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

Legacies -- “I Wouldn’t Be Standing Here If It Weren’t For You” -- Image Number: LGC413b_BTS_0003r -- Pictured (L - R): Omono Okojie as Cleo, Matthew Davis as Alaric Saltzman, Chris Lee as Kaleb, Leo Howard as Ethan Mac, Piper Curda as Jen, and Ben Levin as Jed -- Photo: Chris Reel / The CW -- © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.



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



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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. 

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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 – Everything That Can Be Lost May Also Be Found (4×15)



Legacies Review Everything That Can Be Lost May Also Be Found Season 4 Episode 11

It was a family reunion on Legacies Season 4 Episode 15 as we ventured back to New Orleans, and more specifically, Rousseau’s, the bar located in the heart of the French Quarter. 

The fight to turn on Hope’s humanity was in full-swing, and with every plan failing and faltering, Alaric turned to the promise of “always and forever.”

Vincent — off screen — anchored a spell that astral projected Hope back to familial territory where she had a “morbid reunion” (her words, not mine) with Rebekah (Claire Holt), Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), Freya (Riley Voelkel), and Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic). 

Admittedly, Legacies has suffered from the more childlike aspects in comparison to The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, but the return to New Orleans made all those lackluster episodes worth it. 

Hope may not have agreed, but it felt soooo good to be back home.

I’ve missed these people more than I ever cared to admit. And I’m hoping that their promise of “visiting more” and being there for Hope means that these guest appearances will become more frequent. 

Heck, I’m still waiting for Caroline Forbes to show up in Mystic Falls and be there for her kids. And if a deadly battle with the gods isn’t enough to bring a mother home, I don’t know what is. What’s the hold up with Candice Accola?!

While Hope initially believed that she was stuck in some figment of her imagination or memory, the fact that neither Klaus nor Elijah made an appearance made it abundantly clear that everything was happening in real life. 

And while it may have been some time since their passing, the family gathered to honor Klaus and lay him to rest. There was even a second line and everything. 

Hope believed it was all staged to conjure up her feelings, but her aunt’s reminded her that this was very real. Using magic, they chased down Klaus’s ashes and needed Hope’s input to figure out where his final resting spot should be. After all, the Mikealson clan is known for their bickering and never seeing eye-to-eye. 

Legacies Review Everything That Can Be Lost May Also Be Found Season 4 Episode 11

Legacies — “Everything That Can Be Lost May Also Be Found” — Image Number: LGC411b_1106r — Pictured (L – R): Danielle Rose Russell as Hope, Riley Voelkel as Freya, Charles Michael Davis as Marcel, Claire Holt as Rebekah, and Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol — Photo: Matt Miller/The CW — © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Hope said that if she were to have her humanity back, she’d like to have her father’s ashes with her so that he would always be close by. 

She may have been putting up a front and trying to remain tough, but the sentimental moments got to her and in popped humanity Hope to make her presence known. 

She took advantage of humanity-less Hope’s weakened state and the two engaged in a battle right there in the town square. It was almost reminiscent of all the battles Klaus fought in that very spot, but this one was an internal battle that we were seeing pan out in real-life on screen. 

There have been many characters throughout the franchise who have turned their humanity off, including Caroline who was probably the most stubborn when it came to flipping the switch back on, but we’ve never seen it from the victim’s point of view. We’ve never seen the dialogue or the torment that’s happening internally, and we’ve absolutely  never seen the merge happen. 

It was a fun way to shake things up when it came to the battle of regaining ones humanity. 

While reconnecting with some familiar faces was the overall highlight of the episode, there was a lot happening in Mystic Falls as well as the threat of the gods rising to power loomed large. 

Alaric, still slightly hampered by his recovery, decided to reconnect with a friend from his past to get advice on how to handle the incoming threat. 

The friends? Oh, just a familiar vampire hunter… his subconscious. It was nice to see Alaric sans beard and looking like Damon Salvatore’s bestie once again, but it’s also such a reminder of Alaric’s career trajectory. He’s come so far from being a man who hunted monsters to the man who runs a school full of supernatural creatures. 

By the end of their chat, present-day Alaric shaved off his beard in a what seems to be a symbolic statement that this former hunter is ready to kick some ass. 

Lizzie and Aurora had quite an intense journey as they realized that messing with the gods and the demi-gods was a dangerous game to play. 

As Lizzie distracted Jen, Aurora cut the key out of Ben’s kidney. But she failed to realize just how powerful and determined to wake his one true-love, Asher, Ben really was, and by trudging on with a poorly-thought out plan, she clued Ben into the fact that he had the key — literally — to wake up his father all this time. 

Of course, had they just talked to Jen about this, she would’ve warned them. 

Lizzie likely didn’t expect Jen, her foe, to become a friend, but when Ben ambushed Aurora and stole the sarcophagus’, she had no one to turn to for comfort.

Jen proved to be a promising ally, however, as she encouraged Lizzie to go home and talk to her family. 

“I made a mistake,” was a huge moment for Lizzie as she hugged Alaric and MG and confided in them everything that has gone down since she teamed up with Aurora.

Elsewhere, Caleb took Cleo to his hometown to address the issue of her powers. May, an old friend who helped him when he initially turned, helped Cleo reconnect with her powerful abilities, but when she saw the future, she likely wished she could’ve forgotten it. The destruction of Mystic Falls and the death of their friends + innocent people is likely not something you want to see when preparing for a war that you’re already ill-equipped to handle. 

Caleb and Cleo want to stop them raising the gods, but Ben’s already too far gone and blown the whole thing open in hopes of resurrecting his love. 

What does that mean for everyone? And how will it impact Aurora and Lizzie?

Hope finally made it back to Mystic Falls with her humanity in-tact, but her humanity-less self was not too far behind. It looks like it’ll take a lot more to destroy the darker parts of herself.

What did you think of the episode? Did you enjoy The Originals reunion?

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