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Legacies – I’ll Never Give Up Hope (2×01)

Legacies -- "I'll Never Give Up Hope" -- Image Number: LGC201a_0313b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Matthew Davis as Alaric and Kaylee Bryant as Josie -- Photo: Quantrell Colbert/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

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The answers Landon is seeking are right in front of him.

If only he knew what he was looking for.

The sophomore season of Legacies explained that final, jaw-dropping cliffhanger and explored a world where Hope Mikealson didn’t exist.

Much of the episode took place in two varying universes — Mystic Falls and Malivore.

While students from the Salvatore School for the Young & Gifted were enjoying their summer break, Landon felt a constant void and sense of hopelessness. Yes, all the puns were very much intended.

The only time Landon ever felt alive was when he was hurling himself off the dock in hopes of drowning and seeing those subconscious memories of what we know is Hope.

Their love is so strong, nothing could permanently erase her. He still feels her in everything that he does.

Seeing Landon “self-harm” was concerning, but since he’s an immortal phoenix, he rose from the ashes every time.

Much like Landon, Josie was having a not-so-great summer.

She stayed back in Mystic Falls to keep an eye on her dad, Ric, who had been ousted as headmaster of the school he founded (talk about unfair) and was trying to distract himself by looking into how exactly Landon closed Malivore and who was with him when it happened.

Hey, at least they all still remember Malivore and the rules that apply to it.

Speaking of Malivore, Hope was having the worst time out of everyone because not only did she have all of her memories, she was also trapped inside a black void with Landon’s villainous brother, Clarke.

Hope made it out of Malivore by the end of the episode after Malivore quite literally regurgitated her as she left behind Clarke, a brother who proved that he had more of a soul than he previously let on.

But all of that changed when she ditched him.

Out of desperation, Clarke offered to be the bad guy (duh) that his father needed and vowed to destroy Hope, the only person who could destroy Malivore.

Was he being genuine? Or was that his way of freeing himself from Malivore’s wrath?

Hope’s entrapment in Malivore ended more swiftly than I thought it would, but in terms of how much time passed in the show, it wasn’t quick enough.

Jo and Landon bonded by being the only ones stuck at the school and things turned from friendly to very friendly in a few short months.

Both of them found themselves “happy-ish” and while it was cute to watch, you couldn’t shake the feeling that if they knew the truth, they’d never allow things to go this far.

But that’s the thing — they didn’t know the truth.

When Hope exited Malivore and stumbled upon Landon and Jo sharing their first kiss, she was destroyed.

She blamed Landon’s magical holographic manifestation of her subconscious, but there was nothing to be angry about.

She couldn’t be angry at Landon because she no longer existed in his world.

With no one remembering Hope, she had absolutely nowhere to go and no one to turn to when that Hulk-like monster crashed the bus coming from New Orleans.

Will she slowly weasel her way into Alaric’s life again?

Will she tell Landon the truth and risk destroying his current happiness?

Julie Plec already confirmed that The Originals’ Freya will make a guest appearance. Will Hope reach out to her aunt to fix the mess that she’s gotten herself in?

Rafael may be the only other student to remember Hope since he was trapped in wolf form.

He ditched Landon around the same time he started getting close to Josie probably out of respect for Hope.

Will Hope turn him back and have him in her corner as an ally?

Forgetting about Hope has given the series the freedom to play around with relationships that otherwise wouldn’t have any merit.

And it’s a damn refreshing take on an unlikely love triangle.

Even if Landon gets his memories back, he’s still going to have feelings and experiences with Josie.

They’ll always have that one summer.

Kaleb and MJ were experiencing their version of a “hot girl summer.”

Their friendship is so wholesome.

Kaleb may be a tough guy, but he has the biggest heart and he takes his role as MJ’s best friend seriously.

When MJ’s family brutally turned their back on him, he brought him home with him for the summer.

While it wasn’t the “best summer ever,” MJ did learn how to cook a mean burger and temporarily got over Lizzie Saltzman by crushing on Kym.

Sadly, she was strictly off-limits because she’s Kaleb’s sister.

He did have a point that it’d be weird to have his “brother” and sister date, but doesn’t MJ deserve a little love in his life?

Meanwhile, Lizzie was Euro-tripping with her mom, Caroline, but it wasn’t as great as she made it out to be when she chatted with Josie.

Throughout most of the trip, Lizzie was putting in work to better herself and the twins were attempting to figure out what the ascendant had to do with their merge.

For all of those The Vampire Diaries lovers, hearing them mention Kai was probably music to your ears because it alludes to the possibility of a Chris Wood appearance.

