One of the witches Celeste brought back from the grave is a dapper fellow named Papa Tunde. He originally came to town about a hundred years ago, with an offer to help the New Orleans witches stand up against the vampires' growing power and influence. In exchange, all they had to do was make him part of the family and accept him as their leader. But where the NOLA witches practiced only ancestral magic, Papa Tunde also practiced sacrificial magic. This gave him a lot of mojo to go against Klaus, but Klaus didn't bow to his will. Instead, he watched and waited, and learned that much of Tunde's powers came from his twin sons. Klaus killed them, then Tunde in short order.
Now that Tunde is back, he's more than happy to seek revenge against Klaus, and to help Celeste in her own dreams of vengeance. He sacrifices vamp after vamp, including Rebekah. Since Beks can't be killed, though, he's able to use her as a continual supply of power. He has an ivory blade into which he stores all the power he gains. He gives this blade to Celeste, then offers himself as a sacrifice, adding to the weapon's potency. Supposedly this will be able to kill Klaus, or at least put him through some pretty terrific misery.
Klaus tries to get his vampires to stand with him against the witches, but most of them turn tail and run. They were loyal to Marcel, but feel no such allegiance to Klaus. Even Marcel wants no part of this mess, even though he's the one who brought Tunde to New Orleans a hundred years ago. It seems he was trying to help win back Rebekah's love and trust, and thought getting Tunde to battle Klaus would go a long way toward that end. Rebekah was touched, and wanted – as she does to this day – to be free of her brother. So great was that desire that she volunteered to find her dreaded father and set him on Klaus's trail.
Elijah and Hayley rescue Rebekah in the present day with some magic baby magic, because that baby is some kind of supernatural panacea. Sophie and Cami have their parts in the episode, as well, but: eh. Nothing can change the fact that they're Sophie and Cami. Stay tuned for the full weecap.
Celeste -- formerly known as a tour guide named Sabine -- escorts her freshly undead witches through the ancestral cemetery. The one witch who looked like a flapper has updated her wardrobe. "I remember this cemetery," she says. Uh, yeah, you just walked out of it in the last episode. "I've been coming here for over a century, wearing one face or another," Celeste says.
Flashback to a hundred years ago, give or take. The New Orleans witches have gathered in the cemetery to watch some fevered dancing around a bonfire. "Every witch in the Quarter is here to see the great Papa Tunde," the flapper says. A dark-skinned man approaches the festivities with an albino snake draped over his shoulders. Two young men accompany him, each bearing a vaguely triangular symbol on his forehead. Papa Tunde says he practices ancestral magic like the New Orleans witches, but he also practices sacrificial magic. He demonstrates by throwing the poor snake onto the fire. You suck, Papa Tunde! "I use this strength to vanquish my enemies, and I will punish your enemies for their greed." He's referring to the vampires who've taken over the city. All he asks for in return is that the witches accept him and his family into the coven, and make him their leader.
The flashback continues at the compound, where the nattily dressed Klaus and Elijah meet with the heads of a werewolf crime family. Prohibition is looming, and the vampire brothers see an opportunity to make money with the flow of illegal booze. Elijah proposes that the werewolves oversee this trafficking, with the vampires secretly operating as their bosses. Papa Tunde intrudes on the meeting with his two escorts. "This all sounds very good, but how will it benefit the witches?" he asks. "I'm sorry, but this is a private meeting," Elijah says politely. "Yes, for kings of the city," Tunde agrees. "But I, too, am a king, and I Have rules." He says he wants the witches to get their fair share for "allowing" the vampires to exist in the city. For his first power play, he deposits the mayor's head on the table. Suddenly, the Originals find themselves down one political ally/dupe.
In the present day, a handful of vamps gather in the compound's courtyard. It's weird that 90% of the scenes at the compound take place there. It makes the set feel like a theatrical stage rather than an actual building. I mean, it is a stage, but it probably shouldn't be so obvious about it. Anyway, Diego approaches a drunken Marcel. "Klaus ordered us to meet here and now he's a no-show," he says. "What do want from me?" Marcel asks. "It's a new regime; get used to it." Diego looks pained to see his former leader so lackadaisical. Finally, Klaus arrives at the meeting, and he has Thierry in tow. Klaus pats himself on the back for deciding to free Thierry from his confinement in the Garden. Everybody cheers and hugs Thierry. Nobody hugs Klaus, so he wanders over to Marcel.