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Legacies Review- Stupid Cupid Stop Picking on Hope (2×11)

Legacies Review- Stupid Cupid Stop Picking on Hope (2x11)

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Broken hearts club turned into the ripped-out-hearts club on this week’s episode of Legacies.

We pick up one day after the Saltzmans were sent to the prison world by Alyssa Chang. Sadly, we have to wait until next week to see what’s going on over there (and finally see Kai again), but Hope is still fighting to get them back to Mystic Falls.

Hope and Landon are still on rocky terms since the qareen forced them to face the issues in their relationship last week. Landon’s desperate to prove that he’s capable of saving the day and that Hope doesn’t have to treat him like “a fragile object”.

So when Cupid arrives, he has the perfect opportunity to prove himself.

He forms his own “super-squad” consisting of Wade, Pedro, and Jed to find Cupid and bring him back to the school. Oh yeah, he already lost Cupid.

But not before spilling his heart out (metaphorically, it’s important to be clear in terms of this episode) to Cupid on how insecure he is in his relationship with Hope. She’s the one who “wears the pants” in their relationship which is only further proven by the two times she has to save him during this episode.

The one big issue in Legacies isn’t a lack of relationships, it’s a lack of well-developed ones. Compared to it’s predecessor The Vampire Diaries, Legacies doesn’t have any epic couples to root for. Landon and Hope’s development felt very rushed and they’ve already been dealt a few crappy storylines that have made me lose interest.

However, on TVD, Damon and Elena had four seasons of buildup before they officially got together. This gave us time to get to know these characters as individuals so we could see why they work together. The pacing of that relationship made the show worth watching. The will-they-won’t-they trope is popular for a reason.

I would even argue that the only crappy storyline in their relationship was in season six when Elena loses her memory. Hope and Landon, on the other hand, have already dealt with the amnesia trope (thanks, Malivore) which forced us to endure the least compelling love triangle I’ve ever seen.

This is only season two. We shouldn’t be running out of interesting plotlines for what seems to be the show’s main couple already.

Luckily, Landon redeems himself in the end. Once the gang discovers Cupid isn’t Cupid at all, but Cupid’s sibling Pothos, Landon puts on his hero hair and ingests some devil’s ivy to kill Pothos when he eats his heart. It sounds more gruesome than it is.

But the best part of this plan was that there was no guarantee Landon would survive it. He knows he typically comes back from the dead, but so far his phoenix heritage has been one big mystery. On TVD, getting your heart ripped out was a sure sign of actual death (if you don’t reincarnate seasons later), so seeing Landon’s heart get ripped from his body tonight was pretty surprising.

He gives a speech about how Hope is his “epic love” (not sure if I agree) and how he’s willing to die to save her. It was a really sweet moment between the two. I get the appeal, but I can’t say I’m completely sold on them just yet.

At the end of the day, Landon did come out a hero. He saved Hope from having her heart eaten, and was able to take down the newest Malivore monster.

While all of this is going on, elsewhere in the school MG is having the worst day ever. He tries to go out on a date with Kaleb’s sister Kym, but gets bad advice from Kaleb and plans the worst date possible. And Alyssa’s been struck with an obsessive love arrow and has decided that now is the right time to confess her undying love for MG.

I’m not sure if her having a thing for MG is real or if he just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, but his rejection of her led to a near-death experience for Kym, Kaleb, and MG.

Kym decides to leave The Salvatore School afterward and Alyssa breaks the ascendant that’s supposed to be used to rescue the Saltzmans. So right now MG’s two main girls are as far from him as ever. Poor guy.

Do you remember the prophecy about Malivore from the sphinx character awhile back? I had almost forgotten about it, but it appears that it’ll be an important factor coming up in the latter half of the season. In an earlier scene in the episode, Dorian mentions a golden arrow in the prophecy. Pothos was also looking for a golden arrow which the Necromancer finds at the end of the episode. What does this mean going forward?

Other Musings:

  • Kaleb saving Pedro from Pothos’ arrow with his vamp speed was adorable. I never thought he would become one of my favorites on the show.
  • Sometimes the supernatural puns are fun but Alyssa calling Jed a booty howl was cringeworthy.
  • Hope chopping off Pothos’ wings immediately was such a Mikaelson move.
  • Wade now throws up fairy dust apparently.
  • The Landon/Wade friendship is still really sweet and I hope he’s not just a “stand-in until Raf comes back”.
  • So are Emma and Dorian married? I wonder how Ric’s going to react to that when he finds out.
  • Was that some Alyssa x Kaleb foreshadowing? That could be an interesting storyline going forward.
  • The kiss between Hope and Landon in the bathtub was very reminiscent of Delena’s kiss in the rain. I’m a sucker for any parallels between the two shows, so this was a standout moment for me.
  • And yes, okay, the part where Landon reads Hope’s diary entry and they fly in the air together was really cute too. Maybe Pothos struck this episode with an arrow because the only time I’ve found myself rooting for these two was this week.

Next week marks the return of fan-favorite villain Kai Parker played by the talented Chris Wood. In the preview for next week, it looks like he’s set his eyes on Josie. He’s kidnapped Alaric and seems to be forcing Josie to use black magic to save him.

How far will Josie go to save her dad? How far will Kai go to get revenge on Ric and his nieces?

Considering the episodes titled “Kai Parker Screwed Us” I would say things aren’t looking too good for the Saltzmans.

Let us know your predictions in the comments and over on our twitter!


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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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