The Vampire Diaries

Season 4 Episode 20

The Originals

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Apr 25, 2013 on The CW
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    The Vampire Diaries "The Originals" Review: Three Mikaelsons and a Baby

    This backdoor pilot certainly wasn't without issues, and now I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the prospects of The Originals.

  • Episode Summary

    Klaus goes to New Orleans to investigate a mysterious piece of information about a plot against him. His research leads him to an old protege of his, Marcel, a vampire who is in control of both the humans and supernatural creatures of the city. Elijah is determined to help Klaus get his redemption, follows him and finds out that Hayley, who had visited the city searching for clues of her family, was captured by a powerful witch, Sophie. At the same time, in Mystic Falls, Damon and Stefan go on with their plan with Elena, and Katherine reveals a vulnerability to Rebekah and asks her to make a message delivery.


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    • Another doppelganger?

      Another doppelganger? Not really, but after watching this episode you would think someone had kidnapped Klaus and replaced him with an entirely different character to the Klaus we know from The Vampire Diaries. The old klaus would have dealt with Marcel in an instant, swiftly followed by the witches and then he would have ran New Orleans again with a reign of fear - it's what Klaus loves, it's what Klaus has always done! This new style Klaus seems more weak, sensitive and brooding, I'm just waiting for him to rip off his mask and reveal Stefan. I love the show, and I'm looking forward to the Originals spin off, but I just can help but feel disappointed that we're not seeing the old Klaus.moreless
    • Sucks writers are sucks like hell !

      sucks I loved Joseph's performance very much
    • A new original

      First impressions, love it, gonna watch the new show no matter what. Klaus as emotionally unstable as ever, Elijah on the moral high road and Rebekah in doubt already. Gonna be a great show. I mean its odd that Haley has a baby and reminds me a little too much of twilight for my liking, but I love that it takes the whole motivation for Elena's blood out of the picture as the demon spawn will probably be hybrid as well. And if it's not, I'd love to see the emotional ramifications. Also I do love a good cameo between spin off shows a la Buffy/Angel.moreless
    • The Originals

      The Originals was an awesome beginning to a new story focusing on The Originals from The Vampire Diaries. I liked the story which had a great mix of drama, intrigue and suspense. It was interesting to meet a former protege of Klaus. I liked the magic, vampiric posturing and Elijah's voice of reason. There were a few surprises and plenty of action. I look forward to the next episode of both series!!!!!!!!!

    • The Originals

      WATCH THIS EPISODE NOW-- short. ie/25rszz (<<== Just remove the space between short and ie )


      WATCH THIS EPISODE NOW-- short. ie/25rszz

      i love this epi. especially rebekah. i think shes nice.. just a little bit spoiled.. but funny! i klaus and caroline they look soo cute together i love everything on this epi.. except elena! i'm starting to hate her! and i don't likek stelena scene! lol! team delena heremoreless

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Klaus: For a thousand years, I lived in fear. Any time I settled anywhere, our father would hunt me down me off. He made me feel powerless and I hated it. This town was my home once. And in my absence, Marcel has got everything that I ever wanted. Power, loyalty, family. I made him in my image and he has bettered me. I want what he has. I want to be king.
        Elijah: And what of Hayley and the baby?
        Klaus: Every king needs an heir.

      • Elijah: Family is power, Niklaus. Love, loyalty, that's power. This is what we swore to one another 1,000 years ago before life tore away what little humanity you had left. Before ego, before anger, before paranoia created in this person before me someone I can barely even recognize as my own brother. This is us, the Original family. And we remain together, always and forever.

      • Marcel: Oh, how's your family?
        Klaus: Those who live hate me more than ever.
        Marcel: Forget 'em. If your blood relations let you down, you make your own, huh? You taught me that.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: Thursday, April 25, 2013 on CTV 2
        Australia: Friday, April 26, 2013 on FOX8
        Norway: Thursday, May 16, 2013 on FEM
        Sweden: Saturday, June 15, 2013 on TV6

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