|“||Give 'em hell, Davina Claire.||”|
A MAN ON A MISSION — After receiving new visions of the looming prophecy, Freya uncovers that her family is on a collision course with a dangerous new enemy. Meanwhile, with the help of Detective Kinney, Vincent and Kol travel to the ancestral world to put a stop to the witches and take back their city once and for all. Elsewhere, Klaus and Elijah confront Marcel after a heartbreaking plan gone wrong has sent him spiraling. Hayley and Davina also appear.
|The episode opens at Lafayette Cemetery, where Vincent is eulogising Davina after her death in the previous episode. The scenes switch back and forth to explore Klaus' perspective; he is staring blankly at a large piece of art at the Abattoir. The episodes carries on to see the reactions of Elijah, Hayley, Kol, Josh and Marcel — each of who is preparing for Davina's funeral parade.
A parade is seen, led throughout the streets of New Orleans, when the episode cuts again to Lafayette Cemetery to catch up with Vincent's eulogy. Surrounded by Marcel, Josh and Kol, Vincent pays his respects. Followed by Josh, who explains his relationship with Davina. Kol refuses to eulogise Davina, stating that he cannot eulogise Davina. Finally, Marcel, despite being in the presence of a Mikaelson, states that words (a eulogy) are not enough and that the Mikaelsons, must answer for what they have done.
The episode flashes to Camille O'Connell's wake, a lot of people are gathered and Elijah and Hayley share a scene. Klaus is seen, sad and upset, he shares a conversation with Will Kinney, in which they exchange compliments about the life Camille led. Marcel is seen, placing a white rose on Camille's coffin, who exits hastily, ignoring the Mikaelsons, Klaus of which is worried.
- Antagonists: Vincent Griffith and Marcel Gerard
- Freya sees the Prophecy clearly after channeling Alexis' essence, finally revealing the identity of the Beast: Marcel.
- Fearing the Prophecy will come true as he sees part of it unfold, Elijah kills Marcel as Klaus tries to reason with him. However, Marcel has already taken the serum, and reawakens as the Beast.
- Vincent tells Will Kinney about the supernatural and enlists his help to destroy the Ancestors' connection to New Orleans.
- Vincent reveals that Eva had once created a weapon called "Un Dépôt D'argent" which could shatter the Ancestors' connection to the physical world.
- Davina's soul is revealed to be fragmented and binded to the persons and things she loved.
- Davina empowers and successfully detonates the magical battery pack that Vincent brought over, shattering the foundations of the Ancestral Plane.
- As of this episode, The Ancestors' connection and influence to the mortal plane is now severed.
- This episode marks Davina's final appearance as a main character.
- Davina Claire makes her final appearance in this episode
- This is the last episode of the season to feature a member of The Trinity as Aurora's unconscious body is seen while Lucien was killed in the previous episode and Tristan is imprisoned.
- Josh was last seen in Alone with Everybody.
- Will was last seen in Wild at Heart.
- Eva Sinclair was mentioned. She was last seen in Exquisite Corpse.
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Ancestral Plane
- Lafayette Cemetery
Behind the Scenes
- This episode marks Danielle Campbell's final appearance as a series regular.
- This episode hit the series lowest point in viewers to date with 0.79 million.
- Our set decoration team always works to make our world feel as authentically New Orleans as possible, which means there are lots of lovely details that don’t necessarily make it to the screen. During Cami’s second line funeral — in addition to the dancers, mourners, musicians and tourists — there were our ubiquitous fortune-telling stands, complete with candles, crystals, and tarot cards, which is how I ended up getting talked into divining Daniel’s future between takes. For the record, he is the King of Wands, a “natural born leader,” and a “visionary.” He did not disagree with this assessment.
- The S.W.A.T. team Kinney enlists to take down the witches at the bodega was comprised of very real S.W.A.T. people — and our action-loving director Jeff was pretty much a kid at Christmas when they arrived on set. Needless to say, they were a bit of an intimidating bunch — at least at first (they’re all actually very nice guys!). However, we’re pretty sure there was less goofing around than usual around that night.
- Also to be filed under things that were very, very real: the cockroaches in Vincent’s old house. Apparently we got a bit lucky with the ones that climbed up the wall… turns out, cockroaches don’t respond to verbal commands all that well, and they pretty much do as they please. Go figure. Personally, as a former New Yorker with a bit of insect phobia, I’m hoping that next time we can locate some tiny, realistic roach robots. *Shudder*
- There are few things in production as challenging — and mildly disorienting — as true night shoots, especially when you’re in a new and far-flung location. For two nights in a row, the entire production worked from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. to get the pivotal bridge scenes between Klaus, Marcel, and Elijah, which is how a bunch of the crew ended up celebrating a good day of shooting with a nightcap in the lobby of our hotel… just as all the other guests were starting to line up for their pancakes.
- Davina’s big hero moment — ultimately her revenge on the ancestors — was, in part, inspired by the movie Terminator 2, when the character of Miles Dyson (also known as Olivia Pope’s dad!) manages to hold on just long enough to blow up the Cyberdyne labs. Of course, we’d like to think that Davina’s sacrifice was equally heroic, with just a *touch* more romance thrown in for good measure. [Note: I’m crying as I write this.]
- The title refers to the part of the episode when Kol remarks "Give 'em hell, Davina Claire".
- "Give 'Em Hell, Kid" is a song by American alternative band My Chemical Romance from their 2004 album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge.