With Elijah home safe at last, Rebekah makes plans to leave New Orleans. Hayley is disappointed to hear she's losing her new friend, but Rebekah is determined to be free. She's sick and tired of cleaning up her brothers' figurative and literal messes. Alas, just as she's about to beat feet out of town, Hayley suddenly falls ill. Elijah and Klaus quickly track down the root of the problem: the elder witch Agnes. Having failed to kill Hayley at the swamp doctor's office, she and her witch cronies have abducted Sophie and injected her with a Magical Abortion Syringe. The MAS works by raising a woman's body temperature until she spontaneously aborts the fetus. Since Sophie and Hayley are linked, Agnes is able to achieve this without ever touching the wolf mama.
While Rebekah stays with the ailing Hayley, Elijah and Klaus set off on their own tasks. Elijah takes a spell to Davina from his mother's grimoire. It will help her control her powers, but it's also a spell to break the link between Sophie and Hayley. Meanwhile, Klaus confronts Sabine, who tells him about Agnes and the MAS. Items like the MAS can't be detected by Davina, so the witches can use them in secret, she says. She also reveals that Agnes used something similar to put a hex on Sean and made him kill all those young priests. With this information, Klaus is able to convince Kieran to put his vast resources to good use, and find out where Agnes is hiding.
Klaus and Elijah rescue Sophie and persuade her to help Hayley. She can't use magic, exactly, but she can give Hayley some nice tea to lower her body temperature. With time running out before the MAS finishes its work, Elijah carries Hayley into the swimming pool to cool off. It's counterproductively hot as hell. Luckily, Davina works the spell just in time to break the link, and the hybrid baby is saved. Klaus wants very badly to kill Agnes, but Sophie begs Elijah to stop him. He promises he won't let his brother kill Agnes. Instead, he kills Agnes his own damned self like the badass Original vampire that he is. A promise is a promise.
Rebekah is devastated to learn that Elijah won't be leaving town with her. On her way out, she stops by Marcel's to relive old times... in the sack. She wants him to come with her, but he's not leaving his empire. He partially digs out his former right-hand man Thierry and finds out where the Mikaelsons are living. While all the siblings are out killing witches or trying to move on with their lives, Marcel stops by the plantation to have a chat with Hayley. When Elijah returns, he can find no sign of her, which means there will surely be glorious hell to pay. Stay tuned for the full weecap.
Elijah and Klaus relax and read books at the plantation. Elijah flips through Esther's grimoire while Klaus finds meaning in William Blake's "A Poison Tree." Rebekah walks in to find that Klaus has put his drink on the coffee table without a coaster. This might not be so bad, but his drink is a young lady who's bleeding from the neck and making a mess. Klaus gave her to Elijah as a peace offering, but Elijah wasn't terribly thirsty even after being daggered for the past few weeks. Perhaps he's still full on Davina's blood droplet. "She's staining a 200-year-old carpet," Rebekah notes. Hee! It's refreshing that these are not angst-y vampires who wring their hands at their fatal appetites. They're far more concerned with the state of their home furnishings than of their souls.
While Klaus reads us poetry, we peek in on what other characters are up to. Marcel stops by the Palace Royale hotel for reasons we'll learn later, and Cami stops by her brother's grave only to discover that it's been vandalized. Father Kieran continues cleaning up at St. Anne's. Hayley pads through the reading room on her way to the kitchen, and boy howdy has her baby bump grown! It's like her pregnancy jumped ahead about four months in a day. Elijah tries to be all casual about leaping out of his chair to follow Hayley, but his interest doesn't escape Klaus's notice.
Elijah lingers in the kitchen doorway as if waiting for an invitation. He gets it in the form of Hayley's radiant smile. Wordlessly, he goes about fixing her a bowl of cereal to replace the cake and ice cream she's chosen for her breakfast. "I do hope my siblings were hospital toward you in my absence," he says. She runs down a list of all the terrible things that have happened to her under Klaus and Rebekah's watch, but then she quiets down long enough to notice how sweet Elijah is being. "They've been fine," she says, not wanting him to feel bad. Elijah thinks it's time they figured out a way to break the link between Hayley and Sophie. Rebekah passes through the kitchen, towing the dead girl behind her like it's no biggie. She's all for severing the link so they can finally leave town. "Who do we have to kill?" she asks. "Probably no one," Elijah says. Then, off Hayley's somewhat incredulous look: "All right, potentially everyone." Hee! Never, ever leave again, Elijah.
Sophie and Sabine are hanging out in the kitchen at Rousseau's, talking about Agnes's crazy witches and the baby prophecy, when poof! several ninjas appear out of nowhere. Sabine is like, "What the hell?" One of the ninjas throws her into a table, while another blows some magic dust in Sophie's face. She makes a scrunchy face and passes out.