The Originals: Season 2 (2014 - 2015)

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Air date: Oct 6, 2014

Season 2 begins with Klaus plotting his revenge against the Guerrera werewolves and vowing to take down anyone who poses a threat to baby Hope's existence. Meanwhile, Hayley mourns the loss of her daughter and struggles to adapt to her new hybrid status; Marcel tries to rebuild his home; Cami seeks comfort in a surprising place; and Davina tries to use Mikael against Klaus, but gets sidetracked when she meets the mysterious, yet charming Kaleb, who holds a few secrets of his own.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2014

Klaus encourages Hayley to regain her position within her werewolf pack; Mikael tries to uncover a spell that will protect her loved ones; Davina and Kaleb are threatened when unexpected visitors crash their dinner; Klaus grows suspicious when a meeting with Cassie doesn't go as planned.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2014

A dinner invitation from Esther makes Klaus and Elijah suspicious of their mother's intentions, but they hope a new witch named Lenore can help them outsmart her. Meanwhile, Esther shares a secret about Klaus' childhood and reveals what she has in store for her children.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2014

Davina takes Mikael to her family cabin in the woods; Hayley learns that Vincent is recruiting unsuspecting teens into a werewolf army; Cami tries to understand Klaus' deeply rooted hatred for his parents; Kaleb tries to locate the missing white oak stake and has a dangerous encounter at the cabin; Josh opens up to an unexpected ally.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2014

Esther forces Elijah to relive a time long ago when he loved a young woman named Tatia (Nina Dobrev). Meanwhile, Mikael takes Cami hostage in an effort to lure Klaus to himself; and Davina makes a troubling discovery about Kaleb's true identity.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2014

Klaus demands that Esther release Elijah, but she reveals a few dark secrets from Klaus' past in an effort to make him an offer he can't refuse. Meanwhile, Hayley reconnects with Jackson; Cami becomes suspicious of her faculty adviser; and a visitor from Klaus' past arrives.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2014

Klaus searches for an antidote when he discovers Elijah has been afflicted by Esther's magic; Hayley teams up with Klaus, Marcel, Cami and Josh in an attempt to take down Vincent; Vincent and Kaleb reconsider their strategies; Kaleb lets Davina in on some secrets from his past and brings her to a place he frequented in 1914.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2014

Rebekah is pursued by Esther, but Klaus devises a plan to get Vincent and Kaleb to turn against their mother. Meanwhile, Davina turns to dark magic; and Hayley and Jackson stumble upon an ancient ritual that would get their werewolf packs out from under Esther's control, but would require a tremendous sacrifice.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2014

Rebekah notices an unusual change in Elijah's behavior, and meets Klaus and Haley at a safe house where they are reunited with baby Hope. Meanwhile, Kaleb sheds light on a spell he created in 1914; Cami learns Esther's plan will put her life in danger; and Esther makes an unlikely alliance that could prove to be dangerous for Klaus.

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Air date: Jan 19, 2015

Hayley and Jackson bring the vampires and werewolves together to consider a truce, but Vincent places a spell on the compound where they are meeting and traps the two warring sides together. Meanwhile, Rebekah becomes trapped in an insane asylum.

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Season 2 of the supernatural drama begins with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) plotting his revenge against the Guerrera werewolves and vowing to take down anyone who poses a threat to baby Hope's existence. Meanwhile, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) watches helplessly as Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) spirals downward while mourning the loss of her daughter and struggles to adapt to her new hybrid status. Exiled by the Guerrera werewolves, who now control the French Quarter, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) reels over the destruction of his vampire family and attempts to rebuild his home with the help of Josh (Steven Krueger). Elsewhere, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) recruits unsuspecting teens into a werewolf army; and Klaus and Elijah turn to a new witch (Sonja Sohn) to help them outsmart their villainous mother (Alice Evans).

Critic Reviews for The Originals Season 2

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All in all, this was a great season premiere and well worth the long hiatus. It tidied up the last big threat from season one and stressed the importance of family and blood and fighting for what matters most.

Jan 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The fact that this show is about a family definitely raises the stakes and makes the drama much more interesting.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

As a season premiere, the episode was next-level; as an hour of television, it was perfect.

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…

All in all, I'd have to give the premiere a thumbs up; even if the take-down of the Guerreras was perhaps a bit too neat for its own good- they probably could have milked that for a few more episodes, at least.

