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Legacies Midseason Finale – Kaylee Bryant Leaves the Show (4×09)

Legacies -- “I Can’t Be The One To Stop You” -- Image Number: LGC405a_0242r -- Pictured (L - R): Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman and Courtney Bandeko as Finch -- Photo: Chris Reel/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Legacies Season 4 is not messing around! 

After this midseason finale, things will never be the same again. 

There were quite a few jaw-dropping moments that will change the course of the series as we know it when it returns from its brief hiatus in 2022. 

Spoilers below — you’ve been warned!

The biggest shocker was that Lizzie has been turned into a vampire, which, based on the upcoming promo, means that she’s now a heretic just like dear old Uncle Kai. 

This was Lizzie’s failsafe in the event that her battle against tribrid Hope Mikaelson went awry. 

And honestly, it’s a fun progression. Not only have we gotten to see Hope’s dark side, but now we’ll get to see Lizzie in a brand new light. 

Legacies is finally starting to pull out the kind of punches we’ve come to love from The Vampire Diaries.

Of course, this begs the question: does Lizzie’s transition cancel out The Merge?

One would assume it does considering Kaylee Bryant, who brought Josie to life for four seasons, has left the building. 

Bryant’s exit from the series is shocking considering she’s one of the core squad members, but, in retrospect, she’s been trying to distance herself from the Salvator School for quite some time. 

Her time spent in the therapy box made her realize that she needed to remove herself from the school where she’s constantly pulled in several directions as a savior to focus on bringing back Hope. 

She never said where she was going or how long she’d be away, but the series really honed in on the fact that she 1. needed to leave and 2. needed to do it alone. 

So, goodbye Josie.

While it’s a huge loss, there’s always the possibility that she will return as a recurring character. 

Especially because Josie’s storyline is far from over. Her father is still dead, her sister is transitioning and becoming a vampire, and she finally has a promising romantic interest. 

But therein lies the issue — it’s always about somebody else. Josie never gets to prioritize herself, and her decision to leave, despite being anchored to saving Hope, is her decision. She’s finally doing what’s best for her. 

And for the first time, no one is stopping her. 

It hurt like hell to let Josie go, but Finch encouraged her because she knew this was the path that Josie had to take. 

Lizzie also gave Josie her blessing and didn’t bog her down with the very terrible decision she just made. Josie has put her life on hold far too often to save Lizzie, and this wasn’t one of those cases. 

In a way, Bryant’s exit will finally allow the twins to become independent of each other. 

Of course, none of this would have been necessary had Hope just flipped her humanity switch back on. 

For a moment, it definitely seemed as though Lizzie got through to her, which would have actually been kind of sweet. 

Hope’s friendship has always been strongest with Lizzie (and I know some of you Josie fans will disagree with this, sorry!), so it would have made sense if the thing to flip her switch was Lizzie’s genuine love and care for Hope. 

Lizzie always acts as though Hope is such an inconvenience on her life, and she finally admitted to loving Hope like a sister. 

Hope had me fooled.

Sadly, the “panda promise” was simply her way of manipulating Lizzie into switching her and Aurora back into their rightful bodies and burning the only weapon that could kill her. 

Does anyone else wish we got to see Hope struggle a bit more in trying to beat Aurora? It felt too easy. That was her elaborate and master plan?

Klaus would’ve laughed in her face. 

Also, I was proud of Lizzie for her psycho-analysis of Aurora. The poor girl was taking out her anger at Klaus on his teenage daughter, which was just kind of pathetic if you really think about it.

Does Hope deserve to pay a price for all the things she’s done? Yes. But Lizzie was right that an eternity of torment was slightly over-the-top.

Though, it really stung to see Hope ruthlessly manipulate Lizzie’s love for her.

But Hope never even considered that Lizzie would consider turning into a vampire, so this definitely puts a dent in the plans. 

MG is not going to be happy about this one. He’s already upset with Ethan for knowing that Lizzie created a weapon that could kill Hope and not saying a word. He could’ve stopped her from making a grave mistake, but instead, he let her go on with her plan which has now resulted in her becoming a vampire. 

Yeah, MG is going to be really mad. 

I wonder if this will change the way Ethan and/or MG feel about her?

