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, Fantasy, Science fiction

Network: CW


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Season 3, Ep. 12 : Dead Angels Feb 12, 2016

Klaus finds himself in a standoff with an unlikely foe when a weapon that could take down his family ends up in the wrong hands; Elijah's efforts to reclaim the Strix result in a violent showdown; a new coven tries to elicit Davina's help.

  • Season 3, Ep. 11 : Wild at Heart Feb 5, 2016

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    Elijah learns that Aya might have knowledge about an elusive weapon; Davina receives a tempting offer that could bring her closer to reuniting with Kol.

  • Season 3, Ep. 10 : A Ghost Along the Mississippi Jan 29, 2016

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    Klaus declares war on Aurora and Tristan; Vincent finds himself forced to use his magic against his will; Tristan uses Hayley and Jackson as pawns; Klaus, Elijah and Freya put a risky plan into motion, resulting in a showdown with the Strix.

  • Season 3, Ep. 9 : Savior Dec 10, 2015

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    Freya tries to find a way to reverse a deadly curse that threatens to expose one of her siblings; Klaus watches over Cami as she tries to help Detective Kinney, whose life is suffering as a result of Lucien's compulsion.

  • Season 3, Ep. 8 : The Other Girl in New Orleans Dec 3, 2015

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    After learning Aurora may be responsible for the threat to Cami's life, Klaus engages in another of her devious games; Elijah, Freya and Hayley act against Tristan; Aya forces Marcel to make a difficult decision.

  • Season 3, Ep. 7 : Out of the Easy Nov 19, 2015

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    Klaus and Elijah plan a Thanksgiving gathering in hopes of negotiating a truce; Vincent and Marcel realize Davina might be in over her head; Cami encounters a new threat.

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  • 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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