Simply put, The Originals aired one of the best finales on all of television in May.
It left fans anxious for months, eagerly awaiting The Originals Season 2 Episode 1 and answers to various questions, such as how Hayley and Klaus would react to the loss of their daughter.
And whether we'd actually see baby Hope or Auntie Beks. And how Marcel would be reacting to being exiled. And how the werewolves were acting while in charge of the Quarter.
And what Davina would be up to with Mikael as her pet. And that's before we even mention the return of Esther.
So, yes, there was a lot for this fun CW drama to cover on the first episode of the fall. How did it go about doing so?
Sit back and watch The Originals online to find out: