Recap & Review The Originals “A Ghost Along the Mississippi”!

Written by Kayla Falls   // January 29, 2016

Riley Voelkel, Freya Mikaelson, The Originals

Freya, Klaus, and Elijah have a showdown with The Strix in The Originals 3×10 “A Ghost Along the Mississippi”!

The Originals 3×10 “A Ghost Along the Mississippi” begins with Klaus having a dream or something of Cami talking to him about his problems. In present time, She’s laying on his bed, bleeding out. He’s tearing up his room. In his daydream, she’s talking to him about death. In present time again, he’s holding her. She takes a deep breathe and is okay.

Klaus wants to know what happened, Cami tells her about Aurora. She compelled Cami to turn herself into a vampire. Klaus promises he will take care of Auora. Klaus tells Cami that she needs to feed or she’ll die.

Cami goes to take a shower, she’s quite upset as she washes her blood off of herself. Elijah shows up and Klaus is in quite a mood. Elijah agrees to take care of the people who did this. Elijah tells Klaus to stay there and he’ll go to Vincent.

Vincent is in the cemetery, working on what Tristan wanted. Tristan and the Strix show up to make sure that Vincent does what he wants. Vincent successfully did what he was supposed to do. Marcel was of course there, waiting to see what Tristan has planned.

In the bayou, Hayley and Jackson are packing up. Jackson gets shot. The Strix try to take them down, but Hayley and Jackson do a good job at fighting them off. Until the Strix finally get the upper hand and put them both to sleep.

At the Mikaelson’s, Cami is having trouble adjusting to things. Cami gets mad at Klaus for assuming she would feed. Cami is considering not feeding.

Vincent is being held hostage. One of the witches has Freya’s stone. Vincent however, gets on the witches nerves and makes a get away. Elijah gets there just in time to save Vincent when Vincent starts losing to one of the Strix.

Klaus and Cami go to Cami’s apartment. Cami is struggling with her choices. Klaus wants Cami to feed. Meanwhile, Vincent tells Elijah that he’s not helping anymore vampires today. At Cami’s she’s getting weaker. She doesn’t want to drink. Klaus gets mad and tells her to feed, he needs her. Cami throws the blood down…telling him it’s not about him. She doesn’t want to change. She tells him there’s a darkness in her, she doesn’t want to change into a monster. Cami tells him she’s not going to feed, he can either respect it and they enjoy her time left, or leave.

Jackson and Hayley are locked up. Jackson is bleeding pretty bad. Jackson is weak, but Hayley is trying to be hopeful. Jackson says his goodbyes though. He truly loves Hayley with all of his heart. Tristan comes in and interrupts their moment. Tristan then rips out Jackson’s heart right in front of Hayley.

Elijah and Vincent go to check in with Freya. Freya shows Elijah Jackson’s heart. Elijah is quite upset. Meanwhile, Hayley cries as Jackson’s lifeless body sits beside her. Hayley apologizes to him. Hayley promises that she will make all of them suffer.

Klaus goes to help Hayley, but before he does, he put Cami in a corner in her room, with blood. She promises she’ll never forgive him and he leaves. Freya warns them about the prophecy. Freya comes up with a plan and Vincent goes to get Aurora from her protectors. Klaus gets Aurora out of the vehicle.

Freya goes to check in on Freya. Freya lets Cami go, telling her she understands. Freya asks for Cami’s help. Tristan gets a call from Elijah. Elijah tells them it’s time for a trade. Tristan has a back-up plan of course and the Mikaelson’s might have just met their match.



“A Ghost Along the Mississippi” press release synopsis

A SHOWDOWN WITH THE STRIX – In the aftermath of a horrific plan that left Cami (Leah Pipes) dead, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) declares war on Aurora (guest star Rebecca Breeds) and Tristan (guest star Oliver Auckland). Elsewhere, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood), who has resumed his role as Regent to the New Orleans witches, is forced to use his magic against his will, while Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) find themselves pawns in Tristan’s twisted game. Finally, after learning that Tristan is in possession of a powerful weapon that could take their family down once and for all, Klaus, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Freya (Riley Voekel) enact a risky plan that leads to a tense showdown with The Strix. Charles Michael Davis also stars.


Freya and Vincent are working on something. Meanwhile, Klaus and Elijah are meeting with the Strix. Tristan has quite a fleet. They give Hayley to them, she’s quite weak. Tristan tries to be ballsy but Klaus shows them Aurora. Aurora steals the whatever it was that could trap the Mikaelsons. Turns out, Aurora traps Tristan in the box trailer. It was Cami in a disguise as Aurora. Elijah warns them not to attack.  Marcel warns Iya not to attack the Mikaelsons.

Cami walks away but before she does, Klaus thanks her. Klaus quickly gets in front of her and he begs her not to leave him. Cami looks like she wants to stay for the briefest of minutes. Elijah stops Klaus from stopping Cami. Elijah distracts him and tells him that they need to finish this.

Eljiah is putting Tristan into the bottom of the ocean. Hayley tells Tristan that he’ll be forgotten and her face, is the last face he shall ever see.

Cami visit’s her brothers’s grave. Vincent stops by. Cami wants a friend. Vincent wants her to stay too. Cami wants to fix the city. She wants to feed from Vincent. Vincent doesn’t hesitate, he slices his wrist and Cami feeds.

Marcel is in the city, listening to someone play Saxophone. Elijah shows up and they share a drink. Klaus goes home and Aurora is missing.

Hayley is writing in a journal. Elijah shows up and tells her it’s time. They’re sending Jackson out on the swamp to be buried by being cremated. Hayley lights his body on fire and they send him off, with all the wolves watching on the bank with torches to pay their respects.

Meanwhile, Klaus goes to see Cami. She’s feeding. He’s quite shocked. She’s had quite a few. She seems a bit sinister. Klaus seems quite pleased with the change in Cami. Cami wants more blood.


The next episode of The Originals will be 3×11 “Wild at Heart” on Friday, February 5th, 2016, at 9/8c, after The Vampire Diaries 7×11 “Things We Lost in the Fire” at 8/7c, on The CW!



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