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I forgive you, Hope. And I know that you're scared, and I know that you're sad, and that's okay. What happened this year was about hatred and ugliness that was born long before you and long before me. I need you to fight this, Hope.
Hayley to Hope


The Tale of Two Wolves is the twelfth episode of the fifth season of The Originals and the ninety-first episode of the series overall. This episode serves as a backdoor pilot for the spin-off, Legacies.

Summary

RETURN TO MYSTIC FALLS — With Hope facing a life-threatening affliction and deteriorating quickly, Klaus travels to Mystic Falls to seek help from Caroline. Tasked with keeping Hope preoccupied in Mystic Falls, Elijah comes to a heartbreaking realization about his niece. Meanwhile, at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, a run-in with Alaric Saltzman throws a wrench into Klaus' plan. Marcel also appears.[2]

Plot

Cast

Main Cast

Special Guest Stars

Guest Cast

Co-Starring

Trivia

  • Antagonist: The Hollow (Indirectly; killing Hope)
  • Hope transforms into her wolf form for the first time.
  • It's revealed that Klaus kept one of the white oak stakes and he asks Caroline to use it to kill him once the dark magic is placed into him.
  • The teenage Josie and Lizzie Saltzman are seen for the first time after being previously mentioned by Hope.
  • The dimension known to as "Peace" is seen for the second time in both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals universe.
  • Hayley speaks of an "ugliness" born before both her and Hope, it is possible she is speaking of Greta Sienna and her followers.
  • Hope mentions a plaque in the Mystic Grill, put up in remembrance of Jenna Sommers. This is the first mention of Jenna in The Originals.
  • Klaus meets Josie and Lizzie for the first time in this episode.

Body Count

Continuity

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Behind the Scenes

Cultural References

  • The story of the Two Wolves is a popular 21st-century legend of unknown origin, attributed to Native Americans, that is also known as "Grandfather Tells" or "Tale Of Two Wolves". It is a story of a grandfather using a metaphor of two wolves fighting within him to explain his inner conflicts to his grandson. When his grandson asks which wolf wins, the grandfather answers whichever he chooses to feed.[3]
  • Alaric mentions Lord Voldemort, the main antagonist from Harry Potter series.

Quotes

Klaus: "It's starting."
Marcel: "She won't survive the night."
Klaus: "I can't allow my daughter to die."
Klaus: "Hope!"

Elijah: "It's been a long time since we've shared a drink together."
Marcel: "You're gonna need it."
Elijah: "I take it Davina didn't bring good news."
Marcel: "She and Freya have been holed up with spell books all week, searching for any last ideas to help Hope.They're out of options."
Elijah: "I don't accept that."
Marcel: "Look, I love that kid. It's because I love her that I'm telling you. There is no miracle fix here. Now, she might've had a little more time, but she's about to experience her first full moon since she triggered her curse. Every witch that we consulted is sure that she won't survive the night."
Elijah: "Then we speak with Freya. She will perform a binding spell."
Marcel: "A spell that powerful would only kill her faster. This is terminal, Elijah."

Elijah: "I take it Davina didn't bring good news."
Marcel: "She and Freya have been holed up with spell books all week, searching for any last ideas to help Hope.They're out of options."
Elijah: "I don't accept that."
Marcel: "Look, I love that kid. It's because I love her that I'm telling you. There is no miracle fix here. Now, she might've had a little more time, but she's about to experience her first full moon since she triggered her curse. Every witch that we consulted is sure that she won't survive the night."
Elijah: "Then we speak with Freya. She will perform a binding spell."
Marcel: "A spell that powerful would only kill her faster. This is terminal, Elijah."

Marcel: "There is no miracle fix here. Now, she might've had a little more time, but she's about to experience her first full moon since she triggered her curse. Every witch that we consulted is sure that she won't survive the night."
Hope: "I'm really scared to turn."
Elijah: "Where are we going?"
Klaus: "Hope's school knows how to deal with a werewolf's first transformation. They have a facility."
Elijah: "Mystic Falls?"
Caroline: "Excuse me, I just need one minute with this very lost new janitor."
Hope (to Elijah): "You know what would really make me feel better is spending the day with anyone else."
Elijah (to Klaus): "Wouldn't it better for you to find someone Hope despises, a little less than me, perhaps quite literally anyone else she's ever met?"
Elijah: "Know how to drive?"
Hope: "Mom and Declan taught me a little in the old truck."
Elijah: "Think it's probably time you drove a Bentley."

Multimedia

Soundtrack

Last.fm_play.png "Shake and Shout" – Turf Club
Last.fm_play.png "Modern Act" – Cloud Nothings
Last.fm_play.png "15 Years" – High Tropics
Last.fm_play.png "Eternally Blue" – Dr. Michael White


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