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You presume to know me? Then know this: I will gladly end you for what you did to Camille. But first, I'm gonna make you suffer in ways your spoiled, little mind cannot possibly imagine. And when it's over, when your sweet recollections have been rendered obsolete, you will associate my name with fear and pain, and perhaps the dull realization that you...are nothing to me.
Klaus to Aurora

The Other Girl in New Orleans is the eighth episode of the third season of The Originals and the fifty-second episode of the series overall.


The Originals 3x08 Promo "The Other Girl in New Orleans" (HD)00:22

The Originals 3x08 Promo "The Other Girl in New Orleans" (HD)


TROUBLE IN CRESCENT CITY – After learning that Cami's life is in danger and Aurora may be to blame, Klaus is forced to engage in another one of her devious games and follows a series of clues she’s left behind for him. Meanwhile, Elijah, Freya and Hayley take drastic measures against Tristan when they discover he holds a valuable piece of information they need. Elsewhere, Aya gives Marcel an ultimatum that leaves him with a difficult decision to make, while tensions between Hayley and Jackson cause her to reevaluate her involvement in Mikaelson family matters.



Main Cast

Recurring Cast


  • Graham Wolfe as Fighter #1



  • Antagonists: Aurora de Martel, Aya, and Tristan de Martel.
  • This is the fifth episode of The Originals to refer to New Orleans in the title; Girl in New Orleans being the first, Reigning Pain in New Orleans being the second, The Battle of New Orleans being the third and I'll See You in Hell or New Orleans being the fourth.
  • Driven by jealousy, Aurora brings Cami to the St. Anne's Church to purge out her darkest secrets, where several people are waiting to be transformed into vampires.
    • This episode also marks Cami's first vampire kill.
  • Klaus vows to make Aurora suffer for hurting Camille.
  • Tristan mentions of how Finn Mikaelson, is the noble one of all The Originals. He also teased of their possible friendship, like Finn knowing without doubting that Tristan is a man of his word.
  • This episode marks Lucien's last appearance for five episodes. He is last seen talking to Aurora about Klaus and how he is a fool for rejecting her over Camille.
  • In this episode, Marcel acted as a double agent. While seemingly doing his part of the proposal made by Aya (on behalf of The Strix) to betray the Mikaelsons, he saved Hayley from her attackers and fed Freya his blood to heal her from the fatal stab wound.
    • This act signifies that Marcel, given his experience as a soldier, can also be a skilled tactician and/or strategist.
    • However, the Strix are suspicious of his actions as they suspect him to be the brainchild of Davina's dethronement as a Regent, making her useless for the organization, mentioned by Aya in their conversation.
  • Hibiscus and Mugwort can be used to counteract vervain in a person's system.


Body Count

  • 5 humans; killed by Aurora
  • Few members of The Strix; heart extracion, decapitation; killed by Elijah
  • 2 members of The Strix; heart extraction; killed by Marcel
  • 1 vampire in transition; staked; killed by Cami
  • 1 vampire in transition; broken neck; killed by Klaus

Behind the Scenes

  • The title “The Other Girl in New Orleans” is a callback to a season 1 episode that focused on Cami’s character (“The Girl In New Orleans”). With Aurora determined to dismiss Cami as a viable romantic interest in Klaus’s life, it felt liked a nice callback.
  • The read-through got a big laugh from many of the guys in the room, who pointed out that they have dated girls exactly as intense and blindly arrogant as Aurora is in this episode, particularly when she says, “You’re in danger of losing your true love… ME.” 
  • Narducci (aka “Papa Nardooch”) and Charles Michael Davis (aka “CMD”) have started an unofficial book club, exchanging books about achievement and spirituality, everyone from Annie Lamott to Michael Jordan. Narducci carries a private journal that he uses to jot down quotes that inspire him and will share them with us to carry us through the hard times. The writing staff calls him Coach Taylor. Shippers on Twitter call him That Asshole Who Won’t Give Us Klaroline. I call him brilliant.

Cultural References


Aurora (to Camille): "Poor dear. Still sleeping."
Klaus (to Lucien): "She took Camille as leverage because I have her beloved brother. Well, it'll be the last mistake she ever makes!"
Tristan (to Elijah and Freya): "Aurora will take from you what you seek."
Elijah (to Hayley): "Bon Appétit."

Aurora (to Camille): "Aww....Poor dear. Still sleeping."
Klaus (to Lucien): "She took Camille as leverage because I have her beloved brother. Well, it'll be the last mistake she ever makes!"
Tristan (to Elijah and Freya): "She will take from you what you seek."
Lucien (to Klaus): "Let Cami die!"
Aurora (to Camille): "Nik had better give me what I want."
Elijah (to Hayley): "Bon Appétit."

Lucien: "Not a fan of knocking are we?"
Klaus: "I afford courtesy to those in my good graces. You've fallen short."
Lucien: "Which is why I called you here. The whole Cami situation has gotten a tad out of hand."
Klaus: "Out of your hand! You put her in danger!"
Lucien: "I put her in protective custody. Her decision to leave was rather ill advised. See for yourself."
Lucien: "I would say that this does not bode well for your friend Camille."
Klaus: "Aurora is upset because I have her beloved brother. She took Camille as leverage. Well, it'll be the last mistake she ever makes!"

Aurora (to Camille): "You must be Cami."
Aurora (to Camille): "Allow me to introduce myself. I am Aurora de Martel."
Freya: "Tristan cannot cross the boundary of his own will. All you have to do is compel him to give you the longitude of Rebekah's location."
Elijah: "He says he's immune."
Aya (to Marcel): "It would be foolish of you to defy the very organization that it so recently granted you membership."
Aya (to Marcel): "The Strix have no tolerance for insubordination."



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