I see a change in him. For the first time in centuries, he acted solely for the benefit of another. I believe that young Marcellus, with whom he can identify and even nurture, holds the key to our brother's troubled soul. Unfortunately, Kol, your wretched behavior will only serve to distract him from this auspicious path. Now, you might well consider me a hypocrite to betray you as I have. For his sake, you must sleep. Even I must make certain sacrifices, if, indeed, we are to preserve the precious bond between Niklaus and that child.
Over the centuries, Elijah has been romantically involved with certain women while being with his siblings and his half-brother Klaus, and running from his father. In the 10th century, while Elijah and his family were still human, both he and his half-brother Klaus were in love with a woman called Tatia, though it is unknown if she returned their affections. In the 14th century, Elijah was involved with Katerina Petrova, the doppelgänger of Tatia. In the 19th century, he was involved romantically with a witch named Celeste Marie Helene Dubois, who later died in a Witch hunt, caused by his half-brother. Now in the 20th century, Elijah rekindled his relationship with Katherine and they had a romantic relationship until he broke up with her and left with his half-brother to New Orleans. Once he got to New Orleans, he learned of a werewolf named Hayley and her child of whom Klaus is the father. Elijah promised her that he'll always protect her and four months later, after some time with Hayley, it seems like he is starting to develop feelings for her but doesn't want to act on them; because he doesn't want to damage his relationship with Klaus again.
It is presumed that Elijah had a very strict and disciplined upbringing, mainly due to his father's influence.
Once, as kids, Elijah takes Niklaus into the woods, to teach him how to hunt. Elijah encourages his brother stating that his aim has been improving, when he misses a shot. But, Mikael intervenes and scolds Elijah for encouraging his brother and snatches the bow from Niklaus stating that he wasn't man enough to hold a weapon. Niklaus tries to apologize, but Mikeal sees him as a weakling and starts beating him. Elijah then tries to stop his father from hurting his brother but is scared off, by Mikeal stating that if Elijah intervened he would be next. Elijah is also shown playing along with all his siblings in the woods showing that they were happy and loved each other dearly.
They lived among werewolves for about twenty years and during the full moon, the humans would simply hide in the underground caves while the werewolves turned. During Elijah's early life, Elijah and Klaus both fell in love with a woman named Tatia who lived in their village. All the villagers wanted to be her suitors including Klaus and Elijah, both of them during their time with her, argued with each other and fought each other because they both wanted her for themselves. Tatia couldn't decide between the two of them.
When Mikael found Klaus making chess toys with his hunting knife, he whipped and beat Klaus so bad that his siblings feared for his life. Elijah tried to stop his father, but he pushed Elijah away and continued to punish Klaus until Rebekah came in with his sword and wanted his abuse of Klaus to end. Mikael got furious at his children for choosing Klaus over their father and then grabbed his sword and left the three of them. One night Rebekah had enough of Mikael's abuse towards Klaus, so she took her father's knife and intended to use it on him and kill him, but Elijah came and took from her and sent her away and looked at his father before going to sleep himself.
One morning after a full moon, Niklaus came out of the woods, holding his dead little brother Henrik in his arms. Elijah came running to join his mother as she grieved Henrik's death.
To ensure that the rest of her family would survive, Esther used a spell (called The Immortality Spell). Mikael gave his children wine laced with blood from Tatia. Then he stabbed Elijah and his siblings through the heart and made them drink human blood. After becoming a vampire, Elijah, along with his family, made sure that the White Oak Tree, their one true weakness, would be destroyed.
Shortly after becoming a vampire, one night when Niklaus made his first human kill, it triggered his werewolf side. Elijah and his father ran to Klaus and discovered the truth about him.
Mikael and Elijah then shortly ran away before it got worse. Mikael then forced his wife to do a spell on Niklaus to make his werewolf side dormant. Mikael also made Elijah help him in tying up Klaus so that his mother could do the spell. Then one night, his mother was killed by "Mikael". After burying their mother, Elijah, Klaus and Rebekah promised that they would never turn their backs on each other and that they would stick together as one, always and forever.
Elijah was in Italy along with his siblings Rebekah and Klaus. They came across a vampire hunter named Alexander who was part of a group called The Five. Rebekah fell in love with Alexander. Elijah and Klaus took advantage of this as an opportunity to get closer to Alexander and find out his secrets. One day, the siblings were invited to a party at Alexander's home where they were attacked by surprise and daggered. Klaus was again unaffected by the dagger thanks to his werewolf lineage and undaggered Elijah and the rest of his siblings except Finn.
14th century - 17th century
According to Elijah, he had begun noticing Rebekah and Klaus losing their humanity. However, Elijah hoped as their older brother he could lead them down the right path to reclaiming their humanity and carry on the family legacy. But he believed if he fails, their family legacy would fall in ruins.
In England, Elijah and Klaus were noblemen in the late 15th century. Elijah met Katerina Petrova, who was the Doppelgänger of Tatia and moments later, showed her to his younger brother Niklaus. Katerina was the key to breaking Klaus' Hybrid Curse through sacrifice. While Elijah was helping Klaus achieve his goal, he started to fall in love with Katerina. And when Elijah one day saw Katerina bored, he took her outside to have fun and then they sat at a bench and talked about love. Elijah confessed to her that he didn't believe in love, but Katerina didn't believe him, saying that without love, they wouldn't have reason to live at all. Klaus then came and interrupted, taking Katerina with him and away from Elijah. Elijah then tried to persuade Klaus to spare her life, but Klaus told him not to bother and that the ritual would go on as planned. On the night of the full moon, Katerina took the moonstone and fled with the help of Trevor.
Klaus assumed Elijah helped her because of their discussion the night
before about sparing her life. Elijah promised him that he would find her and Klaus responded with a promise of his own; if he did not find Katerina, he would be killed. Elijah attempted to track down Katerina, but failed.
Cadiz, Spain, 1702
In 1702, Kol's violence in Spain drew too much attention and brought Mikael, straight to the family, burning the country in his wake. While the flames drew closer, Elijah and Klaus searched for Kol while Rebekah brought the daggered Finn onboard a ship to flee from Europe. They found him in a tavern where he drank and feasted on humans carelessly. Despite their warnings of Mikael's arrival, he refused to flee. When Klaus and Elijah insisted, Kol attempted to resist them but was subdued by Elijah as Klaus pulled out one of the white oak ash daggers successfully daggered and neutralized Kol.
New Orleans, 18th century - 20th century
Having fled the Old World (Spain) from Mikael, Elijah, along with Klaus and Rebekah, sailed across the world, through the Mississippi River and arrived in New Orleans, 300 years from the present. Upon arriving off the coast of New Orleans, they slaughtered all the men who boarded their ship, but left one alive to question and carry their luggage, including the two coffins of their neutralized brothers, Kol and Finn. Elijah requested that man to find more help with the luggage and told in a sarcastic way. "My sincere apologies."
In 1820, Elijah, Niklaus and Rebekah were living in New Orleans at the Governor's mansion and paid him in gold to keep quiet about the existence of vampires. One day the Governor threw a party for the Mikaelsons. Rebekah went up stairs with the Governor's son who she wanted to turn. Elijah was seen kissing a women and was having fun when Rebekah came to him with the Governor's son and asked Elijah if she could turn him, to which Elijah suggested it would be a unwise move to turn the Governor's son into a vampire.
Klaus told her no and told her that if she turned every boy she fell in love with, the humans would cease to exist. The boy then argued with Klaus and he threw him down the stairs while Elijah tried to stop it. While the siblings were going to attend the Governor's son funeral, Klaus saw a boy being wiped and threw an apple at the man and made him stop whipping him. Klaus then came to the boy, named him Marcellus and brought him to the family, Elijah saw this and told his sister: "Perhaps their is hope for our brother after all".
Later in 1820 Elijah is seen visiting the Witch, Celeste who is seen taking a bath and is looking at Elijah, he likes the view of hers he's seeing it's perfection. Celeste then mentions that his brother is again up to no good. He's challenging the gentry to duels as though they have any chance of a fair fight.
Elijah then responds and says. "I do grow weary of sacrificing my joy to temper my brother's mischief. Surely, you can cast a spell to put him in his place." But Celeste mentions it would take about a 100 Witches to put him in his place. Elijah then mentions that his brother certainly needs a little discipline. and jokes that maybe a spanking of some kind is in order. And tells her that he thinks he shall need some rehearsal. They then both Kiss before he leaves to meet his brother.
Elijah then is about to meet with his brother who is seen challenging a man in a duel in which Klaus is left standing as the victor and the other man is shot to the head. Elijah then becomes a little worried, and says. "Brother! Please, this is high folly." He then asks Klaus if it is not enough, that he have slaughtered dozens in just these past several weeks? and explains a Word of a city littered with bodies will surely travel the oceans. And asks his brother if he wants to bring their father upon them? Klaus tells Elijah to Relax. And tells him he have sent rumor that the bodies are result of the witches seeking blood sacrifice for their rituals. Elijah then is a little shocked and says. "You did what?" He asks Klaus if he have forgotten, that Celeste is one of those that he recklessly point his finger at? Klaus then asks, who Celeste is?
Elijah then gives Klaus a meaningful look. Klaus then remembers the witch Elijah has been knocking around with. Klaus then tells Elijah. "Well, fear not. Harlots are like rats in the quarter. You trip over one every step you take." Elijah then takes a revolver and shoots at Klaus, who groans with pain. Klaus sees that Elijah cares about Celeste and warns that they're rounding up the towns witches as they speak. Elijah then began to look for Celeste and found her lying in the bathtub, dead. Elijah touches her, lays his forehead on hers. He screams and blames himself for her death.
In 1887, 52 years after being daggered by Klaus, Rebekah had finally been undaggered by him. Elijah had helped her reintegrate herself into New Orleans society and they went to the opera house together. It was a moment that only they shared together.
In the year 1919 Elijah is seen in a meeting room, meeting with members from the Guerrera crime family, a Werewolf crime family who were almost as the the monsters they turned into on a full moon according to Klaus. Elijah told them that Mayor O'Connell was a little late but they should continue with business without him. Klaus then appeared and told his brother that he enjoys these illicit, little gatherings. Elijah assured the them that they didn't need to be scared of Klaus as Elijah made a promise they be safe and Klaus told them his brother always keeps his word. Then a Witch appeared, Elijah told him it was a private meeting. But the witch said it was a meeting between kings and said he was also a king, and he's having rules. He explains he talks for the Witches of the New Orleans Coven, he tells them his name; Alphonz Bellatunde Delgallo. He tells them the witches should get their fair share and leaves with a gift to Elijah and Klaus, the Mayor's head. Later When Marcel Gerard returns home from World War I, he's greeted by both Elijah and Klaus. Klaus tells Marcel "The prodigal son has finally learned to hold his liquor." Marcel tells him being in the army does that to you. Elijah tells him it's good to have him back, and tells him that Niklaus was beside himself in Marcel's absence. Klaus then tells him the he and Elijah have had a little argument that Marcel might help with a rouge witch who wants a piece of the city they built. Klaus considered to kill him but Elijah meant that negotiation is their best recourse, as Elijah knows how fast news can travel, but also the very horrors of war itself. Klaus reveals that he invited the witch and Elijah told Marcel he could choose what they should do after he saw the Witch. Elijah tried negotiation with him but after all his sacrifices Elijah decided to meet with him in a private room. However Klaus appeared instead as Elijah only comes when they deal and Klaus comes when the deal is closed.
Later that year, Elijah is seen by both Rebekah and Genevieve, Rebekah asks if she is interested in Elijah but she confirms he is interested in Klaus, Rebekah then begins to talk of her older brother Kol who is also a bad boy and she would like him to. At the bar Elijah meets with Clara Summerlin who was possessed by Celeste Dubois at that time. She had spilled her drink and Elijah gives her his tissue and leaves her with a smile.
