Rebekah dropped a not-so-subtle threat concerning a century-kept secret in the mid-season finale of The Originals. Apparently, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) has been hiding something from Klaus (Joseph Morgan) that happened in 1919. Something for which Klaus will never forgive him. Raise your hand if you think Marcel was the one who led Mikael to New Orleans.

1919, the year the Mikaelsons fled

Let’s recap, shall we? Mikael had been hunting his children most especially, Klaus for roughly one thousand years by the time 1919 rolled around. It had mostly kept them on the run, never lingering in one place for too long. Until New Orleans. Klaus, Rebekah, and Elijah didn’t want to leave this place they called home until Mikael came to town, leaving a pile of vamp bodies in his wake. The Mikaelson siblings booked it out of town, not to return for almost one hundred years.

Why then?

It seems strange that, after many years of living clandestinely in New Orleans, Mikael somehow found his vamp kids. Though we are still being introduced to the world of The Originals and its rich backstory, from the flashbacks we have seen Klaus went to great lengths to keep vampire-geared rumors away from the town (i.e. blaming the witches for the deaths of local aristocrats he himself killed for sport). If Klaus had as much control over the city as he claimed, it seems strange that Mikael would have found him -- unless someone specifically led him there.

Klaus had Marcel under his thumb

Though Klaus may have saved Marcel from a life as a plantation slave and raised him as his own, he never let Marcel forget who had the power in the relationship. He took Marcel from one cage and put him in another. When Marcel and Rebekah fell in love, Klaus wouldn’t let them be together, daggering Rebekah for 50 years for her part in the “betrayal.” It may have taken Marcel a long time to come up with a way to remove his vampire father figure from his life, but inviting Mikael to town would have been the perfect way.

Do you think Marcel led Mikael to New Orleans? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below!

The Originals airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.