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Legacies Review – Ted Talk (3×12)

Legacies -- “I Was Made to Love You” -- Image Number: LGC312fg_0007r -- Pictured (L-R): Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson and Omono Okojie as Cleo -- Photo: The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Is it just me or does Legacies have a weird obsession with Landon and the Necromancer?

Those two just keep taking up so much unnecessary screentime. 

Each time I think maybe we’ll move on from a storyline surrounding the two of them, boom, we’re back at it again. 

And things were no different on Legacies Season 3 Episode 12. 

Only this time, the Necromancer was just Ted. And he was quite enjoyable. If we got this version of the almighty being, I might’ve not been so eager to kill him off. 

But it seems that this time, finally, his death will stick. And Ted even managed to redeem himself in Alaric’s eyes, which I never thought I’d be able to say. 

Ted was quite a hoot, even though Alaric’s motivation for locating him was pretty weak.

He needed Leonardo da Vinci, no one spoke Italian at the school, and nothing came of that whole storyline.

What was the point of the whole da Vinci connection in that case?

The only thing we did learn is the Cleo and Da Vinci knew each other because she was once trapped in the Artifact for centuries. 

Does anyone else feel betrayed by the revelation that Cleo is actually evil? Personally, I couldn’t help but think how broken Kaleb would be by all of this! 

She came off as a genuinely good person who wanted to be Hope’s friend and help her figure out what was wrong with Landon. 

After Wade brought up that Landon wasn’t acting like himself, Hope put it to the test by tricking him into eating avocados. When he didn’t break out in hives, she was 100% convinced he was an imposter. And listen, hives don’t lie. 

While I thought that the Necromancer was moonlighting as Landon, it turned out Landon was actually a golem that Hope made earlier in the season.

Furthermore, he was being puppeteered by Cleo, though it’s not clear why. She kept mentioning Hope’s obsession with Landon and how she only cares about him, so maybe this was her way to appease Hope while she attempted to trigger her vampire side and make her a full-blown tribrid. 

Legacies Review I Was Made to Love You Season 3 Episode 12

Legacies — “I Was Made to Love You” — Image Number: LGC312fg_0005r — Pictured: Leo Howard as Ethan — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

She mentioned it was about Hope fulfilling her destiny, but again, this was confusing and cut short by the skull creature we’ve seen lurking around the school grounds for several episodes. 

He came to Hope’s aide by knocking out Cleo and revealing himself as the real Landon. 

But, uh, why? Why would the real Landon just sit back for weeks on end? Why would he hide behind that weird mask? I genuinely have so many questions. 

Also, here we go again with another Landon. 

Legacies needs a revamp. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. 

If you made sense of any of these storylines, feel free to explain them to me!

Elsewhere, MG remedies his mistakes by compelling Ethan to forget all about their little superhero ventures. It was for the best considering Ethan tried to kill himself to become a vampire. 

The storyline, which included daylight rings and feeding humans vampire blood to heal them, brought it back to the good old days on The Vampire Diaries. Mystic Falls was a much more dangerous place back then, but somehow, it felt like simpler times.

We were even brought back to the emotional moments that the series delivered as MG gave a sad, heartfelt speech while wiping Ethan’s memory of all the good times they shared. Doing the right thing isn’t always easy! 

I wish they could’ve held onto their friendship without the supernatural aspect, but I get that it would’ve been too hard for MG.

After having a heart-to-heart with Ted —  another solid moment in the episode — Josie went to get the girl. Finch called her out for not telling her she’s a witch, Josie called her out for not leading with the fact that she’s a werewolf, and sparks quite literally flew when they kissed. 

They’ll both be attending the Salvatore School, and I just hope Finch is ready for all the monster-hunting that awaits her because it doesn’t seem like they’re going away anytime soon.

What did you think of the episode? Sound off in the comments below. 


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Legacies Review – Witchapalooza (3×14)

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Legacies Review This Feels a Little Cult-y Season 3 Episode 14

Legacies delivered its trippiest to episode to date, but it was great fun all around. 

