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Drink deep, but beware. What you broke is past repair. All your oaths you betray. Your sacred vows you sever. And now, you see that nothing lasts for always and forever. Three yet remain, two already crossed. Yet in one year's time, you'll all be lost. As your family is undone, you will seed the beast that is yet to come.
Alexis' prophecy on the Mikaelsons

For the Next Millennium is the first episode of the third season of The Originals and the forty-fifth episode of the series overall.


The Originals Season 3 Promo (HD)00:31

The Originals Season 3 Promo (HD)


A WAR BREWING BETWEEN THE SIRE LINES — In the months following their violent and deadly showdown with the powerful witch Dahlia, a rift continues to divide brothers Klaus and Elijah, while Freya searches for a way to heal their fractured bond and return their family to the way they once were. Meanwhile, Klaus’ suspicion piques when he learns that an old vampire friend named Lucien has arrived to New Orleans with a mysterious agenda involving the Mikaelsons' remaining sire lines. Elsewhere, Elijah questions whether he can truly forgive his brother for his mounting offenses, while Hayley struggles with being cursed to her wolf form in the bayou. In the French Quarter, Vincent and Cami assist Detective Kinney after a series of gruesome discoveries are made, leading them to believe they may have a serial killer on the loose. Finally, Marcel, who has regained control of the French Quarter once again, tries a new strategy to recruit vampires, while Davina, who is now Regent to the New Orleans witches, makes a decision that will find her and Marcel on opposite sides of an escalating conflict.



Main Cast

Special Guest Star

Guest Cast


  • Stephanie Cleough as Alexis
  • Ted Barba as Aristocrat
  • William Neenan as Count de Martel
  • Courtney Lakin as Crescent Wolf Woman
  • Joyce Thi Brew as Kara Nguyen
  • Catherine Dyer as Mother
  • Dustin Lewis as Man In Glasses
  • Chelsea Hayes as Real Estate Agent
  • Matthew Rimmer as Hunter #1
  • Greg Sproles as Hunter #2
  • Nick Madrick as Hunter #3



  • This is the third season premiere of The Originals.
    • This was the first season premiere to feature Freya.
  • This is the first episode to feature more than four of the Mikaelson siblings together in their original bodies, since they were last seen as such on The Vampire Diaries episode, All My Children, and the first episode of The Originals to feature all five of the Original Vampire siblings of the Mikaelson family in their original bodies together, as well as the first episode ever to feature all of the Mikaelson Children (with the exception of Henrik).
  • Marcel asks Davina to help him make daylight rings. However, she declines by telling him that witches don't do favours for vampires, since that's their new rule.
  • In 1002 AD, the five Original Vampires were on the run from Mikael, living in the wild and hunting stray humans for food. Fed up with this life style, Kol and Finn suggested spliting up but Elijah forbade it as they had sworn a vow to remain together as family.
  • This episode's flashback shows how the Mikaelsons first became noblemen as they needed to in order to blend in in their new location.
  • Marcel established a fight club for his new vampires in St. Anne's Church, with Elijah as his sparring companion.
  • Klaus refused to help find a cure for Hayley's curse, although Freya has done her best to find one.
  • The Bayou has been acquired by a company called Kingmaker's which plans to create golf courses and other condos on the land. As a result of the presence of the Crescent wolves who remain cursed, the company has hired independent contractors to eliminate them. Elijah compells one hunter to call of the hunt but learns there are more and this man does not have the authority, so he kills him in anger and kills several more using their own traps against them.
  • After being publicly attacked by a witch during a gathering of the covens in Lafayette Cemetery, Davina summons Hayley using magic and asks for her help in dealing with her enemies among the witches.This results in some problems which will come back to hount here later.
  • Lucien arrives in New Orleans and tells Klaus that the three remaining sire lines are on the verge of war. When Finn and Kol died, the deaths of their lines caused concerns among the survivors as well as a realization of opportunity. Many vampires, including ancient ones, are engaged in damaging turf wars and the elimination of an Original Vampire could end the possibility of rivals.
  • According to a witch named Alexis, who can see visions of the Mikaelsons downfall, that once the family is truly broken, it will create the seed of a beast that will come for them all.



Behind the Scenes

Cultural References


Klaus: "Always and Forever indeed."

Camille to Klaus: "You're scared because the people you love are angry with you."

Klaus: "I AM KLAUS MIKAELSON! I am the thing that men fear!"

Lucien: "There's a war brewing between the sirelines."

Elijah to Lucien: "We cannot be killed."

Lucien: "You're wrong."

Freya: "You will all.... fall."

Klaus: "Always and Forever indeed."

Camille: "You're scared because the people you love are angry with you."

Alexis: "Beware, what you broke is past repair. As your family is undone, you’ll seed the beast that is to come."

Lucien to Klaus: "Your family is divided and weaker than you have ever been."

Klaus to Lucien: "I AM KLAUS MIKAELSON! I am the thing that men fear!"

Lucien: "There's a war brewing between the sirelines."

Davina: "I was attacked."

Marcel: "You've gotta respond with a show of force."

Elijah to Lucien: "We cannot be killed."

Lucien: "You're wrong."

Elijah: "How precious."

Hayley: "I will tear you apart."

Freya: "If this prophecy is fulfilled, you will all...fall."

Marcel: "Can you just hear me out?"

Davina: "No! Witches don't do favours for vampires, including daylight rings. Those are the rules."

Marcel: "An act of good faith will help keep the peace."

Davina: "The 9th Ward Coven thinks I'm a vampire sympathizer. I won't prove them right. You're on your own."

Freya: (about Hope) "She's getting bigger by the second."

Elijah: "Thank you for all of your care."

Freya: "Tomorrow's the full moon. I can help you bring Hope to Hayley if you'd like."

Elijah: "That won't be necessary. You deserve a night off."

Klaus: (to Elijah) "I'd offer to accompany you myself, but I fear my fragile ego could not endure the litany of insults Hayley has no doubt prepared."

Elijah: "Yes, I doubt that your presence is particularly welcome anywhere."

Klaus: "My own brother greeting me with such disdain." (He turns to Freya) "What do you think Freya? Is he still angry for my part in Hayley's curse? Need I remind him it was my ploy that kept her alive."

Elijah: (sarcastically) "Of course. Forgive me. So you would call this an act of heroism even as you bask in her torment."

Klaus: "Or perhaps I'd be more sympathetic if Hayley apologized. After all, it was her that tried to run off with my daughter."

Freya': "Oh, if you two must poke at one another; May I suggest doing it elsewhere?" (She turns to Klaus) "Nicely done. At this rate, you'll drive the entire family away."



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