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Legacies – Death Keeps Knocking on My Door (1×07)

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Well, Hope really messed this one up.

You can’t blame the girl for being intrigued with the Necromancer and the possibility of finding out how her parents, specifically her dad, are doing in the afterlife.

Hope’s gone through a lot, most of which is only brought up in passing on Legacies. However, those of us who have seen The Originals know how brutal and broken her upbringing was.

So, it’s not surprising that she’d willingly go down a dark path to make sure Klaus Mikealson was okay, especially on Remembrance Day and especially as loved ones were being resurrected from the dead.

It was touching to see Hope care so much about Klaus, the most hated man that ever walked the planet. When the Necromancer told her that Klaus is always looking over her shoulder, I really wanted them to show Klaus somewhere off in the distance.

I know that the writers are limited in what they can do because the actors are essentially done with the series, however, it would make the moment that much more meaningful and emotional. Also, why isn’t anyone concerned about Elijah?!

Despite his bizarre introduction on Legacies Season 1 Episode 6, the “Almighty Necromancer” was a hoot.

And though he viewed himself as the most dangerous supernatural being and was offended by the comparison to the Grim Reaper, he wasn’t all that menacing.

In fact, the Necromancer wasn’t physically threatening, but the mind manipulation was the most worrisome.

While Hope should have allowed Dr. Saltzman to deal with him, she thought she was helping by taking matters into her own hands and taking some of the load off his plate.

Truthfully, what else did Alaric really expect? When he told Hope to stay away from the Necromancer, he was doing it because she knew she wasn’t going to.

She thinks she’s invisible because she’s one of a kind. Though her intentions are in the right place, she fails to see the dangers. It’s a complex

Hope’s dangerous meddling caused her to open one of the three keys to Malivore, which isn’t ideal, but at least she destroyed the knife.

That means, no monsters will be resurrecting the dead to do their evil bidding anytime soon. However, you better believe that since one lock is open, the push to open the other two remaining locks will intensify sending even more dangerous monsters to the Salvatore School of the Young and Gifted.

And unlike Alaric who wasn’t able to motivate the Necromancer into telling him anything of value, Hope found out all about Malivore, which stands for permanent death.

Apparently, Malivore’s goal is to wipe the scourge of supernatural off the face of the Earth. They all perished there until recently when the knife beckoned to be brought home.

Permanent death also meant being wiped out of the history books. Is there anything worse than not being remembered, celebrated or mourned?

If the remaining two locks of open, essentially, all hell breaks loose.

And since Hope’s bracelet lit up indicating Landon is in trouble, it seems like the second phase of Mali-apocalypse is starting.

We know Landon’s mom was somehow connected to Malivore, so what does it all mean?

And who was the Pretty Little Liars “A-wannabee” in the end? Was it Landon?

Will they make their way over to New Orleans to help him?

I have to admit that seeing Hope back at Roussou’s gave me all the feels.

Last week, Jo returned from the dead to briefly reunite with Alaric and meet her twin girls, but this week, Cassie, Rafael’s late girlfriend shocked him by walking through the door.

While she played an integral role in stealing the knife and delivering it to one of the Bennett witches, she also forced Raf to face the truth — he killed her.

It’s important that Raf doesn’t block out what happened the night of the accident. By realizing his anger took over and forced him to take the turn too quickly, he now realizes he needs to work on himself.

Cassie’s return also lessened the guilt as he was able to apologize and she was able to forgive him.

The slate has been cleaned, can Raf do better with his second chance?

I’m disappointed that MG was led to believe that he wasn’t powerful enough to help Hope from someone as devious as the Necromancer.

These teens really need to stop setting their expectations so high.

Hope should never have asked MG for help defying Dr. Saltzman in the first place. She set both of them up for failure, not to mention, a lot of trouble.

MG was so scared, he reached out to Kaleb expressing interest in getting more than just bunny blood.

I’m not sure why Kaleb thought it was a good idea to go feed at the cemetery on Remembrance Day during the daytime.

Sure, there’s a wide range of people to choose from, but it’s also a lot easier to get caught.

Thankfully, Dorian’s arrival was needed as he was able to swiftly take down MG who, at the first taste of blood, went into a feeding frenzy that Kaleb couldn’t stop.

Oh, Kaleb. Don’t you know there’s a method to Alaric’s madness? He’s seen things you couldn’t even imagine and therefore, knows what needs to be done to protect the students.

Kaleb hasn’t even heard of a Ripper, which usually happens when impressionable, young minds taste the real stuff.

Obviously, Stefan Salvatore was the OG ripper, and coincidentally, the man who killed Dorian’s father and sister.

MG has been one of the best characters on the series as he’s always bringing a playful and lighthearted nature. Looking back at it after the fact, he’s the perfect victim to become a Ripper, but it’s going to be tough to see his journey back to the “clean life.”

And where the heck were Lizzie and Josie? It seems rather odd that after a Necromancer showed up, Cassie returned, and MG had a feeding field day, they were nowhere to be found.

Why wouldn’t Alaric call one of them to let him out the office when Hope spelled him in?

 

Other Thoughts

  • Being stuck in an eternal bottomless pit of blackness seems terrifying. I’m not surprised Hope is on a path to bettering herself so that her father can finally find peace.
  • I enjoyed the funny side of Alaric: “no one even knows who you are.” Maybe if he didn’t act like he’s the only one who could do anything about these monsters, Hope wouldn’t attempt to defy him at every step.

Despite my initial hesitations about the show, Julie Plec proved that there is still much magic left in Mystic Falls. What was so special about The Vampire Diaries and The Originals didn’t die after that generation withered away. It’s still there and these teens are slowly tapping into it.

There are many more stories to be told at the Salvatore school. I look forward to reuniting with you all in 2019 to fight more monsters, demons and creatures.


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Joseph Morgan Reveals If He’d Ever Reprise His Character Klaus Mikealson for ‘Legacies’

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If you’ve been waiting for the day where Klaus Mikealson strolls back into Mystic Falls to pay his daughter, Hope Mikealson, and the Salvatore School — which he helped fund — a visit, well, don’t get your hopes up. 

The first two seasons of Legacies have given us some grade-A guest stars from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals including Aunt Freya (Riley Voekel), Kai Parker (Chris Wood), and Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig).  We even briefly saw Lizzie and Josie Saltzman’s birth mother Josette (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe). 

But as for baddie Klaus Mikealson, the man who brought him to life, Joseph Morgan, doesn’t think he’ll ever reprise his role again.

And turns out, he has a really good reason!

TV Guide caught up with the actor to talk about his Peacock show, Brave New World, and when asked about guest starring on The CW teen drama, he bluntly and rapidly shut down the possibility.

“No never, never. You’re never going to see it.” Morgan said. “You can hold your breath as long as you want. You know why? I have The Originals box set on my shelf, and it’s a beautiful thing because it’s five DVD sets that are a complete story from beginning to end of this guy, Klaus Mikaelson — well, starting back in The Vampire Diaries Season 2. So I just feel like to come back as a ghost or a flashback or something, for me, that journey, that story has ended. That’s the complete story, and it just doesn’t feel right to me to do that.”

As much as we’d like to see Klaus in the flesh again, you have to admit that’s a satisfactory answer. It shows that Morgan cares enough about the character not to reprise him without a purpose or taint his legacy. 

Klaus Mikealson’s story came to a fitting end in the series finale of The Originals when he redeemed himself for the greater good and sacrificed himself alongside his brother Elijah to save his daughter. Since then, Hope has carried on his legacy; his memory lives on as she mentions him pretty often and channels what he taught her to protect her friends and fight off a plethora of demons and monsters. 

Morgan added that he felt like series creator Julie Plec understood where he was coming from. 

“I think Julie [Plec] feels the same. It just feels like it would be strange, like a little forced,” Morgan continued. “Like I’m coming back just so we can see something else of him, but when we see it we go, ‘Ugh, that was it?’ And I don’t want his legacy to be, ‘Ugh.’ I don’t know what the scene could be that it would be exciting enough and epic enough after the journey that he’s had.” 

Morgan may get a pass, but Candace Accola surely doesn’t.  We’d love to see her reprise her role of Caroline Forbes considering she’s raising two daughters with Alaric but has yet to pay them a visit or help out with the school! Don’t let us down, Caroline! 

The fact that she is still alive in the supernatural world and has such close ties to Mystic Falls but yet never comes to visit doesn’t paint her in a great light! 


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‘Legacies’ Actor Matthew Davis Welcomes Baby Girl with Wife Kiley Casciano!

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Some good news during this coronavirus pandemic – Matthew Davis is a dad!

The Legacies star welcomed his first child with wife, Kiley Casciano, on Tuesday, March 31.

“Ripley Nightingale Davis,” the 41-year-old tweeted revealing the bundle of joy’s name.

“Born March 31st 9:51 p.m. 7lbs, blond hair, blue eyes, Mom’s beautiful face. Thank you everyone for all your love and support,” he added.

He followed that by adding, “let’s hope she doesn’t have my dyslexia.”

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Kiley last showed off her bloomin’ baby bump on March 10 writing, “Nothing says thrill like having a baby during a pandemic.”

The couple had a baby shower on March 6th just days before many states began imposing “stay at home” orders.

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David has long been a part of the franchise having previously starred on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals as Alaric Saltzman, vampire-hunter turned dad of two supernatural twins and headmaster of the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

It’s safe to say, he has tons of experience with rowdy children who tend to get into a lot of trouble!

You can read the Legacies season finale review right here!


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Legacies Season Finale Review: This Fairytale Didn’t Have A Happy Ending (2×17)

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Well, this fairytale didn’t have a happy ending.

