A thousand years of family has taught me to expect betrayal from those I hold most dear. Bind her, really? How many times have you heard me rail against the shame our parents gave me.
Klaus to Freya

Don't It Just Break Your Heart is the fifth episode of the fifth season of The Originals and the eighty-fourth episode of the series overall.


FLASHBACKS TO 1930's GERMANY — A mysterious clue sent to Klaus leads him one step closer to finding Hayley. Antoinette opens up to Elijah after her past comes back to haunt her. Meanwhile, Marcel makes a decision that puts him at odds with Klaus. Finally, Hope takes matters into her own hands to fix the mess that she's created. Freya and Josh also appear.[2]



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


Body Count

  • August Müller - Heart extraction; killed by Niklaus Mikaelson (flashback)
  • Unknown Vampires - Various ways; killed by Niklaus Mikaelson
  • Unknown Werewolves - Decapitated; killed by August Müller and his followers (flashback)
  • Unknown Werewolves - Various ways; killed by Niklaus Mikaelson (transitioned to Hybrids via Hope Mikaelson's blood)



Behind the Scenes

Cultural References

  • "Don't It Just Break Your Heart" is a song by Jeff Young.


Klaus: "These cultists...slaughtered werewolves by the pack."
Klaus: "Rise and shine."
Klaus: "I'm singly focused on your impended suffering."
Klaus: "This ends now."

Elijah: "You were right."
Antoinette: "About?"
Elijah: "The feeling after sundown without the ring. It's just most transcendent joy."
Antoinette: "I'll take credit for most of that joy, thank you very much. Behind you, in the corner, don't look. He was in the bar earlier. You think it's your family again?"
Elijah: "I think we ought to introduce ourselves. Ladies first. Well, somebody's been busy. Busy watching you."

Elijah: "I wouldn't argue with this fool. He's not listening to a single word you say, he's simply waiting for you to draw breath. So that he might pontificate anew."
Klaus: "I believe you're thinking of my brother, Elijah. He's the pompous controlling one."
Elijah: "Interesting. I'd always heard that Elijah was the enigmatic and charming one, the truly distinguished element of the family."
Elijah: "Fifty werewolves killed in Stäbelow. I prefer the eighty in Wittenberg, a dozen massacres all within twenty miles of where we sit, Klaus."
Vampire: "Look, I don't know anything."
Klaus: "Well, that's a pity for you then."



Last.fm_play.png "Fats Meets Nacio Herb" – Richard Geere
Last.fm_play.png "She Always Takes It Black" – Gregory Alan Isakov
Last.fm_play.png "Trois Gnossienne" – Erik Satie
Last.fm_play.png "The Downfall" – Ruelle




See also

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