Since Lizzie died on Hope’s watch, does this mean that she might also turn her humanity off and live it up?

The Super Squad is down its best members, so things are kind of looking bleak. 

MG might be the only one carrying the rescue missions as Ethan has been banished, Finch has become the leader of the pack while Jed recovers from an injury, and Cleo and Kaleb are busy trying to figure out his monster side. 

Honestly, Kaleb, Cleo, Jed, and Ethan are likely going to be a little more preoccupied with the bandaged man who suddenly healed and came in to deliver a mighty warning about monsters being the least of their worries. 

Who is this man? Why does he have healing properties? And why did he make Kaleb and Ethan want to kill him?

Could he be an angel? Is he another Malivore monster?

There’s definitely intrigue surrounding this hunky new man. 

Of course, as all of this is going down, the interim headmaster at the school doesn’t have the stomach for any of it. The poor oaf fainted at the first sight of blood. 

But don’t worry, Alaric, Ted, and Landon are working hard to save themselves from death, and they are going to use the sphinx for assistance. 

Who would have thought we’d see the day where Alaric teams up with a Malivore monster?!

What did you think of the midseason finale? Are you excited to see Lizzie as a heretic? Are you upset by Bryant’s exit?

Let us know in the comments below! 


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‘Legacies’ Canceled at The CW – Season 4 Will be the Last

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QUIZ: Which 'Legacies' Character Are You?

It’s the end of a franchise on The CW. 

The network officially canceled Legacies, a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. 

The news, while heartbreaking, might not be unexpected for those who have been following along and awaiting a verdict. 

Things didn’t bode well for the series after the network banished the remaining three episodes from their scheduled May airdates to the month of June. 

‘Dynasty,’ ‘Roswell, New Mexico,’ ‘Charmed’ Among Shows Canceled by The CW

And when The CW canceled Dynasty, Roswell, New Mexico, Charmed, In the Dark, and 4400 earlier today, things looked even bleaker for the Danielle Russell-led series. 

Admittedly, Legacies never reached the heights that its predecessors did, and viewership has only been dwindling. 

The series will come to an end with its fourth season. 

The CW really broke took a jab at so many fandoms today!

Deadline reports that the network is currently in talks to be sold to station group Nexstar, which could explain the decision to slice its programing roster in half. 

It previously canceled Batwoman and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Back in March, the network gave green lights for several of its dramas: All American renewed for season 5, The Flash renewed for season 9, Kung Fu renewed for season 3, Superman & Loisrenewed for season 3, Nancy Drew renewed for season 4, Riverdale renewed for season 7, Walker renewed for season 3.


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‘Legacies’ Season 4 Finale Pushed Back to Summer – Here’s When the Next Episode Will Air

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We’ve got some bad news, Legacies fans.

The supernatural series will not air its final three episodes in May. 

Initially, Legacies was supposed to air a new episode on Thursday, May 12. The whole season 4 run was set to conclude on May 26th. 

That’s no longer the case! 

The network has instead delayed the remaining three episodes for a June premiere. That means the Super-squad will have to wait a few extra weeks to face off against the God’s. 

The revised schedule is as follows — so plan accordingly. 

“By The End Of This, You’ll Know Who You Were Meant To Be,” slated for May 12, will premiere June 2 instead. 

“This Can Only End In Blood,” slated for May 19, will air on June 9.

And the season finale titled “Do You Mind Staying With Me For Another Minute,” set for May 26, will conclude on June 16.

It’s not clear why The CW has chosen to postpone the rest of the season, but we’re hoping that it’s play to boost ratings and justify a renewal for Season 5.

At the time of posting, the series — a spinoff from teen drama’s The Vampire Diaries and The Originals — has not been renewed.

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Legacies Review – I Wouldn’t Be Standing Here If It Weren’t For You (4×16)

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Legacies Review I Wouldn’t Be Standing Here If It Weren’t For You Season 4 Episode 16

The Salvatore School welcomed it’s strongest monster yet — Ken the God. 

Ken arrived on campus ready to do so damage, which if you think about it, is really ungodlike. 

But he made his ultimatum very clear; either they surrender Jen or he kills everyone in his attempt to take his traitorous daughter. 

