|directed by: Lance Anderson||air date: October 6, 2014|
Esther (in Cassie’s body) — the mother of Klaus and Elijah is revealed to be the witch that has returned in the season one finale, alongside their two brothers — Finn (in Griffith’s body) and Kol (in Kaleb’s body). Klaus, in search of the White Oak Stake, prepares for a battle with the werewolves in order to get the moonlight rings from them. Not knowing that the Stake is in his father — Mikael’s possession — Klaus is able to get the moonlight rings when Elijah and Marcel kill the werewolves while Hayley brutally kills Francesca. Both Finn and Kol use Davina and Camille to know what their brothers are up to, while Esther plans ahead.
Alive and Kicking
|directed by: Jeffrey Hunt||air date: October 13, 2014|
Ever since she killed Francesca, Hayley has changed, and Elijah suggests to Klaus to help her out. Esther moves on with her plan, as she has started making more moonlight rings to lost werewolves. Per order by Esther, Davina is attacked by a group of werewolves, and has to call for Mikael’s help. Just when Elijah and Marcel arrive, they find the secret that Davina has been hiding. Hayley has her wolf pack in Klaus and Elijah’s house, while Klaus has a meeting with Esther. In the end, when Esther asks Kol how Davina managed to kill all of the werewolves, Kol doesn’t mention Mikael’s return.
Every Mother’s Son
|directed by: Dermott Downs||air date: October 20, 2014|
Klaus and Elijah receive a dinner invitation from their mother. Elijah visits Marcel to find a witch named Lenora who can help them identify into whose body Esther jumps next,unfortunately,Vincent/Finn has her abducted. Vincent/Finn arrives the dinner and tries to know why his younger siblings had him daggered in a coffin for 900 years. It is revealed in the course of their meal that the necklace which Esther gifted Klaus wasn’t meant to protect him but to weaken him in order not break his werewolf curse. After this revelation,Esther jumps out of teenaged Cassie and The spell Lenora casts falls on her and she is Identified as Esther through a mark. She tells her sons she wants to heal and not to harm,and give them a new life and she vanishes in a mysterious way. Haley admits later on that she is tempted by the offer and accuses Elijah of not being caring. Elijah agrees to help Gia which is a big advantage to the other vampires including Marcel. Esther and Finn discuss plans to make their family whole again.
Live and Let Die
|directed by: Jeffrey Hunt||air date: October 27, 2014|
Knowing that it’s only a matter of time before Klaus comes after them, Davina hides with Mikael in her family cabin in the woods. When Hayley gets a tip that Vincent/Finn is recruiting young, unsuspecting teenagers in order to build a werewolf army, she enlists the help of Elijah, Marcel and Gia to rescue the group. After Cami inadvertently lets Klaus in on Davina’s whereabouts, she tags along in an attempt to truly understand the deeply rooted hatred he has for his parents. At his mother’s urging, Kaleb/Kol seeks out Davina in order to locate the missing White Oak Stake and is caught off guard when he has a dangerous encounter at the cabin.Josh, who continues to struggle with his vampire identity, opens up to an unexpected ally. Lastly, Elijah is caught and kidnapped by Esther.
|directed by: Michael Robison||air date: November 3, 2014|
In order to show Elijah that her plan is what’s best for him, Esther forces him to relive a time long ago when he loved a young woman named Tatia, Amara’s doppelganger (guest star Nina Dobrev). With the help of Marcel and Gia, Hayley is determined to find Elijah, who has gone missing but is torn when she discovers that Klaus is also in trouble. Elsewhere, Cami finds herself in a dangerous situation when Mikael takes her hostage as a way to lure Klaus to him, and Davina finds out who Kaleb really is. Lastly, a violent confrontation ensues when Klaus comes face-to-face with his father.
Wheel Inside the Wheel
|directed by: Matt Hastings||air date: November 10, 2014|
Fed up with her antics, Klaus becomes agitated and demands that Esther release Elijah, whom she has captured. However, Esther reveals a few dark secrets from Klaus’ past in an attempt to make him an offer he can’t refuse. Meanwhile, Oliver ends up in a dangerous situation, prompting Hayley to reconnect with Jackson, who has been living a new life out in the bayou. Elsewhere, Cami, who still believes baby Hope’s death was her fault, teams up with Marcel and Gia after she becomes suspicious of her faculty advisor Vincent/Finn. Lastly, in a surprising turn of events, Klaus comes face-to-face with his true father who came back from the dead. In flashbacks to Esther’s past we see why she wanted to kill Klaus’ daughter Hope.
