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The Originals: Season 3 (2015-2016)




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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.


Joseph Morgan
as Klaus Mikaelson
Leah Pipes
as Camille
Natalie Dreyfuss
as Cassie/Esther
Yusuf Gatewood
as Vincent/Finn
Daniel Sharman
as Kaleb/Kol
Jason Dohring
as Det. Kinney
Paul Wesley (II)
as Stefan Salvatore
Zach Roerig
as Matt Donovan
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Critic Reviews for The Originals: Season 3

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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

June 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.

October 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Not a bad start, all things considered.

October 9, 2015 | Full Review…

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

October 9, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | 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.

September 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Originals: Season 3


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.


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