I'm begging you, brother. You may not think you know me. Or Rebekah or Kol or Freya or Hope or even Hayley. But we are your family. Everyone you love needs you now.
Klaus to Elijah

Ne Me Quitte Pas is the third episode of the fifth season of The Originals and the eighty-second episode of the series overall.


WHO IS ELIJAH MIKAELSON? — In the immediate aftermath of having his memory erased by Marcel, Elijah awakens to find himself in the middle of nowhere and without a clue as to who he is. Unable to control his instinctive vampire ways, Elijah encounters Antoinette, a beautiful and free-spirited vampire, who helps him navigate his new life. However, a run-in with Klaus threatens to destroy the peace he's finally found.[2]




Main Cast

Guest Cast



  • Antagonists: Niklaus and Elijah Mikaelson.
  • This is the second episode of both series (TVD & TO) to have its title in a language other than English.
    • This is also the second episode to have its title in French. Translation: Don't Leave Me.
    • The first episode was Après Moi, Le Déluge (Translation: After Me, The Flood) in the first season.
  • This is an Elijah-centric episode.
  • This is Antoinette's first episode appearance.
  • This episode features the smallest main cast of any episode of the series to date: three series regulars and one guest star.
    • Hayley, Freya, Vincent, Hope, and Josh do not appear in this episode.
      • This is the only episode of the season not to feature Hope.

Body Count

  • Unnamed Attendant - Drained of blood; killed by Elijah Mikaelson
  • Unknown People - Drained of blood; killed by Antoinette and Elijah Mikaelson
  • Unknown Nightclub Patrons - Drained of blood; killed by unknown vampires
  • Unknown Vampires - Various; killed by Elijah Mikaelson



Behind the Scenes

Cultural References


Antoinette: "You've never heard of vampires?"
Elijah: "I woke up on a bus and I can't remember my name."
Antoinette: "We choose who we are."
Klaus: "Elijah."

Antoinette: "Not big on audiences, unless you want to die. I suggest you run."
Elijah: "I thought I was the only one."

Bus Driver: "Know where you're goin', hon?"
Elijah: "I thought I was the only one."
Antoinette: "What the hell do you want from me?"
Elijah: "Are there more of us?"
Elijah: "Wh-where did we come from?"
Antoinette: "Whatever game you're playing, I'm not interested."
Elijah: "Please. I need you to help me."
Antoinette: "I have a name, too, you know."
Elijah: "Oh, I'm sorr-"
Antoinette: "Antoinette."
Elijah: "Well, it's a pleasure to meet you, Antoinette."
Antoinette: "You're amenesiac with zero life experience, you really think you ought to be planning surprises?"
Elijah: "Consider it a thank you for taking me under your wings these past few weeks."



Last.fm_play.png "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" – Traditional
Last.fm_play.png "Just a Little While to Stay Here" – Dr. Michael White
Last.fm_play.png "Sleepwalker Pt. II" – Battle Tapes
Last.fm_play.png "Valse Pour Piano Ges-Dur - la Plus Que Lente" – Peter Schaufuss
Last.fm_play.png "Hold Your Breath" – Ruelle
Last.fm_play.png "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" – Amy Elizabeth Wheeler




See also

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