|Games You Play|
|Season 5, Episode 9 (37)|
|Air date||March 2021|
|Ashes||I Get To Love You|
1ST HALF- Elijah Mikaelson and Freya Mikaelson look to convince The Man to come home with them, but the leader of Osvajac has other ideas when he takes Rebekah Mikaelson hostage. As Aurora de Martel works through her strange encounter with Karl Ulrich, Meredith Sulez and Henrietta Feyers make final wedding preparations. Elsewhere, Enzo maneuvers inside the Osvajac compound and Sofya takes out a new mark.
2ND HALF- Celine Laurent implements the Armory's "Scorched Earth" policy against the Organization's final branch. The Mikaelsons locate The Man. As the Sulez family makes a final stand, nothing will be the same.
- Shelley Hennig as Meredith Sulez
- Amanda Schull as Henrietta Feyers
- Rebecca Breeds as Aurora de Martel
- Riley Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson
- and Taylor Cole as Sofya
Special Guest Stars
- Olivia Wilde as Celine Laurent
- Sophia Bush as Olivia Archer (flashback)
- Michael Malarkey as Lorenzo Meddenhall
- Roger Cross as Karl Ulrich
- Isabel Lucas as The Woman
- Kathleen Robertson as Alvena
- Katee Sackhoff as Alyona Reznika
- Eion Bailey as The Man
- Halston Sage as Karis Salvatore-Lockwood
- Alycia Debnam-Carey as Carmilla Karnstein
- Eliza Taylor as Ophelia Sulez
- with Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson (spirit)
- and Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson (spirit)
- with Olivia Wilde as Celine Laurent
- and Hamish Linklater as Aaron Lyon
- Antagonists: The Man, Aaron Lyon, Alvena
- This episode takes place on October 8, 2014.
- This episode was the second candidate for series finale.