If you’ve been wondering when the human faction would step up and get their hands dirty in this supernatural war raging on around them on The Originals, your wait is almost up! The synopsis for Season 1, Episode 17 (“Moon Over Bourbon Street”) promises that this war is far from over.

The Mikaelsons may have been on top the past few weeks, but Elijah (Daniel Gillies) is going to take matters into his own hands, feeling that Klaus (Joseph Morgan) has squandered their reign away. But who will Elijah be teaming up with? Enter, guest star Peta Sergeant, who plays a “beautiful woman from a powerful New Orleans family” named Francesca.

And it’s time for you to throw on your dancing shoes again, because the Mikaelsons are throwing a shindig in hopes of bringing the factions of NOLA together — though we expect that will end in disaster.

Other teasers for this episode include: Klaus making a deal with a werewolf, an epic Haylijah moment, and a power-hungry Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). Buckle up, everyone!

Check out the synopsis for the March 18 episode:

“After accusing Klaus of doing nothing while their control over the Quarter crumbles, Elijah makes a move to take matters into his own hands. He receives an intriguing offer of support from Francesca (guest star Peta Sergeant), a beautiful woman from a powerful New Orleans family. In an attempt to bring the warring factions of the city together, the Mikaelsons throw an extravagant party, where Klaus offers Jackson (guest star Nathan Parsons) a tempting deal, Elijah and Hayley share a dance, and a violent fight comes to a surprising end. Finally, even as Marcel works on a new path to power, he continues to help Cami (Leah Pipes) deal with her Uncle Kieran's tragedy (guest star Todd Stashwick).”

Are you excited for this episode? Hit the comments and let us know!

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

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!