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


Next Episode:

Season 3, Ep. 20 : Where Nothing Stays Buried May 6, 2016

After a ruthless plan that has left their family broken, Klaus, Elijah and Freya search for a way to take down Lucien once and for all; Kol and Marcel make an urgent plea for help.

  • Season 3, Ep. 19 : No More Heartbreaks Apr 29, 2016

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    Following Cami's violent encounter, Klaus relies on his family and allies to find a cure while he watches over Cami at the compound; Freya turns to her arsenal of spells while Vincent and Marcel look for a crucial ingredient at Cami's apartment.

  • Season 3, Ep. 18 : The Devil Comes Here and Sighs Apr 15, 2016

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    Enemies join together to kidnap Klaus; Elijah and Freya confront a powerful force; Hayley and Cami have a risky plan to get Klaus back.

  • Season 3, Ep. 17 : Behind the Black Horizon Apr 8, 2016

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    Freya is kidnapped by a dangerous new threat, forcing the Mikaelson brothers to put their differences aside to save her; in Mystic Falls, Elijah and Finn find themselves unwelcome by Deputy Donovan.

  • Season 3, Ep. 16 : Alone With Everybody Apr 1, 2016

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    Rumors about the last white oak bullet bring deadly foes to New Orleans with the intention of taking down Klaus permanently; Vincent and Josh search for a vampire who may have important information; Kol faces his brother.

  • Season 3, Ep. 15 : An Old Friend Calls Mar 4, 2016

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    An old vampire arrives in the city, threatening the lives of innocent citizens and forcing Vincent to take part in a plot to bring down Klaus; Marcel seeks Davina's help when several Strix members go missing; Elijah talks to Hayley about her grief.

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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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