Look, I can't help Kol if the witch he stuck me in ends up taking me over! There's something wrong. I think the rightful owner of this body is waking up inside me, and she's angry.

Save My Soul is the sixteenth episode of the second season of The Originals and the thirty-eighth episode of the series overall.


The Originals 2x16 Extended Promo - Save My Soul HD

The Originals 2x16 Extended Promo - Save My Soul HD


FLASHBACKS TO FREYA’S CHILDHOOD — Suspicious of where her true loyalties lie, Klaus invites Freya to the compound in order to gain more insight into her past with Dahlia. After a series of strange visions, Rebekah begins to realize the body she’s inhabiting is attempting to regain control. With Rebekah’s life on the line, Marcel puts his bargaining skills to the test when he turns to Vincent, who may have some knowledge that could help them. Lastly, at the bayou, Jackson’s frustrations grow after Aiden questions his leadership skills. Elijah, HayleyCami and Davina also appear.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast




  • Antagonist: Dahlia (past), Eva Sinclair (present).
  • Title reference: Rebekah attempting to balance the presence of her spirit and that of her vessel within her new body.
  • It's revealed that in the 15th century the Mikaelson Family lived in Copenhagen for a time.
  • It's confirmed that all of the Mikaelson siblings were born in the late 10th century, as shown in the flashbacks to the Kingdom of Norway in 977 A.D. (not CE), when the five-year-old Freya first began to be raised and trained in witchcraft by Dahlia.
  • It is shown that the spell Dahlia used to keep her and Freya alive by sleeping for a century and wake for a year also gives them a version of immortality through invulnerability; they cannot die by any form of harm, as proven first when Freya ingests a bottle of potent poison in a flashback to the 1400s and then awakens shortly afterward, and then again when Klaus snaps Freya's neck in the present day and she awakens hours later.
  • It is revealed that Vincent Griffith and Eva Sinclair were married prior to Eva's incarceration in the Fauline Cottage.
  • It is also revealed that Eva has collected several young witches to channel as a source of power as she begins to regain control of her body from Rebekah. Included in these captured witches is Davina.
  • The source of Dahlia's power is explained by Freya: the reason she asked for the firstborns of Esther's bloodline was so that she could form a magical connection with them, increasing their power significantly while also drawing on them to boost her own power. This is what she did to Freya, but Dahlia's plan was to use all of the firstborns that followed to form a coven of her own from which she could draw endless amounts of power.
  • Freya and Dahlia are revealed to be as magically powerful as they are because the spell that gives them invulnerability and pseudo-immortality also allows their power to accrue during the century that they sleep.
  • After learning that Esther had turned her family into vampires, which was believed to have prevented them from having children and thus prevented Dahlia from claiming the firstborns of each generation, Dahlia turned to Freya so that she would have a child of her own and continue her mother's bloodline. However, Freya swore that she would never let a child of hers suffer the fate of being Dahlia's slave.
    • Despite this vow, Freya fell in love with a man named Mathias during her year of life in the 1400s and became pregnant with his child, breaking her vow never to have children. Dahlia eventually killed Mathias before Freya's eyes. She tried to take her own life and that of her son to prevent Dahlia from controlling them anymore. The slumber spell placed on them by Dahlia saved her life but her son was not protected and ultimately died, devastating both Freya (due to the horror of killing her own child while she had to live) and Dahlia (who missed out on yet another Mikaelson firstborn to add to her coven).



Behind the scene

  • This episode had about 1.25 million viewers in the USA.

Cultural References


Elijah: (to Klaus) "Niklaus, Rebekah's situation has taken a turn."
Rebekah: (to Davina) "The rightful owner of this body is waking up inside me and she's angry."
Freya: (to Elijah) "She will come here to take the child's power for herself."
Josephine LaRue: "Two of our children attacked."
Klaus: "She is a threat!"
Freya: (to Klaus) "She will kill anyone who would defy her."

Klaus: (to Elijah) "There you are. Finally."
Elijah: (to Klaus) "I was delayed."
Klaus:"Our guest of honor will be here momentarily."
Elijah:"Strange how conspicuously absent are our lupine guests. I do hope it wasn't on my account."
Klaus: "I sent Hayley and her poorly groomed husband off to spend the day with their werewolf brethren to test the limits of their new abilities, leaving me to deal with family business as I see fit."
Elijah:"Niklaus, Rebekah's situation has taken a turn. We may need Freya's assistance so whatever you're planning here, don't."
Klaus: "All I'm planning is a simple chat with a long-lost relative. You yourself said to hear her out."
Elijah: "And you yourself said that would be idiocy."
Klaus: "Did I? Well it does sound like me. Regardless on the off chance Freya has some information that could protect my daughter, I prefer she'd share it on my terms."

Marcel: "Whatever the problem is, you don't back up, I guarantee you it's gonna get worse."
Josephine LaRue: "Marcel Gerard. Do you realize that you're harboring a renegade witch?"
Marcel: "I don't know what you're talking about."
Josephine LaRue: "Is that a fact?"
Marcel: (to Rebekah) "I thought I told you to stay put."
Rebekah: (possessing Eva) "Well, I hate being told what to do so I ignored you."
Rebekah: (to Josephine LaRue) "Beg pardon love, but I think this is all a simple misunderstanding."
Josephine LaRue: (to Rebekah) "No. This is retaliation for the evil you unleashed last night. Two of our children attacked. Unmercifully. One dead. The other missing."

Josephine LaRue: "Marcel Gerard. Do you realize that you're harbouring a renegade witch?"
Marcel: "Wait. Hold on. The witch that you knew as Eva Sinclair is gone. Alright, her body was taken over by Rebekah Mikaelson."
Josephine LaRue: "Is that your version of an alibi?"
Rebekah: (possessing Eva) "I'm Rebekah Mikaelson!"
Rebekah: (to Davina) "There's something wrong. I think the rightful owner of this body is waking up inside me and she's angry."
Elijah:"Niklaus, Rebekah's situation has taken a turn. We may need Freya's assistance so whatever you're planning here, don't."
Freya: (to Klaus and Elijah) "Right now, she is like me. Limited to one year of life in a century. But she wants to be free of that restriction, to gain true immortality, and that is why she will come here. Drawn by your daughter. To take the child's power for herself. She's paranoid, obsessed with power. She hungers constantly for what's been denied her, be it love or revenge."
Elijah: "Yes. I think I'm familiar with the type."



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