Klaus shouldn’t have took credit for killing Aiden, it was his undoing.
Klaus spent the whole episode scheming and strategizing and now he won’t even be there to see his plan through. All because he wouldn’t trust a single person in helping him protect Hope. He took credit for a murder he didn’t even commit, thinking it would make the wolves fear him. Instead he’s more isolated than ever. He played right into Dahlia’s plan and Freya didn’t have to do much to tear her siblings part. Klaus did that for her.
Right from the start Klaus was creating a plan by himself. He hid the ashes from everyone and wouldn’t even let Elijah know where they were.
Josephine came with a message for them, or Dahlia using Josephine’s body did. She just wants what is her’s and she wanted it nightfall the next day. She said there’s “no reason we can’t be civil about this” and Klaus knocked off her head, that was only staying on because of a choker.
Hayley doesn’t want to stay put but she doesn’t want to leave either because Dahlia can track Hope. So what if they stopped her form using magic? Hayley ponders. Aiden jumps in, he has an idea and he wants to make it up to them for screwing up before. Jackson doesn’t know he screwed up yet.
Rebekah goes to see Freya and gives her her condolences. She tells her she didn’t know the man Freya loved. All Rebekah knew was a man with a terrible temper and awful cruelty. Freya gives Rebekah a choice, Klaus or her.
Elijah walks in on Klaus painting and knows he’s strategizing. Elijah tells him he can’t do this alone, but Klaus says Elijah’s judgement is not what it was since Ester got inside his head and he’s not what he was.
No! Not Aiden!
Aiden sneaks inside the Mikaelson house to steal the magic binding chains, but he’s caught by Klaus. Aiden tells him he’s there for Hope’s bunny and to tell him Hayley and Hope are safe. Klaus acts like he believes him at first, but gives him a warning.
Aiden and Josh ask if Davina can transfer the magic from the chains to something smaller, so Hayley, Jackson and Hope can get out of town.
While Davina is working on the spell, Dahlia has found Hope. She can’t get in, but she magically grows dahlia’s right outside the door. She wants to meet the child face to face. The problem with Freya was she took her too late, so she’s come for Hope sooner. She’ll have no memory of her family and will be better off.
Rebekah is still trying to decide what sibling to choose. Marcel knows Klaus will have a plan.
Elijah refuses to choose a side. He goes to see Freya to bring her Mikael’s old knife for the marker she is making. He urges her to stay and defeat Dahlia together. Freya agrees, but wants Elijah to make sure Klaus won’t be their undoing.
Aiden is ready to run away too. He wants Josh to go with him and he tells Josh he loves him. Josh agrees, but first Aiden must tell Jackson the truth.
Aiden give’s Jackson the magic binding bracelet and tells him he’s been spying for Klaus. Jackson punches Aiden, but ultimately forgives him. Jackson says goodbye, but that he’ll always be apart of the pack.
Aiden is off to meet with Josh. He buys him nice roses, but Dahlia is there to greet him. She calls Aiden a tipping point to put Mikaelson against Mikaelson. She rips out his heart and leaves him there in the alley.
Davina is so happy that Josh is getting away and getting his happily ever after. But then they find Aiden lying in the alley. Josh tries to give Aiden his blood, but it’s too late.
Jackson brings Aiden’s body into the safe house blaming Klaus for the murder. Klaus looks absolutely shocked, but takes the credit. Hayely is furious, Jackson is furious. Jackson attacks Klaus. Hayley jumps in and then Jackson again. Elijah breaks it up and protects his brother.
Davina goes to see Marcel distraught and brings the dagger with her. She wants Marcel to put Klaus down.
Meanwhile Hayley pleads with Elijah to help them leave town.
So why did Klaus admit to a murder he didn’t do? Cami confronts him about it and Klaus tells her the truth, that he didn’t kill Aiden. He just wanted them to fear him because he’s the only one that can protect Hope.
He tells Cami that a better man would protect her with that lie, but he’s leaving her with the burden of the truth that no one will believe.
Elijah goes to see Klaus and tell him Hayley and Jackson have taken Hope. Klaus is furious with him and attacks him. Elijah fights back and daggers him. Rebekah and Freya walk in as Klaus falls asleep.
Next week the fight against Dahlia continues and Freya wants to use Hope to lure Dahlia. Take a look at the promo: