The Originals Season 1 Episode 8 was the series’ darkest and bloodiest yet, and marked a major turning point for the CW’s hit Vampire Diaries spinoff.
Things finally came to a head with Tyler, Rebecca, Marcel and all of his minions teaming up against Klaus, with the intention of destroying him for good.
Or at least daggering him for 52 years. In any case, it failed. He won, and The Originals Season 1 Episode 8 signified a changing of the guard.
The episode was titled “The River in Reverse,” but “Everybody Hates Klaus” would have been just as appropriate, given past and present revelations.
How will relationships change now that he’s in power?
That remains to be seen, but as far as last night goes, you can watch the episode online. Relive or watch the bloody installment for the first time below: