'The Originals' Episodes Ranked

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1. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: No More Heartbreaks (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Everyone joins together in an attempt to save Cami's life.

Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 882

Season 3 Episode 19

Deaths: Camille O'Connell, Davina Claire

2. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Behind the Black Horizon (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When its discovered that Freya has been kidnapped and is in the hands of a dangerous new threat, the Mikaelson brothers are forced to put aside their differences in order to save her before... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Morgan | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 778

Season 3 Episode 17

Deaths: 9 Humans, Finn Mikaelson

3. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Fire with Fire (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After discovering that he's been betrayed by his own siblings, Klaus teams up with an unlikely ally and sets off on a warpath, hell bent on revenge. Amidst the news that Klaus is on the ... See full summary »

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 1,032

Season 2 Episode 21

Deaths: 8 Unnamed Humans, 6 Vampires, Gia

4. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: The Bloody Crown (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 1,437

Season 3 Episode 22

Deaths: 30 Vampires

5. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: The Feast of All Sinners (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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.

Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 987

Season 4 Episode 13

Deaths: Dominic, 25 Acolytes

6. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Savior (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When a dangerous affliction threatens to expose one of her siblings, Freya searches for a way to reverse the crippling curse, even as she finds herself the target of the Strix's latest plan... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 940

Season 3 Episode 9

Deaths: 4 Vampires, Camille O'Connell

7. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: An Old Friend Calls (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When Klaus learns the Cortez arrival to vendetta against him, Klaus finds himself dealing with the new threat. Meanwhile, Cortez begins threatening the lives of innocent residents, Vincent ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 702

Season 3 Episode 15

Deaths: 8 Vampires, Unnamed Woman

8. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: The Map of Moments (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Rebekah persuades Klaus and Elijah to take part in a family tradition from their childhood.

Director: Leslie Libman | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 972

Season 2 Episode 9

No Deaths

9. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: When the Levee Breaks (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Setting the stage for a bloody showdown, Dahlia gives Klaus and Hayley a deadline to turn over baby Hope. Elijah attempts to convince Klaus that they need to work together in their fight ... See full summary »

Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 799

Season 2 Episode 19

Deaths: Unnamed Man, Unnamed Werewolf, Aiden

10. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: From a Cradle to a Grave (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

As the baby's due date draws near, Klaus and Elijah embark on a search for Hayley, while Hayley determines to do whatever it takes to keep her unborn baby safe and away from the witches. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 2,283

Season 1 Episode 22

Deaths: Abigail, Monique Deveraux, Genevieve, Diego, 30 Vampires

11. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: The Battle of New Orleans (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 1,464

Season 1 Episode 21

Deaths: 10 Vampires

12. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Exquisite Corpse (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Klaus must put aside his mistrust for Freya in order to save Rebekah's life.

Director: Dermott Downs | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 743

Season 2 Episode 17

Death: Eva Sinclair

13. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: A Streetcar Named Desire (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The unexpected arrival of Stefan Salvatore may be the key to helping Freya rescue Klaus and Elijah from a magical trap.

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 1,005

Season 3 Episode 14

Deaths: 3 Witches, 8 Vampires, Aya

14. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: The Kindness of Strangers (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

As pressing matters rage on in New Orleans, the Mikaelson siblings find themselves forced to set aside their differences and work together to escape a "chambre de chasse."

Director: Kellie Cyrus | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 750

Season 5 Episode 8

No Deaths

15. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: The Tale of Two Wolves (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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, ... See full summary »

Director: Rudy Persico | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 735

Season 5 Episode 12

No Deaths

16. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Gather Up the Killers (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

On the fifth anniversary of the Mikaelson's defeat, Marcel is king of the city and welcomes the unsired vampires to New Orleans, only to find they pose an unexpected threat to his rule, leading him to seek counsel from an unlikely source.

Director: Lance Anderson | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 1,231

Season 4 Episode 1

Deaths: 1 Human, 8 Vampires, Alistair Duquesne

17. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: A Ghost Along the Mississippi (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Klaus declares war on his enemies. Hayley and Jack become Tristan's pawns.