Six months later in 1919 Elijah and Klaus are seen with a Werewolf named Lana who's the Werewolf Queen of the Crescent Wolf Clan. Klaus talked of how Werewolves, Vampires, Witches and dirty-cops are happy as clams and drunk as stoast. Elijah told his brother of Two new Era- collaboration in the face of prohibition. Elijah gave them drinks of shots and they all drunk, Elijah hugs his brother and tells him Who would have thought it possible The unification of New Orleans? Klaus grasps his shoulder,Elijah puts his arm around his brother's shoulder and whirls him around to overlook the scene before him. Elijah says "Oh, certainly, we worked together, Niklaus, but this vision This was all you". Elijah and Klaus sat and drink, until they saw Marcel and Rebekah to come, Klaus knew they were a pair, Elijah told him to not cause trouble. But to his surprise Klaus allowed them to be together and sat with Elijah minutes later. The next day Elijah enters Klaus' room and sees Lana and jokes of him sleeping with enemy who is now their ally, Klaus tells Elijah they got tickets to The Opera House and asked to tell Rebekah to bring Marcel with her. Elijah the left them. When Elijah was getting ready for The Opera, his father Mikael visited him and told he saw the Le Grand Guignol piece in Venice. Elijah is shocked seeing his father, he told him, he only wished to talk. Elijah told him that he has hunted them for centuries and laid waste to half of Europe and wants to talk? Mikael corrected him that he only hunted Klaus and never his true children, he tells him he's his blood and he's proud to call him son. Mikael then asks Elijah for his help to kill Klaus. Elijah in rage attacked his father only to be thrown against the wall. Elijah then tells his father that if he thinks Elijah would betray Klaus for his own father, then he's a fool without equal. Mikael then tells him he'll forgive Elijah for his love for his brother, but tells him he needs to realize as he once did, when he learned his mother had laid with a beast to beget. He told Elijah. "Niklaus is an abomination. You do not talk to abominations. You do not reason with them. Do not try to change them. You ERASE THEM." Mikael then showed him The White Oak Stake, Elijah tried to stop him but Mikael forced him against the wall and told him, that either he stands with him or fall with Klaus and after Elijah choose Klaus, Mikael staked Elijah with normal wood stake. After Elijah was awake he rushed to The Opera House saw Mikael at the stage, as he was feeding from Marcel, Elijah urged his siblings to flee the scene. Mikael then burned down The Opera House and continued to hunt for his children, Elijah, Klaus and Rebekah were only a few blocks away. Elijah told Klaus and Rebekah to flee while he delayed his father for a brief time.
Throughout The Vampire Diaries Series
Elijah was first introduced when two vampires named Rose and Trevor called a person on Elijah's inner circle in the hope that he would come to meet them and pardon them because they were tired of constantly running from the Originals. They held Elena captive in the hope of using her as a bargaining chip. Initially skeptical of their claim of having the Petrova doppelgänger, by testing whether Elena was human, he proceeded to smell her neck. Surprised, he confirmed that Elena was indeed a human and alive. He forgave Rose because she helped Trevor out of loyalty to him which he respected, but he executed Trevor by decapitation for his betrayal of having helped the second Petrova doppelgänger, Katerina Petrova, escape.
As they were leaving the house that Rose and Trevor were hiding out in, the Salvatore brothers came to rescue Elena. They shot Elijah in the hand with a wooden stake, Elena then came out and threw a vervain grenade which exploded and burnt his face; however, he soon healed. Stefan shot multiple stakes at him and eventually tackled him to floor. When Elijah got the upper hand and was about to kill Stefan, Damon then staked him with a broken coat rack, pinning him to the wall; however, some time later, he came to back to life and pulled the stake out of him.
When Rose and Damon went to see a vampire named Slater looking for information about the curse, Elijah appeared and gave a guy a 100 dollar bill in exchange for some coins. He listened to the conversation for a while before throwing some coins at the web-Café's special UV protected glass. It shattered, which sent the vampires inside running for cover. Later that night, he compelled Slater to call Rose (who was with Damon) and tell her that they can stop the sacrifice by dispelling the moonstone. Elijah then further compelled Slater to stake himself.
The next day Elijah, with the help of the allied Jonas Martin, found Elena through a locator spell and appeared at the window Elena was watching. She saw Elijah and freaked out a little bit. Elijah told Dr. Martin that he knew exactly where to find her. When Elijah found himself in Slater's apartment, he killed the three vampires who were going to take her to Klaus, but he let Elena and Damon live, much to their surprise. When Dr. Martin asks him about it, he said that it was good that Damon was alive so he can protect Elena as he needs her alive.
In By the Light of the Moon, Elijah meets with Jenna Sommers who is Elena's aunt and was then invited to her house. Elena sees Elijah and is extremely shocked. Elijah greeted her, thanked Jenna for inviting him in, and said to Elena that he hoped to see her again soon. Elena runs up to warn her brother, but Elijah raced to the door and told her that they needed to talk.
After Elena makes an excuse to Jeremy, Elijah and she go to her room. Elijah tells her that he won't harm her or her family. Elena then asks why he killed the vampires who were going to take her and Elijah responds by saying that he didn't want her to be taken and then tries to make a deal with her to kill Klaus and keep her friends and family safe. He then says that he has no concern in breaking the curse, but to find Klaus and kill him. Later Elijah asks Dr.Martin to break the tomb spell under the Fell's church. As per his agreement with Elena, he frees Stefan from it, but compels Katherine to stay there until Klaus comes.
In Crying Wolf, Elijah takes on the surname of Smith and when Damon tries to get the truth out of Elijah at the Historical society meeting, Elijah overpowers him and tells him that he can kill him when he's completed his part of the deal. Later, when Damon and Alaric Saltzman are captured by the werewolves, Elijah comes to the Salvatore Boarding House to find Alaric dead and Damon being tortured by Jules. He offers them the Moonstone but when they try to grab it, he kills all the werewolves with amazing ease, causing Jules to run away without the Moonstone.
Elijah then releases Damon as Alaric comes back to life with the help of his ring, reminding the younger vampire that it was the third time that he saved his life. Under Bonnie's spell, Luka reveals that he, his father, and Elijah all want Klaus dead, and the reason they are helping Elijah is because Klaus has Luka's sister, also a witch, and is forcing her to help him find a way to break the curse without the Petrova Doppelgänger, as he has been doing for generations with other witches. He also reveals that Elijah will return his sister to them if they help him but that they will kill Klaus after the sacrifice, when he is most vulnerable, meaning Elijah intended for the sacrifice to happen all along.
In The Dinner Party, Elijah goes with Jenna into the woods and talks. Then Alaric comes and joins them and he spend hours with Elijah and Jenna. Elijah and Jenna later go to the Grill and meet Damon, Andie and Alaric. Andie asks Elijah and Jenna if they would join the dinner party at the Salvatore boarding house. Elijah says it will be his pleasure. When Elijah comes to the Boarding House for the dinner party with Damon, Alaric, Jenna, Andie Star and John Gilbert, Elijah says if Damon tries to cross him Elijah will kill him and everyone in the house.
During the dinner party, Elijah and Damon take drinks together in the study. As Damon is about to use the dagger to kill Elijah, Alaric enters the room and says they forgot dessert. Unsure of Alaric's interruption, Alaric quickly writes to Damon that the dagger will kill him if he uses it. When Elijah returns to the dinner party, Damon says he doesn't have to protect John as per the deal between Elijah and Elena. Elijah begins to say that he will take Elena away from both Damon and John if Damon becomes a liability.
Alaric then stabs Elijah with the white oak ash dagger, seemingly killing him. It is later revealed however that the dagger has to remain in an Original to keep him dead. Elijah shows up at the lake house and tells Elena that their deal is off, and demands that Elena come with him. Elena threatens to turn herself into a vampire, but Elijah calls her bluff. Elena responds by stabbing herself. Elijah, not wanting history to repeat itself, agrees to the terms of the new deal Elena strikes and begs her to let him heal her. As Elena moves towards him through the door, she stabs him with the white oak ash dagger.
The day after he was neutralized, Damon is shown trying to torch Elijah's body (dagger still intact) with a flame thrower. However, this doesn't work and Katherine states that Elijah is indestructible. After Klaus almost killed Bonnie, a fearful Elena pulls out the dagger from his chest and waits until Elijah wakes up. Once he does, he thinks Elena is Katherine, calling her "Katerina". When coming to his senses, he recognizes that he has not been invited into the "Elena's" house, and starts to suffocate and become disoriented until he finally gets out the house. While outside the house catching his breath, he sees Elena in the doorway and rushes at her for neutralizing him but is stopped due to not being invited into her house. Elena gives him the dagger to prove that he can trust her so they can talk somewhere private.
While he and Elena talk about Klaus and how she needs his help to defeat Klaus, they drive to The Lockwood Mansion where Elijah needs to get a new suit. Elijah informs Elena that the curse of the sun and moon is fake, Klaus is an original vampire/werewolf hybrid and Elijah's brother, and that he had found a way to save the life of the Doppelgänger after the sacrifice. He also reveals he had once cared for Katerina, but that it was a mistake he does not care to iterate. When Elijah and Elena come to The Salvatore Mansion, they see the Salvatore brothers fighting, which causes Elijah to remember something similar (Niklaus attacking Elijah and blaming him for Katerina escaping).
The day after he was resurrected, Elijah explains that the curse should be broken during a full moon and Klaus is preparing for it. Elijah procures an elixir that has a chance to resurrect Elena from the dead after the curse is broken, but Damon doesn't believe it. Elena tells everyone that they should understand why she is willing to do it.
Elijah asks her why and she says that she is the doppelgänger, she is the key to breaking the curse, and if she doesn't do it, Klaus will never stop. Then she goes upstairs to explain it to Damon but Damon, convinced the elixir wouldn't work, forces her to drink his blood. When Damon comes back downstairs, Elijah says she doesn't need the elixir anymore, as feeding her vampire blood rendered it useless. Before he goes he says to Damon that Elena will never forgive him.
After the curse is broken and Klaus is delivered to the brink of death, Elijah walks up to his brother. When he is about to rip his brother's heart out, Klaus reveals that he didn't bury their family at sea, their bodies are safe, and if he is killed, Elijah would never find them. After a moment of hesitation, Elijah saves Klaus and helps him escape before Stefan and Bonnie could stop them.
Two days after the ritual, Elijah is in the woods waiting for Klaus to wake after his transformation. When Klaus wakes, Elijah explains that Klaus stayed a werewolf for two days, even when the full moon went. Elijah reminds him of their deal - if he didn't kill Klaus, Klaus promised to reunite Elijah with their family, even though he was almost killed by him. Elijah and Klaus return to Alaric's apartment and find Katherine and Stefan waiting. Klaus explains before he can help Stefan, he has to stick by his deal to Elijah. Elijah explains to Stefan that his brother gave his word that he would reunite him with his family. Then Klaus suddenly appears behind him stabbing Elijah with the white oak ash dagger, neutralizing him. Elijah is later seen in a coffin about to be "reunited" with his family.
InOrdinary People, When Elena wanted to know more of Original family, Rebekah started to tell about her violent history with both her brothers Klaus and Elijah, when they were all humans a 1000 years ago. And of they became the very first vampires after a tragic death.
InOur Town, Elijah is mentioned by Damon when he tries to find out who is in the 4th coffin, then later Stefan tells Klaus to remove his newly-turned hybrids from Mystic Falls after he seized the coffins containing the other Originals. When Klaus refuses, Stefan threatens to throw Elijah at the bottom of the ocean.
In The Ties That Bind, Elijah makes his first "live" appearance in the third season after being undaggered by Damon, before Klaus could reach the coffins. When Klaus moved his coffins to his house and had to go, Elijah appeared and killed his Hybrid by ripping Daniel's heart out, leaving Klaus shocked that Elijah had awakened.
