The Originals

Tuesday 9:00 PM on The CW Premiered Oct 03, 2013 In Season


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AIRED ON 4/15/2014

Season 1 : Episode 18

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The Originals is a spin-off series originating from The Vampire Diaries. A thousand years ago the Original Vampire family swore to each other that family is power and they pledged to remain together forever. Centuries have passed and the family bonds are broken. Klaus Mikaelson heads to the French Quarter of New Orleans, a city his family helped build. His former protégé, Marcel, is now in control. Elijah follows Klaus to New Orleans where they discover werewolf Haley and a powerful witch named Sophie. Klaus has no intention of answering to his now powerful protégé and is determined to reclaim the city and the power along with reuniting his family. While waiting for Rebekah to join them, Klaus, Elijah and the witches form an uneasy alliance to make sure THE ORIGINALS once again rule New Orleans.

Danielle Campbell

Danielle Campbell

Davina Claire

Daniel Gillies

Daniel Gillies

Elijah Mikaelson

Claire Holt

Claire Holt

Rebekah Mikaelson

Joseph Morgan

Joseph Morgan

Klaus Mikaelson

Leah Pipes

Leah Pipes

Camille O'Connell

Phoebe Tonkin

Phoebe Tonkin

Hayley Marshall

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  • more originals

    fine watching what more can u ask for and may the contiue to produce waiting for season two
  • Good Supernatural Suspense

    keeps you at the edge of your seat
  • Best vampire story since Anne Rice...

    In this day and age, where all sorts of supernatural beings are so popular in fiction, let's face it, we've kinda lost our common sense and accepts anything supernatural, no matter how many times the story has been told before or how bad it's told. The sense of originality has been lost along the way, there hasn't really been an original vampire/immortal being story since Anne Rice's 'Interview with the vampire' - until now. With 'The Originals' some of that much missed originality seems to have returned, as it should, with a title like that.

    'The Originals' is a story about the oldest and first vampires. The last two/three siblings, out of a group of six, which has lived for a thousand years, they're still learning about life and struggling, healing from old wounds. They're trying to find their place and make peace in the a town which they've helped build, centuries prior, and has just returned after nearly two centuries, a town they call home. With them, they have their struggles, both with them selves, their past and each other. But as the other supernatural beings in the town (vampires, witches and werewolves) aren't too happy to share and wars develop out of hate, revenge and jealousy. Schemes and plots are planned in the darkness and brings our original vampires both pain, frustration and sorrow.

    The protagonists in this story are antagonists from 'The Vampire Diaries', which means that our protagonists in this story can't always be considered "good", they tent to do and handle things in a questionable way, to which they would come out as "the bad guy", but even so, you can't help but love them, as you get to know them and learn of the things they had to live through. The main characters have depth, goals and as the show goes on, there's character development every now and then, keeping the character and plot interesting.

    In the three main roles, we have: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt playing the three original siblings and they do an amazing job! They've brought the characters to life in a way, that you feel the characters through the screen. You root for-, cry- and grin/smirk with- and get angry/ frustrated with them.... It can't really be described, it needs to be experienced...

    The show is a spin-off from 'The Vampire Diaries' and I guess you can watch this show separately, but I do recommend to watch at least season 2,3 and 4 of TVD, since a lot of important things and character development, happens to 'The Originals' characters in those seasons, which gives a deeper understanding of them from things in their past and relationships. And although the plot in TVD can seem tedious and something you've seen before, the originals characters and story lines, makes it worth watching!

    Summing up; being a person who enjoys supernatural and original fiction, I find this show so refreshing!! For once, difficult/forbidden love isn't the theme, actually there's barely any romance - yet! The focus lies with family bonds, past vs. present, fighting your demons and finding your role, a place where you are needed, where you belong; finally being free after a thousand years of running and hiding. The supernatural beings are "believable", meaning they stick to the myth. Expect with the garlic and holy water, which has been replaced by a herbal called vervain and the sunlight problem is fixed with a magic ring, which is brought along from TVD. The originals aren't bound by the sun though and only a stake made of special wood, through the heart can kill them, but being an original vampire ought to have it's perks... :P

    So, if you like supernatural fiction and originality, this show is DEFIANTLY worth watching!moreless
  • claroline fun

    i hope caroline come to the originals <3
  • Great show !!!

    this show is awesome i love how its like a continuation to vampire diaries originals made vampire diaries live them all funny,scary,witty

    The Originals "The Big Uneasy" Review: Party Foul

    For an episode more concerned with set-up than pay-off, "The Big Uneasy" still managed to thrill and chill.


    The Originals at PaleyFest: The Cast Talks Elijah's Undoing, Klaroline, Whether Rebekah Will Return, and More

    Also discussed during the show's PaleyFest panel: The CW's stance on thrusting and Klaus's love life.

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