The Originals (TV series)

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The Originals (2013–present) is an American TV series that began airing on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. The series premiere aired after The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Season 1[edit]

Pilot [0.00][edit]

Rebekah: (caustically) Well, the French Quarter witches are not a lot to be trifled with. You don't suppose they've found a way to kill him once and for all, do you?
Elijah: Rebekah, in the name of our family, you might try to dial down your glee.
Rebekah: What family? We are three distrustful acquaintances who happen to share a bloodline.

Rebekah: Where are you going?
Elijah: (adamant) To find out who's making a move against our brother, and then... I'll either stop them, or I'll help them. Depending on my mood.

Klaus: (without looking) Evening, Elijah.
Elijah: Niklaus.
Klaus: What an entirely unwelcome surprise.
Elijah: And what an entirely unsurprising welcome.

Sophie: Marcel may be able to keep us from practicing real magic in this town, but as keepers of the balance, we still know when nature has cooked up something new. For example, I have a special gift, of sensing when a girl is pregnant.

Klaus: Your town?
Marcel: Damn straight.
Klaus: (staunchly) That's funny. Because when I left 100 years ago, you were just a pathetic little scrapper still trembling from the lashes of the whips of those who would keep you down, and now look at you. Master of your domain. Prince of the city. I'd like to know how.
Marcel: Why? Jealous? Hey, man, I get it. 300 years ago, you helped build a backwater penal colony into something. You started it, but then you left. Actually, you ran from it. I saw it through. Look around. Vampires rule the city now. We don't have to live in the shadows like rats. The locals know their place. They look the other way. I got rid of the werewolves. I even found a way to shut down the witches. The blood never stops flowing and the party never ends. You want to pass on through? You want to stay a while? Great. What's mine is yours, but it is mine. My home, my family, my rules.
Klaus: And if someone breaks those rules?
Marcel: They die. Mercy is for the weak. You taught me that, too. And I'm not the Prince of the Quarter, friend. I'm the king! Show me some respect.
Klaus: (bites a vampire) Your friend will be dead by the weekend. Which means I've broken one of your rules. And yet I cannot be killed. I am immortal. Who has the power now, friend?

Camille: The hundred dollar guy.
Klaus: The brave bartender. (looking at her name-pin) Camille. That's a French name.
Camille: It's a grandma's name. Call me Cami. (referring to the street artist) Amazing isn't he?
Klaus: Do you paint?
Camille: No, but I admire. Every artist has a story, you know.
Klaus: And what do you suppose his story is?
Camille: He's...angry. Dark. Doesn't feel safe and doesn't know what to do about it. He wishes he could control his demons instead of having his demons control him. He's lost. Alone... (jokingly) Or... maybe he just drank too much tonight. Sorry, overzealous psyche major.
Klaus: No. I think you were probably right the first time.

Klaus: I forgot how much I liked this town.
Elijah: I didn't forget. All the centuries we've spent together, and yet I can count on one hand the number of times that our family has been truly happy. I hated leaving here.
Klaus: As did I.
Elijah: What is on your mind, brother?
Klaus: (determined) For a thousand years, I lived in fear. Any time I settled anywhere, our father would hunt me down and... chase me off. He made me feel powerless, and I hated it. This town was my home once, and in my absence, Marcel has gotten everything that I ever wanted. Power, loyalty, family. I made him in my image and he has bettered me. I want what he has. I want to be king.
Elijah: And what about Hayley and the baby?
Klaus: (resolute) Every king needs an heir.

Always and Forever [1.01][edit]

Elijah: Family is power, Niklaus. Love, loyalty. That's power!

Elijah: (to Haley) I will always protect you. You have my word on that.

Marcel: What do you care about the witches?
Elijah: Well, that's my business, now isn't it?

Sophie: If I have to hurt Hayley, or worse, to ensure that I have your attention, I will.
Elijah: You would dare threaten an original?
Sophie: I have nothing to lose.

Rebekah: I may be old, Elijah, but I'm not senile.

House of the Rising Son [1.02][edit]

Hayley: (walks down the stairs with a fire poker) Who the hell are you?
Rebekah: Ah, you must be the maid. My bags are in the car, go get them will you?
Hayley: Hello, not the maid.
Rebekah: Right, you're that werewolf girl my brother Klaus knocked up. I was expecting to see some sort of supernatural miracle baby bump. I guess you're not showing yet. It's Hayley, isn't it?
Hayley: You have your brother's manners.