In Bringing Out The Dead, Elijah asks Klaus if he was surprised to see him since he wasn't the one to remove the dagger. He then fights with Niklaus and he fights back until he falls on Kol's coffin and then Klaus takes the dagger from Kol's body and says he will use it on Elijah. But Elijah
dares him to use it, knowing that Klaus will then have Kol to deal with. Klaus then tells Elijah that he killed their father Mikael. Elijah then asks why their family still remains in the coffins and says, "Finn
for over 900 years, Kol for over a century". Klaus says because of Stefan Salvatore and asks Elijah's help to destroy Stefan and help him get the fourth coffin in order to reunite their family. Elijah idly stands by as Klaus inserts the dagger back into Kol's heart. Elijah then meets with Damon and says to him that he left a note for him. Elijah then invites Damon to a dinner party at 'The Originals Mansion'.
At the dinner party they begin to talk about Tatia, the original Petrova. They reveal that Elijah and Niklaus both loved her equally and that it was her blood which was used to create 'The Originals'. Klaus then tries to make a deal with Stefan, which he rejects. Then Klaus threatens to kill Stefan if Damon doesn't return the missing coffin and asks Elijah to go with Damon. After sometime, it is revealed that Elijah had undaggered his siblings when they all start to enter one by one. Elijah then asks the Salvatores to leave as its their family business. Then Elijah and the other siblings decide on abandoning Klaus. And while Klaus continues to argue with them, their mother Esther arrives, and tells all of her children that she wants them all be a family again.
In Dangerous Liaisons, Elijah prevents Rebekah from killing Elena as revenge for daggering her. He then tells her that Esther wants her family to live in peace with the other inhabitants of Mystic Falls and that she doesn't want war. Elijah is then in the morning seen preparing for the ball that night. During the ball, Elijah serves as the master of ceremony and leads the evening into a dance. He later joins Elena as she is going to talk to
Esther where he reveals his suspicions to her. He doesn't believe that his mother's forgiveness is sincere and wants to know what she will tell Elena.
Elena promises to tell him what Esther says. Later, after Elena talked with his mother, she lied to Elijah by telling him his mother only wanted to apologize for trying to have her killed. Elijah and Elena then raised their glasses of wine when his mother talked to everyone from the stairs, and when she was finished speaking, everyone began to drink the wine with Elena's blood in it.
He later witnesses Damon snapping Kol's neck after the latter tried to kill Matt and promises his mother that he will keep Kol and Rebekah from ruining everything with the inhabitants of Mystic Falls. Unbeknownst to Elijah, his mother is planning on killing him and his siblings which she is possible since she linked them all as one through the champagne (laced with Elena's blood) that they drank earlier that evening. Esther regrets having to kill her children, most notably Elijah, commenting on how moral he is to his brother Finn.
Elijah continues to distrust his mother and in All My Children, he talks with Rebekah about their mother and asks if she found something weird about their mother. Rebekah says that he should ask Finn, but Elijah expresses his reluctance to talk to Finn since he knew that Finn hated being a vampire. Rebekah didn't believe that their mother was doing anything suspicious and said that Esther just wants the family to be whole again. Elijah then goes to Elena's house and asks her to come with him, saying he wants to show her something. They both went on a drive to the woods where Elijah says he used to play as a boy. Elijah then yet again asks what his mother is up to. Elena begins to lie, but Elijah informs her that her heart skips a beat when she lies.
She tells him that she agreed to help Esther kill Klaus, but didn't know it would also kill the other Originals and that she wishes there was a way to help him. He causes the ground to collapse beneath them, creating an opening to the caverns underneath, and traps Elena below. He sends Rebekah to keep her there while he informs Stefan and Damon that they have until the end of the night to stop the spell by killing the witches who are with his mother, Abby and Bonnie. Trying to find an alternative solution, Alaric stabbed Kol with a dagger neutralizing Elijah along with Finn and Rebekah. Klaus, however, removes the dagger moments later, reawakening his siblings.
Elijah appears and stops Klaus from killing Damon and then demands the location of their mother or Elena dies. Damon says that they should be at the old witch house, where the Original proceed to confront their mother and brother (Finn). The family has a standoff, but after Damon kills Abby, the witch spirits leave Esther, causing her and Finn to disappear. Elijah later tells Rebekah that they no longer have a mother, only Esther and that Esther only turned them into vampires, whereas they turned themselves into monsters.
In the same scene with Rebekah, he also admits that he is a hypocrite as he has not always acted morally, using whatever means necessary to get what he wants. Rebekah tries to defend his actions, saying that they are better than the ones trying to kill them. Elijah questions that and leaves the room. He writes a note to Elena explaining that she has good traits which he admires and that he is filled with regret for what he has done to her. Klaus informs Rebekah that Elijah is fleeing as Kol has.
In The Departed, Elijah shows up at Elena's house and surprises her with his return. Elena called Stefan and Matt and said that Elijah was with her. When they came and saw Elijah standing there with Elena, they acknowledged each other. Elijah said that he will take Alaric's stake and run from him until Elena dies from old age, like Klaus and Rebekah ran from their father for 1000 years. Elijah then begins to make a deal for Klaus' body with Elena, saying that he will not revive Klaus in her lifetime nor her children's, saying that it may teach him some manners. But Matt didn't believe him, asking why they should trust him since everything Elijah had done has screwed her over in past. This prompts Elijah to apologize for his past actions.
He then said that Elena could have been dead when Stefan and Matt came over and that it only mattered whether you wanted to trust him or not. When Elena asked why Elijah wants Klaus back, he said Klaus is his brother and that they remain together. Elena then made the deal with Elijah to hand his brother back to him.
After Alaric staked Klaus with the white oak stake, Stefan told Elijah about it and then Elijah waited for Rebekah to come to him. When Rebekah came, she said that Klaus was gone and that there was nothing she could do to stop it. They both hugged each other and mourned Klaus' death. Elijah said that Tyler Lockwood is dead, but the other vampires have survived and says that he nor Kol created their bloodline. Rebekah says that she didn't either and that she was sure it was Klaus. Elijah then wondered how the vampires from Klaus' bloodline could still be alive.
In Growing Pains, the Town Council had hoped that capturing Rebekah would draw her siblings, including Elijah, back to Mystic Falls so they could kill them with the white oak stake, wiping all vampires off the face of the Earth. However, their plan failed as Rebekah was freed.
In The Five, Klaus and Rebekah told the story of The Originals' first encounter with the Brotherhood of the Five, explaining how Elijah and the others had been daggered back in the early 1100s.
In Catch Me If You Can, when the feud between Kol, Rebekah, and Klaus reached a breaking point with Rebekah drawing a dagger on Kol, Kol brought up Elijah in his fury. He said it was this type of bickering that had driven Elijah away and made him want nothing to do with them.
In American Gothic, when Elena and Rebekah tracked down Katherine Pierce after she had gained possession of the cure, they learned she was meeting with a contact of hers. Elena posed as Katherine, discovering her contact was Elijah, who she was her broker in the deal to exchange the cure for her freedom from Klaus. Elijah and Katherine had rekindled the relationship they had formed centuries prior and through this affection, Elijah was helping her. When they met, Elijah kissed her, but he quickly saw through Elena's disguise and confronted her by asking here where Katherine is. When Stefan called
Elijah, he threatens Stefan that if anything happens to Katherine he will descend upon Elena. He realized she had turned off her humanity as well as seeing her as a vampire for the first time. She told him that Katherine had killed Jeremy, much to Elijah's surprise, and he showed great sympathy, upset by Katherine's lies.
Katherine arrived and tried to explain herself but Elijah's distrust of her made it hard for him to go along with her plans but she finally gave him the cure, proving herself to him and telling him that she truly did love him.
With the cure now in his possession, Elijah spoke with Rebekah, uncertain as to why she would want to be human since that would take her away from her family. He then spoke to Klaus over the phone, telling his brother that he now has the Cure and intends to bring it back to Mystic Falls, much to Klaus' elation. When Klaus voices out that Elijah may have a long list of demands before handing it over, Elijah tells him "Not that long."
In Pictures of You, Elijah, Rebekah, and Klaus have a conversation about who deserves the cure more then the other. Rebekah explains her wish to becoming human, but Klaus teases his sister's wishes and Elijah said to his brother to come with a more compelling reason why he should have the cure. Klaus told him that Silas would torment Klaus, until he has the cure. But then the other side would be destroyed and even though their brothers Kol and Finn would return, Elijah didn't thought that he should give the cure to Klaus, so that Silas could destroy the veil and put the entire world in danger so he choose to give it to Rebekah. But only if she could pretend to be human for a day without any vampire privileges. And then she will get the cure.
Later, Elijah gets the White Oak Stake from Rebekah and hands it off to Klaus and tells him they are immortals except from the stake they have nothing to fear. Elijah believes that Klaus will survive the tormenting from Silas as he has survived endless torments over the centuries, but says if he can't he'll outrun him. Klaus asks Elijah why he would spare Katerina without the cure, Elijah says. "I would ask you to provide me with this opportunity, to feel, to care, to love." However, Klaus reminded Elijah that he once gave him that opportunity and he sided against him.
Elijah waited for Rebekah at her house and he handed the cure and asked if she truly wanted the cure, she took it and thanked her brother. The real Rebekah then called, Elijah confused answered the phone, and Rebekah told him that something was not right and told him not to take his hands off the cure, but Elijah told her it was too late for that.
In The Originals, Elijah tells Rebekah that their brother Niklaus has gone to New Orleans to find out who is plotting against him. Elijah then decided to head to New Orleans to find out who is plotting against his brother and tells Rebekah, that he will either stop them or help them. "Depending, on my mood."
Once Elijah came to New Orleans he saved a Witch named Sophie Deveraux, from two unknown vampires who worked for Marcel, the king of New Orleans. Elijah asked her what business her family had with his brother. Sophie told him how she and many others wants Marcel gone and also tells him of Klaus' Unborn Child.
Elijah then meets with his brother and tells him to come with him and tells him he has found out who is plotting against him. Elijah leads Klaus to an old Cemetery where they meet with Sophie. Sophie tells Klaus and demands him to help her and the other witches get rid of Marcel. Sophie and Elijah then reveals that the Werewolf, girl named Hayley is having Klaus's child. Sophie then comes and explains how it is possible that Hayley is having his child. Sophie then threatened to have both Hayley and the child killed if Klaus did not help them, Elijah then interrupted and told that if they wanted Marcel dead he could kill him himself, but Sophie tells him they have a better plan. Klaus got mad and thought it was lies. Elijah then told Klaus to listen and Klaus heard the heart beat of the child. Klaus then walked away and didn't care what would happen to Hayley and the child.
Elijah tried to convince his brother, that it was a gift and that it was their chance to be a family after all the centuries of being despised by their parents and their lives being ruined. He tells his brother this their chance to take back what ever they've lost. Klaus refused to save Hayley and his child and then left Elijah. Elijah then called Rebekah, and tells her that neither of them is good without that child, Rebekah then asked when he would stop searching for Klaus's redemption. Elijah responded with. "I'll stop searching for his redemption, when I believe there's none left to be found".
then later sat with Klaus at a bench and talked of how much fun they had in New Orleans and of how they had to leave thanks to their father. Klaus then tells him that he wants to take back this town and be king, when Elijah asked of Hayley and the child, Klaus said that every king needs an heir.
Elijah then met with Sophie in the morning and asked her how this would work, Sophie told him that Klaus needs to come in Marcel's inner circle, and they'll be hitting Marcel where it hurts. Elijah then headed back to Mystic Falls to bring Rebekah with him to New Orleans, and tried to convince Rebekah to come with him but Rebekah wouldn't saying she didn't owe him anything then walked away. Katherine then appeared before Elijah and told him his sister is right about Klaus, Elijah kissed Katherine on the forehead and says goodbye.