Chasing the Devil’s Tail
|directed by: Jesse Warn||air date: November 17, 2014|
When Klaus discovers that Elijah has been afflicted by Esther’s magic, he heads to the bayou in search of an antidote, but quickly realizes he’s not alone. His father helps him with finding cure for his brother and also tells his son he knows that Hope is still alive so Klaus kills him to protect her. Armed with intel gathered by Aiden, Hayley teams up with him Marcel, Cami and Josh and launches a plan to take down Vincent/Finn by exploating his weakness, in a surprising turns of events Jackson helps them. Meanwhile, with Esther determined to carry out her plan vincent/Finn and Kaleb/Kol are forced to reconsider their own strategies. Intrigued by Davina’s unwavering attempts to create an unlinking spell, Kaleb/Kol lets her in on some secrets from his past and brings her to a place he frequented in 1914. Lastly, Vincent/Finn and Kaleb/Kol are being kidnapped by Hayley and Marcel. Elijah wakes up.
The Brothers That Care Forgot
|directed by: Michael Allowitz||air date: November 24, 2014|
Rebekah, who was spent months away living a normal life with baby Hope, finds herself on the run when she realizes that Esther found them. Convinced that Vincent/Finn and Kaleb/Kol would be powerful allies in his fight to take down Esther, Klaus sets a plan in motion to turn his brothers against their mother. Meanwhile, Hayley is conflicted when she and Jackson stumble upon an ancient ritual that would get their werewolf packs out from under Esther’s control, but would require her to make a tremendous sacrifice. The ritual is about Hayley and Jackson getting married so that their packs can have Hayley’s hybrid powers. Elsewhere, Rebekah is meeting with Elijah and is concerned when she notices something is off with him. Finally, Davina takes matters into her own hands by turning to dark magic so she can poison Klaus, and Cami finds out that Esther prepared her body for Rebekah to jump into it. Lastly, we see Klaus talking with Rebekah about Elijah and then he and Hayley are going to see their daughter.
The Map of Moments
|directed by: Leslie Libman||air date: December 8, 2014|
In 1914, Kol was dating a witch called Mary Alice Claire, and taught her and her friend Astrid dark magic to use against his family using a magical object. When his family found out he was betraying them, they stole the object, put Kol in a coffin when Rebekah found him trying to get it back and locked Mary and Astrid in a house used by the coven to place insane witches. In present day, Kol wants Davina’s help to get the object back. Hayley and Klaus find their daughter and spend time with her. Hayley and Elijah make love. Kol kisses Davina. They make a plan to stop Esther with Kol which involves making her think Rebekah wants to switch bodies. Davina tries to stop Esther using Cami’s body (chosen by Finn) and place her in the body of another (chosen by Kol). Rebekah makes Esther a vampire, but finds Kol hasn’t forgiven her in helping to stop him steal the object and betrays her by placing her soul in the body of a witch.
Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire
|directed by: Rob Hardy||air date: January 19, 2015|
Finn puts a spell on the compound, trapping wolves and vampires. Klaus takes Cami to the safe house, then confronts Kol about Rebekah’s whereabouts. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that the ghost who talked to Rebecca is Freya.
Brotherhood of the Damned
|directed by: Sylvain White||air date: January 26, 2015|
Finn captures his brother’s spirits, while the vampires remain trapped and their hunger grows.
|directed by: Matt Hastings||air date: February 2, 2015|
Rebekah becomes interested in a girl. Hayley struggles with coming clean and is surprised by something Jackson admits. Klaus learns something and heads to confront Hayley. Vincent sets his eyes on Marcel for answers to what Klaus is hiding.
The Devil is Damned
|directed by: Lance Anderson||air date: February 9, 2015|
Alpha werewolves have come to join Jackson’s pack, so that the power from the marriage to Hayley will also spread to them and their packs. Freya finds Finn, who has sent Marcel and Kol to collect the blood of Hayley and Klaus which will help him locate the “miracle baby” which he believes is still alive and is the big secret Klaus is keeping. However, Marcel is busy trying to keep his vampires from feeding on the Alphas and once again, Kol changes sides and helps Klaus in hope that he and his other siblings will trust him. Meanwhile Finn has arrived at the house where Elijah, Cami and Hope have been staying. He stumbles upon Elijah and stakes him before searching for the baby. Kol and Rebekah channel Klaus, to overload Finn with magic. Elijah wakes up moments later and goes after Finn, determined to save Hope. Finn is overloaded with magic and loses his extra power before Elijah makes the house (which is filled with gas) explode. The episode ends with a glimpse at baby Hope, alluding to her possible powers.