Marcel: (seeing her walk in) Rebekah Mikaelson. Come to teach me another lesson?

Marcel: I don't have time for Mikaelson family drama. You're my guest. Keep your sister in line.
Klaus: I'd have greater chance of draining the Mississippi with a straw.

Tangled Up in Blue [1.03][edit]

Klaus: (to Hayley, about Elijah) You hardly know him... and yet you miss him. What is it about my brother that always inspires such instant admiration?
Hayley: He was kind to me.

Marcel: Here's a lesson in friendship. Friends don't lie to me. They don't break the rules. And they do not steal what is mine!

Rebekah: I cannot believe you disposed of those vampires without me. You know how I love to set things on fire.
Klaus: Was I supposed to leave them in them in the front yard to rot? Besides, they were my responsibility. They attacked the helpless pregnant girl who is carrying my child.
Rebekah: Oh, I am so moved by your new-found sense of fatherly duty towards the werewolf carrying your hybrid bun in her oven. (Klaus laughs)
Hayley: There werewolf would like to know what the plan is.

Cami: I'm beginning to think your sister is a bit of a bitch.
Klaus: It's as though she invented the term.

Rebekah: Klaus may be a miserable excuse for a sibling but there is none more diabolical.

Cami: You clean up pretty well.
Klaus: Oh, don't be fooled, love. I'm the devil in disguise.

Davina: (about Elijah) I won't give him back until I know how to kill him.

Girl in New Orleans [1.04][edit]

Klaus: (compelling Cami) You're frightened... don't be.
Cami: I'm not scared anymore. That's... amazing. How did you?
Klaus: It's called compulsion. It's a neat bit of vampire trickery. I'll tell you all about it.

Elijah: It's alright, Davina. I don't mean you any harm. Though I think it's time we had a talk.

Rebekah: I want Elijah back.
Marcel: Is that all you want?

Klaus: (to Davina) One of the tragic consequences of war... innocent bystanders.

Father Kieran: Never forget, Marcel, that you live in this city by the grace of those who know your secret and tolerate it.
Marcel: And this city thrives because of me and my people. Any time you need a reminder of that, just let me know.

Klaus: The world is an awful place. Best to meet it on its own terms.
Cami: No, the world isn't awful. People are not awful. They want to be good. Something makes them bad. Something breaks them down, makes them snap.

Diego: You get a daylight ring when you get invited into the inner circle, For you, that may never happen.
Josh: Yeah, but there's an opening, right? Now that Thierry's like... you know...
Diego: You shut up about Thierry, alright? He didn't deserve what he got. Marcel was just showing off because for Klaus.

Marcel: It's good to see you. I was worried you thought I was some hothead after that display at the masquerade.
Cami: (shrugging) We all have our hot-headed moments! Anyway, I'm almost done here until clean-up, so the two of us girls can hang out if you need to go shmooze, or whatever.

Rebekah: (looking around) What is all this?
Elijah: You don't remember? We went to the opera house together. It was your first full day back into New Orleans' society after Klaus removed the dagger from you. It's a memory that only you and I share.

Sinners and Saints [1.05][edit]

Klaus: A mutual law of nature, Marcel, is the strong always take from the weak.
Marcel: Well, if you were so strong you wouldn't have run away from New Orleans like a little bitch all those years ago.

Elijah: I will fight for my family until my last breath.
Davina: And I'll fight the witches until mine.

Rebekah: You do not want to end up on the wrong side of me.
Marcel: Oh, Rebekah Mikaelson, you do not want to end up in the wrong side of me.

Klaus: Well, how may I ask was this particular vision interpreted?
Sophie: Pretty much that your baby would bring death to all witches.
Klaus: Oh well, I grow fonder of this child by the second.

Davina: You don't look well.
Elijah: Well, only this morning I had a mystical dagger embedded in my chest. So, I'd say I'm holding myself together quite well.

