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The Originals

The Originals

The CW 2013

A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is now in charge of New Orleans, in order to re-take his city, as he originally built New Orleans. Klaus departed from the city after being chased down by his father Mikael, while it was being constructed and Marcel took charge. As Klaus has returned after many years, his ego has provoked him to become the king of the city. "Every King needs an heir" says Klaus, accepting the unborn child. The child is a first to be born to a hybrid and a werewolf.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Originals

The Originals - S1E22

#1 - From a Cradle to a Grave


Season 1 - Episode 22

As the baby’s due date draws near, Klaus and Elijah embark on a search for Hayley, while Hayley herself is determined to do whatever it takes to keep her unborn baby safe and away from the witches. Francesca takes a meeting with Oliver and Jackson 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.

The episode was rated from 1133 votes.

The Originals - S5E13

#2 - When The Saints Go Marching In


Season 5 - Episode 13

Intent on saving Hope's life, Klaus' plan will change the lives of the Mikaelson family forever. Series finale.

The episode was rated from 816 votes.

The Originals - S4E13

#3 - The Feast of All Sinners


Season 4 - Episode 13

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. Season Finale.

The episode was rated from 1709 votes.

The Originals - S3E22

#4 - The Bloody Crown


Season 3 - Episode 22

After months of thwarting off dangerous threats and deadly attacks, the Mikaelson siblings finally come face to face with the one person that could lead to their ultimate demise. With the stakes higher than ever and the compound overrun by an army of his oldest sworn enemies, Klaus is put on trial for centuries of atrocities he’s committed. Meanwhile, Marcel, who has been spiraling out of control following an act of betrayal by those closest to him, is stunned by the unexpected arrival of someone from his past. Finally, Elijah, Freya and Kol frantically search for a way to save their family before it’s too late.

The episode was rated from 1784 votes.

The Originals - S2E22

#5 - Ashes to Ashes


Season 2 - Episode 22

With time running out, Klaus' ultimate plan to protect baby Hope at all costs continues to take shape. As tensions between the siblings come to a head, Cami reveals a vital piece of information that causes Elijah and Rebekah to reconsider their plan of attack against Dahlia. Davina finds herself one step closer to fulfilling the promise she made to Kol, while Freya is forced to take drastic measures to protect herself against Dahlia. Elsewhere, Marcel has to put aside his fury at Klaus in order to protect himself and everyone in their sire line. Meanwhile, Vincent finds himself torn between the prospects of a magic-free life away from New Orleans and a personal obligation to protect Davina. Finally, with their risky plan in place, the Mikaelson siblings prepare for the fight of their lives.

The episode was rated from 932 votes.

The Originals - S1E21
#6 - The Battle of New Orleans
Season 1 - Episode 21

Klaus and Elijah enact a plan to collect the sacred stones needed by Genevieve 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 to leave town as she is forced to make a fateful decision that will turn the tide of war. Meanwhile, Francesca threatens Cami, who attempts to decipher a code that results in a surprising revelation among the city’s factions.

The episode was rated from 1103 votes.
The Originals - S5E12
#7 - The Tale of Two Wolves
Season 5 - Episode 12

With Hope facing a life-threatening affliction and deteriorating quickly, Klaus travels to Mystic Falls to seek help from Caroline. Tasked with keeping Hope preoccupied in Mystic Falls, Elijah comes to a heartbreaking realization about his niece. Meanwhile, at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, a run-in with Alaric Saltzman throws a wrench into Klaus’ plan.

The episode was rated from 768 votes.
The Originals - S2E13
#8 - The Devil Is Damned
Season 2 - Episode 13

More dangerous than ever, Vincent remains one step ahead after joining forces with a powerful figure from his past. As the threat to Hope’s life grows stronger, Klaus realizes he has no choice but to place his trust in his siblings to ensure she remains protected. Meanwhile, after being presented with an enticing proposition, Kaleb is forced to make a difficult life or death decision, and Elijah finds himself in the fight of his life after an unexpected visitor arrives at the safe house. At the bayou, Hayley and Jackson continue to prepare for the unification ritual, but things quickly go awry when they become pawns in Vincent’s dangerous plan.

