A re-telling of the backdoor pilot, but this time from Elijah's point-of-view. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus to New Orleans and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley Marshall has also come searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie Deveraux, who leads an underground coven. When Sophie reveals some life-changing news, Elijah realizes that the Original family may have been given a second chance at humanity and redemption. Klaus, however, is more intrigued by his recent unexpected reunion with his former protege, Marcel, a charismatic but diabolical vampire who now has total control over the supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Klaus vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family.