Davina: You're the one they call honorable.
Elijah: Yes, that's what they call me. And yet, I followed my brother here to New Orleans to engage in a war. So, I ask you: does that sound honorable to you?
Davina: You don't look well.
Elijah: Well, only this morning I had a mystical dagger embedded in my chest, so I'd say I'm holding myself together quite well... Davina, I believe that you and I have the power to end a war between witches and vampires before it truly begins. I, by keeping my brother in line; you, by behaving like your true self—not some tool for Marcel or the witches.
Davina: Any why should I trust you?
Elijah: Well, for one thing, in spite of a ravenous hunger, I have not tried to take your blood.

Klaus: We had a deal! You protect my unborn child, I dismantle Marcel's army. And whilst I've been busy fulfilling my part of the bargain, you allowed Hayley to be attacked and almost killed by a gaggle of lunatic witches.
Sophie: I had nothing to do with it, I swear. Hayley and I are linked, remember? She dies, I die.

Rebekah: What the bloody hell is a Harvest?
Sophie: It's a ritual our coven does every three centuries, so that the bond to our ancestral magic is restored. We appease our ancestors, they keep our ancestral power flowing.
Klaus: Any why haven't I heard of this?
Sophie: Because a Harvest always seemed like a myth. A story, passed on through generations like Noah's ark, or the Buddha walking on water. The kind some people take literally, and some people don't.

Marcel: Well, this might spice things up. I just heard about a bunch of dead witches out in the bayou. The kind of damage a werewolf might do, only there was no full moon. I have an informant out there I need to meet and I would love for you to go with me.
Klaus: Dead witches in the bayou. Sounds like less of a problem, and more like a cause for celebration.
Marcel: Well, something killed them. And may still be out there. And with your blood the only cure for a werewolf bite, I would love for you to accompany me.

Bastiana: You've never cared about witch business, Sophie. And now, you have the gall to reveal our private dealings to an outsider.
Father Kieran: You have to find another way.
Bastiana: You think we do this lightly? The vampire presence in the Quarter is growing stronger, we need more power to fight them off. Harsh times call for harsh measures.

Elijah: So, enlighten me. What did you mean when you said you had to die?
Davina: That's what the Harvest was. They said they'd put us four girls in a state of, like, peaceful limbo as part of the offering. And then later, at the Reaping, we'd awaken and be reborn. I never got as far as the limbo part, which means the Harvest isn't complete. That's why the witches are so freaked out. The Reaping is just around the corner, and if they don't finish it before then, it's over. All I have to do is wait it out.

Klaus: (about the Harvest) You're the one who stopped it.
Marcel: Kieran knew every detail from Sophie. After his nephew's massacre in the church, he was so torn up. He left town just before the Harvest. But on his way out, he came to me, and he asked me to stop the Harvest. He knew I didn't want the witches getting any more power. And I do have a rule about people abusing kids, so, I did what he asked.

Davina: You'll keep your promise about my mother's spell book?
Elijah: I will. You know, difficulties aside, I value my family above everything. I am sorry that yours failed you.
Davina: You brother, Klaus handed you to Marcel in a box, yet you still don't give up on him?
Elijah: Well, I've given up on giving up. It's an affliction. I will fight for my family until my last breath.

Fruit of the Poisoned Tree [1.06][edit]

Elijah: No one hurts my family and lives. No one.

Marcel: (to Rebekah) Interesting location to put down your roots, the same plantation where I was a slave. I guess that’s why you never invited me over.

Marcel: Those Orphan Annie vampires are my family, and this city is my home.

Hayley: (to Rebekah) Oh, I still think you’re a bitch. I’ve just grown to like that about you.

Elijah: Allow me to entertain you with today’s list of priorities. One, unlink your friend Sophie so she no longer controls the fate of the woman carrying my child. Two, convince my brother to accept my heartfelt apologies for some recently dodgy behavior. Three: there is no three.

Rebekah: (walking into the library, as everyone has a book in their hands) So this is what you do the first time we’re back together as a family? Vampire Book Club?

Agnes: You made a deal with him?
Father Kieran: After what you did to Sean, I'd deal with the devil himself just to see you suffer.

Blood Letting [1.07][edit]

Hayley: (to Elijah) Don't for a second compare yourself to Klaus.

Davina: You think I'm normal? I'm a 16 year old witch living in a church attic like some kind of freak.
Josh: I'm a gay club kid who died and came back as a vampire. Yeah, normal's kind of relative, you know?