Honestly, I’ve stopped taking the show seriously and it’s become so much more enjoyable. 

If anyone was to get sucked into some feel-good, be your best self cult, it would be Lizzie, but surprisingly, she was the one who broke the mind control and tried to stop Andi, the cult leader, who was a dead ringer for The Vampire Diaries‘ Sybil. 

After her jealousy caused a rift in her emotional cleanse, Lizzie quickly realized that Andi was up to no good and learned that she was manipulating everyone with psychotropics provided by Triad. 

As both Lizzie and Hope pointed out — it’s never good when Triad is involved. 

Now, it’s unclear how Triad plays into this whole thing, but it’s definitely connected to Clarke and the artifact.

Andi explained that she needed to use the power of an army of witches to complete some kind of ritual that also required a human sacrifice. She also informed them that Triad kept the witches as prisoners and used drugs to keep them compliant. 

When Hope, Lizzie, and Jo broke through the spell, Andi sacrificed herself, but not before spraying them with a jug full of the potion, which led to one of the best and weirdest scenes on television. 

“I’m tripping balls,” Lizzie exclaimed as “Cause I Got High” played in a ridiculously drug-infused montage that included the three of them giggling up a storm in panda onesies as they waited for whatever was going to emerge from a dark hole. 

But no one was expecting the next Malivore monster to be… Darth Vader?

What? Why? Is this a side-effect of the drugs? Are they still tripping?

The whole scene was second-best next to Lizzie’s line: “we don’t worry about dicks here.” Tell em, girl. 

Andi may have been a fraud, but the ladies were easy prey because of their insecurities. They have all allowed their emotions to control them, in particular, Hope, whose powers were exploding as she mourned her breakup with Landon. 

In order to break her out of the mind control, Jo forced Hope to come to terms with the fact that she was in denial about their relationship.

Legacies Review This Feels a Little Cult-y Season 3 Episode 14

Legacies — “This Feels a Little Cult-y” — Image Number: LGC314fg_0047r — Pictured: Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson — Photo: The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

A break-up was inevitable as they are biologically incompatible, and Hope knew it. Landon did what she was too afraid to do. 

Lizzie has always been insecure when it comes to Hope, so she was easy prey. 

And Jo has been going through her fair share of struggles since Dark Josie and her new relationship with Finch. 

Even with everything going on, at least they can count on each other to keep themselves in check. 

That’s what best friends are for.

Elsewhere, Dorian and Alaric teamed up to find another monster, but this time, he was outside of Mystic Falls. 

Dorian though that MG might have turned into a ripper, but instead, MG was helping people when he ran into a wendigo. 

Since everyone always says it’s “never a wendigo,” it was inevitable that they’d encounter a wendigo eventually. 

Alaric allowed MG to come back to school and promised they’d help people together. 

Will this become the Salvatore School’s new purpose?

Finch challenged Jed to a game of pool for the coveted spot of alpha. Jed was feeling pretty confident until the pack told him they always let him win. It was obvious Finch as a pro-pool player, but when she realized just how important being alpha was to Jed, she threw the game and let him win. 

Finch is really starting to grow on me, and she’s fitting in exceptionally well at the school! I love that she already has a storyline outside of her romance with Jo. 

What did you think of the episode?


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Legacies Review – Cleo’s Story (3×13)

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In an effort to determine if Cleo was a villain or hero, Legacies Season 3 Episode 13 tapped into her backstory, which took us all the way back to 1464 to what is now known as present-day Nigeria.

Many of Malivore’s monsters tend to be one-dimensional, but there was so much depth to Cleo as we learned that she sacrificed herself to the mud monster as a child to protect her grandmother and their village. 

This led to Kaleb’s epic one-liner: “Malivore? This bitch is everywhere.”

Kaleb may play a small part in the series, but his character is larger than life. 

And he’s the one who managed to convince Alaric, along with Josie, that Cleo wasn’t the villain of this story after all. Instead, she spent her whole life trying to find a way to destroy the mud monster. They all want the same thing! 