It’s been awhile since we had a solid Lizzie and Hope team-up. Sure, they partnered up when Hope’s humanity was off, but it’s entirely different when Hope is back to her old self.

However, Hope’s martyr complex seems to have transferred onto Lizzie. While Hope may be a tribrid and Lizzie is a heretic, they were naive to think they stood any chance against Ken. 

They’ve run this scenario plenty of times and they know that the odds of them winning any battle against him are slim. 

Ken, who was awoken by Ben who wanted to get the boon for waking his father in order to break his curse, threw Hope and Lizzie around like rag dolls. I mean, it was brutal to watch. 

Hope attempted to look tough with her “I’m Klaus Mikealson’s daughter,” but even her strength was no match for him. She looked like a mere mortal next to this godly creature.

The confrontation ended pretty terribly for both the ladies. Lizzie was impaled on the metal gate — though she survived because she’s also a vampire now!

And Hope, well, she went from losing everything, turning off her humanity, hurting the ones she loved, defeating the darkest parts of herself, and fall into yet another “sleeping beauty” coma. 

Before mustering up a plan to take down a god, Hope had to make sure that she was in the right headspace, which meant getting rid of humanity-less Hope — the uninvited guest just sticking around. 

It was actually Lizzie who figured out a way to help Hope silence her “other half” once and for all. 

Lizzie suggested that it wasn’t Hope’s dark counterpart that was holding on, but rather, Hope was holding onto humanity-less hold as a shield; a defense mechanism if you will. 

It’s understandable considering all the terrible things that Hope has done while her humanity was off. She’s hurt the people she’s loved countless of times, and she’s being forced to live with that guilt.

She was shielding herself from the fear of losing the people she loves. 

And by keeping dark Hope around, she didn’t have to face the profound loss of Landon. 

So, why Hope wouldn’t wake up after getting a really intense beat down from Ken, it stumped Cleo until it was revealed that Hope found her way to limbo where she reconnected with her one true love. 

You didn’t think that they would actually give up the idea of Hope and Landon, right? They’re meant to be, soulmates, yada yada. Though, it was a nice break to see them apart and move on with some other storylines.

My guess is that Landon is crucial in finding a way to help them defeat the gods, while Hope is what Landon needs in order to be brought back to the real world. 

He can’t stay in limbo forever. 

And neither can Hope. 

Though, Landon has really made a life for himself here, which goes to show that you can successfully reinvent yourself time and time again.

After being kidnapped by the coin thief, it was revealed to be Landon’s birth mother, Seylah. I didn’t think we’d ever see her again, and Landon was equally as surprised. 

But it was a sweet aside from all the WWE-esque smackdown happening in Mystic Falls, a town that truly gets evacuated with fake emergencies all too often. 

Landon “forgave” his mother, which, in turn, allowed her to finally get her own coin an cross over. But it wasn’t forgiveness she was seeking after all; Seylah couldn’t move on until she knew that her son was going to be okay without her. 

It was nice for Landon to get this closure with his family, and the cherry on top was Hope’s arrival.

Back in Mystic Falls, Lizzie sought out forgiveness from the ones she hurt, Ethan’s powers started glitching without explanation, Cleo changed the future thus rendering her oracle powers useless — though it’s not entirely clear what her new form will be, while Ben and Jed had their first argument. 

Jed ended up snapping Ben’s neck and locking him in the dungeon cage, which was valid considering Ben brought the wrath of his father on them for selfish reasons. He tried to explain his poor decisions by assuring Jed that he wanted to protect him and his friends, but honestly, it’s hard to see the positive side of this when Ken is literally waging war on people half his size.

Hopefully, the magical school has enough resources to leverage to bring him down and save Jen in the process. 

That poor girl only wanted to live her life on he own terms and yet she got sucked into this whole mess. 

And while the gods bring an interesting perspective into town, I had a moment where I thought about Nina Dobrev’s Elena and Ian Somehalder’s Damon Salvatore dealing with gods in the townsquare, and it made me chuckle. I know they technically had their own monster with the siren, but can you just imagine these kind of silly monsters running around back in the day when one of the only issues was vampires that were hundreds of years old?

Share your thoughts about tonight’s Legacies in the comments below. Are you happy Hope’s humanity is back on?


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