Obviously, Kai was a terrible human and speaking to him about stopping the merge should be a last resort since he had no qualms about killing his own twin sister.

The chances of him telling anyone the truth are slim.

But Kai was also one of the funniest characters to grace the TVD realm. I wouldn’t mind seeing the girls get caught up in some mischief with him.

Maybe they’ll pay a visit to the prison world?

Other Mystic Falls Musings

  • Dorian and Alaric’s relationship is strained, but we need to get them back on track because Alaric’s beard is not doing him any favors.
  • Who was the lady in red at the end of the episode?
  • Did anyone else’s heart skip a beat when they mentioned Aunt Bonnie? I hope she comes back to help out with the merge.

What did you think of the Legacies Season 2 premiere?

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Legacies Review – Hope Turns Into a Monster (3×11)

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Legacies Review You Can’t Run from Who You Are Season 3 Episode 11

It was business as usual at the Salvatore School on Legacies Season 3 Episode 11 as Alaric and team brainstormed ways to destroy Malivore using Cleo, their new muse.

Cleo inspired a few plans, but none of them went as planned. Do they ever, though?

Hope and Landon astral projected to the prison world in hopes of destroying it and Malivore along with it using the Necromancer.

However, upon arrival, they realized the Necromancer couldn’t come to the phone. Why? Cause he’s dead. 

And while that obviously put a dent in Hope’s plan, I was pretty thrilled that we wouldn’t have to deal with the Necromancer again because, much like the prison world, he’s greatly overstayed his welcome.

However, it seems like we were all onto something when we theorized that Landon wasn’t being himself. 

If I had to guess, I’d say that Landon’s been a vessel for the Necromancer, who somehow hitched a ride in his body upon returning to Mystic Falls. 

You’ve got to admit that Landon was way too good at impersonating the Necromancer. It’s almost as if he was him. 

The best part is that Hope wasn’t the one to figure it out. She’s been so happy to have Landon back that she ignored all the red flags and didn’t even realize her boyfriend wasn’t himself! 

Is that a telling sign about their relationship?

Instead, Wade was the one that picked up on Landon’s odd behaviors.

Landon didn’t remember his favorite module from D&D, and the berbalang went after him instead of the dead flesh which it usually craves. 

Props to Wade for being so observant.

Legacies Review You Can’t Run from Who You Are Season 3 Episode 11

Legacies — “You Can’t Run from Who You Are” — Image Number: LGC311fg_0006r — Pictured (L-R): Omono Okojie as Cleo and Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

However, there were moments were Landon acted like himself, so maybe he’s internally fighting with the Necromancer and doesn’t remember it?

Wade found it weird that Landon stabbed Hope in the heart, but he did it to save her. He also immediately jumped into action when the berbalang bit Hope and the bite transferred over into the real world. 

Also, how fun was it that one of their own turned into a monster-of-the-week. 

In order to save Hope, Josie was forced to confront her dark subconscious — welcome back, Dark Josie — and take back her magic. 

And it’s about time. 

I’m all for Josie attending Mystic Falls High if she’s genuinely interested in embracing a human existence, but she can’t do it at the expense of herself.

 It’s obvious that she’s been struggling because she’s not being authentic about who she is. 

She’s running away and trying to suppress the supernatural parts of herself, which, in turn, means she’s letting the dark side win.

Josie needs to own who she is — a witch. 

And she doesn’t even know it yet, but even in the muggle world, she fell in love with a supernatural creature. 

Lizzie and MG confronted Finch about her werewolf gene, and the poor girl had no idea how it worked or what triggered it. 

Lizzie went into protective mode, which is understandable, but it’s a little strange that she automatically assumed Finch was a bad person and a killer. 

From past experiences (see: Tyler Lockwood), werewolves trigger the curse accidentally. 

Still, Lizzie wanted proof that Finch wasn’t a cold-blooded murderer and forced the poor girl to remember that she was tricked into killing her grandfather. 

It was a heartbreaking memory that she forced her to tap into. Though, it does help us understand Finch a little better.

Lizzie meant well — she simply went about it the wrong way. 

However, she’s making a lot of progress by admitting that she screwed up and asking MG for advice. 

Hopefully, she takes it because Josie deserves to know the truth about Finch. She’s been so hard on herself for her relationships falling apart, but this time, it wasn’t her fault at all.

And now that she’s accepted her supernatural side again, she can be a source of support for Finch. 

Kaleb finally scored his first date with Cleo, but in order to do so, he needed to be vulnerable and honest. 

I love that Cleo is so secure that she wasn’t falling for Kaleb’s game and demanded he drop the act if he wanted a chance with her. 

It’s about time we ask men to be real instead of encouraging their macho actions.

