The Originals: Season 1, Episode 21

The Battle of New Orleans (6 May 2014)

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Klaus and Elijah enact a plan to collect the sacred stones needed by Genevieve in order to forever change the fates of Hayley and the werewolf community. Realizing that Klaus' plan will ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Francesca Correa
Monique (as Yasmine Al Bustami)


Klaus and Elijah enact a plan to collect the sacred stones needed by Genevieve in order to forever change the fates of Hayley and the werewolf community. Realizing that Klaus' plan will lead to the extermination of all French Quarter vampires, Marcel rallies an army determined to take down the Mikaelsons and regain control of the city. Davina warns Josh to leave town as she is forced to make a fateful decision that will turn the tide of war. Meanwhile, Francesca threatens Cami, who attempts to decipher a code that results in a surprising revelation among the city's factions. Written by Anonymous

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Hayley: Elijah, there's something that I need to tell you. My family wanted me... I was supposed to be betrothed to Jackson. I wanted to tell you sooner, I just didn't know how. It's this insane custom...
Elijah Mikaelson: No you don't need to explain. I understand the need to make sacrifices for one's family.
Hayley: Oh come on, Elijah. For once in your immortal life, can you just not be so noble?
Elijah Mikaelson: What would you have me do?
Hayley: I just told you that I'm betrothed according to some back-water arrangement by people that I never knew....
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One of the best penultimate episodes!!
10 May 2014 | by (Rawalpindi, Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Without doubt, this HAS to be one of the best penultimate episodes of a season in recent past. I mean, right from the start where Marcel takes hold of the two wolves, till the end where Hayley, in a miserable state, gets surrounded by witches, this episode drops bomb after bomb (well, literally too, courtesy Merceleus). The acting was top notch here, as it most often is in this series. But hats off to Francesca, I mean, she delivers just the right amount of rage and threat (and later on, the big bad twist) to make us understand that she can't be taken lightly.. At all costs.

I was never fond of the way Klaus treated Genevieve, toying with her and playing with her feelings, so it was nice to see her getting a satisfying revenge.

And boy, Francesca turning out to be a surviving Guerrero werewolf? Wow, just wow. She was leading the human faction without ever being a human! Talk about deceiving your counterparts!

Marcel's attack on the house was always going to be a treat to watch, considering Elijah were to take the spotlight. But it would have been predictable nonetheless. So what do the writers do? They throw in an unexpected, awesome-ly horrifying wolf attack in the middle, thanks to a little hidden pact between Genevieve and Francesca.

Let's not forget that, between all this, Mikael is getting closer and closer to returning in actuality. I just wish he gets a longer period to say.

And what about that last scene where Klaus is limping and screaming helplessly? It was an agonizing yet thought provoking situation. Power and Authority are two different things, perhaps this was the best portrayal?

With the baby about to come, three of the cast members bitten, and the threat of Mikael looming, the wait for the finale is outstandingly torturous.

All in all, a job well done, writers!!

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