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Legacies Review- Happy Merge Day! (2×15)

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Don’t mess with black magic.

This week’s episode of Legacies picks up with Dark Josie in full force. She’s taking over and she’s not messing around.

Happy Merge Day! Dark Josie’s decided to move the dreaded day up five years. But luckily, Hope’s got a plan for that.

I think Chad says it best when he told the Necromancer that “she’s always got an awesome plan, and yet somehow has time for relationship stuff too!”

Hope always saves the day, so it comes as no surprise that she was able to figure out a way for both twins to survive the merge. Our favorite tribrid had plenty of badass moments throughout the episode but one that stands out was when she hopped into the boxing ring herself. Josie tries to decide whether she’ll kill vampires, witches, or werewolves when Lizzie’s a no-show and Hope chimes in with:

Why not try all three? -Hope Mikaelson

Hope cares about Josie and will do anything she can to help her even if that means putting herself (and her boyfriend) at risk.

Ric once again proved how useless he’s become to the plot of Legacies by spending the majority of the episode trapped in an Indiana Jones-style world.

Likewise, Caroline’s absence in this episode was ridiculous. How could their mother not be there for arguably the biggest day of their lives? If there was ever a time to give Candice King a call for a guest appearance it would’ve been now.

Nevertheless, Lizzie and Josie’s friends came through when they needed them most. Lizzie was able to survive through a linking spell to the immortal Landon while Josie “won” the merge for now.

This was a great Lizzie episode. All of her character growth has led her to this moment. Instead of running away from the merge she comes back to the school to face it head-on.

Speaking of the school, didn’t we see Josie set it on fire last week? How are they still there?

Besides that plot-hole, this was the best episode of the season. I never thought another episode of Legacies would beat the Kai Parker saga of this season, but this one did it.

The pacing was great and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. And through it all, Lizzie shined.

Lizzie and Josie felt very reminiscent of Damon and Stefan in this episode. How many times have we seen Damon feel guilty for being selfish when Stefan needed him most?

Screw personal growth. I’m going back to looking out for number one. -Lizzie Saltzman

Dark Josie and No-humanity Stefan feel eerily similar to each other. The typically good sibling who goes off the rails and loses all control versus the snarky, selfish sibling who has to save them in the end. We’ve been there before.

So it was no surprise when Lizzie gave up on running away to help save Josie in the end. This episode officially sold me on Lizzie and MG together. Their chemistry had always felt lacking to me, but tonight they were on fire.

MG was willing to run away with her if that’s what she wanted but he trusted she would do the right thing in the end. And come on Lizzie, we all know that kiss wasn’t just for him.

No matter how annoying the Necromancer is as both a character and a plot device, I did enjoy the drama he brought to the merge ceremony. The boxing ring, the grand entrances, and the live audience made “the day we’ve all been waiting for” out to be all we expected and more.

This was a smart way to avoid killing off one of the twins in the merge, but I still wish we had that to look forward to down the line. Besides Hope’s transition into a full tribrid, the merge was the most anticipated event of Legacies. I’m not sure what they’ll build to from here regarding the Saltzman’s storylines.

The only downside of this episode was Landon and Rafael’s storyline.

It was a bizarre choice to have both of these characters completely ignore what’s going on with Josie at the moment considering they had both been love interests for her at one point, and have always been her friend. Why the show keeps forgetting Landon was in a serious relationship with Josie at the beginning of the season is beyond me.

And now Rafael’s been dead this whole time? We know from previous experience that people the Necromancer brings back don’t typically last long, so is this the end of his character? Rafael has never been given a chance to develop the same way Landon has so I’ll be really disappointed if he won’t be in the next season.

And was that the golden arrow he stabbed him with at the end? Is Landon really dead this time?

Tune in next week to find out on Legacies’ season finale. Unfortunately, with production postponed due to the pandemic we’re experiencing, the next episode will serve as Legacies’ last for the unforeseeable future. Be warned, we won’t be getting the closure a typical finale would bring, but we’ll have to make the best of this hiatus.


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Is ‘Legacies’ Season 3 Killing Off Someone in the Super Squad?

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Is Legacies Season 3 Killing Off One of Their Own?

Returning to school has never been associated with feelings of excitement and joy, but when you’re a student at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, “back to school” means something entirely different. 

For Legacies fans, back to school means that we’re inching closer to the premiere of Season 3 on January 21! 

When the series wrapped up in March, things were looking pretty bleak for Hope and Landon, who were both unconscious and showing no signs of waking up. 

And based on the teasers for Legacies Season 3, it’s not looking promising.  

The CW released the synopsis for the first two episodes of the season and well, Legacies Season 3 Episode 2 titled “Goodbyes Sure Do Suck” has fans a little concerned. 

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

The synopsis reads: “The Super Squad pulls out all the stops when they learn some devastating news involving one of their own. Alaric (Matthew Davis) turns to Sheriff Mac (guest star Bianca Kajlich) for help getting some timely affairs in order.”

Does the devastating news have to do with Hope or Landon? The phrase “timely affairs” immediately lends itself to the idea of death. 

Does someone in the “Super Squad” die? And should we be concerned? After all, if Julie Plec taught us anything with The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, it’s that no death is permanent. 

Or could this be in reference to Hope triggering her vampire side? The tribrid has already activated her witch and werewolf side, which means that season 3 could bring on a whole new Hope once she wakes from her deep slumber!

Do you think Legacies will kill off one of their own?

Be sure to watch the teaser for Season 3 right here!


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WATCH: ‘Legacies’ Season 3 Trailer Teases an Awakening

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Legacies Season 3 Trailer Teases Hope's Fate

The wait for Legacies season 3 is almost over!

The CW released the official trailer for the supernatural drama, which returns on January 21. 

Everyone goes above and beyond to help save and awaken Hope and Landon. You can get a refresher on Legacies Season 2 finale, but both have fallen into a deep slumber after Hope saved Josie from her own subconscious, while Landon was stabbed by the golden arrow by Rafael, puppeteerred by the Necromancer. 

Feeling the weight of his guilt. Rafael begs the Necromancer to put Landon’s spirit into him.

Check out the trailer below:

You can also watch the Riverdale season 5 trailer right here! 


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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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