Whether you’re ready to say goodbye or not, the ending of The Originals will arrive on August 1, 2018. The series wraps up its five season run with episode 13 titled “When the Saints Go Marching In.” The show’s final episode was directed by Lance Anderson from a script by Jeffrey Lieber (story by series creator Julie Plec).
The fifth and final season of The Originals stars Joseph Morgan as Klaus, Daniel Gillies as Elijah, Yusuf Gatewood as Vincent, Steven Krueger as Josh, Charles Michael Davis as Marcel, Riley Voelkel as Freya, Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley, Danielle Rose Russell as Hope, Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol, Candice King as Caroline, and Claire Holt as Rebekah.
The “When the Saints Go Marching In” Plot: ALWAYS AND FOREVER — Intent on saving Hope’s (Danielle Rose Russell) life, Klaus’ (Joseph Morgan) plan will change the lives of the Mikaelson family forever.
The Season 5 Plot: The final season of The Originals begins seven years after the core members of the Mikaelson family – Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol — 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 safe. In the interim, Vincent and Josh preside over a Big Easy almost devoid of conflict, while Hayley and Freya watch Hope grow into a teenager, eventually opting to send her to the Salvatore School so that Caroline can keep an eye on her.
With Marcel 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.
More on The Originals Season 5:
- Episode 1 “Where You Left Your Heart”
- Episode 2 “One Wrong Turn on Bourbon”
- Episode 3 “Ne Me Quitte Pas”
- Episode 4 “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”
- Episode 5 “Don’t It Just Break Your Heart”
- Episode 6 “what, will, i, have, left”
- Episode 7 “God’s Gonna Trouble the Water”
- Episode 8 “The Kindness of Strangers”
- Episode 9 “We Have Not Long to Love”
- Episode 10 “There in the Disappearing Light”
- Episode 11 “Til the Day I Die”
- Episode 12 “The Tale of Two Wolves”