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Legacies – There’s a Mummy on Main Street (1×12)

Legacies -- "There's a Mummy on Main Street" -- Image Number: LGC110a_0427bc.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Matthew Davis as Alaric, Danielle Rose Russell as Hope, and Nick Fink as Clarke -- Photo: Richard Ducree/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Oh, mummy.

The latest monster unleashed in search of the urn that a possessed Alaric threw away into the river was none other than a mummy. And though I used to be a fan of all the ‘Mummy’ movies, I found this monster to be slightly less compelling than the ones that came before it.

The episode was still a delight because even a spring break trip gone wrong can be enjoyable with the right people, however, the monster was just meh. Josie hurling in the car on the way to Maple Hallows was more entertaining than that one-note fight scene.

It’s almost like a joke waiting to happen. A mummy and the three powerful witches crossed paths and instead of having a full-on throwdown, the moment was anti-climactic.

You’re telling me Alaric couldn’t have just grabbed a blow torch? Hope is a hybrid yet she didn’t think of setting a monster rolled in toilet paper on fire.

It was all just too easy. Even when the mummy came back to life, I can’t imagine any of them felt much of a threat since they’ve taken on worse monsters before.

Throwing up a bunch of beetles is gross, but they also recently threw up slugs so it’s like, is it really that bad?

However, I don’t think the writers wanted to make the focus of this week’s episode the Malivore monster.

The mummy was menacing and all the creepy crawlies did give me the heebie-jeebies, but the real monster was hands-down Clarke.

Clarke tried to manipulate the Saltzman clan by pretending to be a clean-up crew with the people’s best intentions in mind.

I don’t doubt Clarke needed to erase all these people’s memories so they didn’t think recall anything supernatural happening, but Clarke’s mission was the same as Alaric’s — get the urn.

It’s a good thing Hope remembers what happened during their trip to Ohio and the Malivore headquarters because she knew to be wary of Clarke and his team.

Alaric thought he’d outsmarted Clarke using Kaleb, who compelled a worker to steal the urn and bring it to them, however, Clarke was one step ahead of them.

It’s unclear why Clarke’s mission is to unleash the Malpocalypse, but I’m guessing it has something with him being some kind of Malivorian monster himself.

Maybe he’s Landon’s father? Or the devil himself? He kind of gives me devilish vibes.

All I know is, he cannot be trusted after he threatened Alaric’s school and his students; he’s going to pose further problems for all of them especially now that he needs one more key.

Lizzie was a bit ridiculous this whole episode and frankly, I’m surprised by Hope’s level of tolerance.

Everything Lizzie did was like a pathetic attempt for attention, any attention at all.

Lizzie kept pestering Hope and blaming her for ruining their family spring break.

But most surprising was that Lizzie couldn’t let go of the past. She was blaming Hope for a starting a dorm fire and for spreading rumors about her first “outburst,” both of which Hope denied.

Lizzie’s distaste with Hope has been evident since day one, but we’ve never really understood the motivations behind it.

Why did she despise Hope so much? Why did she think Hope was trying to intrude on her family?

Throughout Lizzie and Hope’s tussle, Josie kept trying to change topics and seemed really uncomfortable with everything.

It wasn’t just because Josie is the peaceful sister, it was because she felt guilty.

Josie confessed to setting the fire in an attempt to destroy a love letter she wrote Hope. She also unintentionally told Lizzie that Hope said nasty things about her to save face.

Who would have thought the innocent would be to blame for the feud between Hope and Lizzie? Maybe now that they’ve aired out their grievances, Hope and Lizzie can just find common ground.

They really are stronger together.

As for Alaric, well, no one is cutting him any slack.

He did the right thing by handing over the urn in exchange for Dorian and Emma’s freedom but none of that helped the situation when Dorian found out Emma and Alaric kissed.

In Alaric’s defense, he didn’t know Emma was dating his friend Dorian. However, Alaric should have come clean before he even crashed their spring break with a monster-hunting escapade.

Dorian likely won’t stay away from the school for too long, but his relationship with Alaric has been fractured and that really is too bad. Those two had a good bromance going.

Over the past few weeks, Kaleb has really started to grow on me. I don’t know why he was the chosen vampire to go on this trip, but I’m not complaining either.

His attitude is awesome and the things he was telling the folks he was compelling was downright hilarious.

He may just be one of my favorite students in the school!

Aside from the comedic relief, Kaleb also has a point about times changing. The vampire, wolves, and witches should be taught to harness their full powers at the school. How else are they going to learn and protect themselves from future evil, which we know never takes a day off?

I know Alaric wants to play things safe, but you’d think the whole point of a supernatural school would be to teach the students everything there is to know about their powers and let them make the mistakes in the safety of the classroom.

Thoughts on tonight’s episode? What do you think the #3 key is?

Why does Clarke want to unleash all the monsters?

 


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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’ Actor Matthew Davis Welcomes Baby Girl with Wife Kiley Casciano!

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Some good news during this coronavirus pandemic – Matthew Davis is a dad!

The Legacies star welcomed his first child with wife, Kiley Casciano, on Tuesday, March 31.

“Ripley Nightingale Davis,” the 41-year-old tweeted revealing the bundle of joy’s name.

“Born March 31st 9:51 p.m. 7lbs, blond hair, blue eyes, Mom’s beautiful face. Thank you everyone for all your love and support,” he added.

He followed that by adding, “let’s hope she doesn’t have my dyslexia.”

https://twitter.com/ImMatthew_Davis/status/1245181706669297665?s=20

Kiley last showed off her bloomin’ baby bump on March 10 writing, “Nothing says thrill like having a baby during a pandemic.”

