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Stefan meets Freya in The Originals

A Crossover Episode is the placement of two or more shows combining the characters, settings or universe into a single episode conjoined with either a spin-off or an entirely different series. In this case, The Originals is the spin-off of the The Vampire Diaries as The Original family was associated with the parent show, until the storyline developed and The Originals had succeeded with their own show. The same way Hope Mikaelson's storyline from The Originals continues in Legacies.

On that note, if a character moves to another show in a main or recurring capacity like the whole Original Family in The Originals or Alaric Saltzman and Dorian Williams in Legacies, such instances are not considered a crossover.

For a list of actors/actresses who appeared in TVD/TO/Legacies and another show/film see: Cast Crossovers.

List of episodes


Please use this as a key.

The Vampire Diaries episode.
The Originals episode.
Legacies episode.
Title and Airdate Crossover description Character/s
(November 12, 2013)
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The Originals, 1x07. Tyler visits New Orleans, intent on gaining his vengeance on Klaus and killing his unborn child.
The River in Reverse
(November 26, 2013)
The Originals, 1x08. Tyler continues with his plans, until obstacles destroy his path and is ultimately thrown in The Garden.
500 Years of Solitude
(January 23, 2014)
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The Vampire Diaries, 5x11. The parent show's hundredth episode; Katherine is deteriorating though Klaus and Rebekah decide to visit. Rebekah has an encounter with Matt, Klaus had his wish with Caroline and Elijah appears as Katherine's hallucination.
Red Door
(November 3, 2014)
The Originals, 2x05. We finally learn the origins of Tatia, a Petrova Doppelgänger who has a history with the Original family. She was mentioned in Season 2, 3 and 4 of TVD. Tatia's flashback sheds light on how the mythology we knew as viewers was all lies.
Moonlight on the Bayou
(February 26, 2016)
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The Vampire Diaries, 7x14, This is part of a two hour crosssover with The Originals. Stefan visits New Orleans to seek safe haven from a hunter named Rayna Cruz.
A Streetcar Named Desire
(February 26, 2016)
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The Originals, 3x14, This is part of a two hour crossover with The Vampire Diaries. Stefan visits New Orleans to seek safe haven from a hunter named Rayna Cruz.
Behind the Black Horizon
(April 8, 2016)
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The Originals, 3x17, the kidnapping of Freya is instrumental in leading Elijah and Finn to their once home - Mystic Falls - to rescue her, and once there, they had a run in with the reluctant sheriff's deputy; Matt Donovan.
Voodoo in My Blood
(May 12, 2017)
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The Originals, 4x08, Alaric visits New Orleans to give Klaus one of The Hollow's bones, and helps Elijah and Marcel to find the other bones.
The Feast of All Sinners
(June 23, 2017)
The Originals, 4x13, Hayley got Hope to attend Alaric and Caroline's school of magic. Alaric and Hayley talk about Hope's future.
Where You Left Your Heart
(April 18, 2018)
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The Originals, 5x01, Dorian Williams appeared at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted, while Caroline Forbes visited Klaus.
What, Will, I, Have, Left
(May 30, 2018)
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The Originals, 5x06, Caroline Forbes met and traveled with Klaus to help him find Hope who ran away with Roman.
God's Gonna Trouble the Water
(June 6, 2018)
The Originals, 5x07, Caroline's voice can be heard as she narrated her letter to Klaus in which she expressed her condolences for Hayley.
The Tale of Two Wolves
(July 25, 2018)
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The Originals, 5x12, Klaus visits Caroline and Alaric at their school of magic to ask Josie and Lizzie to help him with Hope. This is a also the backdoor pilot for Legacies.
When The Saints Go Marching In
(August 1, 2018)
The Originals, 5x13, Caroline visited Klaus.
This is the Part Where You Run
(October 25, 2018)
Legacies, 1x01, Matt appeared. With Landon on the run with a supernatural dagger and a bus full of dead passengers, Matt calls Alaric and Hope to figure out what supernatural creature could have killed so many people in such a horrible way.
We're Being Punked, Pedro
(November 8, 2018)
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Legacies, 1x03, Jeremy appeared. He warns Landon Kirby and Rafael Waithe about using Rafael's abilities in the open and reveals that Alaric sent him to find the two and return them to the school.
Hope is Not the Goal
(November 15, 2018)
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Legacies, 1x04, Matt appeared. He visits the Salvatore School announcing Dana Lilien and Sasha Stoteraux haven't been seen and didn't return home. He asks if any of the students have seen them and leads the search effort along with Alaric Saltzman.
Mombie Dearest
(December 6, 2018)
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Legacies, 1x06, Josette Laughlin appears. She is resurrected by the Necromancer in order to steal the supernatural knife and return it to Malivore. She meets her two daughters and learns about their lives; she is initially shocked that they survived but learns about the Gemini Coven's actions to save them.
Let's Just Finish the Dance
(March 14, 2019)
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Legacies, 1x14, Roman Sienna appears at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted. He briefly talks with Hope, apologizing for the part he played in her mother's death.
I'll Tell You a Story
(March 21, 2019)
Legacies, 1x15, Roman Sienna said goodbye to Hope.
That's Nothing I Had to Remember
(November 21, 2019)
Legacies, 2x06, Josie visited Freya to help her with a spell.
Kai Parker Screwed Us
(February 6, 2020)
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Legacies, 2x12, Malachai Parker appeared in the 2018 Prison World and at the end of the episode he managed to escape.
You Can't Save Them All
(February 13, 2020)
Legacies, 2x13, Malachai Parker was decapitated by Alaric.
Salvatore: The Musical!
(February 5, 2021)
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Legacies, 3x03, Caroline Forbes's voice can be heard as she narrated her letter to Lizzie.
We All Knew This Day Was Coming
(October 28, 2021)
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Legacies, 4x03, Freya Mikaelson visited Hope.
I Thought You'd Be Happier To See Me
(November 11, 2021)
Legacies, 4x05, Rebekah Mikaelson paid a visit to Hope to help her deal with her transition. At the end of the episode, Hope speaks with Aurora over the phone.
Someplace Far Away From All This Violence
(December 2, 2021)
Legacies, 4x07, Aurora spoke with Hope over the phone.
You Will Remember Me
(December 9, 2021)
Legacies, 4x08, Aurora met with Hope.
I Can't Be the One to Stop You
(December 16, 2021)
Legacies, 4x09, Hope regains centrol over her body from Aurora's control.


Since most of the crossover characters were series regulars in their previous show/s, they are usually credited as Special Guest Stars for their crossover appearances, with the only exception being the uncredited voice appearance of Caroline Forbes in Salvatore: The Musical!. The other recurring characters on their parent show are just credited as Guest Stars for the crossover appearance:

The other exceptions are Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson in 500 Years of Solitude who are credited as a "Special guest stars" despite never being series regulars on The Vampire Diaries. Similary, Aurora de Martel was never a series regular on The Originals but is credited as a "Special guest star" on Legacies. The same goes for Tatia who never appeared on The Vampire Diaries but at least the actress Nina Dobrev was a series regular.

Character # of appearances Credit on the original show Credit for the crossover appearance(s)
Tyler Lockwood 2 Main (TVD) Special guest (TO)
Niklaus Mikaelson 2 Main (TVD) Special guest (TO)
Elijah Mikaelson 1 Recurring (TVD) Special guest (TVD)
Rebekah Mikaelson 2 Recurring (TVD) Special guest (TVD)
Tatia 1 - Special guest (TO)
Stefan Salvatore 1 Main (TVD) Special guest (TO)
Rayna Cruz 1 Recurring (TVD) Guest (TO)
Matt Donovan 3 Main (TVD) Special guest (TO)
Alaric Saltzman 3 Main (TVD) Special guest (TO)
Caroline Forbes 6 Main (TVD) Special guest (TO)/Uncredited (L)
Dorian Williams 1 Recurring (TVD) Special guest (TO)
Josie Saltzman 1 Recurring (TVD) Guest (TO)
Lizzie Saltzman 1 Recurring (TVD) Guest (TO)
Jeremy Gilbert 1 Main (TVD) Special guest (L)
Josette Laughlin 1 Recurring (TVD) Guest (L)
Roman Sienna 2 Recurring (TO) Guest (L)
Freya Mikaelson 2 Main (TO) Special guest (L)
Malachai Parker 2 Recurring (TVD) Special guest (L)
Aurora de Martel 4 Recurring (TO) Special guest/ 2 Uncredited (L)


  • The Vampire Diaries only had 2 crossover episodes, one in season five and seven.
    • However, both episodes feature all main characters.
  • The Originals had 12 crossover episodes.
  • So far, Legacies had 11 crossover episodes.
  • Since the introduction of crossovers in late 2013, the sixth and eighth seasons of The Vampire Diaries are the only seasons in TVD Universe not to feature a single crossover episode.
  • The Tale of Two Wolves is the episode with the most crossover characters. (4)
    • It is also the only crossover episode that is also a backdoor pilot.
  • Moonlight on the Bayou/A Streetcar Named Desire is the only dual back-to-back crossover in the TVD Universe.
  • With six appearances (two in the voice form), Caroline Forbes is the character who had the most crossover appearances. Coincidentally, five of her appearances are in the final season of The Originals.
    • Caroline is also the only character who had voice crossovers as well as the only character who solely had voice crossovers.
  • Kai and Tatia are the only characters to die in their crossover appearances.
    • Tatia is the only character to appear in a flashback.
  • Tyler, Klaus, Elijah, Stefan and Rayna all died following their crossover appearances.
  • Josette Laughlin is the only character to appear as a spirit.
  • With seven episodes, November is the most common month for crossovers to air followed by February (5).
    • September is the only month in which a crossover episode didn't air.
      • Although, that could be explained by the fact that not a single episode out of all three shows had even aired in September on The CW since 2011, two years before the crossovers were introduced.
  • 2018 is the year with the most crossover episodes (9), while 2015 is the year with the least crossover episodes (0).


See also