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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. 21 : Fire With Fire May 4, 2015

Aware he's been betrayed by his siblings, Klaus and an unlikely ally set out to get revenge; Elijah, Rebekah and Freya move forward with their plan to take Dahlia down; Davina gets the chance to bring back Kol.

  • Season 2, Ep. 20 : City Beneath the Sea Apr 27, 2015

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    Dahlia delivers unexpected information about Hope to Klaus; Elijah and Freya have differing opinions on how to handle Dahlia's deadline; Hayley must make a decision about her and Hope's future.

  • Season 2, Ep. 19 : When the Levee Breaks Apr 20, 2015

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    Hayley and Klaus are given a deadline to turn over Hope, prompting Klaus to go ahead with a dangerous plan; Freya issues an ultimatum to Rebekah and Elijah; Hayley seeks Aiden's help.

  • Season 2, Ep. 18 : Night Has a Thousand Eyes Apr 13, 2015

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    While searching for a way to vanquish Dahlia, Klaus is faced with another threat; Josephine helps Elijah and Marcel prepare a safe house; Jackson presents Hayley with a risky idea; Aiden is torn between his secret alliance and his loyalty to Jackson.

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

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    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.

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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