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…

I found the first 10 minutes or so of tonight's episode difficult to follow as the writers tried to inform us as to the whereabouts of every single character we've come to know and love. It was too much and not enough all at the same time.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Originals returns for its sophomore season and everything in New Orleans is about to be turned upside down.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Originals: Season 2

  • Jan 30, 2016
    In its second season The Originals delves deeper into the Mikaelson family and resurrects old feuds. After reclaiming control over New Orleans, Klaus discovers that his dead mother and brothers have crossed over from the Veil and are inhabiting the bodies of witches, and that it was his mother who put a death sentence on his child. At times the plot can get a bit confusing with all the body swapping, but it also allows for some interesting story arcs and adds an extra degree of mystery. Plus, it enables the show to bring in fresh new actors to play the Mikaelson characters; in particular Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Rebekah does an incredible job. Season 2 of The Originals has an ambitious vision that, while not completely pulled off, makes it extraordinarily exciting and compelling.
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  • Aug 01, 2020
    the supporting cast does it's best but Klaus Mikaelson will never be an interesting character no matter how hard they push him.
  • Jun 28, 2020
    Season 2 was way better than season one. It had twists and turns and so many layers to the plot. It was amazing.
  • Jan 20, 2020
    Super series and got stronger as the season progressed, great stories, very atmospheric and brilliant action.
  • Mar 01, 2017
    I love this show it is my favortie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Jul 21, 2016
    I think The Originals is better than The Vampire Diaries in some aspects, or maybe I am bit tired of the second one. Great cast and perfomances.
  • May 22, 2016
    Amazing. My favorite show currently airing on television
  • Jan 07, 2016
    love this show, watched seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix...in under a week. did I say LOVVVVE this show?
  • Dec 23, 2015
    picking up several months after Season 1 it seems that all is well; the witches sacrifice is thwarted but the ancestors from beyond the grave still demand baby Hope's blood the one who is calling all the shots this time is their mother Esther the first new wave of enemies consist of every other member of the Mikaelson tree from Cole to Finn to Freya but all of them inhabit other bodies their mission is to bring down Klause, Elijah, and Rebekah things even get more messy when Davina is conjuring more powerful magic thereby bringing the dreaded Mikael back to life in order to finish off Klause once and for all Rebekah also goes through a startling transformation while combating Esther and the rest of their vengeful siblings Cammy isn't around as much as she was but still serves as a beacon of hope whenever Klause has doubts about himself, his siblings, and his loyalties toward others Elijah is also given some more background into his troubled past and is reminded of guilt by killing the love of his life, Tatia (played by a familiar face we all know) another doppleganger Hayley also takes on an immense responsibility being in charge of the Wolf Pack and sharing her power through marriage the other threat in the form of a witch, Eva Sinclair is only in there for a short while but still tests Rebekah's measure of control over herself like I said too one of the newer siblings, Freya whom was believed to be deceased also comes back to try to put an end to a life she's been wanting to be free from but it also means trying to tear down Klause by pitting everyone against him I gotta say that the first half of this season drags out the bitterness of all the Mikaelsons pitting themselves against one another, it goes back and forth and back and forth to the point where it seems like it will never end ugggh.... there is a lot of blood feud between these people but the show at this point seems to be stuck where it should be moving forward but once the 2nd half finally took shape it got interesting again I think it's because they introduce an enemy that is not all that family-related but still has deep cuts from over 1000 years ago Dahlia, whom turns out is the sister of Esther has come back from a long nap to take away baby Hope's power and become even more powerful it's also a hell of a finale as the Mikaelson's band together in one final attempt to keep baby Hope safe forever we do lose a few more supporting characters this time around as well which does heighten the emotion a bit, they're not big losses but still leave an impact considering they've been around for a while Klause becomes even more conflicted as ever forcing others to choose sides, testing their commitments, making the hardest of choices, and protecting his child at any cost again the first half of this second season was struggling a bit but by the end it picked up again to where it needed to be this time it's all about protecting your loved ones, siding with whomever is the strongest, doing the unthinkable, sticking to your own community, and never giving up on the ones who follow you through thick and thin an okay second season overall, just not as gripping or menacing as the first
  • Aug 23, 2015
    I'm so ready for this to update....along with Damages, Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva, and several others. I don't care for television and the way it's broken up between commercials and the week.

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