AND SO IT BEGINS — Hope finds herself in a race against the clock as the threat of the prophecy looms and the pressure to rescue the Saltzmans grows. Meanwhile, Alaric's attempt to keep his family safe leads him to make a difficult decision. Landon, Josie, Lizzie, Rafael, MG and Kaleb also appear.
Special Guest Star
- Unnamed Jogger - Stabbed in the head; killed by Jed
- Diego - Neck snapped; killed by Sebastian
- Kai Parker - Decapitation; killed by Alaric
- Rafael Waithe was last seen in This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent.
- Hope, Landon, MG, Alyssa, Jed and Kaleb were last seen in What Cupid Problem?.
- Jo was mentioned. She was last seen in I Was Feeling Epic on Template:The Vampire Diaries and Mombie Dearest on Legacies.
Behind the Scenes
- This episode's title was a line used by Kai.
- In the first version of the press release Jessica Sanders has been credited as a director. A few days later it has been corrected in the second press release.