Thanks to Elijah Mikaelson’s diligent efforts — and Hayley’s “we’re all the worst” party speech — peace has settled over New Orleans. The various supernatural factions of New Orleans are finally getting along and not murdering one another. Hooray for no bloodshed….but now what? Well, unbeknownst to him, all the powers that be have their own personal agendas to tend to and playing nice with one another is the furthest thing from their mind. In fact, in The Originals Season 1 Episode 18, when Elijah steps up the plate as a leader of the local community and tries to foster a sense of good-will and camaraderie by allowing the first public witch event since Marcel’s regime to take place in the French Quarter, everyone’s busy conspiring behind his back to appreciate the gesture. And naturally, chaos erupts.
In the new promo for The Originals episode 1×18, we get a good taste of all the wickedness being stirred behind-the-scenes. The witches unleash their magic! The vampires have their fangs out! Francesca struts around town like she owns the joint! All the while another epic festival takes over New Orleans and we see Davina Claire — decked out in feathers and orange — participating in a parade. Fun!
So will there be blood or will there be peace? We’re leaning towards the former and so is everyone else it seems. “You never know when a powerful witch might come in handy,” Klaus croons, as he embraces Genevieve, eager to stir up some major trouble. However, his actions are anything but surreptitious; Marcel and Thierry are on to him and trying to unravel the hybrid’s plan. “He’s got something going on with the witches behind Elijah’s back,” Marcel says.
As for Hayley and Elijah, they’re worried about the state of affairs in the city. “Don’t trust them,” Elijah warns. “Any of them.” Watch the official preview trailer for “The Big Uneasy” below for a sneak peek at all the upcoming mayhem. Then drop us a comment telling us who you’d side with in the event of a supernatural war.