We're linked to his life force by the same spell our aunt Dahlia used to keep me alive for a thousand years. I realized it was the only way. Put us in a deep sleep. Buy Hayley enough time to find cures for us all.
Esther told Mikael that Freya had died of the plague while he was off hunting, when in fact her aunt Dahlia took her as payment for performing a fertility spell using black magic that would allow Esther to have children. Dahlia allowed Freya to live planning to use her to brand a new form of power which she would absorb from the powerful Freya, casting a spell on her that causes her to hibernate for a hundred years to preserve her youth and to only age for a year upon awakening which is also presumably what Dahlia has done to preserve herself as well. Freya escaped from under Dahlia's wing and fled from her powerful aunt.
Centuries later, desperate to find out more about her family, she travelled to New Orleans in 1914 where she attended a Christmas party thrown by her siblings. Attending as her brother, Kol's date, she was witness to Klaus's cruelty when he staked Kol in front of the entire party. Freya then put herself in a glass coffin in the Dowager Fauline Cottage where she then repeated her hibernation cycle until present day December, 31 2012.
Entering a deep sleep that lasted a century, she awoke 100 years later where she discovered that her sister, Rebekah, had been imprisoned in the Asylum in the body of a young witch. Posing as an inmate, she witnessed Rebekah's confrontations with the Kindred and Cassie's betrayal. Using her magic, Freya saved Rebekah from the Kindred and broke the spell on the Asylum, freeing herself and Rebekah.
When Freya reunites with her brother Finn, he informs her of Hope's life, which inspires Freya (who wishes take revenge against Dahlia for the deaths of her lover and son) so she can kill her as Dahlia would come for her niece, so she affiliates herself with her siblings. In the end of hard long magical struggle (resulting with the death of both her parents), Freya and her younger siblings finally managed to defeat Dahlia, with Freya's finally winning her younger brothers trusts (especially Niklaus), and moving into their house as Hope's care taker and an official Mikaelson sibling.
After a few months of peace in the supernatural community in NOLA, troubles started again with the arrival of Lucien Castle, Klaus's first progeny, and his warnings of war between the sirelines, and so, Freya's enormous magical powers were needed again to protect her family from harm.
After the completion of the prophecy foretelling the downfall of her family, it seemed as though the entire family is going to die. She was poisoned, her brothers bitten by Marcel, and Rebekah hexed. Seeing no other choice in saving her family, Freya used Klaus as an anchor to a spell similar to the one Dahlia had cast on her to keep her breathing for a thousand years. Freya also created a Chambre de Chasse as she wanted her family to be together as they wait for Hayley to find cures for all of them.
Freya was born in the late years of the 10th century to a Viking warrior named Mikael and his wife Esther. Her parents had met after her mother was captured during a Viking raid, and fell in love before marrying. Freya was their first born child. Her birth was a result of a deal her mother made with her aunt, Dahlia, who used magic to make the barren Esther able to have children of her own. She was, according to Esther, the apple of Mikael's eye. However, when she was five, Freya was taken by her aunt as part of Esther's deal when Esther was pregnant with Elijah and her life following that is a mystery. Esther claimed that she was the victim of a plague in order to cover up what she and Dahlia had done, which is what caused Mikael and Esther to move from Norway to a village in a "mystical land" far away in the New World, which was later called Mystic Falls.
They moved there under the advisement of Esther's dear friend and mentor, a witch named Ayana, who told them that the inhabitants were extremely healthy and had increased strength and speed. These villagers were later revealed to be werewolves. In the modern day, Freya was mentioned by Elijah, when he explained to Elena that his mother and father had seven children, and again by Rebekah, when she told Elena the story about how her family ended up in Mystic Falls. Rebekah explained that their parents had lost a child in Europe to the plague, and that later, Esther, Mikael, and Ayana moved to Mystic Falls, where Mikael and Esther eventually had the rest of their children, excluding Finn and Elijah, who were born in the Old World. It was also said that Freya's death is what made Mikael become so cruel and abusive, as she was his favorite child. In Wheel Inside the Wheel, it was revealed that Freya had not been killed by the plague, but was instead given to Dahlia as payment for reversing Esther's infertility and allowing her to have her children. The payment was stated that Esther was to give Dahlia Freya, the first born child of each of her children, and every subsequent first born child for as long as Esther's line will last. Dahlia used a spell to increase her power, while also binding Freya's power to Dahlia's. Freya lived under Dahlia for many years, ostensibly as a member of her coven, but in reality, Freya was more of a slave. Dahlia poisoned Freya's mind, telling her that her mother did not want her, and that Dahlia was all she had. When Dahlia learned that Esther had turned her children into the first vampires, and thus ended her bloodline, the weight of carrying on Dahlia's plans fell onto Freya, who swore that she would never fall in love, or have a child, in order to spare any child the fate of being Dahlia's. When Dahlia attempted to cast her pseudo-immortality spell on both of them, Freya at first resisted, only to have Dahlia force it on them. For centuries they existed, slumbering for a century while their aging arrested and their power magnified, to then live for a single year.
Freya met and fell in love with a man named Mathias, and a child was conceived between them. They attempted to escape from Dahlia, however, she easily tracked them down, and placed a death hex on Freya's lover. Depressed and pained, Freya drank from a deadly poison in an attempt to kill both herself and her unborn son, so that they could both be free from Dahlia. However, much to her horror, she discovered that part of the immortality ritual was a powerful protection spell that prevented them from being killed, however, as the spell was not cast upon Freya's child, he was truly lost, leaving Freya a sobbing mess in Dahlia's arms.
In 1914, she befriended Kol and was his "date" during a Christmas party at the Abattoir to get a glimpse of her family. Rebekah, recognizing Freya as the witch that Kol had brought to the party to accompany him, approached her and insisted that she could do better than Kol. Freya told her that it wasn't really a date before Rebekah made to join the rest of the Mikaelsons and Marcel on the staircase for Klaus' speech. This marked the first time that the two Mikaelson sisters had met in their lives, and Rebekah remained unaware that she had met her older sister until a century later when they both escaped from the witch asylum together. During Klaus' speech, Kol and Freya toasted each other from across the room, but the cheerful and festive night quickly took a dramatic turn when Klaus publicly condemned Kol's treachery and she witnessed Kol getting daggered by Klaus. She later went into the Dowager Fauline Cottage, seeing it as the safest place to be during her century of sleep and because she knew her aunt wouldn't come there.
Throughout The Originals Series
Freya first appeared as a young child in flashbacks in Wheel Inside the Wheel, when the circumstances regarding her "death" were revealed to be not plague, but by given as a payment to her aunt Dahlia in return for the magic necessarily to allow Esther to have Freya and her siblings in the first place. She was seen being doted on by young Mikael in Norway, and was again seen being taken away from her mother and twin brother, Finn, by Dahlia.
In The Map of Moments, Freya as a young woman appears in a flashback to 1914 as her brother Kol's date at The Abattoir, where she meets her family, including Rebekah.
In Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire, Rebekah was trapped within the witch Asylum when Freya's spirit appeared. Freya guided Rebekah to her body, which was encased in a glass coffin. Also, she communicated with Rebekah via word tiles, asking Rebekah who she was, and later, telling Rebekah her name.
In Sanctuary, Freya leaves her room and stands over Rebekah while she sleeps and is experiencing visions of when Dahlia took her. She is seen masquerading as a recent arrival at the Asylum who Rebekah talks to. She is seen watching cartoons and enjoying them. Rebekah gives her an apple she had stolen. Later, the Kindred attack her for stealing the apple and Rebekah defends her but is punished by the Kindred. Later, Rebekah goes to her room to find one of the Kindred dead and Cassie in league with them. As they plan to beat Rebekah up, Freya arrives and uses her magic to easily dispatch the Kindred. She then turns to Cassie and kills her for her betrayal of Rebekah, citing that she hates traitors. She then uses her magic to break the spell sealing them in the cottage. Before leaving, she tells Rebekah that they are sisters and had met in 1914 when Kol was daggered but that she ended up imprisoned in the cottage because of her association with him. She then tells Rebekah that she will soon visit their brothers and expects their best behavior before leaving.
In The Devil is Damned, Freya easily locates Finn and after they reunite, explains that after Dahlia took her from Esther, Freya was allowed to live and Dahlia taught her magic, eventually a spell that would allow her to hibernate for a century before awakening for simply one year of aging, thus preserving them. Freya also reveals that Dahlia has a grudge against Freya for her escape and as a consequence, Freya has been running and hiding from her aunt for a thousand years. Freya (knowing the deal between her mother and Dahlia) shares the same motive to kill her niece, Hope, in hopes of preventing the renaissance of her aunt Dahlia. Freya easily locates Hope at the safe house and Finn goes there. Upon his arrival there, Finn is killed by Elijah after a short battle.
In I Love You, Goodbye, Freya had given her pendant to Finn before his confrontation with Elijah. After Finn's death, she finds his body in the morgue and, using the power of the pendant, brings him back. She then then tells him that Dahlia will be coming when she senses Hope doing magic, which was how she had known the time had come to take Freya.
In They All Asked For You, Freya is first seen when Finn expresses his intentions to return to the tomb where Mikael is still being kept, so that he could once again begin channeling their father to regain the powers he was forced to relinquish. Freya takes the opportunity to request that Finn allow her to take a few minutes with their father and Finn tries to sway her against this, telling her that their father is no longer the man she remembered from when she was five years old. Despite this, he eventually relents and takes Freya to Mikael and when Finn asks if she also wants some time with their mother Freya coldly tells Finn that Esther is nothing to her and to let her rot, Finn leaves Freya and Mikael alone as he takes Esther's body elsewhere. Freya proceeds to revive her father with a spell and a drop of her blood, and he immediately attacks her after awakening. When she reveals her identity, Mikael is very wary of Freya, considering this to be a trick and foul play, but as Freya begins to recount memories from her childhood that only the two of them shared, Mikael is overwhelmed with emotion as he comes to believe her. Near tears, he then embraces his daughter saying, "My beautiful Freya. My daughter," happy to be reunited with her. They are then seen to be working together when a werewolf comes to the cemetery. Mikael - still famished - killed the first wolf but Freya called him off before he would kill Aiden, instead sending her father off to procure items needed to defeat Dahlia.
Later in the Lafayette Cemetery, Freya appeared after Klaus had mortally injured Finn's vessel Vincent Griffith. Freya heals Vincent's wound and Finn is shortly afterwards removed from Vincent's body and into Freya's talisman where she claims he would be safe and would do no harm to Hope. Freya later meets her brothers Klaus and Elijah for the first time in centuries. However, it doesn't go to plan. Their confrontation turns into a fight and Freya had the upper hand.
In Save My Soul, Freya is invited to some kind of a dinner party with her three younger siblings. Klaus, suspicious of his long lost older sister true motives doubting her at every turn, while Elijah and Rebekah warming up to her. Freya tells her story to her younger brothers: how she was used by their aunt for her magic, how dangerous and vindictive Dahlia can be, and how she turned them both into some kind of immortal witches: by sleeping for a century, and waking up to only one year of life. In the middle of the conversion Rebekah loses control of Eva Sinclair's body, as her spirit break through. Freya tries to help, but Klaus, unwilling to trust her, break her neck, and take her back to the attic. There, Freya tell her younger brother that she almost had a son, but was forced to kill him - not wanting her child to grow up as she did; as a slave. Klaus, who seems as her story touched him, closes his heart on his older sister. Freya than challenges him; saying that Elijah and Rebekah trusts her, and that she is not going anywhere - and without her he has no chance in defeating Dahlia.
In Exquisite Corpse, Freya is dragged by her brother to meet her mother for the first time in 1,000 years in order to get Esther`s help in getting rid of Eva and getting Rebekah back. Esther gives them a spell that will allow them to enter Eva's mind in order to find Rebekah and kill Eva so that Eva's body will be a hollow shell for Rebekah to inhabit. However, Freya claims that she cannot do the spell because it requires an anchor and since she is forever running, she doesn't have one. She quickly suggests that she will use Klaus as an anchor for the spell which Klaus quickly denies due to the fact that she will also be entering Klaus' mind as well as Eva's. Esther tells Klaus that this is what she wanted all along, for her to enter his mind and find out all of his weaknesses and exploit them. Later Elijah pulls Freya out of there and volunteers for himself to be the anchor instead of Klaus because nothing is worth loosing Rebekah. During the spell, Vincent ask how will they deal with Eva whilst there in her mind which Freya holds up a knife and casts a spell on it and stabs Vincent with it so that when he enters Eva's mind he will take the dagger with him. After the spell has begun, Freya realizes how much power is needed to maintain and that if Elijah lets go they will be lost forever. Klaus turns up and helps Elijah hold Freya granting her permission to enter his mind. At the end of the episode, Freya is seen walking in Lafayette Cemetery towards her mother, talking about that Klaus should never of let her go inside his mind because now she knows they can never be allies, that Klaus will never trust her and that she will turn her family against him. Esther responds with I was right about you. The episode ends with Freya killing Esther by metamorphosis into starlings which instantly died.
In Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Freya wasted no time in trying to find Dahlia and inoculate their ranks from being manipulated by her aunt. However, she was hurt upon being rejected by Hayley and Rebekah when the latter found out that Dahlia has been drawing on her this whole time. She met Dahlia again and her emotional guard was reduced to nothingness as Dahlia mocked Freya's efforts to reconnect with her family and threatened to wipe them all out until Freya would have no one but Dahlia to run to. Freya ran back into the Abattoir to warn her family of Dahlia's plans, explaining that she understood the mistrust her family has of her and she doesn't want her father and half-brother to be hurt by Dahlia. Freya stood up to Dahlia when she came to St. Anne's Church with Elijah but her aunt made short work of her. However, she was saved when her father intervened. Unfortunately, Dahlia got a hold of the weapon meant to kill her and destroyed it before their eyes, with Freya screaming in defeat. She then listened as Dahlia promised to spare their lives so long as Hope is given to her. Upon returning to the Abattoir, Freya scolded Klaus for making the mistake of attacking Dahlia head-on with only one weapon at their disposal. However, her disapproval became utter anguish as Klaus partially drove the White Oak Stake into Mikael's chest and threatened Freya to not use magic if she wanted her father alive. Held back by Elijah, Freya cried out in horror as her father died by Klaus's hands, but not without apologizing to her and telling her that he loves her. Klaus nonchalantly reasoned that Mikael's ashes could be used to make another weapon and left them in the courtyard. Freya tried to run after him but Elijah held her back as she mourned Mikael's death.
In When the Levee Breaks, Freya is mourning Mikael in the cemetery. Although unhappy with him, Rebekah still defends Klaus to Freya despite Mikael's murder. Freya does not understand why Rebekah remains so loyal to Klaus, and subsequently demands that Rebekah choose between the two of them, Elijah later visits Freya and gives her a knife belonging to Mikael, she gives her brother the same demand, at the end of the episode after Klaus has been daggered Freya is the last thing Klaus sees before falling on the ground neutralized.
In City Beneath The Sea, Freya and Elijah are working together; trying to defeat Dahlia without Klaus's help. Freya wants to use Hope as a bait, but Elijah and Rebekah both refuses. As such - they offer an alternative: to use a golem - puppet to mimic Hope's magic power, by using Hope's blood. Freya agree, but as Elijah, who had grow wary of her because of suggestion, injects Hope's blood into Freya, making her the bait instead. Freya is displeased with this mistrusts, but has no choice but to cooperate with the new plan.
In Fire with Fire, Freya who is still brooding from Elijah's misgivings earlier, try to find Klaus, and make a golem puppet to lure Dahlia and Klaus into a trap. Rebekah asks her sister why she stayed with them and Freya said that she was looking for them her whole life, and its always better to have a family. Their plan fails, however, when Dahlia discovers the trick, and along with Klaus, beat Freya, Elijah, Marcel, and Rebekah. After that, Dahlia takes unconscious Freya with her and Klaus.
In Ashes to Ashes, Klaus convinces Dahlia to link herself to him so that she could break her slumber. However, once they are linked, Klaus daggers himself, neutralizing both himself and Dahlia. Freya awakens in the back of their ride with Hope at her side. She calls Rebekah and Elijah comes to them, telling her that Klaus's actions were a result of his discovery that her blood wouldn't have worked to kill Dahlia: she didn't break her heart, Esther did. The Mikaelsons hijack Davina's spell to resurrect Kol, resurrecting Esther instead. However, Freya planned to end Dahlia herself by staking Klaus while they were still linked. However, Dahlia's magic was powerful enough to destroy the dagger and the link while she was still neutralized. Upon awakening, she takes both Freya and the White Oak Stake. Taking her to where people were once executed in New Orleans, Dahlia planned to kill Freya but her siblings arrive with Esther to stop her and save their sister. Dahlia disintegrates the stake into ash and uses it to kill Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah simultaneously. Esther saves her children by neutralizing her sister's magic with the cursed shackles, allowing Freya to break Dahlia's protection spell and Klaus to kill both Esther and Dahlia. Finally free, Freya is accepted by her family, including Klaus, who asks her to help raise Hope, which she accepts. She also heals Eva's body, allowing Rebekah to return to it for her chance at a normal life.
In For the Next Millennium, Freya is writing a letter to Rebekah, informing her of the situation within the family. She also asks Rebekah for advice, as she doesn't know how to heal Elijah and Klaus' fractured bond, seeing her relationship with her brothers is shown to be exremely improved. Later on, Elijah told Freya she deserved a night off, thus she should go out and have some fun. Afterwards, Elijah calls Freya to babysit Hope, while Freya is seen dancing at Rousseau's. The latter gladly comes to watch over her niece as Elijah goes to look for Hayley, who is missing at the time.
In You Hung the Moon, The Elder Mikaelson is dancing, with a guy, in the club, while Marcel offers her a drink and informs her it is almost midnight, because his vampires feed at midnight. She unwillingly leaves with an unknown guy she was dancing with. Freya comes to the compound intending to kiss the guy she brought home, but is interrupted by Klaus, who needs his sister to perform a locator spell on Hayley, who is still missing. Freya claims Klaus is worried about Hayley, and states she needs Hope to perform the spell, as the closest thing to Hayley is needed. After she fails to do the spell, due to Davina's cloaking spell, she holds Hope in order for Klaus to chain Jackson to the wall, due to Jackson turning into a wolf. After Klaus and Hayley's confontation, Elijah asks Freya to confirm a prophecy involving her family. She, with certain difficulties, does so.
In A Walk on the Wild Side, Freya goes unnoticed at the Strix's party at The Davilla Estate while Klaus and his progeny provide a distraction to give Freya a chance to find Alexis and bring her to Lucien. She realizes the task won't be so easy as she expected it to be. Alexis had already seen Freya coming for her and had cast an aphasia spell on the Mikaelson witch. The seer quickly figures out Freya is a Mikaelson, thus sees another prophecy involving the latter being buried alive because of her siblings. Freya uses a sign of force and puts Alexis unconscious by punching her in the face. Lucien, Klaus and Freya bring the prophetic witch to the compund as they witness Alexis claiming she saw Klaus die. She intends to show them this prophecy, but she suddenly vomits blood and dies. It was later seen Aurora put a poison in her drink.
In Beautiful Mistake, Freya, along with Elijah, does everything in her power to save Rebekah, after realizing the latter is the tareget of the Strix's latest plan. She gladly interrupts the fight between Rebekah and The Strix, snapping necks to all the members of the vampire organization surrounding them, at the same time. Afterwards, the sisters go together to meet a witch who has the spell that would bring back their brother, Kol. It turns out the Moroccan witch is with The Strix, and while Freya tries to save Rebekah, by using her magic, it seems she cannot cast any spells due to a spell cast by the enemy witch. Moroccan witch telekineticaly pushes Freya and immediately puts her unconscious, while Aya stabs Rebekah with an unknown dagger, thus neutralizes the Original Vampire.
In Out of the Easy, The Mikaelson siblings host a Thanksgiving party in order to take down their progenies, after learning Rebekah's whereabouts. Although, it doesn't all go as planned, Freya, Elijah, and Klaus still menage to capture Lucien, Tristan, and Aurora, with the intention of interrogating them. The siblings find out Rebekah has been dropped in the ocean. Freya and Hayley torture Aurora, who is not as an easy target as they thought. Aurora informs them she has the latitude of Rebekah's location, while Tristan has the longitude.
In The Other Girl in New Orleans, Freya and Elijah torture Tristan in order to take the latitude of Rebekah's location. Freya casts a boundary spell on Tristan, allowing Elijah and herself to enter a circle of sault, while Tristan cannot leave. She also takes the liberty of injecting him with mugwort and hibiscus, as these plants counteract the vervain in a vampire's system. This proves to be of no use, because Tristan shows he is still immune to mind compulsion. The Strix come for Tristan, and Aya stabs Freya, due to the latter being the only one in the room, guarding Tristan. Marcel later heals Freya by giving her his blood, but Tristan and Aya are long gone, at the time.
In Savior, Freya meets with a witch who created a mystical dark object, the Serratura, in hope she would disable it somehow. However, after she gains possession of the object, she becomes the main target of The Strix, she is attacked by multiple vampires, and fails in keeping the Serratura though she was saved by Jackson. Freya also finds out that the only way to get rid of the Serratura is to use it and she would rather it be something else that is locked away than her family. She later finds out the dagger Rebekah has been staked with is cursed, though when she tries to find a way to break the curse, it is revealed that she was poisoned by the Strix. Freya recovers slightly and tells the others what she needs to break the curse. Though she was told by Hayley that she was weak now and can't float and feather much less save the world, Freya replied that she would channel Finn as he was the only other powerful witch there. She fails to break the curse permanently, and Tristan steals her talisman.
In A Ghost Along the Mississippi, Freya is seen in tears as she grieves the death of Jackson. She is shaken so much that she refuses to look at his extracted heart. She later created a boundary spell for Klaus that he used on Cami. Freya and Vincent are seen enacting the rest of the former's plan. She and her half brother find Aurora missing at home and come to the conclusion Lucien took her.
In Heart Shaped Box, Freya witnesses Klaus as he hangs the New Orleans Chief of Police from the second floor of the Abattoir out of frustration as Aurora hasn't been found. She jokes rather morbidly, asking if this was another normal Mikaelson breakfast. Freya then asked Klaus if all this torture was necessary.She leapt to defend Klaus when Marcel accused him, laying to blame Cami’s behaviour and the betrayal of one of his StrixWitches.However, Freya had to deal with Klaus's disparaging words as he responded to her help by stating that he is quite capable of defending himself, but what he cannot do is perform a locator spell to find Aurora, finishing by saying that in the regards of incapability, they were both alike. Freya replied in kind stating that she has yet to locate Aurora herself as she is well cloaked, even with her non-stop efforts every day. Klaus again pointed out her failings when he told her that she had stopped now, and that she must go on her way to doing the spell. Freya, though hurt by his harsh and brazen treatment of her, responded by asking Klaus if he treated their other sister like this to which he had no reply. Satisfied, she left, with Elijah sadly calling out to her but she ignored him.
Freya is then seen getting ready to perform the locator spell, her failed attempts clearly visible in the room. She groused that maybe the nine thousandth time might be the charm. She thought that the spell had failed again, but she was wrong and seemed worried when she realised the location the spell pointed out. She jumped in shock as Aurora asked if Freya was looking for her, Freya is then seen gathering her courage to face her enemy.
Even though Freya put up a good fight, Aurora had managed to take her. Freya woke to find Aurora waiting for her, and she immediately tried to retaliate, but found that she was unable to cast spells, and that trying to do so caused her immense pain. Aurora had given Freya a drug, made by Tristan for her own episodes, that caused her to be unable to focus, as witches need clarity of mind to cast a spell. Freya states that her brothers will come for her and Aurora states that she was counting on it, though she wondered how long they would take as Freya may die. Aurora took out a gun and shot Freya who stood fearlessly.
Freya wakes to find herself in a coffin, after using her necklace to light the area. She is in considerable pain and notices that she is bleeding slowly. She asks Finn for his help, as she is still unable to cast spells due to her drug in her system and blood loss. Niklaus tries to look for Freya despite the puzzles Aurora prepared for him but it was Finn who intervened to help Klaus locate this older sister. Both Niklaus and Freya arrive to come to Elijah's aid. As Klaus and Elijah talk to Aurora, Freya supports herself against the doorframe and watches the confrontation. As Aurora decides to shoot Elijah to the brothers’ dismay, Freya managed to use telekinesis to cause Aurora to miss, saving her brother, though the risk caused her to collapse. She was left in Elijah’s care as Klaus went after Aurora.
Freya is later seen at home, safe and sound. She goes to Klaus, asking him if he was practising his torture techniques as he was carving a new wooden knight for Hope. When he explains she smiles, stating that he is full of surprises. Klaus realised why she was there, stating that she was surprised that he came for her. He explained to her that she is his sister, and that she is apart of this family, “always and forever” with Elijah entering to express his wholehearted agreement. Freya goes right to business, asking them both what was their next plan of action as Aurora has more white oak and she won’t stay quiet. They all toasted as Klaus states that seeing that their family has no shortage of enemies, they should kill them all.. The three then share a toast to the deaths of their enemies.
In A Streetcar Named Desire, Freya hears from Elijah that he daggered Rebekah to keep her from going on another murderous rampage and to embrace the prophecy, something that is met with nothing but indignation from the Mikaelson witch. She goes on to tell him that the prophecy said that they would fall by friend, foe, and family; as Rebekah had fallen by family that leaves friend and foe. Freya tells Elijah that he and Klaus has many enemies, Elijah corrects her by saying they just have one or two, and Freya finishes by saying that thankfully they do not have that many friends. Freya then meets Stefan Salvatore for the first time, after restating what Klaus had said in fewer words, and Stefan replies, Freya’s countenance darkens and she welcomes him with distrust, as he could possibly be a friend that would take her brothers down. Nevertheless, she created a paste that masked his presence from Rayna Cruz, the huntress that continues to pursue him, then sent him off sweetly causing Stefan to ask why everyone wants him to leave. Freya explains the Mikaelson’s current situation to Stefan.
Once Freya's brothers were taken by the Strix, she enters the fray between Marcel, Lucien, and Stefan with Hayley by her side, as she had formulated a plan that will get her brothers out of the Chambre de Chasse. She needs a strong power source but seeing that Finn would rather have their siblings die, then Freya decides to channel Lucien as the older the vampire is, the stronger the battery. Lucien however begins to object, stating that while Marcel, Hayley and Stefan go to take out the Strix, Hayley wants him to stay with the leftover sister’ Freya. Freya takes offense to his labeling and snaps his neck with a hand gesture, which greatly impresses Stefan, leaving Freya to say that she works better with quiet.
Freya is then seen preparing for her spell as she secures the ropes that bound Lucien to his chair. Lucien wakes and asks Freya if she really had to tie him up, to which she tells them that she needs him not to move as the spell will hurt. Lucien states that Freya is a dark one, and morbidly flirts with her, which Freya responds to stating that he would have to survive the spell first, and that since her brothers are trapped in something a representational mental prison, she would break them out from the inside. However, she tells him that the spell would take most of her power and probably all of his. Lucien remarks to her information by saying that his stamina was never an issue and that she should go ahead, as he would be eagerly awaiting her return.
Freya manages to infiltrate the Chambre and tells her brothers to find what represents them, but she stares on in shock as she realises that the desiring spell was starting. She tells them to focus so she can break them out, Klaus tells her the Kings, and Elijah tells her the Knights, but Freya tells them that they have to be sure. After Aurora berates them, Klaus tells Freya to take the Queens as they represent the women they betrayed, and she succeeds in breaking them out. As she arrives back at home, she watches on as Davina breaks the link.
She is later seen at the cemetery with Klaus after he finishes sealing Aurora in a crypt with her responsible for casting the boundary spell that kept Aurora from leaving her prison. She comforts him and tells him that the weakness he was feeling should pass after a good night’s rest, as he hemorrhaged a massive amount of mystical energy, enough to create a Nexus Vorti.
In An Old Friend Calls, Freya bears witness to one of Klaus's dramatic episodes of paranoia as he gather the letters that Klaus's victims wrote to their loved ones and finds herself reunited with Kol, the first of her siblings that she encountered long ago. Freya accuses Davina of stealing the Nexus Vorti, looking at both Davina and Kol standing together. She calmly looks on at her brother, introducing herself by name only which Kol picks up immediately. She was visibly troubled when Kol asked where Rebekah was. Freya sat diligently as she carried out Kol’s instructions for his spell, and when he told her to say it with feeling, Freya laughed slightly as she looked up at him. After she finishes the spell, she joked to Klaus saying “Behold your greatest hits Klaus…”, finishing by telling him that only one of said enemies were here in New Orleans. Freya is seen stating more to herself than anyone else that their problems never stop, as she watches Klaus enemies converge upon New Orleans. She seems sad when she realises that Klaus is gonna ‘disappear’.
Freya is seen happily praising her younger brother Kol as he goes over the spell with her, but he states that they both knew there was no Witchcraft on this planet that he hasn’t studied, making Freya laugh. Kol goes on to recall the first time they met a century ago, stating that he thought she was gay as he couldn’t charm her into doing what he wanted. Freya laughs, not minding his statement, but asking if that’s the only reason why women wouldn’t swoon for him. She tells him that she was glad he was back and that Rebekah kept her promise and kept on fighting for him before the curse. She goes on to tell him that they were all lucky that Davina didn’t give up on him, letting him realise that he should do right by Davina as well and happily permits Kol to leave and be with his love.
Freya is present when Klaus gets ready to leave with Hayley and Hope, and sees him off with a kiss and promises to keep Elijah in line. She however, looks sadden that he had to leave, stating to an equally sadden Elijah that it was going to be quiet around the compound from now on.
In Alone with Everybody, Freya is seen bashing wits with Lucien as he arrives at the compound. She allows the Strix guards to let him in stating he was a ‘necessary acquaintance’. She smiles as he brandishes a bouquet asking her if she hadn’t felt the spark between them, but she told him it wasn’t a good time. Freya told her brothers, Elijah and Kol, that Finn was not the one spreading rumors about white oak. Freya tells them that he is innocent, and that Finn is family, and that his return was a chance to mend what’s broken between them. Freya is again seen standing as a mediator between Kol and Finn, as Kol was trying to attack his older brother, physically blocking Kol from Finn. Freya is seen talking to Finn, telling him that their siblings’ treatment of him was as well as can be expected given his past in regards to them. Freya told him that he promised her that things would be different this time around to which Finn told her that they already were with her there. However, Finn tells her that she mistook what he meant, shocking and hurting Freya when he states that would rather die than be a part of their wretchedfamily again. Though hurt, she reluctantly left so that Elijah and Finn could talk.
Freya is again seen trying to reason with Kol as he fought Finn. She was pained to hear Kol’s statement and sought Elijah’s intervention to stop his departure, though she remained when he told her that Kol would be safe. Freya was happy to create the means of destroying the last of the white oak when Elijah asked it of her, but watched on in horror as Finn threw himself into the flames to save the bullet. Freya listened as Finn explained why they couldn’t destroy the white oak, and willingly volunteered to hide the white oak by Lucien’s initiative. She told them she could cloak herself and take the white oak far away, and 'bury it under a thousand spells'. She finally ended rather difficultly, that it would stay hidden until the time comes when they decide that they are ready to die.
Entrusted with the White Oak Bullet by her family. Freya is kidnapped by Lucien, via Vincent and the Ancestors.
In Behind the Black Horizon, Freya is taken to Mystic Falls with Vincent by Lucien, who used her blood as a conduit for an updated version of the same spell that created her siblings. She watched as Vincent cast the spell and Lucien indignantly spoke of how her siblings wronged him and his plans to become what he really is: their betters. Freya is then put at serious risk as Lucien was poised to kill her as Elijah, Finn, and Matt arrived. However, Finn shot her sister in the chest so the bullets will pass through to Lucien, thereby killing him as well. Her brothers swiftly came to her aid but she tells them that they inadvertently helped Lucien complete his task. Freya then came to her brother's aid, casting a barrier spell that not even Lucien could penetrate. Freya stayed by her brother's side as she dejectedly attempts to save him. Freya slaps her brother, Kol, for being flippant as his brother dies, only to be relieved at the arrival of Klaus, the only one who could save Finn. However, Klaus's blood was unable to heal Finn and the latter ends up expiring but with his family by his side. Freya is present with her brothers as they released Finn's ashes on a bridge over a river, thanking him for being her first friend and for giving her her life and her brothers united, even for a moment. She expresses her love to him, always and forever. She is then seen grieving in the study with Klaus and Elijah close by only to hear Hayley speak of what she and Klaus learned about the potency of Lucien's strength and wonders aloud why Lucien got another bottle's worth of serum.
In The Devil Comes Here and Sighs, Freya is seen drawing something that will harm Lucien. She tells Klaus that he is hovering, though when he tells her that he would bring Vincent to hasten the process, she tells him that Vincent, like her, doesn’t know how to kill Lucien. Freya then adds that if Vincent leaves the St. James they don’t know what the Ancestors might make him do. She tells Elijah that she is working on way to take care of Lucien. As Elijah tells Freya that they were out of time, she explains that a sigil is a complicated magically symbol, weaponised and condensed into its most potent form, and that if she succeeds they would have a better chance at stopping Lucien, but should she fail… She invites Cami into the compound as Cami tells them that Klaus was kidnapped.
Freya is later seen using the sigil against Lucien. She walks in, telling him the obvious, and telling him that that is what she was aiming for. She then explains to him that her sigil would bind and weaken him, pointing out that she added the boiling blood herself. Freya tells him that maybe she can’t kill him, but she can certainly make him wish he was dead. When Lucien asks her if this attempt was revenge for what he did to Finn, Freya retorted angrily by giving him an aneurysm, which he praised her for because of its potency. Freya told him that she had a whole variety of tricks, and remained undeterred as she announces the arrival of the Strix. Freya then watches on in slight shock as she realises that the Ancestors were the ones who had been helping Lucien overcome the sigil, and finally helped him escape. As Lucien finishes overpowering Elijah and the Strix, Freya goes on the offensive again by causing a spell to rip out Lucien’s heart. Though it was working, the Ancestors struggled against her, making Freya visibly weaken as they broke the spell. Elijah and Freya escaped with their lives, much to Lucien's anger.
Freya is later seen threatening Klaus by asking if he wanted the chains back on, to which Elijah added a suggestion, making Freya smile. As Hayley asks how they were gonna keep Aurora incapacitated, Freya stated that her spell should keep her down long enough to use the serum in her blood to figure out a way to kill both her and Lucien. Freya tells Klaus that he’s welcome as he says that he was looking forward to that.
In No More Heartbreaks, Freya is seen giving Cami a healing salve that is over a thousand of years old, to at least ease the pain of Cami’s illness as she has no cure for Lucien's bite. She is also willing to try testing Hope's blood to save Cami. Freya is seen giving Klaus a tonic, still trying to help Cami or at least alleviate her symptoms. She asks Klaus if he cares about her after he comments that his talents are not for nursing, which she tells him to figure out after his silence.
She is later seen taking Lucien’s blood anxiously from Vincent, hoping that it would work. She expectantly watches as Cami drinks, but seems to realise that it wouldn’t be the cure they were looking for. Freya watches Klaus silently and worried as he telepathically talks with Cami. She then goes to deliver the bad news that Cami isn’t getting better only worse, to Marcel and Vincent. As they ponder solutions, she painfully comes to the conclusion that the effects of Lucien’s bite may be incurable. When Vincent tells her he’s not giving up, Freya quickly tells him that neither is she, showing her capacity to care for those not of her blood. She looks hopeful as her niece is brought to see if she is the solution to the bite. Freya is seen injecting Hope’s blood into Cami, but tells Elijah that she has tried everything she knows, including the power that resides in Hope’s blood and that infection has spread everywhere. She sadly tells him that there is nothing else they can do but ease Cami’s pain, but she wouldn’t last much longer.
Freya is seen wiping Cami down as Vincent comes in desperate, telling her to channel him and cast a healing spell. Though she tells him it won’t stop the inevitable, causing Vincent to tell her to put Cami’s soul in her pendant like she did Finn, but again she tells him unfortunately that it wouldn’t work. Though Freya does tell him that they could transfer Cami’s soul into another body but Vincent says Cami would never agree to that. Freya shows even more consideration and willingness telling him that they can just worry about that later, considering taking Cami’s choice in the matter so that she may still live. Elijah stopped her however, helping her realise and remember that they cannot rob her of the dignity of that choice, and that since Cami lived with grace, she would have it now as well.
Freya is seen grieving the loss of Cami as they all sat in silence when Davina arrived. She is seen drinking to mask her pain, causing Elijah to intervene telling her that this isn’t over to which Freya replies in a depressing manner. He goes on to tell her that there is still work to be done, both of them agreeing that there is no rest for the wicked and that Lucien should go down. She asks about her brother Klaus, worried about him as he is the one that will suffer the loss of Cami the most, to which Elijah replies by handing over her glass and saying that this isn’t over. Freya is seen later, talking to Vincent, both of them laying blame on themselves for making Lucine into what he was, but she however sternly goes on to say that now that they had his blood, they would find a way to “unmake” him. She is last seen feeling the aftershocks and gusts of the Ancestors’magic.
In Where Nothing Stays Buried, at the Abattoir, Freya is seen informing Vincent about the spell she found that could help them stop Lucien; while Vincent tells her his plan to prevent Aurora becoming an Enhanced Original like Lucien. Vincent tells Freya that her plan would not work, as he wasn’t the one who cast the spell, it was the Ancestors'power that made Lucien what he was and they would need their power as he was no longer Regent. Freya is seen clearly upset and troubled by this news, though she does not stop her musings. Elijah enters asking her what’s wrong, only to pause as Freya quickly tells him she needs his hair to create an early warning system so she could know if any New Orleans witch tries to interfere with them (her siblings). Though he complied, he showed his concern by reminding her about what they had said about "no rest for the wicked", but Freya quickly cuts him off testily, informing him that she is up against centuries of undead witches whose power was now apparently strong enough shake the entire city and that she would not rest, until she sends them to hell; showing her determination to protect her family against all odds.
Freya is seen helping Kol, Marcel and Vincent protect Davina from the Ancestors while they figure out a way to bring her back. She tells them that she can draw Davina’s spirit to a protective circle to keep the Ancestors from her, but she would have to channel an Original to sustain the spell. Even though Kol selflessly volunteers Freya refuses as he is already marred by the Ancestors’ magic, so it should be either Klaus or Elijah, to which the latter agrees. Though before the spell could be done, Freya’s early warning system goes off, which shows that some New Orleans witch is trying to harm them. Klaus thinks it’s him, but when Rebekah's portrait goes aflame, Freya realises it is their sister that is in danger. Freya tells her brothers that though she cloaked all of them, if Lucien wants to find them, as he is working with the Ancestors, it may take a while but he will. Klaus wants to go help, but Freya and Elijah tells him that it is dangerous, though he goes after telling them to help Kol so he doesn’t feel the pain he went through. Freya is seen ready to do the spell, though Kol tells her that he needs this to work, Freya reassures him that ‘eleventh hour spells’ are her specialty. She tells Marcel to tell Vincent to start the consecration, and begins her spell. The spell is powerful and takes a while to take effect, seeing the strain Elijah is feeling and Freya’s exertion. Though Freya’s power manages to win against the Ancestors and draw Davina to safety. Freya and Elijah watch as Kol and Davina reunites.
Freya tells Elijah that she knows a way to stop Lucien, and that as long as Davina is caught between both worlds she could channel the Ancestors power through her. Freya looks troubled and nervous though as she pauses, causing Elijah to ask her what the problem was. She tells him that everything has a price. In order to get the Ancestors' power, she would have to steal it while Davina was in the Ancestral well, which means that she would have to break Davina’s protection. Elijah tells her that it is dangerous, that they will destroy her and that they can’t do that, she agrees but her desperation is evident as she asks him what they were going to do.
Freya is seen visibly troubled and torn. She struggles to figure out a way to stop Lucien without harming Davina. Elijah tells Freya that Lucien knows where Rebekah was and that they are out of time. Freya tells Elijah that the only way to stop Lucien would be to use Davina, and they decide to take the risk. Freya comes in casting her spell but as Marcel tries to stop her Elijah restrains him. Freya enters the circle and she and Davina are transported to the Ancestral plane. Davina pleads with Freya to stop as she would break the circle but Freya goes on unhindered, though the pain of what she is doing is clear on her face. Davina pleads with Marcel as she bleeds from her eyes and nose, but Elijah breaks his neck. The power of the Ancestors begin to pool into Davina as Freya increases her efforts and then she absorbs the power, but the result causes the spell to be broken along with the circle and Davina is left at the hands of the Ancestors. Freya turns to Elijah, and both are visibly shaken, though Freya tells him that it had to be done.
Freya and Elijah shows up just in time to save Klaus and Hayley. Freya starts the spell, uses the Magic she has gathered from the Ancestors, to revert Lucien to his normal vampiric state, and she succeeds though she is left a bit winded. Freya tells them that Lucien is a regular vampire now, that his power was gone. She watches as Klaus belittles and ends Lucien. Freya tells Klaus rather sadly that there was something that he needed to know, trying to explain to Klaus that she had no other choice than to sacrifice Davina to save her family.
Freya is seen at the Abattoir and is confronted by Vincent. Vincent tells her that she destroyed an innocent today to save people who have had more than their fair share of lifetimes. Freya agrees with him and tells him thickly that she was sorry. She continued as her tears threatened to overwhelm her, telling him she had to protect her family. Vincent accosts her by telling her that she is just as much of a bloodsucker as the rest of her family, leaving Freya stating silently and hurt by what she did. Freya is seen going to Klaus as he sits with Hope. She sadly tells him that perhaps there’s solace that Klaus avenged Cami, though he tells her that they sacrificed someone Cami cared about. Freya tells him that they family is safe, but Nik rebuts by saying that they are ‘fractured’, giving Freya pause. Though as he said that his demons won the fight today, Freya accosts him, telling him angrily that Lucien was not his demon, and even though he sire Lucien, he didn’t create ‘that monster’. Klaus tells her that he feels they created a new monster entirely today, making Freya realise the gravity of the situation.
In Give 'Em Hell Kid, Freya is seen trying to see if she could find out more about the prophecy as Lucien was adamant about it. Kol comes to her, causing Freya to tell him that she didn’t think anyone was here, showing that she was still torn about what she did to Davina. Kol started to vent, bringing up the guilt she felt about what she did to Davina, though she didn’t go to neither Cami’s nor Davina’s funeral as she was trying to see if her family was safe. After he asks her if desecrating the dead was to become her hobby, Freya tells him that Lucien still believed that the prophecy was unfolding before he died, telling Kol that the remains were the oracle Alexis. Freya tells him that Alexis’ power was one she barely understood, but now that her power was augmented by the Ancestors, she could channel Alexis and forecast as she did to see if the prophecy was still taking place. Kol tells her he doesn’t care and that they could rot, though he is sad that he won’t be around to see it. As Freya asks him where he’s going, he tells her it’s none of her business and that he has nothing here causing Freya to approach him, telling him that that isn’t true, that he has family. Kol stops her though telling her that even if she is his sister, and she spent all her life searching for them, he never for once wanted her.
Freya is seen frustrated that she can’t get a solid vision of the prophecy, explaining to Elijah that each time she has something, it slips away. As Elijah touches her, they both get hits of the prophecy, showing Marcel as the Beast. Freya looks scared as Elijah tells her to finish the vision and they hold hands. Freya is out of breath as the vision ends, both of them looking shocked by what they saw. They are seen going downstairs, with Elijah asking what he just saw. Freya explains that Vincent figured out how to pull the serum from Aurora’s body, and if he told it and gave it to Marcel…they wouldn’t be able to stop him. Freya is seen sensing if the serum was still inside Aurora but came to the conclusion that there was none. Freya tells Elijah that they need to warn Klaus but he tells her Klaus isn’t answering his phone. Freya worriedly tells her brother that the power she stole from the Ancestors, though it was enough to deal with Lucien, it was diminished now and if Marcel becomes the Beast, then she wouldn’t be able to stop him.
In The Bloody Crown, Freya is seen preparing to cast a spell as she didn’t sleep last night, she tells Kol that she was feeling a sense of dread. She wonders if it is her own guilt or if it’s her intuition telling her something is coming. So she performs the spell she used to track Klaus’ enemies only to be proven right and that all of Klaus’ enemies are right there in New Orleans, making Freya cover her mouth in shock. As she continues to track his enemies, she notices the spell’s results and looks on in disbelief. Freya is then cut with the same ring that a Strix member had used to poison her some time before. As Freya begins to succumb to the effects of the poison, Hayley comes in and dispatches the vampire responsible. As Hayley asks Freya what they did to her, another vampire entered the room. Hayley manages to kill him and escorts Freya out of the room. Hayley brings Freya to her house and tells her not to move. Freya looks at Hayley with Hope and tells her that the prophecy is coming true. Hayley tells her that there has to be a way out of this, especially with Freya’s magic, and gives her her blood to lessen the effects of the poison. Freya tells Hayley that even if she was cured, the power she used to fight Lucien is gone and Marcel is unstoppable.
Freya is seen with Hayley and Hope in Lucien’s penthouse, both of them looking for the antidote. Freya starts to lose hope as they can’t find it and if she doesn’t she would die. Freya hurriedly sat by her brothers as Klaus brought them into the penthouse, looking worried as she noticed their condition. She sits with Kol as he rants. Klaus says that seeing that Lucien formulated the venom from the seven werewolf packs, then maybe that’s what they should use to find an antidote. Freya tells him that that is the first piece to a puzzle none of them will be able to solve as Rebekah is hexed, Elijah and Kol are bitten and she herself is poisoned; as the cures for all three ailments may takes years to find they would all die before they even find them. Freya is still sitting with Kol, tending to him. He tells her that it’s only fair that they both pay for their sins against Davina, however she tells him that Davina didn’t want revenge. Kol tells her to put him out of his misery or at least put him to sleep, at which Freya got a revelation and looked pensive. Freya is seen helping to hold Kol down as he starts to trash. She goes to Klaus and tells him that there may be a way to save them, Klaus tells her that he would move the world to make it so and Freya tells him that she needs time. Klaus asks her if she wants him to stand trial before a death dealing mob but Freya tells him darkly that that is just the easy part. Freya tells him, “in order to save your family…you need to come out of that trial alive.”
Freya is seen carefully writing down the names of her siblings in runes, when Hayley tells her that Kol’s condition is getting worse. Freya is then seen tending to Kol as Hayley takes a call from Rebekah. Freya asks for Rebekah’s dagger as Hayley ends the call, which she places on the paper with their runic names which has blood on each name. She is clearly feeling the effects of the poison as it worsens, and she sits with her brothers as she starts the spell. The blood on the paper begins to move towards each other, and the effects of the spell can be seen affecting both Elijah and Kol, and Freya’s nose starts to bleed. As the spell takes effect, and the blood connects and covers all five names, Freya, Kol, and Elijah immediately fall unconscious.
Freya is seen in a coffin alongside her siblings. Freya asks her siblings if they like the plane she placed them. She tells them that it was what she always dreamed of, their home away from the city with just them, the family.
Elijah asks her if this creation was hers of Klaus’, but she explains that they are linked to Klaus’ life force by the spell Dahlia used on them to keep them alive for a thousand years. Freya tells him that she realised that it was the only way, put them in a deep sleep so that Hayley can have enough time to find cures for them all; she also explains that with her addition of the Chambre de Chasse, they can remain in there until they wake.
As a child, Freya was mischievous as she and Finn would climb up in the trees and plot mischief.
Freya has exhibited an independent, tenacious, rebellious streak, as she fled from her monstrous aunt Dahlia centuries before and has been fighting, running from her for years ever since. She has a very stoic personality, keeping a calm, difficult to read, expression at near all times. Freya has shown to be curious, having wondered about her siblings, the Mikaelsons for some time. Upon meeting them but having lived in contempt of her aunt Dahlia for the abuse and terror she endured at Dahlia's hands and for her mother Esther for abandoning her. When she learned that Klaus had a child, the only sign of her shock was to grab hold of her necklace. Likewise, she showed little surprise upon seeing Finn's new form, as remained calm even while reminiscing for old times, and telling him of Dahlia's hunt for her.
Freya is tough, independent, she is a skilled actress, having convinced everyone in the Cottage that she was like any other inmate, but in truth, she is a strong, powerful woman and witch who is very much in control of herself. Upon finally meeting and introducing herself to her family, Freya seemingly has a firm sense of honor, as she killed Cassie for betraying Rebekah to the Kindred. She has a fondness for her little sister and approves of who she is, having observed her throughout her stay in the Cottage and when Rebekah was in danger, Freya showed no hesitation in protecting her. She has also shown a fondness for Finn, as he was the next of the Mikaelson clan she visited. She seems to have some nostalgia for him, as she embraced him upon meeting. Upon meeting Klaus and Elijah, she expected, humoured their caution, suspicion (abrasiveness in Klaus' case) but warned Rebekah she'll be expecting that they would be on their best behavior. This shows that she has a sense of authority, being the eldest of the Mikaelson children.
Freya seemingly has a degree of morality as she sealed Finn's spirit into her pendant so that he wouldn't lay a hand on Hope, believing that he would not resort to threatening an infant, though she did perform a powerful locator spell to find her in a gambit to earn her siblings' trust. She is very fond of her father and has never forgotten the last time she saw him, patiently awaiting the moment she reunites with Mikael. However, she has significant disdain for Esther, as she resents her mother for giving her away and blames Esther for destroying her and her siblings. This hatred only worsened when Esther claimed that Freya lost the light within her and accused her of working with Dahlia.
Upon revealing her background, Freya is a haunted, tortured soul longing to free herself of the bonds that Dahlia cast upon her and attain vengeance for the misery that she dealt with century after century. Having lost the man she loves and her beloved unborn son in Dahlia's pursuit of ultimate power, she allies with her estranged siblings in the hopes of vanquishing her aunt once and for all.
The damage that Freya suffered caused her to become a methodical and cunning individual, using the spell to save Rebekah as an opportunity to reach into Klaus's mind and learn his secrets. However, she showed little interest in what secrets were in her brother's mind, casually brushing them off as of little use to her. She even accepted the fact that Klaus will never trust her and instead opts to turn their siblings against him one by one and killed Esther in vengeance for abandoning her and to make sure Klaus doesn't find out.
Dahlia's return brought out the fear in Freya and she appealed to her siblings to help her save Mikael and Klaus from her aunt's wrath. Then, we see Freya in utter anguish and heartbreak as Klaus kills Mikael so his ashes could be used as a weapon to murder Dahlia. She held this against Klaus so much that she gave an ultimatum to Elijah and Rebekah to either side with her or lose her if they choose their half-brother. Freya's desperation became clear when she resolved to use Hope as bait against Dahlia, something that made her family question her motives.
Though she was forced into becoming the bait to lure Dahlia into a trap, Freya took it with her head held high. She explained that her actions were due to jealousy of Hope for having people who would go to extreme lengths to protect her and Freya not knowing what it is like. She willingly goes along with Elijah's plan, happy to have known what having a family is like for a brief moment rather than spending an eternity running and in solitude.
She had a disparaging view of Klaus, questioning why Rebekah would still defend him after he joined Dahlia in the pursuit of Hope. However, when faced with the prospect of having to kill her younger brother to end Dahlia, she admitted that she doesn't want to and that Klaus was the family she always wanted but because of Dahlia she'll be forever alone. In the end, she chose to remain by Klaus's side to care for Hope while giving Rebekah the opportunity she had only regained recently - the chance to choose her own fate.
Over the past 6 months, in the light of Dahlia's defeat, Freya has integrated herself with the family, and they with her. She has taken an active role in caring for Hope and grown fond of her niece, delighted at how quickly Hope has grown. She also does her best to keep Klaus and Elijah in line whenever they quarrel.
Freya wastes no time in enjoying the freedom she has found after eliminating the threat of her aunt, Dahlia. She spends her night-off partying at Rousseau's, dancing on the bar table and downing a couple of drinks. Her party-going and promiscuous tendencies are her way of coping with the increasing tensions in her family.
Freya has also shown a capacity for concern to those not of her blood, as she held Jackson back from interfering in the squabble between Hayley and Klaus. She openly grieved when she learned of Jackson's death. With tears in her eyes, she couldn't even look at his heart when she received it from a compelled tourist along with Tristan's letter.
Freya has been seen to be reliable, determined, and fierce whenever things get difficult for her and her family. She is not above taking the initiative of handling things her way and would silence those who would oppose her, as she did with Lucien. She is also one of the more reasonable Mikaelsons, as she went behind Klaus' back by releasing Cami and having her join in on the plan that eventually neutralized Tristan de Martel, also showing her capacity for laying out successful strategies.
She has also proven to be stubborn, as her sole motive was to save her family even when she knew that would put someone else in danger. She took Davina down, because she saw it as the only way to save her family, despite the consequences. Freya has shown she can be just as manipulative and cruel as Klaus in order to protect the ones she loves, even at a high price.
Freya's kind and family-oriented personality is widely displayed when she, even when weakened due to being previously poisoned, cast a pseudo-immortality spell on the rest of her siblings while using her half brother as the anchor. In addition to that, she created a Chambre de Chasse so that all of the slumbering Mikaelsons would be together awaiting Hayey to come back with cures for her daughter's family.
Freya, as a child, had curly blonde hair and green eyes. When she appeared in the Abattoir for the Christmas party in 1914, she is a very beautiful young woman of high stature and a slender build, carrying herself with grace and tact. As she slept for 100 years, she would appear to Rebekah as a girl wearing a black dress and her long, dirty blonde hair covering her face with a peculiar necklace in her hands. Upon waking up, she was seen wearing clothes like any other female inmate of the cottage, messy and unkempt. She tied her hair into a braid while letting her side bangs frame her face.
Not long after she escaped the Cottage, Freya's look changed drastically. She appeared to Finn in more modern, darker clothing and wearing make-up. She has let her long dirty blonde hair flow freely and has her pendant around her neck. 6 months after ending the threat of Dahlia, Freya's hair had been cut to shoulder length.
Powers and Abilities
In Early Life
During her early life, Freya experienced difficulties controlling her magic as a result of her maternal lineage, as first-born witches of Dahlia and Esther's bloodline possess devastating amounts of power from a young age. Because of her heritage, she had the greatest amount of magical potential compared to her other siblings prior to their transformation into vampires. Freya used to experience episodes when her magic would overwhelm her to the point of creating powerful storms and causing all birds in the area to die, usually when she was overcome by strong emotions such as anger and frustration. During these lapses of control, Dahlia used to sing to her whilst hugging her to calm her down and to lower her heart rate.
Under Dahlia's Curse
While Freya was still a child, Dahlia used a brand of Connective Magic which allowed her to draw power from Freya while allowing Freya's power to augment. Dahlia then enchanted Freya with a curse that forced her to sleep for a hundred years while amassing an abundant amount of magic and power. Unfortunately, the effects of the curse only allow Freya to live for one year. During this period, she would be functionally immortal. This is ultimately proven when Freya ingested Dahlia's strongest batch of poison and having her neck snapped by Klaus. With these enhancements, Freya became more powerful than any conventional witch as she was "Immortal" and still able to perform First-born Magic that had been augmented for a hundred years.
Freya had proven herself to be an extremely powerful witch, demonstrating the ability to communicate with her sister, Rebekah, through dreams and visions even while she was still technically in her century-long sleep that granted her pseudo-immortality, though she was only days from waking up at the time. She has also shown an affinity for telekinetic spells, including being able to move multiple heavy objects without touching them, even in a state of deep slumber. Since her revival, Freya has exhibited a noteworthy amount of power and skill. She was able to take down multiple members of the Kindred, and later murdered the Harvest girl, Cassie, as punishment for her treachery by making her bleed out from the inside. With the aid of her talisman, Freya healed Rebekah's broken hand with a non-verbal spell and later accelerated the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Her power is most evidenced after breaking the spell over the Fauline Cottage's doors that has kept countless witches imprisoned for decades.
