The Vampire Diaries recap: Game of Thrones

Klaus gets life-changing news in New Orleans and decides to reclaim his kingdom
Ep. 20 | Aired Apr 25, 2013

BIG DADDY Klaus (Joseph Morgan) is going to be a father. [Insert gasp.]

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Marcel led Klaus and his inner circle on a walk through the city, where we saw vampires on balconies and rooftops. It was unnerving even before we realized there really was a mob mentality. They'd all gathered because Marcel was going to confront Jane-Anne about practicing witchcraft beyond the bounds of the rules set forth and enforced by him. She denied it, but he's aware of the witches' every move -- they can't do anything without getting caught. He said he'd be merciful if she told him what magic was brewing. "Rot in hell, monster," she said, a little stiffly. He claimed he was going to give her one more chance, but instead, he slit her throat in a way that I couldn't describe. Marcel's vampires cheered. So they are the bad guys.

Before she died, Jane-Anne had exchanged looks with Klaus, who seemed disturbed by Marcel's display. Klaus is capable of this brutality, though he usually does it solo now, I thought. I couldn't quite explain the sadness on his face, but then it made sense: He was just pissed that Marcel had killed her before he could find out what she'd wanted with him. Marcel said he never wastes an opportunity for a show of force -- a lesson he'd learned from Klaus. He told Klaus he'd find out what Jane-Anne had wanted for him. Klaus asked if Jane-Anne had a sister...

He went to see Sophie, who was crying. She wouldn't talk to Klaus because two of Marcel's men had followed him. Klaus threatened to rip their spines out, then dropped a $100 bill so the blonde we'd later learn is bartending psychology student Cami could serve them. Sophie went outside to pray for her sister by a collection of candles, and Marcel's men found her. One was about to bite her when he suddenly got picked up. The only thing that came down was his heart. The other guy was impaled. "I'm Elijah," Elijah said, looking at his handiwork. Then, over his shoulder, he asked, "You've heard of me?" That's the moment I felt okay, I want to see a weekly Originals series. We'd never have time for this on The Vampire Diaries. Elijah asked her what business her family had with Klaus.

Klaus had gone to a wild party filled with vampires feeding on humans and dancing badly. He spotted a guy with a day ring, which means he's inner circle, and asked him where Marcel was. Klaus threatened him when he said he only answers to Marcel. Marcel broke it up and said nobody harms his guys. Klaus told him he doesn't need chaperones, and Marcel asked Klaus to just let the witch hunt go. (Did Marcel guess the witches were reaching out to Klaus to overthrow him?) They went out on a balcony, and Marcel explained that more hotels meant more tourists, which meant more fresh blood. He'd taught humans to look away. Klaus wanted to know how Marcel knows when the witches are using magic. Marcel wasn't telling. Marcel chose that moment to take vervain. He wants to limit the number of things he's vulnerable to. He's full of himself, which is why when they spotted clueless Cami walking alone at night below, Marcel played God: If she was brave, he'd let her live, and if she was dumb, she was dessert. When he startled her, she promptly told him she has a black belt in karate. She lived.

With Marcel preoccupied with the beautiful lady, Elijah suddenly appeared on the balcony and told Klaus he'd found out who was conspiring against him. He took him to Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, where Sophie was waiting. "He's all yours. Proceed," Elijah said. She told Klaus that Marcel was out of control and she's going to stop him with his help. Hayley was brought out, and told Klaus he needed to listen to Sophie. Klaus laughed. How could they think this one night stand meant anything to him. That's when Sophie said she has a special gift, which is telling when women are pregnant. Hayley is carrying Klaus' child. WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?

NEXT: The story of Klaus' sperm

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