Elijah: Forgive me. Thought you were in danger. It appears I was mistaken.
Hayley: You will not believe the crap day that I'm having.

Davina: A coven of psycho witches want to sacrifice me in a blood ritual.
Josh: Oh, wow. Okay...sorry?

Marcel: (to Rebekah) If you think that I'd ever in a thousand years do anything to hurt you, then you got me confused with Klaus.

Tyler: What makes you think I'm afraid to die?

Klaus: You do realize they can hear you.
Elijah: You do realize I don't care.

The River In Reverse [1.08][edit]

Klaus: (to Elijah, about Hayley) She's adored you since she arrived and now my child, my blood will grow up to call you father.
Rebekah: Is that what it is? You are once again worried that you will be left behind? Has history taught you nothing? We don't abandon you, Nik. You drive us away!
Klaus: In the one moment when you two could have chosen to stand by me, to believe in me, believe my intentions for my own child were pure, you chose to stand against me. To side with my enemies. I wanted our home back, and now I have it. So I'm going to live there. And the two of you can stay together here and rot.

Hayley: Why are you trying to put together your family when it's so clear that one part of it is broken?
Elijah: The definition of the word broken suggests that something can be fixed.

Hayley: (to Elijah, about his delirium) So you're having weird, retro sex dreams. Get over it. I'm staying.

Father Kieran: It is ironic discussing free will with a mind-controlling vampire.

Cami: (to Klaus) Rebekah's out to get you. Elijah's out to get you. Is there anyone who isn't plotting your downfall? I doubt you trust your own reflection.

Hayley: Remind me to annihilate your brother once you're healthy.
Elijah: (fighting his fever) Yes. Remind me to remind you to get in line.

Rebekah: Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I am a liar, a betrayer. I have conspired against my own blood and I doubt even your God could save me.

Cami: (to Klaus) You are the architect of your own unhappiness.

Reigning Pain In New Orleans [1.09][edit]

Davina: You're Hayley, Klaus' wife.
Hayley: Ew… No. Never. I'm the pregnant werewolf.

Elijah: You don't make it easy to love you, brother.
Klaus: And yet you are obstinate in your desire to do so

Cami: (to Klaus) You are such a coward. This isn't about me. You have kept me here for weeks just so someone, anyone, would see who you really are, and now that I have, it scares the hell out of you, doesn't it?

Marcel: (to Klaus) You compelled her to go out with me, didn't you? (to Cami) And I thought you really liked me.
Cami: So did I.
Klaus: Well, I mean, to be clear. I only compelled you to give him a chance. Anything you felt for him was quite real. And for the record, the level of awkwardness we're all currently experiencing is entirely genuine.

Elijah: (about Hayley) I'm not trying to impress the girl.
Rebekah: Well I should bloody hope you are. Why else are we out here? (plantation house) Come on, Elijah. You've fallen for her. Admit it. It may do wonders for the stick that's lodged up your enduringly stoic ass if you did.

Hayley: You must be the all-powerful super-witch Davina. And let's not forget Josh, newbie vampire way out of his element, voted most likely to die next.

The Casket Girls [1.10][edit]

Cami: Klaus, if you hurt Davina or Josh in any way, I'll expose you to the world. And then you can kiss the French Quarter goodbye!

Marcel: (about Davina) She'll never trust me again.
Elijah: Perhaps. You must never surrender the fight to regain that trust.

Rebekah: (to Davina) Hurting people is such a boyish thing to do. And while I am many things, I am not my brother.

Rebekah: (musing, about Davina) 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: (voice over) 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 gentlemen, like the legendary casket girls. Little did they know that the men who awaited them were far from proper and not at all gentle.

Après Moi, Le DéLuge [1.11][edit]

Elijah: (to Hayley) Do you have any idea how rare love is?

Rebekah: Kill the demon today, face the devil tomorrow. Count me in.

Marcel: (to Davina) One survivor to another. All I want to do is keep you alive. I swear.

Rebekah: Fair only gets you so far, love. Clever gets you further.

Klaus: (about the extreme weather caused my Davina's power) Ah, that's going well.
Elijah: If you were trying to win the girl's trust. Perhaps poisoning her one true love was not the most splendid idea.
Klaus: Well, are there any more inopportune deaths you'd like to wave in my face?
Elijah: Give me a month. I'll get you a list. (thundering in the background)
Klaus: (sighs) Young, old, dead or alive, witches are a pain in the ass.