In 500 Years of Solitude, when Katherine is dying in bed, Damon messes with her mind and creates hallucinations of Jenna Sommers, John Gilbert and then makes a hallucination of Elijah Mikaelson. She sees Elijah and thinks it is real, she says his name and he comes to her bed and she is glad to see him. He says "Katerina". She lays her hand on him, and says "You're here". Then she realized it was just Damon playing with her and told her no one is coming for her as no one cares. Elijah is in fact still living in New Orleans.
It is possible that Elijah did not know Katherine was dying because Klaus probably didn't tell him as Klaus wanted to return to Mystic Falls to gloat over Katherine's corpse and see Caroline otherwise Elijah would have stopped him.
In The Devil Inside, Elijah's voice was heard when he was introducing Klaus to Katherine in the 14th century, as part of Katherine's memories.
Throughout The Originals Series
In Always and Forever, Elijah is shown in a flashback 300 years ago. Having fled the Old World for unknown reasons, Elijah, along with Klaus and Rebekah, sailed across the world, through the Mississippi River and arrived in New Orleans, 300 years from the present. Upon arriving off the coast of New Orleans, they slaughtered all the men who boarded their ship, but left one alive to question and carry their luggage, including the two coffins of their neutralized brothers, Kol and Finn.
In the present, Elijah is seen talking with the bartender, Camille O'Connell, about his brother. He tells her that his brother always seems to get into trouble and she suggests he is the one that is always helping him. Elijah then asks Camille if she can find someone who works at the bar by the name of Jane-Anne Deveraux. Camille tells him she doesn't know, but tells him the name of a tour guide who might know, Sabine. Elijah meets up with Sabine, who in reality is a witch and already knows about Elijah. He asks her to see the witch Jane-Anne, but Sabine tells him it is too late as the vampire, Marcel, had already killed her in public, which Elijah finds shocking. Elijah hides once Marcel appears - as Marcel would kill the witches if Elijah had been discovered with them. Elijah listens in on the conversation between Marcel and Sophie Deveraux, in which Marcel wants to know why Klaus has returned and was looking for Jane-Anne. Elijah then calls Rebekah and reveals to her that Klaus' former student, Marcel is still alive which Rebekah finds shocking. Elijah explains to his sister that the man who Klaus sired now rules New Orleans, with savage vampires and killing for any human to find. But when Rebekah hears him mention Niklaus, she begins back talking about him and says she wants take backs from the pact she made with Elijah and Niklaus.
Elijah reminds her she's taken take backs many times during the centuries and even when their father found them in New Orleans a hundred years ago and chased them from the city. Elijah then ends the conversation with saying he thinks his brother's in trouble, when the witches are brave enough to bring an Original back into town and he wants to know why. He then comes to the bar Rousseau where he saves Sophie and kills her attackers sent by Marcel. He asks her what business her family has with his brother and Sophie leads him to a cemetery and invites him in as no vampires are allowed to enter without invitation.
Sophie explains to Elijah that a werewolf named Hayley became pregnant during her encounters with Klaus. Hayley is then brought out by other witches and Elijah asks for a moment alone with her. Hayley doesn't know how it is possible for her to be pregnant and Elijah explains how it may be possible and shows her some parts of his family's past through his mind. He explains how they became vampires and for Niklaus, the very first Hybrid, resulting in the spell their mother cast on Klaus to suppress his werewolf side. After some talking with Sophie, Elijah meets up with his brother and guides him to the cemetery where Sophie and Elijah explain everything to Klaus. Klaus expresses disbelief and rejects the witches' offer. He tells the witches to kill both Hayley and the baby, claiming he doesn't care either way. Elijah tries to talk some sense into his brother but fails. Sophie further tries to blackmail Elijah and reveals that if Sophie dies, so do Hayley and her child.
Elijah then finds his brother arguing with Marcel and it ends with Klaus biting one of Marcel's guys. Elijah then calls Rebekah again to update her on the recent events, also telling her that their brother is willingly to give up everything, he's lashing out in blind rage and the last time Elijah saw something like that, it lasted for 200 years. Elijah further explains that Klaus was so close to feel happiness when he heard the child's heartbeat for the first time, but now his temper has destroyed it. He then tells his sister he's almost out of time to get the girl to which Rebekah responds to get the girl before it's too late and Elijah swears to her he'll not let anything happen to the girl or her child. He then meets up with Marcel and tells him it's time for them to have a little chat. Elijah asks him of how he has control of the magic in the French Quarter, Marcel tells him it's his business. Elijah then makes a deal with Marcel, if the body of Jane-Anne is released to the witches, Klaus will cure the man he bit.
Elijah then brought the body of Jane-Anne to the witches so that they could bring her to rest. Elijah tells them Klaus will agree to their terms, he only needs more time. Elijah then finds Klaus and this time, holds Klaus by the throat and tells him that he'll not walk away from this and threatens Klaus that he'll never let go of his brother, even if he has to beat some humanity into him like their father used to do. After their short fight, Klaus tells him he hasn't cared about anything for centuries and asks why Elijah does, who explains to his brother because he failed him once and says he should have killed his own father the second he laid a hand on Klaus and says "Family above all". Later, Klaus and Elijah sit on a bench and discuss what his child could offer him. Klaus then tells Elijah to tell Sophie that they've a deal.
The next day, Elijah moves Hayley to the Originals old sanctuary and tells her that she's now the most important person in the family, promising her that he'll always protect her. Klaus and Elijah then go to talk in private and discuss if and when Rebekah would join them. Klaus starts to doubt Elijah's value in his mission to reclaim his throne from Marcel so he stabs him with the White Oak Ash Dagger, neutralizing him. He then tells his brother: "There's no power in love. Mercy makes you weak. Family makes you weak."
In House of the Rising Son, 3 months later without any calls from her big brother Elijah, Rebekah is determined to go back to their old stumping ground. Once she arrives at the Mikaelson Mansion, she learns from Hayley that Elijah is nowhere to be found. When she confronts Klaus, she flashes back to 1820, New Orleans, when her family was happy, even Elijah who was seen kissing a woman named Celeste. Elijah then saw Rebekah and told her she couldn't turn the Governors son. Klaus then killed the boy. Back in the present, Rebekah, with Hayley's help, discovers that Elijah's coffin is not at their house. Rebekah then visits the witch Sophie and tells her of how Klaus met Marcel. Back in 1820, the Governor was going to bury his only son, but it seemed he had another son, who was being whipped. Elijah and Rebekah saw this and saw how Klaus brought that boy into to their family and then thought their might be hope for his brother after all. Back in the present, Rebekah tells Sophie that without Elijah between Klaus and Marcel, who knows what will happen.
Klaus later reveals to Rebekah that he neutralized Elijah and brought him to Marcel for peace keeping. Rebekah then makes Marcel lead her to Elijah after she threatened Camille. Marcel leads Rebekah to a room where she needs to be invited in by a girl named Davina who is a powerful witch. Rebekah goes to Elijah's coffin and tries to pull the dagger out of him, but Davina pulls it back and throws Rebekah out of her room, using her powers. Rebekah later tells Klaus about this, stating that because of Klaus' actions, Elijah is now in danger. They both agree that they won't stop looking for him until they've found him.
In Tangled Up In Blue, Hayley is seen reading Elijah's journals of his life as a vampire and how he felt about his siblings stepping away from the humanity they once possessed. Marcel promises Klaus he'll hand Elijah back to him after being saved by Klaus' hand from Katie. Little does Marcel know the attack on his life did go out from Klaus who pulled Katie into the whirlwind of events that eventually led to her demise. Back in Davina's attic, Davina is seen watching over Elijah's corpse, as she hears a person walk into the room she ruses up. Sure of his friends loyalty, Marcel storms into Davina's room and happily proclaims that he's willing to release the vampire, but Davina denies Marcel's wish. Her plan and mission to kill an original vampire hasn't been completed yet so she holds on to the body and reveals that she has more power over Marcel than originally thought. Marcel leaves without Elijah, who remains in Davina's custody. Back at the Mikaelson mansion, Klaus asks Hayley what it is about his brother that always inspires admiration in people, showing jealousy of his older brother. Hayley simply says: "He was kind to me."
In the opening of Girl in New Orleans, Davina is seen pulling the dagger out of Elijah's chest, but shoving it back in the moment Marcel enters the room, demonstrating that she is still searching for a way to destroy the Original.
After a conversation with Diego, Rebekah finds the church Marcel keeps Elijah's coffin hidden, but is unable to enter the room his coffin is kept due to being uninvited. As Rebekah glares into the room, she spies her sleeping brother who, to Rebekah's surprise, opens his eyes and stares at her. Rebekah finds herself in a dream-like state in front of a carriage. Elijah reveals himself behind her and tells her that he sent her into a memory only the two of them share to properly communicate with each other and to make sure Davina was not playing mind games with him. In her memory, the two of them visiting an opera house shortly after Rebekah's undaggering, Elijah tells Rebekah that due to Davina's removal of the dagger, the weapon lost its effect (it needs to be dipped in white oak ash to keep him down) on him and his body is slowly restoring. But instead of taking his sisters offer to help him flee Davina's attic, he proposes to try and talk to the young witch and win her for his side. In the meantime, Elijah wishes Rebekah and Niklaus to look after Hayley and her unborn baby. After making Rebekah swear to keep this promise, he sends her out of the mind induced dream state. Rebekah leaves the attic afterwards.
After being confronted with Klaus in the church and having to say goodbye forever to Tim, Davina flees into her room and wants to be by herself. As she stares with sadness at Tim's broken violin, she makes her wind chimes play by her magic, but her sentimental mood comes to a sudden stop as the lid of Elijah's coffin closes. As she slowly walks towards the coffin, she hears a sound behind her and turns around. She spies Elijah slowly returning to normal, standing behind her, telling her not to be afraid and claiming not to wish her any harm. In a calm voice, the Old One lets the girl know that the two of them are in a dire need of a conversation. Both exchange a long look at each other.
In Sinners and Saints, Elijah confronts Davina as his body re-awakened from the daggering. He explains that they could stop a war between the witches and vampires before it even started if they would just hear each other out. Davina then gives him a drop of her blood to rejuvenate him. Elijah asked her if she played the violin, but she said it wasn't hers, then Marcel comes and tells Davina that she is getting moved tonight which Davina was pleased for. Marcel then leaves and Elijah asks Davina why she didn't reveal that he was there, to which she replies that they are not done talking. Davina begins to tell Elijah the story of how she gained so much power from a ritual sacrifice called The Harvest. Davina reveals to Elijah that she was chosen for The Harvest along with 3 other girls, including her best friend, and that she would have had to die to complete The Harvest. Elijah then asks her what that means and Davina explains that she has to die and at the reaping, she will be reborn and all the power will come back to all the witches. If she isn't killed before the reaping, the witches will loose all their powers.
Elijah then asks her of her friends. Davina tells him of her friend Tim whose violin he is repairing and of her best friend, Monique Deveraux. Elijah then looks a little surprised about this. Davina continues to tell her story of The Harvest and explains that she was the only survivor of it and that she got all her powers from the 3 dead girls. She also explains that Marcel rescued her from the sacrifice which is why she allied with him. Elijah appeals to her caring side, telling her that he'd help her control the magic that is consuming her life, promising that if she works with him, he would let her see his mother's book of spells. Davina agrees to the terms, but asks him why he's still trying to protect Klaus after what he did to him. Elijah tells her he has given up on giving up and says. "I'll fight for my family. Until my last breath". Davina then also tells Elijah that she will fight the witches until her last breath.
Then Elijah leaves to find Marcel and Klaus in an argument. Elijah knocks Marcel down and reminds him that the only one allowed to harm his brother is him. Klaus and Elijah go back to the Mikaelson Mansion to a warm welcome from Rebekah and a surprisingly warm one from Hayley, who simply tells Elijah to not make promises that he can't keep. Elijah then tells his siblings and Hayley that everything they were told by Sophie and the witches was a lie. The war between the witches and the vampires for control is in fact about family. Sophie wants to resurrect her niece by killing Davina and that makes her their most dangerous enemy.
