|“||Look, you don't understand, Nik. Finn has locked me in this body; no more jumping. He's put a curse on me, Nik. I am dying.||”|
FAMILY IS POWER — More dangerous than ever, Finn remains one step ahead after joining forces with a powerful figure from his past. As the threat to Hope's life grows stronger, Klaus realizes he has no choice but to place his trust in his siblings to ensure she remains protected. Meanwhile, after being presented with an enticing proposition, Kol is forced to make a difficult life or death decision, and Elijah finds himself in the fight of his life after an unexpected visitor arrives at the safe house. At the bayou, Hayley and Jackson continue to prepare for the unification ritual, but things quickly go awry when they become pawns in Finn's dangerous plan. Marcel and Cami also appear.
- Antagonists: Finn and Freya.
- This episode features Cami's 30th appearance.
- Freya approaches Finn and tells him that she has survived because of a spell Dahlia had taught her which allows a witch to sleep a hundred years and preserve her youth before awakening for a year of aging, only to repeat the cycle anew.
- It was later revealed in Save My Soul, that Freya was not taught this spell, but instead was forced to allow Dahlia to cast the pseudo-immortality spell on her so that Dahlia could continue to channel her power throughout their centuries-long life, and suggested that for her, the spell was a curse.
- Freya claims that she escaped Dahlia centuries before and has been running from her ever since. In order to prevent Dahlia from finding her, Freya plans to help him kill Hope. Freya's magic is also a lot more powerful than Finn's even when he is channeling Mikael and Esther, as she is able to locate Hope and Elijah while Finn was unable to do so. However, it is clear that Dahlia's magic still surpasses Freya as she would not dare face her aunt and continued to hide from her.
- Later, in Save My Soul, Freya claimed that her intention was never to hurt Hope, and insisted that it was actually Finn's plan, though whether or not this is true is still unknown.
- Alphas from packs outside Louisiana have heard about the planned unification ceremony and, by pledging their allegiance to Jackson, have become a part of the new Crescent Wolf Pack. This means that, with the power of these packs behind them, Hayley will have the army she needs to protect Hope.
- Unfortunately, most, if not all, of these Alphas were subsequently killed by the vampires who were released by Finn into the Bayou with after having been starved for days on top of being hexed with a spell that increased their hunger and bloodlust to extreme levels, as confirmed by Aiden and Jackson in I Love You, Goodbye.
- Kol is offered a chance to be saved by Finn if he brings him Klaus' blood to find Hope. However, Kol betrays Finn, saying he knows the spell used on him does not have a cure and insisting that since Finn lied and essentially killed him, the last thing that he wants is for Finn to get what he's seeking. Instead, he joins Klaus and Rebekah to protect Hope.
- Using the dark objects he created and Klaus as a sacrificial power source, Rebekah and Kol break Finn's link to Mikael and Esther just as he is attacking the safe house. To stop his brother, Elijah removes his daylight ring and sets himself on fire by sunlight, blowing up the safe house (which had been flooded with gas vapor during their physical fight in the home) with himself and Finn/Vincent inside.
- However, since Elijah is an Original Vampire and thus cannot be killed by flame alone, he walked out of the explosion mostly unscathed.
- Elijah destroys the Mikaelson Safe House by exploding it to kill Finn.
- Cami, who had been out of the house at the time of Finn's attack, is saved from the explosion by Hope, who by means unknown (probably magic) switches off the car engine. After the explosion, she also switches it back on. A wound she sustained early while playing also heals, though Cami initially believed Elijah fed her vampire blood. These are the first signs of Hope's power.
- The fact that Hope is already demonstrating magical ability is confirmed in They All Asked For You, when Dahlia successfully found Hope by tracking her magic and stealthily hinted to this by causing Hope's music box to play Dahlia's whistled tune.
- Finn mentions Tatia while talking to Elijah.
- Camille was last seen in Brotherhood of the Damned.
- Finn/Vincent is the first witch shown to successfully kill a vampire through heart extraction by the use of magic when he kills one of Marcel's vampires.
- Tatia was last seen in a flashback of Elijah's memory in Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire.
- Freya and Finn were last seen together in flashbacks of Wheel Inside the Wheel.
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Mikaelson Safe House
- Farmer's Market
Behind the Scenes
- This is the last episode to bill Yusuf Gatewood as a guest star. From this point onward, he is officially a main cast member.
- This episode had about 1.22 million viewers in the USA.
- Extended Promo
- Finn to Marcel: "I've got a job for you, I need you to bring me Hayley's blood"
- Kol to Klaus: "Finn has got Marcel"
- Kol to Klaus: "I am not allowing anybody into my mind, do you understand?"
- Klaus to Kol: "It's not a request."
- Klaus: "This family makes me want to murder people."