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Legacies Review – The One and Only Tribrid (4×03)

Legacies -- “We All Knew This Day Was Coming” -- Image Number: LGC319b_0378r -- Pictured: Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson -- Photo: Tom Griscom/The CW -- © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Nothing can ever just be simple when it comes to Legacies.

Malivore always has to rear its big and ugly head, even during a time that’s supposed to be equally as terrifying as it is beautiful. 

As the title of the episode revealed, we all knew that this day — the day that Hope Mikaelson becomes a tribrid — was coming. 

Hope came to terms with it quicker than the other people in her life, which is honestly pretty shocking. 

There is no one Hope cares about more than Landon, so the fact that she’s willingly making the decision to lose him in order to save everyone is selfless. 

We knew Hope would make the right choice when backed into a corner, but it’s still shocking to see her so content with it. 

And it’s further proof that despite being Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, she leads with her heart and her compassions just like her mother Haley. 

Alaric was adamant against having Hope transition, but it’s not because he didn’t think she was ready, it’s because he wasn’t. 

Alaric has a heavy burden on his shoulders. In addition to The Merge that his twins are facing, he also has to sign off on Hope’s death. Hope is like a daughter to him, so none of this is easy for him. 

Though, it’s better than the alternative, which is to have Hope go through it all alone. 

Alaric may have wanted to avoid this, but he was just delaying the inevitable. The sooner he realized it, the better. 

It’s fitting that Dorian was the one to talk some sense into the headmaster. In fact, I love how much of Hope’s transition is wrapped up in The Merge! How impressive was Dorian’s Merge planner?

That guy is ready for any and every possible outcome. 

Okay, well, maybe he wasn’t ready for the whole situation that unfolded with Kaleb, but we’ll get to that in a minute. 

Because for once, I just want to bask in the glory that was the beauty of this episode. 

Legacies, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals — they all have this uncanny way of finding beauty in death. 

In this case, Hope’s death was the start of something bigger than anyone has ever seen. 

Hope’s existence sparked the whole premise of The Originals; she was the one thing everyone feared because she had the potential to become the most powerful being. 

As a longtime fan, it’s really full-circle to see the series tapping into this “prophecy” so to speak so many years after. 

Admittedly, Legacies lacks the melancholic nature of TVD, but tonight’s episode really struck the emotional moments that carried the original series.

Everything flowed so gracefully — from Hope’s final dinner with her found-family to the spell she did with Josie and Lizzie that emphasized the promise of new life to her intimate sendoff with none other than Freya Mikaelson. 

Is it a bummer that none of the originals are actually able to be here? Yes. I know Claire Holt is set to reprise her role as Rebekah Mikaelson, so I won’t hold it against her, but it would’ve been nice to see some of the others come to support Hope. Marcel, where ya at, buddy?

Nevertheless, Freya’s presence was much-need and calming. 

Legacies Review We All Knew This Day Was Coming Season 4 Episode 3

Legacies — “We All Knew This Day Was Coming” — Image Number: LGC319b_0510r — Pictured (L-R): Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman, Matthew Davis as Alaric Saltzman, and Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman — Photo: Tom Griscom/The CW — © 2021 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

She’s one of the few tethers back to the original series, and it felt familial to hear stories of Klaus, Haley, and Elijah. 

It’s a subtle reminder that Hope comes from greatness — a fact all too easy to forget with all the monster fighting that happens in this series. 

The greatest part, however, is that Hope, even without her family, has never been alone. 

She has a whole group of people who, as Josie pointed out, are ready to look death square in the face with her. 

And that’s what was so beautiful about the moment. No matter how terrifying death might be, she was never going to be alone. 

Klaus and Alaric never really saw eye-to-eye, but Ric took her in as one of his own. He trained her and raised her, so this is just as much a big moment for him as it is for everyone else. 

And the grace of the scene was emphasized with Josie’s incredible speech to Finch about wanting someone who will fight for her. 

It’s honestly awesome to see Josie stand up for herself and find her voice. 

She started off as this meek character, but she’s really grown into an incredible young woman who isn’t going to apologize for not wanting to murder her sister or for the fact that the Merge is part of her story. 

While it’s understandable that Finch is terrified of losing Josie, if she really loves her, she’ll be there no matter how difficult the situation is. Because that’s what people do for their loved ones. 

They walk through fire for them. 

Lord knows Josie has done that for her people time and time again. She deserves someone that will do it for her. 

Back to Hope… even though you knew she was going to survive, it still felt eerie and heartbreaking to see her there see still and peaceful. 

That peace was soon interrupted by Malivore because dude never gives up. 

When Kaleb approached Malivore in order to make a deal, you knew it wasn’t going to end well. 

I know he wants to save Cleo, but the poor girl is trying her hardest to help save Hope. She would’ve never wanted Kaleb to make a deal with the devil on her behalf. 

Kaleb has never once misstepped, so I’m pretty bummed by his choice here. It’s not clear what deal he made with Malivore, but you know it won’t end well for him.

Of course, it’s also on everyone else at the school for leaving Hope unattended. Yes, she was with MG, but they are also very aware that Malivore is hellbent on destroying her.

As she lay there, she was defenseless, so it was the perfect time to attack. Why didn’t they beef up security. 

And what is the plan for Hope now that she’s in transition. 

On the flip side, Hope found herself trying to navigate death without any instructions. It didn’t help that the grim reaper on the other side couldn’t articulate what needed to be done. 

Though, I will say, what a fitting episode to kick off Halloween weekend. 

Other Thoughts

  • It was nice to see Rafael again even if briefly. He was more understanding than half the people at the Salvatore School. And it’s really great to see him so at peace. 
  • Poor MG and Lizzie both carrying the weight of what happened to Ethan. 
  • Can the Merge be avoided by turning one of the twins into a vampire? Now, that’s a magical loophole we should probably explore sooner rather than later. 
  • How great is it that Kaleb called himself and MG “supernatural Maserati’s.” 
  • Was anyone else so bummed that Malivore tricked Cleo? I thought she surely got out of there successfully. 
  • Hope won’t actually go through with killing Landon and Cleo, I’m sure of it. If this show has taught me anything it’s that there is always another way. 

When Hope eventually becomes the one and only tribrid, what will she be like?

What did you think of the episode?


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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. 

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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 – 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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