Well, you know, Lucien, I'd rather enjoy Thanksgiving; the turkey, the cranberry sauce, the lies, the deceit, the betrayal...
Elijah to Lucien

Out of the Easy is the seventh episode of the third season of The Originals and the fifty-first episode of the series overall.



The Originals 3x07 Promo "Out of the Easy" (HD)


LIES, DECEITS AND BETRAYALS — With a dire prophecy looming over them, Klaus and Elijah invite Lucien, Tristan and Aurora to a Thanksgiving gathering in an attempt to negotiate a truce. When Aurora reveals that she has powerful leverage over Klaus, Hayley and Freya take matters into their own hands, leading to a deadly three-way confrontation. Elsewhere, Marcel and Vincent are forced to take drastic measures when they realize Davina may be in over her head, and Camille finds herself face-to-face with a dangerous new threat.


The episode opens in the attic of St. Louis Cathedral. Freya is trying to find Rebekah with a global locator spell, but the blood scatters to the entire map. Elijah tells Marcel he needs to stop Davina was activating Lucien and Tristan's weapon while Elijah goes to see Klaus who isn't picking up his phone. Aurora, whom he's surprised to see in the compound, says Rebekah isn't really missing, and she'll tell everyone where she is if everyone behaves themselves.

Since Aurora will always protect Tristan, and Tristan is aligned with Lucien, they have a distinct advantage unless Klaus and Elijah break it. He suggests having Thanksgiving dinner with the three, to turn them against each other and devastate the alliance.

At the airport, Tristan finds two envelopes instead of Rebekah's body, and Aurora tells him to trust her. She'd rather be in control of her own fate, even if Rebekah would've been safe with Tristan, as it means keeping Aurora alive. The envelopes are her insurance. One letter contains the longitude of the location, the other is the latitude.

Lucien keeps Camille in his penthouse, assigning a vampire named Anton to stand guard over her to make sure she stays put while he dines with the Mikaelsons.

Jackson wants Hayley to stay home with him and Hope to spend their first holiday together, but Hayley says she needs to be across the street at the compound, waiting to attack when and if the dinner goes wrong.

Tristian, Lucien, and Aurora arrive at the Thanksgiving dinner. Elijah and Klaus reveal that they know about their alliance.

Marcel goes to Vincent for help, as he doesn't want Davina to get hurt or killed by the Strix if she refuses to help them or by Klaus if she chooses to help the Strix. Vincent has an idea.

During the long dinner, Tristan reveals he had to get Camille arrested for all the dark objects to be taken into custody and then hijacked to his penthouse. But Elijah and Klaus already knew about the medallion, as Aurora had told them.

Elijah wants to just compel them all, but Aurora says they would never have allowed themselves to come to the dinner vulnerable.

Vincent is in the cemetery, warning that she should be afraid of the Strix. But Davina doesn't like being lectured by the guy who turned away from being a witch. He talks about Davina's decision to kill the eleven witches, asking if she'd kill anyone who disagreed with her. Davina says she did what she had to do as a leader. But when she leaves, the witches are out in front. Vincent takes away her title, and the witches turn their backs on her as Davina loses her connection to the Ancestors.

Losing her patience, Freya goes to the dinner and demands where Rebekah is. Aurora says she can't trust Rebekah with anyone, even Tristan, nor Rebekah to endure on her own, so she put Rebekah in the bottom of the ocean. This horrifies Klaus and Elijah, but Aurora thinks Rebekah is perfectly fine and never been safer. Lucien warns Klaus with his threats because he has Camille. Aurora is frustrated and wants to know who Camille is, but Freya snaps her neck still angry.

Aurora reveals to Freya and Hayley, that she had her friends drop Rebekah in the ocean and then killed them. Aurora has the latitude, while Tristan has the longitude. They have the advantage over the Mikaelsons.

Klaus chooses his siblings over Freya, taking Tristan and demanding Rebekah be returned or Aurora won't get her brother back. Aurora says he'll regret it, and leaves.

Camille escapes by acting drunk, smashing Anton with a beer bottle and taking his daylight ring. But she's caught by Aurora, who kidnaps her.

Hayley comes back home, far into night. Jackson is very upset, and says he should've known by now that no matter what Klaus does, she will always choose the Mikaelsons when they come calling. All he wanted was to spend Thanksgiving as a family, but he couldn't do that. With his bag in hand, he leaves to go to the bayou.

