The Originals (TV series)

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The Originals (2013–18) is an American TV series that aired on The CW.

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 Hayley) 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 hardly 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.
Rebekah: And his temper, too. So watch it.

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.
Klaus: My plan for global domination or Rebekah's plan to find love in a cruel, cruel world.

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.

Klaus: 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? In a thousand years I have found it but twice, and when I have, I have honored it.

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. Centuries later, each of us is broken. You with your anger and paranoia. Me with my fear of abandonment. And poor Elijah; he dedicates himself to everyone but himself. We are the strongest creatures in the world and yet we are damaged beyond repair. We live without hope but we will never die. We are the definition of "cursed"… Always and forever.

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. I felt was this hunger. I knew what I needed. 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.

Hayley: (in the letter to her daughter) Dear Zoey, or Caitlin, or Angela. To my little girl. Your dad just asked if this was a love letter. I guess it kind of is. I never got to know my mother. I jave no idea what she must have felt when she carried me, so I thought I'd write to you so that you could know how happy I am at this very moment, how much your father and I can't wait to meet you. And I want to make you a promise, three things that you will have that I never did. A safe home, someone to tell you that they love you every single day, and someone to fight for you no matter what. In other words, a family. So there you go, Baby Girl. The rest we're gonna have to figure out together. I love you. Your mom.

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.

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

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

Oliver: So we risk our lives while you hide?
Francesca Gurrera: I am the top dog. Your job is to ensure the battle doesn't come to me.

Klaus Mikaelson: You chase my redemption like a man rolling a stone up an endless mountain.
Elijah Mikaelson: Well, no mountain is endless, brother. Some are just steeper than others.

Alive and Kicking [2.02][edit]

Marcel Gerard: Gia has proven herself. She knows what she's getting into. So she's gonna be the first one that I turn. Everybody else, first, I need to be sure that you can handle moving up a notch on the food chain, the emotional ups and downs, solitude, and bloodlust. Imagine hearing the sound of a heart beating, beating, beating and wanting more than anything to feed. That's what it's like to be a vampire. It's not for everybody. Some folks, well, let's just say, it brings out the worst in them.

Klaus Mikaelson: New Orleans is a vicious place, and your enemies are everywhere Behind your back, before your eyes. You will need to remain vigilant against those who would seek to destroy you, some of whom you may never see coming.

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

Mikael: [to Elijah] Hello son. We have some unfinished business.

Klaus Mikaelson: What could possibly be more important than the return of our mother?
Elijah Mikaelson: Our father. I saw him, standing there in the flesh as you do now. He was enslaved with some spell cast by Davina. He holds the stake. If she chooses to release him...
Klaus Mikaelson: Well, then there's only one question we need to ask, isn't there? Which of our parents do we kill first?

Every Mother's Son [2.03][edit]

Finn Mikaelson: [to Klaus and Elijah] 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 Mikaelson: Change, dear brothers, is inevitable.

Klaus Mikaelson: You ruined me. You left me to suffer at the hands of a father who valued only strength.
Esther Mikaelson: I kept you from becoming a beast for as long as I possibly could.
Klaus Mikaelson: Oh, you lied to me to hide your own transgressions because of your own fear! My whole life, I sought the approval I was denied by the man I thought was my father. You turned me into the weakling he hated! Look at me! You rant, and you rage about the monster I've become, but you, mother, you are the author of everything I am.

Esther Mikaelson: I have come to heal our family, Elijah.
Elijah Mikaelson: Well, that's a grim sentiment coming from you.

Finn Mikaelson: They're defiant by nature, and they've grown very strong. How do you expect to show them the error of their ways?
Esther Mikaelson: 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.

Live and Let Die [2.04][edit]

Cami O'Connell: This is a city of death. Fires, floods, to say nothing of the violence we do to each other. We may laissez les bon temps rouler, but really we've turned life into one big party to distract ourselves from a single unavoidable truth: we're all going to die.

Klaus Mikaelson: I have a rather long list of people of people I need to track down and deal with, and at the top of that list is is a certain runaway witch.
Cami O'Connell: Maybe she doesn't want to be found.
Klaus Mikaelson: And for good reason. Had I magically resurrected the insane vampire-hunting father of my sworn enemy, I'd be hiding, too.

Mikael: Confrontation is inevitable, child. Your fear will prove to be our greatest disadvantage.
Davina Clare: I'm not afraid.
Mikael: Well, you should be.

Mikael: I was half your age the first time my father gave me the staff. I would have torn every muscle rather than let him see me strain, and had I He would have corrected me.
Davina Clare: No offense, but your dad sounds like a jerkwad.
Mikael: Mothers love their children. Fathers make them strong.

Elijah Mikaelson: [to Gia] As a devout feminist, I refuse to say that you hit like a girl.

Red Door [2.05][edit]

Tatia: [to Elijha] Fate does not dictate my heart, Elijah. I was fated to throw myself on a pyre after my husband died in battle, but I did not. I chose to live, and I chose to give my heart once more to someone strong, protective, fierce, and yet noble and gentle. I choose you, Elijah.

Mikael: [to Cami] I have fought through more pain than anyone living or dead, but once I feed, I shall be restored. Not on you. You, my dear, are leverage. Once I threaten to dismember you in front of him, Klaus will hesitate, and in that moment of weakness, I shall end him.

Mikael: In times of need, even the devil eats flies.

Esther Mikaelson: [to Elijah] I told you to clean yourself up, that if you were clean, no one would know what you are or what you'd done. And you did exactly that, and more. You created a place in your mind to put your victims. You began to believe that as long as your suit was immaculate and your hands clean, you could look in the mirror and tell yourself it's all okay. No one need know what's behind that red door. But a thousand years is a long time, Elijah. And a place meant to hold one unforgivable sin is now full to bursting with your most monstrous deeds.

Klaus Mikaelson: You're outnumbered. Are you going to beg for your miserable life?
Mikael: You think having people makes you strong? It proves how weak you are. Come find me when you don't have fools, women, and children fighting your battles.

Wheel Inside the Wheel [2.06][edit]

Esther Mikaelson: [to Klaus] A thousand years ago in a fit of rage you grabbed your bare hands around my neck and squeezed until I died. Do you even remember why?

Klaus Mikaelson: I know you want to help, Hayley, but you can't. My mother is wretched. She will target you in order to thwart me, and I can't very well save Elijah if I'm busy saving you, can I?

Marcel Gerard: [entering the room] I bet you want a new adviser right about now.
Cami O'Connell: (about Vincent) Who is he, Marcel? I mean, really?
Marcel Gerard: Long story shot is... impossible.
Cami O'Connell: I checked the school website. Vincent Griffith has no other academic credentials. And, according to my Uncle Kieran's big book of New Orlean's bloodlines, Griffith is a family of witches.
Marcel Gerard: Oh, it's worse than that. Your therapist has a thousand-year-old dead vampire inside of him named...Finn Mikaelson.
Cami O'Connell: (in complete shock) My advisor is Klaus' brother? Oh God, Marcel! He came into Rousseau's today asking questions about Klaus, and ordered my favorite drink like he's been watching me. Why?
Marcel Gerard: Probably to get the scoop on Klaus. Or, maybe to use you as bait for a trap. I don't know. It doesn't matter. Either way, you're done with that guy.
Cami O'Connell: I'm just getting started.

Klaus Mikaelson: You've been dead a thousand years.
Ansel: And through that time, I lingered on the Other Side, watching you let the world fall apart until I woke, four moons past, in the land of wolves like myself.
Klaus Mikaelson: (in total disbelief) No. No! No, you're just in my head. You're an illusion, meant by my mother to sway me to accept her bargain!
Ansel: I do not speak for Esther. I know nothing of her bargains... But you are my son.

Klaus Mikaelson: [to Esther] You declared war when you came after my family. And, for that, I will make you suffer as only I can.

Chasing the Devil's Tail [2.07][edit]

Klaus: (to Elijah, who still sleeps) I know you are locked in battle, however deep in your mind our mother has set the stage. Hear my voice.

Hayley: (looking at Elijah's neck) Is this rash a side effect of the witchy acid trip he's on?
Klaus: I haven't seen this since I was a child. Mikael would return home from battle more blindly temperamental than usual, and our mother would use the petals of a rare merlock orchid to put him to sleep. She would mend his mind with a spell, and then wake him with the roots of the same plant.

Hayley: (to Jackson) We're standing around moping over Ollie's body when there's a war to be fought. I understand that you have to grieve, Jack. You waited for me, so I'll do the same for you. But, our people need their alpha.

Davina: The only reason I'm still shacked up in this dump motel with you is for your freaky witch-encyclopedia brain.
Kol/Kaleb:sleep, Davina! You've been awake for days.
Davina: Kind of hard to rest with a thousand-year-old psycho in the next bed.

