The Originals: Season 4 (2017)

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Air date: Mar 17, 2017

Season 4 begins. On the fifth anniversary of Klaus' defeat, Marcel is king of the city and welcomes the un-sired vampires to New Orleans, only to find they pose an unexpected threat to his rule, which leads him to seek counsel from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, as Hayley closes in on the cure that will allow her to revive Elijah and the slumbering Mikaelsons, she faces a final task that forces her to make a ruthless decision.

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Air date: Mar 24, 2017

After being cured and woken, the Mikaelson siblings join Hayley in an effort to rescue Klaus from captivity, but face Marcel in the process. Meanwhile, Klaus' demons materialize in unexpected ways when he suffers the effects of the Tunde Blade; and Vincent investigates a haunting that proves to be much more sinister than he imagined.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2017

Klaus tries to reconnect with his daughter, Hope, after five years apart. Meanwhile, Elijah mediates a conflict between Hayley and Freya; and Vincent tells Marcel terrible secrets about his ex -wife, when they search for a witch who plans to sacrifice a group of innocent children, including Hope Mikaelson.

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Air date: Apr 7, 2017

Hayley, desperate to save her daughter, turns to Marcel for help uncovering information about the mysterious force that has set its sights on the children of New Orleans. Elijah and Vincent join the hunt, which puts them on a dangerous collision course with an unlikely new threat. Meanwhile, Freya and Keelin are forced to put aside their differences when they embark on a journey that may alter the power dynamic in New Orleans forever.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2017

Klaus and Marcel experience the symptoms of a malevolent haunting, which forces them on a violent collision course. Meanwhile, Hayley uncovers a link between the dark magic and her former wolf pack; and Keelin struggles with whether to help Freya or flee the Mikaelsons forever.

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Air date: Apr 28, 2017

The Hollow employs a mysterious servant to do its bidding, so Klaus and Elijah host an elaborate party to lure the new threat out and uncover its identity. Meanwhile, Hayley seeks Freya's help to unlock her memories about her parents' death and who may be responsible.

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Air date: May 5, 2017

Freya places a protection spell on the compound when it's discovered that the Hollow's latest servant is on the loose, but it forces Klaus, Hayley and Hope to remain inside. Meanwhile, Elijah takes matters into his own hands when Vincent is reluctant to perform a dangerous ritual needed to strengthen their defense against the Hollow; and Freya enacts a risky plan that brings her face to face with their latest threat, but an unexpected twist leaves her life hanging in the balance.

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Air date: May 12, 2017

Hayley and Klaus travel to the ancestral world and meet Davina, Klaus' former foe and the one person who holds the secrets to The Hollow's demise. Meanwhile, old wounds are re-opened when Elijah and Marcel are forced into an uneasy alliance. Together, they meet with Alaric who has tracked down a crucial artifact that could help in their fight against The Hollow.

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Air date: May 19, 2017

The Hollow sends a terrifying message to Vincent, so he teams with Haley and Freya to embark on a desperate mission to stop the Hollow once and for all, even if it requires a heartbreaking sacrifice. Meanwhile, Klaus makes a surprising alliance and enacts a plan that threatens to change the Mikaelson family forever.

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Air date: Jun 2, 2017

Klaus requests that his estranged siblings Rebekah and Kol return home to stand by their family against the Hollow. Meanwhile, Freya recruits Hayley for a dangerous journey; and Marcel leads a hunt for the Hollow that puts him on a collision course with the person he is least prepared to face. Finally, Kol is forced to consider the lengths he would go to see Davina again.

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In the fourth season of this drama series, a prophecy hangs over the Mikaelson family, threatening their lives. The season opens five years after Klaus' (Joseph Morgan) defeat, being forced to leave New Orleans. Now, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) acts as the vampire king of the city. Plus, Hayle (Phoebe Tonkin) is still searching for a cure that can revive Elijah (Daniel Gillies).

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Critic Reviews for The Originals Season 4

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

At this point, part of me wonders if The CW didn't make us wait so long for The Originals so that we'd be in a similar mindset as the characters, who've waited five years to be reunited.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"Gather Up the Killers" started out slow. Not because of the exposition, but due to the lack of Original family members.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

The Originals Season 4 Episode 1 was, without a doubt the best episode in a few years.

Oct 18, 2017 | Full Review…

This wasn't a bad run of episodes, even if the show fell back on some of the old tropes of the genre.

Jun 15, 2017 | Full Review…

With its mother show The Vampire Diaries over, it sure feels good to be back in New Orleans for more of the vampire/witch/werewolf/hybrid drama-fest the is The Originals.

Mar 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Originals: Season 4

  • Feb 08, 2019
    Cut back to 13 episodes, Season 4 marks the beginning of the end for The Originals. The Mikaelson family rallies once again to save Klaus from Marcel, but when an ancient evil called the Hollow raises and forms a mystical link with Klaus' daughter the Mikaelsons team up with Marcel and the leader of the New Orleans witches to defeat it. While the season arc is pretty strong it’s marred by a lesbian love story involving Freya; which plays more like Stockholm syndrome, as Freya abducts and chains up her future lover, holding her hostage and treating her as such for half the season. Also, the show's getting a little repetitive and formulaic. Yet the writers continue to do a great job at creating tension and suspense, and the fight scenes are exciting and action-packed. Season 4 of The Originals has some problems, but it's still entertaining and full of thrills.
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  • Aug 01, 2020
    The series found a way to make Klaus a bit more interesting and the story is strong.
  • Sep 07, 2019
    very very awesome serial tv !, like supernatural and game of thrones
  • Jul 31, 2017
    Season 4 of the Originals was able to continue on the successful path of its previous season, this time with an external threat coming to rattle the equilibrium of all the characters, hence prompting them to unite against a common foe.
  • Jul 09, 2017
    THE BEST TV SERIES EVER, ONE AND ONLY. i love watching tv series and a lot of the i already watched but the originals is different, becouse its about klaus, he's the bad guy, mostly movie is about the good guy. i love the actors and the actresses, they're good, please keep the series untul season 20 or more! because my obsession for thing is going to be long-term.
  • Jul 07, 2017
    There was a great season !!!! Hope CW takes season 5..
  • Jun 23, 2017
    quite possibly the best season so far yet it's the shortest will we get Season 5? it's been 5 years since Marcel overthrew Klaus and the rest of his family according to the prophecy Klaus is isolated and imprisoned while Marcel once again rules over New Orleans, he's even fighting his own demons because of the guilt of the failures of his past in the meantime all the unsired vampires come from all over the world to witness Klaus' fall from grace Hayley has taken care of her daughter Hope and now wants to reunite her with her father including Elijah Hope now a young child has developed special powers being a very gifted witch there's of course no shortage of enemies the Mikaelsons have to contend with from a vampire named Alistar to a female vampire named Sophia whether it's revenge or something else Hayley and Elijah still desire one another despite all the imminent danger they keep facing, it's also much harder after Elijah goes through a really tough psychological torture Marcel still hates the Mikaelsons for all the damage they've left in their wake so every now and then he desires a way to rid them forever of course something sinister is brewing in the shadows; a mysterious entity called the Hollow starts leaving symbols all over town and has the townsfolk nervous, particularly Vincent who remembers that his deceased wife had a bad connection to it in the past this new enemy draws its power from feeding off of children, resurrecting the dead, and will continue to grow unless Klaus and the others can combat it the origins of this great evil trace back to 500 AD, a baby was born from two covens and it craved more power so the villagers decided to kill her by separating her remains to cut off her power this also explains why Hayley is important to the Hollow's plans in the present day to be whole again and maybe have something to do with the werewolf curse Freya even finds an unexpected bond with a wolf named Keelin, Keelin wants to be rid of her savage nature although they both go down a path no one expects the Hollow can infect anyone it comes across to do her bidding but will the residents of New Orleans be able to fend it off for good? this is one of the better seasons mainly because we get to see this family up against an enemy that can't be seen or touched so easily, a new romance also blooms giving one of the characters a game changer, two familiar faces show up again which brought a smile to my face, and that the youngest member of the family finally has a pivotal role to play Nothing ever stays buried, wars have casualties, every parent is afraid of screwing up, separating feels like torture, and freedom is good for a while until you wake up with that empty pit in your stomach the Mikaelsons may make questionable choices and rash actions but it's all in the name of protecting one another now and forever the finale is bittersweet given the fact that the Mikaelsons have to make the ultimate sacrifice and it is a sad one I really hope we get to see Season 5, maybe the Mikaelsons can still come together and truly triumph over all evil they have lived for over 1000 years so why stop now?
  • May 16, 2017
    Great Great Show.. Always and Forever
  • May 05, 2017
    awsome thats all i can say
  • May 02, 2017
    I absolutely LOVE The Originals. I really hope it doesn't get cancelled after this season. I always preferred The Originals over The Vampire Diares.

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