Davina: I'll die whether I do this or not. Right now the only option is whether I take everyone else with me. When you look at it that way, it's kind of selfish not to do it.
Marcel: There has to be another way. This is not how it ends.
Davina: And if it is, if this is all I have, I've had a lot. I had Monique, and I had Tim, and I had someone who fought for me from the moment he met me. Most people don't get that even if they live to be a hundred. Marcel, I'm ready.

Elijah: (to Sabine) You ever experienced something so profoundly wonderful that when it was taken from you your life felt unbearable?
Sabine: Yes, I have felt that. And I have the scars to prove it.
Elijah: I believe that when you love someone and that person loves you in return you're uniquely vulnerable. They have a power to hurt you that's like nothing else.

Klaus: Not a people person, are you Niklaus?
Klaus: Nonsense. I love people

Dance Back From The Grave [1.12][edit]

Elijah: I asked you to cease these petty moves against our family yet you conspire with this fool. Is this what it's come to, making moves against your own blood?
Rebekah: Don't you try and shame me. Nik grows more powerful by the day and you do nothing but encourage him.
Elijah: I offer him my council because it's clear to me he means to make this city our home. And perhaps leading these... derelicts will curb some of these impulses, grant him some degree of happiness.
Rebekah: You always talk of Nik's happiness, but for one-thousand years he's robbed me of any chance of my own. What about me, Elijah? Am I not a concern for you?
Elijah: We all make sacrifices in the name of this family Rebekah, but know this, I will never stand against you or Niklaus.
Rebekah: What about Hayley? Nothing I conspire to do, none of my treachery will harm this family as much as your feelings for her. You're a hypocrite, Elijah. You would chose love over family yet condemn me for doing the same.

Marcel: (about the restaurant) You gonna open this place today?
Cami: And risk you eating the clientele?
Marcel: And here I thought you were starting to like me again.

Marcel: How long are you going to hate me?
Rebekah: You left me in a box for fifty-two years. Twice that seems like a good start.

Crescent City [1.13][edit]

Klaus: I'm going to find the witch who did this and then I'm going to do what I do best.

Father Kieran: (seeing the alter) You've got to be kidding me.
Klaus: A vampire is trying to reverse a witch's hex placed on you and it's the cup you find sacrilegious?

Cami: If there's a war going on, I want to be on the winning side.

Marcel: (about the sacrificed vampires) Back in the day, the witches wanted to send a threat, they'd just kill a chicken and leave it on your doorstep.
Elijah: That's a rather large and ominous chicken, wouldn't you say?

Celeste: (to Elijah) What a horrific ending to your pathetic, diseased family. I guess always isn’t forever after all.

Elijah: (to Celeste) You’ve poisoned me with a kiss?!? At least you haven’t lost your sense of irony.

Jackson: (to Hayley) I got to keep my eye on you, precious cargo and all.

Long Way Back From Hell [1.14][edit]

Genevieve: Don't dismember the messenger.

Klaus: (to a scared Rebekah) Are we skipping the part where you beg for mercy? For forgiveness? Because I was really looking forward to that.

Elijah: (to Monique) My siblings have been taken away. Where are they?

Monique: Aunt Sophie was a casualty of war.

Rebekah: (about the sick patients) If this entire lot dies, who will be left to eat?

Marcel: They're putting eyes and ears out everywhere, daywalkers are working every contact we got, cops, dockworkers, guys in the Treme, the word is out, anyone trying to earn favor with me gets a lifetime levity if they find them.
Elijah: Good, I need a pen and paper.
Marcel: Hey, am I taking orders from you now or are we in this together?
Elijah: Pen and paper Marcel, now.

Marcel: Look, I want her back just as much as you do you know, both of them.

(in the 1920's)

Marcel: (to Rebekah) One little spell then we can finally be together for real, what are you waiting for?