Davina: You were a witch before you were a vampire, right?
Kol/Kaleb: Yeha. None of my siblings had tapped into their power. I was a bit of a child prodigy! I loved it. I loved the power, I loved the rush... and then, when we turned, I lost it all. Went through a bit of a dark period.

Ansel: A thousand years estranged, and you choose to walk in silence? Surely you have questions for me.
Klaus: Just one. Is there a way to cure Elijah without having to listen to the pointless ramblings of an old man?
Ansel: I'm afraid the price of my expertise is conversation.

Kol/Kaleb: (in reference to the bloody symbols on his arm) Remind me to teach you how to send a text message.
Esther: You were told to get the white oak stake days ago. We need it now... seeing as your father has risen.

Cami: I see you're still developing your taste for beer! My mom said beer wasn't lady-like, so I learned to love it as an act of rebellion. What about you? Snobby mom? Distant dad? Spill!
Finn: Well, my mother and I are quite close. She made so many sacrifices for us. Now, anything she asks seems negligible in comparison.

Klaus: (regarding the sword) I've always seen a blade to have a very different use.
Ansel: Mikael taught you to kill, Klaus. But, you were born to create. Power lies in embracing your true nature.

Cami: (as she heals from Hayley's bite) I always thought having a woman's mouth on my neck would be more erotic.

Aiden: (as they prepare the church for Finn) We're so going to hell for this.
Josh: Yeah well, you get used to it.

Hayley: First, I'm going to kick your ass. Then, I'm going to take my pack back.
Finn: Your pack? Last I checked, your pack was blindly following me.
Hayley:You wanna talk about following? How do your mother's boots taste?

Klaus: How do you fell?
Elijah: The worst has past. Though, I suspect the nightmares are far from over.
Klaus: Well, gather your strength. After the message I sent Mother tonight, I expect hellfire to rain upon us imminently.

The Brothers That Care Forgot [2.08][edit]

Aiden: The wolves are freaking out. They know it had to be an insider who took down Vincent last night, seeing as no one could have been anywhere near him.
Josh: Did anyone suspect you?
Aiden: No, not yet. But, they're gonna figure it out, which pretty much means I'm screwed unless we come up with a plan.
Josh: Call a meeting. The whole pack, tonight. If they're so scared, now's the perfect time to convince them they need to ditch Esther.

Davina: I screwed up, you guys. I was with Kaleb last night, and he took the white oak stake when I was asleep... I--I'm sorry, I never should have trusted him.
Marcel: Kol doesn't have the stake. Klaus does... Matter of fact, Klaus has Kol, too.

Kol: Elijah is off his bloody rocker. We need to get out of here... Are you gonna help me, or what?
Finn: If you were a little more clever, you would recognize that there is opportunity in our current circumstances.
Kol: Opportunity to what? Get a beating?

Josh: For the record, yes, I knew what Marcel was up to, and you can hate me if you want to, but...
Davina: I don't hate you, Josh. I'm just sick of worrying about you. And Marcel. Most of all, I am tired of Klaus always being in the middle of it... You know, every time I try to stand up to him...
Josh: It... hasn't worked out so well... yeah, failure, part of two?
Davina: You seem to be doing alright.
Josh: Uh, yeah. Except that every werewolf in town is trying to kill me.

Jackson: You didn't grow up here. Yeah, every kid grows up hearing the stories. Back in the day, werewolf bloodlines were all distinct, right? Some had speed, some had strength, some could sense enemies from miles away. Now, to evolve, we would perform a ritual. A shaman would marry the alphas of each bloodline, and then the special abilities of each would be... inherited, mystically, by everyone who participated in the ritual. See, after a few centuries, everybody had the same abilities, so alpha marriages became political. They became about... power, about territory.
Hayley: But I have a unique ability. But I have a unique ability. Because I'm a hybrid, I can control when I change! So, if this mystical marriage thing works, then--then our people get my power, and they can ditch the rings! Which means Esther no longer has a hold over them! Jack, this is exactly the answer that we've been looking for! Let's find a shaman, we'll say some vows. Hell, we'll make it a party!
Jackson: It ain't just a party. If the vows ain't honored, it doesn't work. It's gotta be a real marriage, in every way, for the rest of our lives. Are you up for that? (her down-turned face gives away her answer) Didn't think so.

