|Season 8, Episode 6 (60)|
|Air date||December 2021|
|Episode Guide Transcript|
The Graveyard Shift
KINGSTON COMES CLEAN- A furious Elijah Mikaelson interrogates President Taylor Kingston, who finally reveals the truth behind his vitality; this confession leads Elijah, Kol Mikaelson, Finn Mikaelson, and Rebekah Mikaelson to an underground facility in the heart of the District. Elsewhere, Freya Mikaelson discovers damning evidence against Aurora de Martel which may aid Elijah in fully reclaiming the Strix, Alana Killeen learns more about her pregnancy, and Aurora hunts down the elusive Joanna.
- Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson
- Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson
- Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol Mikaelson
- Riley Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson
- Casper Zafer as Finn Mikaelson
- Rebecca Breeds as Aurora de Martel
- Leven Rambin as Esther (credit only)
- Emily Vancamp as Christabella Marcoux
- Claire Coffee as Alana Killeen
- Mekenna Melvin as Callie Mercer
- Tahmoh Penikett as Gregory Fawkes
- Crystal Reed as Joanna
- and Julian McMahon as President Taylor Kingston
Special Guest StarsEdit
- Olivia Wilde as Celine Laurent
- Sam Trammell as Samuel Fine
- Mark Dacascos as James Chen
- Michael Boatman as Jason Clarkson
- Naveen Andrews as Carter al-Hazmi
- Morris Chestnut as Liam Richards
- with Clancy Brown as Dorian Ross
- and Tatiana Maslany as Tatiana Matthews
- Antagonists: Celine Laurent, Dorian Ross, Tatiana Matthews
- Esther does not appear in this episode.
- This episode taakes place on August 30, 2014.
- The Mikaelsons learn of Kingston's deception and appropriation of vampire blood.