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The Originals: Season 4 (2017)




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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).


Joseph Morgan
as Klaus Mikaelson
Leah Pipes
as Camille
Natalie Dreyfuss
as Cassie/Esther
Yusuf Gatewood
as Vincent/Finn
Claire Holt
as Rebekah
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Critic Reviews for The Originals: Season 4

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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

October 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.

June 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.

March 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

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

Audience Reviews for The Originals: Season 4


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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