Synopsis for The Originals Season 1 Episode 11: “Après Moi, Le Deluge”

Davina Claire in "Reigning Pain in New Orleans" - synopsis for The Originals Season 1 Episode 11: “Après Moi, Le Deluge”

In case all the juicy spoilers for The Originals winter premiere weren’t enough, the always-generous CW network has released the official synopsis for The Originals Season 1 Episode 11. That’s the good news. The bad? Davina is in major trouble! Not only is she in constant peril due to the botched Harvest Festival ritual, but she’s also fallen ill — and all the supernatural powers-that-be are in a race against time to save the young ailing witch.

And just in case that wasn’t enough to stress you out, the episode is titled “Après Moi, Le Deluge.” This French sentence is commonly attributed to Louis XV (or in some cases, his famous mistress, Madame de Pompadour), and translates to “after me, the deluge.” In more colloquial terms, it’s used in reference to impending revolution and basically means “I don’t give a hoot about what happens after I’m gone” a.k.a. “damn the consequences!”

Big gulp. Check out the official details below!

When Davina (Danielle Campbell) becomes violently ill and the repercussions soon begin to affect the entire French Quarter, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) rush to find out what is going on. Sophie (Daniella Pineda) approaches the others with some startling information about the Harvest Festival and presents a drastic plan to save Davina. Elsewhere, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is racked with guilt as she comes clean to Elijah about her role in Sophie’s plan. Last, a sequence of unforeseen events sends shockwaves through the French Quarter. (EP111)

The Originals Season 1 Episode 11 will air Tuesday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW. “Apes Moi, Le Deluge” was directed by Leslie Libman (yeahy for amazing directorial prowess) and written by Marguerite MacIntyre (yeahy for Sheriff Forbes!) and Diane Ademu-John (yeahy for double dose of awesome storytelling skills!).

That being said, are you afraid for what’s in store for young Davina? What role do you think Hayley played in this whole mess? Will the poor girl be saved before succumbing to the death’s cold grasp? Post your predictions in the comments!


  1. Sage Said:

    I think the drastic plan is if they do the harvest ritual Davian will die and come back and be fine

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