Through flashbacks, we also saw that while she was Malivore’s prisoner, she was tasked with creating “friends,” aka monsters, from his mud so that he could consume them. 

This was Cleo’s version of a prison world, and she worked tirelessly to find a way out. 

Knowing that his hunger would never be satiated, she outwitted him by creating a vessel for him to live in with the catch being that she controlled it. This allowed for her great escape.

Alaric still wasn’t convinced, however, because he needed to know why Cleo made a golem of Landon and tried to kill Hope. 

But the answer was one that he already knew. Cleo couldn’t risk having Hope open the prison world and release Malivore hence the golem to make Hope happy. 

And the only way to truly defeat Malivore is for Hope to trigger her vampire side and become a full tribrid. 

Much like Alaric, I feel like we already knew all of this, but since this season has been slightly confusing, it was nice to get a play-by-play that laid it all out on the table.

Alaric has valid reasons for not wanting to ask Hope to become a tribrid, but ultimately, it’s a choice she’s going to have to make.

And it’s not an easy one.

The series needs to give Hope a compelling reason to trigger this side of her because the cons outweigh the pros. 

While being the first and only tribrid comes with immense power, it also strips her of her human side, which means she’ll never be able to have a family of her own. 

And you know there’s nothing more important to a Mikealson than family. 

I do wonder if there’s a chance Hope would still be able to have children even if she activated her tribrid side. Her father, Klaus, was a hybrid and was able to have a child. Magic has loopholes, and it seems that in this case, it might work in her favor. 

Regardless, Hope is a hero in this story, so she’ll likely make the sacrifice to destroy Malivore once and for all and save all of her friends. At the very least, it would help get rid of the monster-of-the-week formula and allow the series to tape more into the vampire, wolf, and witch mythology like The Vampire Diaries and The Originals did! 

Cleo’s story was truly fascinating as she even detailed her romance with Leonardo da Vinci, who helped her create the artifact. It’s a stretch even for a series hinged on the supernatural, but I can’t say it wasn’t an enjoyable little addition. 

Hope and Landon’s reunion was slightly less enjoyable. 

The duo tried to find their stride again, but there was no falling back into old habits as he’d seen some things in the prison world. And he did things to survive. 

This might have finally been the real Landon, but he wasn’t the same Landon Hope fell in love with. 

He was darker, angrier, angstier, and filled with less hope (pun intended) about their future. So, it wasn’t surprising that he broke up with Hope and declared them doomed. 

And he made a compelling point: he’s the son of Malivore, she’s the only one that can defeat it, ergo, they exist to destroy each other. 

This breakup has been a long time coming, so I’m glad the series finally ripped off the bandaid. 

I don’t know where Landon is going, or Cleo for that matter, but I know that I’m thrilled to see Hope figure out who she is without using him as a crutch. 

Also, two people working towards a common goal (in this case, destroying Malivore) sounds like the beginning of a love story. And I can’t say I’m against Cleo and Landon falling in love… though, I doubt he’d compare to Leonardo in the slightest. 

And I’ll never forgive her for leaving Kaleb to wonder whether their brief fling was real. 

Through Cleo’s story, Alaric learned that it’s encouraged to allow people to make their own decisions. He also realized he’s a bit of a hypocrite who lost sight of why he and Caroline built this school. 

Josie realized that the Salvatore School wasn’t always as magical for others as it was for her considering it was literally built for her. Though, I’d argue that a school dedicated to educating and nourishing supernatural beings is pretty magical regardless of whether or not your father is the headmaster. 

Finch seemed to agree. While she had her reservations, after spending some time with the werewolves, she found her pack and was ready to enroll. 

Josie couldn’t be happier, and man, happiness looks good on her! 

What did you think of the episode? Did it help that they clarified everything? Are you glad they are finally giving Landon some material that doesn’t involve being Hope’s little puppet?

The series returns on June 10th! See you then, Cravers! 


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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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