Articles for The Originals Season 1

The Vampire Diaries went on a road trip to New Orleans for this week‘s episode, "The Originals." The hour was a backdoor pilot for a potential new fall series that would feature The Vampire Diaries‘ characters: Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah and Hayley, plus the new characters Marcel, Sophie, and Camille. Read more »
The much anticipated "The Originals" backdoor pilot episode of The Vampire Diaries is only one week away and the CW has released an early video preview. Klaus leaves Mystic Falls, heads down to New Orleans and is reunited with his protege, Marcel. Elijah and Rebekah will join their brother in the Big Easy, while Hayley ends up there too. Read more »
The Vampire Diaries doesn‘t return for a couple of weeks, but when it does fans will get the last five episodes of season 4 in a row. First up: It‘s time for the prom in Mystic Falls. Once prom is over, the Original vampires will be heading down to New Orleans in an episode titled, "The Originals."  Read more »
Pilot season in full swing. For the uninitiated, this is the time when the networks agree to make pilots for a whole bunch of shows to see which ones will make it onto the schedule for the 2013-2014 season. Most pilots will never see the light of day, but a select few will become the shows you will be in love with one year from now.Here I‘m going to look at what the CW has on tap, because more than any other network, it needs some fresh blood. With Gossip Girl and 90210 ending this year and Cult knocking at death‘s door, the CW‘s fall schedule has a ton of holes.  Read more »
The three remaining Original siblings will all be headed to New Orleans for the April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries. This episode will serve as a back door pilot for the potential new series, The Originals.Claire Holt (Rebekah) was the last of the actors to sign on for the new series that would air this fall on The CW if picked up.As Rebekah said to her siblings Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) in The Vampire Diaries episode, "Ordinary People," "We stick together as one. Always and Forever."   Read more »
Klaus (Joseph Morgan) will be joined by his brother, Elijah (Daniel Gillies), when he leaves Mystic Falls for New Orleans in the April 25 episode of The Vampire Diaries. That episode will serve as a backdoor pilot for the potential The Originals spinoff. Read more »
The CW presented its new shows The Carrie Diaries and Cult at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour on Sunday, January 13. They also brought along the network‘s president, Mark Pedowitz to talk about both the new shows and about older shows like Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, 90210 and more.Check out what he had to say here! Read more »
Klaus fans rejoice! Joseph Morgan (Klaus) is set to star in a The Vampire Diaries spinoff pilot currently titled The Originals according to EW. The potential new show will be launched as a back-door pilot set to air as the The Vampire Diaries episode on April 25. Read more »
The CW has locked two more returning shows for next season and has officially ordered the first new show of the 2013-2014 season with its Vampire Diaries spin-off.Hart of Dixie and freshman drama Beauty and the Beast have both been renewed for next season. They join Supernatural, Arrow and The Vampire Diaries.  Read more »
The CW is the final network to announce its schedule for the 2013-2014 TV season, and things are getting shaken up. While returning hits Arrow and The Vampire Diaries are staying put, all the other returning dramas are moving to new nights.  Read more »
The annual San Diego Comic-Con will be upon us again in just under a month from now. Warner Bros. just announced which of their TV shows will be hosting panels and sneak peeks at the big event, including The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries and Revolution. And ABC has announced three shows that will be featured as well -- Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time and its spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland -- which are sure to receive a lot of buzz at Comic-Con 2013, which will run from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21. Read more »
The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con will be here before we know it, so to help you plan for the big event, check out all the television-related panels and event information for Friday, July 19. Read more »
If you‘re planning on attending the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con this year, look no further because we‘ve got all the television-related panels and event information for Saturday, July 20 right here. Read more »
The Originals is the spinoff of the hugely popular series The Vampire Diaries. Read more »
The CW is tinkering with its fall premiere schedule, and it‘s good news for fans of The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural, which will now be debuting one week earlier than previously announced. The network was also renewed its most popular summer series.  Read more »
While most networks launch their fall seasons in the last two weeks of September, the CW is once again avoiding the pile-up by moving its premieres to October.  Read more »
The Mikaelson family is leaving Mystic Falls and heading to New Orleans in the new series, The Originals, this fall. Executive Producer Julie Plec and the cast sat on a panel at the CW Television Critics Association Press Day (TCAs) to discuss the upcoming season. Read more »
Rebekah was last seen heading off on a romantic vacation with Matt on The Vampire Diaries. When she returns to Mystic Falls it won‘t be for long as she‘ll be pulled to her brothers‘ sides in New Orleans and to The Originals. Read more »
The Originals features the reunion of Klaus with his old friend Marcel in New Orleans. Their relationship is built on a strong bond, though one that will be tested. Joseph Morgan and Charles Michael Davis spoke to reporters at Comic-Con about their challenging relationship and the power struggle to come. Read more »
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? Read more »
The Originals premieres on Thursday, October 3 after The Vampire Diaries for a special presentation of their premiere. It will be a retelling of the original pilot, while also introducing new viewers to the magical world of New Orleans. Read more »
Thanks to the backdoor pilot featured during season four of The Vampire Diaries, viewers know that the Mikaelson siblings once lived in and ruled over the city of New Orleans. That is until their father, determined to exterminate them once and for all, forced them to flee. Last we saw of Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan), they had returned to their beloved city and decided to stay awhile while Rebekah (Claire Holt) rebuffed Elijah‘s invitation that she join them.Elijah is enjoying a drink and spilling family secrets to the brave bartender Camille "Cami" (Leah Pipes). He asks her the whereabouts of Jane-Anne Deveraux, who we know was killed by the King of Bourbon Street and former Klaus flunky Marcel (Charles Michael Davis). He is directed to a woman who takes him to where Jane-Anne was murdered and her body still lay in the street. She is surrounded by witches, including her sister Sophie. Now we know The Originals is not picking up where it left off but filling in some plot holes not addressed in The Vampire Diaries episode ‘The Originals.‘ Read more »
The Originals moves to its regular day on Tuesday, October 8 with "House of the Rising Son." Relationships continue to get more complicated in New Orleans when Rebekah shows up in town. Will her previous relationship with Marcel or the fact that Klaus daggered Elijah create a larger divide? Read more »
On this week‘s episode of The Originals, Klaus starts implementing his plan to regain everything he lost to Marcel. Rebekah arrives in New Orleans only to find Elijah missing. Hayley puts herself and the baby in jeopardy. And a series of flashbacks reveal how close Marcel was to Rebekah and Klaus. Read more »
On The Originals, Klaus and his siblings haven‘t been back in New Orleans long, but they have already made their presence known and it‘s only going to get worse. Klaus and Marcel were once friends and now they are clearly enemies. They both want power and neither is willing or probably able to share. Will war be officially declared on "Tangled in Blue" or will they continue to dance around their distrust of each other? Read more »
On this week‘s episode of The Originals, Rebekah and Klaus set an intricate plan in motion to try and get Elijah back. Klaus continues to try and earn Marcel‘s trust, and a secret love affair gives him the perfect opportunity to breach his inner circle. And Klaus‘ hunger for power reignites her hatred of him. Read more »
The war gets more dangerous as Klaus makes a move on Marcel‘s secret weapon, Davina, on this week‘s The Originals. The "Girl in New Orleans" leaves her attic prison and heads into town. Will Klaus be able to turn her against Marcel? Maybe, but it won‘t be easy. Read more »
On this week‘s episode of The Originals, Davina comes out of hiding and gets an offer she can‘t refuse from Klaus. Hayley has a harrowing experience at her first doctor‘s appointment. Cami reveals a tragic family secret to Klaus. And Elijah is finally back in the mix. Read more »
Prepare yourself! Nothing is as it seems on The Originals. Many shocking secrets were revealed last week and they just keep on coming in "Sinners and Saints." Just when all the players and their sides seemed to be taking shape, it gets mixed up by hidden motivations and manipulations. Read more »
