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The Originals

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The Originals (2013-2018) is about supernatural factions fighting over the territorial rights to New Orleans. At the center of the conflict are the Mikaelsons, the ancient, original family of vampires, who give new meaning to the word 'dysfunctional.' Add some witches, werewolves and humans, and stir, and we have a supernatural drama with a more adult focus than its parent show, The Vampire Diaries.

Laure Mack reviewed this show for most of its run, seasons two through five. Samantha M. Quinn reviewed season one.

Season One

1.0 The Originals (backdoor pilot on The Vampire Diaries)
1.1 Always and Forever
1.2 House of the Rising Son
1.3 Tangled Up in Blue
1.4 Girl in New Orleans
1.5 Sinners and Saints
1.6 Fruit of the Poisoned Tree
1.7 Bloodletting
1.8 The River in Reverse
1.9 Reigning Pain in New Orleans
1.10 The Casket Girls
1.11 Apres Moi, le Déluge
1.12 Dance Back from the Grave
1.13 Crescent City
1.14 Long Way Back from Hell
1.15 Le Grand Guignol
1.16 Farewell to Storyville
1.17 Moon Over Bourbon Street
1.18 The Big Uneasy
1.19 An Unblinking Death
1.20 A Closer Walk with Thee
1.21 The Battle of New Orleans
1.22 From a Cradle to a Grave

Season Two

2.1 Rebirth
2.2 Alive and Kicking
2.3 Every Mother's Son
2.4 Live and Let Die
2.5 Red Door
2.6 Wheel Inside the Wheel
2.7 Chasing the Devil's Tail
2.8 The Brothers That Care Forgot
2.9 The Map of Moments
2.10 Gonna Set Your Flag on Fire
2.11 Brotherhood of the Damned
2.12 Sanctuary
2.13 The Devil is Damned
2.14 I Love You, Goodbye
2.15 They All Asked For You
2.16 Save My Soul
2.17 Exquisite Corpse
2.18 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
2.19 When the Levee Breaks
2.20 City Beneath the Sea
2.21 Fire with Fire
2.22 Ashes to Ashes

Season Three

3.1 For the Next Millennium
3.2 You Hung the Moon
3.3 I'll See You in Hell or New Orleans
3.4 A Walk on the Wild Side
3.5 The Axeman's Letter
3.6 Beautiful Mistake
3.7 Out of the Easy
3.8 The Other Girl in New Orleans
3.9 Savior
3.10 A Ghost Along the Mississippi
3.11 Wild at Heart
3.12 Dead Angels
3.13 Heart Shaped Box
3.14 A Streetcar Named Desire
3.15 An Old Friend Calls
3.16 Alone with Everybody
3.17 Behind the Black Horizon
3.18 The Devil Comes Here and Sighs
3.19 No More Heartbreaks
3.20 Where Nothing Stays Buried
3.21 Give 'Em Hell Kid
3.22 The Bloody Crown

Season Four

4.1 Gather Up the Killers
4.2 No Quarter
4.3 Haunter of Ruins
4.4 Keepers of the House
4.5 I Hear You Knocking
4.6 Bag of Cobras
4.7 High Water and a Devil's Daughter
4.8 Voodoo in My Blood
4.9 Queen Death
4.10 Phantomesque
4.11 A Spirit Here That Won't Be Broken
4.12 Voodoo Child
4.13 The Feast of All Sinners

Season Five

5.1 Where You Left Your Heart
5.2 One Wrong Turn on Bourbon
5.3 Ne Me Quitte Pas
5.4 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
5.5 Don't It Just Break Your Heart
5.6 What, Will, I, Have, Left
5.7 God's Gonna Trouble the Water
5.8 The Kindness of Strangers
5.9 We Have Not Long to Love
5.10 There in the Disappearing Light
5.11 'Til the Day I Die
5.12 The Tale of Two Wolves
5.13 When the Saints Go Marching In

Related Links

Vampire Diaries/Originals Crossover Guide

The Vampire Diaries reviews


Joseph Morgan (Klaus Mikaelson)
Daniel Gillies (Elijah Mikaelson)
Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley Marshall)
Charles Michael Davis (Marcel Gerard)
Yusuf Gatewood (Vincent Griffith)
Leah Pipes (Camille O'Connell)
Danielle Campbell (Davina Claire)
Steven Krueger (Josh Rosza)
Claire Holt (Rebekah Mikaelson)
Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Rebekah Mikaelson)
Nathan Parsons (Jackson)
Sebastian Roché (Mikael)
Riley Voelkel (Freya Mikaelson)