Director: Michael Grossman | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 769

Season 3 Episode 10

Death: Jackson Kenner

Resurrected: Camille O'Connell

18. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Ashes to Ashes (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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, Camille reveals a vital piece of ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 1,073

Season 2 Episode 22

Deaths: Dahlia, Esther Mikaelson

19. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Give 'Em Hell Kid (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After receiving new visions of the looming prophecy, Freya uncovers that her family is on a collision course with a dangerous new enemy. Meanwhile, with the help of Detective Kinney, ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 757

Season 3 Episode 21

No Deaths

20. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: The Devil Comes Here and Sighs (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

As the city celebrates its annual Jazz Fest, an unlikely team of Mikaelson foes joins forces to take Klaus hostage. Leading the charge to get their brother back, Elijah and Freya face off ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Warn | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 716

Season 3 Episode 18

Deaths: 3 Humans, 20 Vampires

21. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Farewell to Storyville (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Since the original vampires were stuck in the cemetery, Klaus takes any chances to punish his sister with the Original-killer stake.

Director: Jesse Warn | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin

Votes: 1,337

Season 1 Episode 16

No Deaths

22. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Voodoo Child (2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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.

Director: Michael Grossman | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 524

Season 4 Episode 12

Deaths: 15 Acolytes

23. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Live and Let Die (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Davina takes Mikael to a cabin to heal from his wolf bites. Klaus searches for them. Elijah, Marcel and Hayley try to rescue some young wolves.

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 934

Season 2 Episode 4

Deaths: 20 Werewolves

24. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Wheel Inside the Wheel (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Cami teams up with Marcel and Gia after she becomes suspicious of her faculty advisor Vincent. Lastly, in a surprising turn of events, Klaus comes face-to-face with a visitor from his past.

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 969

Season 2 Episode 6

Deaths: Werewolf, Oliver

25. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Après Moi, Le Déluge (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When Davina becomes violently ill and the repercussions soon begin to affect the entire French Quarter, Marcel, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah rush to find out what is going on. Sophie ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Libman | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin

Votes: 1,200

Season 1 Episode 11

No Deaths

26. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: What, Will, I, Have, Left (2018)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Hope sets off on a dangerous mission to end the mess she started, and Klaus turns to Caroline for help when he discovers Hope's plan. Plus, Vincent and Freya clash over Declan.

Director: Charles Michael Davis | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 741

Season 5 Episode 6

Deaths: Unnamed Witch, Greta Sienna, Hayley Marshall-Kenner

27. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Out of the Easy (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Klaus and Elijah plan a Thanksgiving gathering in hopes of negotiating a truce; Vincent and Marcel realize Davina might be in over her head; Cami encounters a new threat.

Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 687

Season 3 Episode 7

Death: 1 Vampire

28. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Night Has a Thousand Eyes (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

While searching for a way to vanquish Dahlia, Klaus is faced with another threat.

Director: Jesse Warn | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 795

Season 2 Episode 18

Deaths: 20 Unnamed Humans, Mikael, Josephine LaRue

29. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: The River in Reverse (2013)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In the war between Klaus and Marcel, Rebecca stands against her own brother Klaus. The chemistry between Elijah and Hayley gets stronger. Klaus accuses his siblings of distrust and betrayal.

Director: Jesse Warn | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin

Votes: 1,403

Season 1 Episode 8

Deaths: 15 Vampires

30. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Red Door (2014)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In order to show Elijah that her plan is what's best for him, Esther forces him to relive a time long ago when he loved a young woman named Tatia.

Director: Michael Robison | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 958

Season 2 Episode 5

Death: Tatia (flashback)

31. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Ne Me Quitte Pas (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In the immediate aftermath of having his memory erased by Marcel, Elijah awakens to find himself in the middle of nowhere and without a clue as to who he is. Unable to control his ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Morgan | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood

Votes: 781

Season 5 Episode 3

Deaths: 20 Humans

32. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: An Unblinking Death (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Desperate to help Kieran, Camille insists on an unconventional treatment, but her good intentions lead Kieran to a violent episode. After Klaus and Elijah disagree over the best way to ... See full summary »

Director: Kellie Cyrus | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 953

Season 1 Episode 19

Deaths: Eve, Keiran O'Connell

33. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Rebirth (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Hayley struggles with her powers. Marcel sides with Klaus and gets revenge over the wolves. Esther is busy plotting her own plans. Everyone wants control over the city.

