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When we're young, we're taught the distinction between a hero and a villain... good and evil. A savior and a lost cause. But I've learned the only real difference is just who's telling the story. My name is Hope Mikaelson. I come from a long line of villains. At least, I used to think so, but I don't anymore. The school behind these gates once protected the secrets of people like me. Now, we'll use those secrets to protect others. Because we're heroes. And today we'll be opening our doors to the next class of supernatural beings to teach them to be heroes, too.

Hope Andrea[2] Mikaelson is a main character in Legacies, and she was a former major recurring character in The Originals before being promoted to a main character in the fifth season. Hope is the tribrid daughter of Niklaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall-Kenner. She is the granddaughter of Ansel, Esther Mikaelson and two unnamed werewolves, as well as the step-granddaughter of Mikael. She is also the niece of Freya, Finn, Elijah, Kol, Rebekah, and Henrik Mikaelson, and the grand-niece of Dahlia. She is also a distant relative of Lana, Eve, and Cary. She is the adoptive younger sister of Marcel Gerard via her father. Due to his marriage to Hayley, Jackson Kenner was her step-father for almost a year, until he was killed by Tristan de Martel.

She was named Hope by her father, who took inspiration from his half-brother Elijah's words about his newborn child being their family's hope. Her middle name is Andrea after her mother's birth-name and she takes the surname of her father's side.

Hope was conceived in The Vampire Diaries season four episode Bring It On, and it was revealed that Hayley was pregnant four episodes later in The Originals. She was then born in The Originals season one episode From a Cradle to a Grave. As a result of her unique heritage, she is the world's first werewolf-witch-vampire hybrid. She inherited her werewolf gene from both of her parents, while her vampire and witch legacy came from her father who is the Original vampire-werewolf hybrid and the son of the Original Witch. Through her mother's Labonair lineage, Hope is werewolf royalty.

In From a Cradle to a Grave, Hope was sent away to be raised by Rebekah, in order to protect her from her father's enemies: the Guerrera Wolves, Esther, and Dahlia. Her death was faked to protect her. However, in season two's The Brothers That Care Forgot, Esther had found Rebekah whilst she is with Hope at the park, this is signified by the presence of starlings. At the end of the second season, Hope is living with Hayley and Jackson (stepfather by marriage) in the Bayou, and by the end of the third season, she is living with Hayley on the road. By the fourth season, she lives with Hayley and the Mikaelson Family at the Abattoir.

After having the Hollow's spirit separated into four members of her family, she and Hayley leave for Mystic Falls. She becomes a student at the boarding school and as time goes by, she becomes determined to see her father again, despite the consequences that could ensue. After her parents death and defeat of the Hollow, a grieving Hope returns to the Salvatore School where she learns to fight a myriad of supernatural beings alongside her newfound friends. She ultimately activates her tribrid nature to defeat Malivore, an action that triggers the arrival of the gods.

Hope is a member of the Mikaelson Family, the Labonair Family, the Kenner Family, and an unnamed family of werewolves. Hope is by birthright a member of the Crescent Wolf Pack and the North East Atlantic Pack, as well as an unnamed witch family, and the only child fathered by the Original Hybrid.

Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series

Season Four

In Bring It On, Niklaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall slept together and conceived a child.

Hayley's child

In The Originals, the witch Sophie Deveraux revealed that Hayley was, in fact, pregnant with Klaus' child. Klaus refused to believe it until he used his enhanced hearing to hear the child's heartbeat. Sophie revealed that the baby is one of Nature's "loopholes". She later revealed that it was because of Klaus' werewolf side that Hope was conceived. Sophie then demanded that Klaus help her or she would kill the baby and its mother.

Klaus initially had no interest in having anything to do with the child, even telling the witches they made a mistake if they thought they could use Hayley and their child as leverage to manipulate him. He dismissed the child's existence and acted as though he didn't care if it lived or died. After some words of consideration from Elijah Mikaelson, and an-exchange from Camille O'Connell, he later changed his mind about the child. When Elijah asked him about Hayley and their unborn child, Klaus replied to him that "every king needs an heir."

Throughout The Originals Series

"I won't lose that baby."
Klaus about his daughter.

In Always and Forever, Elijah tells Sophie that he believes this child will be a way for Klaus to finally be happy. Sophie is glad he feels that way, as she blackmails him. If he gets Klaus to co-operate with their demands, since Marcel Gerard already drove the werewolves from the French Quarter, nobody will have to know of the existence of a hybrid baby. In a later phone conversation with Rebekah Mikaelson, Elijah swears he will not let anything happen to the baby.

In House of the Rising Son, when Rebekah arrives in New Orleans looking for Elijah, she meets Hayley, commenting her "supernatural, miracle baby bump" isn't showing. After a short conversation with Niklaus about the whereabouts of their elder brother, Rebekah takes Hayley to the basement of their house, showing her the coffins, before warning her to get out of New Orleans while she can, because once the baby is born, Niklaus will be "planning a coffin for her." Hayley comments that the witches cast a spell; if she leaves New Orleans, she and the baby will die. Rebekah's words clearly affecting her, Hayley heads to Jardin Gris, inquiring wolfsbane in an attempt to abort the baby. She sits on a bench at night, pouring the poison into a cup of tea, urging herself to drink it. She is about to drink when she hears rustling behind her. Vampires appear in front of her, saying wolves aren't welcome. Hayley, fed up of being told what to do by vampires, tosses the cup at him and attempts to flee. Rebekah suddenly shows up, ripping the heart out of one of the vampire's, and snapping the neck of the other, saving Hayley's life. After Klaus hears of Hayley leaving the house, he berates her and demands to know what she was doing. In a rage, Hayley growls that she wanted to put the baby out of it's misery, a comment which Klaus begins to choke her over, showing he clearly cares for the baby. The day after, Klaus slowly walks into Hayley's room whilst she is supposedly sleeping. He notices the bottle of wolfsbane and sniffs the top. Hayley then tells him that she didn't use it, Klaus asks her why, as she could have been free from "all of this." Hayley says that when she was being attacked, she wasn't just protecting herself, she was protecting her child and she didn't want to let anyone hurt it.

A girl.

In Tangled Up In Blue, Hayley is walking by the pool at night, and she suddenly looks up to see herself face to face with a wolf. Sabine Laurent suddenly appears and tells her that the wolf is drawn to her because of the baby, before telling her that she knows some charms that can reveal the baby's gender, admitting that it is not magic that she will be using. Later on, Hayley is lying on a kitchen table with Sabine dangling a pendant over her stomach. She tells her that she thinks it is a girl, this excites Hayley. Hayley suddenly becomes serious and says "don't tell me I'm having a mini-Klaus" before Sabine drops the pendant and gasps, repeating the same sentence leaving Hayley confused at her words. Sometime later, Klaus walks into the room whilst Hayley is seated on her laptop, and she reveals that she thinks their child is a girl; unseen to her, Klaus smiles at the news. As he leaves, Hayley is seen typing the sentence Sabine repeated onto her laptop.

Rebekah realizes that the baby can heal Hayley.

In Girl in New Orleans, Agnes persuades Hayley to go to a doctor out in The Bayou who agrees after a notice of Rebekah who told her that she must care most about her child. The doctor tells Hayley that her child is healthy and Hayley reports that she knew it and that her daughter is a tough one, just like her. Then a wolf howls and Hayley understands that she falls into an ambush led by Agnes. However, she kills her doctor and manages to escape to the warlocks and fight them off until Rebekah eventually comes to save her. However, they are both then shot, and Hayley goes missing. When Hayley shows up later, she has forgotten what has happened but believes that a wolf is looking after her, and has killed the witches after her to protect her. Her wounds have also all healed and is revealed that her baby has healed her due to its vampire healing blood, inherited from her father, Klaus.

In Sinners and Saints, Hayley questions Sophie about the fact that her child will be the witches' end.

Hayley in pain because of the Needle of Sorrows.

In Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, while Hayley speaks to Elijah after what happened to her and the baby during his absence and that they decide to find a way to unlike her to Sophie, Agnes enacts a plan to kill the child, by using the link between Sophie and Hayley. She uses a cursed object, The Needle of Sorrows, to cause Hayley's temperature to spike rapidly to cause a miscarriage. While Klaus goes to find Agnes, Sophie works with Elijah and Rebekah to lower Hayley's temperature and heart rate, until Davina, through Elijah's machinations, could unwittingly severe the link between Sophie and Hayley, saving the baby's life. Later Elijah kills Agnes for trying to kill his niece.

In Bloodletting, it is revealed that the baby's blood is capable of turning werewolves into hybrids. However, the hybrids created are sired to its mother - likely due to it and her being the same for the time being. Tyler Lockwood kidnaps Hayley and tries to kill the baby, as he believes that Klaus desires to use the baby to sire a second army of hybrids. Klaus scares him off, however, Tyler then goes to Marcel, and informs him of the baby's existence, and that its abilities will prove a threat to the vampire kingdom.

In The River in Reverse, Klaus mentions how he believes that his child will grow up calling Elijah father because of the way Hayley adores him and how his siblings don't believe that his intentions toward his child are pure. He later states that his child is all that matters to him now.

In Reigning Pain in New Orleans, Klaus tells Marcel how the witches forced him to help them take down Marcel by threatening to kill his unborn child. He goes on to mention how at the beginning he didn't care for his child, but after remembering how Mikael despised him since birth he had a change of heart because he doesn't want to end up being exactly like his father was to him. Elijah also reveals that descendants of Klaus' father are still alive (Cary is a descendant), therefore meaning relatives of the child as well.

In Après Moi, Le Déluge, the baby becomes part of the plan to complete the Harvest, and also to prevent Davina Claire's power from destroying all of New Orleans. Using the fact that the baby is alive, and therefore able to own property, the Original vampires bury and consecrate their mother's remains with Kieran's help and Esther becomes a New Orleans witch. As her children, The Originals act as a conduit of her magic, so then Sophie can channel the power.

Elijah uses Hayley's/the baby's blood.

In Dance Back from the Grave, while Rebekah is prisoner forms a spell cast by Papa Tunde, Elijah bites Hayley so he can use the power of the baby's blood to unbalance the spell as the baby is revealed to be a Quarter Witch as well.

In Crescent City, Céleste states Elijah has a niece on the way. Giving viewers a second confirmation on the sex of the baby.

In Long Way Back From Hell, Elijah justifies his choice to save Hayley because the baby that she's carrying.

In Farewell to Storyville, Rebekah says to Hayley that the Mikaelson Family has many enemies, and that when she is born she will inherit all of them. She also says that, though Niklaus is a dangerous person, there is hope for him, and the baby is a focal point of that. Finally, she asks that Hayley tells the baby stories of 'her crazy aunt Bex' and, despite her absence, she really does love her niece.

In Moon Over Bourbon Street, Klaus tells Jackson he counts on the werewolves sense of unity to protect his unborn daughter. Elijah and Hayley also express their concern for the safety of the baby. Elijah suggests to Hayley to come back and live with him and Klaus. Hayley, however, declines his offer.

Hayley feels her baby kick.

In The Big Uneasy, Klaus tells Elijah that, while he feels Hayley and the baby will be better protected in The Bayou with the Crescent wolves, he will bring Hayley back before she goes into labor. Klaus wishes the baby to born in the compound. The child later kicks for the first time onscreen when the wolves are telling campfire stories, and Hayley happily puts Jackson's hand on her belly so he can feel. Monique Deveraux later tells Genevieve that the baby must die in exchange for Genevieve's life.

In An Unblinking Death, there is an explosion in the Bayou. Hayley nor the baby get hurt. However, Klaus is upset by the attack on his child and suspects that Genevieve is behind this. Genevieve says she has nothing to do with it, she's not a monster.

The baby in Klaus' nightmare.

In A Closer Walk With Thee, Klaus goes to Father Kieran O'Connell's funeral. When he walks into the church the coffin is closed. He looks confused at everyone who's sitting there and opens the coffin. When he opens the coffin he sees a baby lying in it. He smiles at the baby and tries to pick her up, but someone drives a stake through his heart. When he turns around he sees that it's Mikael. He then wakes up and realizes it was a nightmare. He later tells Cami O'Connell that he dreams of Mikael because he's afraid of becoming a father, he doesn't need a psychologist to figure that out. But Elijah has also been dreaming of Mikael and they realize something else is going on. At Kieran's funeral Hayley starts coughing up blood and faints thanks to a spell Monique Deveraux had cast. Klaus, Elijah and Genevieve take her to the compound. Elijah can't hear Hayley's heartbeat, but only that of the baby. Genevieve tries to save her by using magic. Klaus gives Hayley his blood, but it doesn't work. Klaus then tells Elijah he won't lose that baby and he wants to deliver the baby now, but Elijah stops him. Genevieve agrees with Elijah, if they deliver the baby Hayley will bleed to death.

In the mean time we see that Hayley is on the other side with Mikael. She doesn't understand why she can see him, but then she realizes the only reason why she can see him is because she is dead. She screams for her baby, but Mikael tells her it's too late to save the atrocity that's festering in her womb. She tells him she can't really be dead, because otherwise he wouldn't try to kill her and the baby. He tells her the baby is doomed anyway with a father like Klaus. She responds that her daughter has one advantage Klaus never had, she will never know Mikael. She then wakes up thanks to Genevieve's spell and tells Klaus and Elijah that Mikael tried to kill her. Later Hayley is sitting in her room in the compound when Klaus walks in. He tells her that she proved to be quite resilient, fighters, both her and the baby. She tells him that she decided to move back in. Klaus is happy to hear that and tells her that he only wants that the child is kept safe. She asks him what will be come of her once she gives birth. She fears Klaus will try to take their daughter away from her. Klaus asks her to follow him, he wants to show her something. He prepared a nursery next to Hayley's room. He tells her that whether she believes it or not he would actually like it if she's there with him. He wants their daughter to be raised by her parents in her family home.

Klaus and Hayley in a flashback.

In the debut of From a Cradle to a Grave, we see a flashback of Hayley and Klaus which situates between A Closer Walk With Thee and The Battle of New Orleans. She writing a letter for her daughter when the baby starts kicking. Klaus asks her how the littlest wolf is doing. She asks him if he wants to feel her kick. He puts his hand on her belly and smiles when he feels his daughter kick. They smile at each other and he then leaves Hayley alone to continue with her letter. She explains to her daughter that she writes a letter to her because she never knows her own mother and she wants that her daughter knows how much she is happy to have her. How her parents can't wait and she promises to her three things: a safe home, people to say how they love her every day and people to fight for her, no matter what. Hayley concludes her letter by saying "I love you. Your Mom."

In The Battle of New Orleans, Genevieve subdues Hayley, this causes the placenta to abrupt and Hayley starts having contractions. Hayley is brought to St. Anne's Church by the French Quarter Coven. Genevieve and Monique Deveraux inform her that they plan on sacrificing the baby for The Ancestors. Hayley starts screaming in terror and tries to fight the witches, swearing that they will not take her baby and she will kill all of them. Klaus hears her screams and screams in agony.

Hayley gives birth to Hope.

In the present time of From a Cradle to a Grave, Hayley has been taken to St. Anne's Church by Genevieve, Monique Deveraux, Abigail and a few other witches. Hayley's placenta has ruptured so she has to give birth to the baby there. She tries to fight the witches when Klaus walks in. He kills one of the witches, but Genevieve, Monique and Abigail stop him. He watches as Hayley gives birth while he is held against the wall by the witches spell.

Once the baby is born Hayley asks if she could hold her. Genevieve hands the baby over, but Monique slits Hayley's throat only a few moments later. Monique breaks Klaus' neck and they leave with the baby. The witches have taken the baby to the cemetery, where they plan to sacrifice her. Klaus and Elijah try to find them, but they had cast a spell that creates the illusion of a maze. Elijah is heartbroken that Hayley is dead. They are unable to find the baby when Hayley walks in. The blood of her daughter brought her back to life, she is in transition. She can feel her daughter and she leads Klaus and Elijah to the witches. Genevieve is about to stab the baby, but Elijah stops her. Monique and Abigail try to stop them by calling upon their ancestors.

Marcel saves Hope.

Hayley fights Genevieve, but Genevieve has the upper hand. Klaus kills Abigail by throwing a pike at her. Monique takes matters into her own hands. Hayley and Klaus scream in terror. Monique is about to stab the baby when Marcel comes in and kills her. He takes the baby with him. Klaus follows him immediately. Klaus heals Marcel from his Werewolf Bite and asks to hold the baby. Klaus takes her to her nursery and puts her in her cradle. In the mean time Hayley and Elijah questions Genevieve. She tells them that Esther was behind all this. And as long as the baby lives people will try to kill her. Genevieve starts bleeding out of her eyes as the ancestors are coming for her since she failed them. She asks Hayley and Elijah to tell Klaus that she is sorry. Hayley stabs her with the knife Genevieve wanted to use to kill her daughter and she tells Genevieve that's she is not sorry. Elijah and Hayley then leave the cemetery to return to Hope.

Hope with her family.

Hayley is holding her daughter in the nursery while Elijah and Klaus discuss what to do next. Klaus thinks that his daughter will never be safe, no matter where she is. He doesn't want her to grow up in a prison. Hayley tells them there's another option. Hayley's parents thought they could protect her, but in the end they were killed and Hayley spent her childhood alone and unloved. She made a promise to herself and her baby that she would grow up differently. She thinks the only option is to send their daughter away, while they stay behind and clean up the mess that they've made. Elijah doesn't agree, she'll be haunted no matter what. Klaus tells him that won't be a problem if nobody knows that she lives. Hayley says goodbye to her little girl and drinks a bit of her blood to complete her transition. Elijah tells Klaus that nobody will be able to protect her like them. Klaus tells him there's one person who can. We see Klaus holding his daughter waiting on an abandoned road. Another car drives in and Rebekah steps out of it.

Elijah and Hayley say goodbye to Hope.

Rebekah tells him that she looks like her mother, and that maybe there's a god after all. Klaus smiles at her. He responds that there's a glimpse of the devil in her eyes and that is all him. He tells her that despite their differences there is no one that he would trust more with the life of his daughter. He tells his daughter that the people in the city would have seen her dead, but he would see her live and he'll make the city her home. He says that he would struck down anyone who would dare to wish her harm. And he tells her that she'll return to him. He then gives her a kiss on her forehead and on her cheek. He hands her over to Rebekah. Rebekah asks him what her name is. He tells her that her name is Hope. He cries as he watches Rebekah leave with Hope.

Auntie Bex and baby Hope

In Rebirth, Hope is living with Rebekah. She tells Hope a fairy tale based on her father and New Orleans. In this fairy tale, Klaus is the King and due to many enemies he is forced to send his princess, Hope away. However, Rebekah tells that one day the King and his noble brother will heal their kingdom and bring Hope back who must live happily ever after. Afterward Rebekah puts Hope to bed and paced Klaus' wood knight in her cradle. Hope is also mentioned by her parents and uncle in New Orleans. When Elijah tries to clean up Hope's nursery Hayley gets pissed off about him and orders him to stop. However later she destroys the nursery after killing Francesca because she needs her daughter back and nothing can soften her pain. Later Klaus confesses to Elijah that all is his fault and that he should have accepted Hayley's pregnancy - and now his daughter is away from him. He then goes try to comfort Hayley who tells that without her daughter she can be in peace and Klaus swears that she will have Hope in her arms again.

In Alive and Kicking, Hope's parents spoke about her during their trip in The Bayou. Hayley explains that she can't be the Queen of the werewolves because she is destroyed - she cries all day, each day and can't stop thinking about how much she misses Hope. Klaus says that he knows how she feels and Hayley accuses him of not think about Hope. Klaus answers that he thinks about her every time and can only be eased by killing those who would hurt her. This leads Hayley to find her wolf people. Earlier Hayley also feeds from witches because they tried to kill Hope. It's also shown that Hope's newly resurrected grandmother doesn't know that her granddaughter lives.

In Every Mother's Son, Hayley says that she will be glad to kill Esther as she wanted to kill Hope. However, when Klaus tells her his mother's story, Hayley comes to understand a little about Esther, because she is out of her mind about having to give Hope to Rebekah and can't imagine if her child was dead. This was why Esther lived when Hayley meets her. And later Esther proposes to switch bodies and Hayley thinks about it because she wants to give a normal life to Hope.

In Wheel Inside the Wheel, after a day of discussion with her son (and the resurrection of Ansel), Esther does not understand why Klaus continues to refuse her offer of switching bodies. Annoyed by his mother's questions about why he still scorns her Klaus ends up spinning her against walls in Elijah's cell and tells her that he only feels a pure and intense hatred about her as she came after his child, his daughter, his and also her blood. Esther tries to reason with Klaus, but he gets only more angry and repeats "my child". She then tries to use magic but Klaus seems only be affected by it during a few seconds, still focusing about Hope. He then tells to her mother that to be coming after Hope he will make her pay as only himself can do - as his mother's son. It's also revealed that to have children, Esther deals with her older sister Dahlia (as at this time she has stopped using magic). But in part of the deal, Esther will have to give to her sister every first born of each generation of her bloodline, which includes Hope as the first and only grandchild of Esther. And this is the reason of why Esther wanted to kill Hope - but it's still unclear if she also tried to do it to "save" her granddaughter from Dahlia.

In Chasing the Devil's Tail, Ansel explained to Klaus that he knew that his child is alive - as he can feel the call of his blood as the wolf. He also said that he wanted help Klaus to protect her, but fearing that Esther will use Ansel to get to his "little girl" he explained to his father that he cannot fail his daughter and must protect her to all the cost. And Klaus finally killed his own father as he didn't want that his selfish wish of a father made his daughter in danger. Later, he awakened Elijah by speaking about Hope - as in the children's history they are monsters, but not his Hope's. In Hope's story their are knights and that without Elijah, Klaus can't survive to his own love for his child. Elijah finally emerged and comforted Klaus about Ansel - telling that for Hope all the sacrifice can and must be made.

In The Brothers That Care Forgot, Rebekah takes Hope to the park. Rebekah is pushing her on the swing when she notices her mother's starlings staring at her. Rebekah believes her mother has found them so she rings Elijah. Elijah meets with Rebekah in the diner and he holds Hope. Rebekah notices a worrying change in Elijah and when she goes to give Hope a diaper change she sees he has killed people in the diner. So she puts Hope in her carrier and she snaps Elijah's neck to keep Hope safe.

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In The Map of Moments, Hope is first seen with her uncle and aunt in her cradle in their Safe House where her aunt bring her and her unconscious uncle to follow Klaus' order. As her aunt began to prepare the home for the Holidays they are all outside of the home waiting for Hope's parents. As Elijah is hesitant to carry her in his arms, Rebekah encourages him saying that all he did was for Hope. They then discuss of their family dynamic but are stopped when Klaus' car arrives. Hayley is seen jumping out of the car and she runs to her daughter before stops. Elijah gives Hope to her and after holding her daughter against her, she passes her to Klaus and they stay all the three. Later Rebekah and Hayley decide to hold the Bonfire ceremony for Hope, and as she is with her father she is taken by her mother to assist to her first Bonfire. After the ceremony the all family takes a photo that they are forced to burn in order to protect Hope and Rebekah decides to take down their mother so their family could be together. As her uncle, aunt and father discuss of their plan she is fed by her mother and stays with her and Elijah when Klaus and Rebekah go back to meet with Esther.

In Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire, Hope is taken by her mother from her cradle and then rejoined her uncle in the kitchen. She is then introduced to Cami by her parents later as they had to go back in the Quarter. Hope is then left to the care of her uncle Elijah.

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In Brotherhood of the Damned, after Elijah collapsed, Cami has to take care of Hope. In the Bayou, when her mother discovers that to prepare her wedding to Jackson she has to share her secret with him she refuses to do it and leaves. However, Jackson follows her and brings her back. When Klaus learns about this he decides to prevent Hayley from telling Jackson the truth about Hope.

In Sanctuary, Klaus and Hayley argue over whether or not to tell Jackson that Hope is still alive. After some convincing Klaus allows Hayley to tell him the truth. Finn also figures out Hope is alive and he is currently looking for her.

In The Devil is Damned, Cami is playing with Hope. Hope accidentally cuts her head so a band-aid is put on her head. Cami decides to take Hope out of the house. While out with Hope, Cami removes her band-aid from her head and discovers her cut is healed. On the way back to the house, Hope stops the car engine and seconds later the house goes up in flames. Hope then turns the car's engine on again. Cami looks at her shocked.

Familiarity with Jackson.

In I Love You, Goodbye, Hope returns home with Cami and Elijah. She meets Jackson and she is introduced to the werewolves and vampires during the wedding party. Klaus explains that she had to go away for a while, and now she has returned to be protected by the newly formed Crescent Wolf Pack.

Later, Freya reveals to Finn that Dahlia decided to take her from Esther when she started to develop her great power at five years old and that when Hope starts to use magic, it will act as a beacon, calling her to the baby, unbeknownst to Hope's aunt, Hope has started to use magic much earlier than expected, which implies that Dahlia has already felt Hope's power and whatever they try, she is coming.

In They All Asked For You, Hope is seen with Hayley. Hayley can't seem to settle her so Jackson offers a helping hand. He manages to soothe Hope and she falls asleep.

In Save My Soul, Hope is seen sleeping in her crib. As she is sleeping, Dahlia's humming is heard.

In Exquisite Corpse, Hope is crying in her crib and Eva Sinclair goes near her. Hayley arrives and lunges at Eva to get away from her. After Eva leaves the compound, both Klaus and Hayley look down in her crib and she is laying down calmly and completely at ease. After Elijah, Gia, and Hayley talk to Josephine, Hope is in Hayley's arms and she threatens to kill Eva even if it is Rebekah or not, so Eva won't go after Hope. Klaus also reveals to Esther that Hope is alive not dead as she had thought.

In Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Jackson, Hayley, and Hope are walking down the street and Dahlia temporarily possesses the flower salesman and Jackson, proclaiming that she is there and she intends to take what is hers. Afterward, Hayley and Jackson plan to leave town with Hope to make sure Dahlia doesn't come after her. Marcel spots them and they later go back to where they were.

In When the Levee Breaks, Dahlia is still searching for Hope. She then comes to the safe place Hope is living and talks to Hayley trying to convince her to deliver Hope to her and Hayley refuses this idea.

In City Beneath The Sea, Hope is at the bayou with her mom and the wolves. Elijah then comes and collects some of her blood to protect her. Hayley then delivers a message to the Mikaelsons saying she doesn't want Hope to be one of them.

In Fire with Fire, Klaus comes for her. After cursing the wolves and Hayley he finds Hope and tells her everything is going to be okay.

In Ashes to Ashes, Klaus daggers himself and Dahlia to give his siblings more time to save Hope. Freya wakes up and calls Rebekah who tells Elijah she is with Hope in the woods. Later on, Dahlia manages to get some of Hope's blood which makes Hope upset. Klaus then leaves Hope somewhere safe with Cami while he kills Dahlia and Esther. After this Klaus tells Hope a bedtime story resuming all that happened during season 2 and explains to her how there is always another chapter to be told.

In For the Next Millennium, Hope is still being raised by her father. Elijah takes her to see Hayley once a month.

Hope walks for the first time

In You Hung the Moon, Hayley returns to the compound to reclaim custody of her daughter. Klaus and Hayley come to blows over what is best for Hope and a violent fight breaks out. However, her parents are stopped in their tracks when they spot Hope walking. Hayley is surprised and heartbroken that she had missed Hope's first steps. Hayley later takes Hope to live with her and Jackson in an apartment across the street, as Klaus watches on from a distance.

In I'll See You in Hell or New Orleans, Hope is seen crying in her cradle because she cannot sleep due to the loud music on the streets.

In The Other Girl in New Orleans, Hope is with Mary and Hayley in the apartment.

In Savior, Hope attends Christmas with Jackson, Hayley, Freya, Elijah, Rebekah and Camille at the Mikaelson Compound.

In Wild at Heart, Hayley chooses to take Hope to stay at the Abattoir not wanting to stay at her and Jackson's apartment now that Jackson is dead and leaves Hope's her favorite toy. Hayley is holding Hope when she asks to stay at the abattoir.

In Dead Angels, Hayley mentions that Hope is crying because of Jackson and she doesn't have her favorite toy.

In A Streetcar Named Desire, Stefan Salvatore sees a photo of Hope on Hayley's phone and asks Hayley if she was the reason she was helping Klaus. Hayley told him that she didn't want Hope to grow up without a father.

In An Old Friend Calls, Hope is seen in the backseat of Klaus' car as Hope, Klaus and Hayley leave New Orleans to avoid Klaus' enemies.

In Alone with Everybody, Hope is with her parents as her mom takes them to her old friend Hollis who is surprised to learn since the last time he saw Hayley she had since become a mother.

In Behind the Black Horizon, Hayley mentions to Klaus that she had sent Hope off with Mary and that Hope had fallen asleep as soon as the car had started, so she would be missing them.

In No More Heartbreaks, She's still mentioned to be under Mary's protection.

In Where Nothing Stays Buried, Hope is mentioned by Marcel when he reminds Elijah he saved her life as a newborn.

In The Bloody Crown, Hope is first seen crying in Klaus' arms. Hope is next seen with Hayley as she helps Freya look for the cure for the poison. Hope is heard crying again in Hayley's arms after Elijah and Kol are rushed from being bitten by Marcel at the Mikaelson Compound. Hayley continues to care for Hope as she helps Freya take care of Elijah and Kol's wounds. Hope is seen in Hayley's arms again but this time Klaus holding her hands. Hope later seen and mentioned when Klaus leaves Hope a letter and Klaus apologize to Hayley about taking Hope away from her. Hope is later seen in a truck with her mother as Klaus reads his goodbye-letter for Hope as they exit New Orleans to save the rest of the Mikaelsons.

In Gather Up the Killers, she's baby sat by Mary while her mother searches for the final venom to cure the Mikaelsons. Sometime that night, Hope has a prophetic nightmare, as drawings of a snake eating its tail are seen on the floor.

In No Quarter, Klaus sees Hope for the first time in five years. As she sleeps, he opts not to wake her up.

In Haunter of Ruins, Hope finally meets the rest of her family, but due to her awe of them, she's shy around them. Klaus gets the chance to bond with his daughter and learns she inherited her love of art from him. Later Hope gets sick which Hayley comments as "unusual since Hope has never been sick before". Vincent sends Hayley a note, via a spell, telling her that he knows how to cure her though she needs to come back to New Orleans.

In Keepers of the House, Klaus stays with Hope taking care of her while Hayley goes to New Orleans to find the source of Hope's sickness. In her state of being sick, Hope senses the other kids the Hollow has successfully kidnapped via the link that bound them, alerting everyone Hope is connected to the ritual. Klaus leaves her in the care of Freya and goes directly to take care of the Hollow himself.

In I Hear You Knocking, Klaus has become very overprotective of Hope since the Hollow's attempt on her life.

In High Water and a Devil's Daughter, Hope frees Marcel from his boundary spell when the Abattoir is attacked and he protects her from Dominic's followers and tells Klaus he won't worry about him hurting Hope.

In Voodoo in My Blood, she tells her parents that the Ancestors need to talk to them about the Hollow. Afterward, she hears whispers and senses something is wrong and proceeds to go to St. Anne's Church. She walks into the church and finds that Davina is attempting to sacrifice Klaus. Angered, she breaks the salt circle, sending Davina back to the Ancestral Plane and frees Klaus. She goes to Klaus and they hug each other. Back at the compound, she talks to Alaric and he tells her he will be seeing her around. Hayley tells her she's proud of her.

In Queen Death, Hope sees Elijah's spirit in Freya pendent as she touches Freya's shoulder, both of whom sense that his mind has shattered.

In Phantomesque, Hope goes after Hayley into the pendent, though she's warned not to open any doors. Hope is able to successfully call out to her mom. After Hayley finds her way out of Elijah's memory, she leaves the pendent on her own accord.

In A Spirit Here That Won't Be Broken, Hope is taught the Spell of Unknotting by Kol so that Davina could be unlinked from the Hollow. After much concentration, she manages the spell, though she is overwhelmed and falls unconscious. When she wakes, the Hollow comes to her and is possessed.

In Voodoo Child, Hope remains under the possession of the Hollow. Though, the Hollow briefly leaves her body when Freya uses a sleeping powder, knocking her unconscious, circumventing its effects. Eventually, the Hollow repossess Hope.

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In The Feast of All Sinners, the Hollow continues to use Hope as her vessel, though she is placed under a second sleeping spell by Marcel. Vincent later extracts the Hollow's spirit out of Hope, dividing the four pieces into Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah, and Kol. Unable to stay, they leave Hope with Hayley and Freya. Klaus lingers to make sure she's okay and to tell her that he loves her. Unaware of what was happening, Hope calls out to her dad as he speeds away.

Later, Hayley takes Hope to Mystic Falls and are seen touring the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted. Hayley watches fondly as Hope converses with two other children.

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In Where You Left Your Heart, she gives a boy, Henry Benoit, two vials of blood and tells him to be discreet about dying so he can turn into a hybrid. After he jumps out of the window, Hope is told by Dorian that Alaric wants to see her and to pack her things up as she's being suspended. As she's sitting outside Alaric's office, she sees Roman and gets a little nervous. After composing herself and acting cool, she tells him that she got suspended, which he tells her that's cool. Henry then shows up and she tells him that falling out a window isn't discreet. She is then picked up by Hayley and is told that her actions can come with consequences. They then talk in a room and Hayley finds out she has been selling her blood to get a passport to find her father, who as she calls him a "deadbeat dad". She talks to her uncle Kol and he gives her an idea, which she contemplates. When the vampires arrive to get retribution for Poppy's death by killing Henry, she tells him to calm down and she explains to him that he's sired to her. When Freya returns from trying to find Hayley, she shows Hope her mother's phone and that she has disappeared. Not long after, a call from Klaus comes and Freya hands the phone to her. Hope says hi to him and he tells her he's coming to New Orleans.

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In One Wrong Turn On Bourbon, she listens to music as a flashback shows her using magic to contact her father, but is told to go away. She notices the flowers on her nightstand shrivel and die, and knows that her father is at the compound. She runs so that she can see him, but he senses her and leaves, leaving her disappointed. After waking up to get ready for the day, she hears something at her window and it's Roman. She invites him in and they began talking about Henry and her leaving. She later goes to Rousseau's and sees that Declan is being attacked by her father, and stops him using magic. They also argue at the compound while she uses magic to keep him from leaving and she tells him to just go since he can't be around her. It also revealed around this time that she is the one responsible for her mother's disappearance and wants to fix her mistakes. She also talks to Henry as he's been locked up in the Garden and tells him to be calm. At the compound, she and her father talk as it's revealed that her mother has truly gone missing when she is not at the place she put her in with a cloaking spell. After this, she vomits up a snake as she and her father have been around too long. She then gets ready to leave for Mystic Falls with Roman, but they hear a scream and run to where they hear it. They see that Henry has his heart extracted and his body hanging from a balcony.

In Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, she is in her room listening to music and sees that Freya has come to visit. When Freya notices the ancient spells on the floor, Hope tells her it's to catch up. They talk and walk around the grounds, and Hope notices Roman playing a soccer game with others. When Roman waves at her, she doesn't and Freya asks why. She tells her it won't harm his ego and then explains about the spells on the floor to her. She says she wants to find a way to break the cloaking spell and find her mother. They head to an abandoned house and they try to do a spell, but Hope's palm heals quickly. She then notices that Freya already knew about it and her reluctance. She is then told by Freya that the witches think she'll destroy New Orleans. She gets angry at Freya and when telling her to leave, she uses pyrokinesis and then puts it out. She then sees that Freya was right about the first-borns of their family having devastating power. She then looks out the window at night and Roman appears. She tells him about her mother and what she found about from Freya about what the witches in New Orleans think. They are then interrupted by Freya and he walks off, leaving them to talk more.

In Don't It Just Break Your Heart, she is seen practicing climbing in the abandoned house and talks to Freya about triggering her werewolf side. Afterward, she goes to her room and finds Roman inside. She tells him about triggering the werewolf side and he tells her about desiccating in a cave for an unknown amount of time. Sometime later, she and Roman talk again and she kisses him since she may not make it from binding her werewolf gene. She and Freya begin the spell and before it is completed, Klaus arrives and takes the bowl of blood away, leaving Hope conflicted. She and Roman talk more again and they decide to head to New Orleans.

In What, Will, I, Have, Left, she and Roman are on the road acting goofy and talking. She feels that she's being tracked by a witch and gets out of the car for a few minutes. She decides to put both of their phones on the ground and they continue to their destination. They arrive at the abandoned Shiloh Place and notices he's acting somewhat agitated. She watches as he knocks over a glass, causing the barrier spell to deactivate. She walks in and no sooner, she sees her mother strapped to a chair. She runs to her and wonders why she's at the house, turning around to have Roman place the witch shackles on her, canceling her powers. She asks him what's going on and Hayley tells her that he's the one who led the others to her in the church attic. She then realizes that Roman got into her head to find out her mother's location and is shocked to find out Greta is his mom. She tells her mother about Henry and listens as she is told what Greta wants to do with her and her mother, given their hybrid status, clearly upset. While Roman is outside on the phone with his sister, she talks to Hayley, telling her she was going to go through with the binding spell until Klaus stopped her. She listens when her mother tells her about turning into a wolf and they think of a plan. She watches as Hayley goes through with the binding spell and while Hayley kills the witch, Hope breaks Roman's neck. They began to go out the door before Hope realizes that Hayley can't as she's just a vampire and doesn't have a daylight ring. She listens as her mother tells her that purists are afraid that she'll unite the factions one day, telling her go and they embrace. As Hope turns around to go, Greta appears in front of her and blows some dust on her, knocking Hope unconscious.

In God's Gonna Trouble the Water, she wakes up in her dorm room while Freya is watching over her and wonders where her mother is, and cries when she finds out she's dead. She prepares for her mother's funeral, clearly upset about everything happening. As she waits for the walk down in the street, she wonders where everyone is and Freya tells her about her father's astral projection, while Vincent and Marcel should be there. She waves at Josh and is upset that Freya hasn't told Declan since he's in Ireland. She looks around and wonders where all her mother's friends are, getting upset about many things. When Freya tries to get her out of harm's way when Emmett and his vampires show up, she pushes her back and sets one of the truck's on fire, killing the vampires inside. She begins an incantation for the other van until Josh moves her before Emmett can kill her.

At the compound, she is very upset and is angry at her father for not being there. When he tries to talk to her, she tells him to go and pushes his astral projection out. Later in the evening, Hope goes to the Bayou for her mother's funeral and tells Freya they have to save their family. She asks Freya to put her mother's necklace on and is happy to see that Vincent, Josh, Marcel, and Keelin have shown up. She listens as Freya gives her eulogy and as her mother's body is lit on fire, she tells her goodbye. She is then surprised to see her father beside her and a storm begins to ensue. She tells him she's going to fix it and while crying, she tells him she loves him too, watching him leave.

In The Kindness of Strangers, while not appearing in the present, she is seen in flashbacks and photos. While her father and family are in the Chambre de Chasse, she performs a spell to extract the Hollow from them and into herself.

In We Have Not Long To Love, she is at the dinner table with her father and Freya and gets angered when Elijah walks in. When he tries to talk to her, she starts magically bending a fork and quickly walks out. She begins to paint and tells her father that she's fine and starts hearing the voices in her head again. She gets upset when the voices won't stop and Klaus decides to put her old bracelet on, trying to seal away the dark magic inside her temporarily. Unfortunately, the bracelet begins to burn her skin and she takes it off, which causes the bracelet to catch on fire. She decides to go to Rousseau's to talk to Declan and sees that Elijah is there. She angrily wonders what he's doing and he tells her to knock Declan unconscious as he knows things are going to get worse. She tells Elijah she hates him and he says he hates himself too, her eyes temporarily glow the blue color the Hollow had, and magically claws him repeatedly on his body. Klaus arrives and at the compound, she tells him that the voices stopped when she began to commit the violence against Elijah. He tells her that if the violence helps, then he's the right person to come to.

In There in the Disappearing Light, she is trying to feel better by taking out her anger against Klaus, but she says it isn't working and he isn't the one she wants to take her anger out on. While underneath the Abattoir, Hope gets ready to torture Roman since he was one of the people responsible for her mother's death. Roman tries to tell her he's been wanting to talk to her and that while he's sorry for what happened, she doesn't have to forgive him, and she listens to this. She then gets angry when Roman tries to compare his mother to hers, and she wonders what's happening to her as marks begin to creep up on her arm. She goes to Klaus about what's happening and while he tries to tell her to kill Roman, she doesn't want to and she frees him. After Elijah and Antoinette gather Emmett and his vampires, Hope comes in and releases all the dark magic, killing them all. Unfortunately, the blast also injures Declan and she is fearful she might've killed him, which would trigger her curse. As she and Roman talk, she tells him to leave and she begins to feel pain, and her eyes glow, triggering her curse due to Bill's death.

In Til the Day I Die, she is at the cemetery laying a flower on Bill's memorial, Klaus comes to see her and he tries to comfort her but it doesn't work, she always feels bad. She says that what she did didn't help because the dark line is back and evokes the transformation she must do without her mother, Klaus offers his help but she answers that for now she needs to be alone, so he leaves her. Davina later comes to the cemetery to talk to her, she tells her that she is not well and that she doesn't want to attend Freya's wedding because her guilt will ruin the day but Davina retorts that it's her absence which will ruin the day and that even if it's hard she must live the moment. At the wedding, she was a speech on the fact that this day was the best because they were all together and she had the impression to be part of the "Always and Forever". In the evening when Klaus comes to see her in her bedroom to find out how she is doing, she answers that she is amused today, forgetting for a moment all the troubles of her life but will never forget that she killed someone, she also says that she is afraid of transformation and is glad that Klaus will be present.

In The Tale of Two Wolves, Hope has to await her first transformation and is told she may not survive the process due to The Hollow slowly killing her from within. After a day out with Elijah and a dance with Landon, Hope joins Klaus, Alaric, and his daughters as part of a ritual to extract the Hollow from her, which can only be done while she is in middle of transforming. While Lizzie and Josie are chanting, the transformation begins and Hope is brought to her knees from her bones breaking and pain resulting from it. Klaus tells her that the first transformation usually takes hours but by embracing the transformation and pain instead of fighting it, the process will be faster. True to his word, Hope transform completely into her wolf form in a matter of moments and has the Hollow extracted from her successfully. Hope in wolf form stares at her father, who looks on her with a smile before witnessing her run into the forest.

In When The Saints Go Marching In, she stops her father from killing himself and they go back to New Orleans. She's worried about her father and his condition and tries to go after him when he gets loose from his cell. She finds him in the city and while he is tempted by the Hollow, he goes with her back to the compound. They have dinner with their family and try to enjoy themselves with their remaining time left. She and her father then talk alone and they say their goodbyes, both very upset about what is going to happen. She then joins her family when Klaus leaves and later, she is shown to be painting a picture of her family.

Throughout Legacies Series

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In This is the Part Where You Run, she and Alaric arrive in Atlanta, Georgia to help Rafael, but she also ends up running into Landon, who is Rafael's foster brother. She subdues Father Pietro, Maria, and Hector with a spell and helps chain down Rafael with Alaric. While driving back to the school, Alaric asks how Landon and Hope know each other, and Hope tells him he used to serve her milkshakes. They arrive at the school and she greets Josie and Lizzie with a feigned tone of pleasantness. She tells Landon she has to get to class but asks him what he thinks it was that he saw at the church, she is surprised he got "werewolves" figured out quickly. While Alaric questions Landon about Rafael, she tries to ease his anger and tells him everything will be okay. She is then even more surprised that he can't be compelled and walks with MG, Alaric, and Landon when they take him to the cellar. After some time passes, she visits Landon in the cell and tells him he'll be there until the vervain is out of his system, and tells him that she is sorry about everything and that it was good to see him again. She and Alaric talk as they spar with close-quarters combat, and tells her she should try to make a friend, and they are interrupted by Josie. She visits Landon again at night and they begin to talk more about two years ago, and she leaves him again after he asks more questions about her leaving again. She goes to Alaric to tell him she needs to release and transform into her wolf form, to which he allows her and to watch out for the party. She then encounters Landon in the woods and uses his jacket to cover up. While back inside the school, they talk about the various objects in the library and their respective lives. She then shows him the memory of the day she froze Connor's windows and tells Landon he had it coming either way. She tells him that they shouldn't be in there and that they should get him back in the cellar before they know he's gone. Back in the cellar, she does a spell to show him a million stars in a night sky and they kiss before she leaves again. After Landon leaves the school, Alaric tells Hope that Landon took the knife and that they need to look for him. She then later enlists Josie's help in using dark magic to locate Landon. She and Alaric arrive at Route 29 to see that the bus Landon was has everybody dead, without him in sight. Hope is shown to be angry that the one person she lets in might've betrayed her and that when she hunts him down, she's going to be the villain of his story.

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In Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn, Hope is with Emma in her office. The counselor is trying to find out why Hope was using black magic when she knew she would get caught for that but she defends herself by saying that, she would think she had caught Landon before being interrogated. When Emma asks if someone helps her, she answers 'no' which is a lie because Josie helped her so she covers Josie. Back in her room, she takes the page of a grimoire for a death spell. She sees Rafael breaking voluntarily the sway bar of the car, he wants to accompany to search Landon but Hope refuses, a dispute begins when Alaric intervenes to say that Rafael comes because he knows Landon well and could therefore help. Hope reluctantly agrees. Arrived on Route 29, they search in the woods near the area, they meet a woman who seems to be in shock. Hope and Rafael leave on their side to continue searching for Landon, they have a discussion about Landon and Hope's bad popularity at school. When Rafael promises to bring back the knife and the answers she wants, she doesn't believe him, justifying everybody lies. She then says that Landon is in the root cellar and that Rafael has three minutes to talk to her before she intervenes. However, she intervenes well before the given time thus proving to Rafael that people can lie. She questions Landon on where the knife is and who is responsible for the accident, he answers that it is a woman who is responsible but Hope doesn't believe him. The three starts to argue and it is when Alaric joins them for say that a fire-breathing woman running through the woods, that they calm down. They come out of a root cellar and meet the pyromancer, she seems to want the knife but they don't give it so she attacks them. They return to the root cellar, Landon reveals to have the knife despite having said earlier not to have it which makes Hope even angrier. Thanks to Dorian, they understand that they must face a dragon. Hope confronts her with the help of the knife and Rafael stabs her with it. While they think to have killed her, the woman takes on the appearance of a real dragon. Landon and Rafael run and Alaric gets in security, Hope uses the death spell and the dragon returns to the appearance of a woman. She asks her questions but Alaric takes the knife and kills definitively the woman before she can attack again. Alaric notices the death spell, he understands that it was first for Landon, angry he tells her that she can not be a person filled with hate and revenge as her father was. After having buried the dragon, she joins Alaric at the car, he informs her that the boys have left and Landon gives her a letter of apology.

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In We're Being Punked, Pedro, with the Saltzman twins, she attends Dorian's lesson. He receives a note informing that she, Lizzie and Josie are summoned by the headmaster. In the Library, Alaric explains to Lizzie that they are punished for fighting during the game, when she defends herself Hope can't help but make a mocking laugh and when Lizzie wants to blame her sister, Hope defends Josie. Hope is defending herself that, she was not in the game and therefore she shouldn't be punished but Alaric answers that she knows what she did, referring to the use of black magic and that's why she's punished. After the departure of the twins, she wants to help with research but Alaric refuses, not having enough information he refuses to involve anyone. The punished students arrive at the Town Square, Lizzie tries to find out what Hope has done but she doesn't say anything. She chooses to clean the garbage and is joined by Josie while the others follow Lizzie to clean the graffiti. During the cleaning, she starts the conversation with Josie, the discussion goes wrong, arguing over the pick fights they send and the fact that Hope and Alaric keep secrets, involuntarily she stabs her foot with the sharp point of her tool, Josie helps to remove the tool from her foot and replicates with humor 'you poked yourself', Hope can't help laughing and Josie does the same. Always in town square, and after seeing MG and Dana kissing, they talk about their recent crush, why Hope is punished and talk about their mothers when Josie says she should have sent flowers or something to Hayley's death, she retorts that this is the case because Alaric to add their names, Josie said they deserved a little bit of poking. Josie then wonders where are Rafael and Landon right now, so she talks to her about a spell that is like kind of a full-immersion video chat but Josie shouldn't say anything about the spell because they don't learn it in class. They practice the spell but Josie interrupts herself because she feels her sister's pain. They talk to Dorian but he forbids them to go back to school, the girls wonder why they can't and why he researches the gargoyles. When they arrive at school, Hope walks to the library, Alaric comes up behind her, asking what she's doing here, she gives a book that would help kill the gargoyle and Josie joins them. They face the gargoyle in the hall, Hope and Josie destroy the monster. She and Alaric discuss in his office, he tells the story of the gargoyle and Hope advises him to tell the truth because if they continue to keep secrets it will move away more and the twins and put the school in danger. At the end, she sees Landon come back and walks away.

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In Hope is Not the Goal, after the assembly, Alaric and Hope are at the gymnasium for training in stick fighting, they talk about Landon and the fact that Hope is voluntary to investigate the disappearance of Dana and Sasha. She arrives at Mystic Falls High School with the other volunteers, after Lizzie's speech, Hope has to team up with Landon. He makes her visit the high school but she ends up exasperatingly telling that they are not friends. She says they should talk to people Landon knows but he replies that it's not possible, Dana's friends will not talk to him because he's not cool and Hope is a new girl so practically radioactive, however, a cheerleader intervenes and invites Hope to lunch, she accepts the invitation. After the lunch, Landon wanders into one of the hallways of the school when Hope catches up, she evokes the idea that it's Connor who is responsible for the disappearance of Dana and Sasha but Landon refuses this idea and proposes to follow a girl with a scarf because it could be a clue. She and Landon are the first to catch Kaleb, very quickly they are joined by Lizzie and MG. They ask Kaleb for explanations, he denies killing Dana, which is true because they find her alive but in a bad state, they believe in her transition. They discover that this is not the case. After Dana's death, Hope says it must be a monster from the knife who is responsible. Landon is accused by Kaleb, the others don't defend him including Hope though she feels guilty of seeing Landon hurt. Lizzie, Hope, and MG cleaned up the place where Dana died, that's when MG understands that the monster is an arachne, they go to his pursuit. They arrive at the old mill, with the help of Lizzie and Josie they kill the monster. Later, when Lizzie tells MG to erase all sadness in Sasha, she intervenes, saying that they can't do that, she tells MG to tell her that it's gonna hurt, it always will, that some days will be harder than others, but eventually she'll remember the good times she had with Dana, too, tell her to hold onto those, because it's the key to getting through this. She joins Landon at the dock at the quarry, she tries to be nice but Landon pushes her away, saying that for him this day was no different since she was mean to him and the others rejected him too, so he walks away and Hope feels guilty and ashamed of his behavior towards him.

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In Malivore, she intercepts Alaric before he leaves, not agreeing to test Landon and preferring to accompany to question the dryad, however after little discussion, she agrees to do. When Landon gets into Alaric's office, he is not happy that Hope is going to test him because she is not impartial but he agrees after she says he wants to help find out who he is. After a series of several tests, they sit on the pier overlooking the lake with a truth sphere to learn more about Landon's past, but they learn nothing new, so they have a discussion during which they confide and Landon promises not to break her trust. Seeing Rafael's reaction to Landon's wound, she sends out to find something to force him to calm down, once alone with Landon, she apologizes for what's happening to him and asks if he believes safe in this school. During her telephone conversation with Alaric, she informs him that she wants a place on the honor council, being the only tribrid. In the meeting of the members, she votes against the acceptance of Landon, claiming that he is not safe and that they will not always be able to protect him from the other students. Hope accompanies Landon to the bus stop, she gives a ticket to New Orleans and informs him that a friend will help him find his mother, she also gives a bracelet that he has to activate if he needs her. When she starts to leave, Landon activates the bracelet to see if it works, immediately after they go to each other and they kiss.

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In Mombie Dearest, she talks about Landon to Emma but Emma tells her that she doesn't need a counselor but friends. Following the advice, she goes to see Rafael, who is asking for help on Lizzie's birthday party. At the gym, she explains to Rafael how to behave during the party, he is not very cooperative finding this absurd but Hope reprimands saying he should have thought before asking Lizzie to be his date, he answers that he doesn't ask but can not let her down because he slept with her. When they repeat a dance, she treats him of gigolo, vexed, he thanks her and suppose they will see at the party but Hope says will not preferred to stay alone in his bedroom, Rafael doesn't believe her because everyone needs a crew, they end up arguing, so he starts to leave the gym but is blocked because of a boundary spell, Penelope shows up, apologizing and saying that this is not personal and they will be free in an hour. Still locked up, Rafael begins to confide about feelings, Hope reply's pretending to appreciate Lizzie to relieve him, and his conscience will not help and that it would be good for no one, she also informs, to have sent Landon to someone who will help him find mother so he can finally have a family, Rafael replies that he was his family that even if they don't share the same blood, they are brothers, he advises to make friends to replace the family she doesn't have. Later she meets Alaric who asks for help then, in turn, she asks for help from Penelope and MG. After having beaten several zombies in the cemetery they find and save Josie. While she is in the hall, sitting by the fire, Rafael come to see her, he informs that he told the truth to Lizzie, Hope answers that despite the appearance she has a good evening and create an avengers squad, they make peace and dance together.

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In Death Keeps Knocking On My Door, the students are celebrating Remembrance Day although Hope isn't naturally enthused about it due to her situation. With the Necromancer in a cell and wanting to find out more about Malivore however he senses that she wants answers about her father's final status whether or not he found peace or not. The Necromancer plays mind games with Hope inside his mind and leaves her alone in a dark abyss. Leaving Hope distraught and finally opening up about her uncertainly of Klaus finding peace and expressing survivor guilt about his death. Hope is told that her dad did move on however he's concerned about Hope and that he wouldn't stop watching over her until she finally forgives herself. Hope gets in a fight with Alaric and tells him that he's not her father. Afterward she writes a letter to Klaus which is put in a Japanese Lamp indicating she has taken the first step to forgive herself although that road will be a long one. She then gets a magical alert that Landon is in danger and decides to rescue him.

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In Maybe I Should Start From The End, Hope tracks down Landon with Alaric wouldn't allow her to do it alone. After being sent on a false track they finally track down Landon who has found his mom who Hope is wary of and especially not liking her since Landon had a difficult upbringing without her. She makes out with Landon after becoming his girlfriend. Alaric then comes in and they all are interrupted when a merman shows up from in the bathtub. They leave and Landon is then told about being conceived in Malivore. They decide to follow the merman to the location he needs to go to deliver the Anubian urn. They watch the merman blow up and are thrown back too from the force of the explosion. After Seylah jumps in Malivore and erases their memories of her, except Hope, they head back to the school, with Landon joining as well. Hope then asks Landon to be her boyfriend and they kiss.

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In What Was Hope Doing In Your Dreams?, Hope is overprotective of Landon who is the only notable human to attend the school and is keeping his mother's death a secret from him as he believes they haven't ever met. Hope later defeats an oneiroi and participates in a celebratory singalong with the boys. She also makes up with Landon.

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In There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True, Hope is seen talking to Alaric about the urn when Lizzie and Josie burst through the doors having returned home. Hope tells Lizzie that everyone was under a lot of stress dealing with the previous threat however that doesn't calm Lizzie. After Lizzie makes her first wish Hope is transported to a reality where she never enrolled in school and transitioned into a vampire after being orphaned. When the Saltzman's find Hope and take her to the school Lizzie senses that Hope is seriously considering enrolling she wishes this reality away. In the next reality, Hope's father founded the boarding school instead resulting in being called Mikaelson Boarding School for the Young & Gifted as a student at the Mikaelson boarding school. She, Kaleb, Jed and Pedro responded to Lizzie exposing magic at Mystic Falls High School. Josie takes a quick liking to Hope. However, Lizzie feels like she is back at square one with her unhappiness wishing inadvertently for an apocalyptic reality where supernaturals are hunted and Hope was never born resulting in Klaus having no humanity. Realizing the gravity of her mistake Lizzie then recalls all of her wishes by wishing that Ablah never went to Malivore. Ablah, before returning Lizzie tells her without her memories and growth as a person that Josie will still end up dead by Lizzie's hands. Ablah states that this will perhaps happen directly by Lizzie's hands, or as a result of the merge. Although Lizzie pleads with Ablah to keep her memories and growth, Ablah returns Lizzie to the moment before her first wish, ultimately erasing Lizzie's memories of the events. Lizzie runs into Hope in the hallway declining to help her out when Hope asks.

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In We're Gonna Need A Spotlight, Hope goes into the woods with Alaric and Dorian to see what creature crossed her boundary trap, and they see it's a unicorn. While talking, a slug slithers towards Hope and attaches itself to her boot, and then goes into her nose. During the day, she acts out of character towards many of her friends and colleagues, which makes them wonder. While Landon is in the kitchen, she helps him out and tries to play him into getting the urn and going on a road trip. After she pulls the switch, she gets electrocuted and the slug pops out, with Landon killing it, and leaving Hope disgusted. After going to Dorian with Landon and talking to him about the slug, Dorian tells them that it can replicate and had used the unicorn as a host. They use a light to see where the slugs have gone and who they are controlling, seeing that everyone is in the auditorium, and they lock the doors so they won't come after them. They run into Lizzie and interrogate her until they see she couldn't be controlled due to the bracelet on her giving her electric shocks anytime she says something mean. After reuniting with Alaric and Emma, Emma uses a spell to send an electric shock throughout the students and teachers to get the slugs out of them. After the talent show, Hope listens to Landon singing a song to her and happily enjoys it.

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In There's a Mummy on Main Street, she accompanies Alaric, Emma, Dorian, Kaleb, Josie and Lizzie on a trip to Maple Hallows to retrieve the urn. While on the way there, Hope has brief arguments with Lizzie and when they arrive, she joins up with Josie and Lizzie to talk to the townspeople. After Josie is bitten and a boil appears, they see a swarm of locusts and go for cover in a shop. After the locusts disappear, they go to the sight where the FEMA team is helping the citizens. She avoids contact with the mysterious man she and Alaric met in Kansas and mentions this to him. She and Alaric are then confronted by the man and he shows his name as Ryan Clarke. He also reveals he knows about them being from Mystic Falls and Alaric's school for the supernatural. When Alaric strikes a deal with Ryan, Hope, Alaric, Josie and Lizzie head to town to confront the mummy that has caused the plagues. When Alaric, Hope and Lizzie are plagued, Josie saves them by using a fireball to destroy the mummy. They return to the sight and Hope talks to the group afterwards, with Lizzie arguing still with her. When it's revealed that the mummy hasn't been completely defeated yet, she watches as Lizzie and Josie siphon the scarab of the curse, thereby defeating the mummy once and for all. On the ride home, she and Lizzie talk more, and when Hope tells her that it wasn't her who did those awful things, they both look at Josie, who has a guilty look. After the ordeal, Hope wants to find out why Josie lied and when she hears that Josie had a crush on her, she is shown smiling.

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In The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do, Hope learns that Landon, Rafael and MG have disappeared, she immediately thinks they are dead because her location spell doesn't work. Looking around the school with Alaric, they find Rafael but he doesn't remember what happened. Back in Rafael's bedroom, his traumatic state reinforces Hope's idea that something very bad has happened then Emma wants Hope to come out but in the hallway she's panic. When she comes back she really wants to know what happened, she prepares an elixir that would allow Rafael to have access to his werewolf memories what Emma refuses because she prefers to make the state of Rafael more calm. However Rafael makes Emma sleep and accepts Hope's solution. He tells what happened in Maryland and they find MG who's wounded in the woods, Rafael would have bit, it's also when seeing MG that Rafael remembers everything. MG killed Landon because he was very angry with him and was out of control. Hearing this, Hope is crying. Kaleb dreads the fact that Hope doesn't agree to cure MG but she does. Later she joins Rafael near the dead body of Landon, when MG joins them Rafael wants revenge but Hope stops him, saying that's not what Landon would have wanted. When Landon resuscitates, she's as surprised as the others.

In Let's Just Finish the Dance, Hope struggles with the trauma of witnessing Landon's death, which in turns causes her magic to become unstable, leading to her accidentally attack Landon in her room and then later Alaric in the gym while they train together.

While preparing the school for the Miss Mystic Falls Pageant, she's surprised at Roman Sienna's return. Unable to run, Lizzie asks Hope to enter the Miss Mystic Falls pageant on her behalf rather than Josie. Hope and Landon clash over his jealousy of Roman during rehearsals and her magic grows unstable. About to lose control, Lizzie grabs her and tells her to come with her. Despite her protests, Hope goes with her and they go to the Old Mill and Lizzie explains to her that she noticed the signs of her having a breakdown. She gets Hope to scream so she could get out her frustrations, something that ends up working.

As the day progresses, they talk more on the pageant before Landon appears, with Hope asking who should apologize in this instance and Lizzie tells her always the boyfriend in moments of jealously. Landon approaches her, making attempts to reconcile until he catches sight of a statue that is revealed to be MG's mom, to their shock - a new creature is on the loose on the Salvatore grounds.

Hope and Roman at the pageant.

Hope is practicing her answers for the pageant questions in the twins' room and is given a dress by Lizzie that belonged to Caroline. Before the dance, she meets up with Landon and asks if he is alright, noticing that he seems tense. Landon tells her that Penelope informed him about her keeping secrets from him regarding his mother. He asks her if it is true but she is unable to answer him, visibly shaken by this. Landon is upset that Hope has been lying to him and storms out. She is about to leave when Roman stops her and becomes her escort in Landon's stead. During the dance, she is still guilty about Landon and sees Josie and Lizzie argue, wondering why they are doing so. She has Roman tell her and is speechless to hear that the dress was a gift her father gave the twins' mother. Overcome with emotions, she nearly loses control of her magic, which would have exposed the school, but Lizzie steps in, again, and hugs her, covering her near outburst. Lizzie tells Hope to cry it out and Hope cries in Lizzie's arms.

Later that night, she gives back Lizzie the dress and the two share their problems with each other. They then make a pact, Hope will help Lizzie reconcile with Josie and in exchange Lizzie will help Hope fix her relationship with Landon.

In I'll Tell You a Story, Hope is concerned when Alaric shows her the voicemail Landon left previously for her. She is unaware that this voicemail was forced, however, she believes it to be strange that Landon would say hello to Jed, given their mutual distaste for each other. She finds it concerning that Alaric and Emma do not share her worries.

Later that date, in return for a prism that allows subconscious interaction, Hope helps bake a cake for Lizzie, and also gives her a book titled "The History of the Gemini Coven" to help aid Josie in her discovery of the Merge. She eventually asks her aunt Freya about the Merge, and shocked by what she hears, she tells Alaric that he should tell his daughters before she does.

Hope talks with her subconscious.

Hope later uses the prism numerous times, however, she is bemused by the results that the prism gives her. She believes it to be wrongly interpreting her feelings; she remarks that imaginary Landon is just as annoying as he is. Later, she uses the prism and interacts with "Landon" again, eventually revealing that she loves him, and was fearful that he would leave her — similar to how the rest of her family have. Eventually, her subconscious tells her that she knows he is in danger, and this prompts her to go looking for Landon.

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The vortex attempts to suck Hope in

In I'll Never Give Up Hope, Hope is seen wondering cluelessly around Malivore having been consumed previously. She uses magic to light her way in the endless darkness, only to find that a vortex opens, sucking her in. Before she can be sucked in however, she is pulled back down into the darkness by Ryan Clarke. Believing herself to be dead, she questions what Clarke is doing in her Peace, but Clarke laughs, admitting that they are not at peace, nor are they in Hell, but inside Malivore. He laughs at the fact that Hope has wasted her life as she has not been able to destroy Malivore, but does reveal that her consumption has harmed him, allowing all of the creatures absorbed to roam freely within. Clarke tells Hope that he can help her, but she rebukes him and uses a mimic spell, forcing him to leave her alone.

Hope casts a calming spell.

Following this, another vortex opens within Malivore and tries to suck Hope in. Clarke tells Hope that the vortex will destroy her and begs her to break the mimic spell so that he can help her, to which she obliges. They are then approached by a dragon which attempts to kill them, but Hope is able to scare it away. Hope questions how long they have been in Malivore, but Clarke does not know and tells her that it could be a month or a year. The dragon returns and Hope jokes that she has vanquished one before, laughing at Clarke asking how a super-villain could be scared. Clarke admits that he has never been a villain, just a boy who was scared of his father and would do anything to get away from him. Feeling his unease, Hope casts a calming spell to alleviate Clarke's worries. Another vortex opens, and Clarke again prevents it from sucking in Hope, and the two are surrounded by Shadow Creatures, forcing Hope to make the two of them invisible.

The vortex is successfully able to expel Hope

Hope admits that she has figured out that a vortex opens each time she practices magic and the problem is that she has never fully activated her vampire side therefore cannot kill Malivore. Clarke agrees, admitting that Malivore is trying to expel her, but he will not allow Clarke to go and therefore closes the vortex each time he attempts to escape with her. He begs Hope to help him escape, but she declines and when the next vortex opens, she allows herself to be sucked up and released from Malivore.

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Hope finds herself outside of the Salvatore School, where she bumps into Dorian Williams, who questions who she is and if she is alright. She admits that she is but is looking for someone, with Dorian admitting that all of the students have gone home for the summer. With this, she lets herself into the school when Dorian is gone. Looking for Landon, she witnesses him kissing Josie in the woods behind the school, which causes her to cry. Feeling heartbroken, she buys a bus ticket out of the town and conjures up her subconscious to talk with Landon using the prism she has gotten from Emma. Her subconsciousness, in the form of Landon, tells her not to leave town as Landon would more than likely want to know about her. She agrees, but before she can safely return to the school she is confronted by another creature from Malivore.

In This Year Will Be Different, Hope tracks down the creature from the previous episode to Mystic Falls High School. She bumps into Ethan, and makes up the lie that she is looking for the Principal, and is shocked when Ethan points out that Alaric is the Principal. In his office, Alaric examines Hope's file — which he is unaware is fake — and tells her that she needs to enroll if she plans to stay in Mystic Falls. Alaric offers Hope support, questioning if she is alright, however she brushes him off insisting that she is fine.

She goes to the bathroom to collect herself and bumps into Maya, who offers counsel on her "boy troubles". She leaves the bathroom shortly after to follow the smell and again bumps into Alaric, who she throws to the ground accidentally, unaware that it was him. Alaric questions who she is and she reveals that she is a vampire hunter and Alaric remarks that he is well known within the hunter community. Alaric suggests that Hope leave the hunting to him as he has more experience, but she shrugs him off.

Whilst Alaric prepares his crossbow, Hope prepares an artificial sunlight bomb to use on the creature, who she assumes is a troll. The two meet again in the basement of the school when Hope saves Alaric after he is attacked by the creature. Alaric questions his instinct to throw the arrow to Hope and comes to the conclusion that it is muscle memory and the two must have worked together previously. Back in his office, Hope questions why Alaric is no longer at the Salvatore School, but he dismisses the idea as a long story. Alaric tells Hope that he has gathered that she is not actually "Hope Marshall" and her cover story is a lie, a notion which she confirms willingly. Hope tells Alaric that he will return at sun down to help him dispose of the creature.

When she returns, Alaric has come to the conclusion that she must have something to do with Malivore, to which she also confirms. The two are shocked to find that the creature is gone, hinting to the fact that it is not a troll. The two go to look for the creature, but Hope is distracted when she notices Landon and Josie returning from their date in the distance. Hope later saves Landon from the creature who attempts to attack him whilst he is sat on a bench in the Town Square. Alaric and Hope defeat the creature, which turns out to be a cyclops, with Landon turning just in time to meet Hope's eyes, perhaps recognizing her from his visions — despite this, neither of them interact and Hope leaves. The two later sit together to discuss their respective heartbreaks, with Landon wishing Hope well but ultimately leaving her heartbroken and alone.

Feeling alone in the world, Hope goes to Alaric's office and confesses everything, revealing that she is in fact the daughter of Hayley Marshall-Kenner and Klaus, and a Mikaelson. She begins to break down crying, revealing that Alaric was the closest thing that she had to a father. She hugs him and Alaric promises that they will figure everything out together.

In You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know, Hope walks through the campus of Mystic Falls High School as Sheriff Machado arrives. Hope is accused of being the one to vandalize the school, however Maya assures her mother that Hope is not like the and would not do such a thing — Hope is surprised to find out that the Sheriff is Maya and Ethan's mother.

During the game, Hope and Landon interact once again, and Josie notices this. Concerned with Hope talking with her boyfriend, Josie enquires if the two know each other, with Landon remarking that they shared a milkshake together previously. When Landon walks off, Josie sarcastically makes a remark about having another milkshake moment, but Hope ignores her. During the beginning of the annual charity football game, Hope notices that Professor Vardemus is using magic to ensure the coin-flip always lands in favor of the Salvatore Stallions.

During the match, Hope makes it clear that she is eager to leave the match early to search for Rafael Waithe, however Alaric tells her that they cannot draw too much attention to her. Soon after, she is injured by Landon when he tackles her, giving her the perfect opportunity to leave and seek medical help. She enters Landon and Rafael's bedroom inside the Salvatore School, looking for something of Rafael's in order to perform a locator spell; whilst here, she reminisces over times spent with Landon. Unfortunately, she is caught by Landon who questions her over the ordeal, and she is forced to reveal that she is a witch and is looking for Rafael. The two agree to look together, much to Hope's dismay.

In the woods behind the Salvatore School, the two manage to track down the shunka, and Landon panics when it confronts them. Hope manages to draw the shunka away by turning into a werewolf — which confuses Landon — long enough for Landon to find Rafael. Landon finds Rafael and with Hope's help they are able to return him to human form. Following this, they manage to kill the shunka, but Hope leaves shortly after, leaving Landon and Rafael questioning who she is.

In Since When Do You Speak Japanese?, Alaric calls Hope to his office over the school speaker system. He asks her what she has revealed to Landon, as he left a note on his desk with questions. Hope reveals that she told him she was a witch, but nothing further. She reveals that her and Landon were in love with one another, a fact that Alaric was unaware of. Alaric suggests that she transfer to the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted where she can better keep an eye on Landon and protect him, however she declines.

Hope later steps in between Landon and Rafael when Rafael begins acting aggressively towards him — due to the oni's possession. She and Landon later lock Rafael in the back of the trunk before consulting Alaric. Josie and Kurutta arrive later and Josie questions what Hope is doing at the scene. Hope witnesses as Kurutta explains his history, but does not interact with him directly. Hope later enters the changing rooms at Mystic Falls High on alert from Sheriff Mac that Rafael needs help. Hope is able to calm him down, but he doesn't remember being possessed by the oni.

In Alaric's office — where Josie has placed a boundary spell to keep Landon safe — Hope reveals everything to Landon, including that they were in love and she went into Malivore to save him. He is surprised, but throws Hope into a filing cabinet, revealing himself to be possessed by the oni. Josie and Alaric arrive shortly after, blaming Hope for letting Landon escape, however the two do a locator spell to find Landon.

In the Town Square, Hope and Josie arrive to find Landon dead, having been killed by Lizzie, and Lizzie shackled to a tree, possessed by the oni. Hope watches as Lizzie begs Josie to kill her with Kurruta's blade, ending the oni and her suffering. Josie and Hope both refuse, however. Seeing that Landon is dead, Hope takes him to the woods. When he resurrects, he questions why Hope is the one he sees every time he comes back to life, however she dodges the question and leaves him in the woods.

Hope and Alaric bury Kurutta in the woods, and Alaric thanks Hope for being there for his daughters, revealing that he lost sight of what really matters — his daughters. Hope tells Alaric that she won't go back to the Salvatore School as she fears that Landon will still want to be with Josie.

In Screw Endgame, Lizzie walks to the Town Square, where she finds Hope stretching, and reveals that she remembers her following the blast of magic from Josie. The two talk, but Lizzie tells Hope that they don't have time as Landon and Josie are planning on having sex that night. They try to formulate a plan, but are interrupted when a woman appears from the Malivore portal, claiming to be "the Keeper", and welcomes them to "the game". The two are confused when she disappears, however when they try to cross the road, they are knocked down by a passing car, with Hope announcing that the game has begun.

The two awaken after being killed by a hairdryer.

The two are killed multiple more times as they attempt to gather clues, but eventually realize that they are trapped in an alternate version of the 80s, where magic does not work. They eventually manage to find a "clue store", where they meet with the Keeper from earlier. The Keeper explains that they can only escape the game if one of them chooses to take her place, and the other will be set free; alternately, they will both be eaten by the minotaur. The two refuse to accept the deal, and flee, making the Keeper angry as the two are chased away by the minotaur.

Lizzie knocks out Hope.

Hope and Lizzie spend the rest of the day talking about Hope and why she didn't reveal herself to everyone when she returned from Malivore. Hope reveals that she feels the rest of the school is better off without her, however Lizzie tells her that this is not true. Hope suggests that she stay behind, under the premise that a monster cannot come from Malivore if one remains, however Lizzie disagrees and knocks her out, attempting to take the Keeper's deal. Hope awakens not long after, wondering where Lizzie has gone, however Lizzie returns having rejected the Keeper's deal after realizing Hope would die. The two kill the minotaur, which ends the game and returns them to Mystic Falls, along with the Keeper. They go the dance but Hope decides not to stop Landon. She tells this to Lizzie and they hug at their reunion.

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In That's Nothing I Had to Remember, Hope grows closer with Ethan as they prepare for Commonwealth Day, and Ethan tells Hope to ask him out if she ever wishes to spend time with him. Lizzie tells Hope that the two need to spend more time together, as she feels she will blow Hope's secret if she spends any time with Landon — Hope laughs at this idea, as the two would never have been seen together previously.

Things grow awkward between Hope and Rafael.

Hope and Rafael also spend a considerable amount of time together when the Salvatore School Group split up into groups to find the croatoan. Rafael tells her that it is nice to get away for a while, and is open to a relationship with her as he is not afraid of technicalities. However she shrugs him off, not wanting to reveal too much about herself to him in fears that her secret will be exposed.

Hope later helps destroy the croatoan with help from MG, Sebastian and Lizzie, whose memories are returned by Josie when she arrives back in Mystic Falls. Landon questions why she didn't tell him, however she dismisses him, not wanting to talk about it right at that moment. MG meets up with them and gives her a necklace which she de-spells, finally defeating the croatoan. She then turns to face Landon to talk but he is too upset to talk and walks away without saying a word, leaving her visibly sad.

Freya and Hope embrace.

Realizing that things can never happen between him and Hope — due to her past relationship with Landon — Rafael breaks the news to her at the Commonwealth celebrations. Rafael tells her that the two should stay away from each other, which upsets Hope, causing her to cry. She is happy to find that Freya has made a trip from New Orleans to see her, and the two embrace.

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In This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent, Hope asks Lizzie to track down and bring Landon back to the Salvatore School. She is hesitant at first, however eventually goes along with the plan.

Meanwhile at the school, Hope notices that everyone — except her — is a little too merry. She tries to figure out what monster could be causing this, and eventually resorts to trusting Ryan Clarke to help her in this. Tensions between the two rise when Clarke throws a wish into the fire, and Hope demands to know what he wished for; he eventually tells her, as the krampus arrives at the school. Hope is eventually able to shock everyone out of their merriness, just in time for the revelation that Santa is real. She watches him fight and kill Krampus.

Hope struggles trusting Clarke after the arrival of the krampus, but eventually casts a truth spell on him after he promises to close the Malivore portal. The two share a phone call, and Clarke tells her that he doesn't hate her — an adverse effect of the truth spell.

When Landon returns to the Salvatore School, Hope asks if the two can talk, and Landon agrees that they should. He talks with Josie first, however, breaking things off with her. After his talk with Josie, he tells Hope that he loves her, and she returns the sentiment, with the two kissing under the mistletoe shortly after; this signals the relationship between the two restarting.

Hope and Josie cast a protection spell on the Mora Miserium.

In I Couldn't Have Done This Without You, Hope aids Josie in a spell to slow down the mora miserium's degradation. She explains to Josie that an old friend taught her about mora miseriums and how to slow them down; she reveals, however, that magic cannot stop the sand clock from shattering. Once the protection spell is cast, Hope and Josie talk about what is bothering her, and Josie tells Hope that she doesn't know why Clarke chose her, but Hope tells her that she is stronger than she thinks. Hope explains to Josie how she felt returning from Malivore and finding out her and Landon were together.

In This is Why We Don't Entrust Plans to Muppet Babies, tensions between Hope and Alyssa Chang increase as their room-sharing situation becomes increasingly complicated. These tensions are increased by the qareen, who causes issues around the Salvatore School, which eventually leads to tensions between Hope and Landon — they are able to ratify these, however, when they realize that they are being influenced by the qareen.

Eventually, the students of the Salvatore School are able to defeat the qareen, and Hope participates in casting the spell to create a new Prison World and ascendant. She then comes in to talk to Landon. She tells him she's not going to train him as she's afraid he'll get hurt or die in the process. He tells her he'll find someone else to train him instead. Later, when Josie and Lizzie are emotional, Hope sits with them and the three talk. Lizzie and Josie are whisked away to the 2018 Prison World, however, leaving Hope alone. She realizes that Alyssa has orchestrated the recent events and confronts her when she returns to their room.

In What Cupid Problem?, Hope struggles with the power dynamic in her relationship with Landon. She does not believe that Landon should continue to train to be a "hero", and finds it questionable when he believes he can fly. Their relationship comes to a low when Landon confesses to Pothos — who he wrongly believes to be Cupid — that he doesn't know why Hope chose him. She becomes increasingly angry when Landon, Wade, Pedro and Kaleb attempt to take down Pothos without her.

Meanwhile, she attempts to force the location of the ascendant from Alyssa Chang, who refuses to cooperate. Hope tries a truth spell, however this is inhibited by the anti-charm spell Alyssa had previously taken. She eventually teams up with MG and the two attempt to charm the location from her. MG crumbles under the pressure and asks Alyssa where she has hidden the ascendant. Alyssa shows him, but drops it on the floor, shattering it.

Eventually, Hope is confronted by Pothos, who wishes to eat her heart after stabbing her with one of his arrows. Landon interjects and reveals that there is nobody more he loves than Hope; she is moved by his declaration of love but watches as Pothos rips out and eats his heart. After he resurrects, the two embrace and their relationship troubles seem solved. Near the stairs, Hopes asks Landon if it was true that he did not know why she picked him. He admits he doesn't. She then shows him a list of reasons why she loves him that she wrote when she came back from Malivore. The two make out and it's shown that Landon can levitate, until they both drop to the floor laughing.

In You Can't Save Them All, Hope frantically attempts to find a way to rescue the Saltzmans from the Prison Worlds. She attempts to reconstruct the ascendant, however her efforts are futile. Eventually, when Malachai Parker visits the school under the guise of an old friend of Alaric's, he tells her that she can help, and she reluctantly agrees.

Hope is able to convince Alyssa to stop the spell.

Hope talks with Alaric, Lizzie and Josie via astral projection, and Alaric warns her about Kai. Hope tells him that she believes he is already at the school, however, and Alaric warns her that he is dangerous and she must do all she can to lure him away from the school. When Hope returns from her astral projection, she is met by Kai, and she tells him that the projection did not work. Nevertheless, Kai tells her that she has been looking at the wrong ascendant and shows her that the ascendant is hidden within one of Alyssa's stuffed bears. Hope manages to lure Kai away to an abandoned warehouse, however he realizes and a fight breaks out between the two. Hope is able to tie Kai up, and he reveals that Alyssa is casting a spell to cut the ties between Kai and the Prison World, meaning that it would disappear, killing everyone there. He also tells her that Dorian is leading Landon to his death via the golden arrow and she only has chance to save one.

She ultimately decides to save the Saltzman Family, and is able to convince Alyssa — who is unaware that the spell would kill the Saltzmans — to stop the spell. Eventually, the Saltzmans return via Josie's spell, and Hope frantically rushes to find Landon. She is surprised to see that he can actually fly, but is revealed that he is alright.

Hope in the simulation.

In There's A Place Where The Lost Things Go, Hope participates in Emma Tig's simulation along with the other members of the Salvatore School Group. Inside, she is given the role of a bar owner ironically named "Landons". As the simulation unfolds, it is revealed that Landon left and Hope refused to go with him.

After some convincing, Hope locks up the bar in hopes of leaving Mystic Falls and going after Landon. She is interrupted by Lizzie, however, who tells her that her life is in danger. Hope dismisses Lizzie initially, but returns shortly after to help her in her battle against dark Josie.

Upon waking from the simulation, Hope talks with Rafael. She tells him that she believes the simulation was trying to tell her that something will always come between her and Landon and that, sometimes, she needs to choose the other thing over Landon.

In Life Was So Much Easier When I Only Cared About Myself, Hope, Kaleb and Jed formulate a plan to deal with Josie. Hope is concerned when Alaric suggests trapping Josie within another simulation, given she controlled the previous one. Alaric, however, assures Hope that he has increased the difficulty of the simulation. Hope's concerns are not alleviated, however and to get Alaric out of the way, she traps him within the simulation he himself created.

Hope talks with Lizzie over what Josie could be planning, and the two are startled when Josie reveals that the Merge will happen that night; Lizzie fears that she is not ready and will loose the Merge. Fearful that Lizzie will lose, Hope formulates a plan that would trap Josie within Lizzie's mind until a solution is found—the spell only works if Lizzie wins, however. Lizzie is concerned that she cannot win and runs away, which leads Hope to enact a plan-b.

Hope asks Landon to help with a plan-b, and when the plan is underway, Hope goes to fight with Josie whilst MG tries to convince Lizzie—who has run away in fear—to return and fight her sister. Lizzie eventually returns, but loses the Merge. Plan-b kicks in and is is revealed that Lizzie is in fact alive, given her life force was linked with Landon's. Hope, however, projected herself inside of Josie's subconscious whilst she was out.

In Facing Darkness is Kinda My Thing, Hope awakens in a princess-themed narrative inside of Josie's head. She is approached by a pig, who she questions about Josie. The pig tells Hope that Josie is asleep and has put herself this way to stop the darkness. Hope is adamant that the pig takes her to Josie but Hope is unable to wake her.

Later, when the darkness attacks Hope, it is revealed that Josie was disguised as the pig. Hope again battles with dark Josie but is incapacitated when she's turned to stone. Josie eventually wins against her darker self and wakes, but Hope does not for reasons unknown.

Hope asleep in the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted.

In We're Not Worthy, Hope is still asleep, having not returned with the other Salvatore students as promised by the Necromancer. Despite persistent questioning of the Necromancer by Alaric, nobody is sure of the reason of Hope's sleep. Alaric tells the students that Hope is taking time off to grieve the death of Landon, hoping to hide Hope's status from the students and avoid worry.

Eventually, Alaric theorizes that Hope has not returned from her slumber because she is aware of Landon's situation and his reluctance to return from death. After Rafael is successful in convincing Landon to return, Hope awakens, and Landon tells her that he will always be with her. The two talk shortly after, and when Landon asks how Hope knew he hadn't returned, she remarked that she could just feel his situation.

In Goodbyes Sure Do Suck, Hope is saddened at the prospect of losing Rafael due to the Necromancer's actions. Hope has an idea, and plans to transfer the phoenix energy from Landon into Rafael to keep him alive. This plan fails, however, when it is revealed that Landon is no longer a phoenix having been resurrected as a human.

Despite Rafael pleading to spend his last days as he likes, partying, Hope is reluctant to accept the narrative and, when Rafael makes a remark about the supernova, she begins formulating a plan to save his life. Hope brings the Ascendant to Lizzie, asking if she knows where Alaric keeps his stash of Bennett Blood, to which she remarks she can think of at least three locations.

With this, Rafael is transported to a Prison Worlds when the supernova passes over Mystic Falls. Hope explains that a Prison World is only a Prison World for those who do not wish, or cannot, stay. For Rafael, he will be able to relive his idea of Heaven over and over again with his family, Walt and Lucia. Hope and the other Salvatore Students bid farewell to Rafael, with Hope remarking that "goodbyes do suck".

After Rafael is in the Prison World, Hope and Landon talk by the docks, and Hope suggests that Landon be transferred back to the Prison World until things with the Necromancer blow over. Landon quickly becomes annoyed that Hope is viewing him as weak now that he is human, and the two begin a heated discussion. Landon walks away moments later, furious with Hope, remarking that this is not the life he wants to live.

In Salvatore: The Musical!, Hope sits in Alaric's office with the new guidance counselor, Robin Goodfellow. He wants to discuss her recent behavior, particularly her lashing out and losing control over her magic. Landon soon joins them, and she rebuffs him, citing they can't have couples counselling when they're not a couple. Landon explains that he doesn't know what they are, but assures her that he hasn't walked away from their relationship. However, she doesn't have time for this session, she's busy tracking a new monster that walked on the grounds. In fact, she realizes that she followed it into the room and points out that he's the monster. Dr. Goodfellow subtly persuades her that she's known him his whole life. She apologizes for the accusation and leaves.

Later, walking through the hallway, she finds a poster for a musical on a bulletin board - Salvatore: The Musical. She immediately cuts him off, explaining that she doesn't sing in public, but Landon had an important question for her. Despite their awkward relationship, he could use her help since the musical is about the founding of the school and she is more familiar with the people that founded it, which included her dad. She becomes angry with him. She, nor her father, are characters in the story and demand that her family stays out of it.

As production of the musical is well underway, Landon approaches her again. Since he's been working on the short, he's felt like he's been missing something- her. After talking with Dr. Goodfellow about what her family used to say Always and Forever, the last song clicked and proceeded to ask if she would read it. He admits to her that he was an idiot and she was right about their separation, but he can face anything with her by his side just like her family's vow. Reading over the lyrics, she becomes furious that he used her dad's letter despite asking him not to involve her family. He doesn't understand what's wrong with the lyrics. He believes them to be beautiful and poetic, and it shows her dad in such a great light. Despite her asking not to involve her family, Landon rebuttals her. Klaus is the Original vampire of Mystic Falls and is one of the biggest parts of the entire story. This song encompasses everything he believes about love and death. Still angry, he left her to continue to paint.

As the night of the musical approaches, Hope continues to push away everything that deals with the musical, isolating herself in her room. However, midway through the production, a letter magically appears in her room, addressed to Lizzie, though she stays long enough to watch a scene between Dr. Goodfellow as her father, and lower grade student as a young version of herself. Moved, she stops to ask his opinion about if she's doing enough and if she was the person her father would have wanted her to be. Dr. Goodfellow comforts her and explains that she is entirely too hard on herself, thinking that feeling pain and heartbreak means she's done something wrong. However, everyone loses someone they love eventually, but feeling that loss means that you have done something right. That is her legacy.

After Josie is injured and unable to perform, Dr. Goodfellow's inspiring words convince her to step into Josie's role as Elena and sing the grand finale. She and Landon reconcile their differences and embrace in a heartfelt kiss. The musical closes as a success. That night, she and Landon sit at the pier on the lake. They apologize to one another and he thanks her for saving the show. He admits that the story was about learning how to say goodbye. She also thanks him and admits that he was right, too, about her dad being in the play. He made everyone see her father the way that she did. For that, she thanks him.

In Hold on Tight, Hope agrees to fight against the Necromancer and his evil plans alongside the other members of the Super Squad. She is reluctant to accept Landon's decision to fight also, however, but eventually accepts given their prior conversation. With this, Landon and Hope both go to Mystic Fallls to find out the Necromancer's plans.

When they arrive, however, complications arise when Hope finds herself unable to pass through the boiler room of the school due to a boundary spell. Landon suggests that he should go on without her and, despite her reserves, Hope agrees.

Shortly after, however, Hope finds herself on the football field of Mystic Falls High watching Landon being killed by the resurrected dragon. Unbeknownst to Hope, the death she witnessed was Malivore's, not Landon's. In revenge for the murder, Hope decapitates the Necromancer, but this does not kill him.

With Landon's return, and the Necromancer still alive, albeit without a head, Hope realizes that they have been transferred to a Prison World. She asks Landon to trust her as she knows a way out, and the two of them jump through the Malivore portal together.

Emerging on the other side, Hope awakens to find Landon has brought her a milkshake. She tries to explain who she is, but Landon tells her that he remembers her, but is not too sure if the rest of Mystic Falls does. Hope wants to return to Mystic Falls but he asks her to dance and she agrees. The two then kiss and begin making out passionately before taking their relationship to the next step.

Laying together in Landon's arms, Hope admits that she thought she could never be this happy and gave up on it. However, all she had to do was let herself be with him. However, their bliss is cut short as Landon begins to cough up black goo. Hope is shocked and doesn't understand and Landon is helpless to stop whatever is happening to him. Ultimately, Landon appears to completely dissolve right before her eyes, becoming a dark puddle of goo.

In This is What It Takes, Hope finds herself at the Salvatore School wherein she interrupts a party being thrown in celebration of the Necromancer's defeat. She tries to explain to Alaric and the other members of the Super Squad who she is and how she knows about the existence of Malivore and supernatural beings, but they are reluctant to trust and believe her. Eventually, they agree to help her find out what happened to Landon at all costs.

Hope is sedated by Alaric.

Alaric accompanies Hope to an antique dealer in Mystic Falls and the two ask about a vessel that grants a heart's most wanted desire. The shopkeeper tells the two that he is unaware of such a vessel and doesn't possess it, but Hope tells him that his heart rate increased when they asked, therefore he more than likely knows about it. Hope tries to force the man to give the vessel by performing a death spell, but Alaric tells her to stop and urges the man to run, given the spell only works if Hope can see him. Alaric sedates her moments later in fear of her behavior.

Hope awakens in Alaric's office with Vardemus' therapy box in front of her. Alaric assures her that Vardemus has explained the box is safe for single person use, therefore can help them find out what happened to Landon. Hope is skeptical, however, but is later convinced when Alaric explains that they have no other option but to use the box.

Inside the therapy box, Hope finds herself, and the other members of the student body, running from a masked murderer. After numerous hours of running, Hope stands up to the murderer and after killing him, finds that the man under the mask is none other than Landon. Hope is confused, but Landon wakes moments later and tells her that he will explain. It becomes clear that Landon is gone and is not coming back but Hope refuses to accept this and say the escape word despite it appearing numerous times.

Landon tells Hope that she can't live within the simulation forever and must let him go, but she is reluctant and tells him that she will stay. Hope is pulled from the simulation moments later when Alaric "unplugs" the box and becomes furious that Alaric has stolen the only thing that matters from her.

Eventually, Hope is forced to come to terms with what she has lost and decides that they should no longer go looking for Landon at the expense of other people's happiness.

In To Whom It May Concern, Hope finds herself staring blankly at a canvass, unable to paint. She focuses on Landon and all of their good memories together. Lizzie barges into her room determined to commence with operation 'Rescue Hope from Herself'. Hope immediately agrees. Alaric wants them to run the tour for prospective students. Hope dismisses the idea, she can't handle being around a bunch of strangers right now. Lizzie convinces her otherwise, at least until MG and the other return. It would be a good distraction for them both, as Josie has her tour at Mystic Falls High.

Unfortunately, there's far less than Lizzie had anticipated and encourages Hope to talk. Hope refuses as they had a dale. One of the students questions the lack of students, but another questions about the daughter of the Headmaster used black magic to kill another student. To keep the real reason secret, Hope suggests they just begin the tour.

As Lizzie guides the students, Hope continues to think about Landon and her magic begins to run wild. Lizzie wonders if she needs another yelling-in-the-woods moment, but she brushes it off. She's fine. Two of the students decide to leave, but MG, Wade, Kaleb and Jed arrive. None of the other students have come back and they have a squad meeting. Apparently, concerned parents withdrew them after their battle royal with the Necromancer. The school is in jeopardy and they have to conduct the tour and it has to work out.

She and Kaleb continue the tour and they take them to the gym, to see the wolf pack with the alpha, Jed. The students are unimpressed, but Kaleb encourages Hope to speak, as she too is a wolf. Hope recounts that they throw a lot of cool parties and play dodge ball. She continues to lose control of her magic, but Kaleb reins her in. Even to him, it looks like she's about to explode. She expresses that she can control it and this is her home. She can't stand by and lose it.

Due to an unfortunate series of events, she's left alone with the remaining prospective students. She attempts to peak their interest in the cafeteria. It's where they eat together and where some have even discovered their powers. She recalls several memories of her and Landon, such as where he discovered his new abilities. The memories are overwhelming for her and she completely loses control of her magic, and sends a shockwave of magic throughout the room, knocking the students through the air and unconscious.

Hope removes herself to the art room and lashes out, throwing paint onto a canvas. One of the new students, Cleo, finds her and asks if she's okay. She confesses she misses being in a studio herself, but was more of a sculptor. She attempts to connect with Hope, but she doesn't want to talk about it. Cleo encourages her to tell her what she sees in her art, and that running away from it isn't the answer.

She confides in Cleo. She sees anger, fear, and her friends in trouble. All she sees is her making it worse, and everything reminds her of Landon. She knows she is supposed to move forward, but doesn't know how. Cleo reveals that in her experience, she's already done the first step, speaking it out loud. Cleo wonders if it is so painful, why doesn't she just leave. Hope explains that this is her home and she doesn't know who she'd be without it. Cleo asks whether or not the school is safe. Hope tells her the truth. Sometimes it's dangerous but it's a place where it's safe to one's self. Cleo is relieved, in a sense. She's the first person who's been honest with her, but is still intrigued about the school. Ultimately, she decides to join the school. Later that night, Hope helps Cleo unpack her belongings, becoming her roommate.

In Yup, It's a Leprechaun, All Right, Hope attends the morning assembly with most of the other students. They officially have thirty students enroll and they retain their status as a school. With the loss of students and tuition, Lizzie plans to conduct a fundraiser month, with activities throughout to bring in funds and asks for more suggestions. Cleo offers that she and Hope can make art for an auction. Hope resends the invitation, but Lizzie refuses and approves the idea. Despite this, a messenger with notice from town hall reveals the school is still in jeopardy and owes an enormous amount of money over a property tax lien. Lizzie places the students on high alert and combines everything into fundraiser day.

Hope is still mad at Cleo for volunteering her to make art. She's still blocked and has nothing. Cleo reviews a painting of her, but believes it lacks soul. She hasn't made anything since Landon's apparent death. Cleo has experienced something similar with her sisters deaths. Cleo proposes an idea that may help her.

She doesn't like Cleo's suggestion. She can't paint with her dead boyfriend's remains. Cleo actually expects her to give him life again in the only way she can now - through her art. Hope resolves to find another way, but Cleo reminds her that she can't move on from grief if she is still holding onto it. Cleo wants to help, and she relents. Together, the mix in the remains with clay and she sculpts a bust of Landon.

With the bust complete, she inscribed 'luctus' on Landon's chest and cast an incendia spell to bake the bust. Cleo finds her work to be beautiful, but she doesn't believe that she's done Landon justice. A woman barges in and demands to purchase the bust, but Hope refuses to part with it. Cleo suggests it sell it for what they need to save the school and the woman accepts. Refusing again, the woman turns to stab her, but she magically knocks her out. She and Cleo confront Lizzie and Kaleb. Hope sees through her charade and demands to know what's going on. Lizzie takes her to the leprechaun she has locked away and learns that it's another Malivore monster. Somehow, there's a new portal to the prison world. She's furious at Lizzie for keeping it a secret from her, but Lizzie is prioritizing. Their home and school is in trouble and Lizzie placed that above her emotional needs. Hope storms out to find an axe; she's determined to get answers out of the leprechaun and then kill it.

Hope attempts to communicate with the leprechaun, but her translation spells are of no use. Cleo interrupts her, just after she's taken the leprechaun's blood, and believes her to be torturing the creature. It's not what it seems, all she wants to do is track the monster back to the Malivore portal and she releases the creature for her to track with his blood. Cleo questions how she knows that the leprechaun will lead her back to the portal. As with the other monsters, this is the pattern they've established after the monsters have gotten what they want. She reveals that she can't let go of Landon without first checking Malivore and she can't get there without going through the prison world.

The locator spell tracks the leprechaun to Mystic Falls Bank then to a parking garage. Cleo suggests they split up and search, but Hope isn't lucky. She hears Cleo scream and rushes to her aid, but is too late. Cleo is forced to save Alaric by killing the leprechaun.

Later that night, Cleo attempts to talk to Hope. She's still mad at Cleo for killing the leprechaun. Cleo abhors violence, but she panicked when it was going to harm Alaric. At least at a fundamental level, she can relate. Saving someone is more important than anything else. Cleo believes that her obsession with Landon is all-consuming and she doesn't have room in her life for anything else. She acknowledges that Cleo is right and asks her about being blocked. Cleo reveals that her sisters were murdered and that is why she hates violence. As a result, she has accepted that there was nothing she could do to save them and have figured out how to live without them, to move on. Cleo believed this was what she wanted; however, Hope can't do that, that was before she knew that there was a portal. She believes that is still a way for her to reach Landon and she's not going to stop until she's exhausted every possibility. Cleo takes the bust as Hope is adamant she will find the real thing.

While rummaging through the objects that the leprechaun consumed, she finds the ascendant that she thought Alyssa had destroyed. With it in hand, she confronts MG.

In Long Time, No See, Hope dreams of entering the prison world. Cloaked, she approaches the gates of the Salvatore Boarding School. There, she encounters Landon, and is overjoyed to find him. Landon grows quiet and begins to vomit up black blood as Malivore approaches. Hope attempts to free them with the ascendant, but it breaks. With no other choice, she confronts Malivore. Cleo screams for Hope and she wakes up from her dream, believing Landon is trying to reach out to her. She believes he's alive.

That morning, she seeks Alaric's advice on her dream. Gates are a common symbol in dreams as they represent thresholds in life. An open gate signifies an entry point into a new beginning, while a closed gate usually means there's something holding you back. Hope refuses to believe this was just a dream. It felt real, like a vision and moving on is not the answer. Finding Landon is. She's furious because she could have done so sooner if MG hadn't been hiding the ascendant. Alaric agrees that he could have been more honest with them, but understands why he wasn't. The prison world is crawling with monsters, and if the leprechaun was any indication, more might be coming. The ascendant is a key; Malivore's way out. Hope is determined to use it as her way in but Alaric forbids her to do so until they have credible proof that Landon is still alive. He can't let her or anyone else risk their life based on a gut feeling. Angry, Hope sets off to find Alaric the proof he needs.

With Lizzie by her side, they astral project into the prison world. Lizzie is skeptical that Landon is alive, but she assured her father that she would be Hope's supernatural fact checker. Josie attempts to offer her help, but Lizzie refuses. She's supposed to be all about her muggle life, and asks Hope not to talk about magic with her. Hope believes that dealing with one Saltzman will be hard enough. With their preparation complete, they join hands and cast the spell.

In the prison world, she and Lizzie search around the boarding school. Lizzie questions, if Landon is in fact alive then why haven't she nor MG have found proof before on their recon missions. Lizzie attempts to compare problems, they've both lost boyfriends in a tragic prison world mishap. She actually wants to compare blind spots, and she definitely has one for Landon. Just like she had one for Sebastian. Lizzie couldn't see things clearly like everyone else because she was in so deep. That's what Hope needs. Lizzie's astral projected to the prison world before, so she can tell her the things that I'm not seeing - is anything different than from before. Lizzie notices the remnants of a note or message. The wind likely blew it away, meaning it could be anywhere. However, since the day always repeats, the wind always does the same thing. Eventually the two find a note caught on some tree limbs and discover that it was written by Landon. This is the proof that Alaric needs. Landon is alive.

Hope convenes a meeting with Lizzie, Wade, Jed and Alaric. MG appears, but is late since Hope neglected to tell him. With planetary transit and the ascendant at their disposal, they have little time to prepare to rescue Landon. MG states his objections; it's too risky and they need more time. Hope refuses to wait, considering if MG hadn't lied in the first place, they would have had the time to prepare. Alaric agrees that the timing is not ideal, but the next celestial event is not for another month and Hope refuses to wait that long. Jed wonders where Landon might actually be, but Hope won't be able to find out until they're physically in the prison world to do a locator spell. Alaric agrees with all of their comments on the plan. It is an incredibly dangerous mission that has to be conducted on a purely voluntary basis. Hope is through with talking, but MG wants to explain his reasoning and tries to convince them to wait. Hope takes stock in who's coming with her to the prison world. MG and Kaleb decide they won't. Wade and Jed are team Hope. She turns to get Lizzie's answer, but comes to the conclusion that she won't; she's with MG. Hope is shocked with her answer. She can', she's the only Gemini witch they have and if she doesn't activate the ascendant, then the whole plan falls apart.

Despite this, Hope seeks to find another way, specifically with Josie and departs to Mystic Falls High School. Enlisting Josie, the two head off to the cemetery. Josie asks her where Lizzie is, but reveals she is doing explicitly what Lizzie asked her not to do and involve her. She's lied and Lizzie's not coming. Hope can fix her magic problem. She has her coin where she stored her siphon power and, should Josie take it back, they can rescue Landon.

Josie's angry with her and asks if she understands the risk she's asking her to take. Hope believes she's stronger than the darkness, and she'll be right by her side like last time. She went into her head thinking that she needed someone to save her, but Josie didn't. Josie is conflicted. Mystic Falls High was supposed to be a fresh start without magic, monsters, or drama. Hope reminds her that all of those things are a part of her and they always will be. She can't run from them. In fact, because of her walk on the dark side, it led to the creation of this prison world and Landon being trapped there and guilt-trips her. Despite that, she'd rather just focus on the good and that's the Josie Saltzman she knows. She expresses that she hates the position that she's putting Josie in, but she interrupts her; she's made her decision.

Josie wants to help her and prepares the spell. Hope reveals that she doesn't yet have the ascendant, and it's back at the school. For a fully operational siphon witch, it shouldn't be a problem and holds up the coin. Lizzie arrives and takes the coin from Hope with her siphoned magic. It's clear why they’re here, and she isn't interested in verbal sparring. Lizzie cloaks the coin and tosses it in the field. She'll take Josie's place and perform the spell. Josie is as much her blindspot as Landon is Hope's.

With the final preparations complete, Hope and Lizzie instruct Josie to step out of the circle and under no circumstance not to enter it, once the spell begins. She and Lizzie begin the spell and a portal begins to open. Lizzie begins to experience pain, which is new. Josie realizes it's dark magic. The Necromancer was full of it when they trapped him, so the prison world must be radioactive with it and now it's infecting them. Josie pleads for Lizzie to sever the connection, but she can't. Hope encourages her to hold on and they just have to push through. Josie believes they could die and forces herself through the circle and grabs Lizzie, sharing the pain and dark magic. Hope apologizes but continues the spell, until someone appears and strikes the ascendant. The resulting blast sends them flying through the air and Landon appears. Hope wonders if she’s dead or dreaming, but it's real. Landon is alive and before her.

The next day, Hope reunites with Landon at their spot on the dock at the lake. She wonders what he remembers. He remembers them, the last night they were together and how perfect it was. After that was just darkness. She can relate to that, as she too was trapped in Malivore before. Being so lonely, it's physically painful. She reveals they technically have Cleo to thank for his rescue. She's the new girl and her roommate, and things were going great until they got into a big fight. She elaborates to him that when she was struggling with him being gone, she kept pushing her to find a way to move on. Long story, it doesn't matter and all she needed was to be back in his arms. Landon wonders if that's all. In order to get him back, she may have pissed off a lot of people in the process, something that runs in her family. Landon believes it sounds like risking everything for the people you love is a classic Mikaelson move. Landon tells her that she'll never have to go through that again and the two embrace in a passionate kiss.

In Do All Malivore Monsters Provide This Level of Emotional Insight?, Alaric calls the students to a meeting. With Landon's return, Malivore monsters are likely to come back too. She's adamant to continue to protect him and prevent Malivore from escaping the Prison World and taking Landon as his vessel. Kaleb nominates Cleo to join their super squad, though Landon questions where all the other students are at. Alaric explains they've had enrollment issues while he was trapped within the prison world. Alaric stands to reason that if Cleo summoned one monster, perhaps she can do it again. While he is away from campus, it's their job to figure out what they can summon to help me close the remaining portal.

In the library, she and Landon talk about their plan, though he questions why they aren't working alongside Lizzie and Kaleb. She shows him a piece of paper that Lizzie stuck on her door that reads "No Tribrids Allowed". Landon picks up on some weird tension between them and Hope reveals to him that she tried to guilt Josie into taking her magic back to open the portal to try and save him. He questions, if the opposite were true, how would she have felt if it was him in danger. She questions whose side he's taking, but he suggests that she and Lizzie are more alike than she would think. She hope's his statement is wrong, but realizes what Lizzie's next move would be.

Hope discovers Lizzie talking with Cleo, knowing her plan was to summon a monster behind her back. They reconvene at the school and continue to discuss their best possible action. She suggests they summon a cherub, but Lizzie is adamant on summoning a pixie, as they grant wishes. Landon attempts to intervene, but they both disagree, though Cleo points out that they won't need to summon anything because the next monster has already arrived. Before they're able to capture it, it runs off. She and Lizzie follow the creature that runs off through the pipes of the Salvatore School, but issues arise when the creature pushes Lizzie into the pool. Covered with smoke, Lizzie believes it was Hope that pushed her in. She attempts to help, but Lizzie is angry with her and tells her to stay out of her way. People always get hurt when she is involved.

Later, over the PA system, "Lizzie" makes an announcement. She states this is their Salvatore School Monster Warning Service and there's yet another monster on the loose, but the true threat to all our lives is Hope Mikaelson. Hope believes this to be retaliation for the pool incident and confronts Lizzie. Lizzie doesn't understand what she's talking about as she was showering out the chlorine from the pool. She and Lizzie continue to argue until Landon and Cleo intervene. Cleo believes they're both innocent. Hope didn't push Lizzie into the pool and Lizzie, despite it being her voice, didn't make the announcement. It was the monster. Kaleb appears and finds the creature's skin; it's molted and Landon realizes that it's a gremlin that feeds off of disrespect and pitting the two against one another. They devise a plan to use Landon as bait and plan a trap to capture the creature.

In the gym, she and Lizzie watch over Landon, preparing for the gremlin. Using the molted skin, they track it to and wait for the gremlin to appear, but Landon quickly sees that it's leaving campus. Hope realizes that Malivore may not be after Landon, and everything is explained when Kaleb bursts into the gym announcing that the gremlin has taken Cleo. She, Lizzie, and Kaleb decide to go after Cleo while Landon elects to remain at the school researching for a way to defeat the gremlin.

Not too long after, they track Cleo to a field, trapped in a well. It's an obvious trap and they must hurry to rescue her. They plan to levitate her out. They echo that the situation was too easy, and it becomes clear that the gremlin used Cleo as bait just as they tried to use Landon. The gremlin appears, though it is now bigger than ever. Kaleb shoots it with an arrow, but remains unaffected. Landon arrives with a way to defeat it - respect. While Landon pulls Cleo out from the well and Kaleb uses his vampiric abilities to hold off the gremlin, she and Lizzie attempt to reconcile their differences and to compliment and respect each other. Due to their actions, the gremlin begins to weaken and shrink, allowing Hope to squash it beneath her shoe.

Later that night, she and Landon talk about his first day back at the school. He holds her in his arms and they discuss their relationship. He confides within her that he doesn't want him being back to be a burden, to her or anyone else. She admits she can handle it, even if he was, because he is everything to her. He emphasizes that she should worry about having him a little less and having everyone else a bit more. There's enough of her to go around.

Hope accepts his words and decides to join Lizzie, who's looking for the portal. Hope questions that maybe she can help her become chill and offer for her to join her and Landon for movie night. Lizzie admits that as much as they have in common, there's one thing they don't. Her going to extremes got Landon back, but she doesn't have Josie here for her. She misses her sister, but accepts Hope's invite to movie night. Hope tells her that they'll be watching Gremlins.

In All's Well That Ends Well, Hope enjoys a bright morning. Her happiness warranted concern from Cleo. However, everything was right in the world. She and Lizzie had reconciled their differences, Landon's back, and her defensive perimeter spell had kept any monsters from appearing. Landon appears with breakfast, but she informs him that he'll be helping Alaric, while she and Cleo spend roomie time together.

Out in the woods just at the perimeter of the Salvatore School, Cleo asks Hope what they are doing. She proposes this is merely a brainstorming session with food. Hope reveals her true intentions. They've assumed that the gremlin just happened to grab her, but doesn't believe it to be random. She wonders if she is what Malivore now wants, but to figure that out they would have to test her theory-such as using her as bait. With the perimeter spell already lowered, the test is already underway. Cleo figures this out, though the arrival of a new monster quickly descends upon them. The sky darkens and a wail cries out in the distance. The monster appears and attempts to attack Cleo, but Hope traps her with a spell. The creature begins wailing, emitting a high-pitched scream that forces the girls to cover their ears until Cleo gains enough sense to cast a spell to cause the creature's mouth to be magically bound. Cleo and Hope bring the creature to the gym of the Salvatore School, kept bound and muted with various spells.

Alaric examines the creature but is unable to determine what the new monster is. After Cleo removes the spell that mutes the monster, it wails once more, and he and Landon figure out that the creature is a banshee.

Cleo and Jed come up with an idea to allow the banshee to speak without wailing. With Alaric's supervision, Hope takes the banshee's necklace and casts the Alias Vocem spell on Jed. They can now have a civilized and truthful conversation. The banshee explains that Malivore promised her freedom from the darkness in exchange for Cleo. Though she is forced to tell the truth, she is not forced to give it. Hope, however, has another question. One that she's wanting an answer to. She asks who is going to die, and the banshee reveals that if Cleo remains at the school, then Landon will surely die.

Reeling from the banshee's words, Hope secludes herself into the library, searching for answers. Cleo attempts to comfort her and brings her tea. Hope reassures her that "there's always a loophole" and they will fix the situation. Cleo is reluctant to believe her, however and asks her if she would be happy if she left. The tea was spiked with truth weed and Cleo abruptly leaves despite her not meaning what she said.

With Cleo's departure from the school, Hope rushes back to the gym to update Alaric. Their time is running short with the rising of the full moon and Jed's turning. Hope pushes the banshee for more answers, particularly with Cleo gone, will Landon be safe. However, the banshee's true purpose was to drive Cleo away from her protection and that Cleo will die too. Hope severs the connection from Jed and leaves Alaric to deal with the banshee so she can go after Cleo. Landon encourages her as she leaves, that she doesn't need a locator spell. She's a wolf and can track her that way.

Meanwhile, Hope finally catches up to Cleo, though another monster has already knocked her unconscious. She attacks the creature while in her wolf form. The hunter tries to fend her off to no avail. The hunter flees when Hope transforms back into herself and prepares to attack him with his own weapon. She was true to her word and nobody died. Back at the school, she reconciles with Cleo, admitting that she was a kind person when she needed someone most and the school is her home now. They assume the creature is working for Malivore and they resolve to figure things out.

That night, she and Landon take a stroll to the dock. The day being a lot darker than her morning was and there's yet another monster roaming free. On top of that, she'll worry about the banshee's words coming true. She confides in Landon that she feels so much pressure. She believes she has to be happy no matter what, otherwise she feels it will never come back. Landon, however, has prepared a nice picnic for them to share and is determined to screw fate. They just have to find the happiness between the monsters.

In You Can't Run From Who You Are, Hope, along with Alaric, Landon, Jed, and Kaleb try various activities to help Cleo tap into her powers of inspiration, following the revelation she that she's a muse. They've already tried numerous methods, including potions and meditation, but to no avail. Cleo is a bit disappointed and believes she cannot choose whom she can inspire. Or she's just terrible at being wont and wishes to stop. Hope reassures her that hey will find a way to activate her powers, and when they do, they'll have something they've never had in their fight against Malivore. An advantage. Eventually, Cleo manages to inspire both Hope and Alaric. Though Hope elects to keep her to herself, for now, Alaric decides to return to Triad in search of answers.

Back in her room, she shares her plan with Landon, since the prison world is bound to the Necromancer, she wants to take a play out of Kai's playbook. She wants to sever the connection between it and the Necromancer and the prison world will collapse and destroy everything inside of it, including Malivore. All she'll have to do is find the Necromancer in the prison world and make him a deal for his blood and the duplicate ascendant in exchange for his freedom. Landon's tone immediately changes at the possibility of freeing the Necromancer, but she assures him that she'll screw him over and double cross him. Her plan is risk free since she's going to astral project into the prison world. Despite her objections, Landon is going to come with her.

In the prison world, she and Landon traverse the post-apocalyptic hellscape that was Mystic Falls. Landon acts as if he was the Necromancer as she and him rehearse the conversation. The conversation is believable, but she's not completely sure the Necromancer will take the bait. The Necromancer is pretty unpredictable, but he reminds her that she and Malivore are the only two things he's afraid of. In this situation, if he's running from Malivore, she has the leverage. Worse case scenario, he says no and they leave the prison world. As they approach the Salvatore Crypt, they find the Necromancer, however, he's dead and dismembered, and being consumed by a strange creature. Landon soon discovers that the creature can interact with him, despite being in their astral forms. Hope seemingly breaks its neck, but it eventually recovers. Fearing what it could do, she sends Landon's astral form back to his body. He quickly discovers that the wound she sustained in her astral form has also appeared on her body and begins to transform into a berbalang.

With combined efforts of Landon, Josie and Wade, they're able to reverse the transformation process.

Later that night, Hope joins Landon and Wade to play D&D. She tells him that he was great today. Though he was a bit disappointed she sent him back from the prison world. She explains that she could handle it and that he could figure out what the creature was. Divide and conquer was standard power-couple stuff. He asks if the Necromancer ever revived, but he didn't. They'll need Cleo to inspire a new plan.

Seeing Josie, she goes to thank her as well as to apologize. This was the second time she put her in a position to pressure her to take her magic back. Josie, however, realized it was time for her to do so, anyway. This battle will always be with her and she can't run from it. Before they continue with their conversation, Wade interrupts them, asking to talk to her as Josie leaves. He's noticed something strange with Landon and wonders if she's noticed it too. He elaborates that Landon forgot one of their rather important D&D campaigns. The things with the berbalang, also, as it only eats dead flesh but went to Landon immediately. Even if he had something residual from his phoenix nature, it's not a part of the berbalang diet as they hate fire. Finally, he stabbed her, in the heart, to stop her transformation. Hope brushes this off, as he didn't have a choice. Regardless, he believes something is wrong with Landon.

In I Was Made To Love You, Hope wakes in the middle of the night to find Landon lifting weights with Jed. Landon hasn't slept well since Malivore, but didn't want to worry her. Instead he's found a coping mechanism with Jed. As they leave to go for a run, Hope spies that Landon was lighting nearly 300 lbs weights.

The following morning, more suspicious, she confronts Landon. She finds his actions odd but only after Wade pointed out his actions that he's changed. Landon believes he's never felt better and that they're finally good. She hands him a burrito and he gladly takes a bite. However, her suspicions are confirmed as true as it had avocados in it, which he's allergic to. She even brought an EpiPen, just in case she was wrong. He's not Landon and casts a sleeping spell on him.

Searching for Lizzie, who's off campus, she runs into Cleo. She knows there's something wrong with Landon, and Cleo offers to help.

Set up at the Old Mill, she and Cleo begin running various tests on whom they previously believed to be Landon. The barrier spell she placed around shouldn't have worked on him, considering he's supposed to be human and it only works on supernatural creatures. Landon tries to plead with Hope, but eventually concedes to let her run her tests. Hope gives a syringe and draws his blood, but instead only finds mud. She believes that Malivore has already taken possession of Landon as his vessel. Opting to expel him, she gives him a syringe of her blood and drops it onto his arm. He drops to the ground, in pain, and his arm begins to dissolve in front of them. She drops the spell and rushes to his side.

Cleo leaves to get Alaric, as Hope fears that Malivore has taken Landon as his vessel. The one person she doesn't believe she could fight. Landon comes too and claims to remember everything, and claims he's not who she thinks he is. Attempting to leave to find something sharp, she's blocked by another barrier spell. It quickly becomes clear that Landon isn't Malivore and wants to kill her to activate her vampire side. He attacks her and they begin to fight. Eventually, during their fight, she notices the word Luctus on his collarbone, realizing he's a golem. Realizing he's not actually Landon, but a golem created by Cleo, she ends the golem by force feeding him her blood.

Cleo arrives at the Old Mill moments after the golem's destruction and stabs her stomach, pinning her against a wall. She tried to be her friend and give them both what they wanted most, but time had run out. Cleo tells Hope that she was locked away inside of the artifact for five centuries waiting for Hope — the one with the power to kill Malivore and free her. However, for her to be able to do that, she must activate her vampire side. Cleo attempts to attack her with a fire spell, but is knocked unconscious by the Hunter.

Alaric arrives at the Old Mill, but Hope believes she can handle him. The Hunter holds up her necklace and demands for the being to remove his mask, revealing Landon underneath.

In One Day You Will Understand, with the real Landon seemingly back, she becomes curious and inspects his things, particularly his sword. He appears suddenly, startling her due to his quietness. He claims he got pretty good at being quiet to survive in the prison world. Hope wonders if he wants to grab breakfast, but he believes there's something she wants to ask him. She thinks it can wait and she leaves.

Not finding him, she uses a locator spell and finds him on the docks. She's worried about him, but returning from the prison world is a lot for him. She just wants to be sure, so much so that he caught her snooping through his stuff. She admits she's trying to be patient, but also has a lot of questions and he's trying to process everything. Hope believes she has just the thing to take his mind off of things.

Hope and Landon are sent to Mystic Falls High School to retrieve the artifact from Dorian. Arriving at the school, Landon decides to wait outside due to traumatic memories.

As she returns from the school, she finds Landon attacking Dennis. Hope is shocked and manages to get Landon to stop. Landon walks off and Hope follows him. In the woods, Hope confronts Landon about his behavior. As they talk, he reveals that he was in Malivore for what felt like years and that Hope would rescue him, but she never came. He had to fight for himself to free himself of Malivore, only to escape to the prison world full of monsters. He was only able to escape after she and Lizzie opened a door to the prison world. Hope is shocked, learning he's been back for weeks. But when he arrived, he found an imposter and wanted to find out why Malivore was wanting Cleo.

Their conversation is cut short by another creature, the Vitruvian Man. Working together, the two are able to stop the monster, but during the battle, the artefact is destroyed.

That night, she and Landon talk. She's been rushing things, but she's been scared. She tells him to take as much time as he needs and that he's still the person she loves. Landon recoils though. That's their problem and nothing has changed. He tells her that they're doomed. He's the son of Malivore and she's the loophole that defeats him. They exist to destroy one another. He breaks up with her and suggests that they should probably stay far away from one another. Telling her goodbye, he leaves as she begins to cry.

In This Feels A Little Cult-y, Hope is late for the theatre class rehearsal. Things are, however, off to a bad start and she's already in a bad mood. This culminates in her losing control of her magic, again, and she storms off.

Blowing off steam in the Old Mill, Josie approaches her, asking for help. She's not heard from Lizzie, who left for a Wellness Retreat for Witches and has become worried for her safety. Hope agrees to go with her with the prospects of hitting something and to escape the school.

At the Wellness Retreat, Hope and Josie are surprised with Lizzie's sudden appearance. Hope immediately suspects it to be a trap, but learns that Josie tricked her into coming because of her anger over her breakup with Landon.

The retreat is more like a cult and all the witches wear colored crystals, indicating specific statuses. Lizzie invites them to meet Andi and, in doing so, becomes initiated into their cult, succumbing to their strange behavior.

Lizzie eventually overcomes the strange psychotropic mind controlling effects and breaks Josie of the compulsion. Together, they free Hope of the control and Hope takes down the various witches, leaving only Andi remaining. Andi reveals that she's preparing a summoning and needed power as she performed an unbreakable covenant spell-a sacrifice was needed. Either way, she would die and opts to throw herself into the crater after throwing more of the psychotropic drug on her, Lizzie and Josie.

As they sit by the crater, night falls, and they're tripping on the drug's effects. They plan to blast whatever comes out of the hole with a spell, but the summoning spell erupts in a burst of fire that throws the three witches backwards into the air. They lie on the ground, unconscious as a figure emerges from the crater.

In A New Hope, Hope continues to suffer from the effects of Triad's psychotropic drug that Andi threw on her, Lizzie, and Josie. As a side effect, they share a hallucination based on a story that Lizzie wrote when she was young, as well as a sequel she continued. Lizzie is Princess Elizabeth Saltzstar, and Josie is J-O 513, a service android.

Eventually the drug's effects wear of and the three of them wake up next to the crater at the wellness retreat. Hope believes that her fate is sealed and doomed to become a fully activated tribrid. However, Lizzie and Josie share words of encouragement, and Lizzie even apologizes to her for them not being able to realize the reasons why she was hurting all those years ago. Things are different how, however, and they've changed for the better. There is no reason why she can't be whatever she wants, too. A new Hope. Unlike the hallucination, she has friends and they resolved to not let her face Malivore alone. They share a hug, but she notices that footprints lead away from the crater and follow them to Andi's cabin. Someone is in the shower. Ryan Clark, wrapped in a towel, newly raised from Andi's death, exits and stands before the three of them.

In Fate's A Bitch, Isn't It?,

In You Have to Pick One This Time, Hope approaches Malivore, confined to his cage in the school's gymnasium. He wants to torture him until he gives her proof that Landon is still alive. Malivore flaunts his own genius and reveals how he used the Necromancer to trick Landon out of the darkness and all his cost was his freedom. Hope shows him an assortment of knives to intimidate him, but he doesn't flinch. Instead, he's confident that despite his fragile state, it's perfect because he knows Hope won't kill him and by extension, Landon. Regardless, she's intend on torture, but her path is blocked by a barrier spell. Malivore taunts her, questioning that she didn't place that spell there and that it wasn't meant to keep him contained.

Hope storms off to Alaric's office, barging into a squad meeting that she wasn't informed of just like the barrier spell. Alaric explains that this was an emergency session about how they're going to deal with Malivore and how she would fit into that plan. Hope intends to stay for the meeting organized by MG. Malivore has Cleo and she is the goal. If they can find Cleo, then she could help inspire a plan to free her. She asks about Landon, which Lizzie mocks that it took longer than expected, but asks none-the-less. MG plans to leverage their vampiric abilities and dive into Malivore's mind. She admitted that it was a good plan and questions why she wasn't told sooner. They, however, know her, and thought she should sit this mission out given her do or die attitude for rescuing Landon. They leave it up to a vote.

Hope storms into the gym with Lizzie in tow. She demands for Lizzie to siphon the barrier spell and to include her into the plan. Alaric steps in and tranquilizes her, much to Malivore's enjoyment of the show, now keyed into the workings of a plan.

Despite knowing that Kaleb and Alaric are performing a head dive into Malivore's conscious mind, it will prove to be MG and Hope's distraction into his consciousness to find Cleo. The two have snuck into the cage while Lizzie and Josie watch in case things get out of control.

Inside the darkness, they're not attacked by any monsters, meaning MG's plan has worked. Despite winning the vote to come, she's still upset that the only reason she's here is because MG can keep an eye on her. MG isn't wrong, though, as he reminds her how she has a habit of prioritizing Landon at all costs. She apologizes, again, and they continue to search for Cleo, until their path is illuminated by a bright light.

Entering the light, they find Cleo and two of her sisters, who are shocked to see them. Cleo quickly reminds her sisters that she invited her friends for dinner. Hope plays nice with Cleo but quickly goes against MG's plan, asking about Landon. They argue until the illusion breaks and the three of them are returned to the darkness.

Cleo is upset and attempts to leave. MG is also upset, as she has gone against his plan again. Hope has had enough with make-believe realities, citing that she's done it over and over again trying to hold on to Landon. The illusion never lasts, but friends do. Cleo didn't believe anyone would come for her, but she and MG did. However, they need her muse powers to lead the way to bring her, and Landon, home. Despite their attempts, Malivore arrives after his consciousness was alerted to the disruption. He quickly sends Hope and MG into another fabricated reality, and returns Cleo back to hers.

Hope finds MG in the woods, dying of a werewolf bite from the night when he killed Landon, and activating his phoenix powers. As Hope attempts to heal him, Malivore steps out of the darkness and offers her a deal-a direct path to Landon as long as she leaves MG with him. Despite his attempts at manipulation, Hope resists and stays and heals MG, just as she actually did when Landon died. Malivore brushes off her decision, citing that the next round of torture will be must worse. Before Malivore can continue his plans of torture, they're engulfed in a bright white light and they're expelled from his consciousness. Back in the gym, MG explains they found Cleo, but didn't get the desired answers. Hope wonders if Alaric and Kaleb find anything out about Landon, but they come up short, too.

Later that night, Hope sits in her room, alone, eating ice cream until MG approaches her. She's decided to reminisce about simpler times, but MG claims that she was still the one saving the day. Despite not winning the war, he believes they've won an important battle. Malivore attempted to drive a wedge between them, but he believes he's only brought them closer, specifically them two. As long as they're together, they can beat him.

Hope checks in on Lizzie after the plan fails. She's having another existential crisis, but Hope offers to sit with her. Lizzie apologizes for always shooting down her and Landon's relationship. She admits it's because they have something she's never really had, but wants. Love. Hope questions whether or not she should have this conversation with MG, but he hasn't come around. There's also Ethan, but Lizzie doesn't think she's ready for that. She reminds her that it just happens, and doesn't think anyone is ever ready for that kind of love. Lizzie asks if she'll continue to sit with her until she falls asleep, and she accepts. As the night wanes one, Hope awakens to a burst of inspiration, waking Lizzie in the process.

In There's No I In Team, or Whatever, Hope brings together Kaleb, MG, Wade, Josie and Jed and tells the the memory that Cleo shared with her. She explains that if they can find a way to replicate the spell, then they can transfer Malivore out of Landon. Since MG pointed out that Malivore was trying to splinter them, she's adapting and open to collaboration. The team agrees to the plan and Jed questions if Cleo inspired any blueprints for the spell. That, however, is something they'll have to figure out. Wade inquires about Landon, but either way, they need Malivore out of him.

Meanwhile, Jed and Wade have found the transfusion braid in a reference book and attempted to replicate the braid using shoe strings and show it to Hope. The book, however, recommends to use lion's hair. Despite their errors, they'll make it happen and get what they need. While they're doing that, she's already figured out who they'll transfer Malivore into.

At the hospital, Ryan is being discharged and presented with a bill of $81,000. He believes it's a mistake, but Hope reassures him it's not. Speaking of debt, he owes her a favor.

Ryan begs to differ about the owed favor and attempts to leave, though Hope uses her magic to freeze him in place. She explains that like Landon, he's Malivore's son and an ideal host. If they can transfer Malivore out of Landon, then he may know of a way to stop Malivore since they've been sharing a brain. Ryan doesn't want to wager his newly human body, but Hope promises freedom if they're successful. Ryan ultimately decides he'll do anything but be a meatsuit for Malivore, apologizes to Hope and leaves.

Hope prepares the transfusion ritual drawing out the intricate sigil on the floor. Alaric is concerned that Ryan won't show up, but Hope remains confident that he will. He wants redemption, even if he won't admit it. Preparations are nearly complete and Wade suggests using an anti-magic barrier, but Hope explains that it will block the transfusion. Instead, they'll need a dark object to contain Malivore—a black candle. Ryan appears, to Alaric's surprise. He's short on cash to cover his medical bill, but admits he hates owing a debt.

Hope waits for Ryan to talk to his father. Ryan's heard all he needs to hear and confirms to her that Malivore is nervous and worried about whatever she's planning. So much so that he'll say anything to try and get him to turn on them.

Back in the great hall, Hope performs the transfusion ritual. Wade attempts to keep Malivore, rather Landon, pain free with fairy dust, while Josie warns that she needs to go faster. Hope hesitates, fearing permanent damage to Landon. Jed watches over Ryan, who struggles with the transfer, unable to help. The spell fails and they're expelled from the therapy box. Alaric and Ryan immediately realize they've failed again, adding to the other ten failed simulations. Hope demands to run it again, but Josie counters that they're doing something wrong. Hope can't be the one to perform the spell. They all have something in stake. If Hope can take a step back and trust her, she can perform the spell.

Hope decides to hand over the spell to Josie, though Ryan is immediately concerned. Josie hates him, with good reason, but Hope reassures him that she won't let anyone hurt him, including Malivore. Jed and Wade lay Malivore on the table while Josie lights the black candle. Malivore is under a sleeping spell, within a binding circle. Ryan continues to worry, but eventually agrees and wraps the transfusion braid on his wrist. Hope hands off the braid to Josie and she siphons from Finch and promptly begins the spell.

Josie performs the transfusion ritual and Hope sits on the sidelines, talking to Alaric. Hope believes she wouldn't have to put them through any of this if she'd just become the tribrid. She used to think that she'd do anything for Landon, but hesitates on this. Malivore, however, begins to wake from the sleeping spell, shocking Wade who's dosed him with fairy dust. Alaric holds Hope back and Josie picks up the pace with the ritual. Finch grabs her hand and she siphons, completing the spell. Ryan wakes, though he's still himself. So is Malivore, but he reveals something has happened. Malivore whips the transfusion braid, knocking over the black candle and Ryan begins to lose control of his faculties. As he runs away, he throws Jed into the adjacent wall, knocking him unconscious.

Alaric and Hope return Malivore to his cage and learn that the transfusion ritual worked, but he was inspired by Cleo. He learned of Hope's plan and instead transferred a dybbuk to Ryan. A dybbuk is a parasitic spirit of Jewish folklore that imbues its host with supernatural strength. Malivore sends the dybbuk to Movie in the Square and reveals that the only way to kill it is to kill the host.

Alaric prepares to go after Ryan, but Hope refuses to kill him. She made a promise. Alaric respects her decision, but he won't let him hurt the people he loves, his daughters or students. Hope decides to veto his decision and casts a sleeping spell on him, responding that she's the one who has to make the hard choice and goes after the dybbuk possessed Ryan.

Hope uses the transfusion braid and performs the transfusion ritual on Ryan. The spell transfers the dybbuk out of Ryan, though he's still injured.

Kaleb, Lizzie, and Hope rush Ryan back to the hospital to recovers. He admits to Hope that he thought he was a goner. Hope admits he nearly was, but she gave him Kaleb's blood to heal him after the transfer. Ryan thanks her for keeping her promise and she fulfills the other end of their deal. She hands him his money and a ticket out of town. She's letting him go and will figure something else out to deal with Malivore. They're close enough to be friends now and offers her advice. She should kill Malivore now, while she still has the chance, despite being in Landon. He also tells her that she should talk to Alaric about Landon.

She learns from Kaleb that he and Alaric lied to her about Landon, and head back to the Salvatore School. However, once back, they learn that Alaric has released Malivore, so he wouldn't kill Ethan. The two have since fled the school and Alaric comes clean to her about Landon.

In We All Knew This Day Was Coming, at the Salvatore School, Hope watches over the students as they pool their resources searching for Malivore. Lizzie and other witches work on locator spells and Jed, Finch and the werewolves are grid searching the woods. Alaric, Dorian, and Kaleb are listening in on a dispatcher call, hoping that the human locals can find the missing students, though there's been no sign of them. Hope confirms that the locator spells haven't worked and Malivore must be cloaking himself. Kaleb wonders what they can do next, but Alaric tells them there's nothing they can do, yet, unless the wolves can pick up a scent and they have to wait. This is a hostage situation because Malivore still has Landon, Cleo, and Ethan. They can't afford to do anything reckless. Hope is still upset that Alaric just let him go and about how he kept the fact that Landon was alive from her. Dorian leaves, but believes that Hope is right. They should have told her. Alaric and Kaleb continue to keep their secrets, but Hope decides to take care of Malivore herself. She telekinetically takes a sword from Alaric's hidden weapons cache and goes hunting herself.

At the packing plant, Hope finds a monster attacking a deputy. The monster, a cherufe, has been making a lot of noise, as if it wanted to be found. Hope casts a spell to create a torrent of water aimed at the monster. It temporarily douses the magma, but it quickly reignites. With the spell ineffective, Hope attacks it with the sword, but he melts the blade. Hope casts another spell, throwing the monster across the floor. She wants to know where Malivore is hiding, but the creature is overcome with another personality. His eyes turn black and Malivore speaks through him. He questions if she likes his new footsoldier considering he's made him just for her. Hope's not impressed, believing it to be just a distraction. Malivore reiterates that this is just a warning in what this fight will cost her. The monster will keep coming until all her friends are dead. Hope decides to end the cherufe, telekinetically grabs iron bars and impale the creature through the heart. Alaric, MG, Kaleb, Lizzie and Josie arrive just in time to see the creature fall, but when Hope turns back, they realize that the monster was another missing student; Blake.

Alaric and Dorian talk. Hope is consumed with grief and Alaric tries to console her. She couldn't have known. Hope decides in that moment that she'll become the tribrid before anyone else gets hurt.

Back at the school, Hope storms into her dorm room with Alaric hot on her trails. MG, Josie, Lizzie, and Kaleb listen from afar, the vampires using their enhanced hearing. Hope is adamant on turning, but Alaric believes there's another way. Malivore has found a way to turn innocent people into monsters that he can control. Eventually, they'll run out of cages and chains and spells. The longer Malivore remains alive, the more innocent people are in danger. Alaric believes her to still be in shock, but Hope refuses. Alaric would have made this choice a long time ago, but he believes she's not ready. Hope believes he doesn't trust her but he reminds her that she is still her father's daughter, no matter how much power she'll have. Crossing a line, Hope tells him to leave. The choice is hers and hers alone to make. Alaric asks her if she's ready to give up on Landon and Cleo.

Hope gathers supplies but is interrupted by Lizzie and Josie. They're here for her and ask what she needs. She needs a favor. There's someone that knows Landon and she needs them to get her there. With their help, Hope finds Rafael in the 2028 prison world. They embrace in a hug and eventually catch up. Rafael is making the best out of the situation he's in. It's only a prison if you feel trapped. He admits it's something that he learned from Landon in foster care. She explains that if she kills Malivore, everything inside him dies too. Rafael understands no matter her choice. He reassures her that Landon, too, is willing to sacrifice everything just to spare other people's pain; something he learned from her. Losing Landon won't be easy, but is sure that out of them he'll have the easiest time finding peace.

Hope has to leave. Lizzie and Josie will be pulling her out of the prison world soon. She and Rafael stand and she asks him a final question. She wants advice for facing her last day. Rafael explains that he was only as good as the family he had around him. He knows her and suggests that she doesn't go through this alone. A bright light engulfs her and she wakes back up in the mortal world. Lizzie, Josie, Alaric and others are there with her. They've set up a meal at the Old Mill to spend Hope's last day alive together and she accepts.

Wade and others share stories about Hope, such as she casting a spell on a professor to only speak Sumerian or when she was taken control of by the slug. They enjoy her company and laugh at the various stories. MG asks what she'll miss most. Hope recounts that witches lose their abilities to do magic when they complete their transition. Not being able to cast another spell is something she'd miss, particularly with Lizzie and Josie. Speaking of, they've prepared a spell for the three of them to cast. They join hands in a circle of branches and other herbs and as they cast, the nearby Cherry trees begin to blossom. Beneath them, a sapling sprouts. They explain that it's a promise of new life and a life full of promise. The three of them embrace in a hug as Alaric approaches. Hope is now ready.

Going through a few photos in her dorm room, Hope picks a few to keep with her to wake up to. Alaric explains that her emotions will be on overdrive and she'll be disoriented. Alaric recalls the time she first arrived at the school. She made a painting for him. She wanted to be a part of his family and Alaric tells her that she is. He apologizes for his earlier comments. He's not ready to let her go. In fact, she was right about him. His former self never got to watch her grow up or who she would have become. He respects and loves her dearly. She thanks him and he tells her he has one last confession. The meal and spell was a stall. There’s someone that wants to see her; her aunt Freya.

Hope embraces Freya in a hug as they reunite. Around the room, Freya lights candles and she notices the necklace that was given to her long ago. It's like having her family close. Rebekah, unfortunately, couldn't make it. She enjoys a good dramatic entrance but Hope questions what it will feel like. Freya explains that Elijah described it to her once. At first, there's nothing, but then you slowly realize there's nothing. That's your consciousness reigniting, then light will trickle in and you'll open your eyes and you'll be back. Colors will be different, sounds will be fuller and she'll feel small movements of air on her skin. It can be overwhelming, but reassures her that she can handle it. There's nothing to worry about and muses she's only there for the birth of the one and only tribrid because of family bragging rights. Hope has another question. There were wonderful parts of her father, but worries she may have all the other parts, too. Klaus used to say that the good came from her mother and believes she'll lose the good she has left. Freya reminds her that she is equal parts her mother and father and she would never disappear without a fight. People were afraid of her because they thought she would turn out like her father. Klaus was complicated and flawed and loyal and he would have let the world burn just to save the people he loved. But Hope is willing to let go of someone she loves to save innocent people that she'll never even meet. Freya thinks that she's already better than all of them and her parents would agree.

Freya tells Hope that she's so proud of her. The time has come, however. She tells her to close her eyes, focus her breath and Freya casts the spell. Hope's heartbeat begins to slow and she lays her niece gently on the pillow, holding her hand.

Hope finds herself at a proverbial crossroads and sees someone in the distance. She calls out to them but no one answers and follows the figure to the docks; it's the Ferryman. He motions to the boat and points to the bright light across the pond. Hope doesn't understand. She questions if she's supposed to follow to begin the transformation. The Ferryman shakes his head no. She questions if it's Peace, but doesn't get an answer.

In See You On The Other Side, Hope stands before the Ferryman on a dock facing peace. She questions him again whether or not his boat will take her to peace. He nods his head and she wonders what the catch is. He holds out his hand and she assumes he wants money, which she doesn't have. The Ferryman points to her Mikaelson necklace, but she's unwilling to part with it. It's priceless to her. She counters his offer. If he can prove to her that her family is where they're going, then she can part with it. The Necromancer speaks from behind her, telling her that he wouldn't do that. She believes that he is the cause of the mind games, but he informs her that it's "Ted", and this is no game.

Hope wonders just what they're doing here. The Necromancer explains that they're in Limbo. She suggests that he jump into the Ferryman's boat, but he tells her he can't. He has nothing the Ferryman will accept. Hope, however, does because she spent her whole life being a hero where he wasted centuries being a villian. He assumes she's dead, in transition, because she's going to bring an end to Malivore. However, she can't do that if she gets in the Ferryman's boat. Hope agrees, but she believes this is her only chance at peace. Vampires are the opposite of peaceful for Mikaelsons, not to mention everyone else. He reminds her that she is the tridbrid, but that terrifies her. She recalls their first conversation. Her father will never know peace until she does, and now she has the opportunity. Now she questions who she saves.

Hope and the Necromancer sit on the dock. He questions what she's going to do. She admits that she's screwed and won't be able to handle the grief if she has to kill the love of her life or the guilt if she takes the easy way out and chooses peace. She wonders if his words were true-would her family find peace if she does. He doesn't recall the conversation. He remembers being the Necromancer, but only in pieces. It could be the truth or a manipulation. He apologizes to her, but she knows what she must do. She tells him if her family passes by for him to tell them to not to wait for her. With her mind made up, she walks past the Ferryman and dives into the water, waking up in transition.

Hope finds herself overwhelmed, all of her senses are heightened and she's confused. She's no longer in her bed, but trapped in a rail car. Malivore watches her as she wakes and welcomes her back to the land of the living, though she won't be staying long. Hope attempts to cast the Motus spell to break free, but she's in transition. Malivore reminds her that she has no magic, no wolf form or vampire powers. She's more vulnerable now than ever unless she feeds. Malivore, however, has no intention of letting that happen and to let her die. He explains that Cleo showed him how to kill her, but his timetable has been moved up and he no longer has the time to get what he needs because she's decided to turn. He's sure that since she won't feed, she'll die alone, broken and pitiful. Hope believes her friends will come for her, but that is what Malivore is counting on.

Hope beats on the train car glass window, until it gives and she breaks her way out. Sounds are painful to her as she struggles to move. She finds Malivore, controlling his thralls, behind a door. She attempts to open the door, but it's barred from the inside.

As Malivore attempts to kill Alaric, Hope surprises him from behind and stabs him. Hope quips about the dragon's soft spot, but falls to the ground, nearly unconscious.

Alaric crawls to Hope and cuts open his hand attempting to give her his blood. Hope is awake and stops him, but she hesitates. She doesn't know if she can handle what comes after. Alaric has never seen anything she can't handle and is willing to take the risk if she is. He never wanted it to come to this, but Hope accepts her fate. She takes his hand and consumes his blood, completing her transition. Nature itself signals the birth of the tribrid, the sky turning blood red, thunder and red lightning striking through the sky. Malivore arrives just in time to witness Hope's complete transition. Hope instructs Alaric to take Kaleb back to the school and she'll handle Malivore. He grabs Kaleb and leaves. Malivore believes that Hope is underestimating him, but Hope is a monster to which he has never seen. Hope casts a spell and throws Malivore through the air. As he comes closer to the ground, she vamps to him, punching him midair with enough force to throw him into a train car. Stumbling to the ground and shaken, Malivore runs from her. Hope muses that he hasn't even seen her wolf form yet.

Malivore attempts to hide within a train car, barring the doors, but Hope is there, waiting for him in wolf form. She transforms back, the full tribrid tour complete. She decides it's time to end it, and bits her arm. With blood dripping down, she casts another spell to form a sword with her blood. Malivore doesn't want to face her and retreats back within Landon, giving him back control of his body.

Hope is ready to stab Malivore with her blood sword when Landon is given back control. Hope questions if it really is him, and he quips back if she said that to all the Landons. She knows it's him, and embraces him in a kiss, citing she needed more proof. Landon, however, can't stay. He is happy to see her and he has control of his body for the moment. He shares Malivore's memories and knows she's already a tribrid. They both know she has to end it.

Hope walks away from Landon. She can't go through with killing him. He doesn't believe that considering she made a sword of her blood to kill Malivore. She can't look into his eyes to kill Malivore and this is what he's counting on. Landon is still his puppet and this is what she must do. They've been fighting this fate since they first figured out who they were, but he believes they will win, at least a moral victory, if they stand together. Hope accepts her fate and tells him that she's going to miss the way he makes her laugh. Landon reciprocates, stating he's going to miss all of it, but wouldn't trade a second of it. Hope will always love him and he will love her forever. They embrace in a final kiss goodbye as Hope stabs Landon through the heart with her blood sword.

Hope's blood sword dissolves in flames as it disappears from Landon's chest. Landon collapses on the ground and Hope is overwhelmed with emotion and then, nothing. With a blank expression, Hope walks off.

At the Town Square, Alaric arrives to greet Hope. He's late because he had to make sure the students were safe. Hope asked him not to tell the others he's coming, because she doesn't want them here. She admits that love is a burden and stops Alaric as he tries to comfort her. She thought she was prepared to become the tribrid, to kill Landon and all the emotions it would bring. Alaric does know what she's going through. Her grandmother, Esther turned him into a vampire once and knows how it feels. Hope questions why he never turned it off, but he knows that is never the answer. Hope believes otherwise. Alaric realizes too late that she's already flipped her humanity off. She explains that she did it the moment she stabbed Landon, and admits that it's really working for her. She was so sick of her emotions controlling her and now she's finally free. She warns him to not try to talk her out of it. He wonders why she brought him here. She explains that he's meant to be a message to the others so they will stay away, too. He doesn't believe they will listen, but Hope's true face appears as she reassures him that she'll make it loud and clear.

In I Thought You'd Be Happier To See Me, a humanity-less Hope sits at a bar. The bartender has her school ID, but refuses to serve her. Hope's come here to drink and seemingly compels the man to get her a drink. She chooses Brandy to feed from, though before biting into her neck, she's stopped by her aunt Rebekah. Hope isn't happy to see her, though Rebekah is. Rebekah doesn't care for Brandy's attitude, and compels her to run along and change the music. Freya has told her what happened and she apologizes for missing her big day. She wants to catch up with her niece, but Hope retorts if she's here for a Mikaelson lecture. Rebekah has prided herself as the fun aunt. They catch up over drinks, particularly Brandy.

Hope pushes Rebekah to finish her drink. Hope pulls Brandy's hair back, but Rebekah decides against it, that she's almost empty. Hope offers to pop open another for more fun. Rebekah compels the girl to forget and leave; she's done with the charde. She reminds Hope that she has a family that loves her and urges her to come home with her. Hope refuses, citing that she doesn't know what she's going through. Rebekah questions if being a tribrid is so different from being a vampire, though Hope explains that it's not what she's missing. Rebekah realizes that she's missing her humanity.

Outside the bar in the alleyway, Hope retches the large amounts of alcohol and blood. Rebekah attempts to help her, but she brushes her off. Her humanity is off, which by Rebekah's understanding wasn't even by her choice. Hope still believes that it's the best thing to happen to her, but her aunt doesn't buy it. Hope craves freedom and to choose her own fate. Such is the blessing of immortality, but it's also the curse. She explains that when her emotions are heightened, being a vampire is indescribably beautiful, but she asks her what is the point if she can't appreciate it. Hope wants her to answer that, because she's the one wanting to be human again. Rebekah, however, has lived for over a thousand years and has experienced everything the world and being a vampire can offer, except those that being a vampire make impossible. She admits that she was envious when Niklaus and Hayley had the miracle that she is. However, she would gladly give up that dream and give her the Cure, if she wanted it. Hope calls her a hypocrite and tells her to stop being a martyr, like her father. Hope retches again, as Rebekah admits that she is a hypocrite. Her aunt turns her around and forces a White Oak Ash dagger into her heart, desiccating her.

Hope, however, quickly awakens and finds the bartender on the phone with a woman who advises him to never underestimate a Mikaelson. She wants him to bring her to them and immediately hangs up. Hope, however, is behind him and has fully recovered. She stabs his hand with the dagger, asking if he's scared yet.

Hope has the bartender chained up, torturing him by throwing darts into him. He's a bad henchman, though, and wonders if she wants to know why he was sent. Hope isn't interested, but he tells her that she's the hunted, not the hunter. Hope scoffs at that remark. She's an apex predator. No one hunts her, except maybe for her aunt. The bartender can prove it and prompts her to open his shirt. Doing so, he has a brand of Triad on left chest. She's not worried. She shut Triad down a while ago, but the bartender corrected her. It's not just a place. It's three people. The three original bloodlines, all united under a single purpose. Malivore is dead, though, thanks to her, but in their eyes, she's a new breed of monster. Destroying the tribrid is the only thing all three factions have agreed on. Hope moves to stake the vampire, but he offers to take her to them. If she kills them, they'll both be free. He attempts to tell her their names, but before he can, a fail-safe activates. The Triad brand ignites in flames and engulfs and incinerates him in a painful death.

Later, Rebekah wakes wondering if Hope was really going to leave her dumped on the side of the road. They're still family, but Hope questions what good is family if they just stab you in the back. She throws the dagger at her feet, explaining that it doesn't work too well on a tribrid. Rebekah had to try, just like her father would have tried. She doesn't want to talk about her father. He's dead, because of family, love and her. She warns her that she should stop acting like him, but Rebekah retorts that she should take her own advice. She admits she's her father's daughter, but won't make the same mistakes. She believes that Klaus would be so ashamed and attempts to leave. Before she does, Hope gives her back her necklace. She believes it's spelled, probably by Freya, and likely how she found her. She takes Rebekah's car, leaving her aunt stranded.

Out on the road, the bartender's phone rings. It's the woman from before. She realizes that Hope has his phone. Hope wants to know who the woman is, but she doesn't give a name, that would spoil the fun. Hope tells her that she's coming for them, but not soon enough. She tells Hope that she'll be waiting and hangs up on her.

In You're A Long Way From Home, in suburban Fayetteville, Georgia, Hope knocks on Trudy's door looking for Ryan. He is surprised to see her, admitting it's a weird time for him, but Hope insists on being invited in. Trudy comes to the door, asking who she is. Ryan tells her that she's an old friend, but she's leaving. Hope stays and explains that she used to date his brother and Trudy, wanting to meet Ryan's friends, invites her in. She and Ryan have a lot to catch up on.

With Trudy in the kitchen, Hope inspects photos on the mantle. When she told Ryan to go get a life, she quips that she didn't mean the first Stepford Wife starter kit that he met. Hope picks up one photo in particular, questioning when they even took it. Ryan says it was on their first date. Trudy said they shouldn't waste any time if they both knew what they wanted. Ryan wants her to leave. Trudy doesn't know anything about his past or the supernatural world. His past is exactly why she's here. She's looking for the bloodlines of the witch, werewolf, and vampire that created Malivore. She also tells him that Malivore, and Landon, are both dead. Ryan is an orphan and only child now. Hope mocks Trudy's domestic lifestyle, and Ryan points out that Hope's a tribrid. He's sure something big and scary is going on, but doesn't want any part of it or Triad. He's not that guy anymore. Hope flately explains that he is going to help her, or Trudy dies. Ryan picks up that her humanity is off. She asks Trudy to take a closer look at her necklace and behind her, shows her true face, threatening her. Ryan relents and accepts to show her on a map on where she can go. Hope questions that he should come with her and reclaim his life, for old time's sake. Ryan refuses, citing he has responsibilities, a job, and a relationship now. He doesn't have time for supernatural high jinks any more. Hope declares it his lost and leaves.

Outside Breton-Bar Life Insurance Company, Hope waits for Ryan as he's fired from his job. Seeing her, she asks if he has time to join her now.

With his relationship in ruins, he's forced to go with her, though he doesn't stop trying to call Trudy back. Hope continues to mock Ryan, making it seem like she's the one sleeping with him. She tells him that he doesn't want to be "Ryan" because Ryan is dating Trudy, who gives off vibes of upper 30s desperation. She gives him a bleak outlook on his future; he'll be middle-aged with kids who can't stand him, a mortgage he can't afford, a wife that wants to know his every whereabouts, and a job as an assistant regional manager at a place he can't leave. Hope claims to have done him a favor. Ryan tries Trudy again and she actually answers the phone. To his horror, Hope grabs his phone and throws it out the window. Being "Clarke" is way better, she reassures him.

At the Triad Data Facility, Ryan gains Hope access with his passcode which is still active. That will only get them so far and there's an elaborate security system. Hope, however, doesn't intend to sneak around and pulls a fire alarm, alerting them to her presence. A vampire and a werewolf emerge from a door and engage Hope in physical combat, though Hope easily overpowers them, killing the werewolf.

In the heart of the data facility, Ryan sees they have an Argus on watch, though chained. Hope admits she'd just kill it single-handedly, but opts to throw Ryan down for him to handle the creature. And use him as bait. As the Argus sets its many eyes on Ryan, Hope is free to find what she's looking for.

Ryan runs from the Argus, circling back and around, ensnaring the chain on filing cabinets, stopping the creature from reaching him in a dead end turn. Hope has found what she's been looking for and intends to find out just who Ryan wants to be. She grabs a sword and breaks the chain, freeing the Argus. Ryan prepares to attack, though the Argus stops in its tracks, turns to look at Hope and walks off away from them. Hope won't know who he intends to be, Ryan or Clarke.

Back in Fayetteville, Ryan returns to Trudy's house and his stuff is thrown on the curb. Hope admits that she moves fast and Ryan doesn't blame her for Hope's actions. She still doesn't believe him. She's freed him and though she convinced him just how much being human sucks, however, Ryan wants to go back to Trudy. Ryan does admit that being human sucks, and disappointing, and some days you hate it, but that's all he's wanted for a long time. Trudy is one of those people who loves with their whole heart immediately and he wishes he could be more like her. It's more than he's ever had. She calls him pathetic, but he was just thinking that about her. He was jealous of her and her friend. They had a home and stuck together and he never thought she'd be stupid enough to throw that away. Hope isn't worried about his opinion, but Ryan believes otherwise. She wanted him to make the same choice she did. Somewhere, deep inside, she knows what she's doing is wrong. He warns her not to open the book and to return home before she does something she can't come back from.

In Someplace Far Away From All This Violence, in Alaric's office, Hope stands in front of his empty weapons cabinet. Josie questions why she's here, but Hope only quips that she's preemptively annoyed with the weapons gone. Cleo believes the action to be prudent, given their history. MG questions why she even needs weapons. Hope explains that it's a long story, but she may need to kill some vampires, werewolves, and witches and the school is a one stop shop. Josie mistakes Hope comment for a threat against them and the school, but she clarifies that she's talking about the Triad. However, if they don't get her the weapons she needs, she begins before being cut off by MG. They'll give her anything that she needs, but in exchange for what they need first. Hope makes it clear that she could kill them all, though they're well aware of that, just like she knows they will do just about anything to get her humanity back. Josie explains that Hope might as well let them give their best shot first, unless she's too scared. Hope entertains the thought. If she allows it, and they fail, they will have to let her go. Otherwise, she wonders if she'll have to find her absentee mother. The last point is merely a joke, sort of. Cleo doesn't want anyone getting hurt, including Hope, and questions if they accept their terms. All she'll have to do is listen. She questions who she'll have to listen to, but MG tells her all of them. Admittedly, she has some time to kill before she has to kill and agrees.

The students begin preparation and set Hope up on a pedestal with a mic and the Truth Sphere, similar to a game show. This is MG's big ploy, Salvatore Idol. Already annoyed, Hope threatens to turn this into Survivor if people begin to sing, alarming some of the surrounding students. MG reassures them that she's joking because they did a covenant spell and can't hurt them physically. There are ten stars representing ten of her friends who are going to perform for her. At the end of each round, she will have to tell them how she feels and the truth orb will keep her honest. She picks up the object, stating this is the dumbest thing she's ever heard of and glows blue, stating that it's working. MG commences with the games and Wade steps up first. He explains to Hope that when he first came to the school, he didn't really fit in with any of the factions, but looked up to Hope because she didn't care about fitting in. She was unique, like when he found out he was a fairy. Hope abruptly interrupts him, calling him Wayne, explaining that all she is feeling right now is irritation, bordering on homicidal rage. This prompts the truth sphere to glow blue, but Wade attempts to continue. Hope stops him again, stating that she was only nice to him because of Landon. Insulting him, she asks why don't he sprout his wings and go back to Fern Gully. The first star bursts into flames and Wade is ushered off the stage. Hope admits she was wrong, this is fun for her.

Halfway through their stars, Pedro is the sixth one to present to Hope. He admits that he's not scared of her like everyone else and she's the one who taught him how to kick monster butt and helped him with his art projects. He presents to her a portrait he's made of her. She is his Salvatore idol. Hope covers the mic as MG approaches her. Despite that her humanity's off, she's not a monster and questions if he really wants her to respond to Pedro. MG decides to let Hope tell him just how she feels. Picking up the truth sphere, she explains that Pedro should never make art again and it glows blue with another star bursting into flames. Wade and Pedro are scrubs and she wonders when he's bringing out the A-team. Up next, Landon appears on stage.

With Landon on stage, Hope assumes he's a golem created from his remains. It's actually Cleo using the illusion ring, though. She has a letter that he left behind. The letter ultimately wishes her well and hopes that she will live out the rest of her eternal life doing all the things they talked about. She's not alone and has friends that will never give up on her. His wish is for her to have a long and happy life and for her to remember that he will always love her; forever. Hope does feel something, though truthfully, it's boredom. Cleo removes the ring and another star bursts into flames. She thanks Cleo. She pushed her to accept the transition and, if not for all her secrets, this could have all been avoided. Hope is done with the games and wants to skip to the end. Looking over to Ethan, Finch, and MG that remain. Hope assumes that Ethan is going to use some hokey sports metaphor, finding identity in a team. She passes and a star goes up in flames. She subs Finch in Josie's spot. Josie taught her not to be a lone wolf, which is a cover for her codependency and another star is engulfed in fire. Lastly, for MG, if his game were to be televised, it would be canceled and rate it zero stars with the final star going up in flames. With the game over, Hope demands for her weapons.

MG accompanies Hope to the gym, showing her where the weapons are since Cleo dropped the illusion spell. Hope is already on to him, knowing that he's trying to get in one last heartfelt, emotional plea. MG doesn't think it would work. He realized something about Josie's story from earlier. It was because it was over something she'd never get back. MG attempts to plead with her that this is her home and these are her friends that she's spent years getting to know. There is a void without her. If seeing that doesn't make her feel anything, there's nothing that he can say that will matter. He'll just have to fill the void himself. Hope calls him pathetic, believing he's incapable of doing what needs to be done. What if she doesn't go and decides to go on a killing spree. She hands him a sword and questions what he would do to stop her. He chooses to not fight her. Hope believes that is not what makes a leader. Being a leader means getting your hands dirty and putting a blade through the chest of someone you love. She places the sword to her chest and mocks MG. This sword won't even kill her, yet he won't even try, believing he doesn't have what it takes. He's failed, just like everyone else.

Hope is almost finished packing as Finch comes to her. She's too late for speeches, but Finch isn't here for that. Finch doesn't know her all that well and believes to be seeing things a bit more clear than the others and holds up a scalpel blade. Hope mocks her attempt, but Finch is planning to do something that Josie wouldn't. Hope thinks she's clever, acting as a distraction, but she can easily hear her partner sneaking up behind her. She turns around and grabs Ethan by the throat, lifting him up off the ground. He turns visible again and drops his syringe, gasping for air. She throws him to the ground and faces Finch again. She attempts to attack Hope, and she questions which wants to die first. Dark Josie enters the gym, answering for the pair. Hope should pick on someone her own size. She demands for Ethan to do his blinky thing and take her girlfriend out of there. Hope questions what took her so long, though all Josie needed was the proper motivation. Hope mocks Josie for going soft if it was Finch being in danger to bring her darker self out. Finch is just what she needed to let her loose, though. She's here to put her down and wonders if she's up for a rematch. Hope is intrigued, believing that someone finally gets it. When it's time to fight, Josie has to rely on her darker half. She's not there to fight; however, she's here to snap her fingers. Hope is in a similar situation as to Jade who also had her humanity off. She's going to snap her fingers and turn Hope's humanity back on. Hope remains confident as Josie snaps her fingers.

Hope has bad news. Josie's trick didn't work, but she figured that. She's akin to an Original and she doesn't even have the power to do that like she did to Jade. She just wanted to see what would happen, if she could see fear in her eyes. Hope is adamant that she isn't afraid of anything. Hope throws her the truth sphere and it begins glowing red. Hope's lying. Hope crushes the orb, but Josie now knows the truth. Hope is afraid of her own humanity coming back. Of feeling what it felt like when she killed Landon. Hope can cling to her defense mechanism all she wants to, but when it crumbles, she'll have a bigger mess than before. Hope unleashes a spell against Josie, a burst of electricity arcing towards her that she easily siphons. Hope can't outrun her trauma forever. Hope rushes Josie and throws her through the gym doors. Josie recovers and is no longer her dark alter-ego.

Hope commends Josie for her smart move, but playing the weak defenseless Josie card isn't going to work either. Josie believes she's reachable, but she mocks her, citing that she could just kill them all and never have this conversation again. Josie believes she won't for the same reason Hope didn't kill Alaric. She doesn't want to kill them and her humanity is there somewhere. Hope finally realizes they're never going to give up on her and immobilizes her with another spell. Josie is unable to respond as Hope figures out what to do with her, eventually deciding to trap her within the therapy box.

Outside the school, Hope phones the triad woman from before. She wants to meet with her so she can kill her and the rest of the triad. She wonders which of the species she is, but the woman refuses to give away the surprise. Whatever she is, she hopes it's better than the trap at the triad facility. She has the bloodline records and it's only a matter of time before she figures out who she is. The woman can't wait to meet her and Hope hangs up the phone and finishes loading her car.

In You Will Remember Me, Hope eventually finds the Triad Witch, lounging at her estate with a black candle in hand. Hope, however, has three problems, to be exact. She is the first and the candle bursts into flames. The witch begins to rapidly age.

The witch, Agatha St. Clair stands and casts the incendia against Hope, however, she quickly discovers she no longer can access her magic. She quips that if she had talked first, she would have told her that the candle is nullifying their magic. Hope, however, still has her werewolf and vampire powers. Agatha calls her an affront to Nature herself as she is a tribrid. However, Hope berates her for using black magic to stay young, which isn't natural. Putting her own vanity aside, Hope is cursed among the species. A tribrid was never meant to exist and sullies the bloodline of all three species. Agatha accepts her fate, death, but she tells her that there's no hiding from her fate. Hope is no longer hiding and demands to know where she can find the werewolf and vampire she's working with so she can have this conversation with them, too. Agatha can't, otherwise she'll be just as dead and shows her own Triad sigil on her thigh. They have an unbreakable alliance, punishable by fire. Hope believes she's bluffing, as she's the witch who cast the covenant spell and doesn't believe she would be dumb enough to put her own life on the line. Hope calls her bluff, but Agatha wholly believes that the Alpha will tear out her tongue. Hope threatens her again and is forced to talk, however, she quickly begins to combust into fire. Hope kicks her into the pool to extinguish the flames.

At a bar, a knock rings out and a man approaches the door's peephole. Opening it, he finds Agatha, though she's covered in burns and assumes that she's had a run-in with the tribrid. He lets her in, but Hope walks through with Agatha's decapitated and burned head. Agatha was kind enough to reveal where their werewolf den was, deciphering it from all her screams. Hope is looking for Greg, the man that let her in. She's found the alpha and his entire pack. He gives her a last chance to talk before they attack her, but she formally challenges him to an alpha fight. Greg doesn't believe she can do that, but the other wolves back off and allow it.

Hope fights Greg one-on-one, but Hope easily overpowers him, flipping a pool table on top of him. Taking a rack and placing it around his head, she decapitates him under the heel of her foot. One of the werewolves bends a knee and the others quickly follow. Long live their new alpha. She demands them to get up since they're wolves, not royalty. She wants to know where the vampire is but he shows her the Triad sigil. They're all branded and can't tell her or they'll die. Hope doesn't care. Rules are rules. She wants him to tell her.

Not long, Hope makes her way to an estate and asks the Butler to let the vampire know the witch and wolf are dead. The mistress of the house, however, has been expecting her. He invites her into the home and she walks in.

Hope waits for the mistress of the house to appear. Aurora de Martel appears behind her, noting that she sees her father within her. Aurora tells her that she knows everything about Klaus and introduces herself to Hope. She is Aurora, Rebekah's first vampire of her sireline and her father's lover and greatest enemy. Klaus was the most feared vampire in the world and he conspired to let her desiccate in a wall and when that failed, she was trapped in an endless slumber. Hope does recall her. She denotes that it was her family's arrogance that allowed the fools that were her partners in Triad to rescue her without being noticed. She thanks her, however, for killing them. Aurora already knows what to do with her, but Hope doesn't back down. She can't be killed. Death only lasts a moment. She will wear the fate her father deserved.

Hope laughs off Aurora's plan. It's all because of her father. He dumped her and said that she should get over it. Klaus destroyed her life, and her sanity over the course of centuries. She was angry when she learned he took the coward's way out when she had been awakened. Hope tells her that her humanity is off and guilt-tripping her won't work. Likewise, she calls Hope a coward, too, and believes her weapon will fix that and show her Papa Tunde's Blade. Hope is underwhelmed at the revelation. Aurora scolds her and explains that the blade was imbued with black magic by the witch Papa Tunde and it was one of four bones culled from the Hollow, a name she's familiar with. The Hollow is ancient history. She tells Hope that this blade nearly broke her father and questions if she thinks herself as strong as him. She gives Hope a head start, but pulls a second blade from her back. Hope is quicker and grabs her wrist and forces the blade out of her hand, slicing her hand in the process. She vamps behind Aurora and snaps her neck.

Hope pins Aurora to the wall, letting her hang by her hands as she recovers. Hope assumes the weapon is the real Tunde blade. The other one was meant as a distraction. Hope wants to know what it did to her father. Aurora gladly tells her that, burrowed into his chest, it rendered him unconscious and in a state of impossible and unending agony. Hope decides to use the blade against her. Aurora tells her that she has no idea what she's doing and, like her father, is being reckless. She's just like every other Mikaelson she's come across. Hope doesn't care and stabs Aurora in the stomach. However, the blade changes into the Trident, the cloaking spell having worn off. Hope doesn't understand and asks what the weapon is. Aurora tells her not to worry and she'll explain everything when they wake up.

Hope stands in Aurora's body, confused, asking what she did to her. Aurora, in Hope's body, tells her that it's obvious. She tricked her, thanks to a little magic from Agatha, who's been watching her for a long time. That is how she knew how to make the trident. Hope didn't stab her with Papa Tunde's blade. That was destroyed in order to raise the Hollow. If only Hope wasn't so ignorant and knew her history. Aurora asks if the back of her neck itches, revealing a Triad sigil. Hope believes that Aurora betrayed Triad and should have burned, but Aurora has merely manipulated Hope into killing them for her. Magic and loopholes, so it goes. Hope wants her body back. While Aurora's body is ancient and powerful by vampiric standards, she wonders if it's a match for her new tribrid body. Hope, out matched, flees from Aurora.

In I Can't Be the One to Stop You, Hope, still in Aurora's body crashes a birthday party, stealing various items to conceal her identity. Aurora calls her and boasts that she loves her new body and that she can keep running, but she'll find her. She quips that she could even be right behind her, which prompts Hope to look over her shoulder.

Lizzie calls Hope and tells her that the game has changed and has swapped sides. She has teamed up with Aurora; however, she thinks that her centuries-long vendetta might have knocked a screw loose. Lying to Hope, she tells her that she's trapped Aurora, for now, and is willing to help her get her body back, on one condition. Hope has to help her clean up the mess she made and save her dad. Hope agrees to Lizzie's deal and makes her way back to Aurora's estate.

Now face to face with Lizzie, she notices how she's changed. Lizzie comments how the therapy box has helped her discover a new side of herself. The side that's willing to do whatever it takes. Hope finds this interesting, wondering what her new plan is. Since she's not a tribrid anymore, and just a vampire, any old stake will do. Hope calls her bluff, believing that therapy is tricky, because knowing what you need to do and going through with it are two different things. Hope breaks off a piece of wood and hands it over, seeing what Lizzie is willing to do. Lizzie casts an illusion spell to make her appear like herself, as opposed to Aurora. Hope goads her into staking her, but all Lizzie can do is tell her how she hates this. She hates how many good memories they have and how she is the one to do this when no one else is willing to do it. Most of all, they are friends and she is a part of her messed up family. Ultimately, she can't be the one to stop her. Hope seemingly has her humanity back on with her heartfelt speech.

Lizzie can't believe Hope was tricked with the trident. Hope admits that she was reckless and attempts to apologize, but Lizzie wants to wait. Lizzie is honest with her. When Josie told her that she didn't think she was too far gone, she didn't believe her. Regardless, she doesn't know why she was the one that got to bring her back, but she's happy she did. Lizzie drops the illusion spell, prepared for Hope to stab Aurora and get her body back. She tells Lizzie that once she has her body back, she'll tell her something only she would know. Opening the sarcophagus, she stabs Aurora with the trident and regains her body. Hope steps out of the sarcophagus, telling her it worked. Panda promise. Aurora also awakens as they embrace each other in a hug. She tells Lizzie that she can't trust Hope. Once a Mikaelson, always a Mikaelson. Aurora pushes down a support beam and some of the floor collapses as she makes her escape.

Lizzie and Hope remain unharmed by Aurora's escape. The first thing Lizzie wants to do is head back to Mystic Falls so Hope can save her dad. After that, they can go after Aurora. Hope, however, has another question while holding the Red Oak stake. Convinced that Hope's humanity has returned, Lizzie tells her about the tree they created and how it can kill her. Hope remarks that Nature really doesn't waste any time, unlike her. In fact, she is disappointed since Lizzie had her shot and didn't even take it. Casting the incendia spell, she destroys the stake. Lizzie realizes her humanity never came back on and it was all just an act. Deep down, Lizzie meant every word she said and still believes that there is some good in her. Hope decides to prove everyone wrong and steps towards Lizzie. Lizzie refuses to run or to fight Hope. She thinks the whole act is stupid since Hope's just being a bully. She doesn't believe Hope would kill her. She hasn't killed anyone that she cares about. There are some lines that even she won't cross. However, before Lizzie can even finish her statement or react, Hope vamps towards her and snaps her neck. Lizzie falls to the floor, dead.

Later, Hope tries to destroy the sarcophagus, but it appears to be impervious to her magic. Hearing short, rattling breaths, she turns to see Lizzie standing up from the floor. Hope is surprised, as Lizzie's supposed to be dead. Lizzie knows, but now all she is, is hungry. She's in transition.

In The Story of My Life, Hope sits in on Professor Vardemus' lecture at Whitmore College.

At the conclusion of his lecture, Hope brings him the sarcophagus. As he begins examining it, he's astounded. Hope questions if he knows what it is, but he doesn't, exactly. He explains that certain elements, the writing, for example, is not visible to the naked eye, but scrawled in blood in multiple languages, speaking of the gods; but the gods of a dozen different cultures and maybe more. Hope doesn't believe him, and he counters her point with that vampires don't exist, at least as far as most people are concerned. Myths are but one discovery away from becoming their reality. At first glance, he'd assumed it was a forgery, but based on his preliminary analysis points to the sarcophagus being ancient. Rupert questions why Hope has brought him the sarcophagus as opposed to Dr. Saltzman, but she only tells him that they had a fight and she's taking the semester off. As he performs a thermal sweep, he discovers a body within it and is surprised to learn from Hope that it's Lizzie. Rupert now knows something is wrong with Hope as she bares her true face to him, revealing her vampiric nature.

In Professor Vardemus' storage room of various artifacts, he's looking for something to help Hope, though she demands for him to hurry up. She has places to go and people to kill. She's tried everything to destroy the sarcophagus, and nothing has worked. Rupert suggests freeing Lizzie as she's a siphon witch and could easily siphon off any magic that protects it. She refuses too, explaining that she killed Lizzie and now she's technically in transition. She's placed her under a sleeping spell and waiting for her to starve and die. Rupert flips the conversation back to her, wondering how becoming a tribrid has made her so cruel. Threatening him again, she explains that her humanity is off. Having found what he's been searching for, he explains that the Pentelic marble should be able to absorb the sarcophagus' powers, as it was said to centuries ago in ancient Greece. He hands her a jar and she opens it. Their minds are transported into another world, a Chambre de Chasse. Angered, she threatens to kill Rupert. He retorts that should she get free, then hopefully he and Lizzie will be long gone and rushes out of one of the many doors, leaving Hope trapped.

She tries a key labeled Klaus but to no avail. As she struggles, Lizzie appears to her, having entered the astral plane to taunt her. Unlike her first attempt, she's determined to kill her now. Since she's practically an expert on mental prisons by now, she gives her a hint. Getting out is always about getting to the root of your problems. Plucking a key that has Hope written on it, she can leave whenever she wants and explains that she'll give her a goodbye before she kills her. Hope doesn't believe that she can kill her, but Lizzie shows her a whittled stake that holds up her hair. It was a large Red Oak tree and she made more than one stake. Vamping to a door, she leaves the chambre de chasse as the keys fall and scatter to the floor.

Eventually, however, she escapes to Lizzie's surprise. Hope admits that her showing up with the hint was just the help she needed. Lizzie made herself her problem and all she needed to do was find the key with her name. Hope uses the motus spell to take the Red Oak stake from Lizzie's hand, but Lizzie casts incendia and incinerates the stake before Hope can use it against her. Professor Vardemus however believes that Lizzie will do anything Hope says and demonstrates his. Lizzie reveals that she used the blood of whatever vampire donated their blood to the school's first-aid kits. Unfortunately for her, it was Hope's blood, meaning she's sire bound to her.

Returning to Professor Vardemus' office, they discover that Jen and the sarcophagus are gone. As Hope and Lizzie continue to argue, Professor Vardemus reminds them that they cannot let an immensely powerful artifact that may have ties to the gods loose into the world. Hope vamps out to find the sarcophagus as she doesn't want it being used against herself. Lizzie agrees, as Hope used it against her.

Out in the parking lot, Jen loads the sarcophagus in the back of a pickup truck. She questions why she's stealing the artifact and better yet why her locator spell wouldn't track her. Jen tells her it's a long story, but refuses to elaborate on the details. Hope demands answers and threatens violence. Jen tells her that she's a pacifist and doesn't really want to hurt her, but attacks first. Jen picks up the sarcophagus and slams it into her with excessive force and ease. Jen picks up a piece of the destroyed sarcophagus and plans to kill Hope, however Lizzie grabs her arm from behind and siphons from her, catching her off guard. Outnumbered, Jen decides to abandon the fight and flies off into the sky. Lizzie is confused, questioning what she is. Hope, hazarding a guess, believes she's a god.

After their confrontation with Jen, Lizzie and Hope talk. Though Hope is happy the sarcophagus is destroyed, Aurora and the gods are still present. Despite their situation, she needs her help. Hope explains that as powerful as being the tribrid makes her, she has been waltzing into traps, being blindsided ever since she shut off my humanity. She cares so little about everything that she has been reckless. She wants Lizzie's help in taking down Aurora. Lizzie gives her request a hard pass, but Hope reminds her that she's sire-bonded to her. She can't pass. Lizzie attempts to talk her way out of it, but Hope won't hear it. Lizzie even mentions that her friends are going to come look for her as soon as they find out what happened. Hope, however, has her own solution to that problem.

With Lizzie's astral projection spell complete, returning to her body, she and Hope continue to talk. Lizzie is mad at her for making her lie to MG, but as far as he's concerned, she's going to spend some time with her mom to get accustomed to being a vampire. Hope believes this could be the beginning of a beautiful, mutually beneficial relationship, but Lizzie doesn't think that. She believes it's a suicide mission against Aurora and there is nothing in this for her. Hope explains that once Aurora is dead, she will make her promise to not to kill her and then send her on her way; she'll be free-ish. Given their sire bound, Lizzie relents and admits that codependency is her crutch and decides to go along as if she has to help her kill anyone, Aurora's pretty high up on her list. Great. Together they set off.

In Follow the Sound of My Voice, Hope and Lizzie come upon a carnival. Though Lizzie is less enthusiastic, Hope decides to use this opportunity to make sure Lizzie can handle her new vampire powers. Lizzie believes to have a handle on her powers just as well as Hope does; her mother is even a vampire, she reminds her. Hope adds, who's never around, her father is an alcoholic vegetable, and her sister left her behind for a walkabout. Lizzie loses control over her magic, causing several popcorn containers of carnival goers to explode, proving her point. She can push her buttons too easily, and her emotional stability has never been at the top of her résumé. If Lizzie can't control her emotions, then she has no shot at controlling her powers. That makes her useless to her. Their first lesson in Vampire 101, is mind compulsion. Lizzie tries to compel the Ticket Taker, but fails. Demonstrating her skill, Hope compels their entry into the carnival, as well as all the cash from the ticket sales.

Next, Hope has Lizzie demonstrate her control over her strength while stepping up to the High Striker Carnie. She wants her to get as close as she can to the top without actually touching the bell. The closest between them wins. Using a single finger, Hope makes the striker come just short of the bell. Lizzie, however, destroys the game, causing the striker to throw off the bell. The carnie is confused at what he's just witnessed, though she and Lizzie walk off to perform more tests.

Later, Hope rubs it in that she's seven to Lizzie's zero points for her Vampire 101. Lizzie wants to know what she must do to get this over with and Hope gives her a final test. Hope tells her that when they first got here, they passed a vendor selling stuffed animals. She wants her to find that vendor's voice with her enhanced hearing. All she needs to do is concentrate and filter everything else out, to just focus on that one voice in the crowd. As Lizzie listens, she hears Luna crying and goes to find her. She tries to comfort her and learns that her sister is missing, that someone took her. Hope hands her some money, telling her to go get her some cotton candy. With the girl gone, Hope intends to leave, but Lizzie refuses and wants to help. Hope reminds her about no extra complications, and this is just that.

As night falls on the carnival, Lizzie tries to get her to help with Luna, believing it will be good vampire training. Hope believes this to be more about Josie, to which Lizzie eventually admits to. Hope passes, as she's walking into an easily avoidable risk because she's letting her emotions control her-she's failed the most important test that there is. If she can be manipulated that easily then she's unless to her. Hope sets her loose, deciding that their partnership is over.

As Hope attempts to leave the carnival, the Barker approaches her. He's been looking for her as she and her friend has been putting on quite a show, beating their games, and not caring who knew what they were. The Barker gives Hope a warning. They don't take kindly to strangers poaching on their hunting grounds. Hope realizes they're a carnival full of vampires, though the Barker corrects her, most of the carnies are humans. There's only a few of them left and, though they prefer "Creatures of the Night." For them to keep a low profile, they follow very strict rules as not to bring too much attention, like choosing their victims carefully. Hope realizes he's talking about Valentina and Luna, as they kept one of the sisters alive. Their leader has a peculiar hunting style and prefers to let one witness survive. Believing her to be a vampire, he explains that they've maintained this little charade for hundreds of years, because they do things the right way. Hope, however, doesn't like being vamp-splained. The Barker gives her two options, to join them and learn their ways, or to fight someone who is centuries older than her. Hope attacks first, using her magic, she telekinetically chokes him. Applying enough magic, she breaks his neck, decapitating him in the process, something she didn't know she could do.

While disposing of the Barker's body into a nearby dumpster, Hope hears Lizzie call out to her. She needs help and she goes to rescue her. With Lizzie saved, Hope has a new test for her. They're going to hunt some condescending vampires.

Magnus the Magnificent takes center stage, asking for two volunteers. Lizzie and Hope raise their hand and join him on stage. For Magnus' next trick, he attempts to compel Hope, unaware of what she is. The trick fails and he turns to try the same thing on Lizzie. Again, he fails. Realizing he has some troublemakers, he calls out to his vampires to remove them, but none answer his call. Lizzie tells him they're indisposed. Hope commands him not to leave and she and Lizzie telekinetically take a saw and dismember him where he stands. The crowd applauds what happens.

Later, Hope hears sirens, meaning it's their cue to leave but gives Lizzie time to console and compel Luna. Once complete, she commends Lizzie on her compulsion, while she wonders what her next test will be. Hope has had enough tests, though. They can find their own way that works. Lizzie admits that not having her connection to Josie has been messing with her. Maybe after they find Aurora, Lizzie wonders if Hope might not release the sire bond, believing she's not ready to face the world alone.

In Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost, Hope and Lizzie track Aurora to a diner. Lizzie is the distraction as Hope goes behind her to break her neck with a spell.

In a motel room, Hope and Lizzie imprison Aurora in enchanted chains. Lizzie thought she wanted to kill Aurora, and not whatever she's doing now, but Hope wants to know her plan and why she's after the gods. Lizzie quips that it doesn't matter. If Aurora is dead, then she can't find them. Hope is too concerned with the possibility of someone else finding them and all she wants is to be left alone. Aurora, having recovered and been eavesdropping, begs the question of why she's working with Lizzie. Lizzie asks about her notes, though Aurora refuses to elaborate on their meaning. Hope asks how Lizzie would proceed with their hostile witness. Lizzie wants to do a head dive to expand her vampire training, but Hope refuses. She has something else in mind.

To get the information she wants from Aurora, Hope decides to torture her and commands Lizzie to remove her daylight ring. Lizzie attempts to sway her go unheard and does as she commands. Hope opens up the curtains and Aurora begins to burn in the sunlight. She screams, bursts into flames, and sizzling skins visibly disturbing Lizzie.

With torture not working, Hope works on a plan B, though Lizzie confronts her. She thought Hope was going to kill Aurora, not torture her. Hope takes it that Aurora has healed, and Lizzie confirms, though she's still unconscious. They've been at this for hours and Aurora hasn't revealed anything to them. Lizzie wants to try another approach, though Hope is already thinking of something to do. Having stolen a black magic grimoire from Professor Vardemus and intends to recreate something similar to Papa Tunde's Blade. Lizzie is disgusted with another torture device, meaning that Hope's not listening to her. Hope reminds her about the sire bond, though Lizzie can't forget considering what Hope is forcing her to do. However, she believes her opinion should count for something. Hope explains that a head dive won't work because, for one, it's painless, and two, she's too strong. Lizzie still wants to try given her now weakened state, though Hope would rather continue with torture and gives Lizzie a choice. She can either try a head dive on her own, or sit there and help her with her plan.

After Lizzie gets Aurora to tell her plan during one of her episode, Hope reveals to Aurora that her brother is not there and that it's Lizzie. Furthermore, she has finished plan B.

Lizzie attempts to dissuade her that they don't need a plan B as they already have the information they need. Hope, however, has gone through the trouble of creating a dark object. Though it's not nearly as fancy or powerful as Papa Tunde's blade, she hopes it's just as painful. Hope slams the thermostat-turned-dark object into Aurora's chest and activates it with a spell. Aurora screams in pain as it burrows into her chest over her heart.

Hope and Lizzie are outside the motel room. Aurora's screams are muted with her spell. Lizzie tells her that there's nothing good about what she's doing. She may be a monster, but at least she knows why she's hurting and where she's coming from. Hope is another story. Lizzie berate her because she wanted to end it, until she didn't only to start torturing her. Lizzie reminds her that the only reason she shut off her humanity was because she lost someone she loved, just like Aurora has lost her brother. Despite trying to appeal to Hope's emotions, she explains that hatred is an emotion and you only hate something you love. She believes that Hope hates how much she relates to Aurora.

Hope decides to have Lizzie stake Aurora. Perhaps she'll be less judgmental when she has blood on her hands, too. Lizzie won't do it, though Hope uses the sire bond to force her to do just that, handing her a broken chair leg as a stake. Lizzie resists and Hope doubles down, commanding her to drive the stake into her heart. Lizzie screams out and drives the stake into Aurora's chest through to the right of heart, missing it. Hope is surprised that she missed, removes the stake and turns to finish it herself, though Lizzie meant to do that, which means she broke the sire bond. While distracted, Lizzie breaks Hope's neck.

Later that night and on a deserted road outside Mystic Falls, a driver stops in the middle of the road. Hope is walking in the middle of the road and the man mistakes her for being on drugs. However, Hope explains that drugs numb people and she's experiencing the opposite problem and may actually be starting to feel things, like gratitude and betrayal. She even had the slightest urge to thank him for stopping. The man doesn't understand as she questions him about the definition of humanity. However, despite her rantings, she ultimately decides to kill the man, believing his presence to have been very helpful.

In Was This the Monster You Saw?, Hope crashes Alaric's welcome home party, startling those in attendance. Listening to Cleo's conversation with Kaleb, she tells Cleo that she's right. They're going to give Alaric a heart attack. Cleo and Kaleb are surprised to see her and question what she's doing there. Though she's crashing their party, she's here for a business trip. She comes bearing an offer. Wade wants to know what the offer is, but Hope will only talk to Alaric, believing he'll be easier to manipulate.

Hope joins MG and Alaric in his office. Hope has a problem that also involves the school, beyond Alaric's cane issue. Alaric notes that his body and brain are still having trouble syncing up because of what she had done to him. His doctors said he's lucky to even be walking. If he could, he'll probably try to kill her for murdering Lizzie. Hope, however, corrects him. It's attempted murder, considering she transitioned into a vampire. Hope also admits that she may have accidentally started a chain of events that has led to the gods returning to our world and she's pretty sure those gods want her dead. MG wants to know why this is their problem, and Hope questions his presence. Alaric explains that he is his accountability buddy, suggesting that she should get one. The way she sees it, this is no different than when Malivore came into their lives. Alaric believes that he shouldn't have involved his students, but Hope now needs an army to face the gods and these students are the only ones with the skill set. Alaric tells her that he's done making the decisions alone and defer the decision to them. Hope demands for him to be an adult and make them do whatever he wants. Hope turns to MG, trying to sway him to her cause. MG doesn't believe her to be right and she's given them more than enough to worry about. Changing tactics, she tells them that her god problem is also their Lizzie problem.

Hope meets with the remaining squad members. Wade questions about the potential death should they help her, but Hope reiterates that some would die, or it could be all of them. Kaleb, however, demands her to get out while they talk in private. Hope quips that there is nothing super with the squad since she left, plus they're missing Lizzie, Josie, Finch, and Ethan. Turning to Cleo, she wonders if she can inspire a half decent question, but reveals that she is no longer capable of using her powers. MG and Alaric listen from outside the Great Hall as Hope continues to seek an answer from them. They need to act now if they want to save Lizzie from herself because she's also working with an ancient and mentally unstable vampire. Jed tells her they've already learned a few things about the gods as well as having met Aurora. Passing over him, she questions who Ben is. He explains that the gods are his extended family and he knows them all too well considering they cursed him. He can also provide her with much useful information about them. She wants to know more about his curse.

After some time, Hope bursts out of the room, hitting Alaric and MG with the door. They've told her "no". If Alaric was so concerned with his daughters, then he should have taken matters into his own hands, like she has just done. She shows them Ben's bangle, though it's broken in half and the spell that protected him is now gone, which means something very scary should be making its way to the school. She believes that if she can prove to them that they can't beat a run-of-the-mill monster without her, then they'll take her deal.

Meanwhile, Ben has returned to the school with an unconscious Jed mumbling about Trey and his father. He'd been attacked but a monster. Hope reiterates to Alaric that it's time for him to man up and make the squad accept her proposal otherwise Jed will only get worse. Alaric asks Ben for another description of what attacked him and Jed. It was unlike anything he's ever seen before and admits that he would have let it consume him, if he wasn't for Jed. MG and Wade return with a picture book of a clown, asking if this is what attacked him. Ben confirms that it was. Ben questions how one kills a clown. But Hope quips that they don't because she will. Ben confronts Hope about being the one to hurt Jed and employs Dr. Saltzman to let him leave to protect the school. Hope, however, has trapped them all within the ground with a barrier spell and are stuck with the school. Ben reminds her that he's impervious to magic and she cannot hold him here. Hope has another plan and vamps to Ben and breaks his neck. Ben collapses to the floor dead, leaving Wade, MG, and Alaric, surprised.

Later that night, Hope finds MG, Wade, and Kaleb at a bonfire, waiting for the the protoclown. She wonders if they've come to their senses and MG tells her they want to work with her because Alaric has found out a lot about it, including that fire attracts it. After mocking them, the Protoclown appears behind Hope and bites her in the shoulder before running off. She collapses to the ground, and believes that MG lied to her. He didn't lie to her about anything. They need her help, just not this version of her. Hope covers her wound, taking some of the poison and fashions them into three needle-like weapons. Using her magic, she poisons them all to make them suffer. They all collapse to the ground, succumbing to the poison.

Hope relives her worst moment of having to kill Landon. This version of Hope, however, decides to fight fate with Landon and refuses to kill him. If they stand together, they can win. Hope believes this to be a load of crap and not what actually happened. Humanity Hope, however, believes this could have happened and her being here means that she knows it too.

Humanity Hope follows humanity-less Hope who refuses to participate. This is a clown delusion and she's over it. Though she's not really over being forced to kill Landon. Hope knows she's not real but Humanity Hope tells her to keep telling herself that. She is her humanity and she's trying to return and she knows it. Hope argues with herself that she's just a coping mechanism. Humanity Hope is just the tiny voice in her head, telling her what she already knows, but she will grow louder if she doesn't listen. She is and always will be, her better half–the real Hope Mikaelson. Hope manages to wake from the poison, as do Wade, MG, and Kaleb. Cleo finds them outside and extends a hand to Hope, but she doesn't accept it and walks off back to the school.

Alaric pours himself a drink with Hope mocking his accountability. He questions why she's still here. She figured she'd give him one last chance to save the world, now that his "Jiminy Cricket" is gone. In a way, she was right. He is the adult and it means having to tell kids like her things like this. They don't need her, but they want her here, because they still believe the real her is still there. She agrees if his students follow her order, but he refuses. They will work with her and not for her; that is their deal and she can take it or leave it.

Hope rests on her bed at the school and MG knocks on the door, asking if it's a bad time. He's brought her a blood bag. She'd rather have a human, believing there's no going back once you've had the real stuff. He reminds her that Lizzie is on their side no matter how over her head she's gotten herself into, kind of like how she is now. They love and miss her, as they do her. Hope dismisses him, telling him he can go and rolling on to her side away from him. MG leaves the blood bag and leaves. She turns over the photo of her and Landon so not to have to look at it. However, something catches her attention, believing it to be MG again. When she sits up, it's looking back at herself; her humanity. She tells herself that she couldn't get rid of her so easily.

In The Only Way Out is Through, Hope dreams of her humanity returning. Though she doesn't believe she is scary, she is getting stronger. The nightmare ends with her waking up.

Believing that Alaric and the others might use the Therapy Box against her, she decides to destroy it, much to his and MG's surprise. Hope, however, has another plan, specifically developing a battle plan against the gods. Alaric reminds her that they know nothing about fighting gods, but Hope has already taken the liberty of inviting Professor Vardemus to the school.

Rupert has come with a new device, a Manticulum of his own design. He explains that it uses algorithmic magic to calculate probabilities. MG specifically wonders how it will help them fight the gods, but Hope explains that, on its own, it can't. She intends to use Wade and run it like a super-accurate D&D campaign while the manticulum will tell them the outcome of any attack or defense. All they need to do is encode their powers into the device.

Hope is the last one remaining to test, though she declines. She's had Wade draw up a new, humanity-off, stat sheet. He explains that she's basically the perfect fighter. Hop has incredible magical power levels, unencumbered by morality, with no discernible weaknesses. Her humanity, however, appears to her, noting that she's seeing people who aren't really there.

Professor Vardemus summons a battlefield for their practice session while Hope's humanity continues to appear to her. Rupert explains that vampires can move across the board in one turn and the speed of the gods varies. He has four hidden figures covered in sheets. He took the liberty of creating some automatons for the purposes of their game, using magic to sculpt them. The four automatons are Aurora, Jen, Ken, the father of an entire family of gods, and Lizzie. While Alaric is sure that Lizzie wouldn't fight against them, Rupert explains that to be sure of victory, they must plan for the worst-case scenario. Lizzie is a wild card. Wade comments that he's scored her loyalty to the gods pretty low, and believes that she can still be flipped back to their side. For the game, the two sides will alternate turns, with the Manticulum declaring success or failure of the moves based on the scores they've fed it. Rupert offers to Hope to draw to see who makes the first move. Her humanity appears, offering for her to take the left handed one. Hope, however, goes right and wins the first move.

Alaric and the others proceed with their simulation. Alaric believes that if they could talk to Lizzie, they can flip her back to their side. He believes their first move is getting her to safety. Her humanity tells her that she should listen, and though she believes they would be wasting their first strike, she goes with it. MG vamps to Lizzie though the manticulum calculates that Aurora would attack and kill him. His death turns Lizzie back to their side and she attacks and kills Aurora in a rage. Ben explains that Ken would attack Lizzie and she'd die. With her death, their probability of success drops to zero percent and they lose. Rupert finds this situation fascinating. As soon as Lizzie died, there was simply no move they could make that would lead to victory. He presumes there's a reason she is invaluable to winning. Hope now believes they have to save Lizzie first and wants to run the simulation again.

Rupert and the others run through several more simulations, each time they fail against the gods. Hope's humanity tells her she's going about it all wrong because they've already lost before they made the first move. Analyzing their enemies, Hope realizes the problem is that they're going first. They're facing them all at once and they should be forcing the gods to fight them. Hope declines the first move and Ben sends in Aurora to attack Hope first. Hope creates a barrier that throws Aurora off her feet. Hope sends in Kaleb, using his dragon fire. Aurora is killed and Hope has MG vamp to Lizzie. Ben has Ken attack MG, but Wade reads from the manticulum that he's just fast enough to save Lizzie.

Taking a break, Hope pours herself a drink but hears Ethan, invisible, behind her. He explains that they've had a breakthrough. Hope questions how many they've lost, but surprisingly, they've lost none. Dr. Saltzman realized why none of their attacks were working. Instead of using their powers, they need to take theirs away. He believes if they can buy Lizzie enough time to turn her back to their side, she can siphon a god, hence why she needs to be saved. She siphoned Jen and it weakened her enough that he could teleport her off the board and out of the fight. Should Ethan pull off the jump, Ken is the last remaining piece on the board. Now, they need her help to make the next move.

Hope has rejoined the others with Ken, the last remaining on the field. Alaric thinks this is the point that Hope steps in, but Hope would rather send in her pawns first. Hope sends in Kaleb though Ben states that Ken would strike with lightning. Wade concludes that he dies. MG attacks next, though, again Wade explains that he dies. Ben advances Ken to Hope, who sends in Cleo. She too dies. Hope steps up to face Ken, though when pressed about the outcome, Rupert states that the manticulum calculates that she will still lose.

Running through another simulation, Hope has everyone attack Ken. Wade reads off the probability; they all die, but they do real damage against him. She moves in to attack next, though Rupert tells her that she's still not enough and he defeats her. Hope's humanity questions if she needs her help and she barks back, telling her to shut up. The others look at her, questioning the outburst. Hope wants more cannon fodder, questioning how many students there's at the school. Kaleb, however, is finished with the simulations. She's been running them into the buzz saw all day like they're expendable, citing that she only cares about herself. He declares this version of her isn't worth dying for and walks out with the others. Alone, she and her humanity talk. She yells at her humanity, but she only quips that she should keep her voice down otherwise people will think she's crazy. Her humanity tells her that she didn't go far enough and that alone is the exact way she can't do it. Like it or not, she needs her humanity. Hope retorts that she's the same humanity of the weak little girl who was manipulated by two different fake Landons and then couldn't bring herself to kill the real one. She doesn't need anything from her humanity. Except for a way to win the game. Hope will have to listen to her humanity to win.

Later, she finds Rupert and Alaric chatting outside the Salvatore School. She knows what they have to do next. This time, she wants to run the simulation again, except with her humanity.

Wade has adjusted the stats, though doesn't see how this is much of a battle upgrade, though Rupert believes much remains to be seen. Listening to her humanity, Hope wouldn't send everyone in to weaken him. She'd put herself in danger first because she can take it. She can hold the line for as long as she can, giving them the best chance. She attacks Ken alone. Wade tells her that she does damage to Ken, but he's still standing. Ben believes that his father would call down lightning. Rupert tells her that she's wounded and her life force is down to 70%. Hope continues to attack, drawing his fire, distracting him. Ben's father keeps striking and she's hit again. Her life force drops to 40%. Hope moves into close-quarter combat, inside the reach of his lightning. Wade tells her that her blows do damage, but she's too weak to block his attacks, dropping her down to 30%. Wade tells her that she has to get out of there, but Hope refuses to run. Her vision begins to blur at 20%, but she gets back up. Rupert tells her she has one move left. Kaleb, Jed, MG, Ethan, and Cleo come to her side, taking the next hits for her.

Wade tells them that they score another hit on Ken, but he's confused about what's changed. Rupert believes that Hope is giving them all courage, a belief they can win. Ben believes his father will retreat and ultimately they win, attacking as one. Her humanity tells her that they can win, all she has to do is just turn it back on. She wants her to let her out before she loses control. Hope closes off her humanity once again. All of this isn't real, it's just a stupid game. They're all pathetic and just little boys role-playing war. She calls them all disposable and that they mean nothing to her. She addresses her humanity, calling her a liar and a martyr. The others look on, confused about who she's talking to. Her powers continue to grow unstable, enough that she tells them that they need to do something because she's about to kill them all. She pleads with someone to take her out and Alaric breaks her neck.

Having yet recovered, Alaric watches over her in a cell.

In Everything That Can Be Lost May Also Be Found, Hope wakes up on a bench outside of Rousseau's. She begins shouting to her humanity until bypassers give her weird looks, believing she's crazy. Rebekah steps out of Rousseau's, reassuring her that everything lost, can be found. Hope retorts with a threat, but she disregards it, welcoming her home. She mistakes it for a veiled reference to her humanity, and tells her it's never coming back.

Hope believes her aunt to be in her head and wants to wake up from this nightmare. Rebekah points out that she had just believed it was a memory, but Hope shrugs it off. She's had a rough couple of days. Rebekah is already aware, having been in contact with Dr. Saltzman. Hope wasn't even aware they were on speaking terms, pointing out that no one for their family ever makes it to the parent-teacher conferences. She admits to her niece that they've been more absent than they'd like, but there are reasons for that, too. The Least of which was her treat of murder at their last meeting. Regardless, she'd like to apologize. Hope mocks her, wondering if that was her big swing to flip her humanity, but Rebekah questions why she brought it up. She's sure her humanity is flickering and trying to return. She explains to Hope that this is not a nightmare, or a memory, or a head dive. It's astral projection. Vincent is anchoring the spell, so while her body may be intangible, they are truly in New Orleans, and everything is very real. With this information, Hope decides she'll leave, but Rebekah tells her that she'll miss the show. Hope notices the Second Line and notes that she hasn't killed her yet and they're early. This, however, has been long overdue. She explains that it's for her father and his funeral is today.

Hope follows Rebekah into Rousseau's. Despite going for nostalgia, all she's getting is the smell. Rebekah has other plans and uncovers an urn. She questions if that is supposed to be her dad, though believes it to be a staged, sad attempt at a cautionary tale. Rebekah doesn't understand and she explains that Landon had shown her something from Star Wars similar to this once before and it was a means to show what happens if they went down the wrong path. Rebekah reassures her that it's real and these are his ashes. Hope still doesn't believe her because he and Elijah had staked each other off at Jackson Square. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust and they were carried off on the wind. That is true, which explains why it took so long for them to retrieve the ashes. Hope questions if she's supposed to believe that she's been vamping all over town for the past three years collecting his ashes. Though it does sound ridiculous, it has its truth. They've used magic to accomplish this task. Freya appears from behind, remarking that one day they'll meet under happier circumstances.

Hope is surprised by the intervention, noting they probably should have had one in the family before now. Rebekah and Freya are trying to be honest and employ her to do the same. Hope mocks her, retorting she now knows why her father daggered her all the time. Likewise, turning to Freya, she wonders if she feels guilty for being the one who killed her. Freya was only trying to respect her wishes and she believed she was strong enough to handle it. Hope tells her that she is strong enough, but Freya reminds her that being feared and being strong are two different things. Hope rhetorically asks if she was scared after she threatened the family, wondering if that's the reason her son is absent. Freya was, and still is, sad for her. Rebekah tells her that the Mikaelsons have done terrible things over the centuries and that they are very much the same. However, where they differ is that they've all come to realize that, no matter how powerful they are, their greatest strength is family. Her father made them see that. That is why Freya named her son after him, and the name he had given to her has meaning, too. Maybe she will understand that if she ever chooses to become a parent. Hope believes she doesn't get that choice, because it was taken from her when she turned; however, Freya and Rebekah believe otherwise, because Klaus was able to father a child with Hayley. It could be possible for her to conceive a child too, and they mean to bring her hope.

Hope is overwhelmed with her aunts and walks out of Rousseau's. On a cement planter, she finds a small toy soldier. Marcel sits with his back to Hope, questioning if she wants it back. She retorts that if the price of that stupid toy is her humanity, then he can keep it. When Hope found it and gave it back to Marcel, he was in a pretty dark place, like she is now. He explains to her that the toy reminded him of a time when he wasn't. It still does. Hope deflects, telling him that he looks silly in a suit. Marcel accepts the compliment, as it was one of Elijah's old suits. Marcel brings back their point system to her attention, though Hope hasn't kept track of her points for a long time. Marcel, however, has been keeping them for her and he wanted to prove just how hard she's been on herself. How much the good outweighs the bad. He asks her to come back inside with him because their family needs to lay Klaus to rest. Hope explains that her father will never be able to rest until he knows that she's okay. Marcel takes that as meaning she knows that she's not okay. Hope would rather skip to the end of the morbid family reunion. Marcel makes her a deal. If she comes back with him, he'll give her ten points. If she earns those ten points, then Vincent will drop the spell that's keeping her here.

Hope returns with Marcel. Rebekah and Freya have prepared a meal, having hoped that she's return. Hope doesn't plan to stay for dinner, believing that Vincent will lift the spell keeping her here. She's just come to say goodbye. Rebekah makes a face, revealing that he's told a story to Hope. As Freya sets an extra plate, Kol arrives just in time. Hope quips that he's late and she's tired of not being surprised. Regardless, he's happy to come to see his favorite niece because they need her help. Kol explains that they're trying to decide where to spread her father's ashes and they're bickering about what to do. The only solution they could agree upon was to leave it up to her. Hope accepts and immediately suggests tossing them in the garbage can, though Marcel deducts ten points. She doesn't care about his game and questions why this decision is up to her. Freya tells her that Kol speaks the truth. They don't know what to do without her. Likewise, Kol tells her that Klaus would have wanted it this way. Hope doesn't but Rebekah questions why she remains. Hope believes it's because Vincent's holding her hostage with the astral projection spell. However, Marcel explains that he's only anchoring the spell to New Orleans and she could have left anytime she wanted. Hope doesn't understand why she can't leave, but Freya tells her that it's because she doesn't really want to, at least not all of her. Rebekah advises that perhaps if she answered their question earnestly, then she'll be able to leave. Sitting down at the table, she takes a moment and gives her answer. Although it's a bit selfish, she knows that her father saw the entire world and New Orleans was his home. Before that was Mystic Falls and he built a school for her. If it was up to her, she'd want him with her so that she could find the perfect spot. That way, he could always be near. In the trees or on the breeze. Looking around to one another, Kol declares this is how it will be. Kol mentions that Davina was gutted when she couldn't come and suggests they could pay a visit, while Freya tells her that it will give them all an excuse to visit her more. They tell her they love her, always and forever. Hope questions if it worked because she's still here, though her humanity appears behind her as she's come to join her.

Hope walks the dark street of New Orleans. Humanity Hope appears before her as Hope tries to regain control. Hope is surprised to see her and how annoying she is. Humanity Hope, however, hasn't come to talk, but to fight. Hope threatens to crush her delicate little feelings, but her Humanity is stronger now. All of those conversations have seemed to have weakened her enough to let her pay a visit. She also knows that Vincent dropped the spell which means they're back in their mind. This means she can finally take back control and punches her into the air.

Humanity Hope questions if Hope is scared yet and wonders if she's right about her being weak. Hope quips back that her weakness is the only reason she exists. If she and her family are so powerful, she asks why she shut off her humanity and kept it off this entire time. Similarly, she asks why her humanity has sat back and watched all the horrible things that she's done because of it. Humanity Hope reasons that once she figures that out, then she can be rid of her for good. However, Hope is feeling plenty of powerful things, such as anger, resentment and rage. Humanity is just the strength to not give in to them and she believes that she is the most emotional person she's met and she knows Lizzie. Regardless she's still a murderer. She had nothing to do with killing Landon. Her Humanity tells her that she is the worst part of her. Though she won't admit it, her Humanity needs her and she's still the one in control. She picks up a piece of wood and stabs her humanity, claiming she's the strong one. Her humanity believes otherwise, and bashes her up against a concrete block. If that were true, then that would have hurt and pulled out the stake. If she was in control of their mind, then this stake would have been red oak. Humanity-less Hope questions why she just won't go away, but Hope tells her it's because she is her father's daughter. Today has reminded her of how much he and her family love and have sacrificed for her. She has to be worth that, and she won't be if she keeps letting her set the world on fire. Her former self was just a phase and she's over it. Hope throws the stake at her humanity-less self, and vamps toward herself, ensuring that she burns and turns to ash. Her humanity has regained control.

Hope awakens from the astral projection spell and stands in her cell, her humanity back in control. However, behind the doors of the cell, she sees her humanity-less self who questions if she really thought she got rid of her. Hope tells her that she shouldn't be so cocky because she's in control. Humanity-less Hope warns her that the war between them isn't over.

In I Wouldn't Be Standing Here If It Weren't For You, MG brings her a blood bag, despite them supposed to be starving her out, but he empathizes with the hunger. With her back to him, she turns to him and apologizes for the things she's done, and for what she's done to Lizzie. MG accepts her apology, explaining that all that matters is that she's here. He also tells her that Lizzie's returned to the school as well and has also done things. Hope inquires about that, but MG doesn't have anything to tell her. Lizzie's been avoiding everyone since her return, but he's gathered that she's helped Ben raise his father. MG wants to go get the keys to release her but she refuses. If he lets her out, he'll be letting out her dark side, too. She explains that though she's in control of her body, but not her mind, she believes she's still here. She doesn't want to be let out until she's sure that she's gone. MG questions how they're supposed to do that, but that's still something she has to figure out for herself. MG relents and accepts her wishes. He leaves, obliging her request for new clothes. With MG gone, her dark side reappears to her, asking if she really thought she believed her gone.

As Hope consumes the blood bag, her dark side appears to her. She questions if she's going to talk, but her dark side knows what she's trying to do. If she can get her talking, then she'll figure out why she's still here. If she needs a sounding board to figure out her problem, she's going to have to look elsewhere as she doubts anyone will be as forgiving as MG. Lizzie however appears at the cells, asking if they can talk.

Lizzie talks to Hope. She's between a rock and a hard place and believes that everyone is going to think the "sire bond" is just an excuse because they have no idea how intense it can be since none of them have ever had one. She basically willed herself free from it, which is rare, but also assumes she'll get no credit for that either. Hope snaps at her, telling her it's a bad time for them to talk. However, Lizzie points out that she's locked in a cell and her schedule is wide open. She tells her that she's the only one she can talk to about it since she's regained her humanity. Hope knows they need to talk and that she owes her an apology, but it needs to wait. The dark, humanityless version of her is still hanging around, and she needs to get rid of her before she gets stronger. Lizzie gets pushy with her, asking how long it will take because her whole life is on pause until she can find a way to explain what happened to everyone. Hope chimes in, telling her that they both made some really stupid and self-destructive choices and, instead of apologizing, she wants people to understand and excuse her. They bicker over the things they've done, such as Lizzie working with Aurora to raise the gods, which she points out as an effort to fix her mistakes. Hope points out that she wanted to kill her, only for Lizzie to remind her that she actually did kill her and put her father into a coma. Hope explains that it wasn't her choice because her humanity was off, but she has to live with the consequences and while the worst version of her is still here. Tipping the argument, she tells Lizzie that the worst version of her is just her. Lizzie scoffs at her remark and leaves. With Lizzie gone, her dark side notes how impressive that was as if it was almost her talking for a second and that maybe she's getting stronger.

Hope sits on the cell floor, drawing a sigil. Her dark side tells her that it's not going to work and that if there were a spell to get rid of a magical alter ego, she would have done it when she was in control. She quips back, thinking she wasn't going to talk to her, but she clarifies. She doesn't have to do anything to win. The world's in crisis, and she managed to push away the only person willing to talk to her. Deep down, she knows what's coming. She knows of the battle simulations, and, even if she beats the gods, she can't save her friends and some of them will die. Just like Landon and just like every other person that she's lost. She proposes that she doesn't have to feel any of that. If she lets her out, she'll make it all go away. Hope takes a moment and considers her offer, but Lizzie comes back and admits that she was right. She was worrying about herself when she has a bigger problem, though she believes she can help.

Lizzie has an ornate box and passes it to Hope through the cell. Hope muses if they're going to use a jewelry box to get rid of her dark side. Lizzie explains that the box isn't important, but the spell is. Emma taught it to her when she was young. The spell is to help her to release things, specifically, what she's afraid of. Though Hope appreciates the box and spell, her problem is her dark side. Lizzie gives her a bit more insight and believes that her dark side isn't the one holding on to; she is. It's a defense mechanism, and believes that her dark side is just that. Hope finds that explanation to be ridiculous but Lizzie continues. She was so angry and mad at Hope and not because she hated her. She idolized Hope. A part of her thought that she would never want to be friends with her, so she pushed her away. She points out that she did the same when she had to kill Landon and her humanity switched off. Her dark side scoffs at the thought, believing that won't get rid of her. Hope now thanks otherwise and asks Lizzie to show her the spell.

Hope questions how the spell works. Lizzie instructs her to concentrate on what she's afraid of and to imagine filling the box with it. Her dark side attempts to taunt her, telling her that the gods are coming and when they're dead, she'll be coming back to her. Lizzie attempts to get Hope to separate her fear and anger while her darkness pushes her further, that her friends will die remembering the worst version of her. Hope realizes why she's holding on to her. The lights flicker and the box shakes as her darkness dissipates into it. Speeding around to the next part, she wants her to picture her fear transforming into something beautiful and they repeat the spell together. The box opens and a butterfly flutters out. All they have to do now is watch it slowly fade away. Hope speeds up the process by casting incendia, just in case.

Outside, a crack of thunder and a crash of lightning rings out over the grounds that signal Ken's arrival at the school. With a booming voice, he demands for them to hand over his traitorous daughter. If they refuse to hand her over, they'll all die. She and Lizzie make their way and find Alaric, Ethan, and MG discussing their options. Their timing is perfect because she already knows what she must do.

Hope knocks out everyone in the school with a sleep spell, much to Lizzie's confusion. Lizzie was right about her and what she said about her dark side. She was holding on to her because she was scared of losing them all. From the moment that she became immortal, a part of her knew that she was going to outlive everyone she loved and figures that triggered stuff about her parents. She didn't want to feel that pain again. She knows she'll have to eventually but that doesn't have to be today. Lizzie wonders if this means she's reverting to her martyr-complex because she can't face a god alone. Extending a pinky finger, she asks Lizzie to stick with her until the bitter end. They'll face Ken together.

Hope approaches Ken, alone, though he's surprised to not see his daughter. Hope declares herself as Klaus Mikaelson's daughter, though that name means nothing to him. Hope elaborates that her father stood for family above everything. This school is her family. If Ken want to hurt them, then he'll have to go through her. He's almost insulted. A little girl to challenge a god. Hope creates fire in the palm of her hand and blasts it at Ken, however it's unaffected. Magic doesn't work on a god. Hope knows this, but it can be very distracting. Lizzie appears behind him and siphons from him, but she's overwhelmed and blown back by a gust of wind. Turning from her, he strikes Hope down with a bolt of lightning, sending her flying through the air. With Hope down, he turns his attention to Lizzie and she's unable to help. Picking her up by the throat, he throws her into the school gates, impaling her in the stomach.

With his great power, Ken kicks Hope around like a ragdoll, but doesn't understand why she won't die. Hope quips that it's kind of her thing, but Ken reassures her that nothing is unkillable and even she will prove a disappointing adversary. Before he can strike her down with her own sword, Jen approaches her father, telling him to stop. If he leaves them alone, she'll go with him. Ken accepts and approaches her. Grabbing her by the shoulders, they're transported away in a bolt of lightning. Hope falls unconscious and tended for by Cleo and Kaleb.

In Limbo, Hope finds Landon saying goodbye to his mother as she makes her way to Peace with the Ferryman. Surprised to see her, Landon rushes towards her and they embrace in a tight hug.

In Into the Woods, Hope embraces Landon, though he doesn't understand how she's in Limbo. She explains that she got into a fight, though that surprises Landon as he didn't think anything could hurt her bad enough to send her to Limbo. She reassures him that she's not dead and will heal, but she fought a god. This is new information to Landon as he's missed a lot since being in Limbo. Before they can continue their conversation, the Ferryman climbs back on to the dock after having ferried Seylah to Peace. Landon explains that he controls Limbo, including who does and doesn't belong here and for how long. Since she is immortal, he doesn't think he'll allow her to remain. Hope is already familiar with him, having met when she transitioned into the tribrid. However, then he didn't mind her sticking around; now is a different situation. Wielding his scythe, he motions towards Hope.

The Ferryman raises his scythe, though Hope refuses to dive into the river to leave Limbo. Landon corrects her, believing that the Ferryman intends to stab her. Regardless, Hope threatens to break every one of his bones and makes her way towards him. Landon gets between them, explaining there's no beating the Ferryman. Hope mistakes this for him being on the Ferryman's side, but he isn't. He explains that using her fists is what got her into this situation and, knowing her, assumes that she fought the god all on her own. She corrects him, citing that Lizzie helped. Landon continues. People come to Limbo to learn a lesson, not to repeat the same mistakes. She questions if what she's planning is a mistake then it won't work and confronts the Ferryman. Landon doesn't stop her as it depends on whatever she's planning. The Ferryman raises the scythe intending to strike Hop; however, she grabs the scythe, taking it from him. Spinning around, she strikes the Ferryman with his own scythe and he vanishes into smoke. Hope intends to change the rules of Limbo and asks if he's with her. Asking what she had in mind, she tells him that she wants to find a way to bring him back with her so that she won't have to fight alone.

As they make their way back to the school, Landon tells her that he doesn't know where the scythe sent him. After all, the Ferryman is death and they probably don't have long before he comes back. Hope makes her way to her buried weapons stash since Limbo mirrors their world. If the Ferryman uses the scythe to send their souls to where he wants them, then she would prefer him not to get it back and she'd prefer something she's a bit more familiar with. Landon questions why she stole the weapons in the first place. Hope reluctantly tells him about what happened when she had to kill him and her humanity shut off. However, Alaric had already filled him in when she put him into a coma. She thought he would have been mad, after everything he had to give up. Landon, however, is always on her side and he'd do it all again. She assumes that he was involved in bring Dr. Saltzman back to life, but it was more of a team effort.

Landon brings Hope to the warehouse, knife in hand. Landon tells her to put it away as he and the Necromancer have a rapport. Hope finds being a peace facilitator odd since he's the Necromancer again, though he points out that wasn't by his choice. As they make their way through the warehouse, they find a bloody pentagram. The Necromancer makes his entrance, surprised to find Hope Mikaelson in Limbo. Landon begins to explain what's going on, but it doesn't matter to the Necromancer, though he's glad she's here and grabs her and embraces her in a hug. He finds the situation poetic. Two lovebirds reunited in death. Landon expresses that they would like to remain united and why they need him. However, the Necromancer wants to tear them apart by his hand. He pushes Landon into the pentagram and he's surrounded by the Necromancer's dark magic and he vanishes.

The Necromancer rejoices in his apparent victory. Hope takes the knife and plunges it into the Necromancer's forehead. He takes the knife and pulls it out, though Hope takes it, twists his arm and places the knife to his neck. She's only getting started and demands to know where he sent Landon. He explains that he's sent him back to the real world, or what he imagines what's left of it. Hope is confused as to why he would do that but the Necromancer tells her that he's found his groove in Limbo. He met Landon's mother and immediately fell in love with her. Unbeknownst to him, she's only just gone to Peace and Landon helped her to cross over. Inadvertently, he's helped Landon which is why they were there in the first place. The Necromancer denies this. His plan was perfect. Remove Landon and he couldn't stand in his way. Then she turned up in Limbo, meaning she was dead and he'd be stuck there. Hope questions that he should be able to sense whether or no she's dead. The Necromancer takes a moment and realizes all too late that Hope is still very much alive and has been blinded by love. Hope is also feeling something. It's gratitude because she no longer needs his help.

Hope returns to the dock, finding that the Ferryman has also returned. She's also brought his scythe back as a peace offering and even apologizes to him, noting that she can be intense when it comes to saving Landon. However that won't be a problem now and she's ready to return. The Ferryman turns and faces her with Landon in his grip. She doesn't understand why he's back in Limbo. The Ferryman reaches out towards Hope and she offers that if he wants his scythe back he's going to have to release Landon. Landon, however, points out that he doesn't believe he needs it. Hope also points out that he thought the Necromancer would send him back home, though Landon confirms he did just that. As they argue, Landon forces the Ferryman's grip to release him. He tells her that he doesn't know why the Ferryman has brought him back to Limbo because it didn't work that way with Dr. Saltzman. However, he was at the school and he knows what's going on. He's also figured out the lesson they're supposed to learn. Hope refuses to listen if that lesson is anything but them leaving Limbo together. If he's decided to give up, she wants him to stay out of her way until she can figure out how to bring them both back. Hope breaks the scythe and tosses it into the lake and vamps away leaving him and the Ferryman on the dock. The Ferryman snarls at Landon. In kind, he tells the Ferryman to let him talk to her.

Landon finds Hope in the Salvatore School library going through several grimoires. She reminds him that she told him to stay away, but he wonders if she's going to ask about what he saw in the real world. If he's going to try and convince her otherwise, she doesn't want to hear it. He tells her that their friends are in need of her help. Hope doesn't want to hear it. The last time she helped, she died, became the tribrid, killed Malivore and became a monster herself. Just as fate deemed it. Landon believes that's the lesson she's come here to learn. He tells her that she has to go back without him. She doesn't accept that. He knows he's asking a lot, but when he was at the school he overhead Dr. Saltzman and Professor Vardemus' conversation. They believe that Ken is going to return to the school for her. For a god, she believes him to be dumb because she believes he can't kill her. Regardless, the school is preparing to fight him, again, for her. Hope comments that they'll lose and Landon believes this too, unless she's there to fight with them. Hope believes that even if she's there, some of their friends will die which means more death, grief, loss, that she'll have to carry with her for the rest of my life. Landon reiterates that she thought she was fated to die. Hope points out that she did, but Landon reminds her that she's still here, The Ferryman wouldn't be trying to send her back if she weren't. That is the fate she has to accept; to be the one that lives. Landon pulls out the blade of the scythe and asks her to help him one last time.

Hope wonders if this is Landon's fate; convincing people to move on. He muses that it's to Peace and not the real world. Hope points out that means he's always going to be the one left behind. Landon claims it as a moral victory, at least. They always thought their fates were so similar. She has always been told what she was destined to be in her entire life and he's always had to wonder. He wishes the answer was being with her, but if it can't be, then at least he knows where he belongs. He'll also know she won't be alone where she is. He's good with that. Hope gives him one condition; it's his turn to stab her. Landon doesn't think he can, but like when they stepped into the Malivore pit, they'll do it together. They embrace in a final kiss as they push the Ferryman's scythe into Hope and she vanishes.

Hope wakes and finds Alaric and Ben going over battle scenarios with a chess board and the manticulum. She points out they're not using their queen, which is a big mistake. She's the most dangerous piece. Alaric notes that she wasn't on the board, but it's good that she's awake now. He tells her that Ben's on their side now, though he leaves at Alaric's behest. Hope assumes things are going just as good as the last time, and while Ben does slightly enhance their chances, it's still not great. She tells him that Landon says hi, learning she was in Limbo. It's a long story but the moral of which is that there are some battles they can't win alone. Alaric places the queen back on the board, glad to have her back. The next move is hers.

In By the End of This, You'll Know Who You Were Meant to Be, Alaric calls together a squad meeting with her, Lizzie, MG, Jed, and Ben in attendance. Thanks to Cleo's vision they know that Ken is planning an attack on the school, but the good news is they get to choose the field of battle. With a map and chess pieces they strategize their battle plan. Hope knows he's after her and she'll draw him to a field. Ben points out that the tree line will prevent him from using lightning strikes. Hope also has a backup plan. Should they fail, they'll have a fallback. Jed questions if she thinks they're going to lose but Hope believes they won't. Either way, they need to stop him. Alaric continues to explain how Ben told them about a mixture the Spartans used to harm the gods."White fire and brimstone," otherwise, phosphorus and sulfur. If they can rig the whole meadow for a chain reaction and get Ken in the middle, the explosion will likely incapacitate him. While Cleo gets more intel, Alaric instructs the witches and vampires to get the minerals. Ben will show the wolves how to set up the bomb before they have to report to the bunker for the full moon. Jed questions why they're trusting Ben again and Alaric explains that he's proven to him that he's on their side. Lizzie figures out that whoever triggers the explosion, they're not likely to get clear in time, even at vamp speed. Hope confirms her suspicion and MG wonders who will do that. Hope refuses to give an answer, just that she's working on it. Ben offers that perhaps Ethan could use his powers, but Lizzie only tells them that he can't. MG continues that they can't offer an explanation until they talk to him about it first. With the meeting over, Alaric retires to his office, but Hope has something else for him to do.

Hope trains with Alaric, instructing him to keep his weight back because he can't pivot like he used to. Alaric retorts that he can do much of anything like he used to. Hope reminds him that's why they're here. As they go again, Alaric collapses to the ground. Hope offers a hand, but he hands her his training batons. Had she quit on him during their training sessions, he would've gotten a quote from "The Art of War". Alaric gets up off the ground and though he appreciates her efforts, they both know where things are heading. He questions if she ran every part of her plan through the Manticulum and wants to know what it said when asked about the last move. However, he already knows. She didn't ask that because she didn't want to hear the answer but he knows it has to be him. Hope immediately refuses, but to him, it's the only part that makes sense. He won't be useful in any other part of the fight. Hope knows this because she's the one who put him in that position. Hope can't let something worse happen to him because of her, that's not fair. Alaric tells her that none of what's coming is fair and that's what Landon was trying to tell her. She has to stay alive, but not everyone else will. The more she keeps avoiding that truth, the more people she puts at risk. Hope believes she's doing the opposite, but Alaric explains that she's not. She's using the explosion as the fallback plan and she's on defense, when that should be their first, best option. If they do that, they're guaranteeing that someone's going to die. Alaric poses the opposite. Should it work, they could save many more lives. Just because everyone keeps telling her that she needs to accept death, doesn't mean she has to choose it. Alaric wants her to prove it, to use the Manticulum and ask the question.

Hope returns to Alaric's office and uses the manticulum, but is interrupted by Lizzie. She wants to know if she's figured out who the triggerman is going to be. Hope is still working things out and notices something off with Lizzie. She tells Hope that MG told her that he loves her. Hope wants to know what she said, if that she said it back. All Lizzie did was freeze and say nothing, then she had to help with Ethan. She admits that she chickened out again and ran away. It's weird because it's like she doesn't even want to ask herself the question. Parroting Alaric's earlier comment to her, Hope poses the same answer, explaining that she's maybe afraid of getting an answer. Once you have one, nothing's going to be the same. Lizzie asks how she knew, but Hope tells her she's been avoiding the same part of the battle plan because she didn't want to know who they were going to lose. In the end, she asked the question. She hates this, but believes she should know who it is and hands her a slip of paper from the Manticulum.

Hope calls Alaric into his own office. He assumes he's right about the plan and Hope confirms that their best chance is triggering the god bomb up front. Alaric knows this isn't going to be easy for her and she's experienced more loss than anyone her age should ever have to. He's lost people he's loved in every way imaginable–long and drawn out, sudden and unexpected. None of them are good. He tells her that the worst is when you have regret. When you were unable to say the things that you needed to say. The rest you can't control and you have to make the most out of the time you have left together. Hope tells him that he'll have to take his own advice. She explains that he was right about the strategy, but wrong about who should trigger the explosion. It's not him, but Lizzie. It makes sense. If Lizzie can siphon Ken at the exact moment of explosion, she can weaken him. Maybe even kill him, if they're lucky. Lizzie is a hybrid and she has the best chance of surviving, admittedly, it's not really much of one. Alaric is silent and reads through the Manticulum output. He's at a loss for words but refuses to accept this. She can't ask her to do this, but Hope already has. Before she gave an answer, she needed to call her mom and Josie to decide. Alaric tells her there's no need, because he's telling her what she's deciding. Hope reprimands him, telling him this is not his choice. It's hers and deep down, he knows that. This is his daughter, but Hope retorts that everyone here is someone's son, someone's daughter, or father. Winning is how they save as many people as possible, and Lizzie is their best chance. Lizzie interrupts their conversation and asks if Alaric can give her a minute to speak to Hope and he leaves the room without a fight.

Hope continue her discussion with Lizzie about their options. Lizzie tells her that if it's her or her father, then she's sure about her decision. She muses the thought of living to the day where Hope Mikaelson doesn't rush in haphazardly sacrifice herself. Hope wonders if she should speak to Alaric for her, but Lizzie wants to break the news. As they make their way to the Grand Hall, they're greeted by the other students and Alaric with a pre-victory party. He's figured they could use a little pick-me-up and spend some time making memories with the people they love.

During the party, Hope stands in front of Alaric and the students, including MG, Lizzie, Finch, and Jed preparing a speech. Though this is hard for her, she just wanted to take a moment to say how much they all mean to her. She's a better person because of their friendship, love, and their belief in her. It's been the honor of her life to fight by their side. Hope wants everyone to raise a glass, to make a toast to the families that they've made. To the people that their families help them become. She's sure they're going to win.

In This Can Only End in Blood, Hope appears behind Ken, mocking him by saying she wouldn't bother praying to a god as they tend to suck. Her unexpected appearance surprises him and he questions why she's come. Hope explains that Cleo told her that only one person has to die. She's come to accept his terms. As self-sacrificing as it is, it's also disappointing. However, Hope has actually come to issue her own challenge, according to the Old Ways. Trial by single combat. Between her and him. Ken assumes that Ben has informed her of their customs. Hope confirms that he has and that once a challenge is issued, it can't be refused. She proposes to start the battle in two hours at the school. He accepts, but decides why wait when she's here, now. He takes the spear and lunges it towards her; however, instead of the spear impaling her, it goes through her and strikes a bearing wall behind her. Jen compliments her on her sweet move, while Hope assumed Ken would try something so shady, hence the astral projection. She tells him she'll see him on the battlefield and disappears.

Hope awakens, as Alaric watches over her body, with the astral projection complete. He asks how it went, and she confirms that Ken has taken the bait. Now it's time for them to go to war.

Downstairs, the students hold a vigil for Kaleb. MG places a candle down in his honor and vamps away. Hope stands in the back as he leaves.

Hope joins Ben to go through their weapons armory. She wants him to pick a good one since she's about to duel a god. Ben picks up a sword and easily snaps the metal in two, claiming not that one and how their school's armory leaves a lot to be desired. Despite this shortcoming, warriors are the ones that win battles, not the weapons. Sadly, they've lost one of their best warriors. Ben wonders if she doubts her plan. She retorts that he's been in battle more than any of them and he should know what happens to plans, especially when an enemy shows up. In Ben's experience, the worst plans can overcome the best, so long as those fighting believe in it as well as the person leading them. Hope laughs at his remark, but he reassures her that her friends have faith in her and she should have it in herself. She just has to trust her instincts.

With the battle nearing, Alaric and Hope discuss their plan in the meadow. When Ken arrives, she'll need to keep him busy until Lizzie can vamp in, siphon him, and trigger the explosion. Best-case scenario, it results in his painful and permanent demise. However, should he survive, then Jed and Ben will lead the vampires and the werewolves out of the woods to finish him off. Hope points out that just leave him and he assures her that he'll hang back and support them with cover fire, so long as his leg holds up. They're as ready as they'll ever be, though there's just one final thing. He pulls her into a hug and she hugs him back. The sky darkens and thunder rolls through the clouds. Hope tells him to get into position as the show is about to start.

In the meadow, a bolt of lightning crashes into the ground and dissipates. Aurora emerges from the dust with the spear. Aurora greets Hope, wondering if she expected someone else. To her surprise, it appears that she's switched sides. Lizzie was sure that she'd change. Aurora commentates that none of them really change and that they are who they are. She can't stop being a Mikaelson, so much so she can't stop hating everything that they stand for. Hope muses if they could skip the monologue to the part where she tells her why Ken didn't show up. She explains that he sent her in his place, though Hope retorts about him having no honor. Aurora finds her hypocrisy adorable as it's clear she's planned to cheat and laid a trap for him. She can hear all of them in the woods, the wolves and their very loud heartbeats. That's the Klaus Mikaelson in her. Ignoring her own hypocrisy and doing whatever it takes to win. Branding the spear, she tells her that she's not the only one who can cheat. In the woods, Hope listens in as the wolves scream out in pain. She demands to know what she's done, but it's completely out of Aurora's hands. Aurora attempts to goad her into helping her friends, but Hope ignores her. Her friends can handle themselves. Her fight is here, with her.

Hope and Aurora face off against one another. Hope matches Aurora strike for strike, but believes that she's made a mistake bringing a spear to their battle. Hope casts incendia in an attempt to destroy the spear, but it has no effect on it. Aurora explains that it was forged with god magic which renders her witchcraft useless. Hope believes they're evenly matched, but Aurora doubts that. She manages to strike Hope with the spear, though Hope believes she's had worse injuries. As they continue to trade blows, Hope falls to her knees, her wound spreading like an infection. Aurora explains that the sensation she's feeling is Red Oak making its way through your bloodstream to your heart. Nature's way of telling her that she's overstayed her welcome and that it's time to die.

Hope leans on her back on the ground as thunder rumbles overhead. Aurora knows Ken is coming and they need to make this quick. Hope begs her not to do this. Killing her won't fix the past, nor will it erase the pain that she's experienced. Aurora believes otherwise. She's been under her father's sway for centuries, desperate for even the smallest expression of love, only to be reminded time and time again of his cruelty. She's been caught in an endless cycle, until now. His line ends with her; the last vestige of Klaus Mikaelson wiped from the world forever. Aurora strikes down the spear, aiming for her head, but Hope stops it between the palms of her hands. She retorts that her father was pretty hard to get rid of, and so is she. She pulls the spear forward beside her and kicks Aurora through the air; she's been fooled by her ruse. Aurora attempts to get up off the ground, but Hope casts a spell to immobilize her in place. It's now time to end this.

Hope stands over Aurora's immobilized body. This cycle of revenge always leads to more violence. It's how her father lived most of his life and she is her father's daughter. Hope stabs the spear into the ground next to her body, telling her that is not all he was capable of. Casting another spell, she frees Aurora, much to her surprise. Hope explains that this is her trusting her instincts and believing that she's not too far gone. The people can change. There was a side to her father that she never saw. One that was decent, kind, and loving. He knew he couldn't make up for his past sins, but he still tried. He didn't want pain and suffering to be all that he left behind and neither did she. Extending a hand, she asks Aurora to break the cycle and Aurora accepts her hand.

A bolt of lightning strikes the Earth and Ken emerges from the dust. He demands to know what is going on, if she's having more doubts. Aurora vamps to his side with the spear in tow. She claims it was a ruse and tells him that the weapon is effective. This will be a much heralded day in his legend. Hope scoffs and questions if Ken really sent her into battle not knowing if his weapon would work. She could have been killed. Hope begs Aurora not to do this and that she saw real doubt in her eyes. Ken commands her to be silent, that her opportunity was wasted with mercy. Hope ignores Ken, still attempting to reach Aurora. She was worth trying to reach even if her brother, Klaus, or Ken never saw it. Ken has had enough. Hope picks back up her sword and the two begin to fight.

Hope and Ken match blows against one another until Hope struggles to fight through the pain. Ken lands another blow and she tumbles to the ground. Soon she'll be too weak to fight while he's only just getting started. Hope stands and manages to kick him backwards, but Ken only believes that she is delaying the inevitable as he's already decimated her cavalry. He claims no one else is coming to help her and lands another blow. In a strange way, he's done her a favor. He admits that she could have been worshiped as a god, but she chose to bind her fate to lesser creatures and that her attachments were her weakness. Hope stands and faces Ken, refusing his claims. Her friends have made her stronger. Ken doesn't understand how, but as she claims, monsters rarely do. Aurora stands watching events unfold, not willing to intervene. With end in sight, Ken creates lightning in the palm of his hand and strikes Hope, sending her flying through the air. Ken approaches her, claiming the end of the legend of the tribrid, the legacy of Klaus, forever. As Hope struggles to stand, Ken raises the spear to land a killing blow. As he brings the spear down, Aurora vamps in front of Hope as the spear's end plunges into her chest. Hope braces her as Aurora stares Ken down. Confronted with her betrayal, he removes the spear. Hope takes the opportunity to vamp Aurora to safety at the Old Mill.

Hope lays Aurora on the ground, laying her head in her lap. She tells Aurora to hold on and that she can heal her. Before she can bite her wrist, Aurora stops her and tells her that it won't work. The spear is forged with god magic. Hope compresses the wound and sits with her. Aurora tells her she was right about her. Aurora loved her father as much as she hated him. His spirit, his indomitable will. She wanted him to change for her, but she wasn't enough. Hope was, though. Klaus changed for her and she saw in her everything that she couldn't have. Aurora tells her how sorry she is. Hope apologies back for not seeing this side of her sooner and for what she had done to her. They're all complicated and Hope has the very best parts of Klaus in her. She tells her that she did too little too late, but she can do more. Removing her hand, she encourages her to go and finish this and to never forget who she is. Aurora succumbs to the fatal wound and dies.

Coming back to the battlefield, Lizzie has detonated the explosion, though Ken still stands. Hope instructs them to get them to safety and she'll handle him. Lizzie tells her she's in no shape to fight, but Hope refuses to listen. Lizzie stops her and siphons off her wounds, allowing her to heal. Completely recovered, Hope advances to face Ken. He admits that he underestimated her, but it won't happen again. Even in his weakened state, she won't be able to kill him. It won't stop her from trying and she telekinetically grabs her sword. Ken claims she will die alone, but Lizzie stands beside her, joining the fight. MG, Kaleb, and Jed appear by their sides, joining them as well. She's not alone and the five of them face off against Ken. Lizzie doesn't understand how they're back, and Jed tells her it's a long story. Kaleb will fill them in once they defeat Ken. Ken is still confident in his abilities as this changes nothing. They will all die. Hope commands Kaleb for the first strike and he unleashes dragon-fire. Ken easily stops it, unaffected by Kaleb's assault. Lizzie vamps behind Ken and screams out for them to take the spear as she siphons from him. Kaleb, MG and Jed rush Ken and grapple with the spear, though their combined strength pales to Ken, even in his weakened state. He slams the spear into the ground, releasing a shockwave of energy that sends the four of them flying into the air. As they scramble on the ground, fear covers their faces as Ken has had enough. They are children and cannot kill a god. Setting his sights for Hope, he raises the spear and launches it at her. Unwilling to move, the spear stops just shy of her heart, surrounded in a yellow glow. Ken, as much as Hope, is surprised and doesn't understand what is happening and demands what treachery this is. Cleo comes and claims the spear for herself and clarifies this is her judgment as a Fury. Ken demands to know what she's deemed him guilty of, but she retorts for being a dick. His punishment is Hope and she vamps behind him. Turning to face her, Hope reiterates that it takes god magic to kill a god. Using the might of her physical powers, she kicks Ken through the air as Cleo raises the spear. Ken is impaled in the back by his own weapon. She hopes he rots in hell as he takes his final breath. Dead, Ken's body explodes in a fiery burst of light. Jed, MG, Hope, Lizzie, Kaleb, and Cleo stand in victory as the clouds dissipate. MG and Lizzie and Kaleb and Cleo embrace one another in hugs as they break and embrace everyone.

Later that night by the dock, she and Lizzie pays their respect to Aurora with a Viking funeral in the lake. Hope explains that Aurora finally admitted that she loved her father and she deserves the honor, especially after the sacrifice she made. She asks if Lizzie would like to say anything. Their relationship was complicated, but she taught her that complicated doesn't mean broken. She really hopes that she finds Peace. Hope agrees and, joining hands, the two cast incendia, setting Aurora's body on fire.

In Just Don't Be a Stranger, Okay?, the Salvatore School holds a memorial service for Ethan on the front lawn of the grounds. Lizzie comforts MG, embracing him in a hug. Hope places a single red rose at an altar with his picture. Cleo finds and embraces Kaleb in a hug. Wade also comforts Pedro with a heartfelt hug. Alaric exits the school and watches over all his students mourning their friend's sacrifice.

Hope retrieves the spear out from under her bed as Finch knocks and enters her room. She has a package for her that Wade signed for from New Orleans. Opening up the box, it's the urn that holds her father's ashes. Finch is taken aback by the box's contents, wondering if it's what she thinks it is. Hope confirms it's her father's ashes and elaborates on how he funded the school so that she'd always have a place to call him. She plans to honor that by scattering the ashes on the school's grounds. Finch comments on how nice that is and glad that she gets to do that. Hope wonders if she's doing okay or if she's heard anything from Josie. She hasn't and she thought she would have found her way back to the school by now. Finch also tells Hope that Josie told her not to wait for her, she doesn't really know her role at the school without her. Looking to help, Hope asks her what she should do with Ken's spear–it's the only weapon on Earth that can kill her. Hope reasons that it cannot be destroyed and if she leaves it out in the open then people are going to come for it. If she hides it, then she's the only person who knows where it is. Finch believes that to be a good thing, but Hope believes that it's not if she was to ever lose her way again. Hope believes that no one should have that power, especially a Mikaelson.

Over the PA system, Alaric calls the students to report to the Grand Hall for assembly. Pedro, Wade, Finch, Hope, Cleo, Kaleb, Lizzie, and MG with all of the other students gathered, Alaric thanks them for being there. He begins with how he made Ethan's mother a promise, just like all of their parents when they enrolled, that he'd care for them as his own. However, they're here memorializing yet another student and that is not what the school was meant to be. The school was founded with a single mission: To create a safe space for young supernaturals. He comes to the conclusion that, in reality, it's anything but safe and achieving his mission statement has proven impossible. He declares that he can no longer keep his promise and informs the students that the Salvatore School must close. Murmurs rattle throughout the students and Hope stands in protest, however, it does nothing to sway Alaric. He has nothing more to say, except that he's sorry, and leaves the Grand Hall, leaving Hope, as well as all the others in attendance, shocked.

Hope argues with Alaric in his office, believing he's out of his mind. She goes on to say that he can't make this decision without consulting anyone. Alaric quips that he has, but Hope is offended because he didn't consult her. Had he, she would have told him that they need this place–she needs this place. Out of everyone in the school, Alaric is most confident that she can find a new path. Hope doesn't want a new path, considering she just got back on this one. Alaric has made his decision. This path leads to dead kids and, as a bourbon drinker, just because something feels good doesn't make it right. He tells her that saying goodbye to the school will hurt, but each day, it will get better. If they continue doing what they have been doing, the pain will only get worse. Hope is furious, proclaiming that the school doesn't need to close, just that it needs a headmaster that can handle the pressure. With her peace said, she leaves.

Hope returns to her room, lost. Seeing her father's urn, she gathers a few supplies, candles, chalk and a knife. With her grimoire and preparations made, she positions herself the sigil with a photo of her and Landon, cutting her handle to offer a few drops of blood. Hope begins to cast her spell.

As she continues the spell, Landon appears behind her. He claims it's been a minute since he's been summoned and quips that she's become incredibly powerful. Hope can say the same about him, as he's the new "Ferryman" now. They've come a long way from milkshakes in the square. He asks what she needs. Hope comes clean and tells him that she needs to see her father and Landon quips that it's a "big" ask. Hope believes that her father is in Limbo, which the Necromancer said that he can't find Peace until she does. However, being honest, she believes she's the opposite of peaceful. Landon doesn't actually know that and Limbo's is kind of a big place. Hope doesn't understand, as the new ferryman, she believes it should be easier to find him than it was for him to send their friends back. Landon tells her that what he did came at a cost, one that being on the mortal plane is making him realize is steeper than he thought. Hope wants to know what the cost was and Landon tells her that he doesn't feel anything. At least not things he should–everything's muted and dull on this plane of existence. She asks about his feelings for her, specifically, but he doesn't answer. Based on her experience, she understands that the cost was his humanity. Landon doesn't believe it to be that simple. He knows that he loves her and that's about the only thing he's sure of. He wants to give this to her and asks why she needs to see her dad and wonders if it's worth losing yet another piece of him. On a surface level, she needs to figure out where his final resting place should be because the school is no longer an option. But going deeper, she just feels like she's screwed up so much recently. She believes if she can get this one thing right, then maybe she could fix everything else that's been broken. However, she tells Landon that it's not worth losing him again, not even a piece. She asks him to forget that she even asked; however, since he's here, she asks for something else. He nods and she embraces him in a hug until he disappears in her arms.

Later, Lizzie bumps into Hope in the hallway. Stopping her, she wants to know where she's going. Hope responds that she wants to be alone. Lizzie quips that there's no rush, considering they'll all be alone soon enough. However, if that's true, everyone wouldn't be looking at her the way they are, like she can find a way to keep the school open. Lizzie confesses that MG's gotten to her as well. Like her, she had a solid plan B, which was running away. That changed when she got a letter from Josie. Hope wonders what it said, but Lizzie hands her the letter because there's something in it for her as well.

Alaric sits in his office and contemplates signing paperwork for the dissolution of the school. While doing school, Hope barges in, questioning if he really had a witch put a barrier spell around his office. He admits that he bribed Pedro with a candy bar, but apparently overpaid considering she was able to get through it. Hope shuts the door with her magic and sits down to talk. He knows she's here to change his mind, but like he's telling everyone else, there's no point. Actually, Hope's come to thank him for helping bring back her humanity. Alaric doesn't take the credit, as it was Josie's idea but Hope already knows. Josie sent the talisman that Hope gifted her to her family in New Orleans and that's how her humanity was able to break through. It's spelled to make quiet things heard. Josie doesn't need it anymore and she asked her to give it to someone who does. Hope decides to give it to Alaric, just in case there's a little voice inside of his head trying to break through the fear. Alaric takes the necklace as Hope leaves his office.

Hope brings her father's ashes to the dock at the lake. She talks to him, telling him this place is special to her–where she comes to think, to cry when she needs to and even make out with her boyfriend. Truthfully, she just doesn't know if he'd think this place is special, too, and she's trying to make the right decision. If she scatters him here and the school shuts down, then they're just going to be ripped apart again, so she doesn't know what to do. She asks for a sign to guide her. Landon appears to her, apologizing for interrupting. Likewise, she apologizes for sending him on a fool's errand, but wonders if he's had any luck. Landon tilts his head no, but offers his hand as compromise. She joins him as he leads her away from the dock.

Landon brings her to the Old Mill. He's making her nervous with all of the suspense. First things first. Landon tells her that her father found Peace, which is great news, but also it's not. It means that he's not able to bring him to her, but he got to thinking. He's a metaphysical miracle and with their two brilliant, magical minds combined, they should be able to get her what she really needs. Landon has set up a screen, but Hope doesn't need to see Star Wars again, but Landon has something cooler. He recalls their Matrix marathon and their whole spine is not actually a spoon debate. He asks for her hand, which she gives, and he covers it with his other hand. Landon's hands begin to glow and the screen flashes to life with significant moments between her and Klaus. Hope is amazed and wonders how he's doing this, but all he tells her is that the screen is not a spoon. Ethan eventually appears on screen and greets her from Peace. He tells Landon that he believes this is what he wanted and hopes this works. He also thanks him because he was right–Peace is incredible–and he disappears. Hope wants him to come back, but Landon tells her to wait. Klaus appears to her from the screen. He muses what a gift it is to be able to leave her one last message. He tells her to carry it with her in the years to come. He wants her to know this–she will make mistakes in her life. That comes with being a Mikaelson. She will go through hard times, for no one with her power always knows how to use it properly. She will find love and lose it, for such is the burden of immortality. However, the most important thing about her life is for her to live it. She is his peace. He may regret a lot of things, but he doesn't regret a single moment he spent with her. He tells her how much he loves her, always and forever and disappears. With tears in her eyes, she turns to and thanks Landon.