On Legacies‘ unexpectedly early season finale, we pick up with Hope in Josie’s subconscious trying to help her fight the black magic. But, because Caroline loved to read fairytales as bedtime stories, Hope wakes up dressed as Red Riding Hood.

The fairytale theme was a fun concept, but unfortunately, the terrible CGI put a big damper on one of the best episodes of the show.

The Big Bad Wolf wasn’t great, but that talking pig will stick out as the worst CGI in the entire TVD universe, which is saying something considering how many different creatures the shows have introduced over the years.

Besides that, the fairytale plot turned out to be much better than I was expecting. Josie saved herself in the end and rewrote the story.

Josie’s such a great character who was pushed to the sidelines in the beginning of this season, but this arc of her fighting her insecurities was worth the wait. Nothing’s more personal than someone’s subconscious, and now we finally have some insight into how Josie feels about the relationships she has with other people, and most importantly, the relationship she has with herself.

Josie’s constant feeling of being unwanted or like she wasn’t enough is something everyone can relate to. It’s heartbreaking to hear how much it’s affected her life and it provides reasoning for why she lets people treat her the way she does. She’s as selfless as they come, and she thought that meant she had to be weak. But she was able to come around and realize that being a good, empathetic person doesn’t mean she has to be powerless. Her innate goodness is what makes her strong. It’s what makes her worth rooting for.

Caroline and Alaric always tried their best to be good parents to both the twins, but Josie’s feeling of being inferior to Lizzie even when it comes to her parent’s attention speaks volumes. My biggest gripe with Legacies is how Caroline is painted as a bad mother, who’s not there for her kid’s lives and didn’t treat them equally. We know Caroline. She would never do that. They need to come up with a better way to explain Candice King’s absence without ruining the character.

When Josie spoke about Penelope leaving and Landon breaking up with her contributing to her lack of self-worth, it was definitely less of a “ship” moment as some fans will think and more just a heartbroken teenage girl dealing with her feelings. It felt very honest. It was very reminiscent of Caroline in TVD’s pilot episode obsessing over why Stefan has no interest in her. It wasn’t about her missing previous relationships as much as it was Josie working through rejection and how these situations affected her sense of self. Hopefully, going forward we’ll see her regain confidence in herself so she can finally recognize how wonderful she is.

Josie shouldn’t be in a relationship for a while, but this episode felt like the show’s finally admitting what relationship they’re building up going forward.

Hope was the one who helped Josie find the strength within herself to defeat the black magic torturing her. She was the one who took it upon herself to travel to Josie’s subconscious to save her in any way she could. She put herself at risk for Josie, and then Josie did the same to her when asking Hope to leave her subconscious for her own safety.

And I mean, come on, if Josie was the pig all along she’s the one who suggested Hope kiss her to wake her from her sleeping beauty-esque spell. It would be a shame if the writers just keep dancing around the possibility of these two getting together instead of actually making it happen. This season has basically been a death sentence for Hope and Landon’s relationship anyway, so there’s nothing holding them back there.

With this season being cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we won’t get to see “Hosie” anytime soon, but here’s to hoping in season three Legacies will finally capitalize on the chemistry between Danielle Rose Russell and Kaylee Bryant and make Hosie a real thing!

Outside of the fairytale world, the other Saltzman twin faced her own insecurities at her fake funeral. Lizzie’s always worried about other people’s opinions and when people are speaking ill of her at her own memorial, she reaches a breaking point.

In the last episode’s review, I mentioned how the treatment of Lizzie on Legacies was similar to the treatment of Damon on The Vampire Diaries. A lot of emphasis is put on how selfish they are, when really, they’re not much worse than the other characters. And at least they own the fact that they can be narcissistic.

Lizzie didn’t deserve for people to be relieved she was dead. Thankfully, everyone came around eventually, but that was still a low blow for the show to take.

MG is as sweet as they come. He didn’t even know Lizzie was listening when he gave his eulogy. He was just doing it because he wanted to defend her to the school, not so he could win brownie points with her.

MG gave a great explanation of Lizzie when he said that she knew she could be overdramatic, but she was always actively trying to change herself and start over, but no one would let her. This episode gave more backstory as to why both Lizzie and Josie are the way they are than the rest of the series combined.

Finally, we’re getting character development, and then the season had to be cut short!

This wasn’t the worst episode to serve as a season finale, but the cliffhanger at the end is going to make this hiatus feel much longer than it is.

Stray Thoughts:

  • Danielle Rose Russell’s Lizzie impression was spot-on.
  • Kaleb and Jed have the potential to be a great power duo.
  • Josie putting her magic away like Jo once did was sad. Definitely the right choice for now, but hopefully it won’t last too long.

Is Hope still in Josie’s mind?

What is the Necromancer’s plan?

And is Landon really dead?

We’ll have to wait until Legacies season 3 premieres to find out!

Thanks for watching this season with me, Cravers!


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