The couple had a baby shower on March 6th just days before many states began imposing “stay at home” orders.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9aVH6OpK07/

David has long been a part of the franchise having previously starred on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals as Alaric Saltzman, vampire-hunter turned dad of two supernatural twins and headmaster of the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.

It’s safe to say, he has tons of experience with rowdy children who tend to get into a lot of trouble!

You can read the Legacies season finale review right here!


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Legacies Season Finale Review: This Fairytale Didn’t Have A Happy Ending (2×17)

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Well, this fairytale didn’t have a happy ending.

On Legacies‘ unexpectedly early season finale, we pick up with Hope in Josie’s subconscious trying to help her fight the black magic. But, because Caroline loved to read fairytales as bedtime stories, Hope wakes up dressed as Red Riding Hood.

The fairytale theme was a fun concept, but unfortunately, the terrible CGI put a big damper on one of the best episodes of the show.

The Big Bad Wolf wasn’t great, but that talking pig will stick out as the worst CGI in the entire TVD universe, which is saying something considering how many different creatures the shows have introduced over the years.

Besides that, the fairytale plot turned out to be much better than I was expecting. Josie saved herself in the end and rewrote the story.

Josie’s such a great character who was pushed to the sidelines in the beginning of this season, but this arc of her fighting her insecurities was worth the wait. Nothing’s more personal than someone’s subconscious, and now we finally have some insight into how Josie feels about the relationships she has with other people, and most importantly, the relationship she has with herself.

Josie’s constant feeling of being unwanted or like she wasn’t enough is something everyone can relate to. It’s heartbreaking to hear how much it’s affected her life and it provides reasoning for why she lets people treat her the way she does. She’s as selfless as they come, and she thought that meant she had to be weak. But she was able to come around and realize that being a good, empathetic person doesn’t mean she has to be powerless. Her innate goodness is what makes her strong. It’s what makes her worth rooting for.

Caroline and Alaric always tried their best to be good parents to both the twins, but Josie’s feeling of being inferior to Lizzie even when it comes to her parent’s attention speaks volumes. My biggest gripe with Legacies is how Caroline is painted as a bad mother, who’s not there for her kid’s lives and didn’t treat them equally. We know Caroline. She would never do that. They need to come up with a better way to explain Candice King’s absence without ruining the character.

When Josie spoke about Penelope leaving and Landon breaking up with her contributing to her lack of self-worth, it was definitely less of a “ship” moment as some fans will think and more just a heartbroken teenage girl dealing with her feelings. It felt very honest. It was very reminiscent of Caroline in TVD’s pilot episode obsessing over why Stefan has no interest in her. It wasn’t about her missing previous relationships as much as it was Josie working through rejection and how these situations affected her sense of self. Hopefully, going forward we’ll see her regain confidence in herself so she can finally recognize how wonderful she is.

Josie shouldn’t be in a relationship for a while, but this episode felt like the show’s finally admitting what relationship they’re building up going forward.

Hope was the one who helped Josie find the strength within herself to defeat the black magic torturing her. She was the one who took it upon herself to travel to Josie’s subconscious to save her in any way she could. She put herself at risk for Josie, and then Josie did the same to her when asking Hope to leave her subconscious for her own safety.

And I mean, come on, if Josie was the pig all along she’s the one who suggested Hope kiss her to wake her from her sleeping beauty-esque spell. It would be a shame if the writers just keep dancing around the possibility of these two getting together instead of actually making it happen. This season has basically been a death sentence for Hope and Landon’s relationship anyway, so there’s nothing holding them back there.

With this season being cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we won’t get to see “Hosie” anytime soon, but here’s to hoping in season three Legacies will finally capitalize on the chemistry between Danielle Rose Russell and Kaylee Bryant and make Hosie a real thing!

Outside of the fairytale world, the other Saltzman twin faced her own insecurities at her fake funeral. Lizzie’s always worried about other people’s opinions and when people are speaking ill of her at her own memorial, she reaches a breaking point.

In the last episode’s review, I mentioned how the treatment of Lizzie on Legacies was similar to the treatment of Damon on The Vampire Diaries. A lot of emphasis is put on how selfish they are, when really, they’re not much worse than the other characters. And at least they own the fact that they can be narcissistic.

Lizzie didn’t deserve for people to be relieved she was dead. Thankfully, everyone came around eventually, but that was still a low blow for the show to take.

MG is as sweet as they come. He didn’t even know Lizzie was listening when he gave his eulogy. He was just doing it because he wanted to defend her to the school, not so he could win brownie points with her.

MG gave a great explanation of Lizzie when he said that she knew she could be overdramatic, but she was always actively trying to change herself and start over, but no one would let her. This episode gave more backstory as to why both Lizzie and Josie are the way they are than the rest of the series combined.

Finally, we’re getting character development, and then the season had to be cut short!

This wasn’t the worst episode to serve as a season finale, but the cliffhanger at the end is going to make this hiatus feel much longer than it is.

Stray Thoughts:

  • Danielle Rose Russell’s Lizzie impression was spot-on.
  • Kaleb and Jed have the potential to be a great power duo.
  • Josie putting her magic away like Jo once did was sad. Definitely the right choice for now, but hopefully it won’t last too long.

Is Hope still in Josie’s mind?

What is the Necromancer’s plan?

And is Landon really dead?

We’ll have to wait until Legacies season 3 premieres to find out!

Thanks for watching this season with me, Cravers!


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Legacies Season 2 Episode 15 Tweets and Memes: An Early Merge Day, Dark Josie, and The Possible Death of [SPOILER]

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This week’s episode of Legacies featured an early merge brought by Dark Josie and the golden arrow prophecy coming true. Is Landon really dead this time?

Read our full review of the episode here!

https://twitter.com/jcsieparker/status/1241076193681649666?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

 


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