The Originals: Season 3 (2015 - 2016)


Season 3
The Originals

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Air date: Oct 8, 2015
Air date: Oct 15, 2015
Air date: Oct 22, 2015
Air date: Oct 29, 2015
Air date: Nov 5, 2015
Air date: Nov 12, 2015
Air date: Nov 19, 2015
Air date: Dec 3, 2015
Air date: Dec 10, 2015
Air date: Jan 29, 2016
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Season 3 of this drama series returns to the trials and tribulations of the Mikaelson family. The season opens months after the family's arduous battle against a powerful witch. Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah's (Daniel Gillies) relationship remains fractured, even as they adjust to their newfound life with their estranged sister, Freya (Riley Voelkel). Meanwhile, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Davina (Danielle Campbell) take over the city. Plus, Cami (Leah Pipes) and Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) are entangled in a mystery surrounding the first vampire sired by the Mikaelsons - a thousand years ago.

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Critic Reviews for The Originals Season 3

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

I LOVED seeing all the Original siblings in their original bodies right after they became vampires so please give us more of these scenes.

Jan 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The dynamic between Klaus and Elijah has always been one of the most critical -- and one of my most favorite -- parts of the show.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The ritual killings are going to start to cause a problem in New Orleans, which could be bad for Marcel and his vampires - which he has back under his control - as well as the first family. Something's brewing and things are going to get dark.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Not a bad start, all things considered.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

There's something very simplistic about keeping the big bads within not only the vampire world, but also the Original family world. And yet, there's also something incredibly complex about it.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It wouldn't be The Originals without some family flashbacks, and they delivered.

Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Originals: Season 3

  • Jan 29, 2017
    The Originals' third season is full of shocking twists and thrills that will leave the audience on the edge of their seats. When a prophecy predicts that the Mikaelsons will fall (one by friend, one by foe, and one by family) the Klaus and Elijah sire clans come to New Orleans to offer their aid, but the Mikaelsons soon discover that the clans have their own agendas. It's a very interesting expansion of the series vampire mythology and introduces a number of new characters. However it comes at a cost, as a several series regulars and cast members are written off; which can be heartbreaking at times. But as intriguing as some of the plot lines are, after three seasons the storytelling has become a bit formulaic, with the same twists and betrayals happening over and over again. Still, overall Season 3 of The Originals is incredibly compelling and explores exciting new territory.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 24, 2017
    First time I watch something with more good stories than majority of show's on Netflix and general tv itself and now they want to end it. Tv shows are so bad at mo and the most exciting ones are ending. Netflix needs a story teller that doesn't want to give up on something that brings great reviews ,a great show with so many stories that can be told. Sort it out Netflix your viewers want more of The Originals!!!!!!
  • Mar 28, 2017
    can't wait for the next season! wow
  • Mar 01, 2017
  • Dec 24, 2016
    The finale was nothing but epic, "you reap what you sow" that quote is directed to the original family
  • Oct 30, 2016
    Same old family drama as the other seasons: Some family from the distant past is returning/comes to town bent on killing the inner circle of the messing up the supernatural life at New Orleans. There are a few twists with some of the main characters that are very welcomed, but nothing is really new, and the plots go out of their way to mislead the audience from the real threat, so much that, when it comes back to bite the Mikaelson's delicious tushes, the antagonist have come and gone so many times that no one cares anymore.
  • Sep 01, 2016
    Amazing show. Captivated my attention at every turn, definitely looking forward to seasons to come.
  • Jul 18, 2016
    Still a guilty pleasure.
  • May 27, 2016
    Loved this season! I did lose a bit of interest during the second season, but I breezed right through this one.
  • May 22, 2016
    Even better than the first two seasons. Cannot wait for season 4

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