The episode was rated from 864 votes.
The Originals - S3E19
#9 - No More Heartbreaks
Season 3 - Episode 19

Following a violent encounter that has left Cami’s life hanging in the balance, Klaus is forced to rely on his family and allies to find a cure as he keeps a watchful eye over Cami at the compound. With time running out, Freya turns to her arsenal of spells, while Vincent and Marcel head to Cami’s apartment to gather a crucial ingredient. Elsewhere, Hayley and Elijah travel to the bayou in hopes of bringing back a potential antidote that could save Cami’s life. Finally, Davina confronts Lucien and learns some heartbreaking information that will change her future with Kol forever.

The episode was rated from 1574 votes.
The Originals - S1E16
#10 - Farewell to Storyville
Season 1 - Episode 16

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. Finally, Rebekah and Hayley connect over their shared concern for Hayley’s unborn baby.

The episode was rated from 1135 votes.

Last updated: jan 28, 2022



Spin off from TVD and it becomes definitely better than TVD itself.


Where TVD becomes slightly more boring per episode, The Originals is getting better and better.


I can barely handle all the mushiness or crying in Vampire Diaries. Klaus is bad ass even when he is complaining about this or that. I gave up on Vampire Diaries when Elena erased her feelings for Damon. I knew he'd come back and more drama would happen. There's just something much better about this show.


One random day I was looking for a new show to watch, stumbled onto this show that had a neat darkish poster/fanart. Without looking at anything or knowing what the show was about I loaded up the first episode... crap I thought, another Vampire show. I finished that first episode, then the next, and the next... I couldn't stop watching. This show took me by surprise! Not only was I enjoying it, I feel like it is one of my favorite shows I have watched so far. Even if you do not like vampire shows, I feel like this is still worth a watch.


Top 3 tv shows for me in no particular order: Supernatural The Originals Friends Now I only have Supernatural left


I have watched 6 episodes so far and I just can't get invested in it... I like TVD more at the moment, because that's campy and that's why I watch it. The Originals tries to loose the campy factor and wants to be more serious, but I I want "more serious" I got other shows I prefer. I worry that i'm giving up too soon, but at the moment I can't find a reason to continue.




Simplesmente Perfeito!!!


I beleive this to be one of the best drama on TV and certianly one of my all time favourites. The characters are fantastic and the acting is immersive.


What an awesome end !!! I am very sad that this show has finish !!!

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Best Fantasy TV Shows To Watch (Including The Originals)

  • The best place to start for me is “The Originals”. It’s the spin-off of The Vampire diaries, which we all remember. The first season premiered in 2013. It’s the storyline of power-hungry family, originals of the vampires, who are trying to reclaim their own city as they refer to  - “New Orleans”. But things get complicated when witches and other vampires get involved, who are not ready to give up power. Not surprising after Vampire diaries we saw this coming.

  • The next TV Show we’re gonna discuss is the “Supernatural”. Yes, why not, let’s dive in in our youths. The story revolves around two brothers, who are fighting bad supernatural creatures. Such as demons, monsters, and even fallen gods. It’s some kind of twist when we understand what their motive is, so go on trust me on this to start these series if you have not seen them yet.

  • And last but not least is of course “Game of Thrones”. Probably the most popular series of all.f you have not seen it yet, trust me you’re missing out. It’s the masterpiece written by George. R.R. Martin.  The plot follows the title. Seven kingdoms fighting for one throne, but it’s not that simple. They all have mutual enemies, which will lead them to form a truce and even fight for each other’s lives. This show is full of surprises so you don’t wanna miss it.

So these are my favorite fantasy TV shows, choose one to watch and have fun.

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