The origin of the feud between the vampires and witches is finally explained. Davina reveals to Elijah the source of her power and how she met Marcel. Hayley heads to the bayou hoping to find information about her family. A new and unlikely power player could be a threat to both Marcel and Klaus. Elijah returns home.  Read more »
The truth about why Sophie brought the Originals to New Orleans may have been revealed, but that doesn‘t stop the danger against them. The witch, Agnes, decides to take matters into her own hands and defy the deal in "Fruit of the Poisoned Tree."  Read more »
Do you swoon over Elijah? If you do, you should prepare yourself because those feelings will increase by a bazillion during tonight‘s The Originals. "Fruit of the Poisoned Tree" showcases Elijah at his best. He may have been daggered by Klaus and kept captive by Marcel and Davina, but he quickly moves on to what he does best ... protecting his family. Read more »
The nominations have been announced for the 2014 People‘s Choice Awards.Glee leads the pack with eight nominations, including Favorite Network TV Comedy and nods for Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch and Lea Michele. Both The Big Bang Theory and Grey‘s Anatomy come in second with five nominations each, and How I Met Your Mother, Supernatural, Castle, The Walking Dead and Vampire Diaries all have four. Read more »
It‘s good news for all three new shows on the CW this fall. The network has officially given full-season orders to The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Reign.  Read more »
CW‘s new series, The Originals, just earned itself a full season order from the network and with intense episodes like last week‘s, it‘s easy to see why. Recently, BuddyTV was invited to take part in a special Q&A with executive producer Julie Plec and co-executive producer Michael Narducci, who dished on what‘s to come for the Original family and their (hopefully) soon-to-be-born newest member.   Read more »
On this week‘s episode of The Originals, Hayley‘s kidnapper is revealed. Klaus becomes jealous over Elijah‘s burgeoning affection for the mother of his child. A traitor is revealed. Rebekah may get her happily ever after. And the baby poses an unforeseen threat. Read more »
Klaus is on the brink of war on The Originals. From the "The River in Reverse" previews, it appears that Klaus could be headed towards a two-front war. He‘s stirred up trouble with Elijah and Marcel is ready to fight for what is his. And, Rebekah ... she may just be siding with both of Klaus‘ enemies. Check out The Originals video previews for a sneak peek of what‘s ahead. Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of The Originals, "The River in Reverse," Elijah suffers from the physical effects from his brother‘s bite. Hayley finally learns more about her ancestors and their history. Marcel and Rebekah declare war on Klaus but underestimate their opponent. Hayley and Elijah‘s feelings for one another grow stronger. Read more »
On The Originals, Klaus didn‘t hold back when he decimated Marcel‘s followers or when he bit his brother. Those fights are over, but has the war been won? Klaus are taken over as King of New Orleans with Marcel and Hayley by his side. These new alliances have been formed, but are they meant to last?On this week‘s "Reigning Pain in New Orleans," Klaus says, "Kill them all." Who does he want dead now?  Read more »
On this week‘s episode of The Originals, Klaus‘ reign over the city gets off to a rocky start. Rebekah and Elijah head to the bayou at Hayley‘s request and discover something quite unexpected. Davina learns she‘s no longer in danger. And Klaus makes amends with his brother and sister. Read more »
While love has pretty much taken a backseat to witches, hybrid babies, and vampire power plays on The Originals, there‘s no denying that the chemistry and sexual tension stemming from potential pairings on the show make good TV.At present, there are six pairings that have caught the attention of fans. Unfortunately, pairing some of these characters together would most definitely lead to trouble and heartbreak as relationships are always complicated like everything else on The Originals. But, it doesn‘t hurt to take a closer look and vote on which couple would be the show‘s power couple!  Read more »
On this week‘s episode of The Originals, Davina helps Cami regain her memories. Klaus, Elijah and Marcel hunt for Davina. Sophie and Hayley join forces, and Rebekah begins plotting against Klaus once again.When we last saw Klaus and Marcel, they were simpatico and languishing in the power they now co-yield (except Klaus is really in charge) over the Big Easy. Too bad they have managed to piss off some potentially dangerous ladies both human and supernatural. They managed to be so distracted that they let their not-so-secret weapon waltz right out of the compound. Read more »
On this week‘s episode of The Originals, Davina grows seriously ill, putting the entire city in peril. Hayley and Elijah are at an impasse. Sophie‘s plan hits a snag, and she receives help from an unexpected source. Marcel mourns the loss of someone close. And amidst chaos, Klaus is surprisingly affable. Read more »
