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ORIGINALS, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on The CW
Episode Title: (#2J7821) "The Battle of New Orleans"
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TUESDAY, MAY 6

THE ORIGINALS

"The Battle of New Orleans" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

BLOOD IS IN THE AIR - Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) enact a plan to collect the sacred stones needed by Genevieve (guest star Elyse Levesque) in order to forever change the fates of Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) and the werewolf community. Realizing that Klaus' plan will lead to the extermination of all French Quarter vampires, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) rallies an army determined to take down the Mikaelsons and regain control of the city. Davina (Danielle Campbell) warns Josh (guest star Steven Krueger) to leave town as she is forced to make a fateful decision that will turn the tide of war. Meanwhile, Francesca (guest star Peta Sargent) threatens Cami (Leah Pipes), who attempts to decipher a code that results in a surprising revelation among the city's factions. Jeffrey Hunt directed the episode written by Charlie Charbonneau & Michael Narducci (#121).

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ORIGINALS, THE (CW)
Returns Monday, January 19
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/3/13 - ???
STATUS:
returning this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release, May 2014) The first season of THE ORIGINALS brought the most formidable creature on earth, the Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), back to his former home - the vibrant and supernaturally charged city of New Orleans. When he arrived, his siblings Elijah (Daniel Gillies) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) not far behind, he was stunned to learn that werewolf Hayley Marshall (Phoebe Tonkin) was pregnant with his child. Though Elijah hoped that the news of a baby might help rebuild their fractured family, other forces threatened to destroy it further: namely, Marcel Gerard (Charles Michael Davis), Klaus' beloved vampire protégé, whom the Originals thought to be long dead, and a dark secret that Marcel and Rebekah held for a century. The Originals and Hayley soon found themselves caught in a bloody war between vampires and witches, the stakes raised by a vengeful young witch, Davina (Danielle Campbell), and by Klaus' surprising connection to Cami (Leah Pipes), a student with a painful past. Meanwhile, Hayley helped her exiled werewolf family return to the French Quarter, unaware that a ruthless pack of wolves was already lurking in the city, waiting to stage a violent coup on the vampires. As the first season came to a close, the werewolves decimated the vampire community while the witches made a horrific assassination attempt against Klaus and Hayley's newborn daughter. Season two finds our heroes adjusting to a new status quo, with the newly empowered werewolves controlling the city, Klaus struggling to adjust to new weaknesses, and Elijah desperate to save Hayley, now a hybrid, from a vicious spiral of self-destruction. 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," "Kyle XY," "Wasteland") and Leslie Morgenstein ("The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip Girl") are executive producers.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Charles Michael Davis as Marcel
· Claire Holt as Rebekah
· Daniel Gillies as Elijah
· Daniella Pineda as Sophie
· Danielle Campbell as Davina
· Joseph Morgan as Klaus
· Leah Pipes as Cami
· Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Grismer as DIR (Pilot)
· Gina Girolamo as EP
· Julie Plec as CRTR/EP
· Leslie Morgenstein as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Alloy Entertainment
· CBS Television Studios
· Warner Bros. Television