The Originals: Season 5 (2018)


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Air date: Apr 18, 2018

Desperate to see her father after seven years, Hope resorts to drastic measures to bring her father back to New Orleans. Hayley attempts to minimize the fallout from Hope's actions, but not before news of what she's done ripples through the city.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2018

When a mysterious disappearance brings Klaus (Joseph Morgan) back to New Orleans, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) looks forward to the prospect of seeing her father again. However, when the dark magic that had been keeping them apart begins to manifest in dangerous ways across the city, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) turns to Ivy (guest star Shiva Kalaiselvan) for guidance about what it may mean. Elsewhere, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) returns to New Orleans amidst increased tensions between the supernatural factions, while Freya (Riley Voelkel) makes a decision about her future with Keelin (guest star Christina Moses). Finally, Roman's (guest star Jedidiah Goodacre) surprise visit to the Mikaelson compound forces Hope to reveal some dark truths about her family.

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Air date: May 2, 2018

In the immediate aftermath of having his memory erased by Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), Elijah (Daniel Gillies) awakens to find himself in the middle of nowhere and without a clue as to who he is. Unable to control his instinctive vampire ways, Elijah encounters Antoinette (guest star Jaime Murray), a beautiful and free-spirited vampire, who helps him navigate his new life. However, a run-in with Klaus (Joseph Morgan) threatens to destroy the peace he's finally found.

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Air date: May 9, 2018

Frustrated by the lack of progress made in the search for Hayley, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) turns up the heat by taking hostages from each of the three New Orleans supernatural factions. Freya (Riley Voelkel) goes to Mystic Falls to check on Hope (Danielle Rose Russell), who has been sent back to the Salvatore School. Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) seeks guidance from Ivy (guest star Shiva Kalaiselvan) after learning that Klaus' erratic behavior is escalating.

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Air date: May 16, 2018

A mysterious clue sent to Klaus leads him one step closer to finding Hayley. Antoinette opens up to Elijah after her past comes back to haunt her. Meanwhile, Marcel makes a decision that puts him at odds with Klaus. Finally, Hope takes matters into her own hands to fix the mess that she's created.

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Air date: May 30, 2018

After learning how she can get Hayley back, Hope sets off on a dangerous mission to end the mess she started. Klaus turns to Caroline for help when he discovers Hope's plan. Vincent and Freya clash over whether to let Declan in on New Orleans's supernatural secrets.

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Air date: Jun 6, 2018

Ivy tells Klaus about the dark magic that's been keeping him away from his family. Elijah turns to some unexpected allies to save Antoinette's life.

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Air date: Jun 13, 2018

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."

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Air date: Jun 20, 2018

As Vincent, Marcel and Josh work to clean up the city, an uprising of purist vampires leads the supernatural factions into a deadly showdown. Hope's attempt to bring her family back together leaves her struggling with the consequences. Finally, Freya makes a life-changing decision.

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Air date: Jul 11, 2018

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.

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Season 5 of this drama series opens seven years after the Mikaelson family had to flee the city of New Orleans in order to keep Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) safe. Now, Hope is desperate to be reunited with her father, Klaus (Joseph Morgan), and resorts to drastic measures to see him once again. Freya (Riley Voelkel) feels guilty about not being able to bring her family back together, causing trouble in her relationship with Keelin (Christina Moses). Meanwhile, Josh (Steven Krueger) and Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) are ruling over New Orleans.

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Critic Reviews for The Originals Season 5

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Danielle Rose Russell is extremely likable as Hope, and the cliffhanger of Klaus coming home and what that could mean feels like a good note on which to launch the final season.

Apr 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

If all the episodes are as good as this one, I'm not going to be ready to say goodbye.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

With the dysfunctional family having reunited and mended rips in the earlier episode at Freya and Keelin's wedding, the finale of The Originals could have ended with vigor. Instead, the finale is representative of the final season - a slow desiccation.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

When The Saints Go Marching In brought The Originals to a momentous close with plenty of love and loss among the Mikaelson clan.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

All things considered, this was not the series finale I expected nor one that I think the fans deserved. It was filled with pacing issues and random developments in the name of bringing some closure to some of the plots.

Oct 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The bendable but unbreakable Mikaelson bond is the driving force behind every storyline on The Originals.

Aug 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Originals: Season 5

  • Aug 01, 2020
    Danielle Rose Russell proves to be a great addition and helps end the show on a high note.
  • Oct 21, 2019
    Really awesome final seas
  • Feb 04, 2019
    So sad this series is over! I wish it had surpassed The Vampire Diaries series.
  • Aug 29, 2018
    I wish I could put one hundred tearful emojiis in this post. I love this show so much. I didn't care what this family did. I ride for them because they ride for each other. Nickclaus has always been my favorite because I have always understood him. Elijah has always been #2 because of his love for his little brother. He understood that Nick needed it. The whole family especially the big 3 has always been near and dear to my heart. They are ORIGINALS, so I always felt like every other vamp needed to bow down to them no matter what, forget them and feed em poop. All the other supernatural beings needed to bow to them because they were stronger, faster, and basically unkillable, but no one got that. That is why there was conflict. They were the superior beings in this world. Period. I am going to miss this show. I thought my heart couldn't break anymore when Haley died, then it broke even more when Elijah got his memories back. I thought man I was through the worse of it. Of course my two favorite characters died at the end, and I was done!. I am glad at least that, this is where it ended. It would have been cool to see where Hope's powers took her, being a vampire, werewolf, and witch. Essentially now the most powerful being on the earth.
  • Aug 12, 2018
    compare to all the previous originals seasons. Far the worst season.
  • Aug 03, 2018
    it's the 5th and final season of Julie Plec's supernatural spinoff last season the Mikaelsons made the toughest decision ever to leave one another to protect each other from the Hollow's influence Hope went sent to Alaric's school for special gifted individuals as well everyone's back for one last get-together 7 years have passed; Hope has grown into a young woman unintentionally creating a hybrid from her own blood and now the Mikaelsons come back with the Hollow’s influence growing worse Candace Accola even makes a guest appearance! Vincent goes to a Seer Ivy who fortells of an impending doom Elijah has lost his memory wanting to start over and running into a woman named Antoinette yet she has a shameful past Hayley has now gone missing and the other clans see Hope as an aberration of the species there may also be a new group of zealots out to wipe out Klause's family Freya and Keelin are on and off again in their relationship then later start to decide their future together Hope meets a young boy who turns into a hybrid but he's actually connected to something bad Klause caused over 100 years ago to make matters worse a deadly prophecy in New Orleans wiping out all first born vampires could come to pass another main character loses her life, too as punishment the entire family gets pulled into a kind of purgatory Hope is growing strong but viewed as a monster and uncontrollable, could this power ultimately destroy her? Can she survive as an Original? you cant create a mess without taking responsibility, we're capable of doing terrible things but also capable of forgiveness, how can you have a child knowing you won’t hurt them?, we are damaged but not doomed to repeat the mistakes of our parents, can you be a miracle and a mistake at the same time?, sometimes being family means saying no, happiness is a choice, and redemption can always be earned the final farewell is very emotional and I got very teary-eyed seeing how far the Mikaelsons have come since their births 'always and forever' will always be their mantra, it may be endings for some but it's also for new beginnings for everyone including Hope thankfully another 'Vampire Diaries' spin-off is on the way so this isnt the end of the Mikaelsons completely rest in peace 'Originals' and thank you so much Julie Plec for another addictive supernatural drama
  • Apr 25, 2018
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the originals and I don't want it to end!
  • Jan 29, 2018
    When the Originals finally ends with Season 5, I will cry 24/7 for a month. It has been an awesome ride. The Vampire Diaries was A-MAZING but this...? This was for the grown-ups and I've loved being a grown-up on this fantasy roller coaster. And OMG! Kudos for the incredible music.... The jazz, the club but remember the scene when Klaus fights Marcelle's Army - Bartholomew, The Silent Comedy is absolute perfect combo. Bliss begins with an 'O'.
  • Aug 03, 2017
    There was lots of action, which meant that it was never a dull moment. It got a little confusing at times, but it was a good overall plot line. However, the ending of the season was a little sad, but generally speaking, it was well done.

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