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(To Klaus) : You pretend to be so confident, but I know the truth. You're afraid everyone can see what you really are-- an animal. A beast. Why don't you show us your real face? That's enough of you.
(To Elijah) : You! You looked me in the eyes and lied to my face. Pretended you wanted to help me....You call yourself the noble one, but you're a killer just like your brother. For 1,000 years, you've fed on innocent blood. Why don't you choke on it?
(To Marcel) : And you! I trusted you. I loved you, but you were just using me to stay in power. You don't care about me......When you lost to Klaus, you handed me over like some trophy. Maybe I should boil you in bronze.
Davina


The Casket Girls is the tenth episode of the first season of The Originals and the tenth episode of the series overall.

Summary

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The Originals - The Casket Girls Trailer

Extended promo

TAKING BACK POWER — As the French Quarter Prepares for its annual celebration of the Casket Girls Festival, Cami suffers through as Davina attempts to free her of Klaus' mind compulsion. Elijah and Marcel form an unlikely alliance as Klaus sets his plan in motion to get Davina back. Once it’s known that Davina is missing, Sophie gets in on the hunt to track her down. Meanwhile, Hayley is forced to make a tough decision after receiving an unexpected phone call, and Rebekah sets her own plan in motion when she enlists the help of someone from Marcel’s past.


Plot

Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Co-Starring

Trivia

  • Antagonists: DavinaSophie, and French Quarter Coven.
  • Narrator: Rebekah Mikaelson.
  • In this episode, Klaus is incapacitated for the second time total in the series when Davina uses her powers to force him to partially transform into a wolf before snapping his neck. This also marks the first time that anyone has managed to snap Klaus' neck, magically or otherwise.
  • Elijah and Marcel work together for the first time on screen.
  • Rebekah developed a new alliance with Davina, who like Rebekah, has been manipulated and used by the men in her life, specifically Klaus and Marcel.
  • Sophie tells Hayley that if she helps her to complete the Harvest, then she will undo the curse on Hayley's family which keeps them stuck in their wolf forms.
    • Sophie mentioned that it was her bloodline that cast the curse in the first place. However, though it was confirmed that her relative Brynne Deveraux technically cast the curse on the Crescent Wolf Pack, it was revealed that she was being possessed by Céleste Dubois at the time and was not in control of her body.
  • Rebekah is shown speaking French in this episode when she rescues the Casket Girls in flashbacks from the 18th century.
  • Davina and Tim were poisoned by Klaus in this episode, and both of them were killed as a result. However, since Marcel, who predicted such action on Klaus' part, forced Sabine to cast a protection spell on Davina, she was resurrected shortly afterward. Unfortunately, since Marcel didn't know about Tim's involvement, he was unable to have him magically protected as well.
    • It was also established in this episode that there are some poisons that cannot be cured by vampire blood, as Josh and Rebekah fed both Davina and Tim their blood with no success. According to Klaus, he chose this poison for that very reason.
  • Davina took her anger out on Klaus and Elijah by snapping Klaus' neck and forcing Elijah to choke on the innocent blood he had consumed over the years. She also yelled at Marcel for his betrayal, but he was neutralized by Rebekah before she could punish him as well.
  • It is revealed that Hayley is from the Crescent Wolf bloodline and that Sophie's bloodline put the curse on them.
    • However, it is clarified by Jackson in Crescent City that Hayley is a descendant of the Labonair Family, which is one of two distinct bloodlines that make up the Crescent Wolf Clan.
  • Cami learns that Kieran has been aware of the supernatural goings on in New Orleans for decades and has been hiding it from her.
  • Davina has grown so strong that she can fight the Original Vampires as if they were common Vampires, as demonstrated when she forced Klaus to partially transform and snapped his neck before forcing Elijah to regurgitate the "innocent blood" he has consumed in his life. The only witch previously capable of this kind of magical feat was Bonnie Bennett, who at the time was empowered by the spirits of one hundred witches, and later by Expression magic; however, in both cases, Bonnie simply caught them off guard.
    • It is worth noting that both Davina and Bonnie only possessed this sort of empowerment temporarily and are likely no longer a challenge against the Original Vampires.
    • It was confirmed in Après Moi, Le Déluge that Davina's immense magical power came from the fact that she was imbued with the powerful magic of all four Harvest girls at the time. While Davina is still an extremely powerful witch in her own right due to her status as a Harvest girl, she no longer possesses the devastating power following the completion of the Harvest ritual.
  • Davina learns about The Garden and what Marcel does to those that betray him from Rebekah in this episode.
  • This episode introduces the first witch on witch confrontation when Sabine and her witch cohorts attempt to capture Davina at St. Anne's Church. Despite Davina being outnumbered, she was still able to easily kill all four witches by telekinetically snapping all three witches' necks simultaneously. However, since Sabine cast a protection spell on herself, she was resurrected shortly afterward.

