'The Originals' Premiere Sneak Peek: Marcel Threatens the Witches
'The Originals' Premiere Sneak Peek: Marcel Threatens the Witches
Carla Day
Carla Day
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The Originals are headed to New Orleans to regain control of the town. It won't be easy as Marcel, Klaus' protege, has a firm grip on the Vampires and Witches there. Will the Original family be able to come together and exert their power?

The Originals originally aired as an episode of The Vampire Diaries season 4. The premiere episode that will air on Thursday, October 3 is not the same episode, though it takes place over the same time period and does include a few identical scenes.

The CW has released an extended director's cut of the original pilot episode (click to watch it now) that has new footage, including a shocking final scene that reveals how Marcel knows when the witches use magic.

I highly recommend that people watch the extended pilot either before or after they watch The Originals premiere. It's told from Elijah's perspective and provides more insight into New Orleans, the characters, and the tone of the new show.

Spoiler alert: This article contains The Originals spoilers and clips. You've been warned.

The CW has released several previews and a sneak peek "Always and Forever."


The Originals ruled New Orleans until 100 years ago. They have been gone for a century, but Klaus still considers it "his town." Sophie is tired of Marcel's rule and plans on stopping him and wants Klaus' help to do it.

Elijah tells Klaus, "This is your chance to take back everything we've lost." Will they work together with Sophie to bring Marcel down?


Elijah and Klaus realize how much they've missed New Orleans. Elijah promises to stand by and help Klaus. They are family and will build a home for the Original family.


In the pilot, Jane-Anne used magic to bring Klaus to New Orleans. When Klaus went looking for her, Marcel killed her in the town square for everyone, including Klaus to see. 

Marcel wants to know what Jane-Anne was doing and why Klaus all of sudden showed up in New Orleans. He asks Jane-Anne's sister, Sophie. She refuses to tell Marcel anything. When nobody answers his question about Klaus, he takes Jane-Anne's body.

The Originals premieres on Thursday, October 3 at 9 pm ET on the CW.

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