|Season 4, Episode 7 (45)|
|Air date||October 2021|
|Episode Guide Transcript|
The Graveyard Shift
FIRST THIRD- The siblings locate a feral Rebekah Mikaelson and return with her to Washington, D.C. As the family tries to reach the woman they knew, Hargrave O'Brien uses Rebekah's disability to his advantage.
MIDDLE THIRD- A vengeful Aurora de Martel returns to the spotlight by abducting and torturing Kol Mikaelson, intent on making his family suffer. When Freya Mikaelson is incapable of finding him, the family resorts to channeling Rebekah Mikaelson. Meanwhile, Alana Killeen counsels Callie Mercer about the reality of Rebekah's situation, Elijah Mikaelson goes to extremes to locate Kol, and Freya has a clandestine meeting with a mysterious witch to whom Klaus had ties.
FINAL THIRD; FLASHBACK- As Ethan Pope makes his way into the ruins of Mystic Falls, he draws the attention of his mother. Elsewhere, Elijah Mikaelson goes in search of a feral Rebekah Mikaelson, Finn Mikaelson, Freya Mikaelson, and Kol Mikaelson seek out Esther.
- Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson
- Claire Holt as Rebekah Mikaelson
- Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol Mikaelson
- Riley Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson
- Rebecca Breeds as Aurora de Martel
- Emily VanCamp as Christabella Marcoux
- Elyse Levesque as Genevieve Thorne
- Yusuf Gatewood as Vincent Griffith
- Sebastian Roche as Mikael (flashbacks)
- Leven Rambin as Esther
- Claire Coffee as Alana Killeen
- Mekenna Melvin as Callie Mercer
- Crystal Reed as Joanna
- Leah Pipes as Camille O'Connell
- with Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley Mikaelson
- and Philip Winchester as Ethan Pope
Special Guest StarsEdit
- Tahmoh Penikett as Senator Gregory Fawkes
- Yvonne Strahovski as Sariel
- Michelle Trachtenberg as Vivianne Lescheres-Mikaelson
- Alysia Reiner as Orla Branson
- with James Tupper as Hargrave O'Brien
- and Morris Chestnut as Liam Richards
- Antagonists: Rebekah Mikaelson, Hargrave O'Brien
- This episode is Rebekah's first living modern-day appearance in The Originals (tv series) since her death in Seven Months Later.
- According to a news report, this episode takes place on August 20, 2013.
- Christabella is briefly seen in the vampire prison.