In Fruit of the Poisoned Tree, Elijah is looking through his mothers grimoire and tells his sister the dead girl in front of him is about forgiveness which can not be bought and that's what Klaus was trying at. Elijah then sees Hayley and follows her to the kitchen, where she is making breakfast and tells her good morning. Hayley tells him and Rebekah if it would kill them to buy some milk in the house to which Elijah responds he hopes his siblings were hospitable towards Hayley in his absence. Hayley addresses his absence and all the trouble that has happened since. Elijah then brings a bowl, a spoon and a bag of cereal to the counter and smiles sympathetically as he pulls orange juice and milk out of the fridge, pours Hayley a bowl of cereal and then fills it with milk. She tells him that his siblings have been weirdly protective of her and she has Elijah to thank for that. Elijah tells her he's just glad she is in one piece and talks about the witches and that it is time both Hayley and Sophie are unlinked. Rebekah then comes in and drags the dead girl behind, asking who they have to kill. Elijah responds: "Probably no one. Alright, potentially everyone". Elijah then takes charge of the operation to put an end to the war between the witches and vampires. In his attempt, the witch Agnes takes Sophie hostage and uses the link between her and Hayley to put a curse on Hayley. While Elijah and Klaus are going to pay Davina a visit, Elijah tells Rebekah to babysit Hayley. The spell was going to kill the unborn child inside Hayley by raising her body temperature. Elijah went to Davina and gave her the first of the pages she was to receive from his mother's book and promised her if she could complete the spell, she would receive another page of her choosing. Elijah and Klaus later find Sabine and demand to know where Agnes is. She tells them they don't care about the witches, but she wouldn't say anything as she was the last of the elders. Elijah and Klaus then find Sophie and tell her that their deal is off, then brought Sophie to the Mikaelson Mansion. Elijah, with the help of Sophie, tries to keep Hayley's temperature down, until Davina had unlinked Hayley and Sophie.
Hayley was no longer under the spell that would've killed her child. Elijah sought vengeance against Agnes, though Klaus was already enacting his own brand of retribution. Sophie made Elijah promise that he wouldn't let Klaus kill Agnes and Elijah reluctantly agreed, promising to keep his word. Once Elijah had changed clothes and on his way out, Rebekah wanted to talk to him about leaving New Orleans with her, but come to realize that Elijah will never leave Klaus or the city, they both then say goodbye to each other. When Elijah arrived at the church where Klaus was mere moments away from killing Agnes, he pleaded with his younger brother that if he really wanted his forgiveness for sticking a dagger in his heart, he'd spare her. Klaus surprisingly released her, irritated that Elijah was ruining the fun. Elijah, however, had made no promise of keeping his own hands off Agnes. He hastily ripped out the hearts of some of the onlookers before snapping Agnes' neck, telling her that he kept his promise that he wouldn't let his brother harm her, he didn't promise that he wouldn't, and told her. "No one hurts my family and lives. No one". When he arrived back at the Mikaelson mansion, he discovered Hayley was gone and called Rebekah if Hayley was with her, Klaus then came and told him that Marcel had been here. Elijah then knew she had been abducted by Marcel.
InBloodletting, Klaus and Elijah arrive in The Abattoir's courtyard witnessing the vampire's fighting each other in order to obtain a daylight ring. They quickly make their presence known when Klaus snaps the neck of a vampire named Felicity. Marcel demands to know what they think they are doing barging into his home to which Elijah responds by threatening them unless they tell him where Hayley is.
The brothers head outside the courtyard when Marcel approaches them, saying to Elijah he preferred him inside the box although he hands Sabine over to them, granting them one locator spell to find Hayley. When Sabine has a location, revealing she is in The Bayou, Klaus snorts to Elijah that if he's afraid to ruin his expensive shows, Elijah looks to him and changes his mind that he could do with a decent walk after being inside a coffin. They then set off towards the Bayou to search for her. Klaus begins to question Elijah about Hayley, about his admiring him, believing he "touched a nerve" when Elijah responds maybe he should wait inside the car.
When Klaus stops suddenly, Elijah asks if he has her scent, but Klaus grows that it is the scent of someone he thought he was rid of- Tyler Lockwood. Elijah immediately questions why Tyler would come here. Klaus reveals that he turned Tyler into a hybrid, killed his pack mates and his mother, Elijah looks incredulous at his actions and he and Klaus begin to argue over Hayley, with Klaus telling him to "save her, and that he has sampled what she has to offer.", Elijah grows angry at him but Klaus leaves, telling him he will kill Tyler himself.
After Elijah finds Hayley, he brings her to a shack deep into the Bayou where they meet with Klaus who shoves a dead hybrid away from him, professing her never sired him. He demands to know what happened and Hayley retaliates, walking forwards yelling "as if you didn't know." but Elijah holds her back. Hayley previously told him about her theory and Elijah retells it to Niklaus, clearly believing it himself. He tells Klaus, Tyler brought Hayley here to prove a theory, that the child's blood could be used to sire hybrids, and it was his intention to create a hybrid army.
Klaus is clearly hurt but angry at the accusation, especially because Elijah chose to believe her over him. Although he has picked up on Elijah's relationship with Hayley and says "how quickly you believe the worst, especially when it comes from her". Elijah is quick to defend them saying that Klaus has never demonstrated any kind of concern towards Hayley or the baby other than his own selfish desires, imitating his words "Every king needs an heir".
Klaus says that he isn't surprised Elijah doubts his intentions as standing next to the noble Elijah, he will always be "a liar, a manipulator, a bastard". telling him everyone including Rebekah and Hayley hangs onto his every word, and no doubt his child will too. Elijah attempts to talk, but Klaus interrupts him saying he will play the role given, confusing Hayley and Elijah for a moment. As he turns, he quickly turns back towards his brother and viciously bites him.
When Elijah and Hayley are inside the shack, Elijah tells her maybe he was too quick to condemn Klaus as they have all committed numerous terrible acts over the centuries.
In The River in Reverse, In the Bayou Elijah is beginning to feel the affect of the werewolf venom given to him by his brother and is laying on a bed in the hut Where she found the bible with family names. Hayley stand beside him. Hayley gives Elijah something to drink but, he just immediately starts to cough. He asks Hayley to forgive him, but she tells him it is okay and says he needs to remind her to to annihilate his brother once he's healthy. Elijah then tells her to remind him to remind her to get in line. She then say that it doesn't help that they've decided to shack up in a swamp either, she then goes outside. Elijah starts to cough. Hayley goes back inside to check on him. And asks him if he's alright, he tells her that he's fine. And tells she should just return to her reading. She tells him she went through the whole thing. and it's just a regular Bible. With an entry in a family tree, that may or may not be her, but she I've been a little busy worrying about Elijah. He tells Hayley, This fever will make him unstable. And once the hallucinations begin he'll start to see things and says she must leave him here but Hayley won't leave him like this. Outside, the werewolf Eve is lurking around.
Hayley is then outside the hut by a lake, Elijah is then groaning with pain, Hayley goes in and sits down on the bed and lays a hand on his forehead. Elijah then has a memory of A woman, Celeste, is sitting in a bathtub, Elijah enters the room. he says "Celeste?" Hayley looks irritated. Elijah suddenly realises it was just a memory, and told he thought she were someone else. Hayley says Celeste with a little jealousy. says "Whoever she was, she was smokin' hot.". He then knew he let her enter his thoughts and memories, then tells her, she should go. But Hayley tells him it's fine, and that she's taking care him while he's sick. He then sense they're being watched and tells Hayley, She then goes outside. Eve is standing near the hut. When she sees Hayley, she runs away. Elijah then has a another flashback memory of Celeste. Elijah is seen visiting Celeste who is a witch and she tells him of his brothers behavior that he's challenging people to a dual witch they all die, Elijah tells her maybe she should put his brother in his place but she tells him it would take about a 100 witches to take him in his place, they then share a kiss.
Back in present time, he shivers and groans in pain, and explain to Hayley she has to leave. This fever, his mind is flooded with these torturous memories. She don't get why he won't except her help. But Elijah explains that, There are consequences for those that care. And tells her, he will not have her pay that price. But she tells him to Get over it, she's staying. Elijah then asked about the one who watched them. She didn't know but was guessing she left the bible and Would be nice if she'd stick around long enough to tell her why. He then tells her, she came here to gather an information about her family, and tells her to Learn what she can. But wouldn't, she want to stay with him. Elijah is breathing loudly. Hayley sits on the bed with her hand on his forehead. He then says "Celeste. Forgive me. I'm sorry". Elijah then has another memory of when he confronts Klaus of his challenges and tells him with this many murders in a couple of weeks would surely draw their father to New Orleans. Klaus then reveals to Elijah that he has spread word that all these deaths is of some blood ritual for the Witches. Elijah then becomes angry and mentions Celeste to him, then takes a revolver and shots him, before leaving.
Back in present time, Elijah startles up scared. He screams loudly, Hayley seems worried. Elijah hallucinates. He doesn't realize he's harming Hayley. He says "Niklaus! I'll kill you, you bastard." Elijah jumps up and put his hand around Hayley's neck. Hayley starts fighting for air. Suddenly someone stabs Elijah in the back. It's the werewolf Eve. Elijah then appears after being staked. He then tells to Hayley and Eve "Good evening". He then tells Eve, he might have something which belongs to her, he shows the stake Eve used to stake him with. Hayley asks if he' okay. he tells her, The wound is healed, the fever is broken but for some strange reason he have this sharp and lingering sensation in his back. Elijah then asked what had happened and she told him she just met part of her family. They both then drove back to the Mikaelson Mansion, Hayley then asked what had happened to Celeste and he showed her, what had happened. Celeste was laying dead in the bathtub underwater, he then mourned over her and screamed. Elijah told it was difficult time to be a witch and she died because of his brother, but also because of himself as he had abandoned his brother. Hayley didn't get it, and asked why he trying to fix his family when one part of it is broken, but Elijah tells her that the very definition of the word broken can suggest that something can be fixed. Hayley then reaches her hand to Elijah, but tells her no as he doesn't want her to be harmed and then leaves the house to join his siblings in the house.
Elijah enters the house as Klaus is about dagger Rebekah, he stops his brother. Klaus then says maybe Elijah should be daggered with every moment of affection he shows to Hayley and says that if continues his child will grow up to call him father. Rebekah says he pushes them away not the other way around. Klaus then tells Rebekah that every thing he has done is to take back their empire with was taken from them by Marcel. Klaus then says he has his empire and his new home and will live there while Rebekah and Elijah live in the Mikaelson Mansion and rot. Klaus then gives Elijah the White Oak Ash Dagger and leaves with Hayley.
In Reigning Pain in New Orleans, people were already moving things out of the Mikaelson Family Mansion, Rebekah jokes about She paid for and Elijah responds with never paying for anything in her life. When Rebekah asks where Elijah is going, he tells her to make sure Hayley doesn't suffer for their mistakes. Niklaus is feeling vindictive, they cannot trust that she is safe. Elijah then comes to The Abattoir and knocks Diego out, he tells Hayley to come with him. Hayley tells them they, don't have to worry about her. She's fine. She's been deemed under protection by the almighty Klaus. It's the werewolves who need help. He ordered a wolf hunt as some jacked-up peace offering to Marcel's crew. Haley tells them they have to help them. Elijah agrees to help with Rebekah as his sidekick. In the bayou, Elijah and Rebekah find Diego and the boys stopping them from finding the wolves.
Elijah senses Eve and goes to her. Eve warns them that if the wolves don’t want to be found they won't. She tells them she has something to tell them. In the bayou, Rebekah and Elijah are still talking to Eve. She’s got a map showing them the swamp. She tells them about the new wolves that has came into town. She tells them that they are going to want to keep the wolves alive, Elijah asks why and she tells them to see for themselves. Rebekah and Elijah are still in the bayou, looking for wolves. Rebekah makes Elijah admit that he likes Hayley. They hear screaming and see a bunch of wolves running from Diego and some other Vampires. Diego isn’t willing to go easily, but Elijah makes it clear that they need to leave or he will kill them.
