No! You promised to help, but you're not helping. You're hurting us, and I won't let you.
Hope to Davina

Voodoo in My Blood is the eighth episode of the fourth season of The Originals and the seventy-fourth episode of the series overall.


THE VAMPIRE DIARIES' MATT DAVIS GUEST STARS – After being summoned by the ancestors, Hayley and Klaus travel to the ancestral world and come face to face with Davina, Klaus' former foe and the one person who holds the secrets to The Hollow's demise. Meanwhile, old wounds are re-opened when Elijah and Marcel are forced into an uneasy alliance. Together, they meet with Alaric who has tracked down a crucial artifact that could help in their fight against The Hollow.



Main Cast

Special Guest Stars

Recurring Cast




  • This is the first episode of the season to have "Voodoo" in the title with the second being Voodoo Child.
  • This episode marks Alaric Saltzman's first appearance on The Originals.
  • This is the only episode of the season not to feature Freya. This is only the 8th episode to not feature her character since her introduction in Wheel Inside the Wheel.
  • This is the first episode of this season to feature four main characters (Klaus, Hayley, Elijah and Marcel).
  • Hayley and Klaus are summoned by the Ancestors and, through the new Harvest Girls, travel to the Ancestral Plane. Once there, they see Davina and learn that she holds the secrets to defeating the Hollow that has now taken over New Orleans.
  • Davina reveals that the Hollow cast the Werewolf Curse upon her Mother and Tribesmen, creating the Seven Bloodlines of Werewolves.
    • Her real name is also revealed to be "Inadu" and the name "The Hollow" was a title bestowed upon her from her tribe. It became apparent that as she grew, she craved more power with an insatiable hunger. She became ruthless and instilled fear among her people that eventually became her defining trait: Hollow.
  • With their origins revealed, werewolves have existed for 500 years prior to the creation of vampires.
  • Alaric meets Sofya/The Hollow, Marcel, Hope and Hayley for the first time in this episode.
    • Alaric meets Marcel, an Upgraded Original, a new version of the Enhanced Original Alaric was previously, with both species created to destroy the Originals, but neither appeared to make the connection, and ironically both are trying to save the remaining Originals.

Body Count

  • 4 Tribesmen - Telekinesis; killed by The Hollow (flashback)



Behind the Scenes

  • Danielle Campbell and Matt Davis are billed as "Special Guest Stars."

Cultural References

  • Klaus references Death Becomes Her, a 1991 film starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn.


Hope: "The witches, they have a message for us."
Davina: "Right now I'm the only thing standing between you and the Hollow. She only has one weakness."
Klaus: "What is it?"
Davina: "You. You're the one chance we have."

Hope: "The witches, they have a message for us."
Davina: "Right now I'm the only thing standing between you and the Hollow."
Elijah: "We're under threat."
Marcel: "And I know how you handle threats."
Davina: "You're time is up. You need to know what you're up against. She only has one weakness."
Klaus: "What is it?"
Davina: "You. You're the one chance we have."

Alaric: "You need to relax. I'm on my way to New Orleans right now and I have good news: went through the remains of the Lockwood estate and I found you one creepy ass, ancient finger bone."
Klaus: "Your efforts are appreciated now if you could only pick up the pace."
Alaric: "Easy Klaus, the only reason I'm heading your way is because I don't want you anywhere near Mystic Falls. Things tend to get murdery when you're around."
Klaus: "Well, that's a fair point. Now, Alaric, if our pleasantries have run their course."
Alaric: "Oh hey listen, one more thing. The Lockwoods, they just didn't safeguard the bone, they kept records with names, dates, and locations. Turns out, they had knowledge of other families that were charged with guarding the rest of the remains. Now, does the name Labonair mean anything to you?"
Klaus: "It's familiar, yeah."
Alaric: "Well good. It might be a lead to help you find the rest of the remains which you'll have to do yourself because my days of fighting monsters are over. Okay so here's the deal, I will be at Jack's barbecue shack, off route 59 until 2-o-clock. If you're not there by 2:10, I chuck the bone and the records in a dumpster and I'm gone and then you can fish them out of the trash yourself."
Klaus: "We'll I'm afraid I'll be otherwise occupied, so you'll be meeting Elijah and if perchance he's running late, I suggest you exercise some patience and have yourself a beer otherwise you'll have a few more monsters to worry about."

Hayley: "Hope, what's going one?"
Hope: "Mom do you hear them too?"
Klaus: "What's going on?"
Hayley: "Tell me what you heard."
Hope: "The voices, they said we were connected to this, you and me."
Klaus: "If this fossil's been whispering lies, I'll gladly throw it in the river."
Hope: "No, not the bone. The witches. The Ancestors. They have a message for us. A warning."
Hayley: "Tell me what they said."
Hope: "They want you to go to St. Anne's Church, to talk to them, they said you have to do exactly what they say and you have to do it now before the Hollow comes for us."



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