a good man (Jackson) and to remember her face, as it will be the last thing he sees.

In the cemetery, Vincent and Camille talk. She eventually decides that she could continue helping people the way her uncle did, as a vampire with the strength to make a difference. Even though she's not sure about it at all, she feeds.

Freya and Klaus find Aurora missing. Since she'd need aid from a witch or someone with dark objects, Klaus says only Lucien would risk his life to help Aurora.

Hayley and the pack give Jackson a Crescent funeral.

The episode ends with Klaus finding Camille feeding off of blood bags, and she tells him she feels amazing.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast



  • Antagonists: Tristan de Martel, Aya and The Strix.
  • Cami wakes up in transition to becoming a vampire.
    • Cami remembers and reveals that in their last encounter, Aurora gave Cami a vial of her blood and compelled Cami to drink it and slit her own throat when she knows Klaus is in love with her.
  • Hayley and Jackson are kidnapped by the Strix.
    • Jackson is killed by having his heart extracted by Tristan.
  • Tristan is trapped in a container after being lured in it by Klaus and Elijah using Aurora as bait. Aurora, who turns out to be Cami in disguise through a spell cast by Freya and Vincent, after hugging Tristan steals the Serratura from him and uses it to trap both herself and Tristan. However, she was able to get out due to the fact that the Serratura's boundary spell only works for the alive and the dead, neither of which Cami was, as she was in transition and there for she was able to penetrate the spell.
  • Since the Serratura was used it can't be used again, according to Freya in Savior.
  • Following Marcel's advice, Aya orders her Strix co-members to stand down and not fight the Mikaelson brothers, leaving Tristan, after saying goodbye to him. Thus, she is, currently, acting as the leader of the Strix.
  • With help from Lucien and the dark objects he, currently, possesses, Aurora manages to escape the boundary spell Klaus had Freya cast.
  • Cami feeds on Vincent, who willingly gives her his blood, after she requests him to. Although, initially, she desired not to become a vampire and die, she, eventually, decides to keep living, even as a vampire, in order to continue her uncle's legacy.
  • The witch that Vincent kills is an Obi. An obi (or obeah, obea or obia) is a term used in the West Indies to refer to folk magic and sorcery. It is similar to other practices such as Palo, Voodoo, Santeria and Hoodoo. It is mainly practiced in Suriname, Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and other Caribbean nations.[1]
  • This is the first episode where Freya and Vincent, exorcised from Finn, are seen interacting and working together.



Body Count

Behind the Scenes

  • In this episode, writer Declan has two funny stories about things that never made the final. We shot a scene where we show Cami under Aurora's compulsion cutting her throat in bed with a straight razor. It was done with a blood pump attached to the rubber blade. This never works, the pump always gets clogged and we end up doing it in FX. It worked so perfectly in one take that the practical FX guys jump-hugged each other and everyone roared with delight. Then it got cut in the edit. Such is the way of TV.
  • We also shot a scene that had poor Oliver Ackland, who plays Tristan, being submerged in a shipping container. It was shot at night when it was freezing, but we had a tanker truck of heated water to spray him with so all was good … until … the heater broke and we had to use the tanker truck of COLD water. Oliver showed true Aussie grit and said the show must go on. We sprayed him with ice cold water over and over as he acted his heart out. And then we cut the scene. Sorry Oliver. We owe you a beer. 
  • "Our last day was the big car flip stunt. We were all nervous as hell because a stunt person is essentially driving a car at high speed with a controlled bomb inside that fires out a metal piston and flips the car. Of course the heavens opened, turning the entire shoot into mud world, thunder and lightning ripped across the sky, and I saw the face of one of the horsemen of the apocalypse as he rode by. We were just about to call it a bust when the sun broke through for a 30-minute window. We packed the explosive in the car and rolled. (Would the car roll twice like we expected or just end up on its side?). The car came around the corner at speed and BANG! It flew through the air and rolled seven times. Another three horsemen of the apocalypse appeared just to check it out because the sound was unholy. Everyone held their breath. A thumbs-up from the stunt driver and we all cheered and hugged. 
  • The stunt guy crawled out of the wreck carrying his own special stunt seat and looked like he had just driven through a drive through and ordered a vanilla shake. Sub zero. He told us that as he came around the corner the car started to slide off the road, so he spun the wheel and hit the explosive button so we would have something on camera. I felt like an eagle should be landing on his shoulder delivering him a beer. Stunt people are completely insane." 

Cultural References

  • Ghosts of Mississippi is a 1996 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and James Woods. The plot is based on the true story of the 1994 trial of Byron De La Beckwith, the white supremacist accused of the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers.


Klaus (to Elijah): "These attacks need to be answered! Our retribution must be swift! And it must be brutal!"
Freya (to Klaus): "Isn't this exactly what the prophecy foretold!?"
Klaus (to Elijah): "Here they come."

Klaus (to Elijah): "These attacks need to be answered! Our retribution must be swift! And it must be brutal!"
Aurora (to Klaus): "My love! I knew you'd find me."
Klaus (to Elijah): "Here they come."
Freya (to Klaus): "Isn't this exactly what the prophecy foretold!?"
Tristan: "Before the night is over, we'll seal them away for all time."

Klaus: "These attacks need to be answered! Our retribution must be swift! And it must be brutal!"
Elijah: "Agreed. After the Serratura has been recovered. Freya's pendant is also missing."
Klaus: "And Finn's mystical essence along with it. So let the imbecile stay lost! Our business today is to finish off the De Martel's!"
Elijah: "Now Brother think. Think. Tristan needs the most powerful witch in the city to activate that weapon. A Regent."
Klaus: "Vincent....who was once possessed by Finn!"
Elijah: "No. Stay here."

Klaus: "NO!"
Klaus: "These attacks need to be answered! Our retribution must be swift! And it must be brutal!"
Elijah: "Agreed."
Tristan: "We'll seal them away for all time."
Klaus (to Elijah): "Our business today is to finish off the De Martel's!"
Klaus (to Elijah, Freya and Vincent): "Two Original vampires and two powerful witches against an army of miscreants, I'm rather looking forward to it."



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