|“||Everything that brought us here to New Orleans was a lie. This story that Sophie Deveraux fabricated, this struggle for control of the French Quarter, this war between vampires and witches, wasn't over territory at all, this was over Davina.||”|
PASTS ARE REVEALED AND SECRETS ARE EXPOSED — Angered by recent events involving the safety of his unborn baby, Klaus demands answers from Sophie, believing she was involved. Sophie reveals to Klaus and Rebekah a troubling secret from her past. Meanwhile, Marcel asks Klaus to accompany him to The Bayou after gruesome remains are discovered, while Rebekah, Sophie and Hayley set off on a mission of their own. Davina confides in an unexpected ally and reveals shocking information about the witches, ultimately leading to a disturbing revelation.
- Antagonists: Bastianna Natale (past), French Quarter Coven (past), and Agnes (past).
- Narrator: Elijah Mikaelson.
- Title meaning: a reference to the discovery of the very religious nature of the ancestral witches of the French Quarter Coven and their rejection of all sinners (Vampires and those Humans, like Father Kieran, who oppose the witches' goals). The saints are a reference to the four Harvest Girls, whose purpose is revealed in this episode.
- This is the third episode to feature a flashback.
- This is the first episode where Hayley starts to show a baby bump.
- Elijah attempts to make a deal with Davina in order to end the war between the witches and vampires before it starts.
- Elijah believes that Davina's powers are so strong that she can't control them.
- It is revealed Jane-Anne had a daughter, Monique Deveraux, who was best friends with Davina.
- Elijah is finally able to return home after he succeeds in making a deal with Davina.
- Father Kieran O'Connell reveals that he is the leader of the Human Faction of New Orleans, just like Marcel is the leader of the vampire faction and essentially the de facto leader of the entire supernatural community of the city.
- Father Kieran reveals that he is Camille's and Sean's uncle.
- Cami doesn't appear in this episode.
- It is revealed through flashbacks that Agnes was responsible for Camille's brother slowly losing his mind, which resulted in him killing himself along with his fellow seminary students in St. Anne's Church. She did this by putting a hex on him when she shook his hand using the Rosary of Madness.
- It is revealed that Sabine's vision (according to Sabine), indicated that Klaus and Hayley's child will result in the end of witches. However Sophie reveals that she has her doubts about the accuracy of Sabine's visions.
- In flashback, it is revealed that Sophie and Marcel had a secret romantic relationship eight months prior to this episode.
- Sophie kissed a female party-goer in a flashback, making this the first episode to feature a kiss between to people of the same sex in TO.
- The witches were revealed to have performed a ritual called The Harvest eight months prior to the start of the series, in which four young, teenage witches were intended to be sacrificed, and then resurrected, in order to appease their ancestors and strengthen their weakening bond to their ancestor's magic. Davina Claire, Monique Deveraux, Cassie and Abigail were the girls chosen to be part of the Harvest.
- However, because of the intervention of Marcel and his vampires, only three of the four girls were sacrificed, leaving Davina as the lone survivor. It was because Marcel rescued her from death that Davina decided to side with him against the witches by using her ability to sense the use of magic to help Marcel enforce his rule upon the community.
- This episode shows Elijah's vampire face slightly for the first time when he is hungry for Davina's blood and we see the trademark vampire veins beneath his eyes appear.
- We learn that Marcel has a rule about people abusing kids.
- This likely has to do with the abuse he suffered as a boy when he was a slave in 1820.
- It is also implied that Marcel killed Jane-Anne the way that he did in Always and Forever (using a flexible tree branch to slit her throat) as punishment for allowing her daughter Monique to be sacrificed in the Harvest.
- This rule will come into play several more times in the series.
- Sophie Deveraux was last seen in Tangled Up In Blue.
- Jane-Anne Devereaux was last seen as a corpse in Always and Forever.
- Esther was mentioned in this episode. She was last seen briefly during a flashback in Always and Forever.
- New Orleans
Behind the Scenes
- This episode had about 2.05 million viewers in USA, which was 0.18 million less than the previous episode.
- Marguerite MacIntyre (the actress of Elizabeth Forbes) made her writing debut with this episode of the Originals. She is the first actor of either show to be involved behind the scenes on either series.
- Sinners and Saints is the name of the 2010 action/thriller movie that also takes place in the underbelly of New Orleans.
- Sinners and Saints is the third release by New York based punk/glam rock band Toilet Böys.