It‘s getting crazy on The Originals. When the Harvest was co-opted by Celeste-in-Sabine, two witches and a warlock were resurrected instead of the sacrificed teens. Together those four set out to wreak havoc on the vampires of New Orleans. Read more »
It‘s a full moon and the witches have declared war on The Originals. In "Crescent City," the vampires are threatened by witches in the aftermath of Papa Tunde‘s sacrifice and the city is visited by some special werewolves. Will the vampires come together or turn on each other? Read more »
On this week‘s episode of The Originals, an old enemy returns to exact revenge on Klaus. Elijah tries to convince Rebekah to forget her vendetta against their brother. Cami and Marcel reconnect as he continues to mourn Davina. A forlorn Sophie helps the Original family. And a war between the witches and the vampires is brewing (pun intended). Read more »
On this week‘s episode of The Originals, Hayley meets a man who may change the course of her destiny. Elijah figures out Sabine‘s true identity. The resurrected witches seek vengeance on the Original family and Father Kieran. And Sophie‘s niece returns to the land of the living. Read more »
The CW is already making plans for the 2014-2015 season with the announcement of five official renewals. Supernatural, The Vampires Diaries, Arrow, as well as freshman dramas The Originals and Reign, have all been renewed for next year.  Read more »
The Original family has been attacked and Elijah is on a quest to find his siblings in "Long Way Back From Hell." While Rebekah and Klaus can‘t be killed, they can be forced to enduring pain and suffering. Will they be saved quickly? Read more »
The CW has announced its finale dates for all of its current (and upcoming) shows, most of which span the first three weeks of May. In addition, the network has released the premiere date for the miniseries Labyrinth.  Read more »
On this week‘s episode of The Originals, Elijah must trudge through Celeste‘s past in order to find his brother and sister. Marcel aids in the search for Klaus and Rebekah. Genevieve reveals a secret Rebekah hoped would never be revealed. And Celeste‘s plans to destroy the Original family move forward. Read more »
On last Wednesday‘s The Originals the common phrase, "The truth will set you free," was shown to not be foolproof. When Klaus found out about Rebekah and Marcel‘s betrayal, he vowed to hunt them down. He didn‘t give any consideration to Rebekah‘s attempt to stop what she had already started. In "Le Grand Guignol," his resolve will be tested. Read more »
On this week‘s episode of The Originals, Hayley secures the cure for her people thanks to Sabine. Klaus tells Cami what happened that fateful night his father arrived in New Orleans. And Rebekah and Marcel come up with a plan they hope will keep them safe from Klaus. Things were very different in New Orleans during Prohibition (1919,  specifically). Vamps, werewolves, witches and humans would party together, united in their collaboration in the face of government oppression. Or at least that‘s the revisionist history Originals writers have come up with. It‘s all part of a flashback that Klaus experiences as he recovers from his second run-in with the witches‘  dagger. Read more »
The Original siblings are trapped in a cemetery for a night with Klaus on a rampage. He wants to use the White Oak stake to kill his sister once and for all. Elijah continues in his role as the family peacemaker in "Farewell to Storyville." Will Klaus kill Rebekah and her line of vampires? Or will the siblings resolve their issues? Read more »
In this week‘s episode of The Originals, Rebekah, Klaus and Elijah deal with their "issues" while trapped in the cemetery. Davina‘s back from the dead, but her time on the other side has left her damaged. And Marcel tries to find a way to free Rebekah. When we last saw the Original siblings, Klaus was very cranky after he woke up from his nap. Just because baby sis summoned their -- well,  technically not Klaus‘ father -- to reign down his fury on New Orleans. Not one to let things go (Katherine Pierce), he‘s tracked Beks to the aptly named City of the Dead cemetery. All hope is not lost for Beks. Yes, she‘s trapped in the cemetery, along with her brothers, thanks to Celeste‘s boundary spell. But she‘s got Elijah on her side, so the odds are in her favor. Read more »
"Farewell to Storyville" was more than an episode title, it was a declaration. CW‘s The Originals has lost its female lead as Claire Holt has left the show as a series regular. Rebekah‘s absence creates a void that none of the remaining characters can fill. Can The Originals survive without the sole Mikaelson sister? Read more »
