Recap & Review The Originals 3×04 “A Walk on the Wild Side”!

Written by Kayla Falls   // October 29, 2015

Tracy Ifeachor, Aya, Charles Michael Davis, Marcel Gerard, The Originals

Did Marcel accept the invitation to join the Strix in The Originals 3×04 “A Walk on the Wild Side” episode?

The Originals 3×04 “A Walk on the Wild Side” begins with the town quietly getting ready for Halloween. Marcel is going for a run around the town. When he returns home, he notices that some one had been there and left him a suite and mask. Tristan calls him, The Strix is having a fancy get together to welcome new members.

Elijah is at the gym, working out. Hayley shows up and asks if he needs to talk about The Strix. She asks to be filled in. Hayley and Elijah roll around on the cages, but nothing sexual.

Klaus comes home to find Freya working out. He’s upset that she’s bringing home boys. Elijah and Hayley show up and Klaus seems to be having a crappy morning. Klaus then fills in the blanks to Hayley and Freya that Elijah hadn’t gotten to yet. Klaus doesn’t seem to worry. Hayley invites herself to The Strix party.

Klaus goes to the bar and see Lucien feeding off of some willing females. Lucien has hired some new people for “Klaus’s protection”. Klaus plays along and listens to Lucien’s bragging. Klaus wants to go talk to the vision lady and Lucien agrees. They get to Lucien’s home and find that Alexis has disappeared. Someone apparently took her.

Klaus calls Freya. He needs her to do a tracking spell to find Alexis. Lucien immediately tries to charm her, but she refuses. She agrees to when Klaus asks nicely.

Hayley searches through Rebekah’s closet for a nice dress for tonight. Elijah comes in and chooses a red one. He waits and watches as she changes. Hayley comes out and she looks beautiful. Elijah is very smitten.

At the Strix party, everyone is dressed up. There’s entertainment and plenty of human blood bags. Marcel shows up and his lady friend greets him to show him around. Hayley and Elijah show up. Everyone stares at Hayley and Elijah when they enter. Elijah is the sire of most the people in the room. He’s not happy about his massive sire line. They want Marcel to join The Strix to unify the sire lines. They don’t want the Klaus/ Elijah sire lines at war.

Freya shows up at Lucien’s and they immediately start searching for Alexis. Freya does it and Alexis is at Tristan’s hide-out. Klaus of course, has a plan. Marcel meets an elder Vampire. Hayley and Elijah dance and watch for Tristan. Elijah sees Marcel and they aren’t happy about it. Tristan enters and begins a toast to welcome Marcel. Tristan wants Marcel to prove himself. He needs to take back his daylight ring from whoever stole it.

Tristan introduces himself to Hayley. Tristan is being quite cocky about Marcel being there. Hayley calls Tristan out but he then asks her for a dance. They dance and Hayley isn’t quite happy about being there with Tristan. Marcel and Elijah talk. Elijah offers to help Marcel. Marcel tells him he has it under control though. Marcel corners his lady friend. She and Marcel start to make-out, he searches her for it. She doesn’t have it though.

 

“A Walk on the Wild Side” press release synopsis

THE STRIX – In order to uncover what his old acquaintance Tristan (guest star Oliver Auckland) is really up to in New Orleans, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) considers attending a gala thrown by a mysterious group of ancient vampires known as The Strix, while Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) invites herself to attend with him. There, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) is approached with an enticing offer made by a mysterious woman named Aya (guest star Tracy Ifeachor), but he quickly realizes that things are not always what they seem. Elsewhere, when a vital component of Lucien’s (guest star Andrew Lees) plan goes missing, he and Klaus (Joseph Morgan) form a tentative alliance in order to find it. Riley Voelkel also stars.

Tristan wants Hayley to also join The Strix. Tristan is taken by Hayley. Lucien and Klaus show up. They call for Tristan. Freya goes to find Alexis. Alexis is switching sides, She knows that Klaus’ sire line is the one to die. Freya threatens her, but Alexis is pretty good. Alexis shows Freya her future. It doesn’t look good for her. Freya then punches Alexis.

Tristan tells Klaus and Lucien that they aren’t welcome there. Klaus threatens Tristan. Lucien then pipes up. Elijah calls out for Klaus and asks him to leave. Klaus makes one of his speeches, this one isn’t quite as elegant as usual. They leave.

It’s time for Marcel’s choice. Marcel knows that Ia had his ring. He knew she gave it to Mehendra. Now it’s time to Marcel to fight. At first he seems confident but he quickly looks worried. Marcel gets up and then tries to battle again. They continue the fighting. Marcel at first loses but he uses anything he can to get the upper hand. Elijah was going to help Marcel, but since Marcel knew that Mehendra feeds from his victims, he drank from Marcel and Marcel had wolf venom in his system. Hayley bit him. Marcel calls them out for their trickery.

Tristan then walks over and pulls out Mehendra’s heart. Tristan tells Marcel that he chose well. Tristan brags on him. Tristan welcomes him to The Strix.

At Klaus’ house Marcel is there, asking for Klaus’ blood. Klaus taunts him. Marcel tells him that he’s watching out for him. Klaus gives him some blood and warns him to be careful about choosing sides.

Freya brought Alexis there and she tells them what she saw. Hayley feeds from Alexis as well as Elijah. She’s been poisoned.

Marcel sees Ia in the street. They flirt and then she leaves. Elijah has a meeting with Tristan. Tristan tells Elijah that Lucien is being very smart and making smart moves. Elijah makes it clear that he wants proof, not allegations.

The city is cleaning up after the party, Marcel is running around town again. Elijah arrives home. He sees Hayley. She’s worried about telling Hope about all of them when she’s older. She tells him she won’t lie, but when she tells her she will start with “Always and Forever”. Elijah likes that. Elijah tells Hayley that he and Tristan made each other. He tells her about Aurora. Aurora was at the party and she’s the one who poisoned Alexis.

This episode of The Originals ends with Aurora walking down the street happily in a beautiful dress.

 

The next episode of The Originals will be 3×05 “The Axeman’s Letter” on Thursday, November 5th, 2015, at 9/8c, after The Vampire Diaries 7×05 “Live Through This” at 8/7c, on The CW!

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