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The Originals, a science fiction show set in modern day New Orleans, LA, follows the Mikaelson siblings. The siblings were first introduced to television audiences on the series The Vampire Diaries. The Originals follows the family as they face problems not only within their own group, but also from the supernatural and human characters they meet and deal with each day.

The Mikaelson family consists of Klaus played by Joseph Morgan, Elijah played by Daniel Gillies and and Rebekah played by Claire Holt. Each of these characters has their own unique personalities and quirks causing them to fight with one another on a constant basis. The family faces a unique situation though because they not only have their ordinary sibling rivalry to contend with, but they must also deal with the fact that they are The Originals, the world's very first vampires. This status makes the Mikaelsons a target for every other supernatural creature they encounter, including Klaus's one time prodigy Marcel, played by Charles Michael Davis.

Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on The CW
4 Seasons, 79 Episodes
October 3, 2013
Supernatural, Vampire
Cast: Joseph Morgan
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The Originals Full Episode Guide

  • In an explosive season finale, the Mikaelsons find themselves out of options as they face the all-powerful and un-killable entity known as The Hollow. With the life of Hope at stake, Vincent proposes a final, desperate plan - one that will force Klaus, Elijah, Hayley, Rebekah and Freya to make the greatest sacrifice their family has ever endured.

  • When The Hollow targets the most vulnerable Mikaelson, Klaus is forced to rely on Vincent, who believes he can use The Hollow's own dark magic to defeat their enemy for good. Meanwhile, as Marcel worries that Vincent's plan might backfire, the King of New Orleans decides on a deadly backup plan of his own. Elsewhere, after falling victim to The Hollow's manipulations, Hayley struggles to figure out Hope's future in New Orleans, while Freya must confront her darkest fear.

  • When it's discovered that The Hollow is using a magical totem to fuel her power, Freya enlists Rebekah and Klaus' help to locate and destroy it. Elsewhere, an ultimatum by The Hollow puts Kol at odds with his own siblings, while an unexpected run-in forces Marcel and Rebekah to confront the growing tension between them. Finally, The Hollow's plan for Hayley leaves her in the fight of her life.

  • Klaus requests that his estranged siblings Rebekah and Kol return home to stand by their family against The Hollow. Meanwhile, Freya recruits Hayley for a dangerous journey that will put both their lives at risk — but may be the sole means of saving someone they love. Elsewhere, tensions rise when Marcel leads a hunt for The Hollow — putting him on a collision course with the person he was least prepared to face. Finally, as Kol continues to mourn the loss of Davina, he is forced to consider the lengths he'd go to see her again.

  • When The Hollow sends a terrifying message to Vincent, he must team with Haley and Freya to embark on a desperate mission to stop the Hollow once and for all - even if it requires a heartbreaking sacrifice. Refusing to allow anyone in his family to pay the high price of defeating their enemy, Klaus makes a surprising alliance and enacts a plan that threatens to change the Mikaelson family forever.

  • After being summoned by the ancestors, Hayley and Klaus travel to the ancestral world and come face to face with Davina, Klaus' former foe and the one person who holds the secrets to The Hollow's demise. Meanwhile, old wounds are re-opened when Elijah and Marcel are forced into an uneasy alliance. Together, they meet with Alaric who has tracked down a crucial artifact that could help in their fight against The Hollow.

  • Freya places a protection spell on the compound when it's discovered that the Hollow's latest servant is on the loose, but it forces Klaus, Hayley and Hope to remain inside. Meanwhile, Elijah takes matters into his own hands when Vincent is reluctant to perform a dangerous ritual needed to strengthen their defense against the Hollow; and Freya enacts a risky plan that brings her face to face with their latest threat, but an unexpected twist leaves her life hanging in the balance.

  • When it’s discovered that The Hollow has employed a mysterious servant to do its bidding, Klaus and Elijah host an elaborate party in order to lure the new threat out and uncover its identity. Feeling a sense of responsibility for The Hollow’s resurgence, Vincent uses his magic to help the Mikaelsons root out this latest threat. Meanwhile, after uncovering information about who may have been behind her parents’ death, Hayley turns to Freya to help unlock her memories from that fateful day.

  • After being marked by The Hollow’s dark magic, Klaus and Marcel suffer the symptoms of a malevolent haunting, forcing the two adversaries on a brutal collision course. Meanwhile, Hayley and Elijah make plans to speak with Mary after Hayley uncovers a mysterious connection between the dark magic and her former wolf pack.

