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

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.

Will The CW Renew ‘Dynasty,’ ‘Roswell, New Mexico,’ ‘Legacies,’ and More?


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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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