This is the start of a healthy relationship, which honestly, might be a first for the series. 

Hope and Landon should get some pointers!

Alaric’s mission to Triad HQ with Cleo and Kaleb also unearthed some clues about his artifact. 

Even though the parchment turned to dust, Alaric found out that it likely created by Leonardo da Vinci. Is this giving anyone The Da Vinci Code vibes?!

He also realized that it’s connected to Project Pandora, the mythical box that Alaric and Hope opened which contained all the world’s ills.

Does this mean the artifact is the key to destroying Malivore?

They always say that those who give the best advice rarely take their own. MG gave Lizzie solid advice about how to handle things with Josie, but he didn’t take his own advice when it came to Ethan. 

The downside of allowing a human to know about the supernatural is that they can get hurt… badly hurt. 

Ethan is the present-day version of Matt Donovan. He’s a human who is all too eager to get involved in supernatural situations that have nothing to do with him. 

It was only a matter of time before he got injured. 

MG will either have to come clean to Alaric or give Ethan his blood to help heal him. Neither option is ideal. 

What did you think of the episode?

What’s up with Landon? Are you happy Josie got her powers back? Let us know in the comments below! 

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4 Biggest Moments from Legacies ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’

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Legacies All’s Well That Ends Well Season 3 Episode 10

Legacies is going on a brief hiatus until May, so “All’s Well That Ends Well” brought out all the punches. 

The action-packed episode — one of the strongest of the season — found the students of the Salvatore School battling a banshee in order to get information on Malivore. 

These were the biggest moments from Legacies Season 3 Episode 10: 

Finch is a Wolf

Lizzie tried to help Josie get the girl with her encyclopedic rom-com knowledge, but when Josie finally made her move on Finch with an impassioned speech, she got rejected with a capital R. 

Josie jumped to the most obvious conclusion: Finch was already seeing someone else hence the “plans.”

However, Lizzie snooped around long enough to prove my sneaky suspicion that there wasn’t anything ordinary about Finch. Her “plans” included turning during a full moon because she’s a Mystic Falls werewolf. 

Lizzie didn’t have the heart to tell Josie, so she just told her Finch is unavialable. Why? Why couldn’t she let her make up her mind on her own?

And will MG or Ethan spill the beans?

So much for Josie just wanting to live a normal human life. You can take the girl out of the supernatural, but you can’t take the supernatural out of the girl!

 

Cleo is a Muse

The episode featured so many revelations about the characters particularly why Malivore was still hanging around sending monsters to the the school. Hope had a theory that Malivore was after Cleo, and she wasn’t wrong. 

The banshee revealed that Cleo is a muse, which Malivore wants in order to gain some inspiration to escape the prison world. 

 

Malivore is a Creep

Well, at least Malivore’s right hand man is. He’s been snooping around the school for the past several episodes ever since Landon returned from the prison world. 

When he failed to snatch Cleo, the monster snuck into Hope and Landon’s room and stole locks of their hair. Why? Does it think that they’re the key since they’ve both escaped before?

 

MG and Ethan Form Their Own Super Squad

MG and Ethan are the crime-fighting superhero duo that Mystic Falls didn’t know it needed. The two have formed a budding friendship ever since MG allowed Ethan to keep his memories of the supernatural. 

Ethan’s been really dedicated to stopping any and all crime in town (Matt Donovan much?), but unlike Donovan, he thinks the supernatural is pretty darn cool. 

After he saved MG from Finch in werewolf form, the former upgraded him to “partner” instead of “sidekick.” 

My only gripe with this friendship is that I’m scared it’s replacing MG’s friendship with Caleb, who was completely missing from the episode! 

 

What was your favorite part of the episode? Are you over the Malivore storyline or are you interested to see how Cleo will play into it?

And what do you think is up with the artifact Alaric found that connected to several historical figures?

Let us know in the comments below! 


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Legacies Review – Is Elena Gilbert Making a Comeback to Mystic Falls? (3×09)

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Legacies Review Do All Malivore Monsters Provide This Level of Emotional Insight? Season 3 Episode 9

An adorable Malivore monster? That’s a first. 

But it wasn’t wise to be fooled by the Gremlin’s (it was a Furby, let’s be real) appearance as he quickly turned into a scary, menacing creature who thrived off of the disrespect between Hope and Lizzie.

Not only did the little guy have a potty mouth, but he also tried to drive a wedge between the two ladies. What a rude little dude. 

It’s been. bit since Hope and Lizzie butted heads, and I’ve quite enjoyed their friendship, so it was slightly disappointing to see them regress. 

However, I was pleased that Lizzie didn’t just forgive and forget Hope for putting her and Josie in harms way simply to get Landon back. 