Hayley: Elijah and I have barely spoken since I became a hybrid. But, still, he is...
Cami: Under your skin? Well, there is no right answer to this. You just have to figure out what's best for you, and think long and hard about your decision, because you're the one who's going to have to live with it.
Hayley: No pressure.

Marcel: What are you really up to? Hmm? What's it got to do with Davina?
Kol: Heh, you think I'm gonna break her little heart? That's downright paternal of you, Marcel.

Kol: You only daggered me a dozen times. You always cared more for Marcel than you did for me.
Klaus: Well, I didn't realize I had hurt your feelings.
Kol: Yeah, well, that's the thing, innit, Nik? You don't know squat about me.

Klaus: (holding a pair of spelled-manacles) So, brother-- ready to embrace your new life of freedom?
Finn: I'm already free, brother.
Klaus: You're aware our mother cares nothing for you?
Finn: Niklaus, I assure you, my mother loves me. She loves all of her children. You would not exist without her sacrifice.

Finn: Do you even know the truth? That she was barren? And she grew so desperate for a family that she begged one of the most powerful witches in history for help. Her sister, Dahlia. Of course, Dahlia's price was high. She agreed to make our mother fertile, but in exchange, she sought the first-born as sacrifice. Having no other choice, our mother gave away our beloved Freya.
Klaus: (not believing) Our sister died of plague.
Finn: Esther gave her away. Think about that. The pain, the grief?
Klaus: If what you say is true, then death is far too delicate a fate for her.
Finn: She loves us more than you realize.
Klaus: And is love the reason she wanted my child dead?
Finn: She was trying to protect you from Dahlia's curse!
Klaus: (angrily shouting) What curse?!?
Finn: Dahlia demanded the first-born of every generation. Had your child lived, she would have paid the price! And, if anyone had tried to protect her, Dahlia would come and destroy us all.

Cami: I woke up with puncture wounds all up and down my spine and no idea how they got there. According to my uncle's files, they're part of this ancient spell, and I don't know about you guys, but when I see ancient and spell in the same sentence, I think Esther.

Kol: (looking over Cami's back) That's Mom's work, all right. She must have wiped your memory.
Cami: Not the first time that's been done by a member of this family. What does it mean?
Kol: It's a byproduct of.... a preparation spell.
Davina: Preparation for what?
Kol: To make her a vessel.

Cami: Why me? Out of everyone in this city?
Finn: Because you're perfect. Healthy, beautiful, smart... and alone. No one would question any personality changes. And, as I discovered from my sessions, Niklaus would never allow you to be harmed.
Cami: (furious) Fix this!!! Do something to stop this!!
Finn: I can't... Only my mother can.
Cami: I will step in front of a moving truck before I let your mother take over my body.
Finn: She wasn't preparing you for herself, Cami. She was preparing you for Rebekah.

Kol: : For the record, I didn't know a bloody thing about Mother's plan for Cami, I swear.
Klaus: Well, I think I can judge for myself which of her schemes she would entrust to you, and which she would not.

Hayley: Klaus, have you seen Elijah? There's something I need to tell you both.
Klaus: (starts walking away) You can tell me on the way.
Hayley: What? Where are we going?
Klaus: (stops and turns toward her) To see our daughter.

The Map of Moments [2.09][edit]

Gonna Set Your Flag On Fire [2.10][edit]

Klaus Mikaelson: It has been said that all love begins and ends with she who gave us life. A thousand years ago, my mother turned us into monsters, yet still she claimed to love her children, even as she vowed to destroy us. The noble Elijah, tormented by long buried, shameful secrets. Kol, the wily troublemaker, out for no one but himself. Finn, the devoted acolyte, his love all too easily warped by our mother's sick hate. Fierce Rebekah, willing to risk everything on the chance that she might one day find happiness...and me, the bastard child, my mother's greatest shame.

Elijah Mikaelson: A single violent outburst at a filthy road-side café, and one never hears the end of it.

Klaus Mikaelson: [to Hayley] For all the poems written on the subject of unrequited love, there are so few on the pain of being the object of that affection. The truth is, Hayley, it's not love on which the strongest foundations are built. It's the decency of merciful lies.

Esther Mikaelson: Finn, please. I fought it for as long as I could. Look at me. I am still your mother! I'm sorry! I was just so hungry!
Finn Mikaelson: You're a hypocrite. You speak of purification, of cleansing the souls of our family, and yet you cave to temptation rather than standing with your principles? It was your morality, mother, your conviction that awed me. That's why I stood by you. That's why I fought for you! I would have done anything for you, my mother, she who gave me life! Yes. But I know that she would want from me to finish what we started.