Freya was also able to locate her brother, Finn Mikaelson, in spite of being hidden by multiple cloaking spells. She was also able to break through the spell that hid her niece, Hope, a feat that Rebekah claimed could only be accomplished with the power of one hundred witches. However, after locating Hope, Freya gave Finn her pendant in case he failed and was killed by their siblings. Thus, after his "death" (in Vincent's body), Freya put his soul into her necklace, and then went on to easily resurrect Vincent (who was Finn's host) even without the Other Side and easily put him back to sleep with a simple wave of her hand and a command. This is yet another testament to Freya's great power.
Freya was able to awaken her desiccated father with a spell that required a minimal amount of blood. She augmented the frequency of her whistling to the point that it caused Aiden severe pain.
Freya's power is further exhibited by her ability to break apart the shackles that were meant to prevent a witch from using their powers, and then instantaneously subdued Klaus by snapping his neck with the power of her mind, something most conventional witches cannot do to the Original Hybrid. She used a spell of Esther's to reach inside Eva Sinclair's mind while drawing on Elijah and Klaus as anchors and bring Marcel and Vincent with her in hopes of bringing Rebekah back, even enchanting a dagger so Vincent could bring it with him on the journey. The same spell allowed her to reach inside the minds of Klaus and Elijah and know all of their secrets. Finally, she destroyed Esther (who was inside Lenore's body) with a spell drawing on her talisman and with the simple gesture of touching her mother's host's forehead, she caused Lenore's body to transform into starlings that died in an instant.
Freya tried a spell with Rebekah to locate Dahlia, and would have succeeded had Rebekah not gained a vision of Dahlia channeling Freya from tactile contact with her. Freya also has proven adept to creating her own spells, as she was the person who came up with the plan to bind the three sources of Dahlia's power (sacred soil from her homeland of Norway, the ashes of her Viking oppressors, and Freya's own blood to represent the person who came the closest to love that Dahlia has ever felt) in order to create a weapon that would render her mortal, and, by proxy, able to be killed by conventional means.
Freya's skill in locator spells are evident when she managed to locate Hope in the Bayou in hopes of using her as bait against Dahlia. She also easily located the hidden White Oak Stake by using a toothpick in a glass of bourbon to pinpoint it's location. She used the same ingredients meant to kill Dahlia in a spell that allowed her to create a "killing field" in the Abattoir that will render Dahlia powerless once she steps foot within it. Freya also easily subdued Marcel, a two-century-old vampire and kept him at bay, without even concentrating. While unable to fight Dahlia's magic directly, Freya easily disrupted Dahlia's spell as soon as the latter's magic was temporarily weakened by the cursed shackles. She also easily cured her siblings of their white-oak-induced sickness with a wave of her hand, by causing them to cough up the ashes of the white oak stake. Later on, Freya resurrected Eva Sinclair's dead body and allowed Rebekah to inhabit it again.
After Dahlia's Death
Since the death of Dahlia in Ashes to Ashes, Freya has had many of her spells and rituals result in failure, implying that the colossal amounts of power she previously possessed disappeared with Dahlia's death as prior to Dahlia's death she had succeeded in most if not all the spells she had cast though this has not been stated. Her pseudo-immortality also disappeared with Dahlia's death as was confirmed on several occasions and with it, the Slumber Spell. It is also possible that Freya still has her massive power though is unable to use it to it's full extent because of the possibility of over-exhaustion due to her newly-gained mortality.
Despite this, Freya was still seen to exhibit magical feats that put her very much ahead of conventional witches. Freya cast a spell that allowed her to send her letter to her younger sister, Rebekah, without moving a single step, something a number of witches in the past had done, however, she did it without something of Rebekah's as well as not using fire as a medium for the spell, instead making the letter vanish into thin air. She has also displayed the ability to teleport from one place to another, a power that has only been displayed by Dahlia.
Freya has shown the ability to not only teleport place to place in the same city, but to also astral project to very far away locations. She displayed this after performing a locator spell on Rebekah, and then visiting her in astral form from New Orleans to Africa. In the same episode, the eldest Mikaelson sibling cast a spell (while in astral form) that simultaneously snapped the necks of all vampires surrounding her, proving she is a force to be reckoned with. Later on, Freya tried to cast an offensive spell on Aya, but was countered by the Moroccan Witch who telekineticaly pushed Freya and sent her back to her body in New Orleans. It seemed that Freya couldn't save her sister simply because the Moroccan witch had the element of surprise, which ensured she was the only witch who's power could work in that specific environment.
Her pain infliction spells are more than powerful enough to give Aurora, a thousand year old vampire, major headaches, even though Aurora has built an immunity towards pain infliction due to her stay in Buddhist monastery. This kind of spell also proved to be quite useful in her many encounters with a number of The Strix vampires.
Freya has shown more knowledge in magical affairs when she revealed that a mixture of hibiscus and mugwort is able to counteract any vervain injected in a person's system. This was confirmed on Tristan who had been consuming vervain for a long time and is immune to any kind of compulsion. Freya made sure Elijah may compel his progeny without any obstacles by casting a boundary spell on him. However, even without having vervain running through his veins, Tristan seemed to be completely immune to mind compulsion.
Not long ago, Freya was seen causing extreme pain infliction on an unknown member of the Strix.
Freya's knowledge of magic is very much effective in aiding her sister, as she temporarily removed the curse put on Rebekah, with the help of her brother, Finn, showing that she could undo complicated and powerful curses as she immediately knew which ingredients were required as well as which spell was to be used. However, due to previously being poisoned by the Strix, the spell affected her massively, as she started bleeding.
Despite her prowess, Freya has easily been overpowered and defeated by witches who have had less than a thousand years of experience than she does, like Alexis (who was a Seer and saw her coming though) and the Moroccan Witch who most likely subdued her due to the element of surprise, and Vincent Griffith, the regent of the New Orleans witch community. However she was almost killed by two members of The Strix, lesser vampires then the original vampires and the original hybrid, if it had not been for the intervention of Jackson, even when she had enough time to put them down, she also was unable to locate Rebekah's exact location even while using Elijah's blood. These are most likely to the instability in the nature of her brand of Traditional Magic; First-born Magic, as it was said to be unstable and unpredictable.
Despite her talents with spells and rituals, many of Freya's locator spells recently resulted in failure, such as searching for Rebekah, though it was implied that she was cloaked by a coven of powerful dark witches working for the Strix. She could also not break through Madison's cloaking spell on Aurora, despite the former being dead. It was not until hours later that she managed to break through the spell and locate Aurora. However, when Camille was protected by a magical boundary and concealed with a cloaking spell performed by Vincent, the Regent of the 9 covens of New Orleans, he mentioned that Freya was searching for Camille. Soon after, Klaus arrived, already aware of Camille's location, implying that Freya managed to break through a cloaking spell performed by the Regent himself, though this was performed off-screen and as such remains unconfirmed.
Freya has been able to penetrate a Chambre de Chasse cast by the Sisters using Lucien as a power source, allowing her to release both of her younger brothers from the spell. Freya, with Kol's guidance, was able to cast a spell that located all of Klaus's enemies around the world and tracked their movements, which allowed them to learn that Klaus is being hunted. In response to this, Freya enlisted Kol's help once more to cast a spell that masked Klaus's presence, making anyone looking for him think that he was still in New Orleans.
Freya's knowledge of magic is extensive enough that she was able to create a boundary without sigils or a room to act a an active boundary, in order to protect Finn, Elijah, Vincent, and Matt from the newly tuned Beast (Lucien).
Freya was able to create a sigil that allowed her to bind, weaken, and inflict excruciating pain onto Lucien Castle despite his enhanced abilities. She was also able to cast a spell that would have ripped Lucien's heart from his chest. However, both spells have ended in failure due to the intervention of the Ancestors. However, it is important to note that Freya was able to rival the joined power of the Ancestors, hundreds of dead witches as seen when there was a visible struggle on their side in halting Freya's spells, specifically the one to rip out Lucien's heart. This is another testament to her great power.
Freya was also able to create a seperate safehold for Davina's spirit in order to protect her against the Ancestors, further on demonstrating the strength of her power by defying them though she achieved this by channeling Elijah's vampirism. She was also able to forcefully channel the collective magic of all New Orleans Ancestors without suffering from any effects of exhaustion, though this came at the expense of breaking the safehold protecting Davina, as she served as the connection between the Ancestors and Freya. It should be noted that Freya is not an ancestral witch, yet she was able to channel all of the Ancestors' power, previously only accessible by the Regent. By using all of the ancestral power she channeled, Freya was able to easily undo Lucien's immortality, thus turning him into an ordinary vampire again. She performed all of the mentioned feats of magic in a span of hours without showing any signs of exhaustion.
Freya once again showcased her great skill and power in the season three series finale. Freya, looking for a way to save her family quickly and uniquely, adapts two ancient spells to save her siblings. In order for her spell to work, she utilized Esther's linking spell, binding each sibling, including herself, to Klaus, while she replicated her aunt Dahlia's immortality slumber spell, (replicated for the first time in over 10 centuries). She also took a page from Finn's spell book and drew everyone, save Klaus, into a Chambre de chasse, so that they could be a family while slumbering, in order to escape death (while Klaus lived and suffered). That was the only way to save herself and the others until Hayley found a cure to their ailments. As of this moment Freya is now once again immortal since she is now linked to Klaus, whom became the anchor to her spell. The slumber spell acts as a protection against all forms of harm; therefore, Elijah and Kol will not die from Marcel's bite and Freya will not succumb to the fatal toxin. Rebekah is currently no longer suffering from the insanity hex since she was pulled into the Chambre de chasse.
Following the current events in the lives of her family that forced Freya to create a representational world for her siblings to exist in by casting a spell similar to the one Dahlia had used on her in order to sleep for a century, while using her half brother as an anchor, Freya is now once again a pseudo immortal witch and as such presumably possesses all the standard weaknesses her aunt had.
Freya is a feminine name of Nordic origin (freɪə). The name means "lady". It stems from Norse mythology, Freyja the goddess of love, beauty, war and death. (InAncient Norse: ᚠᚱᛖᛃᚨᛗᛁᚲᚨᛖᛚᛋᛟᚾ).
If Freya was to truly follow Norse traditions, her surname should technically be Mikaelsdotter (daughter of Mikael) as oppose to Mikaelson (son of Mikael).
Freya was first mentioned by Elijah in Klaus, though not by name, although her first actual appearance was in the second season of The Originals.
Elijah mentioned that his parents had seven children in total in Klaus, which was the first time Freya was referenced, though her name was not known until Wheel Inside the Wheel. Until that point, the fandom believed that Freya was actually a son named Aaron, due to the runes that were carved into the Lockwood Cellar.
Her "death" caused Esther and Mikael to move to the New World, to the village that later became known as Mystic Falls.
Her aunt kidnapping her all because of a deal she made with Esther is a nod to the fairy tale about Rumpelstiltskin, although there is a small difference; in the fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin takes the baby right after it is born, whereas Dahlia didn't take Freya as payment until several years after she was born.
The loss of Freya was the reason of why Mikael became so cruel in his grief, and so her loss was an indirect cause of the affair between Esther and Ansel.
There are parallels between Freya's life and that of her niece, Hope:
Both births were originally thought impossible; Esther was first barren, and Klaus's vampirism should have made him unable to reproduce; it was only due to the fact that Klaus was a werewolf who was turned into a vampire/hybrid by magic that he was able to conceive a child with a fellow werewolf, while Esther convinced her sister to cast a spell that would make her fertile.
They are both the first born of their generation, and they are both female. They also both have witch ancestry from their mother/paternal grandmother, Esther.
Both were separated from their parents under pretense of death, while only a select few knew what really happened to them; only Esther, Dahlia and Finn knew that Freya didn't die of the plague, and only Hayley, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah knew that Hope didn't die shortly after her birth.
Michael Narducci confirms Freya put herself in the asylum as a place to hide from Dahlia.
As of The Map of Moments, Hayley, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah now know that Freya didn't die of the plague, but was instead taken away by their maternal aunt Dahlia, as well as the "curse" on all Mikaelson first born children. Whether Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah believe in the curse or not as yet to be seen, but while this information only made Finn more devoted to his mother as a result of the sacrifices she made for her family, it does not seem to have made the rest of the siblings any more sympathetic toward their mother, especially after she tried to kill them and Hope.
The necklace Freya was seen holding in the Fauline mansion (both by her spirit and her physical body) in Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire looks like the necklace that Dahlia was using to cast a spell in the flashbacks in Wheel Inside the Wheel, which suggests it could possibly be a talisman of some kind.
She seems to have a disparaging view of her brothers, as she notes that Rebekah's far better than them. However, she still seems to have some loyalty to Finn, as she helped him find Hope, in order to ensure that Dahlia could not come.
She states that she was in a century long slumber because of an spell her aunt cast to preserve their beauty and youth. They would sleep, un-aging for a century, then wake for a year, before repeating the cycle over and over.
She claims that she despises traitors, yet specifically calls what happened between her and Dahlia as a betrayal of her aunt. Either she is as hypocritical as her siblings, or there is more to her tale that she has chosen not to disclose.
Her personality seems to shift slightly, depending on which member of her family she is facing.
In Save My Soul, it is revealed that Freya has achieved a form of pseudo-immortality, as Dahlia's magic prevents her from aging during the century of slumber, and also acts as a powerful protection spell, allowing her to escape death.
As Freya is still able to practice magic, it can be presumed that she still ages during her year of life, and is still capable of dying a natural death of old age.
It is revealed Freya hates Dahlia because she believes Dahlia is responsible for her baby's death.
Klaus re-introduces Freya to Esther in Exquisite Corpse, when they needed someone that knew the spell that will bring Rebekah back to controlling Eva Sinclair body's when she regained control.
Freya kills Esther in Exquisite Corpse, after she reveals to Esther her plans to turn every family member against Klaus. When Esther asked her why she was telling her this, Freya replies, "because you won't be around to see it."
Freya is the third character to have killed Esther, the other two being Klaus and Alaric.
Both were born in Europe and migrated to America centuries later.
Both are witches however Katerina didn't reveal her Travelers status until after she got The Cure.
Both can use their magic to cheat death, Freya with the aging-circumventing spell and Katerina with the passenger spell.
Both got pregnant out of wedlock and lost their child because of one of their family members in some way.
Both were to be used in order for relatives of Esther to increase their power (Esther's sister Dahlia tried to use Freya to increase her magic and Esther's son Klaus tried to use Katherine to become a hybrid).
Both escaped and have been on the run ever since.
Both have committed suicide.
Both were thought to be dead.
Both have been separated from their family for a long time, but are eventually reunited.
They were both immortal in some point in their lives.
She is the second female non-main and also witch character to appear in more than 10 consecutive episodes (11 in that case) in a single season, after Genevieve.
Freya is the second witch character to be played by her actress, Riley Voelkel. The first was young Fiona Goode in American Horror Story: Coven.
Freya is currently the oldest living being in The TVD/TO universe.
Freya was the second character to be seen pregnant in The Originals. The first was Hayley.
Hayley, however, was shown with her baby in present day while Freya's was a flashback in Save My Soul.
With Dahlia now dead, she is currently mortal.
It was Freya who clearly explained the source of Dark Magic, she called it a "Dark Power that can only come from a place of massacre."
There is a division in the fandom on whether Freya still has her augmented power levels or not, as she's shown to be very much weaker in comparison to the previous season, and since she has lost every enhancement she had while Dahlia was alive, now that Dahlia is dead, it points to her also losing said power-levels, this being said, it has not been stated but only implied so still remains open to debate.
It is implied by Michael Narducci that Freya still retains her immense power but is not able to use it as freely as she did in Season 2 due to fear of over-exhaustion.
This makes Freya the second Mikaelson to be compared to Klaus. Damon referred to Rebekah as 'Barbie Klaus' many times during season three.
Freya : "These paintings can move! They depict a rodent breaking the bones of a rather tenacious feline."
(To Cassie and a group of Kindred witches): "You're all so mean. Like the mouse that tormented the cat in those cartoons. I think you're the ones who need to be punished. The others were just ignorant bullies. But you? You're a smart girl. Powerful. And yet, you still betrayed a friend. I despise traitors."
(To Rebekah) : "I slept a hundred years, and now, finally, I'm free. Tell our brothers I'll be coming to see them soon, and I expect nothing less than their best behavior."
(To Esther) : "You were wrong about me. I loathe Dahlia more than you could ever know. You don't see that light in me? That's because she snuffed it out! I was five, and she was the devil. She took my light. My love. My will to live. My ability to die. You are no longer my mother, but I am not her child."
(To Esther) : "It's a little late for that. But, it turns out, you were right about one thing-- maybe Klaus shouldn't have let me glimpse inside his mind."
(To Esther) : "Oh, I saw quite a bit. But, I only learned one thing-- Klaus and I can never be allies. I now see that he will never trust me. So, he leaves me no choice-- I will have to turn the family against him. One by one. And now, I know how to do it."
(To Esther) : "Because you won't be around to see it."
(To Elijah): "Well, my adage holds-- nothing good ever happens in a clearing in the woods."
(To Elijah): "She's a Mikaelson. She's resilient."
(To Elijah): "So, we need Esther's blood? Well, that's impossible-- I killed her."
(To Elijah, Rebekah and Marcel) : "I say we choose a more permanent option-- find the white oak stake, kill Klaus, Dahlia dies with him."
(To Marcel) : "I don't want to kill you! [She looks at Klaus desperately] I don't want to kill him! This is the family I longed for, but because of her---- I'll forever be alone."
(To Dahlia) : "I actually pity you. Over the course of our long lives together, I could see you were broken. I used to think it was my fault, but in time, I learned your ability to love died long ago."
(To Klaus) : "Your concern for my whereabouts is touching."
(To Klaus) : "Niklaus, please tell your creepy friend that just because he's good-looking doesn't mean I won't turn him inside out and hang what remains from a pole."
(To Alexis) : "I know you don't know me, but this evening, I'm going to be your knight in hot-pink armor."
(To Alexis) : "I was thinking of a blinding spell. The kind that starts as a pin-prick just behind the eyes, and then spreads with such intensity, you'd rather tear them out than endure another second of pain."
(To Alexis) : "Either you're right, or you're wrong. Although, you do make one good point-- I am a Mikaelson."
(To Elijah): "One hundred years ago, I snuck into a Christmas ball here. I wanted so much to be a part of it, but I thought I was forever fated to be an outsider, always looking in. I know this hasn't been your most elegant family Christmas, but, well, it's already been the best one I've ever had."