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The Originals: Season 5 (2018)




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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.


Joseph Morgan
as Klaus Mikaelson
Leah Pipes
as Camille
Natalie Dreyfuss
as Cassie/Esther
Yusuf Gatewood
as Vincent/Finn
Danielle Rose Russell
as Hope Mikaelson
Jaime Murray
as Antoinette
Matthew Davis
as Alaric Saltzman
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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.

October 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.

October 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.

October 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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

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

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.

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

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