The Originals

2013 • The CW
4.9
6.26K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (26)

1 Always and Forever
10/3/13
JOSEPH MORGAN stars as Klaus, the Original vampire/werewolf hybrid, who returns to New Orleans in this sexy new series inspired by The Vampire Diaries.
2 House of the Rising Son
10/8/13
When Rebekah arrives in New Orleans at her brother Elijah's insistence, she meets Hayley, who gives her some unexpected news. Concerned that her brother Klaus is up to no good, Rebekah seeks help from a reluctant Sophie. At her wits' end, Hayley takes matters into her own hands, but things quickly take a dangerous turn. Determined to uncover Marcel's secret weapon, Klaus stays one step ahead and executes his plan. Meanwhile, after a run-in with Marcel, Rebekah is reminded of all the anger and disappointment Klaus has caused her throughout the years. Finally, Marcel enlists Davina's help in his own dangerous plan.
3 Tangled Up In Blue
10/15/13
After discovering interesting news about someone in Marcel's inner circle, Klaus and Rebekah come together to attempt to unravel Marcel's empire from within in spite of Elijah's concerns. They enlist help from Sophie, who is reluctant to get involved for fear of the wrath of Davina — Marcel's secret weapon. Rebekah sneakily invites an oblivious Cami [formerly referred to as Camille] to a huge vampire party thrown by Marcel, managing to anger Marcel in the process. Elsewhere, Hayley learns from the witch Sabine (recurring guest star SHANNON KANE -- All My Children, Brooklyn's Finest) that the supernatural creatures of New Orleans are reacting to the potential existence of a hybrid baby.
4 Girl in New Orleans
10/22/13
Davina is itching for a night out and, with the annual Dauphine Street music festival around the corner, convinces Marcel to let her attend. Marcel cautiously obliges but asks Cami to keep a watchful eye on Davina. Agnes (recurring guest star KAREN KAIA LIVERS -- Treme) convinces Hayley to visit a mysterious doctor in the bayou where she makes a shocking discovery. Meanwhile, Klaus takes a special interest in Cami, who reveals some alarming information about her past, and a determined Rebekah is on a mission to get to the bottom of a recent strange encounter involving Elijah.
5 Sinners and Saints
10/29/13
Angered by recent events involving the safety of his unborn baby, Klaus demands answers from Sophie, believing she was involved. Sophie reveals to Klaus and Rebekah a troubling secret from her past. Meanwhile, Marcel asks Klaus to accompany him to the bayou after gruesome remains are discovered, while Rebekah, Sophie and Hayley set off on a mission of their own. Davina confides in an unexpected ally and reveals shocking information about the witches — ultimately leading to a disturbing revelation.
6 Fruit of the Poisoned Tree
11/5/13
When Klaus discovers Hayley's life is being threatened, he goes to extreme lengths to protect her and their unborn baby. Cami turns to Father Kieran (recurring guest star TODD STASHWICK -- Justified, Heroes) for guidance when she is having a difficult time dealing with the tragic events of her past. Feeling as though he can trust no one, Marcel visits an old friend to seek out some advice, while Davina takes steps to learn how to control her magic. Finally, Klaus delivers some surprising news to Father Kieran
7 Bloodletting
11/12/13
When someone from Hayley's past makes a startling revelation, she grows concerned for herself and the baby. Amidst growing tensions between them, Klaus and Elijah turn to Sabine (recurring guest star SHANNON KANE -- All My Children) for help in locating Hayley, who has gone missing. After making a trip down to the bayou, Klaus has a surprising and dangerous encounter with an unexpected visitor. Meanwhile, Davina makes a surprising connection, and Marcel makes Rebekah an enticing offer that leaves her torn.
8 The River in Reverse
11/26/13
Facing a difficult decision, Rebekah turns to Father Kieran (recurring guest star TODD STASHWICK) for guidance. Elijah struggles with the consequences of a recent fallout with Klaus. Hayley remains by his side but is soon drawn away by a mysterious figure who sheds some light on her past. Meanwhile, a frustrated Cami struggles to make sense of a cryptic message she's come across. Finally, when an unsuspecting Marcel uncovers some upsetting information involving Klaus, a confrontation ends in a surprising twist.
9 Reigning Pain in New Orleans
12/3/13
Marcel, deeply conflicted by recent events, is surprised when Klaus opens up to him about some of his past indiscretions. Cami tries to make sense of cryptic messages she's come across and is disturbed when she gains some insight into Klaus' past. Meanwhile, in a surprising turn of events, the human faction takes matters into their own hands, resulting in a violent confrontation. Elsewhere, when Hayley learns of a plan to harm the werewolves in the bayou, she turns to Elijah and Rebekah for help. After heading to the bayou, they run into a werewolf named Eve (recurring guest star TASHA AMES), who has information that leads them to a shocking discovery.
10 The Casket Girls
1/14/14
As the French Quarter prepares for its annual celebration of the Casket Girls Festival, Cami suffers through as Davina attempts to free her of Klaus' mind compulsion. Elijah and Marcel form an unlikely alliance as Klaus sets his plan in motion to get Davina back. Once it's known that Davina is missing, Sophie gets in on the hunt to track her down. Meanwhile, Hayley is forced to make a tough decision after receiving an unexpected phone call, and Rebekah sets her own plan in motion when she enlists the help of someone from Marcel's past.
11 Apres Moi, le Deluge
1/21/14
When Davina becomes violently ill and the repercussions soon begin to affect the entire French Quarter, Marcel, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah rush to find out what is going on. Sophie approaches the others with some startling information about the Harvest Festival and presents a drastic plan to save Davina. Elsewhere, Hayley is racked with guilt as she comes clean to Elijah about her role in Sophie's plan. Last, a sequence of unforeseen events sends shockwaves through the French Quarter.
12 Dance Back from The Grave
1/28/14
Marcel, still angered by recent events, refuses to help Klaus when a gruesome discovery is made in the Cauldron. Rebekah is on alert when she uncovers the remnants of a sacrifice down by the docks and immediately realizes that it's the work of a dangerous warlock from their past. Meanwhile, when Elijah gets some information that Rebekah may be in trouble, he and Hayley set off to find her. At Rousseau's, Cami comforts Marcel, who opens up and shares some details of his past with her, but things quickly spiral out of control when an unexpected visitor shows up. Finally, a violent confrontation ensues when Klaus faces off against a powerful force with an unmatched advantage over him.
13 Crescent City
2/4/14
At the reopening of St. Anne's Church, Father Kieran (recurring guest star TODD STASHWICK) finds himself in a great deal of trouble after a run-in with a witch from his past. Marcel and Rebekah grow concerned when the reemergence of someone they once knew threatens to expose secrets they've kept buried for nearly a century. Elsewhere, Sophie is shocked when a discovery is made at the cemetery, but she soon realizes things may not be as they seem. With the full moon looming, Hayley lets Rebekah in on her plan to throw a party for her werewolf clan, but things take a dangerous turn when uninvited guests arrive. Meanwhile, Cami is conflicted when she makes a difficult decision involving the safety of Father Kieran, and Elijah finds himself facing his own dilemma when he has to choose between Hayley and his siblings. Finally, when one of his plans fails, Klaus takes drastic measures in the Cauldron, resulting in dangerous repercussions that affect everyone involved.
14 Long Way Back From Hell
2/25/14
When Rebekah finds herself locked up in the sanatorium where she worked in 1919, she realizes a witch named Genevieve (recurring guest star ELYSE LEVESQUE -- SGU Stargate Universe) is back to seek revenge and to reveal dark secrets that would destroy Rebekah if exposed. A distraught Elijah turns to Marcel and Hayley for help when one of his decisions puts Klaus and Rebekah's lives in danger. With time working against them, Marcel realizes he may hold valuable information that could lead them to Rebekah and Klaus, but revealing it will almost certainly result in deadly consequences.
15 Le Grand Guignol
3/4/14
In a series of flashbacks to 1919, Klaus opens up to Cami and reveals details of the devastating secret Rebekah and Marcel were trying to keep from him. Elijah forms an unlikely alliance with Monique (recurring guest star YASMINE AL BUSTAMI) and asks for her help in locating Sabine (recurring guest star SHANNON KANE). Elsewhere, Thierry (recurring guest star CALLARD HARRIS) is reluctant to get involved when Marcel and Rebekah approach him with a plan to take down the witches. Meanwhile, in the bayou, Hayley is at her wits' end and holds Sabine hostage in an attempt to get information that will reverse the curse on Phoebe's werewolf clan.
16 Farewell to Storyville
3/11/14
Despite Klaus' rage, Elijah is determined to protect Rebekah while the three of them are trapped in the City of the Dead cemetery by a witch's boundary spell. Klaus and Rebekah trade bitter accusations until Elijah steps in to reveal a long-held secret from the family's past. Meanwhile, Marcel races to free Rebekah, ultimately finding himself forced to make a deal with Genevieve (recurring guest star ELYSE LEVESQUE). Finally, Rebekah and Hayley connect over their shared concern for Hayley's unborn baby.
17 Moon Over Bourbon Street
3/18/14
After accusing Klaus of doing nothing while their control over the Quarter crumbles, Elijah makes a move to take matters into his own hands. He receives an intriguing offer of support from Francesca (guest star PETA SERGEANT -- Satisfaction, Canal Road), a beautiful woman from a powerful New Orleans family. In an attempt to bring the warring factions of the city together, the Mikaelsons throw an extravagant party, where Klaus offers Jackson (recurring guest star NATHAN PARSONS -- General Hospital, Bunheads) a tempting deal, Elijah and Hayley share a dance, and a violent fight comes to a surprising end. Finally, even as Marcel works on a new path to power, he continues to help Cami deal with her Uncle Kieran's (recurring guest star TODD STASHWICK) tragedy.