Finn Mikaelson: [to his parents] We were a family once. I remember the love between you, how happy you were that I was your son. I remember the day that we lost our Freya and how we never got that happiness back. I remember it all. You should have stopped there. Instead, you had them, the monsters you call children, and for that, you will all pay.

Brotherhood of the Damned [2.11][edit]

Klaus Mikaelson: You are not leaving this bloody house, Marcel!
Marcel Gerard: My enlistment papers say otherwise. They call them the Harlem Hellfighters. Boat leaves tomorrow.
Klaus Mikaelson: Is this lunacy because I forbid you to be with Rebekah? So now you're going off to fight the Germans. Fine. Go, but remember, Marcel, this is your home. I am your family, and if you haven't learned that in the century since I took you in, then learn it now! Family are not just people who coddle you, who grant you your every whim. They are people who fight for you, who you fight for, and if this family endeavors to stop you from making a tragic error of the heart, then, by all means, express your discontent, but what you do not do is abandon us! [beat] Fine. Go. You'll be back. The prodigal son always returns home.

Marcel Gerard: We are family. Family is not determines by blood but by who you fight for and who will fight for you.

Sanctuary [2.12][edit]

Rebekah Mikaelson: Anything good on?
Freya Mikaelson: [watching TV] These paintings can move. They depict a rodent breaking the bones of a rather tenacious feline.
Rebekah Mikaelson: Those are just cartoons.

Klaus Mikaelson: Speak the devil's name, et cetera, et cetera.

Jackson Kenner: You don't know a damn thing about being a wolf.
Klaus Mikaelson: No. I don't. I never had the luxury to live among my kind nor the chance to truly know my father, but you knew him. Perhaps he saw in you the son he always wanted. I'm glad I was spared such a sorry fate.

Hayley Marshall: Mary, I am so sorry.
Mary Dumas: For what, knowing a monster, having baggage in your past? We all got that, some worse than others. When Jack was down, you fought for him. Lot of married folk never get that far.

Rebekah Mikaelson: [to Klaus] You absolutely will not believe the week I've had.

Hayley Marshall: I know this wedding can work. We can bring our little girl home. But you have to trust me.
Klaus Mikaelson: I do trust you. More than you know. (breaks Hayley's neck) Just I don't trust Jackson.

The Devil Is Damned [2.13][edit]

Rebekah Mikaelson: [on a painting of her] That is just not my chin, Nik. It was much more delicate.
Klaus Mikaelson: The only delicate thing about you, sister, is your ego.
Rebekah Mikaelson: When placed beside the behemoth size of yours, certainly.

Klaus Mikaelson: This spell that Finn cast to lock you in your body, do you remember it?
Kol Mikaelson: Well, I was a little distracted by the murdery part.

Cami O'Connell: In cases like yours, sometimes not dwelling on the problem is more productive than examining it through the minutia of therapy, staying mentally busy instead of physically. This house, though charming, is completely falling apart.
Elijah Mikaelson: So this is your solution. Mend the home, mend the man.
Cami O'Connell: Or we could go fishing, and I could tell you about the summer I lost my virginity.
Elijah Mikaelson: I'll mend the home.

Kol Mikaelson: Oh, you're angry, are you? Well, join the party! I've been here a thousand years! I was building that dagger to protect myself against you, Nik. I'm not the bad guy in this chapter of our family's story. I'm the wronged; I'm the dead but never mourned, and whilst you got everything that you wanted, I got a family who didn't care if I lived or if I died.
Klaus Mikaelson: Oh, shut up! [shoves Kol against wall] We've all suffered! We've all been wronged!
Kol Mikaelson: Go on! Go on and finish it off! Go on and kill me!
Klaus Mikaelson: [drops Kol] I'm not gonna kill you, you idiot! Despite your behavior, you're still my brother.
Kol Mikaelson: Yeah… just the one you dagger repeatedly.
Klaus Mikaelson: I've daggered all of you! Each for you own good! If you don't agree with my motives, fine - I never claimed to be the bastion of temperance but stop this drivel about being singled out and unloved. You are a Mikaelson! You're my blood. And I need you… I need you by my side.
Kol Mikaelson: What does it even mean, Nik? Hmm? You talk about family; family this, family that. I haven't earned the right to share your secrets, have I?
Klaus Mikaelson: No, you haven't. But by all means, brother, prove yourself. It's not too late.

