THE ORIGINALS Recap: “Sanctuary”

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Everyone, this week’s episode of THE ORIGINALS was epic!  It was the kind of epicness that sneaks up on you because all the knowledge and revelations that were dropped came out of nowhere.  I’m still reeling from this episode.  We meet Freya (who may be super crazy), were graced with more Rebekah, saw the Kalus we all love to hate again and Finn figured out about Hope!  Let’s dig in (and this week we’re going to take it storyline by storyline)! [Read more…]

THE ORIGINALS Recap: “The Brothers That Care Forgot”

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This episode of THE ORIGINALS started in the best way possible with a Rebekah and baby Hope sighting. We also got a great Hayley/Cami bonding moment, Mikaelson sibling drama and Davina be annoying to the nth degree.  Let’s dig in.

Rebekah and Hope are playing in a park when Rebekah notices a crow watching them.  And if that wasn’t creepy enough when she looked back a second time, she saw about 15 crows watching them.  At the same time, Elijah and Klaus are having a family meal with Finn and Kol (who are still in shackles) during which Klaus tries to convince them to join his side.  Finn isn’t very persuadable and tells his brothers that Esther is looking for Rebekah.  The threat to Rebekah and Hope is too much for Elijah and he takes a bite out Finn’s neck.  Rebekah calls Elijah to tell him that Esther has found her.  Klaus says to head west and Elijah will meet her. [Read more…]

THE ORIGINALS Recap: “Alive and Kicking”

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This season of THE ORIGINALS is starting off just great. Last’s night episode continued to build off the electric season opener. Not only were we gifted with flashbacks the included the real Kol but again THE ORIGINALS (or any show under the control of the My So-Called Company label) showed that it’s not afraid to deal with major plot points head first and quickly. This episode saw Klaus realize that his mother is inhabiting the body of the young witch that is creating moonlight rings for the werewolves and Elijah found out that Mikael is still alive! [Read more…]

THE ORIGINALS Scoop: Chase Coleman Talks The Fun Of Playing A Werewolf Willing to Go to War With the Vampires

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In a world run by vampires and witches, the one thing everyone tends to forget are the werewolves. In the CW series THE ORIGINALS, the one key ingredient has always been the power of the wolves. Yet Klaus (Joseph Morgan) himself is a hybrid werewolf/vampire and his baby mamma Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is also a werewolf. It is so easy to get distracted by vampire drama and the witches plots, and the silly human rebellions against supernatural rule, but one should never forget about the werewolves. They are always there and waiting for their chance to strike.

In a recent exclusive interview, co-star Chase Coleman, who plays the werewolf Oliver, talked about what is starting to brew with the wolves and their pack, and how that leads to some complications with Hayley, who is trying to live amongst her kind and assume her role as one of its ranking members. [Read more…]

THE ORIGINALS Scoop: Danielle Campbell Talks the Continuing Tug-of-War For Davina’s Power

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From the beginning of the series, THE ORIGINALS was about a brewing conflict between the vampires and witches — and now the werewolves. But the one pivotal piece on the chess board turned out to be a young teen witch, who has been inadvertently bestowed with all the power of all the ancestor witches of New Orleans. All that power proved too much for one young witch, and subsequently lead to her death. But as fortune smiled upon her, Davina was resurrected and is yet again the most desirable piece in the supernatural war.

In an exclusive interview, star Danielle Campbell talked about Davina’s struggles and her motivations as she tries to fit into a world of witches, werewolves and vampires — each who would love to manipulate her and use her incredible power. [Read more…]

THE ORIGINALS Previewpalooza: “Le Grand Guignol” Sneak Peek!

This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Tuesday March 4th episode of THE ORIGINALS. Direct from The CW, “A NIGHT AT THE OPERA — In a series of flashbacks to 1919, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) opens up to Cami (Leah Pipes) and reveals details of the devastating secret Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) were trying to keep from him. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) forms an unlikely alliance with Monique (guest star Yasmine Al Bustami) and asks for her help in locating Sabine (guest star Shannon Kane.) Elsewhere, Thierry (guest star Callard Harris) is reluctant to get involved when Marcel and Rebekah approach him with a plan to take down the witches. Meanwhile, in the bayou, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is at her wits’ end and holds Sabine hostage in an attempt to get information that will reverse the curse on Phoebe’s werewolf clan. Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Declan de Barra and Diane Ademu-John” [Read more…]

Find Out Which Half of Their Schedule The CW Gave An Early Vote of Confidence To!

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Good News: The CW has just announced that freshman dramas THE ORIGINALS and REIGN have been picked up for a second season alongside veteran fan favorites SUPERNATURAL, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and ARROW. Not-So-Good-News: Fans of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HART OF DIXIE, THE CARRIE DIARIES and THE TOMORROW PEOPLE will more than likely have to remain in suspense as to the fate of their favorites until the Network’s annual UpFront in May.

Said CW President Mark Pedowitz in a statement, “This season we’ve had great success with our new hit series The Originals paired with Supernatural, giving us our best Tuesday nights in years. The Vampire Diaries is #2 in its time period in the young adult demos, and with Arrow continuing to gain among young men, and Reign growing its time period, we now have strong nights on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I’m very pleased to announce early pickups for all five series, and let our fans know they’ll have more great drama to look forward to next season.”

Full press release can be found after the jump. [Read more…]

THE ORIGINALS Previewpalooza: “Long Way Back from Hell” Sneak Peek!

This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Tuesday February 25th episode of THE ORIGINALS. Direct from The CW, “REBEKAH’S PAST CATCHES UP WITH HER — When Rebekah (Claire Holt) finds herself locked up in the sanatorium where she worked in 1919, she realizes a witch named Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque) is back to seek revenge and to reveal dark secrets that would destroy Rebekah if exposed. A distraught Elijah (Daniel Gillies) turns to Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) for help when one of his decisions puts Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Rebekah’s lives in danger. With time working against them, Marcel realizes he may hold valuable information that could lead them to Rebekah and Klaus, but revealing it will almost certainly result in deadly consequences. Matt Hastings directed the episode written by Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson” [Read more…]

What Does the Future Hold for THE ORIGINALS? Julie Plec Shares Scoop and Spoilers!

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By: Sarah Stephens

Witches taking the upper hand in the war against the vamps. Werewolves dancing it up in the bayou. Hexes flying about. The Original family in peril while Elijah makes the choice on who lives or dies……sheesh, things get heated down in the French Quarter. Team Celeste crashed down on the vampires in last night’s episode “Crescent City” of THE ORIGINALS and they aren’t holding back any punches. Casualties are piling up, including [SPOILER ALERT] one of the witches own, Sophie Deveraux. Considering it was a super creepy and unexpectedly resurrected witch that did the killing, will the vampires mourn the loss or is that just one witch down, a coven to go?

We just HAVE to know what’s coming up on THE ORIGINALS. Luckily, we got executive producer Julie Plec to sit down and give us some extra juicy scoop on where we go from here, including tasty Elijah/Hayley gossip, insight into the teen witch back from the dead Monique and what we’ll see in those fun flashback episodes. [Read more…]

THE ORIGINALS Previewpalooza: “Dance Back from the Grave” Sneak Peek!

This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Tuesday January 28th episode of THE ORIGINALS. Direct from The CW, “FLASHBACKS TO 1919 — Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), still angered by recent events, refuses to help Klaus (Joseph Morgan) when a gruesome discovery is made in the Cauldron. Rebekah (Claire Holt) is on alert when she uncovers the remnants of a sacrifice down by the docks and immediately realizes that it’s the work of a dangerous warlock from their past. Meanwhile, when Elijah (Daniel Gillies) gets some information that Rebekah may be in trouble, he and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) set off to find her. At Rousseau’s, Cami (Leah Pipes) comforts Marcel, who opens up and shares some details of his past with her, but things quickly spiral out of control when an unexpected visitor shows up. Finally, a violent confrontation ensues when Klaus faces off against a powerful force with an unmatched advantage over him. Daniella Pineda also stars. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Michael Russo and Michael Narducci” [Read more…]