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Legacies Review – Kai Parker Screwed Us (1×12)

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He’s back, baby! Kai Parker has returned, and the reveal that he’s staying on for a multi-episode arc is an exciting and unexpected turn of events.

It’s been over a decade since we last saw Uncle Kai, but I’m happy to report that he hasn’t changed one bit.

He still diabolically crazy, angry in an unexpected way, full of 90s reference, and cannot be trusted.

Unfortunately, poor Josie learned that the hard way. Despite all the warnings from Alaric, Josie thought she knew better and figured her best bet at getting out of the prison world was to align with the uncle that killed her mother and tore her family apart.

As much as I’d like to blame Josie for this lapse in judgment, I cannot. Not only has she always been taught to see the best in people, but Josie also wasn’t old enough to remember how messed up Kai truly was.

And even if she did know, like many of us do, she would have still been convinced that maybe all these days stuck in the prison world made him better. At the very least, they both shared a common goal of getting out of there so you’d think he’d play nice for a short while.

However, Kai couldn’t even keep his promise to his “girlfriend” Jade. The moment he thought he got what he needed to escape the prison world, he betrayed everyone in order to save himself. It’s a gentle reminder that Kai’s selfishness has always been his driving force.

Josie’s decision to betray her father and team up with her uncle largely set the tone for everything that unfolded throughout the hour.

She and Alaric became prisoners of Jade, Wendy, and Diego, three students who Alaric and Emma banished to the prison world because they couldn’t control them.

Since the trio – a wolf that learned to control when he turned, a witch with fire powers, and a ripper (a la Stefan Salvatore) – was bounded to the prison world, like Kai, they couldn’t actually die, and they made sure to use that to their advantage.

Before hunting Alaric down (and cheating by using a locator spell), Jade told him about what really happened the night 5 muggles were found murdered to death in Mystic Falls.

Alaric rightfully assumed it was them, but he’d also already made up his mind that the three of them were beyond fixing and that they showed no remorse for it when, in fact, the real story is that they were lured at the be the punchline, couldn’t control their anger and embarrassment, and killed some crappy humans who you may argue had it coming,

What followed were feelings of shame, anger, disgust, and eventually, the shutting off of humanity.

So, yeah, not as black-and-white as Ric made it out to be. It’s upsetting that he “didn’t see the signs,”  when he was all too familiar with what happens when someone turns off their humanity and allows their ripper settings to take over because of Stefan.

Arguably, the Ric we knew would never send anyone away to a prison world without making sure it was the only option. In my opinion, the prison world is reserved for the lowest of the low like Kai and Sebastian.

Alaric is the kind of person who always saw good in someone, even Damon Salvatore.

The chances of him banishing three young kids because they murdered someone seems slim. However, he wasn’t mistaken about one thing — they are killers. Those killer genes may never have manifested though if they hadn’t gotten trapped in a prison world and essentially forced to kill each other every day to survive and quell the hunger.

In short, Alaric is a prison world of his own making, and it’s that same fact that gives him the upper hand.

Ric knows all the tricks including where he stashes his weapons. For all our sakes, let’s hope whatever weapon he went to retrieve when Jade’s hide-and-seek hunt started has the power to kill someone bound to the prison world.

Then, there’s Josie, who got her mother’s “I know better than you” complex.

Kai was telling the truth when he said it’s what got her killed. Jo always thought she was one step ahead of Kai or that she could outsmart him at his own game, but Kai is incredibly savvy. Kai may hate everyone and everything including his family, but there were some moments where his pride at Josie’s attempts at manipulation impressed him. And in some twisted way, it was sweet.

Sadly, Josie got played because she didn’t even know she had the “get out of the prison world” answer this whole time, but when she told him about Malivore, Kai knew it was his only option.

Admittedly, he’s more versed in how the prison world operates and knows that it exists in the real world chances are it exists in the prison world.