I Love You, Goodbye
|directed by: Matt Hastings||air date: February 16, 2015|
Cami rushes away from the house and stops at a payphone where Elijah meets her and Hope. Klaus offers his house for the location of Jackson and Hayley’s wedding. Just before the wedding Elijah and Cami arrive at the house and Hope is reunited with her parents. Hayley doesn’t want Elijah to change her mind about the wedding and she goes on to marry Jackson. During the reception, Klaus makes a toast inviting the newly weds to live in the house. Elijah thinks that Klaus dislikes Jackson as he will end up being a better father figure than he is, and Klaus thinks Elijah wants Jackson dead because he is in love with Hayley. Elijah tells Hayley he may move out. Meanwhile, Aiden and Josh are comfortable together and Kol and Devina complete the dagger they have been working on and Freya raises Finn back from the dead. The episode ends with Elijah, Rebekah, Klaus and Davina surrounding Kol as he dies, and Rebekah promising to resurrect him.
They All Asked for You
|directed by: Chris Grismer||air date: March 9, 2015|
Rebekah aligns with Marcel when she encounters a coven of vengeful witches and discovers the body she is currently inhabiting has a checkered past. Elijah contacts a respected elder witch to help Rebekah. Meanwhile, Klaus clashes with Hayley and Jackson over how to protect baby Hope from Finn; and Freya convinces Finn to bring her to Mikael, the father she hasn’t seen in over a thousand years.
Save My Soul
|directed by: Kellie Cyrus||air date: March 16, 2015|
Klaus invites Freya to the compound to gain more insight into her past with Dahlia; Rebekah begins to realize the body she is inhabiting is trying to regain control; Jackson becomes frustrated when Aiden questions his leadership skills; Marcel turns to Vincent for help to save Rebekah.
|directed by: Dermott Downs||air date: April 6, 2015|
Eva Sinclair’s reemergence leaves Rebekah trapped, so Klaus puts aside his mistrust for Freya to save Rebekah’s life. Meanwhile, Hayley and Elijah learn more about Eva’s violent past; and Marcel turns to Vincent for help to take down Eva, but his plan takes an unexpected turn.
Night Has A Thousand Eyes
|directed by: Jesse Warn||air date: April 13, 2015|
Klaus comes face-to-face with a deadly threat when he tries to vanquish Dahlia. Meanwhile, Elijah and Marcel prepare a safe house in Algiers with help from Josephine; Jackson approaches Hayley with a risky idea; and Aiden becomes torn between his loyalty to Jackson and his secret alliance with Klaus.
When The Levee Breaks
|directed by: Bethany Rooney||air date: April 20, 2015|
Dahlia gives Klaus and Hayley a deadline for turning over baby Hope, and they each devise dangerous plans in their fight against her. Meanwhile, Freya gives Rebekah and Elijah an ultimatum; and Marcel considers how to best deal with Klaus’ erratic behavior.
City Beneath the Sea
|directed by: Leslie Libman||air date: April 27, 2015|
Dahlia reveals to Klaus some startling details about baby Hope and makes him an enticing proposition. Meanwhile, Elijah and Freya come up with opposing ideas on how to handle Dahlia’s looming deadline; Vincent approaches Davina with an intriguing offer; and Hayley makes a difficult decision about her and Hope’s future.
Fire with Fire
|directed by: David Straiton||air date: May 4, 2015|
Klaus vows revenge when he learns he’s been betrayed by his own siblings; Elijah, Rebekah and Freya try to take down Dahlia; Hayley tries to escape through the flooded bayou; Davina considers an offer that would bring back Kol; Marcel faces a new threat.
Ashes to Ashes
|directed by: Matt Hastings||air date: May 11, 2015|
Season 2 ends with tensions between the Mikaelson siblings coming to a head. Meanwhile, Elijah and Rebekah reconsider their plan of attack against Dahlia; Davina gets a step closer to fulfilling her promise to Kol; and Vincent is torn between prospects of a magic-free life away from New Orleans and a personal obligation to protect Davina.