  • In desperation, Hayley turns to Marcel for help identifying the mysterious force that is afflicting the children New Orleans.

  • After being cured and woken, the Mikaelson family teams up with Hayley in an attempt to free Klaus from captivity - even if they must face Marcel.

  • On the fifth anniversary of Klaus’ defeat, Marcel is in control and welcomes the un-sired vampires to New Orleans, only to discover they are threatening his power.

  • After months of keeping dangerous threats and deadly attacks at bay, the Mikaelson siblings finally come face to face with the one person that could lead to their destruction.

  • After receiving new visions of the looming prophecy, Freya realizes her family is about to meet a dangerous new enemy. Meanwhile, with the help of Detective Kinney, Vincent and Kol travel to the ancestral world to thwart the witches and take back their city for good.

  • In the aftermath of a ruthless plan that has left their family fractured, Klaus, Elijah and Freya desperately search for a way to take down Lucien permanently.

  • In the aftermath of a violent encounter that left Cami's life hanging in the balance, Klaus seeks support from family and allies to find a cure as he watches over Cami at the compound.

  • As the city celebrates its annual Jazz Fest, an unlikely team of enemies sets their differences aside to take Klaus hostage. Leading the charge to get their brother back, Elijah and Freya face off against a powerful force like none they've ever seen before, while Hayley and Cami plot to rescue Klaus.

  • When Freya is abducted, the Mikaelson brothers must set aside their differences in order to save her before it's too late.

  • When rumors begin to to surface about the remaining white oak bullet, dangerous enemies attack New Orleans in an attempt to take down Klaus for good.

  • When Klaus discovers that Cortez, an old vampire seeking vengeance against him, is in New Orleans, he finds himself forced to deal with this new threat.

  • With the threat of the prophecy hanging over their heads, Klaus and Elijah are helpless inside a magical trap. Meanwhile, Aya and The Strix's coven of witches mix up a risky spell that could destroy one of them.

  • Ready to make her move against the Mikaelson brothers, Aurora uses Freya as bait to lure Klaus and Elijah into a dangerous trap. Meanwhile, Davina is recruited by The Strix's powerful coven of witches to perform a spell that could save the lives of her closest friends.

  • When a powerful weapon that could destroy the Mikaelsons ends up in the wrong hands, Klaus finds himself head to head with an unlikely foe. Meanwhile, Elijah's attempt to reclaim control of The Strix leads to a violent showdown and the emergence of a potential new leader.

  • While Klaus deals with personal matters at home, Elijah is hesitant to team up with Aya after learning she may have knowledge of an elusive weapon that could kill an Original vampire for good. Meanwhile, feeling isolated, Davina is left conflicted after she is approached with an enticing offer that could bring her one step closer to reuniting with Kol.

  • Following the horrific plan that left Cami dead, Klaus declares war on Aurora and Tristan. Meanwhile, Vincent is forced to use his magic against his will.

  • When an affliction threatens to expose one of Freya's siblings, she searches for a way to reverse the crippling curse despite being the target of The Strix's latest plan.

  • With a grim prophecy looming over them, Klaus and Elijah invite Lucien, Tristan and Aurora to a Thanksgiving gathering in an effort to establish peace. When Aurora reveals that she has powerful leverage over Klaus, Hayley and Freya take matters into their own hands.

  • Elijah and Freya protect Rebekah who may be the target of The Strix's latest plan. Elsewhere, Klaus tries to find out where Aurora's loyalties lie.

  • As the war among the sire lines worsens, Klaus's past catches up to him once again. When Elijah becomes suspicious of Tristan, he enlists Marcel's help to find out what he's up to.

  • In an effort to find out what his old acquaintance Tristan is really up to in New Orleans, Elijah considers attending a gala thrown by a mysterious group of ancient vampires known as The Strix, while Hayley invites herself to be his plus one.

  • With increasing tension, Klaus and Elijah are forced to work together in order to uncover Lucien's true motives in New Orleans.

  • Elijah and Jackson become worried when Hayley fails to show up during the full moon. Meanwhile, Cami approaches Klaus with her theory on who is behind the series of murders in the French Quarter.

  • In the third season premiere, Klaus is suspicious of an old vampire friend's mysterious agenda involving the Mikaelson's remaining sire lines. Meanwhile, Hayley struggles with being cursed to her wolf form in the bayou.

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