That night, Hope returns to Alaric's office, still insisting that he can't close the school. He tries to interject, but she continues. She knows that things haven't gone the way he imagined, and maybe his mission statement has failed, but she concludes that makes him just like the rest of them. No matter what he founded it for, the Salvatore School is a place for second chances, to not be perfect. She may be the world's only tribrid, but she's still one of countless scared supernaturals around the world who need to be understood. She suggests that maybe their mission statement just needs to change, along with them. She tells him that she's finished and can talk, but not before informing him that he won't be changing her mind about this. He chuckles at her resistance and tells her that it won't be necessary; he's been thinking about the future, too. Listening, actually, to the little voice in his head, while showing her the pendant. She's right. Elated, Hope questions if he's keeping the school open. He responds, telling her yes and no.

Alaric addresses the school as they're meeting under happier circumstances. He announces that the Salvatore School won't be closing its doors. The students cheer and applaud the news. However, he continues, he will no longer be their headmaster, much to the students' concerned murmurs. He elaborates that the school's founding purpose was to protect them from the world, but now he believes the world will and must get to know them and their abilities. The truth is, they deserve to be known. With their permission, it would be his great honor to tell those stories by writing the definitive history of the supernatural beings he has come to know. So when that battle comes, they will all be better prepared, armed with the stories of the ones that they love, and those who they have lost along the way. He asks if there are any questions or objections and Wade stands. They probably all have the same question and ask who is going to be their new headmaster. Alaric promises to keep it in the Saltzman name and points to Caroline. The students turn to find her standing at the top of the stairs, admiring them all.

That night, Alaric packs up his Jeep, but not before being stopped by Hope. She thought he was leaving tomorrow, but that's the reason he's leaving now, while everyone's asleep. He's had enough goodbyes in his life, like her. She asks if he's going to be okay, but he turns the question on her. For the first time in a long time, she believes she will. He's happy and it proves that the school wasn't such a failure after all. Tearing up, Hope takes Alaric into a heart-felt hug and thanks him for being the second-best father she could have. In turn, Alaric thanks her for being the third-best daughter. Hope sees him off, as he leaves the Salvatore School.

The next morning, Hope packs up Ken's spear and drops it off with Wade in the mailroom. Wade asks where her package is heading and she intends to send it to Josie in Belgium. He jokes if it's ski poles or golf clubs, but in fact it's the only weapon that can kill her. He marks it as "fragile" but she's sure it's going to the right place.

At the dock, Hope speaks aloud, wishing he was here. Landon appears behind her, wondering if she's talking about him or her dad. Hope admits to both, she guesses, and Landon offers her a milkshake–Peanut Butter Blast with whipped cream on the bottom. It's nice to know that some things don't change, especially when everything else seems to. She asks if he's happy. He tells her that happiness is an emotion, so that's a tricky one to answer. However, he knows where he belongs when he's in Limbo. All he's ever wanted is a home. Hope tells him to not be a stranger. Caressing her cheek, he tells her that for as much as they've both changed, that's one thing they could never be. She'll always love him and he tells her that she'll forever know where to find him. They embrace in another hug and she tells him that it's time for one more goodbye and asks if he'll wait with her for another minute. The dead can wait, after all, and he takes his place beside her. Opening her father's urn and casting a spell, her father's ashes fly up into the air and out over into the lake.

At the start of a new semester, Hope dresses in her formal uniform. The Salvatore School opens their doors for the next class of supernatural beings to teach them how to be heroes. Wade plays red hands with Pedro until Caroline addresses the students, including Lizzie, MG, Finch, Cleo, and Kaleb, that first impressions last a lifetime. With the gentle reminder that many of them are immortal, she asks if Hope would do the honors. Hope turns and opens the doors, ushering in and welcoming the students home.

Personality

"I'm not scared. I'm a Mikaelson witch."
—Hope in High Water and a Devil's Daughter

Hope was born a fighter, having inherited Hayley's toughness and Klaus's tenacity, something both her parents pointed out when Hope was a baby. She was a very calm and happy baby, with Freya mentioning how Hope inherited her paternal family's resilience. She is also seemingly very intelligent, as she was able to use her magic to turn Camille's car on and off, saving her from immediate danger, all despite being a baby. As a young child, Hope was a kind and gentle girl. She had a sweet and innocent persona. She enjoyed helping innocent creatures and once used her magic to heal a butterfly's broken wing. She once expressed to her father that she was lonely, never having any other kids her own age to play with.

As a teenager, Hope was stubborn and brave as she was willing to put herself through extreme pain and possible death to get her mother back. Both Klaus and Caroline described Hope as smart, possibly too smart for her own good, like her father. Hope did whatever she could to protect her family and always offered to help save those she cared about or considered family, including Marcel. However, when Hope magically absorbed the Hollow's soul, the constant whispering nearly drove her insane. The only way she could end the madness was by committing acts of violence. With her father's assistance, she took her anger and frustration out on those she deemed guilty. Her desire to quell the voices by using violence and magic caused her to accidentally kill an innocent human, which triggered her werewolf curse. She struggled to come to terms with his death and referred to it as something that has stayed with her.

Hope struggles to forge meaningful connections with other people and make friends with the other students at the Salvatore School, not only because of her one-of-a-kind supernatural classification, but also because she's already endured a lifetime of grief and heartbreak. To her peers, she seems closed off. She is forgiving to MG when she thought he killed her boyfriend Landon. Due to her often disastrous past, she has resigned herself to isolation, considering it the path that will provide the least heartbreak in her life. She sees loneliness as less of a burden to bear than her formative experiences of loving so deeply and losing so terribly.[3] However, she has begun to open up more to people, tediously forming friendships and entering a romantic relationship. She is slowly becoming more optimistic that she will be happy.

Hope often puts her safety and life in danger to save others, making her a true hero. She is incredibly loyal to her friends, despite initial difficulties working with a team. She is independent and believes she can complete any task by herself, though she slowly becomes more willing to work with others. She made the impossible choice to become a tribrid as a way of saving thousands of people that she would never meet. She feared that becoming the tribrid would not only keep her locked in her trauma forever but that she wouldn't be capable of bearing the loss or guilt over killing Landon. The way she lived her life earned her the option of finding peace when she died. However, she chose to return to save everyone. Her choice became difficult when Malivore allowed Landon to resurface and communicate with Hope. With Landon's consent, she killed him to end Malivore's reign of terror. The act caused her to instantly flip her humanity switch.

The Mikaelsons reunite to lay Klaus to rest and appeal to Hope's humanity. She admits to feeling abandoned by them, citing their lack of involvement in her life. She expresses a desire to be close to her father by having his ashes near her. The admission allows her flickering humanity to break through, materializing in her mind as two separate entities. Hope gains the upper hand against her darker half, confessing that she needs to be worth the sacrifices her family made, and won't be if she keeps letting her darker half burn the world. She accepts that her intelligence, paired with the deep love and loyalty she has for her loved ones, is what makes her Klaus's daughter. After wise words from Landon on her fate being the one who lives, and learning a valuable lesson in Limbo, Hope returns with a new perspective. She realizes a need to be a team player and accept that she can't always be the martyr or hero. She also repairs her friendships and embraces her newfound status.

After defeating Ken and finding closure with Landon, Hope sees a message from her father who has finally found Peace. He wants her to live her life and understand that despite the inevitable hard times ahead, she's a Mikaelson and will survive. With the knowledge Klaus is okay, Hope finally lays him to rest and takes her fathers advice as she prepares for the next chapter of her immortal life.

Emotionless Hope

After being forced to kill the self-proclaimed love of her life, Hope's humanity switch flipped by itself to spare her the overwhelming emotions that would have followed. Hope admits that she feels free after turning it all off, as though she can finally be who she wants and go where she wants. Her life has been a cycle of love, lose, grieve, and repeat, but that's all gone now. She also has lost her desire to be around those who previously cared for her. She brutally attacks Alaric to send a message to her friends not to come after her. She states that she is her father's daughter, accepting that fact for the first time.

Her careless and reckless attitude continues, as she seeks to have fun and experiment with her new vampiric nature. Her newfound freedom allows her to dance with a bar patron, drink alcohol, and enjoy feeding in public. She tortures a Triad Industries henchman using throwing darts, a callous display of apathy. Hope's dedication to her family is also gone, as she doesn't want Rebekah's help or any of the other Mikaelson's to come for her. She turns away from them as she refuses to make the same mistakes her father did - caring about family or love. While cutting Rebekah out of her life, Hope exhibits a flicker of emotion when she admits that her father died because of her. However, she's finally free to live her life the way she chooses, a fact that seems to propel her choices. She blatantly puts the life of the now-human Ryan Clarke in danger for her amusement. Ryan believes she blew up his relationship, job, and life so he wouldn't have anywhere else to turn but her, as she doesn't want to be alone. He rejects her proposition and reminds her not to give up on her chosen family.

The only emotions Hope expresses are boredom and rage. She retains her sarcastic attitude but doesn't care about the consequences of her words or the impact they might have. This trait is exhibited most in her brutal displays of honesty. She quickly tires of MG's attempts to turn her humanity on but endures the school's efforts because of their pact. She grows bored when Cleo reads Landon's final letter, even lashing out at her and Finch. Hope fights Ethan, who she called her friend once, when he and Finch attempt to attack her. Hope expresses a desire to kill them for their indiscretion. Hope remains incapable of harming those she truly cared for when her humanity was on. A multitude of her choices demonstrates a sense of loyalty and some depth of care for her former friends.

The longer Hope's humanity is off, the more ruthless she becomes. She defeats a werewolf alpha with decapitation to inherit control over his pack, who are loyal to Triad Industries. She uses her alpha status to force them to give up the Triad vampire, despite a hex killing them when they do. When Hope's arrogance gets the better of her, Aurora switches their bodies. Hope is forced to work with Lizzie, who gives an emotional speech while trying to kill her. Hope pretends her humanity returns to trick Lizzie into helping her defeat Aurora. She successfully manipulates Lizzie into giving up information about the Red Oak stake and then crosses the proverbial line by snapping her neck to prove a point. After siring Lizzie, Hope realizes that she's made rash choices because she doesn't care about what happens to herself or anything and needs Lizzie to be her humanity compass. She uses the sire bond to force Lizzie to be her partner in crime.

When Lizzie betrays her, Hope grapples with her humanity as emotions such as betrayal and gratitude constantly threaten to surface. When forced to revisit her worst memory, transitioning into a tribrid and killing Landon, her humanity materializes as the Hope from that night. She refers to the humanity switch as a coping mechanism. As her humanity flickers, Hope's family rallies together to spark her humanity, using Klaus's overdue funeral as the event. Hope tries to push them away, insulting and threatening them whenever possible. She insults Freya for helping her complete her transition. She callously dismisses the chance to scatter her father's ashes, pointing out the trash can as a good resting place. They remind her of their love and how much they sacrificed for her, especially her father. Hope admits that she wants to keep her father's ashes close. The acceptance allows her humanity to appear, outsmart her, and ultimately stake her in a symbolic display of decimation.

Physical Appearance

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"Rebekah: She looks like her mother. Maybe there's a God after all.
Klaus: She has a hint of the Devil in her eyes — that's all me.
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Klaus and Rebekah about Hope in From a Cradle to a Grave

As a baby, Rebekah mentioned that Hope looked like her mother. On the other hand, Klaus blissfully implied that Hope inherited his eyes. As a baby, she had dirty-blonde hair and round dark-blue eyes. As a child, she had long auburn hair and light blue eyes. Her cheeks had little freckles scattered across them. She was seen in light-colored sleeveless dresses, that normally had flowers or other prints on them. Hope also had dimples in her cheeks.

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As a teenager, Hope is the shortest among her friends and peers, standing at 5'2" tall. She frequently wears heeled boots to accentuate her height or outfits. She has wavy auburn or dark brown hair that is seen in many styles. She has bright light-colored blue eyes and full lips. She wears relaxed yet edgy clothing that compliments her full, curvy figure. She is always seen wearing her mother's stone necklace, a Mikaelson family crest necklace, a wishbone necklace, and earrings. Caroline Forbes described her as beautiful. As a Labonair, Hope has a Crescent birthmark on her right shoulder, similar to that of her mother and distant relatives, Eve, Lana, and the Hollow.

After turning off her humanity and leaving the Salvatore School, Hope's wardrobe and fashion choices begin to expand. She wears primarily black or deep reds in the form of jumpers, boots, or jackets. She also experiments with her hair, wearing it in a top knot, a high ponytail, or crinkles for the first time. She also begins to wear more rings, hooped earrings, and less necklaces, having given her Mikaelson necklace to Rebekah. Hope also wears heavier makeup around her eyes and switches to a light red lipstick. She has more confidence and cockiness in her stance.

In her wolf form, Hope possesses white fur and has the typical glowing yellow eyes that come with Lycanthropy. In her vampire form, Hope maintains her golden yellow eyes but with an addition of vivid red at the inner corner on her irises. She gained black veins that cascade from her lower eyelids to just above her cheekbones.

Powers and Abilities

As the world's first hybrid of three supernatural species - a witch, a werewolf, and a vampire; the full extent or limits of Hope's powers are currently unknown.

However, as of There's Always a Loophole, Hope learns that she is not a cosmic mistake as she once thought. She is Nature's loophole that could be used against Malivore. Due to this, she can remember those that she previously knew and have been consumed by Malivore as well as heal others with her blood that have been shot with weaponized Malivore bullets.

According to Dahlia, as a firstborn of their bloodline, Hope has inherited great, but devastating power. Dahlia also notes that Hope's magic will be tainted by Klaus' vampire blood as well as the aggressive wolf temperament. Despite this, Genevieve states that Hope's magic is strong enough to fuel the French Quarter Coven's Ancestral magic for generations, while one of the Hollow's acolytes reiterates this sentiment when he states that Hope might be the greatest witch the world may ever know. As a fully transitioned tribrid, Hope did not lose her magic and can continue to practice witchcraft. However, while in transition, Hope briefly lost access to her magic, werewolf, and vampiric abilities and became more vulnerable than ever.

Prior to triggering her curse, she displayed some increased agility and grace, above that of a normal human. Since she has triggered her werewolf gene, she has gained all of the powers of lycanthropy. In The Tale of Two Wolves, with Hope's first transformation looming, Caroline questions that Crescent wolves could control their transformations. In response, Klaus states that the first transformation is a rite of passage and cannot be controlled. This implicates that her werewolf nature as an Evolved Werewolf with the ability of Transformation Control. However, in This is the Part Where You Run, Hope stated to Landon that her ability to control her transformation stems from her tribrid status, as like with other werewolf-vampire hybrids. Currently, whether it's the former or latter which grants her transformation control or additional abilities as an evolved werewolf, remains unknown. Additionally in The Tale of Two Wolves, Klaus explains that during werewolf transformations, the pain will make one want to delay the shift because that is all they believe they can handle. However, should one let the pain in, then it cannot break oneself. Following Klaus' instruction, Hope has accepted the pain during her transformation, thus it allows her to fully transform within a few minutes instead of a few hours. As a fully transitioned tribrid, Hope can transform from human to wolf form while magically maintaining her clothing. Her true form did not alter much, as she maintained her golden eyes, but with a hint of vivid red at the inner corner on her irises.

Before becoming an activated tribrid, her blood was able to heal her mother while in the womb as well as she's able to heal herself, such as when she sliced open her hand and stabbed her foot with a trash picker. Her blood can be used to sire new vampires and hybrids, the latter being an ability only possessed by the Original hybrid, her father, as well as to heal vampires from a werewolf bite. After activating her vampire side, Hope showed great proficiency in utilizing her vampire powers. At the Carnival of Vampires, Hope showed her ability to compel fellow vampires. Previously, this has only been possible by an Original vampire.

Weaknesses

According to Dahlia, firstborns of her family's bloodline inherit great power; however, it is unstable and will damage and, ultimately, kill the witch if they are not taught to contain it. Furthermore, as a possessor of the werewolf gene, Hope will experience bouts of severe aggression.

As the world's first hybrid of all three supernatural species, the full extent and limits of Hope's weaknesses are currently unknown.

Emmett claimed that Marcel's advanced werewolf venom can take down a hybrid, an Original, and even Hope Mikaelson. However, he gave no evidence as to why it would or could be lethal to Hope, nor has this been proven to be true.

While searching for a way to kill the tribrid, Cleo Sowande allegedly saw a tree that nature had created near the birth of the tribrid. The red oak tree, when sharpened to a stake, is powerful enough to kill Hope. Similar to that of her biological family, Hope can be daggered and temporarily desiccated by the white oak ash daggers. However, she cannot be daggered for long without resurrecting due to her tribrid nature. This is a feat that even the Original vampires are unable to do, as the dagger has to be removed for them to revive.

Relationships

Hayley Marshall-Kenner

"I woke up in the church and all I felt was this hunger, and then I knew what I needed - I needed her. I can feel her. She's here. I can feel my baby."
—Hayley about Hope in From a Cradle to a Grave
Main article: Hayley and Hope
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Hayley is Hope's mother and it is shown various times that Hayley strongly loves her daughter. When she first discovered she was pregnant, she attempted to abort the baby by ingesting wolfsbane, but when she couldn't resolve herself to do it she was attacked and she realized that she wasn't just protecting herself but the baby as well. She then learned that she will have a daughter. As time passed, Hayley grew concerned that because she never had a loving mother in her life, she would not know how to be a good mother to her daughter, but eventually, that faded and she grew to love the child deeply and like Klaus, is dedicated to protecting her at all costs. This is shown when Genevieve and the Harvest girls kidnapped Hope, and tried to kill her. Hayley was there and fought for her daughter, and got her back. She also demonstrated the aptitude to know where her daughter is, even if she is hidden by a spell. Hayley made a promise to herself that her daughter would grow up safe and loved, unlike Hayley had. She kept this promise by choosing to send Hope away with Rebekah to keep her safe from those that would wish her harm in New Orleans. After a few months apart, they were reunited. Hope lived with Hayley for five years wile they searched for a way to cure their family from Marcel's venom. When Hope became a victim of The Hollow, Hayley did everything possible to save her daughter, including dividing The Hollow into the Mikaelson siblings to protect Hope. This separated the Mikaelson family for years, as any physical contact with one another could have infinite consequences. Hayley raised Hope as a strong and independent young woman, enrolling her in the Salvatore Boarding School so she could have friends her own age, something Hope longed for. A teenage Hope desperately wanted to see father again. She faked Hayley's kidnapping to lure Klaus back into New Orleans. Her actions set off a chain of events, including Hayley's body being stolen by vampire purists. Hayley ultimately sacrificed herself to save a kidnapped Hope from the their captor. Hope suffered crippling grief after Hayley's death, and blamed herself. She was temporarily reunited with her mother in Peace, and Hayley soothed her guilt - she's at peace because of Hope. Knowing they wouldn't see one another for a long time, Hayley made Hope promise to to make art, use her voice, have adventures, and at least one totally epic love. She reminded her to be every bit of herself, since the best of Hayley is in Hope.

Niklaus Mikaelson

"I was nine. And I saw this scary monster who looked like my dad. Who taught me how to mix paint. Who called me princess. I didn't know which version of you was real. And I waited for you. To explain it. Or, apologize. Or tell me that you loved me. I waited for you for years! But you didn't come."
—Hope to Klaus in One Wrong Turn On Bourbon
Main article: Klaus and Hope

Klaus comforting Hope

Klaus is Hope's father, and even though he refused the child in Always and Forever, he soon accepted her and was determined to not behave as his step-father had, and to raise his child differently. He told Hayley the cycle of pain will end with their baby. After that, he did everything he could to make sure she was kept safe and was happy when he learned the baby would be a girl. Klaus and Hope had a difficult journey to being together, as forces stronger and out of both their control constantly tried to separate them. His loyalty and love for Hope is unwavering despite the extreme situations, as he's willing to protect her even at the cost of his own happiness or life. His love for Hope brings out the very best in him, even reconciling with Rebekah and Marcel to better protect Hope. They have been separated longer than they've been together, however, their love and adoration for each other never wavers. Hope's childhood love for Klaus was crafted by her mother, who told her stories about Klaus, his loyalty to his family, his love for her, and their shared interests in art. In the precious moments they do share, Hope adores her father and he hopes to show her the world and give her everything she could ever want. They grow closer in her teen years when he re-enters her life, and they become bonded even more. After she takes in the Hollow to save her family and be closer to her father, the power proves too much for Hope and Klaus makes the ultimate sacrifice to save her. He takes the Hollow from her and, after spending precious moments together where she promises to make the Mikaelson name proud and be okay, Klaus gives her a kiss. He and Elijah, who also has part of the Hollow in him, die together to save Hope. Hope suffers from guilt over her father's death, believing it to be her fault even years later, but hopes her father can find peace one day. During his funeral, she chooses to keep her father's ashes so he's always closer to her. She wants to scatter them somewhere meaningful to him.

Rebekah Mikaelson

"I know I have to give her back to Hayley when the time is right. She's made me realize how much I want that child of my own that I know I can't have her."
Rebekah to Elijah about Hope
Main article: Rebekah and Hope

Rebekah visits Hope

Rebekah left town before Hope's birth but soon returned when Klaus asked her to protect his daughter. Klaus told Rebekah that despite their differences, there was nobody else he would trust more with the life of his daughter. Rebekah left New Orleans with Hope and became her guardian; she often told Hope stories of her birth and how her parents sent her away to be safe. Rebekah and Hope returned to New Orleans after Esther found them. Rebekah cared deeply for Hope and stayed in her life until the Hollow forces them to separate. She gives Hope a Mikaelson family crest necklace, delivered through Freya, that Hope wore for over seven years. When Hope activated her tribrid nature, she turned off her humanity and fled Mystic Falls. Rebekah tracked her down in an attempt to convince her to come home with her, where the family would help her adjust to her new nature. Hope refused and Rebekah realized her niece's humanity was off. Rebekah daggered Hope but was incapacitated before they can leave. Hope pulled out the dagger and confronted her aunt that night. Hope wanted to be left alone and refused to make her father's mistake of caring about love or family. She gave Rebekah the Mikaelson necklace as it was probably spelled by Freya and the reason Rebekah found her. Rebekah was devastated by her niece cutting her out of her life.

Elijah Mikaelson

"We are a thousand years of emptiness, an endless parade of slaughter. Until your daughter came to us. Now she is everything, Niklaus, worth every fight, worth every sacrifice. She must not suffer the same fate."
Elijah to Klaus about Hope in Voodoo Child
Main article: Elijah and Hope

Elijah and Hope

Elijah is Hope's uncle and has sworn to protect her. He accepted her before everyone else did, even her parents. After Hope's birth, Hayley and Klaus decided to give Hope away to make the city safer for her to grow up in, and while Elijah was against it at first, he later agreed to it. When he saw Hope again (after their separation), in The Brothers That Care Forgot, he said to Rebekah that he can't imagine the joy spending every day with her and commented on how big she had gotten. As Rebekah went to change Hope's diaper, she saw that Elijah had killed a dozen people because he thought Hope was in danger. In Ashes to Ashes, Elijah gave a promise to Hayley that he will stay with Hope, protect her and help raise her, as Hayley doesn't want Klaus to be the only one Hope knows.

Landon Kirby

Main article: Hope and Landon
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Hope first met Landon in 2026, and frequented where he used to work in Mystic Falls; Mystic Diaries. They grew to be friends and it was clear they shared a connection more than that of friends. However, Landon moved away from Mystic Falls they lost contact for two years. They reconnected when Landon's foster brother turned into a werewolf and Landon decided to be there with him, against Hope's advice, leading to Landon learning about the supernatural. To keep him from danger, Alaric decided to have him compelled and sent away; however, Landon betrayed Hope and the school by stealing a supernatural knife after the compulsion failed. Hope planned on confronting him about his betrayal, even armed with a death spell, but Alaric later rebuked her for this. Landon genuinely explained that the supernatural knife caused him to lie to Hope, but she didn't believe him. Despite what Landon had done, he was provided shelter at the Boarding School and putting their differences aside, he was willing to help Hope and school to investigate the missing reports of two Mystic Falls high schoolers. She attempts to save their friendship by starting a genuine conversation, but he cuts her off by explaining that he wished she had his back and that she just blamed him for everything that happened despite it not being his fault. Their back-and-forth prodding comes to head, when Hope, asked by Alaric, has to conduct a series of magical tests on Landon to determine whether he's supernatural. The tests, however, prove negative. She eventually forgives him for hurting her, but later, when seeing Landon off, he says he's not surprised she voted 'no' to keep him at the school. However, they resolve their issues when Hope gives him a magical compass and sends him to New Orleans in the hopes to locate his birth family and they share a heartfelt kiss. After Landon activates the magical compass, indicating that he was in trouble, Hope tracks Landon to Kansas and his birth mother, Seylah Chelon. With Landon safe from immediate harm, they reconnect, though before things get too physical, they're interrupted by Alaric. They eventually make their way back to the Boarding School where Hope asks Landon to be her boyfriend, to which he says yes. After this, Hope initiates another kiss.

Alaric Saltzman

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For the past two years and after Klaus' death, Alaric has acted like another father figure to Hope, which Lizzie and Josie are quite jealous of. He often gives her advice and she takes it. Alaric also tries to mentor and convince Hope to step out of her comfort zone, as a father figure normally tried to do with their children. Alaric is also Hope's head master at her boarding school and also her coach in learning how to fight, physically of course. Hope sometimes jokes with Alaric saying that she'll need a new fighting mentor being Alaric is growing older. However, they remain close as much as a non-biological fatherly-daughterly coupling can be.

Josie Saltzman

Hope and Josie

Hope met Josie when she moved to Mystic Falls and for a decade their relationship was distant and cold, mostly because Hope used to distance herself from Josie. For the time being, Josie harbored a secret crush on Hope, with Lizzie describing her as "obsessed". However, after Hope's parents died, they became closer and eventually became friends, such that Hope even covers for and protects Josie. Sometimes their friendship seems to make Lizzie jealous, because of Lizzie's dislike for Hope. They, however, do care for one another. When facing the croatoan, Hope admits to Lizzie that when she was fourteen she had a week-long crush on Josie. Their friendship became complicated after Hope was absorbed by Malivore and all memories of her were erased. This allowed Landon to become involved with Josie and the two developed a romantic relationship, culminating in their first kiss which was witnessed by Hope. When the memories of Hope returned to those closest to her, it complicated Landon's feelings towards both girls. Josie and Hope grew distant from one another, with Josie viewing Hope in a negative light for not telling everyone she was back from Malivore. Despite Hope's insistence that she never meant to hurt Josie, they remained distant. When Landon chose Hope instead of Josie, their dynamic grew awkward. They were able to gradually regain their friendship after Hope helped Josie with the Mora Miserium. Josie later helped decorate Hope's new dorm room so she felt more at home and less like an outsider. The girls continue to have a strong friendship and mutual connection, with Josie ensuring Hope didn't feel alone before her transition into a tribrid.

Lizzie Saltzman

Hope and Lizzie

Hope met Lizzie when they were children, as both attended the Salvatore Boarding School. Hope sought to be friends with Lizzie and her sister Josie, but their relationship became tumultuous with neither liking the other for various reasons. When the Malivore monsters arrived, they were forced to put their issues aside to work together, something they both struggled to do. Lizzie was jealous of Hope over the attention she received from Alaric, Lizzie's father. She viewed Hope as the bane of her existence, hoping to one day be rid of her. Despite their many differences, they slowly grew closer, especially after Hope returned from Malivore, as only Lizzie remembered who she was. They battled many monsters together, facing triumphs and defeats as a team. Lizzie, Hope, and Josie became best friends who viewed one another in high regard. Lizzie didn't want Hope to endure the transition to a tribrid, hoping they could find another way to defeat Malivore. When Hope accepted her destiny and decided to transition, the trio cast a spell to plant a tree that would symbolize Hope's new life, ensuring she didn't feel alone in her last human moments.

After Hope defeated Malivore, she turned off her humanity and brutally attacked Alaric to ensure the other students would leave her alone. Lizzie became obsessed with killing Hope, crafting stakes from the red oak tree and training to kill her. When it came time to kill Hope, Lizzie couldn't bring herself to do it. She had too many good memories with Hope, viewed her as a member of her family, and even admitted to hating Hope for making her love her. The two worked together to stop Aurora, though Hope betrayed Lizzie by killing her, unaware that Lizzie had consumed Hope's blood from the school's first aid kit. Lizzie completed her transition into a vampire-witch hybrid, only to learn she couldn't hurt her sire due to a sire bond. Now unable to let anyone else hurt her, Lizzie was also forced to obey a humanity-less Hope's every whim. They worked together in a mutually beneficial relationship, as Lizzie asked Hope not to take away the sire bond after their goals were completed. She wasn't ready to face the world alone. Hope soon tired of Lizzie's righteous ways and used the sire bond to force her to kill Aurora. Lizzie, desperately not wanting to do it, broke the sire bond, betrayed Hope by snapping her neck, then freed Aurora. The betrayal forced Hope to feel a flicker of emotion that made her question her humanity, especially Lizzie's comparison of Hope to a monster.

Other Relationships

  • Klaus, Hayley and Hope (Parents and Daughter/Former Allies)
  • Hope and Jackson (Step-Daughter and Step-Father/Former Allies)
  • Kol and Hope (Uncle and Niece/Allies)
  • Freya and Hope (Aunt and Niece/Close Bond/Allies)
  • Finn and Hope (Uncle and Niece/Former Enemies)
  • Hope and Camille (Former Guardian and Ward/Former Allies)
  • Hope and Marcel (Adoptive Sister and Brother/Close Friends/Allies)
  • Hope and Davina (Aunt and Niece/Friends/Allies)
  • Dahlia and Hope (Great-Aunt and Great-Niece/Former Enemies)
  • Hope and Henry (Friends/Former Classmates/Former Allies)
  • Hope and Roman (Former Friends/Former Classmates/Ex-Boyfriend)
  • Hope and Rafael (Good Friends/Fellow Council Leaders/Classmates/Former Frenemies/Allies)
  • Hope and Penelope (Classmates/Former Allies)
  • Hope and MG (Friends/Classmates/Allies)
  • Hope and Aurora (Former Enemies)
  • Hope and Ken (Enemies)

Appearances

The Vampire Diaries

Season Four

Season Seven

The Originals

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five

Legacies

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Episode Absences

The Originals

Season Five

Legacies

Season Two

Name

  • Hope is a feminine first name of English origin referring to a positive expectation or to the theological virtue of hope.[4]
  • Andrea comes from the Greek word andrós which means "manly". For a girl's name, some people extrapolate that the meaning is "courageous" or "womanly".[5]
  • Mikaelson is of Scandinavian origin and means "Son of Mikael".

Trivia

  • Sophie described Hope as "one of Nature's loopholes" in The Originals.
  • During Hayley's pregnancy, Hope had various nicknames.
    • Hayley often referred to her baby as "Magical Miracle Baby" but also called her "My Little Girl" and "Baby Girl" in a letter to her.
    • In Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, her aunt nicknames her "The Demon Spawn" and called her "My Little Niece". And she called her Mikaelson Miraculous Baby in Sinners and Saints. After Hope's birth, Rebekah calls her "Princess" in a bedtime story.
    • Sophie and Tyler both referred to her as "The Hybrid Baby" and Celeste called her "The Wolf".
    • Klaus called her "Littlest Wolf" in From a Cradle to a Grave, as a reference to the nickname that he gave to Hayley; "Little Wolf".
  • Klaus mentioned in Reigning Pain in New Orleans, that Hope is the only thing that matters to him.
  • According to Eve, many werewolves have heard about Klaus and Hayley's unborn child, Hope, and have come to New Orleans to see this miracle pregnancy for themselves.
  • In Moon Over Bourbon Street, Elijah expresses his wish that his niece would inherit her mother's "everything".
  • Due to the unique nature of her conception, Hope birth was a Nexus Vorti, a miracle event that the witches can draw upon for great power.
  • In From a Cradle to a Grave, in a brief flashback Hayley was seen writing a letter to her daughter. She tried out some names like Zoë, Caitlin and Angela.
  • Klaus names her Hope because she's the hope of his new family. As such, her name could not be more appropriate, since her arrival brought upon two reconciliations; the first being between Klaus and Marcel, and the second between Klaus and Rebekah.
  • Like her mother she was born in New Orleans, but she was conceived in her father's birthplace, Mystic Falls.
  • She shares some traits with her aunt, Freya:
    • Both of their births were against nature (Esther was infertile and being a vampire Klaus normally cannot have children).
    • They are both the first-born of their generation and they are both girls.
    • Hope was given to her aunt Rebekah by her parents to keep her safe, and Freya was taken away by her aunt Dahlia.
    • Both were separated from their parents under the pretense of death, while only a select few knew what really happened to them; only Esther, Finn, and Dahlia knew that Freya didn't die of the plague, and only Hayley, Klaus, Elijah, Ansel, and Rebekah knew that Hope didn't die shortly after her birth.
  • Rebekah was the first to refer to Hope as a "tribrid" instead of a "hybrid".
  • Hope shares a few similarities with Nadia Petrova:
    • Both of their mothers gave birth to them in difficult situations.
    • They were both unwanted at first, Hope by her parents and Nadia by her grandfather and then by her mother 500 years later.
    • They were both born from a witch heritage.
    • They were taken from their mothers shortly after birth, Hope by the witches and Nadia by her grandfather. They were later reunited with them after a considerable amount of time apart; six months and 500 years, respectively.

Tropes

  • Daddy's Girl - Hope seems to light up whenever her father is around. It's clear how much Hope adores her father and it's clear how much Klaus loves her. Klaus was besotted with her even before she was born
  • Hybrid Power - Hope has demonstrated magic abilities from her witch side and healing abilities from her vampire side though latter power is slower than a full vampire's healing factor.
  • Protective Mom - Hope has a mother that adores her and it's clear that Hope feels the same. Whenever Hope sees her mother, she's always laughing.
  • Birth/Death Juxtaposition - Almost as soon as she's born, her mother Hayley is killed by Monique. Subverted in that Hayley woke up in transition, due to dying while Hope's blood was still inside her.
  • Sins of Our Fathers - As Klaus notes, Hope has 'inherited' all of his enemies by being his daughter.

Gallery

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References

  1. In Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Freya states that Hope is now 15 years old. Despite this, there has only been a seven year time jump from May 2019. This makes the current timeline May 2026, which would make Hope 14; this is a timeline error. Despite there only being a two-year time jump to 2028, as of This is the Part Where You Run, which would make Hope 16, the timeline error is continued, making her 17 years old. As of I'll Never Give Up Hope, Hope celebrated her 18th birthday while trapped in Malivore.
  2. The Kindness of Strangers
  3. See her full psychological assessment.
  4. http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/hope
  5. https://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/andrea/

See also

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