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'The Originals': The highs and lows of season 1

Coming away from a show as successful as The Vampire Diaries, viewers had high expectations for The Originals‘ first season. And spoiler: It exceeded those expectations. After a more-than-intriguing backdoor pilot, The Originals quickly became one of the most highly-anticipated spin-offs, only to later follow through on every one of its promises. The show was dark, it was twisted, and it was ridiculously delicious.

Sure, the first season had its highs and lows. There are always one or two storylines that don’t catch on, but for the most part, The Originals delivered an intriguing season, culminating in an unforgettable finale. Looking back at the season as a whole, here’s what we consider its highs and lows:

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'The Originals' recap: Their only Hope

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the season finale of The Originals, stop reading now!

[Disclaimer: Time Warner Cable decided to air baseball in NYC tonight, so I had to watch a live-stream, which means no screenshots and few quotables — but I refused not to watch live!] READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Cristina leaves 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Godzilla' takes over theaters, a new Black Keys album, and more

Too many finales, too little time! That seems to be the theme of the week, with eight finales on the agenda in eight days. But don’t think that’s all this week has to offer. Thanks to Godzilla, your summer blockbuster tour can continue. Plus, there’s a new Black Keys album to keep you company in all of your post-finale mood swings.

Here’s what your week looks like:

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'The Originals' recap: Guerrera warfare

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the May 6 episode of The Originals, stop reading now!

Our boys just got played. While Marcel, Elijah, and Klaus focused on looking good, getting revenge, and building armies, two women made their move. And as much as I want to root for the strong females (girl power and whatnot), I’m a little too angry that the wolves ruined another one of Elijah’s suits. But in all honesty, I’m glad Francesca is more than just a boring human. Who needs those, right? Let’s do this! READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' recap: Heeeere's Mikael!

Mikael Mikaelson. Believe it or not, that man’s name is not my favorite thing about him. Honestly, I would watch a Mikael Mikaelson spin-off in which he just walked around threatening people all day. That’s how much I love him. And I have to say, Mikael’s greatness aside, I thought this episode was an improvement from the last few weeks. This show is back on its game, and hopefully that’s a sign of things to come in the final two episodes. Also, ELIJAH AND HAYLEY FINALLY KISSED, so you know we’re going to talk about that! Let’s dig in! READ FULL STORY

'The Originals' recap: Let's talk about hex, baby

The storm clouds are gathering guys, and it’s looking more and more like this war is about to go down. But for now, we’re getting warmed up with a few bombs and a deadly hex. Fun, right? Let’s do this!

We kicked things off up in the attic of gloom and doom, where Kieran was hallucinating that Josh and Cami were Sean and Bastiana. And leave it up to Josh to make a scene this intense funny. But things quickly got serious when Kieran had a very brief moment of sanity and a lightbulb went off in Cami’s head. No matter how thick the crazy was, Cami was determined to get through it … by using a shock treatment? Whose mind just goes there as their first idea? Cami’s a lot darker than I previously gave her credit for. Is it weird that this makes me like her more? Although, watching her actually shock Kieran had the opposite effect. You know it’s bad when Klaus winces.

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'The Originals' recap: Three men and a baby

Welcome back to New Orleans, everybody! I don’t know about you all, but I have missed this place, bloodshed and all. I even missed Thierry’s hats. OK, I especially missed Thierry’s hats, but that’s not important. What is important is the theme of this week’s episode, which was all about picking a side in the war that’s about to come to a head. And nobody — I mean nobody — is messing around. Let’s dig in, shall we?

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'The Originals' at PaleyFest: Claire Holt hopes to return, and five more things we learned -- VIDEO

Rebekah fans can breathe a sigh of relief. As far as Claire Holt is concerned, the Original sister’s absence is only a temporary fix. But that was only one thing fans took away from the Originals PaleyFest panel, where cast and crew also discussed Elijah’s journey, the things they aren’t allowed to show on The CW, and whether The Vampire Diaries‘ Caroline might be making her way to New Orleans anytime soon.

Here are six things we took away — plus one bonus tidbit — from executive producers Michael Narducci and Julie Plec, and cast members Charles Michael Davis (Marcel), Leah Pipes (Cami), Phoebe Tonkin (Hayley), Daniel Gillies (Elijah), Joseph Morgan (Klaus), Claire Holt (Rebekah), and Danielle Campbell (Davina).

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'The Originals' react: Bad moon rising

Can’t we all just get along? That was the theme behind tonight’s episode, the short answer to which is: No. Not when Klaus Mikaelson is involved. Honestly. For someone who’s so stuck on the idea of family, Klaus seems to forget that Elijah is the one who has saved his life for all these years. We get that you want to be the big bad wolf, Klaus, but what exactly are you doing? Then again, you could make the argument that he wants his child to be safe. Is he actually being a good father, even if it means being a bad brother? Let’s get to it! READ FULL STORY

What Claire Holt's absence could mean for 'The Originals' (and 'Vampire Diaries') -- POLL

The verdict is in: Claire Holt is no longer a series regular on The Originals, a.k.a one of the three Originals that the show is named after, and the only female member of the family, is gone. And to be honest, I’m so surprised by this news that I have barely had time to formulate any sort of real emotion to attach to it.

My first instinct is that it’s a bad move. There were only three living Originals to begin with, and to get rid of one of them is just trimming the possibilities in terms of story. And although I will admit that I find the Klaus-Elijah relationship most entertaining, I do think it’s nice to have another lens through which we can look at these siblings, and that’s what Rebekah was. However, I’m not going to lie — there were times when she was on The Vampire Diaries that I wanted her gone. She was a highly emotional character and could be a lot to take in.

Basically, what you can gather from all of this is that I’m a little scared and a bit skeptical, but I’m putting my faith in this show. Do I think it can exist without Rebekah? Yes. Do I know what that will look like? No, hence the skepticism. Also, I was really into the Rebekah-Marcel dynamic, so if she is going off to get her happy ending, I’m sad that it isn’t with him. I don’t know. This all just feels weird to me. But if it’s something the writers knew was coming and therefore planned for, then I’ll trust them.

But what does this mean for the show? READ FULL STORY

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