THE STRIX – In order to uncover what his old acquaintance Tristan is really up to in New Orleans, Elijah considers attending a gala thrown by a mysterious group of ancient vampires known as the Strix, while Hayley invites herself to attend with him. There, Marcel is approached with an enticing offer made by a mysterious woman named Aya, but he quickly realizes that things are not always what they seem. Elsewhere, when a vital component of Lucien’s plan goes missing, he and Klaus form a tentative alliance in order to find it. Old wounds are reopened when Davina's biological father, Ian Darveau, stops by in New Orleans to visit. Kol is shocked to learn that Ian is a witch himself, but soon becomes worried for Davina when he realizes that Ian practises dark magicks. Rebekah and Freya also appear.
Main Cast Edit
- Joseph Morgan as Niklaus Mikaelson
- Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson
- Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson
- Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol Mikaelson
- Riley Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson
- Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley Marshall
- Charles Michael Davis as Marcel Gerard
- Leah Pipes as Camille O'Connell (Credit Only)
- Danielle Campbell as Davina Claire
Special Guest Cast Edit
- Nina Dobrev as Katherine Pierce
- TBA as Ian Darveau
Guest Cast Edit
- Andrew Lees as Lucien Castle
- Oliver Ackland as Tristan de Martel
- Rebecca Breeds as Aurora de Martel
- Tracy Ifeachor as Aya
- Stephanie Cleough as Alexis
- Jaylen Moore as Mohinder
- Antagonists: Tristan, Aurora, Ian Darveau and Mohinder.
- Alexis was shown kissing Freya in this episode, making this the second episode to feature an on-screen kiss between two women on TO.
- This episode marks the beginning of Freya and Lucien's relationship.
- Klaus and Lucien crash Tristan's gala, pretending to be drunk in order to cause a distraction so Freya can rescue Alexis.
- We meet Davina's biological father, Ian Darveau in this episode. Ian is a powerful warlock who is revealed to practise sacrificial magic and at one point, shortly after he left Davina, he started practising Expression and only stopped five years ago.