Le Grand Guignol [1.15][edit]

Mikael: You're a lucky man. Men search the world over for a woman like her.
Marcel: Well, she's taken, friend.
Mikael: Oh, I can see that. It's just that she reminds me so much of my departed wife as a girl. See, I've been traveling for such a long time that it's a blessing to see a familiar soul so far from home.
Marcel: I'm sorry for your loss.
Mikael: Here's to old faces in new places. I've been in New Orleans for a day, and I find it to be quite surprising. Had I known of its charm and fascinating denizens, I would have come ages ago. Don't supposed I have to thank you for extending this invitation.
Marcel: Who are you ?
Mikael: Oh, you're a smart man. I think you know. I'm an intelligent man myself, so have a seat. Let me tell you what I learned about you this afternoon, Marcel Gerard. You chafe under the control of my son Niklaus and would do just about anything to get rid if him, even call the one man on this earth who hates him more than you do, but I couldn't understand what you hoped to gain. Rule of this city? Well, as I said, New Orleans has its charms, but to call me? The one they call 'The Destroyer', the one who's burnt cities far more charming to the ground in pursuit of his children? But now I see. You did it for love, the love of my daughter.
Marcel: Don't you dare touch her.
Mikael: Mm, so I'm going to make you a promise. I won't hurt Rebekah. Truth be told, she was always my favorite. And this city, you can have it, but must tell me where to find my son.

Hayley: You came back.
Elijah: I always come back.

Cami: (to Klaus, about Rebekah) I weighed the good I see in you versus the horrible things I know you've done. And I realized if I hurt you, I'd be filled with a terrible regret. You will too, if you hurt your sister. Your sister, Klaus! As someone who has lost a sibling, who has felt that pain, you won't survive if it you kill her.

Mikael: Niklaus is an abomination! You do not talk to abominations! You do not reason with them or try to change them... you erase them.

Klaus: (to Cami) I lived but all that we build died. As did the last shred of me that felt human. That is what my father took from me that night.

Mikael: Stand with me or fall with him. (Klaus) Choose son.
Elijah: I will always choose him.

Cami: (pushing him back down) Be a good little boy and get back into bed.
Klaus: (weakly) If I had a quid for every time a woman tried that line on me...
Cami: You'd have, like, no money.
Klaus: Oh, I beg to differ. Some women actually find me quite charming.

Klaus: So Mikael If you're going to kill me, then get on with it.
Mikael: Au contraire, Niklaus. Some things remain unsaid. For instance, you were right to be proud of your achievement here. As I walked the streets, your name was spoken of in reverent tones by the city's finest. So after I kill you, I will remain here in New Orleans until every last person who remembers you is dead. The deeds of the mighty Klaus will be remembered by no one. And you, boy, will simply never have existed.

Farewell to Storyville [1.16][edit]

Marcel: (to Rebekah) Your brothers came to town like they own the place, like they own me. They took my home, my people, everything. I can't just run away.

Klaus: What is it you want, Rebekah?
Rebekah: The same things I've wanted since I was a child. I want a home. I want a family. I want someone to love me, and I want to live.

Rebekah: (to Marcel) You know, I never much thought about dying. One of the perks of being immortal I guess. What an odd thing it is to be here one minute and gone the next. Rather terrifying.

Klaus: (about Rebekah) How long do you think you can defend her?
Elijah: As long as it takes, and by whatever means necessary.

Klaus: I love my family. You, Elijah. I loved all of you. I know I can be difficult, but I did not make myself this way. It was Mikael who ruined me.
Rebekah: He ruined me, too. That's what you forget.

Moon Over Bourbon Street [1.17][edit]

Cami: Not that that wasn't totally worth it, but it can never happen again.
Marcel: What if one of us craves another julep?

Francesca: Shouldn't you intervene or something?
Klaus: Why would I? This party just got interesting.

Elijah: (to Hayley) I do hope your daughter inherits her mother's, well, everything.

Klaus: Not a fan of cerulean blue?
Elijah: Not a fan of your continued indifference.

Marcel: I want you and all the guys who walked out on Klaus to join me.
Thierry: Rounding up an army?
Marcel: Can't take back the city without one.

Hayley: Shouldn’t you be out there playing Fight Club with the rest of the frat boys.
Jackson: That’s just for pecking order... they already know who’s the alpha.

Oliver: You look, um...
Davina: Nervous? Out of place? Short in this dress?
Oliver: I was gonna say pretty.

The Big Uneasy [1.18][edit]

Klaus: (to Cami) I believe the words you are looking for are Thank You.

Marcel: (to his vampires) This is Thierry Vanchure. Mean-ass horn player, lover of feisty women, witch, vampire, and human alike. I rebuilt this city with him and he always had my back even when I screwed up and forgot to have his. And now all I can do is promise this, T. I won't let you die in vain. I will take back our city, even if I have to burn it down first.

Elijah: (about Hayley) I have denied every single impulse that I have ever had for that woman, out of some misbegotten respect for intentions that you don't even have.
Klau: (near seething) I'm warning you!
Elijah: I'm warning you. I've forgiven you. I've stood by you. I've forsaken every single one of my desires in the name of your ridiculous redemption. No more. If I want something, I'll take it. And nothing-nothing will stand in my way.

Klaus: (to Hayley) You know, you've come a long way, little wolf. I knew you were tough. I knew you were cunning. But I never knew you were a queen.

Klaus: No child of mine will be born in a swamp.

An Unblinking Death [1.19][edit]

Klaus: (to Marcel, about Cami) She woke in the dark, not knowing where she was or who was watching over her. It was your name she called, and if you can grant her comfort, so be it.

Marcel: See, I have this thing about kids...
Hayley: So I've heard.
Marcel: You've done more than hear about it, Andrea Lebonair. You're living proof.

Klaus: Think very carefully before you speak. The sound of your voice is likely to make me regret what mercy I've shown thus far.
Marcel: Yeah, yeah, I'm on your who's been naughty list.

Marcel: (to Hayley) Whatever happened in the bayou, I'm not your guy. But with the way things are going eventually I might have to be.

Elijah: (to Klaus) The rifts in this city run far deeper than I even imagined, Niklaus. These tribes, these factions, they're families. Families who choose to fight. Mayhem has descended upon our home, and if I am to choose a side, to our victory, Brother.

A Closer Walk With Thee [1.20][edit]

Elijah: You look...
Hayley: A hundred months pregnant and pissed off at the world?
Elijah: I was going to say you look lovely.

Elijah: Please tell me you've designed a stronger method to control the witch than playing hard to get.
Klaus: Well I've always been partial to the classics.

Klaus: Seems rather uncivilized to laugh and dance around the body of a loved one.
Elijah: Yes, far better to practice your process of grief, Niklaus. Denial, rage, and hoarding coffins in basements.

Cami: (sarcastically to Klaus) I'm in a crap mood because my uncle just died and people are partying like it's Mardi Gras. What's your excuse?

Cami: Tell me about the key.
Marcel: I thought you said you didn't want to know.
Cami: I'd like to say I slept on it, but I didn't sleep. I stayed awake all night next to the body of a hexed priest only to attend a funeral filled with vampires so I'm thinking you should tell me about the key.

Marcel: (toasting at the wake) Kieran rolled into town on a rusty old Cruise after his daddy died 25 years ago. And damn, could that guy party. That was back before he took his vows, but even then, he was committed to the Quarter. He knew that this town needed him. And we still do. To Father K.

Francesca: (to Cami) I’ve been informed that Kieran’s necklace is missing. The key he always wore? I assume he left it for me.

The Battle of New Orleans [1.21][edit]

Klaus: (looking over a tied up, beaten Jackson) Accolades to Marcel. He did quite a dance across the bridge of your nose.
Elijah: (sarcastically, opening a crate to reveal a bomb) Although he did leave us a delightful parting gift.

Klaus: (about Marcel) He fills a room with dynamite and yet I'm the tactless one?

Jackson: (as Klaus continues to open bombed crates) Are you trying to kill us?!?

Francesca: Every revolution requires sacrifice.

Hayley: I just told you that I am betrothed in some backwater arrangement made by people that I never knew. Tell me that you think betrothals are stupid. Tell me that I have a choice.
Elijah: (after they kiss) You will always have a choice.

Klaus: If you fail to uphold your end of the deal, the consequences for you will be apocalyptic.
Genevieve: You say the most romantic things.

Hayley: I hate this. I feel totally useless.
Genevieve: (casting over the stones) Don't you get it? You're the point of all this. Klaus and Elijah running all over town? It's all for you. I'm a bit envious.
Hayley: Great... lucky me.

