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THE REMAINING WHITE OAK BULLET — When rumors begin to spread about the remaining White Oak bullet, dangerous foes descend upon New Orleans in an attempt to take down Klaus once and for all. As the threats continue to grow, Elijah urges his siblings to lay low at the compound while Marcel, Vincent and Josh chase down a lead involving a mysterious vampire named Sofya, who may have the answers they’re looking for. Meanwhile, tensions inside the compound build as Kol is forced to come face to face with his brother Finn, the person responsible for his death. Elsewhere, Klaus and Hayley seek shelter with her former pack and stumble upon some unsettling news involving the threat against them. Davina and Freya also appear.
- Antagonists: Lucien Castle and Sofya
- This episode marks Finn's first reunion as an Original Vampire with his siblings since he tried to destroy them as a witch possessing Vincent.
- Lucien was called friend of the Mikaelson family numerous times this episode until he revealed that ever since he first came to N.O, and long before that - he hated the mikaelsons for what they have done to him.
- Davina attacks Finn using a spell to trap him forever as the thing he hates the most being a vampire as he originally wanted Freya to place him in a witch's body.
- Davina locks Finn's spirit in his body, condemning to live for the rest of his life as a vampire.
- The vampire Sofya is working for a mysterious figure and she claims he wants the Mikaelsons to pay for their sins. She is so afraid of him that she doesn't dare to reveal his identity.
- Near the end of the episode, Vincent changes side to help Sofya because the Ancestors want him to help her employer. Klaus learns Lucien's company is still hunting for werewolves.
- Freya is kidnapped by Lucien, revealing he wants to do a spell that require a Mikaelson witch, the white oak (bullet), and lots of werewolf venom (this might be the reason for him hunting werewolves). It has been confirmed he is the mysterious figure Sofya is working for.
- This is the first episode to feature Lucien having scenes with Kol in present day. The last time they were seen together was in a flashback in For the Next Millennium.
- Camille does not appear in this episode.
Behind the Scenes
- We all know Marcel Gerard kills it at karaoke… but it turns out Charles Michael Davis is a talented musician in his own right; every time we’re on a set with a piano (both the Mikaelson compound and the St. James Infirmary have one), you’re bound to find Charles at the keys between takes. Which of course means that he was more than a little jealous when he found out that Daniel got a big jazz number in the teaser of this opener. Don’t worry though, Charles made sure to swing by set to critique Daniel’s piano-miming skills and pitch us on Marcel’s future musical side-projects. Personally, we’re hoping he and Josh start a 90’s-style boy band.
- Every episode, there’s a prop that everyone wants to take home at the end of the shoot. Last year, the producers even made up “Viking bumper stickers” based on one of Davina’s lines in episode 204. Not surprisingly, Klaus’s “Mothertrucker” cap was a VERY hot ticket this time around.
- This episode featured Josh’s very first fight scene. Obviously, as co-presidents of the Josh fan club, we love seeing him evolve from hapless pawn in the war for New Orleans to Marcel’s right-hand man and a badass in his own right. But it’s also worth mentioning that while we have obviously have (fantastically talented) stunt people, our actors also learn all the fight choreography for the close-ups. In this episode, Steven Kreuger, Nathaniel Buzolic, and Casper Zafer all put in an amazing effort to ensure that our showdowns (and beatdowns) felt authentic. In return, we made sure they had plenty of Advil the next day…
- In our world, vampirism has its benefits: compulsion, wealth, power, and eternal youth, to name a few. So it was fun to explore the darker, more philosophical side of immortality in this episode, via Elijah’s existential quandary over the potential destruction of the white oak. Ultimately, is forever a blessing or an unbearable burden? Early on, all the writers spent part of an afternoon debating the relative pros and cons of vampire life — and deciding whether or not they’d choose to turn if given the chance. Turns out, we’re pretty evenly split (apparently only half of us are egomaniacs with questionable morals) — with Bart claiming he’d turn, but only if given some advance notice to hit the gym, and Narducci declaring that not only would he NOT turn, but if he knew for sure that vampires were real, he’d dedicate the rest of his life to hunting them down. Because he is basically a comic book hero come to life, and a much better person than the rest of us.
- We all loved the idea of turning the water in the courtyard fountain into flames, both for its visual and dramatic impact. Unfortunately, one side effect of a fire fountain is that it’s loud. Like, 1,000 tropical fish tanks, mad scientist’s lab LOUD. Luckily, our sound design geniuses in post-production were able to work their magic and make sure that the cool effect didn’t ruin the scene.
- Alone with Everybody is the first solo album by English singer-songwriter Richard Ashcroft, released via Hut Records in June 2000.
- Alone With Everybody also refers to a pop folk band from Toulouse, France, named after this album.
- Kol: "He's luring his enemies out of the woodwork."
- Kol: "He's luring Nik's enemies out of the woodwork."
- Davina: "Let's see how you like a taste of your own medicine."
- Kol: "I saw him with my own eyes, Finn must've come back when Davina resurrected me. The spell was tied to the blood of the Mikaelson line. Either it worked on him or he found a way to hijack it. Either way the only how I care about is how long I'm going to make him suffer before I kill him."
- Elijah: "Restrain brother, for now."
- Kol: "Why? Finn is clearly the one spreading rumors about missing white oak. He's luring Nik's enemies out of the woodwork, it's all part of his tedious revenge fantasy."
- Freya: "You're wrong, those rumors began before either of you returned, Finn's innocent."
- Kol: "Innocent? Pardon me love but Finn has tried to kill the rest of us more than once. He's an enemy to our family"
- Freya: "He is our family, Finn's return is an opportunity to mend all wounds and fix what's broken."
- Kol: "He didn't just drop a bloody vase, HE MURDERED ME!"
- Elijah: "You seem certain."
- Kol: "Are you honestly siding with her?"
- Elijah: "Time and again Finn has demonstrated nothing but contempt towards this family so you tell me, how can you be so certain that he would return to us in peace?"
- Klaus: "Absolutely not!"
- Hayley: "We need to blend in! You could start by losing the thousand-dollar jacket."
- Klaus: "Tell me again why we're on a scenic tour of Methamphetamine Country, and not compelling a jet to some far-off -preferably tropical- destination?"
- Hayley: "Look, I'm not the one with an army of pissed-off vampires coming after me. Can I have the keys?"
- Klaus: On a scale from one to ten, exactly how much am I going to despise this little plan of yours?"
- Hayley: "I would say a solid eighty-five."
- Klaus: "Oh good..."
- Marcel: "As long as we have a legion of Mikaelson enemies in town, how about you just let 'em do their job?"
- Elijah: "You know, Marcel, I was just looking for a little me-time."
- Marcel: "Well, as soon as they know you're safe and sound, they'll be more than happy to give you all the "me-time" you want."
- Marcel (to Elijah): "If you stayed put, maybe they could devote more of their energy to finding out who's got their hands on that missing white oak bullet?"