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The fifth season of The Originals was announced on May 10, 2017.[1] It aired in midseason of 2018.[2]

This is the final season.[3]

Season Summary[]

The final season of THE ORIGINALS begins seven years after the core members of the Mikaelson family - Klaus (Joseph Morgan), Elijah (Daniel Gillies), Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt) and Kol (guest star Nathaniel Buzolic) — each absorb a quarter of the Hollow's dark energy and flee New Orleans in order to keep both their beloved city and young Hope (guest star Summer Fontana) safe. In the interim, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) and Josh (Steven Krueger) preside over a Big Easy almost devoid of conflict, while Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and Freya (Riley Voelkel) watch Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) grow into a teenager, eventually opting to send her to the Salvatore School so that Caroline (guest star Candice King) can keep an eye on her. With Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) following Rebekah out of town and Elijah stripped of his memory, the danger seems to be contained... until a sudden tragedy forces the siblings to return home. As the Mikaelsons return to New Orleans, bringing the pieces of a centuries old evil with them, it becomes clear that the closing chapter of this family saga will be as bloody and emotional as ever.

THE ORIGINALS is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries," "Containment," "Kyle XY") and Leslie Morgenstein ("The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip Girl") are executive producers.[4]


Main article: Antagonists in The Originals Season Five


For more information, see Character Appearances.


Note 1: *Hayley appears as a regular character only in 5x01, 5x06, 5x08, 5x11, 5x12 & 5x13.
Note 2: **Josh appears as a regular character through 5x10.

Special Guest Stars[]

Guest Starring[]



Writers (10)[]

Directors (12)[]

Episodes List: 2018[]

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
5x01 Where You Left Your Heart-Hayley-Hope Where You Left Your Heart Writer: Marguerite MacIntyre Director: Lance Anderson April 18, 2018 #5x01
Desperate to see her father Klaus 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. Meanwhile, Freya's guilt over not being able to reunite her family gets in the way of her happiness with Keelin, while Rebekah struggles with her inability to fully commit to Marcel. Finally, struggling without Elijah by his side, Klaus' murderous rampage throughout Europe leads to an unexpected encounter with Caroline Forbes.

5x02 One Wrong Turn on Bourbon-Marcel 2 One Wrong Turn On Bourbon Writer: Carina Adly MacKenzie Director: Carol Banker April 25, 2018 #5x02
When a mysterious disappearance brings Klaus back to New Orleans, Hope 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 turns to Ivy for guidance about what it may mean. Elsewhere, Marcel returns to New Orleans amidst increased tensions between the supernatural factions, while Freya makes a decision about her future with Keelin. Finally, Roman's surprise visit to the Mikaelson compound forces Hope to reveal some dark truths about her family. Josh also appears.

5x03 Ne Me Quitte Pas-Elijah Ne Me Quitte Pas Writer: K.C. Perry & Michelle Paradise Director: Joseph Morgan May 2, 2018 #5x03
In the immediate aftermath of having his memory erased by Marcel, Elijah 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, a beautiful and free-spirited vampire, who helps him navigate his new life. However, a run-in with Klaus threatens to destroy the peace he's finally found.

5x04 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea-Hope-Freya 2 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Writer: Beau DeMayo & Kyle Arrington Director: Michael Grossman May 9, 2018 #5x04
Frustrated by the lack of progress made in the search for Hayley, Klaus turns up the heat by taking hostages from each of the three New Orleans supernatural factions. Freya goes to Mystic Falls to check on Hope, who has been sent back to the Salvatore School. Vincent seeks guidance from Ivy after learning that Klaus' erratic behavior is escalating.

5x05 Don't It Just Break Your Heart-Hope Don't It Just Break Your Heart Writer: Jeffrey Lieber, Bianca Sams & Jeffrey Lieber Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd May 16, 2018 #5x05
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.

5x06 What, Will, I, Have, Left-Klaus What, Will, I, Have, Left Writer: Marguerite MacIntyre Director: Charles Michael Davis May 30, 2018 #5x06
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.

5x07 God's Gonna Trouble the Water-Vincent-Josh-Marcel God's Gonna Trouble the Water Writer: Bianca Sams and Julie Plec Director: Carl Seaton June 6, 2018 #5x07
Ivy reveals some startling news to 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.

5x08 The Kindness of Strangers-Kol-Freya-Rebekah-Klaus The Kindness of Strangers Writer: Beau DeMayo and Carina Adly MacKenzie Director: Kellie Cyrus June 13, 2018 #5x08
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.

5x09 We Have Not Long to Love-Josh-Marcel We Have Not Long To Love Writer: K.C. Perry & Michelle Paradise Director: Bethany Rooney June 20, 2018 #5x09
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.

5x10 There in the Disappearing Light-Hope-Klaus There in the Disappearing Light Writer: Eva McKenna‏ and Jeffrey Lieber Director: Daniel Gillies July 11, 2018 #5x10
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.

5x11 'Til the Day I Die-Keelin-Kol-Freya-Hope 'Til the Day I Die Writer: Kyle Arrington and Marguerite MacIntyre Director: Geoff Shotz July 18, 2018 #5x11
Klaus turns to Davina for help to learn more about a mysterious affliction affecting Hope. On their wedding day, Freya and Keelin make a tough decision about their future together, while Elijah is forced to confront a past memory of Hayley. Finally, Declan's growing curiosity in the city's supernatural secrets forces Marcel to step in.

5x12 The Tale of Two Wolves-Klaus~Alaric~Caroline The Tale of Two Wolves Writer: Julie Plec and Carina Adly MacKenzie Director: Rudy Persico July 25, 2018 #5x12
With Hope facing a life-threatening affliction and deteriorating quickly, Klaus travels to Mystic Falls to seek help from Caroline. Tasked with keeping Hope preoccupied in Mystic Falls, Elijah comes to a heartbreaking realization about his niece. Meanwhile, at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, a run-in with Alaric Saltzman throws a wrench into Klaus' plan.

5x13 When the Saints Go Marching In-Klaus-Hope-Marcel-Rebekah-Keelin-Freya-Kol-Elijah When The Saints Go Marching In Writer: Julie Plec (story)
Jeffrey Lieber (teleplay)
Director: Lance Anderson August 1, 2018 #5x13
Intent on saving Hope's life, Klaus' plan will change the lives of the Mikaelson family forever. Elijah, Marcel, Freya and Vincent also appear.

Production News[]

  • The series was officially renewed on May 10, 2017 along with iZombie.[5]
  • This was the second season of the series to air midseason.
  • Production started on July 25, 2017 and ended on December 17, 2017.[6]
  • Jeffrey Lieber joined the crew.[7]
  • Steven Krueger (Josh) was upgraded to series regular. Danielle Rose Russell (who plays older Hope) joined the cast on a series regular status as well.
  • Season Five twist could launch another spin-off.[8]
  • Julie Plec announced that season five is the final season of the series.[9]
  • Marguerite MacIntyre wrote 5x01 while Lance Anderson directed the episode.[10][11]
  • Carina Adly MacKenzie wrote episode eight.[12]
  • Julie Plec and Bianca Sams wrote episode seven.[13]
  • Eva McKenna and Jeffrey Lieber wrote episode ten.[14]
  • Carina Adly MacKenzie and Julie Plec wrote episode twelve.[15]
  • Jeffrey Lieber and Julie Plec wrote episode thirteen.[16]
  • Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Charles Michael Davis directed this season.[17]
    • Joseph Morgan directed episode three, Charles Michael Davis directed episode six and Daniel Gillies directed episode ten.[18]
  • There is a time jump with the length being seven years.









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