Rebekah‘s gone and Marcel‘s exiled which leaves Klaus and Elijah to control the Quarter on The Originals. When Klaus doesn‘t live up to his leadership role, Elijah takes over and starts to make things happen on "Moon Over Bourbon Street." And, that includes a dance with Hayley! Read more »
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In this week‘s episode of The Originals, Klaus leaves the running of the city to Elijah while he enjoys other pursuits. Marcel starts planning a coup. Jackson and Klaus strike a deal. And a new power player is introduced. Since this is The Originals‘ first episode since beautiful Beks left town, it‘s time for Hayley to become more than an incubator. The show has always been a meat -- of a certain variety -- fest, and hopefully Rebekah‘s departure will secure the witches more air time and character development. I still find Cami void of any charisma, and I would have preferred Sophie Devereaux lived instead of the bottle-blonde mortal any day. Can any female character crawl out from Klaus‘ very large personality and find her own spotlight? A new face makes her debut this evening, so let‘s hope she has a fraction of Beks‘ acerbic wit and her mix of vulnerability and vixen. Read more »
The Originals returns after the new peace agreement was signed in New Orleans. Will the harmony last? It‘s doubtful. Marcel has been banished from the Quarter and wants to regain his position. Plus, can Klaus ever be trusted? The episode‘s title, "The Big Uneasy," doesn‘t suggest a lasting peace either. Read more »
New Orleans is getting a bit more crowded now that the curse has been lifted from the Crescent Wolves. Jackson has stepped up to fight for his pack‘s place in the Quarter and Klaus has made an intriguing offer.I spoke with Nathan Parsons (Jackson) on the phone about Jackson‘s leadership, loyalty to his pack, Hayley, and the coming battle between the various factions. Read on for edited excerpts of our conversation. Read more »
In this week‘s episode of The Originals, the Originals allow the witches to celebrate an important event. Things turn ugly between Genevieve and Klaus. Marcel makes a bold play against the Original brothers. And Elijah and Klaus quarrel over Hayley. It‘s been weeks since we‘ve visited the French Quarter, and it doesn‘t appear as if much has changed. Klaus is still painting and engaging in coitus with that horrible Ginger witch Genevieve. But the wheels have been turning in Klaus‘ head, and after a short time mourning little sis, he‘s back in the game. Read more »
In this week‘s episode of The Originals, Cami makes some dramatic last ditch efforts to save her uncle. The werewolf camp is attacked. And Hayley learns more about her history from Marcel. Read more »
During this week‘s episode of The Originals, Genevieve turns out to be not such a bad egg, Mikael returns to New Orleans and Marcel and Cami work together to find out what Kieran‘s key opens. Also, Hayley moves back into the compound where several surprises await her.  And as the time for Hayley to give birth approaches, Klaus is plagued with nightmares about his father. Read more »
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In this week‘s episode of The Originals, Klaus‘ plans to procure moonlight rings for the wolves hit a few snags. Cami finds out a secret about Francesca. Marcel decides to make his big move against Klaus. And Mikael continues to appeal to Davina to bring him back to life.Jackson and Ollie are heading to the Quarter with a bag of stones, the ones needed to make their moonlight rings. They come across a road block where the officers draw their guns on the two wolves. It turns out Marcel, with the help of Diego, compelled the police hoping to put a crimp in whatever Klaus and the pups have planned. Read more »
The Originals season 1 is coming to an end. At the heart of the story is the relationships between Elijah, Klaus and Hayley. She‘s been kept safe throughout her pregnancy, but now the witches have her and want to sacrifice the baby for their ancestors. Will Elijah and/or Klaus be able to save her? Read more »
In the season 1 finale of The Originals, Hayley, Klaus and Elijah frantically search for the baby before it can be sacrificed by the witches. Davina resurrects Mikael, but not for the reason he expects. Marcel and Klaus make amends. Francesca and the werewolves are poised to take over the city. And a familiar face returns.Klaus arrives at St. Anne‘s to rescue Hayley and his unborn baby, but the witch‘s power is too great and his too weak. They immobilize him, leaving him a helpless witness to whatever atrocities they have planned for Hayley and his child. Meant as a kindness but assuredly taken as rubbing salt in the wound, Genevieve says that what she‘s about to do brings her no pleasure. Read more »
The CW became the final network to reveal its schedule for the 2014-2015 season, and it kept a largely stable lineup. Wednesday and Thursdays remain the same while typically summer shows head to Friday nights and The Originals moves to Mondays.  Read more »