Director: Lance Anderson | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 1,255

Season 2 Episode 1

Deaths: 4 Guerra Werewolves, Francesca Guerra

34. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Chasing the Devil's Tail (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Going after everything Esther loves. Klaus and Hayley seek an antidote for Elijah in the bayou assisted by Marcel and Josh. Kaleb takes Davina to an old hangout.

Director: Jesse Warn | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 886

Season 2 Episode 7

Death: Ansel

35. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: No Quarter (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After being cured and woken, the Mikaelson siblings join Hayley in an effort to rescue Klaus from captivity, even if they must face Marcel in the process.

Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 836

Season 4 Episode 2

Deaths: 10 Humans, 1 Vampire

36. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Where Nothing Stays Buried (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In the wake of a ruthless plan that has left their family shattered, Klaus, Elijah and Freya desperately search for a way to take down Lucien once and for all. However, their efforts are ... See full summary »

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 761

Season 3 Episode 20

Deaths: Lucien Castle, Van Nguyen

37. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: I Love You, Goodbye (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

With the final preparations for her union to Jackson underway, Hayley begins to question whether the ritual will actually work. After arriving to the compound, Elijah has a tense encounter ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 839

Season 2 Episode 14

Death: Kol Mikaelson

Resurrected: Vincent Griffith

38. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: There in the Disappearing Light (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Klaus helps Hope cope with her pain in an unconventional way. A figure from Elijah's past comes back seeking help. Elsewhere, Marcel takes on the nightwalkers, while Vincent deals with the fallout of a fateful decision.

Director: Daniel Gillies | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood

Votes: 523

Season 5 Episode 10

Deaths: Witch, Josh Rosza, 48 Vampires, Ivy, Emmet, Bill

39. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Where You Left Your Heart (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Desperate to see her father Klaus after seven years, Hope resorts to drastic measures to bring him back to New Orleans.

Director: Lance Anderson | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 1,042

Season 5 Episode 1

Deaths: 10 Unnamed Men, Poppy

40. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Keepers of the House (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

While Klaus remains behind with Hope, Elijah and a reluctant Vincent join the hunt, which puts them on a dangerous collision course with an unlikely new threat.

Director: Joseph Morgan | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 685

Season 4 Episode 4

Deaths: Lara, 5 Warlocks, Will Kinney

41. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Brotherhood of the Damned (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Finn captures his brother's spirits, while the vampires remain trapped and their hunger grows.

Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 798

Season 2 Episode 11

No Deaths

42. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Phantomesque (2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Rebekah and Kol return home to stand by their family against the Hollow. Freya recruits Hayley for a dangerous journey. Marcel leads a hunt for the Hollow. Kol considers the lengths he'd go to see Davina again.

Director: Daniel Gillies | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 500

Season 4 Episode 10

Deaths: 3 Witches

43. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: Dead Angels (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Klaus ends up in a standoff with an unlikely foe when a weapon that could destroy the Mikaelsons falls into the wrong hands.

Director: Darren Genet | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 626

Season 3 Episode 12

Death: Madison

44. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: The Other Girl in New Orleans (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After learning that Cami's life is in danger and Aurora may be to blame, Klaus is forced to engage in another one of Aurora's devious games and follow a series of clues she's left behind ... See full summary »

Director: Kellie Cyrus | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 705

Season 3 Episode 8

Deaths: 10 Vampires

45. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: You Hung the Moon (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After discovering that poachers have begun taking out werewolves in the bayou, Elijah and Jackson grow concerned for Hayley's safety when she fails to show up during the full moon. ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 735

Season 3 Episode 2

Deaths: 8 Witches

46. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: City Beneath the Sea (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror