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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

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Season 2, Ep. 17 : Exquisite Corpse Apr 6, 2015

Following Eva Sinclair's re-emergence, Klaus must put aside his mistrust for Freya in order to save Rebekah's life; Josephine reveals information about Eva's past and Hayley's future; Marcel turns to Vincent for help.

  • Season 2, Ep. 16 : Save My Soul Mar 16, 2015

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    Klaus tries to learn more about Freya's past with Dahlia; Rebekah realizes the body she is inhabiting is trying to regain control; Aiden questions Jackson's leadership skills.

  • Season 2, Ep. 15 : They All Asked for You Mar 9, 2015

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    A discovery is made about the body Rebekah is inhabiting; Klaus faces off with Hayley and Jackson over how to best protect baby Hope; Elijah and Klaus wonder if they can trust their long-lost sister.

  • Season 2, Ep. 14 : I Love You, Goodbye Feb 16, 2015

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    After a tense encounter, Elijah thinks Klaus is up to something; Kaleb turns to Rebekah for help; Cami makes a surprising discovery.

  • Season 2, Ep. 13 : The Devil Is Damned Feb 9, 2015

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    Vincent joins forces with a powerful figure from his past; Klaus realizes he has to trust his siblings; Elijah receives an unexpected visitor; Jackson and Hayley become pawns in Vincent's plan.

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : Sanctuary Feb 2, 2015

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    A mysterious girl at the asylum intrigues Rebekah; Hayley struggles to come clean with Jackson; after learning that Josh and Marcel are in danger, Davina asks Kalen and Aiden for help.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • 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

  • It's "House of Cards," with a werewolf/vampire hybrid instead of a charming but ruthless Southern senator. show more

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