Still on the streets, Elijah calls Rebekah and reports Klaus is the same as ever -- running in the wrong direction. Rebekah tells Elijah to let him run. "That child, if it's even his, is better off without him." Elijah points out that the family is worse off, without the child. Aping me, Rebekah wonders when our darling Elijah will stop search for Klaus's redemption. For Elijah the answer is simple. "I'll stop searching for his redemption, when I believe there is none left to be found." What is this? Buffy?
Rebekah ends the call, then turns to find she's not alone. Katherine is there. She tells Rebekah "he'll" come around. I guess her "he" is Klaus, because Katherine adds, "You know Elijah. He won't stop until he's convinced Klaus to do the right thing." Rebekah scoffs at the idea that Katherine has a real bead on the brothers. Katherine corrects her. "[Klaus] and I are the same. We manipulate. We thirst for power. We control. We punish, but our actions are driven by one singular place inside. [...] We're alone and we hate it. Tell Elijah to call me when he comes home. I'll be waiting for him." Good thing you're a vampire, Katerina, otherwise I'd worry for you as you held your breath.
New Orleans. It's still party time. Marcel catches up to Klaus and quickly determines his sire is in a mood. Klaus wants to understand Marcel's power over the witches, but Marcel is closed-lipped. "You know I owe you everything I've got, but I'm afraid I have to draw the line on this one. This is my business. I control the witches in my town. Let's just leave it at that." Translation: The writers don't yet know, so don't expect any stand-alone revelations from this backdoor pilot.
Klaus pontificates then implies Marcel was once a freed slave. It's ugly and I'm gagging, so just...no. What burns is that Marcel is now, "Prince of the city." At that, Minion Diego wanders over. Marcel tags Klaus as jealous and then rubs his success in Klaus's face. It's Marcel who got rid of the werewolves and witches. Klaus is welcome to visit, but New Orleans belongs to Marcel. "And I'm not the prince of the Quarter, friend. I'm the king! Show me some respect." Klaus looks around like he's not immortal and "decides" he's outnumbered. He then swoops in and bites the neck of one of either Thierry or one Marcel's unnamed followers, then says, "Your friend will be dead by the weekend, which means I've broken one of your rules, and yet I can't be killed. I am immortal. Who has the power now, friend?" Because this is season 4, he backs out of the bar with his victim's blood running down his chin.