A FAMILY BETRAYAL — When it's discovered that The Hollow is using a magical totem to fuel her power, Freya enlists Rebekah and Klaus' help to locate and destroy it. Elsewhere, an ultimatum by The Hollow puts Kol at odds with his own siblings, while an unexpected run-in forces Marcel and Rebekah to confront the growing tension between them. Finally, The Hollow's plan for Hayley leaves her in the fight of her life.
Special Guest Stars
- Antagonist: The Hollow.
- Jackson, Elijah and Keelin appear to Hayley and Freya, respectively, as hallucinations caused by The Hollow.
- The Hollow, after becoming killable due to Klaus destroying the totem that served as a protection spell on her, is killed in her original body by Hayley, using a dagger with her blood on it, with the help of Freya.
- The Hollow does not die, but instead possesses Hope.
- With The Hollow's death, Freya gets the chance, by channeling Klaus, to resurrect Elijah, namely revive his body and move his spirit back to it from the pendant.
- Davina is unlinked from The Hollow, after Hope breaks the spell linking them, and thus remains alive.
- At the end of the episode, Davina and Kol leave New Orleans.
- The Hollow's Acolytes - Various ways; killed by The Hollow
- The Hollow - Stabbed with a dagger; killed by Hayley
- Jackson was last seen in A Ghost Along the Mississippi.
- Eddie was mentioned by Josh. He was last and only seen in No Quarter.
- Vincent was mentioned by Marcel. He was last seen in Queen Death.
- Dahlia was mentioned by Freya. She was killed in Ashes to Ashes.
- Sofya was mentioned by Marcel and Rebekah. She was last seen in Queen Death.
- Camille was mentioned by Kol. She was last seen in No Quarter as a hallucination.
Behind the Scenes
- According to Michael Narducci, the title refers to the Hollow.
- From this episode onwards, Summer Fontana is billed as "guest starring", having previously been billed as "co-starring".
- Davina: "The Hollow has to be killed. You have no idea what we are up against."
- Freya: "You need to stab the Hollow. Be fast, be brutal, or we're dead."
- Hayley: "I know what I have to do. I just have to be brave enough to do it."
- Rebekah: "Hayley is on a suicide mission and I can't lose anyone else that I love."
- Freya: "Hayley?"