The Originals
Season 1, Episode 2 (2)
Air date October 8th, 2013
Written by Diane Ademu-John & Declan de Barra
Directed by Brad Turner
Episode Guide
Always and Forever
Tangled Up In Blue

House of the Rising Son is the second episode of Season One of The Originals.


A FLASHBACK TO THE 1800s — When Rebekah arrives in New Orleans at her brother Elijah’s insistence, she meets Hayley, who gives her some unexpected news. Concerned that her brother Klaus is up to no good, Rebekah seeks help from a reluctant Sophie. At her wits’ end, Hayley takes matters into her own hands, but things quickly take a dangerous turn. Determined to uncover Marcel’s secret weapon, Klaus stays one step ahead and executes his plan. Meanwhile, after a run-in with Marcel, Rebekah is reminded of all the anger and disappointment Klaus has caused her throughout the years. Finally, Marcel enlists Davina’s help in his dangerous plan.



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Recurring CastEdit

Guest CastEdit




Klaus: "Excuse me, love. What's that you're studying?"
Camille: "Abnormal psychology."
Klaus: "Abnormal psychology, well, perhaps you could help me diagnose my friend over here. He's been a little bit depressed. Can't get his mind of a girl. He tells me she's a queen fit for a king. I think he should cut his losses and move on. What's your professional opinion?"
Camille: "Be a nice guy and maybe the opportunity will present itself someday."

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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, 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. Where's Elijah?"
Hayley: "Beats me. He's long gone."
Rebekah: "What do you mean "long gone"?"

Marcel: "Rebekah Mikaelson. Come to teach me another lesson?"

Rebekah: "Klaus! Get out here and tell me what you've done with our brother, you narcissistic, backstabbing wanker!"

Rebekah: (to Elijah's voicemail) "Elijah, if not answering your phone is part of your clever plan to get me back to this god-forsaken city, then well done. I'm here and I'm worried. Now pick up before I kick in your bloody door."

Klaus: "My siblings and I are the first vampires in all of history. The Original Family. Three centuries ago, we helped build a town called New Orleans. Now a plot by witches has lured me back, hoping that I will defeat a tyrant, a vampire I created. My brother hopes I will find redemption through the power of family, a miracle child, part werewolf, part vampire, a hybrid. My sister is doubtful; she thinks I am beyond redemption. Despite my brother's best efforts, I have a plan of my own. I will take back my home and reclaim what was mine. I will be king."

Marcel: "The city of New Orleans. People of all stripes and flavors from all over the country come here to party on our streets. Some are just looking for fun., some are looking for something a little darker, more dangerous. So, we invite them into my home and we give it to them. Then, at the stroke of midnight, everything changes, and it's time to feed."

Marcel: " how I keep my guys happy. The occasional all-you-can-eat buffet. My nightwalkers love it. Got 'em working hard tying to earn one of these daylight rings. They deserve to blow off a little steam. My daywalkers, the trusted few, well, they just like to party."
Klaus: "It's quite an operation. Tell me, what about the victims? Seems like a lot of graves to dig."
Marcel : "Can't kill them all. Too many folks go missing, tourism drops. So, we heal 'em with a little vamp blood, erase their memory, send them on their way, no muss no fuss."
Klaus: "I'm impressed."
Marcel: "Nothing I didn't learn from you back in the day."

Marcel: "Why didn't you tell me your sister's back in town?"
Klaus: "I thought it'd be more amusing for you to find out for yourself."
Marcel: "Is there anything else that I need to know?"
Klaus: "Only that she's grown considerably more insane in the last century."
Marcel: "Or maybe that it was her who killed my guys."
Klaus: "Doubtful. Unless that biker bar is frequented by small-town high school quarterbacks, I can't imagine she'd be interested."

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."

Young Marcel: "I'm gonna marry you someday."
Rebekah: "I would never marry someone who couldn't best me in a duel."

Klaus: (to Rebekah) "It's not going to happen... sister, if we turned every man you dropped your knickers for, then, human beings would cease to exist and we would have no bloody food."

Rebekah : (to Klaus regarding Hayley) "Nik! Nik! Keep your hands off her she is pregnant for God's sake!"


  • Antagonist: Marcel
  • There is a time jump in this episode, setting this episode in September 2011.
  • This episode marks the first appearances of Josh, Celeste and Katie.
  • Elijah can only be seen in the flashbacks and as a daggered body.
  • Rebekah meets Hayley, Sophie, Davina and Camille for the first time.
  • Hayley attempts to abort her pregnancy with wolfsbane so as to escape the Quarter.
    • It was stated in this episode that aconite or wolfsbane as it is commonly called, can induce miscarriage in pregnant werewolves.
  • Similar to how the pilot is centered around Klaus and Always and Forever centered around Elijah, this episode is centered around Rebekah.


Behind the ScenesEdit

  • A rerun of this episode was aired after True Lies.

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • The title is a pun of The House of the Rising Sun, a traditional folk song by the English band The Animals, also sometimes called "Rising Sun Blues", which tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans.



Last.fm_play.png "Mercy" – TV On The Radio
Last.fm_play.png "Yeah Man" – Ryan Montbleau
Last.fm_play.png "Hurricane" – MS MR
Last.fm_play.png "Street Signs & Brake Lights" – The Delta Riggs
Last.fm_play.png "Clone" – Metric
Last.fm_play.png "Sacrilege" – Yeah Yeah Yeahs





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