Back at the Mikaelson Mansion, Klaus is playing around on the piano when Rebekah and Elijah come in. He had been informed about their interfering. They found out that the “son” was a werewolf and a vampire, the bloodline of the new werewolf’s is Klaus’ bloodline of his real father. He tells them he’s had enough of family and leaves. Klaus leaves Rebekah and Elijah alone in the house. Elijah looks sad, defeated. Elijah then visits Hayley and tells her, that the werewolves are safe and then tells her to keep her wolf mark hidden and leaves. He then appears behind Klaus and apologizes for having accused him of having ulterior motives regarding the child, and tells him he was wrong. He then says. "I'm sorry." Elijah then tells him it isn't always easy to love him, Klaus then tells him, he and Rebekah are welcome to join him as it is their family home.
In The Casket Girls, Elijah is first seen with Hayley before Casket Girls Festival as she tries on the dress. Elijah asks her if she needs some help with the dress, Hayley responds with. "You might need to use all your vampire strength." Elijah says "Allow me." Elijah stands behind her and begins to fasten her zipper and buttons. Elijah then tells he thinks she looks lovely, He then touches her birth mark and she covers it with her hand. Elijah tells she should keep it covered even with his family's protection, she shouldn't take any chances. As Hayley is moody about her pregnancy Elijah offers to take her to the festival. Hayley refuses as she doesn't want to make Klaus upset about anymore than he already is and then asks him to help her out of her dress. Hayley motions to her zipper and Elijah steps forwards unbuttoning and unzipping her dress. He hesitates before smiling and leaving. When Klaus discovers that Davina is missing Elijah joins him to find her. When Marcel accuses him for taking Davina, he assures him that he has no desire to harm her in any way. To prove it he tells Marcel that he is worried about how Klaus will operate to get Davina back and they make alliance to work together. Later Marcel and Elijah is seen at the festival, Klaus then joined and later Rebekah trying to find Davina. Klaus assured them they would soon have her. Elijah recognized that tone of voice Klaus had and knew Klaus was planning something. Klaus then kidnaps Davina's friend he stays at his side, playing until Davina arrives. Elijah complains of the music Klaus makes Davina's friend played and Klaus agreed. Marcel then shows up and says When Davina shows up they need to let him do the talking.
Davina then arrives and is angry against all of them and attacks them forcing Klaus to turn into his Wolf sape and makes Elijah choke out his blood from the victims he has fed on in his 1000 years as an Original Vampire. When Davina escapes with Rebekah while they are out Klaus was one step ahead and compelled Tim to poison Davina. Since this kind of behavior from Klaus was expected. Elijah stands before Marcel covered in his own blood, They both reveal to Klaus that they had a witch who had protected Davina with the spell so she survives. Klaus blames him for involving the witches ( their enemy) and sees it as threat to their family. Elijah protects himself saying that Davina is Marcel's family and tells Klaus to call Rebekah and inform her that Davina will be okay, but he feels sorry for Timothy who also took the poison. At the end of the episode Elijah is looking Davina's sketches which seem to suggest that something evil is coming. When he puts the pictures together it reveals the face of his former love, Celeste Marie Helene Dubois.
In Après Moi, Le Déluge, Elijah explains history of the Witches to Hayley as he is confused about Davina's drawings about Celeste. Klaus tells him why Witches do anything. He is still accusing Klaus for Tim's death. Klaus becomes irritated with Davina's behavior, Elijah then tells that killing her true love was not best idea. Klaus then asks him if it anymore deaths he would like to wave in his face, Elijah responds. "Give me a month. I'll get you a list." When Davina starts to loose control over her power Elijah wants to consult with Sophie. Before he leaves he meets Hayley who wants to tell him something. Hayley confesses to him that she helped Sophie to find out where to find Celeste's body in exchange for Sophie's story that she could help her with the cursed werewolf clan. This hurt Elijah, and says to Hayley. "She wanted to be left in peace. When a witch's remains are consecrated, that power fuels the rest of their community. Celeste did not want her remains to be found. She made me promise to bury her where she would not be found. You not only violated my privacy, You have broken my promise to her." Elijah sees that Hayley violated his privacy and broke his promise to Celeste for him. Elijah leaves Haley, and goes to the Cemetery where Sophie is and tells her that cares that she has undog his former girlfriend, he is then asking her to come with him. Elijah asks
Sophie about the connection between Davina's drawings about Celeste and the fact that Sophie stole remains from the same person. They are interrupted by earthquake as Davina's power starts to take more serious effects. He and Klaus discuss Davina that she must be sacrificed, Marcel then comes and punches Klaus and tells him, he's not touching her. Elijah tries to calm down Marcel and tells him, he doesn't like to either but tells him that Davina will die either way. Klaus then tells him how New Orleans will soon be consumed by fire and tells him he won't let the town burn down a third time. Elijah asks him if he is a people's person, Elijah then tells Klaus he will go to pay his respect to Celeste as Sophie starts to take her power from her bones. When Rebekah calls him and informs him that Marcel took Davina. Elijah joins his family to help to get her back when locator spell doesn't work well and their attempt to get Celeste's power fails.
As they realize that the only way to protect them from greater harm is to complete the harvest Elijah comes up with plan on his own. He plans to make his mother Esther a New Orleans witch so they could use her power to complete The Harvest. With little arguing about his mad plan all the originals agree and bury their mother. After their plan has been completed, they are all awaiting Davina to be sacrificed and once she is The Harvest seems to have failed. he meets Hayley who asks him if has already forgiven her. Elijah asks her if she has any ideas how rare love is and tells her in his 1000 years life he' only found it twice and each time he has honored it. Hayley then tells him that she is sorry and asks him why would he choose dead over living. She apologizes and they almost kiss but Elijah turns his head away.
In Dance Back from the Grave, shows us flashback from Elijah's life when he lived in New Orleans with his little brother, Niklaus. They have a meeting with the Werewolves from The Guerrera Family a family of thieves and butchers according to Klaus and tells them that is noting compared to what they turn into on a Full Moon. The brothers wants to make deals with them about rules of the city and a war between them would not be good for them. Their meeting is then interrupted by Papa Tunde who demands to know how will he benefit from this as he too is the King of the city. In present time, Elijah meets Rebekah and sees that she is conspiring against Klaus and is very disappointed in her and tells he will never be against Klaus or her and asks her if she cannot support him, he then asks do noting to offend him. Elijah is alerted by her theory that someone must have taken the power from the harvest ritual. When the vampires in the quarter start dying he with Klaus investigate who and what could have done a spell like this and recalled Papa Tunde who Klaus killed. Elijah then wants to make sure that Hayley is safe and struggles to fight his feelings for her. Elijah appears in another flashback told by Marcel who was greeted by both Klaus and Elijah and they all discussed how to deal with Papa Tunde. When Rebekah doesn't answer his calls he begins worrying and is afraid that she might be involved with the deaths in the quarter. He sees Thierry and tells him his sister is fond of him and asks him to explain, Thierry answers him wrong and Elijah threatens him for answers and find out that Rebekah has been attacked by some powerful witch.
He takes Hayley with him to where Thierry told them she was and they found Rebekah laying in circle spell, witch they could not enter. He calls Sophie from his phone and asks how they can enter, she gives some ideas and Elijah then figures out that he could use Klaus' unborn child to break the spell. When Rebekah is free he breaks Thierry's neck and confronts her and blames her for conspiring against her own blood. Rebekah calls him hypocrite because he blames her for tearing their family apart, but his own feelings for Hayley are making much more damage to their family. Elijah is later seen a the mansion looking up towards Hayley.
In Crescent City, Elijah is first seen when he is investigating Papa Tunde's body and tries to figure out what is up with the witches. When they realize that something bigger is about to happen, after hearing of Monique Deveraux resurrection, Hayley tells them that Celeste might be the one to die for Davina to resurrect. Elijah asks Rebekah to take Hayley to the plantation house where she could be safe. Rebekah agrees because she hopes to end their quarrel. Elijah seeks out Sabine ( Celeste) hoping that she would help him so they could avoid unnecessary conflict between vampires and the witches.
Celeste tells him that they might make a deal with Elijah, but there will never be any peace as long as Klaus is involved. Elijah asks her to take him on tour so they could talk and soon guesses that Sabine is Celeste. Elijah tells her how he has put the pieces together which lead him to this notion. They kiss but Celeste poisons it, because she wants to teach him the error of his ways and break his loyalty to his family. Celeste weakened him and then makes him choose between his family and Hayley and tells him that he has power to save only one of them. Elijah chooses Hayley and saves her and her friend, Jackson, from the burning house, but as Celeste promised he is not fast enough to find Rebekah in time.
Once Hayley is safe he starts looking for his sister but finds only some bloody wolf bodies. Instead of finding Rebekah he encounters Celeste and the other witches, Celeste takes great pleasure that he saved Hayley and left his family in danger. When he is free again he runs to Marcel and orders that every vampire is going to help him find Rebekah and Klaus, and then he plans to kill the witches.
In Long Way Back From Hell, Elijah interrupts Sophie's consecration and is shocked of her recent death. He questions Monique for information on the location of his siblings. Monique responds by casting a spell that places names all over his body. Monique informs him the riddle is a message from Celeste. Elijah returns to The Abattoir, Marcel told he got everyone looking for Klaus and Rebekah and they get a lifetime of a favor if they find them. Elijah then commands Marcel give him a pen and paper witch troubles Marcel and he asks if he's taking orders from Elijah. Elijah enlists the help of Hayley and Marcel to solve the riddle of the names that Celeste has possessed, like Sabine Laurent. There was a name next to Sabine, Annie La Fleur. Elijah and Marcel decided to go the village where Annie used to live and talked to someone who knew her, he talked about her and what happened to her after she was shunned. Elijah then calls Hayley to update her and told her that Annie drowned herself in the Mississippi and was ready to take over Sabine's body, it is where he and Celeste shared their first kiss. Hayley asks Elijah if he can ask Marcel about Brynne Deveraux as she was the one who cursed The Crescent Wolf Clan 20 years ago and she might have done it as Celeste, she then tells him she's sorry for choosing her instead of his siblings. Elijah told her it was not a choice, as she and her child was going to in the fire at The Mikaelson Mansion. Elijah and Marcel then found a member of The Faction and they brought him to a Vampire bar to frighten him and make him tell them what they want to know. He told them that the former Mayor had a record of every supernatural death and it was now at St. Anne's Church.
Once they go to the church, they were starting to look for the same names that were on his body, he found the name Clara Summerlin who died of Influenza. The riddle was now solved and the names disappeared from his body, but he didn't know what it meant. Back at the compound, Elijah and Hayley were trying to find out where Clara worked and once they found out she was a nurse who worked at a old Sanatorium. Marcel then told him were it was and told him of his and Rebekah's betrayal involving his father Mikael. They then went to the abandoned sanatorium. Elijah and Marcel search the building for Klaus and Rebekah. Elijah finds Klaus preparing to stab Rebekah with Papa Tunde's Blade Elijah is forced to stab Klaus to prevent him from stabbing Rebekah.
In Le Grand Guignol, Elijah is shown in a flashback to 1919, Elijah is with Klaus and a Werewolf queen named Lana, they're celebrating to the new era-collaboration in the face of prohibition. Klaus told him they did it, Elijah said he helped build the city but it was his vision and says, "This was all." Back at present he is at Klaus room and says it was all him. Elijah then later enlists the help of Camille O'Connell to help a recovering Klaus. Elijah removes the blade embedded inside Klaus and leaves him in Camille's care, he knows Camille is one of the few people Klaus wouldn't imminently slaughter and tells her to convince him not to to murder his baby sister. Before he leaves he tells Klaus that it was not his desire to bring him pain, but he will not let Klaus hurt her, tells him he'll stop whatever Sabine is planning and he intends to end it. Klaus tells him in his weak state, that he'll pay for this. Another flashback appears and it shows Elijah and Klaus sitting and drinking until they see Rebekah and Marcel appear together, Klaus intends to do something but Elijah tells him not to make anything worse.