Kol Mikaelson: [to Klaus] You have got to tell me why he wants it. Look, Nik, you've got to trust me for once in your life and I will stand by your side, I promise!

Finn Mikaelson: Look at you, brother. You're a mess, and, as we both know, untidiness is your undoing. Tell me, do your soiled clothes serve as a reminder of your filthy memories, your many sins? Are you having bad memories now, brother, perhaps of the innocent Tatia? Or any one of the other poor souls who met their fate at your hands? That's a shame, really, because, in a way, the child is just another one of your victims. Had you the will to stand against me, you might have saved her, but because she was left under the protection of a wretch, a beast that basks in the blood of others, she will die. I suppose your little niece never really had a chance. I'd ask for a response, but I wouldn't want to taint myself with the vulgar refuse that must, even now, be flashing through your mind.
Elijah Mikaelson: Let me assure you, my mind is quite clear. Much like the gas which has pervaded every single room in this home whilst you have been ranting like the lunatic that you are. You have disgraced this family for the last time. [removes his protective ring and places his arm in the path of sunlight] Good-bye, brother.
[The Mikaelson house explodes]

I Love You, Goodbye [2.14][edit]

Klaus Mikaelson: [to Hayley] Hayley, you're getting married today, an act which will seal the loyalty of all the wolves that answer to Finn. You will be queen to an army. And a queen does not run.

Klaus Mikaelson: You know, you are a brave and selfless leader, Jackson, and I'm positive you'll remain so for the entire duration of your reign. Festivities begin at 8:00 at my compound. Spread the word and do arrive early enough to clean yourself up. It's your wedding day for God's sake.
[Klaus leaves]
Jackson Kenner: [to Aiden] Am I crazy, or did he just do his version of a nice thing?

Rebekah Mikaelson: Hayley, I wanted to say now you may be marrying Jackson Kenner of the boozy backwater Kenners, but you're still one of us, a Mikaelson. Always will be.
Hayley Marshall: Gosh, that would be such a nice compliment if it didn't link me to so many homicidal lunatics.

Kol Mikaelson: I know that we're in a cemetery and I happen to be got to admit the stars are lovely.
Davina Claire: How can you joke right now?
Kol Mikaelson: I'm not. Under the same stars, there's, there's some guy, and he's with this girl, and he's got all the time in the world, and he's right. And I hate him.

Kol Mikaelson: I think I want to be alone for this bit.
Elijah Mikaelson: I'm afraid that's not an option.
Klaus Mikaelson: Always and forever is not just something weasel out of, brother.

They All Asked for You [2.15][edit]

Gia: Sophisticated, huh? I suppose you want me in a dress.
Elijah Mikaelson: We should adapt for our audience, yes.
Gia: And you? Dark suit on the left side of your closet or identical dark suit on the right?
Elijah Mikaelson: I prefer the one in the middle, thank you so much.

Freya Mikaelson: Do you not recognize me? Can you not see the daughter you thought died so long ago?
Mikael: You lie!
Freya Mikaelson: You named your sword Rawthul after the early morning sun. It's hilt was golden like the color of my hair. You said it would remind you of me while you were in battle, that I'd be by your side no matter how far afield you traveled.
Mikael: It can't be...
Freya Mikaelson: The night before you left for war, you christened that sword with goat's blood. When I awoke, you were gone. I never saw you again.
Mikael: It's been a thousand years. How is this possible?
Freya Mikaelson: I was taken by Dahlia. I'll explain everything. Just say you believe me.
Mikael: [tearfully] My beautiful Freya. My daughter.

Josephine LaRue: Since your family has returned to this city, our elders have been murdered, promising young witches have been inhabited against their wills.
Elijah Mikaelson: And I can put an end to all of it.
Josephine LaRue: With all due respect, I can believe that as much as I believe I will play my violin again someday because, Mr. Mikaelson, beneath your formal attire and behind the lovely Beethoven, you are all the same: liars, monsters wearing the skins of humans.

Eva Sinclair: You kids should know better. It's not safe being out this late. You never know who you'll run into. Ghosts, goblins...Eva Sinclair.

Save My Soul [2.16][edit]

Dahlia: [to Freya] I am your only family. And there is no greater strength than family.

Freya Mikaelson: She's paranoid, obsessed with power. She hungers constantly for what's been denied her, be it love or revenge.
Elijah Mikaelson: [looking at Klaus] Yes. I think I'm familiar with the type.

Freya Mikaelson: You've already taken everything from me. I will not follow you into this madness.
Dahlia: Don't be stupid. I'm offering you eternal life. We will sleep for a century and wake with a power unlike any that's ever been seen. It's what we wanted.
Freya Mikaelson: What you wanted. Please do not bind me with this curse.
Dahlia: Ungrateful child, you will thank me for this in one century or the next!

Jackson Kenner: Being Alpha's an honor, you know. It's one you have to earn every day.

Vincent Griffith: Vincent Griffith. I would say, "at your service," but, uh, that implies I had a choice in the matter.
Rebekah: Oh, he's witty. Wonderful. Now I hear you have some information for me.
Vincent: Just... give me a second. [stares at Rebekka and chuckles] When they put Eva in the Falling Cottage I never thought I'd see her again.
Elijah: How is it, exactly, that you knew Ms Sinclair?
Vincent: She was my wife.
Rebekah: Well, that is bloody fantastic.

Exquisite Corpse [2.17][edit]

Marcel Gerard: A little early, isn't it?
Vincent Griffith: You know why I'm sitting here day drinking in the corner all by lonesome? No? Because I'm pretty much done and through with the vamps, wolves, and witches of this town, and from some of the looks I've been getting, they're through with me, too, so if I sit in here, they don't see me, and if I drink...after a while, I don't see them either.

Elijah Mikaelson: We came here to honor the alliance between us. If this is something you wish to rescind, so be it.
Josephine LaRue: Don't you dare walk into my house and threaten me. I am not the one that needs you, Elijah Mikaelson. It is you who needs us, or you will soon enough. There's a storm coming, Cherie, and your darkest demons ride upon it. I do not know its name, but when I peer into your future, there is a blackness That should terrify you.

Freya Mikaelson: [to Klaus] For an upgraded model, you're not very sharp.

Esther Mikaelson: We are a macabre echo of a family, and I take all the blame for that.

Vincent Griffith: [to Eva] Is that what you think heartache feel like, Eva? Oh, you got no idea. I wanted to rip my own heart out every time I woke so I couldn't feel what you did to me, that bone-deep hurt knowing that I could not save them kids from you, the woman I loved more than my own life.

Rebekah Mikaelson: There's a saying in my family. "Kill a demon today, face the devil tomorrow", yet even as you dance on that demon's grave, you can't help but wonder was that demon alone? Or do you have other, deadlier ones to fight?

Night Has a Thousand Eyes [2.18][edit]

Klaus Mikaelson: Your mind always drifts to violence, doesn't it, even when you're so clearly outmatched. What was it you tried teaching us? Ah, yes, £the true viking warrior hones his fear like a blade"!
Mikael: Did you come here to critique my parenting skills or to whine about how little you were loved? You were weak before, but you are weaker still. If you truly thought me weak, you would snatch this weapon from my hand, but you don't because you know better.

Dahlia: Hmm, how convenient that I find you here, mere footsteps from that which is owed to me. Let me guess. Did you make a promise to your wretched siblings "Together, we'll fight the wicked witch side by side?" Ha ha! Tell me, darling, how did they respond to your overtures? Did they welcome you with open arms and weep tears of joy at your miraculous return? Hmm?
Freya Mikaelson: What are you going to do to me?
Dahlia: You always were a selfish, ungrateful child. For centuries, I fed you, clothed you, and cared for you, granted you powers beyond anything you could have ever dreamed, and still, you yearn for more, always wishing for another life, never satisfied. Soon enough, you will beg for me to bring you back into my home. After all, once I am done with these poor souls, I'll be the only family you have left. You should know better than to defy me, a lesson your father and brother will learn shortly.

Klaus Mikaelson: Davina, whatever you may think of me, I am a man of my word.
Mikael: Actually, he's a liar, a beast, and a degenerate, but in this exceptional instance, he may be of some use.

Klaus Mikaelson: You just wouldn't be you if you didn't have a knife, would you?
Mikael: Well, perhaps you can steal it later and dull its blade with your art.

Mikael: Betrayal is in your nature, boy.
Klaus Mikaelson: No. I wasn't born like this. Her, you fight for. Lovely Freya, the daughter you barely know. Yet there was a time when you knew me as your son, a time before all the disappointments, the revelations of betrayal. There were moments when all you had to do was be my father, and even then, you despised me, didn't you? I want to know why.
Mikael: I don't know. I just did.
Klaus Mikaelson: Are those your final words?
Mikael: [looking at Freya] Freya, I'm so sorry. I love you.

