Recap & Review The Originals 3×17 “Behind the Black Horizon”!

Written by Kayla Falls   // April 8, 2016

Riley Voelkel, Freya Mikaelson, Lucien, The Originals

Were Elijah and Finn able to rescue kidnapped Freya in The Originals 3×17 “Behind the Black Horizon”?

The Originals 3×17 “Behind the Black Horizon” begins with Freya and Lucien walking through the woods with Vincent. Freya isn’t quite happy about the situation. Lucien made a deal with the “ancestors”. He want’s to be an Original. They traveled to Mystic Falls. Where the Original White Oak tree was. Lucien needs Freya’s blood.

Kol and Davina are at some sort of magic lab. They’re supposed to meet Vincent. Davina is very suspicious then she finds a taro card from Vincent. Vincent left her a video to warn her. Kol takes the video to Elijah and Finn. Finn and Vincent are connected some how. Kol is pissed because Elijah and Finn are going to find Freya and he has to stay behind.

Klaus and Hayley are in the Appalachian Mountains. Klaus tells Hayley about what’s going on back home. Klaus tells Hayley he isn’t going home. He wants to find out who’s killing the wolves.

In the woods, Lucien has pretty much drained Freya. Vincent rushes to help her. Lucien tells him to quit and start the spell. Vincent tries to resist, but the ancestors tell him differently. So he starts the ritual.

Davina is working on the locator spell. Kol tells Davina about Mystic Falls. Cami has all of Kol’s dark objects and Davina tells him to either behave or stay here.

Lucien is getting a little crazy. But Freya is pushing his buttons. Lucien wants to be the downfall of the Mikaelson family. Finn and Elijah are on their way to Mystic Falls. They talk but Finn is still bitter. Finn was torturing himself the whole 900 years he was daggered by Klaus.

Cami is in her home, trying to find the thing that Kol needs. Kol and Cami argue and Davina kicks him out. Cami tells Davina that Kol is cursed. She’s very cocky and rude as a vampire, even though Davina has been so kind and watchful of her.

in Mystic Falls, Finn and Elijah are still fighting it out. Finn can’t stand that his family didn’t even attempt to help him.

In Lexville, TN Klaus and Hayley are working well together. Finn and Elijah are walking around town, when Matt Donovan greets them. He just got his town back and they aren’t welcome there.

In the woods, Vincent is getting the spell working. Lucien now how his potion. Back in TN Klaus is charming  a receptionist to get some information. The woman quickly presses the alarm and Hayley and Klaus take out a group of people with guns.


“Behind the Black Horizon” press release synopsis

ELIJAH AND FINN TRAVEL TO MYSTIC FALLS IN THIS EPISODE DIRECTED BY JOSEPH MORGAN – When its discovered that Freya (Riley Voelkel) has been kidnapped and is in the hands of a dangerous new threat, the Mikaelson brothers are forced to put aside their differences in order to save her before it’s too late. Following a lead that brings them to Mystic Falls, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Finn (guest star Casper Zafer) run into deputy Matt Donovan (guest star Zach Roerig), who does not take well to new vampires in his town. Meanwhile, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) work together to uncover the motive behind one of Lucien’s (guest star Andrew Lees) secret agendas, while a troubling shift in Kol’s (guest star Nathaniel Buzolic) behavior leaves Davina (Danielle Campbell) concerned for their future together. Charles Michael Davis and Leah Pipes also star.

Klaus and Hayley find an experiment room. There are a ton of werewolves. They’re trying to make hybrids, if I had to guess.

With Elijah and Finn Matt is standing strong. Matt brings up the moment when he killed Finn. Elijah of course threatens Matt but Matt isn’t giving in so easily.

Davina and Kol work on how to find Freya. Kol helps Davina work the spell. Finn can feel the effects of it and Finn knows where they are.

Vincent tries to fight Lucien but the Ancestors aren’t being kind. Lucien grabs Freya and then quickly drinks his new power drink. Finn quickly shoots Lucien but in order to do so, he shoots Freya in the shoulder. After Lucien passes out, Elijah and Finn rush to Freya to give her some of Elijah’s blood.

Klaus removes an Elder wolves mask. This is how Lucien was making a werewolf bite antidote. Lucien is now the most powerful being on the planet. Lucien bites Finn. Freya puts up a barrier spell. Lucien then leaves.

In New Orleans, Davina and Kol talk about Freya and Lucien. Kol is filled with anger. He gets a little rough with Davina. He leaves and she uses some of his blood to see if he is cursed.

Klaus gets a call from Elijah. Hayley tells Klaus he should go home that she will deal with this. Hayley tells him she appreciates his help, but he should make peace with Finn.

Freya and Eljiah bring Finn home. Kol seems uncaring when he comes in. Klaus walks in just as the family starts getting angry with one another. Klaus quickly gives Finn some of his blood.

As Hayley is getting ready to burn the place. The elder man tells her what pack he’s from. The man feels guilty for the vampire girl’s death. Hayley then lights the place on fire and leaves.

Finn feels much better after Klaus’ blood. Kol is being quite the spoiled brat that we all know and love. Finn finally understands the “always and forever”. Soon as he starts to make peace, he starts coughing up blood.

Finn is “dying”. They all come up with a plan but Finn wants to die in peace. With his family, finally feeling loved. Freya holds his hand as the life slips from him. They all watch helplessly in tears as their brother finally dies.

The Mikaelson‘s take his ashes to the bridge to spread him over the water. Elijah and each of them share their goodbyes as they throw a handful of his ashes into the lake below. Klaus makes a promise to avenge his eldest brother.

Vincent goes to meet Davina in the bar. She asks for his help. Davina knows that Kol is losing control and she needs help. Vincent wants to figure out a way to git rid of the ancestors. He and Davina are going to take a stand.

Freya and her brothers are sitting by the fire. Fearing the unknown. Hayley shows up, Lucien is trying to make a lethal werewolf line. Lucien made two potions, one for him and one for his love, Aurora. They’ll be unstoppable now.


The next episode of The Originals will be 3×18 “The Devil Comes Here and Sighs” on Friday, April 15th, 2016, at 9/8c, after The Vampire Diaries 7×18 “One Way or Another” at 8/7c, on The CW!



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