|“||I was nine and I saw this scary monster, who looked like my dad. Who taught me how to mix paint, who called me a 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.||”|
THE RETURN TO NEW ORLEANS — When a mysterious disappearance brings Klaus back to New Orleans, Hope looks forward to the prospect of seeing her father again. However, when the dark magic that had been keeping them apart begins to manifest in dangerous ways across the city, Vincent turns to Ivy for guidance about what it may mean. Elsewhere, Marcel returns to New Orleans amidst increased tensions between the supernatural factions, while Freya makes a decision about her future with Keelin. Finally, Roman's surprise visit to the Mikaelson compound forces Hope to reveal some dark truths about her family. Josh also appears. 
- Antagonist: Niklaus Mikaelson (Flashback)
- It's revealed by Hope that Aurora de Martel is still under Freya's sleeping spell.
- This is the first episode of The Originals not to feature Elijah and Hayley.
- Hope revealed to Roman that she's the mythical Tribrid and daughter of Klaus Mikaelson.
- Hope confronts her father and reveals that she read his memoirs that he compelled a then Camille to write down.
- Henry Benoit - Heart extraction (as a hybrid); killed by unknown assailant
- Man - Heart extraction; killed by Niklaus Mikaelson
- Woman - Heart extraction; killed by Niklaus Mikaelson
- The Hollow was indirectly mentioned. She was last seen possessing Hope in The Feast of All Sinners.
- Poppy was mentioned. She was last seen in Where You Left Your Heart.
- Hayley was mentioned. She was last seen in Where You Left Your Heart.
- Kol was indirectly mentioned. He was last seen in Where You Left Your Heart.
- Elijah was indirectly mentioned. He was last seen in Where You Left Your Heart.
- Rebekah was mentioned. She was last seen in Where You Left Your Heart.
- Ansel was indirectly mentioned. He was last seen in Chasing the Devil’s Tail.
- Mikael was indirectly mentioned. He was last seen in I Hear You Knocking as a flashback and hallucination.
- Finn was indirectly mentioned. He was last seen in Behind the Black Horizon.
- Sabine Laurent was mentioned. She was last seen in Le Grand Guignol.
- Céleste Dubois was indirectly mentioned as she was possessing Sabine's body when she did the pregnancy spell. She was last seen as a spirit in From a Cradle to a Grave.
- Aiden was mentioned. He was last seen as a corpse in City Beneath The Sea.
- Nick was mentioned. He was last seen in City Beneath The Sea.
- Aurora de Martel was indirectly mentioned. Her body was last seen in Give 'Em Hell Kid.
- Esther Mikaelson was indirectly mentioned. She was last seen in Ashes to Ashes.
- Cami was mentioned. She was last seen as a hallucination in No Quarter.
- Lizzie Saltzman was mentioned. She was last seen in I Was Feeling Epic on The Vampire Diaries.
- Alaric Saltzman was mentioned. He was last seen in The Feast of All Sinners.
- Marcel Gerard's garden is shown, as well as the punishment to desiccate vampires who murder another vampire; both the garden and Marcel's punishment were last seen in Dance Back from the Grave.
Behind the Scenes
- From this episode onwards, starring cast member Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley Marshall) is only credited in the episodes she officially appears in (excluding archival footage cameos).
- Roman: "Marshall."
- Hope: "Roman. You're at my house."
- Roman: "Yeah. I needed to talk to you, so, uh..."
- Hope: "Oh. Um, how do you know where I live?"
- Roman: "Oh. Well, Saltzman's got parent contacts in his file cabinet. Which is where he keeps his emergency bourbon, so I'm intimately familiar. Can I come in?"
- Hope: "Mm-hmm."
- Roman: "You know I'm a vampire, right?"
- Hope: "Mmm-hmm."
- Roman: "So, I, uh... kind of need you to say it out loud."
- Hope: "Oh right. Yeah. Come in."
- Roman: "Cute jammies."
- Klaus: "No story that begins with water turning into blood has ever ended in triumph. I need to leave, or things are gonna get worse. "
- Klaus: "I'm on my way."
- Hope: "Mom's missing dad. I'm scared."
- Marcel: "We're here for answers"
- Lisina: "You're not getting your hands on that boy."
- Declan: "You're Hope's father, aren't ya? You look like her, round the eyes."
- Klaus: "If you don't cooperate, Declan, "round the eyes" is where I'm gonna start carving pieces of you."