When The Levee Breaks [2.19][edit]

Camille: Tell me you didn't do it. Tell me you didn't kill that sweet boy.
Klaus Mikaelson: Camille
Camille: They said you admitted it.
Klaus Mikaelson: Then why even come here? To see for yourself, morbid curiosity, a new piece of the puzzle in your long-standing analysis of the immortal bastard? If I tell you who I am, and you refuse to believe me, then I can hardly be blamed for your disappointment.
Camille: I wish I did believe you, and you know what? Maybe you were right, maybe about everything, even Freya. Maybe she's not what she seems. Maybe she is out to get you and twisting everyone against you, and maybe she is this terrible person, but you know what she didn't do, Klaus? She didn't just kill Aiden. She didn't just murder an innocent guy.
Klaus Mikaelson: And neither did I!
Camille: What? Why did you tell them that you did?
Klaus Mikaelson: If I have spilled Crescent blood, then Hayley will be forced to question her pack's loyalty to Hope, and she will not run.
Camille: But if they don't protect her, then who.
Klaus Mikaelson:Only I can save her, and I need them to fear me!
Camille: Am I supposed to fear you, too?
Klaus Mikaelson: It would be better for you if you did, for you to believe I am the monster they would paint me as. And then one day when all of this was past, I might find you and profess my innocence, and because you are you, you would believe me, and we would pass a perfect afternoon in a corner cafe together. And I would wish for nothing more... A better man would protect you with that lie, but I am not that man, and so I leave you with the burden of a truth that no one will believe.

City Beneath the Sea [2.20][edit]

Rebekah: [flipping through records] Who goes to a jazz club with no bloody jazz?
Vincent: Do you mind? I'm trying to reverse a very complicated sacrifice spell and you whining about jazz is not helping me.
Elijah: I'm afraid we have more pressing concerns.

Fire with Fire [2.21][edit]

Ashes to Ashes [2.22][edit]

Vincent: When I invited you to meet me I had no idea we were gonna have such a gorgeous guest. [Hope is in the bar with Cami] You have blood right there.
Cami: Oh, yeah... My dry cleaning bill has been insane since moving back into town. [Vincent pours drinks] Drinking in front of a baby. New all time low?
Vincent: You're the one who brought her into a bar. [Cami looks away] Ah yeah, I know that look. Sense of obligation. [They click glasses] Duty. What do you feel like you owe these people? [Cami rolls her eyes] You forgot, I have a few psychology degrees before the family you so wrapped up in stole my body.
Cami: So you're head-shrinking me now, is that it?
Vincent: No, I'm trying to figure out why a smart, level-headed woman such as yourself would choose to stick around a town that to my eyes seems to offer you nothing but danger.
Cami: I'm the last of my family line, the O'Connells' have a long legacy here.
Vincent: Don't feed me that legacy crap Camille. You wanna talk about legacies? My momma, her momma, and they daddy before them were some of the wickedest witches the west-side of this city has ever seen. And yet in still I'm able to walk away from magic because I know it's not good for me. Just like Nicklaus and his whole clan are not good for you, Camille.
Cami: So you're walking away? Huh? More like you're dumping your responsibilities on a teenager who doesn't know any better.
Vincent: She knows better. She knows - she knows a hell of a lot more than she should. And if she's not careful, she doesn't walk the right line, she's gonna end up being the wickedest of them all, mark my words.
Cami: Then why would you leave her without a teacher?
Vincent: [Smiles] Okay, fair enough, pick a fight, call me out, but... um, from one head-shrink to another, what is it that you're deflecting from yourself?
Cami: You wanna know why I stay in town?
Vincent: Yeah.
Cami: Because, against every ounce of my better judgement, my sanity, and my common sense, turns out I have complicated feelings for a monster.
Vincent: And does this monster have complicated feelings for you?
Cami: I think it's entirely possible that he does, yeah.
Vincent: [Drinks down the rest of his drink] We gonna need another bottle. [Cami chuckles]

Klaus Mikaleson: Once upon a time, there was a wolf king, who fought the war, for the most precious treasure, in all the kingdom. His beautiful little princess. But the victory, came at a price. Allies lost. New enemies, made. And so, the wolf king stood alone. Happily ever after it was not, but, even the worst endings, are not really endings at all. And you should know, my littlest wolf, that even when all seems burnt to ashes, in our story, there is always another chapter, to be told.


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