Elijah visits Monique Deveraux at the Cemetery and tries to make deal with her to find Celeste Dubois help him stop her her, Monique doesn't trust him and says Celeste has the faith. Elijah convinces her by showing her a body jump spell from his mother's grimoire and says if Celeste tries to switch a body this spell would bring her to her original body. another flashback is shown when Elijah finds Klaus in bedroom with the Werewolf Lana, Klaus tells him they got four tickets to tonights opera, "Les huguenots." Klaus then tells him to tell Rebekah to bring Marcel to the opera, while he discuss business with their new ally. Back in present Elijah then begins his search for a missing Hayley, He finds Hayley with Eve interrogating Celeste. Celeste has produced a remedy to the curse placed on Hayley's family. Hayley tells him they plan to keep her hostage until next Full Moon, Elijah tells Hayley that it would take an army, he is believes the cure to be another trick by Celeste. Elijah takes Celeste and the cure from Hayley.
Elijah was sure she tricked Hayley but she tells him she didn't and it a cure for the Werewolves, then once he is sure the cure is safe he returns it to Hayley. Another flashback is shown when his father, Mikael appeared. Elijah is shocked to see his father, he said he was proud of his son and wanted his help to kill Klaus, Elijah in rage slams his father to the wall, but he quickly throws him to the opposite wall and tells him that he'll forgive his sentimental affections for his brother. Mikael says that Klaus is an abomination and that they must be erased from existence. Elijah declines his fathers offer and it ends with Mikael staking Elijah with a wooden stake. Elijah and Hayley share a brief moment, before she leaves with members of the crescent wolves he kiss her on the forehead like he did with Katherine months ago. Celeste then told him, that Rebekah and Marcel trying revive Davina, Elijah got angered and showed his fangs and bit her. Another flashback shows Elijah coming late to the opera house and told his siblings that they couldn't help him so the all fled from their father who burned it all to the ground. Back at present Elijah takes Celeste back to Lafayette Cemetery where he finds himself trapped by a boundary spell, Celeste cast for The Originals. Celeste says this body has been a fun ride then says it time switch a body, Preparing to jump to a new body Celeste stabs herself in the neck. Monique then appears, now convinced that Celeste was no friend to the witches, points Elijah to Celeste's new body. Celeste is trapped in her newly resurrected original body. She pleads in French to Elijah to how her mercy, he stabs her with Papa Tunde's blade and says in French "Désolé." Another flashback shows Mikael hunting for his children in the streets of New Orleans, Elijah tells his siblings to flee while he holds him off, they watch the fires of the opera house and then his siblings fled. Back in present at the Cemetery he sees Rebekah and then Klaus appears and they all show their fangs.
In Farewell to Storyville, The three siblings are seen at Lafayette Cemetery at night and they've all shown their fangs, Elijah tells his sister to leave them both and she sees that he has brought The White Oak Stake, Klaus says he brought for her. Rebekah leaves them and hides, while Elijah and Klaus are at each other. Elijah tells Klaus that he will not allow him to hurt their sister, Klaus asks how long he thinks he can defend her and he tells him he'll defend as long as he can by any means necessary. for the hole night they been at each other, then in the morning. Elijah tells him that he grew upwith and fighting and says that he can neither be beaten or persuaded, Klaus tells him he get past him with his stake and says maybe he should put all his anger on Elijah. He then states that Klaus looks like their father, Klaus gets angry and tells him that he was the only one who suffered from Mikael's abuse while Elijah, Kol and Finn were free from it. Then a flashback is seen back to when they were both small kids, Elijah learning Klaus how to shot with a bow and arrow, when their father Mikael comes he disiplines Klaus and punish him trying to make him strong.
Present time, Elijah tries to calm Klaus down after he tried to run from Elijah, he tries to convince him to forgive Rebekah and be the kind of man Mikael never were, Klaus shut him down as to think he would show mercy to thoose who have betrayed him. Rebekah then shows up again, she says she will tell him why she did what she did, Klaus tells her that he will hear her out and then he'll give her the punishment she deserves even if he has to go trough Elijah to do it. Elijah hears his siblings argue on why she led Mikael to New Orleans, Elijah reminds that Rebekah has stood beside his side for over 1000 years, witch not Elijah himself has done, he then speaks of how Mikael punished him one day so mutch Elijah actually feared for his brothers life and tried to stop his father, but Rebekah stopped their father with his own sword. Klaus and rebekah continnued to argue and she said if given the choice she do it again, Klaus got so angry he tried to attack her but Elijah got in between and grabbed the stake from Klaus and told Rebekah to leave them.
In Moon Over Bourbon Street, Elijah isn't happy with Klaus' relationship with Genevieve. Elijah asks Klaus if he still remembers that Genevieve tortured their sister. Klaus responds that she's the one who revealed Rebekah's betrayal. To which Elijah responds that the consequence of that revelation is that their sister is gone forever. Klaus states that apparently Rebekah harbored the desire to leave for quite some time. Elijah tells him that it has been a months since Rebekah left. He needs to stop his ridiculous behavior and channel it into some kind of action. He wanted to be king and now he has to take his responsibility. Elijah tells him that if he can so easily neglect his home he wonders what will become of his daughter. He and Klaus know what it's like to live under the threat of violence. They must work together and make New Orleans whole again. Klaus tells him that it might be too broken to mend. Elijah says that if Klaus won't do anything he will.
Elijah calls the representatives of all the factions of New Orleans together at the church. He tears the rules of Marcel apart since they no longer apply. He tells them that they all have one very simple choice, they can work together or they can leave. During the meeting Hayley walks in, she is angry that the city is being divided without the werewolves at the table. She tells him that there won't be a peace if the werewolves aren't included. If they don't get a seat at the table she guarantees them they will all regret it. When Elijah is alone with Hayley she asks him if he excluded the werewolves because of her. Elijah tells her he left them out because they no longer live in the French Quarter. Once the treaty is solidified it will expand to her people. She asks him what she should tell her people in the mean time, 'sit, stay, roll over'. Elijah tells her that he would prefer it if she removed herself from the process altogether. He asks her if she is sure that she shouldn't return to the compound. Hayley scoffs at his request and asks him if he really thinks the baby will be safe there. He responds by asking her if the Bayou is any better. She answers him by saying that the wolves deserve a voice, he knows it's the right thing to do. She then leaves.
Elijah is having a drink at a bar when Francesca walks in. She makes it clear to Elijah that she wants to take Father Kieran's place at the table. She tells him she would be a good ally to him compared to her less civil brethren. The next day at the compound Klaus gives Elijah some advice. If he wants peace he should start with the werewolves. Klaus tells him that if the table is the obstacle he should simply remove the table. He reminds him how the governor of New Orleans was desperate for their help in 1720. Elijah asks him if he is suggesting that Elijah throws a party.
At the party Elijah tells Klaus that he hopes he can keep all the factions from fighting. Klaus toasts with him to a spectacularly boring evening. Francesca sees Elijah and tells him that she has already settle some of the disputes. Elijah agrees to her taking Father Kieran's place as a representative of the human faction. She tells Elijah they should make the best of the time they get to spend together. Diego isn't happy with the presence of the werewolves. His sister was killed by werewolves but Elijah tells him that he'll have to try and make peace with the werewolves despite what happened. Elijah then walks over to Jackson and welcomes him to his home. He tells him that the vampires at the party don't like the werewolves and consider them barbaric. Jackson says that Hayley told him the treaty is very important to Elijah. Elijah confirms this. He tells him that it's so important to him that if anyone tries to dismantle what he's trying to built he'll destroy everything they hold most dear. He then wishes Jackson a wonderful evening and walks away.
Later at the party, Elijah asks Hayley to dance. She tells him she's surprised he managed to get Klaus to come. Elijah tells her that he hopes that her daughter inherits her mother's, well everything. Hayley states that it's strange to be back at the compound. Elijah hopes it's not unpleasant. Elijah asks her again if it's not better that she returns. This upsets Hayley. She asks him why she should return. She tells him she's not just going to sit there and knit booties and she wonders when he'll figure that out. Jackson interrupts them and asks if he can have a minute. Elijah tells him he can have it later, but Hayley says he can have this dance, leaving Elijah upset. Elijah since away listen the conversation between Jackson and Hayley.
Later in the party there is a confrontation between Oliver and Diego, Elijah stops Oliver threatening its life and Jackson stops Diego holding a dagger pointing his heart, Hayley comes in the stairs and tells Elijah to kill Oliver, she gives a speech about how all they have hurt each other, and killing each other would put an end to war, Elijah understood her point and stops his attack on Oliver, Jackson does the same, suggesting that all together will make the peace treaty. Later, each representative signing the treaty with their blood, Elijah and Hayley look at each other while doing so.
Later Elijah wants Klaus to sign the peace treaty. Klaus however thinks the treaty will fail. At the end of the episode he's smiling as he looks at a painting he just made, the city of New Orleans with a full moon.
In The Big Uneasy, Elijah is overseeing renovations done to the Abattoir, restoring it to it's former glory when Genevieve approaches and requests the witches be allowed to throw the Feast of the Blessings. Elijah agrees only to satisfy the peace treaty. Elijah approaches the representatives of the Faction requesting their attendance. At the feast Elijah is seen talking to Hayley when a group of musicians walk in. The compelled people say they are Marcel's gift by slashing their wrists, provoking the vampires to kill them due to bloodlust. Elijah fails to stop them before the lights go off and the humans are killed, seeing a sign in blood say 'There Will Be No Peace!' Elijah tracks Marcel down and beats Thierry before he attempts to rip out Marcel's heart. Marcel tells Elijah Klaus is up to something with Genevieve and the Crescent Wolves but this does not stop Elijah. Thierry comes to Marcel's aid only to have his heart ripped out by Elijah, leaving Marcel alive to live with the guilt of his best friends death for eternity as punishment for his violation rather than death. Elijah later confronts Klaus, tired of his brothers manipulations behind his back, warning Klaus that from now on he will do what he wants and Klaus can not stop him.
In An Unblinking Death, Elijah has hidden his mother Esther's grimoire from Klaus to avoid any foolish plots Klaus has with the wolves. He refuses to hand it over, thinking Klaus plan could backfire. Elijah meets with the wolves to discuss the deal they made with Klaus about Esther's moonlight ring spell for their pack. Elijah guarantees the alliance will bring anything but a better life. Elijah then realizes the man who drives up is a suicide bomber and tries to vamp-speed him out of the area but fails before the bomb explodes. Elijah is later seen helping the wounded. When Jackson points out it went off where it was being lucky as no one was killed, Elijah realizes the first bomb was engineered to move everyone closer to the main bigger bombs when they explode. Elijah assists Oliver lift a home trailer off Eve, offering to heal her as she never activated her werewolf gene, only for Oliver to say she would refuse it. When Hayley returns Elijah reveals there was a second bomb and Eve died, not knowing she was murdered by Oliver. Earlier talking with Jackson, Elijah considers Klaus plan, and releases Esther's grimoire to Klaus, choosing to side with his brother as he realizes the peace has now shattered, toasting to their eventual victory.
