The Originals
Season 1, Episode 16 (16)
Air date March 11th, 2014
Written by Michael Narducci
Directed by Jesse Warn
Episode Guide
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Farewell to Storyville is the sixteenth episode of the First Season of The Originals (TV Series).


The Originals - Farewell to Storyville Trailer00:31

The Originals - Farewell to Storyville Trailer


TRAPPED IN THE CITY OF THE DEAD — Despite Klaus’ rage, Elijah is determined to protect Rebekah while the three of them are trapped in the City of the Dead cemetery by a witch’s boundary spell. Klaus and Rebekah trade bitter accusations until Elijah steps in to reveal a long-held secret from the family’s past. Meanwhile, Marcel races to free Rebekah, ultimately finding himself forced to make a deal with Genevieve. Finally, Rebekah and Hayley connect over their shared concern for Hayley’s unborn baby.


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Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Guest CastEdit


Klaus:  Let us begin, Rebekah you are accused of betraying your own blood.
Rebekah: Elijah he has the white oak stake.
Elijah: Leave us now sister.
Marcel: Stay as far away from them as you can.
Rebekah: He's going to kill me.
Klaus: We cannot leave this cemetary brother, how long do you think you can defend her?
Elijah: As long as it takes.


  • This is the first episode of The Originals to show all The Original Vampires together although it is in flashbacks.  The last time all of the Original Vampire siblings were seen together was in TVD's All My Children.
  • This is the first flashback to show all the Original Vampire siblings as children.
  • The witches' attack on the Mikaelson family and the repercussions of that will play out over the next three episodes "coming to a terrifying conclusion." 
  • Rebekah and Hayley will be bonding over the baby.
  • Joseph Morgan predicts this episode will be a fan favorite.
  • According to the promo Klaus and Elijah face off against each other in the cemetary, Klaus with the white oak stake and Elijah with Tunde's dagger.  Also according to the promo and the synopsis it would seem that someone has reversed the spell that usually keeps vampires out of the cemetary to keep the originals in.


  • Camille does not appear in this episode.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • "Farewell to Storyville" is a song by Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong.  The song is about New Orleans and is from the 1947 movie 'New Orleans'.
  • In 1897, the city fathers of New Orleans legalized prostitution in a small quadrant of the city bordering the northwest edge of the French Quarter. As the relevant legislation was written by alderman Sidney Story, the area became known as Storyville. Establishments ranged from squalid "cribs" to regal Victorian-style bordellos. A Louisiana politician named Tom Anderson, known as the "Mayor of Storyville," presided over the district from a cafe named after himself. The photographer E. J. Bellocq immortalized Storyville with his moving and humane portraits of the prostitutes who lived and worked there.
  • Prostitution stayed legal in Storyville until 1917, when the federal government insisted that it be outlawed to protect the morals and delicate sensibilities of the thousands of servicemen flocking to the Crescent City after the United States entered World War I. Today, the bordellos are long gone, replaced by a collection of housing projects and part of Louis Armstrong Park. But during that twenty years, Storyville not only became a part of New Orleans lore, it functioned as a hothouse for the development of jazz.







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