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The Originals

Series Summary
Klaus, the original vampire/werewolf hybrid, returns to New Orleans -- which his family helped build -- to investigate rumors of a plot against him, in this spinoff of "The Vampire Diaries." He finds his former protege, Marcel, reigning powerful over its inhabitants, causing growing tension in the supernatural community. Klaus' brother, Elijah, joins him, and they learn that werewolf Hayley has fallen into the hands of a defiant witch who has life-changing information. In hope of reclaiming the city, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with the witches to help further their cause.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Drama, Paranormal, Fantasy

Network: CW

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : The Brothers That Care Forgot Nov 24, 2014

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    Rebekah must go on the run when she realizes Esther knows her location; Klaus wants to bring Vincent and Kaleb to his side; Hayley discovers a ritual that would get the pack out from under Esther's control.

  • Season 2, Ep. 7 : Chasing the Devil's Tail Nov 17, 2014

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    Klaus discovers that Elijah has been afflicted by Esther's magic; a plan is launched to take down Vincent; Kaleb lets Davina in on some secrets from her past.

  • Season 2, Ep. 6 : Wheel Inside the Wheel Nov 10, 2014

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    When Klaus demands that Esther release Elijah, she reveals secrets from Klaus' past; Jackson and Hayley reconnect; Gia is suspicious of her faculty adviser.

  • Season 2, Ep. 5 : Red Door Nov 3, 2014

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    Esther tries to prove to Elijah that her plan is best; Hayley realizes Klaus is in trouble; Mikael takes Cami hostage.

  • Season 2, Ep. 4 : Live and Let Die Oct 27, 2014

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    In hope of avoiding Klaus, Davina takes Mikael to her family's cabin; Hayley learns that Vincent is trying to build a werewolf army using unsuspecting teens; Josh opens up to an ally.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • [A] turgid and convoluted pilot. show more

  • The premiere episode of the new series, "Always and Forever," tells pretty much the same story as the backdoor pilot, only from the point of view of Elijah (not Klaus, as before). This works on some levels but stumbles on others. show more

  • The debut treads water getting everybody up to speed, but the dagger-in-the-heart of a cliffhanger--coupled with [Joseph] Morgan's radioactive onscreen charm--should keep The Originals' veins flowing amply. [4 Oct 2013, p.60] show more

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