While I didn’t expect Josie to arrive at the conclusion, I surely thought Alaric would.

The point is that it worked and instead of getting stuck in a pit of eternal misery, Kai found himself in realtime Mystic Falls and face-to-face with the Necromancer, a dangerous yet exciting pairing.

And once he jumped into Malivore, Josie and Alaric forgot all about him and the plan that successfully got him out of there.

As Kai lunged into the tar pit, Josie made the decision to break the Sandclock and unleash all that dark magic onto herself.

As Kelly Clarkson once said, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

Or, as Kai said, to save her family, she must become a monster just “like… me.” There’s something so delicious about how maniacal he is! Sorry, I got sidetracked.

If there’s any place where Josie can and should embrace her darkness, it’s in a prison world where she can harness is to save her family and hopefully put an end to the three that are threatening them.

Man, Kai Parker finally got out of his Bon-Bon created prison world, that’s nuts you guys.

Lizzie’s presence in the prison world was frustrating to say the least because she ditched her family to gallivant around town with Sebastian.

She had every reason to be angry with Alaric for lying to her and banishing her boyfriend to an eternal prison, but she also didn’t stop to consider her father’s motivation or why he was so worried about them being here in the first place.

However, Lizzie was in her own danger and for much of the hour, she wasn’t aware at all.

Sebastian played the role of the perfect gentleman as he wooed Lizzie with the promise of forever, a beautiful house, and a Cinderella-inspired ballgown. Did anyone else get Miss Mystic Falls vibes from Lizzie’s descent down the stairs?

But the monsters have gotten arguably much more dangerous nowadays. Damon Salvatore did some cruel things, but he never took Elena’s choice of becoming a vampire away from her.

Sebastian went from being Prince Charming to an obsessive boyfriend without any respect for boundaries in a very short time as he revealed his plan for him and Lizzie piece-by-piece.

He spiked her wine with blood and had every intention of killing her with vampire blood in her system so that she would turn.

Now, usually, I’d argue that turning into a vampire is a great solution to the whole merge problem, but Lizzie’s reasoning for not being ready were so pure — she didn’t know if she wanted a family or if she wanted the grow old with someone.

Those are valid reasons for waiting.

However, Sebastian wasn’t convinced as he already had a plan in his head and didn’t respect her at all. What he did was absolutely wrong, but on some twisted level, you can also understand that he did it because he was concerned with losing her just like he lost Cassandra. It was well-intentioned had Lizzie been Cassandra, but she’s not and Sebastian is so hellbent on making her into his the love that he lost, he’s not actually in love with who she is.

Lizzie handled herself like a pro in this situation by siphoning him to death, but the risk was too high with the blood in her system.

When Josie unleashed the sandclock, Lizzie crashed the police car and likely died.

Will she come back as a vampire? Or, better yet, a heretic vampire?

As I mentioned previously, the only upside to evil Josie and vampire Lizzie this is that it may negate the merge completely!

Throughout the episode, I found myself posing this one question over and over: why didn’t Josie and Lizzie rely on their powers more?

If they’re supposed to be two very powerful Gemini witches, why didn’t they channel that power to get themselves out of these risky situations?

So, just to summarize:

  • Kai Parker outsmarted everyone and escaped the prison world using the Malivore pit.
  • Ric is on the run and hopefully has a plan.
  • Josie broke the sandclock and embraced the dark magic.
  • Lizzie might be dead and a vampire or a heretic vampire!
  • Sebastian is CANCELLED. No one cares about your good looks anymore, boo.

Alright, well, I’m turning it over to you Cravers?

On a scale of 1-10, how great was it seeing Kai again and knowing that he never lost his lust for freedom, his wittiness and cleverness, his charm, or his deranged approach to not giving any effs about those around him?

Is Lizzie dead? What will happen to Josie now that she’s gone all dark Willow?

And will we see a face-off between Hope and Kai?


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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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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.

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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