18 The Big Uneasy
4/15/14
At the Feast of the Blessings, Monique (YASMINE AL BUSTAMI) and Genevieve (ELYSE LEVESQUE) try to use the ceremony to teach Davina a lesson, but Klaus intervenes.
19 An Unblinking Death
4/22/14
Desperate to help Kieran (recurring guest star TODD STASHWICK), Cami insists on an unconventional treatment, but her good intentions lead Kieran to a violent episode. After Klaus and Elijah disagree over the best way to handle the Crescent Wolves, Elijah makes a trip to the bayou, where he is witness to a horrific explosion that only adds to the hatred and mistrust among the communities. While Jackson (recurring guest star NATHAN PARSONS) and Elijah work to save the wounded, Hayley learns a surprising piece of her family history from Marcel.
20 A Closer Walk With Thee
4/29/14
Hayley confronts a surprising enemy as she and her unborn baby fall into peril during a celebratory wake to honor a fallen member of the community. In order to save Hayley, Klaus and Elijah enlist the help of Genevieve (recurring guest star ELYSE LEVESQUE) who struggles to maintain control over Davina and the other young witches. Cami tells Marcel that Francesca (recurring guest star PETA SERGEANT) is determined to find a mysterious key that may unlock a family secret. Meanwhile, as Klaus suffers from nightmares of his father, Mikael (recurring guest star SEBASTIAN ROCHÉ), he is forced to examine his troubled relationship with his own adoptive son, Marcel.
21 The Battle of New Orleans
5/6/14
Klaus and Elijah enact a plan to collect the sacred stones needed by Genevieve (recurring guest star ELYSE LEVESQUE) in order to forever change the fates of Hayley and the werewolf community. Realizing that Klaus' plan will lead to the extermination of all French Quarter vampires, Marcel rallies an army determined to take down the Mikaelsons and regain control of the city. Davina warns Josh (recurring guest star STEVEN KRUEGER) to leave town as she is forced to make a fateful decision that will turn the tide of war. Meanwhile, Francesca (recurring guest star PETA SARGENT) threatens Cami, who attempts to decipher a code that results in a surprising revelation among the city's factions.
22 From a Cradle to a Grave
5/13/14
In the season finale, as the baby's due date draws near, Klaus and Elijah embark on a search for Hayley, while Hayley determines to do whatever it takes to keep her unborn baby safe and away from the witches. Francesca (recurring guest star PETA SERGEANT) takes a meeting with Oliver (recurring guest star CHASE COLEMAN) and Jackson (recurring guest star NATHAN PARSONS) to determine the future of the werewolves in New Orleans. In the aftermath of a surprising attack on Marcel and his vampires at the compound, Davina and Cami join resources to take down Klaus. Finally, in a desperate move to protect those most important to him, Klaus makes a heartbreaking decision.
101   Pilot Promotion
10/3/13
Get a sneak peek of the new spin-off of the immensely popular drama The Vampire Diaries.  The dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus, returns to New Orleans — the town he helped build centuries ago — to find his diabolical former protégé in control.
102 Season 1 2013 Comic-Con Panel
10/8/13
Executive producer Julie Plec and the cast discuss the origins of The Originals, and what you can expect in this spin-off of The Vampire Diaries.
103 THE ORIGINALS: Remixing History
7/23/14
Season-only
In this featurette, the writers of The Originals will describe how they were able to blend fact with fiction, generating strong roots in New Orleans for the Mikaelson family.
104 PaleyFest Panel 2014
8/11/14
Season-only
Cast and producers discuss the creative process in these highlights from the panel at Paley Fest 2014.

About this show

The Vampire Diaries executive producer/writer Julie Plec weaves a sexy new series with supernatural elements that centers on the Original vampire family, as the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), returns to New Orleans — the town he helped build centuries ago — to find his diabolical former protégé in control.
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Brittany Williams
August 23, 2014
I have never seen a show like this. The way they created the vampire creatures is awesome. They have fangs, but their faces don't look like they aged 100 years every time their fangs come out like is Buffy the vampire slayer, and the vampires don't sparkle with creepy red eyes like in twilight. Awesome work. I ❤ Phoebe Tonkin, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt, btw.
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Marozo 4life
January 23, 2015
I was a big fan of the value diaries but when this show came along, I knew it was gonna be good at least it had to, trust me it is. The writers are doing a very good job with the show as much as the actors #theoriginalhybrid aka Klaus mikaelson(my favorite ), Elijah M., R. M, etc with that being said I personally invite everyone and anyone to please start watching the show at least one or two episodes believe me, you won't get disappointed and before you know it you will end up falling in love with the show
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HelloI'm Gorgon
July 5, 2014
I'll start by saying, when they first appeared on The Vampire Diaries I didn't really like them. They were cruel and evil. Having them leave tvd to do their own show was the best decision yet! On the originals, it lets you get to know the real them. You get to see that they arent that bad or that evil after all. They're just like every other vampire/hybrid out there.. just stronger. They have feelings, they get hurt, they get happy, etc. I recommend this show. I really do.
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