Elijah realizes that Alexis's visions are happening, because he had seen the Thanksgiving dinner happen in one of the visions.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast




  • Antagonists: Anton and the Trinity: Lucien Castle, Tristan de Martel and Aurora de Martel.
  • This is the last new episode before the Thanksgiving holiday break.
  • All three members of The Trinity are shown together for the first time in present day in this episode.
  • The dinner in this episode was shown in The Prophecy.
  • Tristan and Lucien revealed that both Jack the Ripper and the Son of Sam was their doing.
  • Davina is shunned by the 9 covens of New Orleans, access to the Ancestors and removed as Regent after it's learned what she did to Van's mother Kara as seen For the Next Millennium and You Hung the Moon. Vincent helped reveal the truth in order to protect Davina from the Strix if she refused to help with their plan.
  • Aurora revealed that she placed Rebekah's body at the bottom of the ocean.
    • However, Aurora confesses that while she doesn't know where exactly Rebekah was placed, her location was placed in two separate envelopes. Aurora's containing the latitude and Tristan's containing the longitude.
  • Freya casted a privacy spell with sage. Just like her mother Esther Mikaelson did before her in Dangerous Liaisons.
  • Klaus and Elijah take Tristan hostage to ensure Aurora's corporation in returning Rebekah safely.
    • However this backfires as Aurora, furious over Tristan's situation and with the revelation of Camille, takes the latter hostage as retaliation.



Behind the Scenes

  • This episode was the third lowest viewed episode of the series with 0.80 million.

Body Count

Cultural References

  • Out of the Easy is a 2013 novel by Ruta Sepetys. The book is set in 1950 in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie Moraine wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan to get out, but a mysterious death leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a quest for the truth.


Klaus (to Elijah) : "I will get Rebekah back."
Lucien : "I have been called to dine with the Mikaelsons."
Camille : "Are they gonna serve your head on a platter?"
Elijah (To The Trinity) : "I rather enjoy Thanksgiving. The lies, the deceit."
Klaus : "Freya!"
Elijah (to Klaus) : "I can feel the holiday spirit already."

Marcel (to Elijah): "We need to find Rebekah!"
Hayley : "Please tell me that we're going to kill someone."
Elijah : "Oh we will kill many someones."
Klaus : "That's a strategy that I whole heartedly endorse."
Lucien : "I have been called to dine with the Mikaelsons."
Camille : "Are they gonna serve your head on a platter?"
Elijah (To The Trinity) : "I rather enjoy Thanksgiving. The lies, the deceit, the betrayal."
Klaus : "Freya!"
Lucien : "Oh this all escalated very quickly."
Elijah (to Klaus) : "I can feel the holiday spirit already!"

Elijah (to Hayley and Freya) : "If we're to start a war that is determined where allegiances lie."
Hayley (to Aurora): "Where is Rebekah?!"
Tristan (to Klaus): "Kill an Original, wipe out an entire line of rivals."
Lucien : "One shall fall by family."
Elijah : "Niklaus will always put family first."

Camille : "Do you really think you can trick my friends into thinking I'm fine? Someone's gonna notice that I'm gone and when they do, they'll track me here."
Lucien : "Well, not within the next few hours. By which time you'll be free of vervain and I'll be able to compel you to forget everything, including all manner of tortures and punishments I might yet employ should you continue to prove disrespectful. That'll be the nanny. This is Anton. A very loyal and very dangerous friend. Tread carefully. Oh, and, uh, Anton, if should you not hear from me by nightfall, go ahead and kill her. But do it quickly. Oh, and for god's sake, don't ask if she has any final words -- you'll be here for the weekend."

Marcel : "We need to find Rebekah!"
Elijah : "Marcel, I will not rest until my sister is found."
Elijah (to Klaus) : "I can feel the holiday spirit already!"
Elijah (to Klaus) : "Systematically turn them against one another, and then devastate their pitiful alliance!"
Marcel : "The Strix want you to help them take down the Mikaelsons. Now, if you say no, they will kill you. If you say yes, Klaus will do something much worse."
Davina: "Marcel, you still see me as this little girl in the attic. I'm not that girl anymore. I don't run from anyone."
Elijah (to Klaus) : "Your sister is missing."
Aurora : "Well... She's not exactly missing."
Klaus : "I will get Rebekah back. Trust me. Keeping Aurora close garners the goodwill we need."
Elijah : "Well, it is a bold -- if somewhat lecherous-- plan. Will you employ the same tactic when it comes time to retrieve the medallion from Lucien and Tristan?"
Klaus : "They're not really my type."



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