Songs from The Originals Season 1 Finale: “From a Cradle to a Grave”

Klaus bids Hope farewell in The Originals finale

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Raise your hand if you’re still weeping over the bittersweet-yet-epic television event better known as The Originals Season 1 finale. We’re guilty as charged and have the empty tissue boxes to prove it. From beginning to end, episode 22 was bursting with gruesome twists, ample bloodshed, and poignant bittersweet moments. Overall, the finale was a feat — a tremendous end that paved the way to new beginnings. And what better way to move viewers to tears — and to honor all the painful parental decisions and sacrifices that had to be made in order to protect an innocent child from further violence and harm — than by featuring a small-yet-meaningful selection of songs that pluck at our nostalgic heartstrings? That said, check out the playlist below to listen to songs from The Originals Episode 22: “From a Cradle to a Grave“!

Open Hands” by Ingrid Mikaelson: Plays when Elijah, Hayley, and Klaus agree to send Baby Hope to a safer place, and decide fake her death. They make their mourning public as they place flowers in front of the child’s name plate on the New Orleans victims’ board. The local supernatural factions watch on. The track also plays when Elijah pricks Hope’s tiny thumb with a small needle and Hayley tastes her baby’s blood in order to complete her transformation into a hybrid. They cuddle with the child in the nursery before bidding her farewell. Additionally, we hear it when Klaus admits to a teary-eyed Cami that she had him pegged from the start: a man damaged by his demons. He immediately asks her to leave him alone because he tends to destroy everything beautiful around him, and she is indeed beautiful. (Swoon!)

Shallows” by Daughter: Plays when Klaus meets up with Rebekah in the middle of nowhere to give her the baby. After he and Hayley decide to fake their infant daughter’s death, they entrust her to the care of her Auntie Bex. “No matter our differences, Rebekah,” he whispers gently, “There is no one I would trust more with my daughter’s life.” Rebekah in turn promises to protect little Hope with every fiber of her being, and to provide her with a wonderful, loving, and safe home. He reminds Rebekah to find a witch to cast a cloaking spell over them, then places the wooden chess piece he used to console Rebekah with when they were kids upon his child’s blanket. “I promise you that, as sure as my blood runs in your veins, you will return to me,” he tearfully assures his daughter, whom he has affectionately named Hope.

Which song from The Originals Season 1 Episode 22 moved you to tears? Fess up in the comments, sweethearts.


  1. Tanesha Said:

    I was wondering what the song in the season final commercial promo is! I can’t figure it out for the life of me.

  2. Diana Nevarez Said:

    Raphael lake- reasons

  3. Adi Said:

    Hi wanted to know the name of the piano song which played during the scene where Haley is writing a letter to her unborn daughter?

  4. Adilo Said:

    Give me a break! There are too many doctors to frgiue out their personalities. The problem is that the nurses cater to the docs. Well, I will not just do that for any doctor. If it is a doctor who I have a good relationship with I am much more apt to go out of my way for them. I should not have to frgiue out if you’re in a bad mood or not. Nurses can be in bad moods just like doctors can and I don’t take my bad mood out any of my co-workers, patients, or doctors. Certain doctors know how to talk to people and certain doctors don’t have a clue.

  5. Hillary Onyeanakwe Said:

    Lovely songs

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