Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is the fourth episode of the fifth season of The Originals and the eighty-third episode of the series overall.


THE SEARCH FOR HAYLEY — Frustrated by the lack of progress made in the search for Hayley, Klaus turns up the heat by taking hostages from each of the three New Orleans supernatural factions. Freya goes to Mystic Falls to check on Hope, who has been sent back to the Salvatore School. Vincent seeks guidance from Ivy after learning that Klaus' erratic behavior is escalating.[2]



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast



  • Antagonist: Niklaus Mikaelson.
  • Klaus takes a hostage from each of the three New Orleans factions, as a way to test the reaction of each towards Hayley's kidnapping. As both the witches and the werewolves proved willing to help despite their hatred of Klaus, he concludes that someone among the vampires, the only faction who refused to help in anyway, could be responsible for her disappearance.
  • Klaus and Marcel put aside their differences and, deciding to take matters in their own hands, restrict the movement of the vampires, confiscating their daylight rings. Any protest is to be meant with immediate execution.
  • Their investigation also takes them onto the trail of Hayley's kidnappers, who have apparently taken her because of a hatred of "crossbreeds" such as hybrids. A clue sent to them as a taunt by this shadowy faction contains proof that they have Hayley, a piece of skin with her Crescent birthmark on it, and a coin showing a Nazi swastika.

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Behind the Scenes

Cultural References

  • "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" is an idiom meaning a dilemma—i.e., to choose between two undesirable situations (equivalent to "between a rock and a hard place").
  • "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" is an American song that was released in 1932. It became a very popular song and many musicians had songs with the exact same name. Including George Harrison who was known from the band the Beatles.




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Last.fm_play.png "Romanticise (LeBruce Remix)" – Chela
Last.fm_play.png "Waiting For Love" – Avicii
Last.fm_play.png "Last Goodbye" – The Hot Damns feat. Smokey Jones




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