So... Esther may or may not now be a vampire.
Finn is on the loose.
And Rebekah is trapped inside the body of a witch who, herself, is trapped inside a cursed home in New Orleans.
All these developments and many more left viewers hanging off a cliff at the conclusion of The Originals Season 2 Episode 9, with no resolution forthcoming until January 19.
Fortunately, The CW has at least given fans a look ahead to The Originals Season 2 Episode 10, which will be titled "Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire" and which will amp up the Mikaelson family feud to epic levels.
With Mikael intent on killing Klaus and Finn intent on revenge against his siblings, no one will be safe when this drama returns in early 2015.
Check out the above teaser for scenes from the next all-new episode and be sure to watch The Originals online at any point in the next few weeks if you need to get caught up.