Stefan Salvatore in the Crescent City. This ought to be very good, or entertainingly bad.
Klaus to Stefan

Moonlight on the Bayou is the fourteenth episode of the seventh season of The Vampire Diaries and the one hundred and forty-seventh episode of the series overall.


AN EXCITING CROSSOVER WITH THE ORIGINALS — In order to lure a vengeful vampire hunter named Rayna Cruz away from his friends in Mystic Falls, Stefan heads to New Orleans, where Valerie has learned of a safe house that can protect him. Once there, he comes face to face with Klaus Mikaelson, who soon becomes suspicious of his old friend’s unexpected arrival in his city. Meanwhile, Enzo, who is working on behalf of a mysterious organization called The Armory, approaches Damon and Bonnie with a plan that could protect Stefan from Rayna. Finally, after learning that Alaric has decided to leave for Dallas with the twins immediately, Caroline offers to accompany them on the trip and finds herself contemplating her own future in Mystic Falls. Matt also appears.



Main Cast

Special Guest Stars

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast



  • Anatagonists: Rayna Cruz and Enzo
  • This is part of a two-hour crossover event with The Originals - A Streetcar Named Desire.
  • In the 3 years from now Caroline arrives at the bar and asks for Klaus only to learn from Sylvia that no one has seen Klaus for 3 years. It's not revealed if he is still alive or if he just left New Orleans after the events of The Originals Season 3 long Prophecy/Sire Line War arc which will resolve during the finale in May.
  • Enzo learns that his father started The Armory and that's where they are. Also, Alex is a distant relative of his.
  • More of Enzo's history prior to him becoming a vampire is revealed including that he was 27 in 1903 when Lily turned him meaning that he was born in 1876 at the least.
  • This is the first time Stefan has seen Klaus since he left for New Orleans in Season Four.
  • Alex St. John takes Nora and Mary Louise prisoner with the help of two males vampires hunters who shoot them both with vervain darts. She tracked them down by GPS via phone.
  • This is the sixth episode this season to feature all the main cast members.
  • Klaus finds out about the siphoner twins and the Heretics and also learns that Alaric was resurrected from The Other Side before its collapsion in Home.
  • It's revealed that Klaus knows Rayna and had dealt with her years before he left New Orleans in 1919.
  • Damon after nearly losing Bonnie realizes he must remove himself from the world before someone dies trying to help him. This is the moment Damon decided to desiccate himself and to be revived only when his girlfriend Elena wakes up after hopefully Bonnie's natural death in 60 years.
  • This is the only full moon episode of the season.



Body Count

Behind the Scenes

Cultural References




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Last.fm_play.png "Changes" – Charles Bradley
Last.fm_play.png "No Sugar In My Coffee" – Caught A Ghost
Last.fm_play.png "Trouble (Don't Want No)" – Seth Walker
Last.fm_play.png "Get On" – Steve Smyth
Last.fm_play.png "Lost At Sea" – Dave Thomas Junior




See also

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