A re-telling of the backdoor pilot, but this time from Elijah's point-of-view. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus to the French Quarter of New Orleans and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley Marshall has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie Deveraux, whom leads an underground coven. Tensions between the town's supernatural factions are nearing at breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. After Elijah reveals himself to Klaus, as well as the news about Hayley's pregnancy, he convinces Klaus to help the witches protect Hayley as well as challenge Marcel for the throne of the city. Klaus agrees to stay, but after settling into his new living quarters, he stabs Elijah with a dagger tipped with white oak ash and vows to fight Marcel and protect Haley on his own.