From a Cradle to a Grave [1.22][edit]

Elijah: (anguished, to Klaus about Hayley) Do you understand — I let this person in. I let her in. I don’t let people in. You knew this and you’ve taken her from me. I needed her and you’ve broken me.

Hayley: I woke up in the church and all I felt was this hunger. And then I knew what I needed. I need her. I can feel her. She’s here. I can feel my baby.

Klaus: Camille, I appreciate you being here. But I cannot seek comfort in you. We cannot be friends.
Cami: What?
Klaus: You had me pegged from the start. A man damaged by his demons. Well those demons aren’t dormant, and they are hell-bent on killing me and everything beautiful around me….and you are beautiful.

Rebekah: What's her name?
Klaus: Hope. Her name is Hope.

Klaus: Hello, sister.
Rebekah: (looking at the baby) Oh, she looks like her mother. Maybe there is a god after all.
Klaus: Well she has a hint of the devil in her eyes. That's all me.

Marcel: (weakly) This is the last note in a song that I started a century ago, when I brought your dad to town. And for that I am sorry.

Season 2[edit]

Rebirth [2.01][edit]

Rebekah Mikaelson: Once upon a time, there was a majestic king, who lived with his noble brother in a colorful kingdom where music and art were celebrated. The king did not foresee having a child, but he lived in an enchanted land where all things were possible. In time, he was blessed with a beautiful baby daughter for whom he wished only peace and happiness. Still, the king had demons who pursued him. There was a ruthless beast who wanted to take the kingdom for her own. Armed with a pack of untamed creatures, she drove the other magical beings from the land, and there was a wicked sorceress with enchanted stones that weakened the king on every full moon. Seeing the shadow his enemies cast upon his home, the king was driven to send his beloved princess away, convincing all who remained that she was forever lost. The king, in his sorrow, turned away from the world. The castle closed its doors, and the kingdom fell. Some say that the only light that shines in the castle illuminates the shadow of the once mighty king in the room meant for his child, but as the ruthless beasts took rule over the falling king's realm, little did they know that he and his brother would not rest until their enemies were vanquished For they believed that one day they would heal their kingdom and bring their princess home so that she might live happily ever after.

Francesca Gurrera: Get everyone out of my face. They're here hovering all the time.
Oliver: They're just doing their job.
Francesca Guerrera: Their job is to protect me from Klaus Mikaelson, who by the way has not set foot outside his house in months! All this waiting, I'm losing my mind. Anyone who is not paid to protect me, go. Get out!

Marcel: I'm not looking for tough guys, Josh. I'm looking for warriors.
Josh: What's the difference?
Klaus: A warrior fights for what they believe in. A warrior fights for his family.

Mikael: I am Mikael, the vampire who hunts vampires!

Alive and Kicking [2.02][edit]

Mikael: [to a group of werewolves] You filthy dogs.

Every Mother's Son [2.03][edit]

Finn: [to Klaus and Elijah] You two haven't changed a bit. [to Elijah] Linens and silk can't disguise your pathetic self-loathing. [to Elijah] And you, despite the arrogant facade, you're still the same paranoid little boy full of hate and fear.

Finn: Do tell me, what'd I miss? Regale me with your contributions to society. Medicine, philosophy, art? Or have you two merely cut a path of destruction across time?

Finn: Change, dear brothers, is inevitable.

Elijah: [to Finn] You might reside, somewhat parasitically I might add, in another body but let me assure you, in 900 years your tedious sentiments remain quite the same. You see Finn, like father you've always despised our supernatural existence. Father, of course, slaughtered and consumed his own, whereas you, you became pretentious and dull, much like this meal. I will not ask you again. Where is mother?

Klaus: [to Esther] You rant, and you rage about the monster I've become, but you, mother, you are the author of everything I am.

Finn: They're defiant by nature, and they've grown very strong. How do you expect to show them the error of their ways?
Esther: I will systematically destroy everything they hold dear. I've already taken the wolves from Niklaus and made them my own. It is time now to focus on the prodigal son Marcel and his small nest of vampires across the river. Now that we have cleansed the quarter of his kind, perhaps it's time to turn our attention to the outskirts of our beautiful home. We will take their pride, their joy, their love. We will lay it all to ruin, and when they are at their lowest point, in their deepest despair, they will have no choice but to beg me to release them from their pain, and because I love them, I will.


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