In A Closer Walk With Thee, Elijah is seen with Klaus at Father Kieran's wake where people are drinking to celebrate his life rather than mourn. Klaus in a foul mood questions this, only for Elijah to sarcastically state that Klaus process of grief was far better, denial, rage, and hoarding coffins in basements. Hayley joins and Klaus demands her to return to the compound. After Hayley and Klaus argue, Klaus states he wants to finish his bottle of scotch and the next to drown out the nightmares he has been having of their father Mikael. Elijah, stunned, asks him to elaborate. When Klaus tells him to have his laugh, Elijah in a serious face says he finds none of it amusing as Mikael has been haunting his dreams to. The brothers assume it must be the work of a witch and their only suspect is Genevieve. The brothers confront her, only for her to be shocked at the news, promising she will help them. Despite Elijah's protests Klaus lets her as he realizes she wants their trust, and they will need a witch to make the moonlight rings. Genevieve returns to say the Other Side is deteriorating and not just Mikael's ghost is causing trouble, which Klaus confirms after calling Bonnie in Mystic Falls. Elijah is unhappy their father is spending his remaining time tormenting his sons. At Kieran's funeral, Elijah says Hayley looks lovely before she collapses from Monique's hex. After first refusing Genevieve's help, he lets her. After Hayley is saved, she says she met Mikael and he tried to kill her, shocking Elijah. Elijah thanks Genevieve for her help and although he won't forgive her for making Rebekah leave, he would be nicer if she could do him a favor by making Hayley a moonlight ring from his mother's spell book to protect her from the curse after she gives birth. Genevieve agrees to help.
Hayley is looking out the window, watching the celebrations for Father Kieran's funeral, Elijah arrives and she tells him that if she dies and they make a feast for that, she'll be very pissed. Elijah approaches her and tells her that she almost did and that in a thousand years, he can't recall a time when he felt so afraid. Hayley says nothing and as Elijah is about to leave, Hayley says his name and he turns to her. Hayley then approaches him and kisses him passionately. After finishing the kiss, they remain with their eyes closed. Elijah disappears. Elijah tries to comfort Klaus over Mikael's hatred, saying he hopes Klaus finds peace when Mikael is gone forever, advising Klaus he should make his peace with Marcel as well.
In The Battle of New Orleans, he calls Klaus to tell him that Jackson and Oliver are missing and they realize Marcel is responsible. He and Klaus arrives at the docks and find Jackson still tied to the chair. He finds an explosive and tells Jackson to sit still until they can get rid of it. They see more explosives and they vamp speed out with Jackson before it explodes. He then accompanies Klaus while he is talking to Francesca and they agree to make an allegiance since Marcel is being very vindicitive. When Jackson leaves, Elijah and Hayley share a passionate kiss and tells her she will always have a choice. He and Klaus then confront all the vampires that have joined Marcel and Elijah takes on all of them. Elijah is seen having no problem taking all the vampires down and is then attacked by the Correas, who are revealed to be werewolves, and is bitten by two of them. He is told by Marcel that Klaus has a spell put on him and realizes Genevieve is to blame.
In From a Cradle to a Grave, Elijah bursts into the church looking for Hayley and screaming her name, he stops dead in his tracks, panting and out of breath as a result of the werewolf bites, and struggles to focus his vision. Eventually, he sees that Klaus is sitting at the sacristy, with Hayley's head resting in his lap, Elijah approaches them, he can't believe what he is seeing, he falls to his knees next to Hayley and realizes that she's dead and Klaus tells to him that she is gone, Elijah starts to cry, which causes Klaus to start to cry too and is also stunned by Klaus when he is offered his blood since he has been bitten. Elijah lays Hayley's body back on the table at the sacristy while Klaus sits nearby, he asks Klaus about Hayley's death and Klaus tells to him that he was bested, Elijah becomes furious with Klaus but he tells to Elijah that they witches have to the baby and that they can save her.
They are at the cemetery and realize that the witches have made a spell where they won't be found when they sacrifice Hope. Klaus and Elijah are in the cemetery, still trying to find the baby, they are walking through the maze illusion in the cemetery, using a stone like a piece of chalk in order to mark the tombs that they pass. Klaus says that what they need is focus and Elijah tells him that his only focus right now is the baby and her safety, he got furious agin with Klaus and tells him that all is the world that he created, Klaus tries to speak but Elijah interrupts him, Elijah tells him that all of his scheming, the enemies that he have made every single day, Elijah asks to Kaus what did he expect, that the mother would be alive to know her daughter, that they could live and thrive as some sort of family, Klaus tells that that was Elijah's fantasy, not of him. Elijah enraged tells him that the baby and Hayley was their hope, that was their family's hope, trying to catch his breath and continue speaking he says that she is gone, refering to Hayley, with tears in his eyes he tells Klaus that he let her in, trying to hold back tears, he says that he don't let people in that he knew that and that he took her from him, he also says that he needed her and that Klaus broken him, Elijah sits down on the stoop of one of the tombs and puts his head in his hands, Klaus quietly sits down next to him and grips his arm in comfort. Klaus tells Elijah that he can tell to his niece how much he cared for her mother when they save her.
Klaus and Elijah are breaking their way through the illusion by destroying the tombs. When they reach a room full of candles, they stop and catch their breath, they realize that they had already gone through the same side twice in that moment Hayley arrives , telling them that need to be smarter, Elijah and Klaus freeze when they heard her and they turn to see her. Hayley stands in the doorway, dazed and exhausted-looking, Elijah and Klaus are shocked to see that she is alive, Elijah rushes over to touch her face to make sure she isn't an illusion, Elijah asks to her how are she there and she numb and dazed tells to them that when she woke up in the church, she felt hunger and that knew what she needed. She says that she can feel her baby, Elijah looks confused, but Klaus realizes what has happened, Hayley died with the baby's blood still in her system and she's in transition and she need baby's blood to become in a hybrid. Hayley tells that she don't care about herself and that she will gonna go find their daughter, sheleaves, and Elijah and Klaus rush after her.
Later, Hayley, Elijah, and Klaus are still searching through the cemetery for the baby, they turns a corner and see Genevieve holding a knife above the baby's head, Hayley scream in panic and Elijah picks up an urn and lobs it at the witches, which slams against Genevieve's hand and knocks the athame onto the ground. The three run toward them, so Monique and Abigail hold each other's hands and channel the ancestors' power to throw them backwards while Genevieve goes to find the knife. As the witches continue to use magic against them, Elijah and Klaus can see that hundreds and hundreds of the dead witches have come together to protect them as they complete their sacrifice. Klaus and Hayley each run in opposite directions, while Elijah continues to rush straight towards them, in hopes of overpowering them, Hayley finds Genevieve picking up the athame, and starts to fist-fight her to keep her from using it against the baby. She once again knocks the knife out of her hand and into the ground, Klaus gets cornered by the spirits of Papa Tunde's twin sons, who telekinetically throw Klaus into a tomb, shattering it. Hayley knocks Genevieve down and runs toward the baby, but Genevieve casts a pain infliction spell on Hayley, which makes her fall onto her knees. Meanwhile, Monique and Abigail are still using their powers combined powers to channel the full strength of the ancestors, Elijah fights to get close enough to them to get the baby. Klaus pulls himself out of the tomb and angrily rushes toward the action. Klaus sees a wrought iron fence, and breaks off one of the spikes. He throws it forcefully toward Abigail, which impales her through the stomach and kills her, breaking the connection that she and Monique had to the ancestors, Monique quickly runs to grab the athame to finish the sacrifice herself. Klaus and Elijah vamp-speed toward her, but she uses her magic to block them using a wall of fire.
Genevieve continues the pain infliction spell to prevent Hayley's interference. Just as Monique is about to sacrifice the baby, she's hit with the Devil's Star, which embeds itsef in her stomach. Her body becomes covered in cuts, and she coughs up blood before falling to the ground. Klaus and Elijah turn around to see that Marcel was the one who saved the baby. Before they can say anything, Marcel vamp-speeds to the baby, and then vamp-speeds away with it, Klaus follows after him.Later, Elijah and Hayley are shackling Genevieve in one of the tombs to get information from her, Genevieve then tells them that Esther is behind the plan to kill the baby, Hayley and Elijah just glare at her, Genevieve begins to bleed from her eye, she starts to choke up blood. Hayley watches her for a moment before sighing and stabbing her in the stomach, Hayley walks out of the tomb, as Elijah follows her with his look.
Later on, Elijah and Klaus are talking about Hope's security and Hayley intervenes, Hayley takes the decision to send they baby away from them to protect her, she says that they must first make New Orleands a safe place for the baby, Elijah disagree but comes to accept when Klaus tells him that they will make the baby pass for dead, he asks if Marcel kept up his charade. Later, in the nursery, Hayley packs up the baby's bag with the letter she wrote to her. Elijah helps her lift the baby out of her cradle and into her arms. Hayley looks away as Elijah gently sticks the baby's finger with a pin to release a large drop of blood. Reluctantly, Hayley kisses the blood off of her finger to complete her transition. He is seen accompaning Hayley to the memorial to keep up the act that Hope is dead.
"In the beginning, our family was humans, A thousand years ago, now. Although our mother dabbled in the dark arts, we were actually just a family trying to survive in a time when it was quite difficult to do so. And, for better or worse, we were happy."
Elijah is a very attractive, positive, quirky and upbeat person. He always tries to see the good in people and tries to be a friend to everyone. He lives by a code of honor and morality that has been with him since he was a witch. As he told Elena in All My Children, he valued qualities such as compassion, honor and virtue long before his mother turned him into a vampire. Having learned to take care of his family over the years and being naturally responsible, Elijah had developed into a very free-spirited, mature and independent person. Elijah was close with his half-brother Klaus and his sister Rebekah, he was also a little close with his youngest brother Henrik and he was devastated after he was killed by werewolves.
Elijah is described as unpredictable, over-protective and stubborn, but also very kind, intelligent, selfless, empathetic, compassionate, and friendly. He is extremely loyal and has a loving nature. But in spite of this, Elijah is very naive and easily manipulable which is shown several times throughout the series. He strongly believes in trust, honesty and loyalty and whenever he would give his word to someone, he would keep it, as he has said "I'm a man of my word". Elijah has been known to break deals but only when he realized he was lied to, such as in his deal with Sophie Deveraux. He has a lot of respect and admiration for human life, which is unseen in many other vampires and is normally very reluctant to kill anyone when unnecessary.
He is known for speaking his mind and having a fierce temper, which he possibly inherited from his father, (however this is very unlikely, do to the fact that Mikael could never control his temper). Elijah very rarely has tolerance for those who broke their words to him, shown when he killed Trevor for betraying him and imprisoned Katherine for her own betrayal. He also has no tolerance for those that disrespect him. He has been shown to go to great lengths to make those that disrespect him suffer, such as Damon, Thierry, and Marcel. When Marcel disobeyed and disrespected Elijah, he kills Marcel's best friend Thierry in front of him so Marcel would suffer that loss for eternity instead of killing Marcel.
Elijah is very knowledgeable and deceptive in many ways. This encompasses knowledge of how to fight, wield a sword and defend himself.
He exhibits an open-minded and optimistic personality. When he meets Elena, he respects her for her bravery and willingness to put herself in harm's way to protect her loved ones, which is something that Elijah himself has done for his family many times.
Elijah in general is a very emotionally hardened character and has difficulty at times handling and accepting certain emotions. This is evident when after losing his family because of Klaus, he turns his sadness and pain into revenge against his brother. Elijah is also seen to be uncomfortable and has difficulty accepting romantic feelings, particularly towards Hayley.
He is far more forgiving then Klaus, he has morals, but when ever a member of his family is in danger of being killed, he is forced to commit immoral acts, something he doesn't like to do in the first place, like Klaus, he has a sense of honor.
Elijah can sometimes be self-righteous and a know it all; like after he found out from Haley, who found out from Tyler, that Klaus is (supposedly) aware that his child's blood can make hybrids, and he plans to use his child's blood once she is born to make an army of hybrids, to take over New Orleans, instead of giving his half-brother the benefit of the doubt, he chose to believe Tyler's lies over Klaus, when he falsely accused Klaus of only caring about his unborn child, so he can used her to sire more hybrids, Elijah not only found out the hard way that he was wrong, but he also unintentionally damage his relationship with Klaus, despite this he is not above apologizing or admitting when he is wrong. Either way, Elijah is a good and honest person whose heart is most definitely in the right place, much more calm, composed, and start.