Klaus has his hands full tonight…Mikael and Dahlia are coming to New Orleans! Preview The Originals “Night Has a Thousand Eyes,” airing at 8:00pm ET|PT on The CW.
The battle between Rebekah and Eva Sinclair was finally fought and won in last week’s The Originals.
“Exquisite Corpse” began within Eva Sinclair’s consciousness, as we saw little Rebekah trying to hide from Eva. This was Eva’s “house” and she had no intention of sharing with anyone. When she awoke, Eva (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) was in full control and made her escape from the Mikaelson compound. On her way out, she was distracted by Baby Hope’s cry…(you know Eva has a thing for witch kids). Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) were able to stop Eva before she took Hope, but not without causing some serious pain. So now, the battle was on to save Rebekah on all fronts!
Hayley, Elijah (Daniel Gillies), and Gia (Nishi Munshi) went to Miss Josephine (Meg Foster) to ask if she would extend the 24-hour grace period to allow the Mikaelsons to find Eva before sending the Treme witches. Josephine refused to give them the extension, and Rebekah would just be collateral damage. Elijah threatened to end the alliance between the vampires and witches, but Miss Josephine made it clear that the Treme coven didn’t need the Mikaelsons…it was they who needed the witches. She then shared a premonition about Hayley: there was a blackness in her future, a storm coming, with her darkest demons.
It was also a bit uncomfortable because it was clear Elijah and Gia were…together. Hayley seemed happy, glad that Elijah had found someone “multitalented to spend [his] time with.” However, there was an undercurrent on jealousy. What exactly did Hayley want from Elijah? (*sidenote* I just need to make it clear that I’m 100% HERE for Haylijah; however, Hayley wasn’t being fair in that moment.)
Meanwhile, Klaus reached out to Freya (Riley Voelkel); it was time for their older sister to prove her loyalty by helping to return Beks to her original body. To be honest, he didn’t ask very nicely, and even threated to skin his sister as motivation. It wasn’t that Freya was unwilling, but now that Rebekah was no longer in control, things were more complicated. She didn’t have a spell to breach Eva’s mind and find Rebekah. However, Klaus knew someone that did—their mother. After 1,000 years, mother and daughter were reunited. Lenore/Esther (Sonja Sohn) was not doing ok…she was weak and hungry, but Klaus would be able to compel her to tell the truth. Klaus told Lenore/Esther that Hope was alive, Dahlia was coming, and they needed Rebekah back in her body. Freya, on the other hand, was livid.
Lenore/Esther tried to appeal to both Klaus and Freya. She didn’t really want to kill Hope…and she loved Freya and, of course, should have come for her. But Esther did both of these things to protect the family for Dahlia. Furthermore, Klaus’ trust in Freya was misplaced because she no longer had light inside of her. Freya belonged wholly to Dahlia, and Lenore/Esther believed that Freya would turn the family against Klaus.
Elsewhere, Marcel went to Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) for help finding Eva before the Treme witches did. Vincent knew her better than anyone else and understood the danger Eva posed. In face, he was the one who realized what Eva was after and stopped her the last time—she wanted to complete the “Rite of Nines”. If she sacrificed a witch from each of the nine covens, she could create a new witch order in NOLA, giving her immense power. With this in mind, Vincent agreed to help Marcel. They found Eva and Marcel was ready to torture her. But when she revealed that she had Davina (Danielle Campbell) hostage and was feeding off her, things changed.
Vincent tried to convince Eva, but she called him weak. And now that Vincent had the experience of being inhabited by vampires, didn’t he now understand that vampires needed to be stopped? It looked like Eva got to Vincent because he knocked Marcel through the window, freed Eva, and they went to the warehouse where she was keeping the witches (with Josephine, the last witch they needed for the rite). But in a twist, Vincent knocked Eva unconscious and called Marcel with the information of where they were. He also found out that all the witches were linked to Eva, so if she died they all died. (*sidenote* Can we talk about how AMAZING Yusuf is?! To see him go from Vincent/Finn to Vincent is nothing short of spectacular!)
Freya agreed to help unlink Eva, but needed an anchor. Elijah agreed, but Freya would have access to his mind/memories. Freya sent Marcel and Vincent into Eva’s mind, but Eva was over-powering them. Klaus joined Elijah and Freya and together they subdued Eva and Rebekah was able to take full possession of the body. And Rebekah would stay in this body since it was linked to the other witches and because of her promise to bring Kol back.
In other developments: Hayley and Gia has a heart-to-heart. Gia was willing to risk herself for Hayley and Hope because she knew what they meant to Elijah. And after 1,000 years, didn’t he deserve to live his life for himself? Also, Freya joined the Treme coven, revealed that she now had the information she needed to turn the family against him, and then killed Lenore/Esther.
DAHLIA ARRIVES TO NEW ORLEANS—Desperate to find a way to vanquish Dahlia, Klaus soon finds himself face-to-face with another deadly threat–Mikael. Meanwhile, as Hayley and Rebekah work with Freya to track Dahlia’s whereabouts, Elijah and Marcel prepare a safe house in Algiers with the help of Josephine. Elsewhere, determined to protect Hayley and baby Hope, Jackson approaches Hayley with a risky idea that leaves her conflicted. Finally, Aiden finds himself torn between his loyalty to Jackson and his secret alliance with Klaus. (via The CW)
Watch these two clips from the upcoming show. In the first video, Klaus comes to see Davina who is at Kaleb/Kol’s grave. He seems to be concerned about her well-being, but also wants her help locating Mikael. In the second sneak peek, Elijah and Marcel go to Josephine for help; however, their request puts her in a difficult position:
I really enjoy Miss Josephine and you know I love Elijah…but it seems every time they’re together, it ends with him making a somewhat veiled threat to the Treme witches! And of course, I’m eager to see Auntie Dahlia make her first appearance in the 21st Century. Has Freya been telling the whole truth?