Hope has zero regard for others, but she needed to be held accountable and reminded that her behavior wasn’t okay. 

Even Landon seemed to understand that Hope went a little too far with her mission to save him. 

But even with Lizzie and Landon pointing out Hope’s mistakes, she was never truly remorseful; her apology always featured a “but.”

Legacies Review Do All Malivore Monsters Provide This Level of Emotional Insight? Season 3 Episode 9

Legacies — “Do All Malivore Monsters Provide This Level of Emotional Insight?” — Image Number: LGC309a_0046r — Pictured (L-R): Chris Lee as Kaleb, Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson, and Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman — Photo: Kyle Kaplan /The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

In order to defeat the Gremlin, Hope and Lizzie had to genuinely respect each other, which was easier said than done. 

They eventually found common ground and realized that they fight like sister’s because they’re much more alike than they’d want to admit. 

Hopefully, this is the last time Lizzie and Hope turn on each other because, as I said, I prefer them as friends! They’re better together, as cheesy as that may seem. 

Landon made some solid points throughout the episode, which was a first. He pointed out that Hope hurt others in her quest to save him, and he followed that up by telling her that she has to stop prioritizing him.

Even Landon is realizing that Hope’s obsession with him isn’t healthy. 

Her whole life revolves around Landon, but it’s not normal for one person to be someone’s whole world.

It’s such a disservice to Hope’s character because it makes her one-dimensional. She doesn’t see anything or anyone outside of Landon. She’s always focused on being with him, saving him, protecting him. 

Truthfully, I don’t think Hope knows who she is without him and that, unfortunately, diminishes all the badass things about the tribrid. 

Let’s give her something more than a relationship to focus on! 

I’ve said this before, but the monsters-of-the-week are just not doing it anymore, so I’m excited about this new mystery that Alaric has unfolded that could potentially put them away for good. 

Or, at the very least, it could give us something else to focus on. 

The artifact Alaric stumbled upon somehow connects to Einstein, Rasputin, and Napolean Bonaparte. Alaric revisiting his historical roots? Yes, please! 

The strange intro also revealed that Clarke, Landon’s brother, was somehow around when Einstein had the artifact, but it’s unclear what all of this means. 

And then… there are the adorable nods to The Vampire Diaries that made up for the lackluster episode!

Many Legacies fans have been stalking Nina Dobrev’s Instagram and saw her mysterious posts “on-set” where she reunited with Katherine’s hair extensions. Naturally, it led people to believe that she’s making an appearance on the series. 

And while I’d usually ignore the rumors, the fact that the episode not only restored Elena’s teenage home to its full glory (it looks exactly the same!), but also revealed that Josie has been staying with “Aunt Elena” is enough to raise some eyebrows.

They wouldn’t just mention Elena if they didn’t plan on bringing her back for an episode, right?

I find it strange that Alaric would be living in the same town as Elena, Damon, and their children and yet, they never cross paths! 

If the series doesn’t plan on bringing any of them back, then I’d rather they not mention them because all it does is make it seem like Elena, Damon, Bonnie, Caroline, etc. just don’t care about any of their old friends. 

Alaric was like a father to Elena, so I doubt she’d remove herself completely from his life and not stay in touch. 

And why isn’t their kid enrolled in the Salvatore School? Or Mystic Falls High?  I believe they mentioned a Stephanie Salvatore before! 

Josie invited Alaric for dinner at Aunt Elena’s, and he even mentioned that he didn’t want her to get dating advice from Damon. 

It’s too much of a tease if they don’t actually have any cameos in motion!

Josie isn’t the only one settling down at Mystic Falls High as MG has decided to start a new chapter in his life. 

But while Josie is all about “no magic,” MG doesn’t mind bringing his vamp talents to the mortal high school. 

In fact, he used his vamp speed to save Ethan, who almost got run over by a truck. Instead of erasing Ethan’s mind, he trusted him enough to keep his secret. 

Truthfully, I’m digging this new friendship! But I also think there’s more to Ethan than meets the eye. Maybe he’s unaware of his supernatural powers?

Caleb seemed pretty bummed to see that MG made a new friend because it meant he wasn’t coming back to the Salvatore School.

But honestly, MG deserves better as his skills and talents were underappreciated at the school by so many of his peers. 

Plus, Caleb has Cleo now, and she’s been officially inducted into the Super Squad!

But can we trust her? She’s come to their rescue twice now and seems genuine, but you can never be too careful with new faces in Mystic Falls! 

What did you think of the episode? Do you think Hope needs to find a hobby?

Will Elena Gilbert be making an appearance in the new future?

Sound off in the comments below! 


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