Body Count

Continuity

Locations

Behind the Scenes

  • This episode was filmed during the week of November 8, 2013. [1]
  • This episode had about 2.07 million viewers in the USA, which was 0.26 million less than the previous episode.

Cultural References

  • A casquette girl or casket girl (Fr. fille à la cassette) was a woman brought from France to the French colonies of Louisiana to marry.
  • The women showed up, bearing only as many belongings that would fit in a little wooden chest called a "casquette'' or “casket,” which appears to be the 18th century equivalent of an overnight bag.
  • They were conspicuous by reason of their virtue. Normally women were supplied to the colonists by raking the streets of Paris for undesirables, or by emptying the houses of correction.
    • The casquette girls, however, were recruited from church charitable institutions, usually Orphanages and convents, and, although poor, were practically guaranteed to be virgins. For this reason it later became a matter of pride in Louisiana to show descent from them.
  • The casquette or casket girls were the inspiration for the operetta Naughty Marietta by the composer Victor Herbert.
  • Interestingly enough, legends exist in which the casquette girls, or casket girls, were turned into vampires, making it a fitting reference for a series about vampires, especially considering Rebekah, who is a devout feminist and who hates seeing women hurt at the hands in men, would have seen an appeal into making the girls vampires so they would be strong enough to defend themselves against their potentially abusive suitors.
  • The Casket Girl is the title of a novel about a girl who comes to New Orleans from France in the 1700s by Naomi Dawn Musch.
  • The Casket Girls is the name of a band from Savannah, Georgia. The band consists of sisters Phaedra & Elsa Greene joined by Ryan Graveface.

Quotes

Rebekah: "For centuries, people have come to New Orleans looking for a fresh start, hoping to find fortune, adventure, even love. Young society women, imported from France with the promise of marrying a proper New Orleans gentleman. Like the legendary Casket Girls. Little did they know that the men who awaited them were far from proper, and not at all gentle."

Rebekah: "The Casket Girls' legend lives on. Now celebrated in typical New Orleans fashion...with stylish costumes and supernatural flair. It's a yearly reminder of how women can be oppressed by selfish men and how they can triumph when brave enough to fight for themselves."

Rebekah: "Used by the witches, lied to by Marcel, manipulated by Elijah, threatened by Klaus. She's like a modern-day Casket Girl."
Hayley: "Are you talking about Davina or yourself?"
Rebekah: "Does it matter? Either way, us girls have got to stick together."

Rebekah: "It is said that this is a man's world. And sometimes it is. For every Casket Girl that was saved, countless others were not. But women are more resilient than given credit for. And some women, well, let's just say their oppressors had better watch out."

Rebekah: "Dull, dreary, hideous—"
Marcel: "Talking about the clothes, or something else?"
Rebekah: "Why, feeling insecure? This festival might as well be in my honor. I need a proper costume, so bugger off."
Marcel: "Bekah—"
Rebekah: "Don't. You made your choice. You and Klaus are best friends again, you've relinquished your right to touch me."
Rebekah: "I wonder who that could be."

Elijah: "Would you like some help?"
Hayley: "You might need to use all your vampire strength."
Elijah: "Allow me."
Hayley: "Thanks. Not too many pregnant Casket Girls, I guess."
Elijah: "I think you look lovely."

Klaus: "That child is the most powerful witch in New Orleans. If she's fled, what's to stop her from destroying all we've worked for?"
Cami: "Klaus compelled me to go out with Marcel, to spy on him. That's what he said yesterday, before he told me to forget."
Rebekah: "Used by the witches, lied to by Marcel, manipulated by Elijah, threatened by Klaus."
Hayley: "Are you talking about Davina or yourself?"
Rebekah: "Either way, us girls have got to stick together."
Sophie: "If Davina is not with Marcel, he won't know if we're practicing magic.. And if we can actually get her back, we can fix everything."
Davina: I'll kill him."
Josh: "Davina, Originals can't be killed."                                                                                 
Davina: "I'm strong, Josh."                                                                                                      
Davina: "Enough of you."

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Soundtrack

Bellstop - Trouble (Savages Promo)

Last.fm_play.png "Dark Doo Wop" – MsMr
Last.fm_play.png "Curbstomp" – Meg Myers
Last.fm_play.png "Why You Worried 'Bout Me" – Rebirth Brass Band
Last.fm_play.png "What Goes Around Comes Around" – Rebirth Brass Band
Last.fm_play.png "In Crimson" – Jessy Greene
Last.fm_play.png "Breaking Through" – Jessy Greene
Last.fm_play.png "Devil's Work" – Miike Snow


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