With Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) banished from the French Quarter and the Mikaelsons taking control, you may have thought you’d seen the last of the dashing vamp — but you’d be wrong. While Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) are busy planning a fabulous party for the supernatural factions of New Orleans, Marcel is busy rounding up an army of allies — starting with Thierry.

In the sneak peek for tonight’s episode — Season 1, Episode 17 (“Moon Over Bourbon Street”), Marcel approaches Thierry in the sketchiest way possible.

“What’s so important you dragged me all the way out here,” Thierry asks Marcel.

“I have a proposal,” Marcel responds. “I want you and all the guys who walked out on Klaus with you to join me.”

When Thierry jokes that it sounds like Marcel is rounding up an army, Marcel responds, “Can’t take back the city without one.” Ahh, so that’s the plan, huh?

“You have nothing,” Thierry fires back. “No weapons, no allies — you go anywhere close to the Quarter and Elijah will kill you. And that’s if Klaus doesn’t get to you first.” You know, he does bring up a few good points, but Marcel is a few steps ahead of him.

“So what? Maybe I should hide out in Bucktown like you?” Marcel retorts. “I think you’re here because you don’t want to leave your home. I sure as hell don’t want to leave mine. A battle is brewing, T. And while everyone is busy choosing sides, I’m going to find a way to take back our city. So, you with me?”

Is Marcel’s plan a death wish? Can he take down the Mikaelsons? Hit the comments and speculate!

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+!