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Legacies – We’re Gonna Need a Spotlight (1×11)

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Who else could feature unicorns, a talent show, and a parasite and make it work? Only Legacies.

The series continues to be a fun take on the supernatural world and monster hunting.

The latest monster on the grounds of the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted was actually a red herring.

Hope assumed the unicorn couldn’t do too much damage, but the danger wasn’t the unicorn, it was the parasitic slugs that latched on using it as the host in order to infect the whole student body.

As monsters go, this one was unique because the monster utilized a form of brain control that caused students to act like they’d taken happy pills to get its hands on the urn.

Thankfully, every attempt was thwarted. Well, almost. 

The first person to get infected was Hope, and much like the various versions of Hope in Lizzie’s alternate realities, it was a real treat to see this girl actually enjoy herself for once.

Rafael and Landon immediately picked up on Hope’s odd behavior which just proves that they’re both really good friends.

Hope’s infection eventually led them to the realization that there was an outbreak in the school, and the only thing that could pull the slug from the students was electricity.

If you’re wondering “how do you electrocute the whole student body,” well, same.

Landon, Hope and Dorian attempted to keep the infected students contained as they searched for a solution. 

Meanwhile, Alaric was letting loose on the town with Emma in what may have been the greatest moments of television ever. 

The talent show performances were entertaining, but nothing comes close to Emma and Alaric drunkenly singing karaoke. Drunk-Laric is a babe.

The slug explained Emma’s wild and reckless behavior, but it turns out, Alaric was solely responsible for his new attitude.

We all knew he had it in him.

However, that kiss between Alaric and Emma is going to become problematic.

Given the intense dynamic of Raf, Landon and Hope’s relationship, I would have pegged them as the most obvious love triangle of the season, but the adults? I would have never seen that coming.

But now that it’s happening, I am here for it.

It spices things up in a way that gives the adults a storyline outside of the school. 

Alaric has always been so laser-focused on his career and stopping supernatural beings, we haven’t seen him in lust or love in a while.

Hopefully, Emma doesn’t end up like his other two loves: Jo and Aunt Jenna. 

Emma clearly has the hots for Ric, but she’s also a savage for pursuing him then telling him she’s taken and then kissing his best friend Dorian right in front of him!

But back to this slug… and the other possible love triangle.

Raf was affected during his stand up poetry where he basically revealed how jealous he was of Landon’s relationship with Hope.

Awkward much?

After everyone returned to normal, he tried to play it off like it was the slug affecting his brain but it doesn’t seem like Landon believes him. And he shouldn’t — Raf is smitten with Hope. He’s not going to keep that bottled up for too long.

Especially if Hope keeps subconsciously pursuing him, which she is. Asking Raf to be her partner wasn’t necessary, but it was romantic. 

The parasite didn’t just want to get its hands on the urn, it made sure that everyone made bad decisions regarding their personal lives in the process.

When Josie was affected, she turned into the new Lizzie, which didn’t sit well with Lizzie. 

She was bossy, she was mean, and she only cared about herself.

However, Josie’s new attitude, though temporary, was a reality check for Lizzie who was trying her hand at being “nice” using magical shock-therapy. 

And yes, that’s how she managed to be immune to the slug. We’re still unsure how Landon remained immune, but I’m guessing it has something to do with his connection to Malivore.

Once the slug was outside of Josie, Lizzie didn’t back down and pushed her sister to sing in the talent show like she wanted when she was on slug-brain.

It was big of Lizzie to give up the spotlight for her sister, but Josie’s song choice of “stepping into the spotlight” couldn’t have encapsulated the moment any better than it did.

I mean, she literally stepped into the spotlight and became her own person.

Will Lizzie finally let Josie be more than her shadow? Will this new, brave and confident Josie finally follow her heart’s desire?

Speaking of talent show performances, Kaleb and the vampires should have won. That was killer — no pun intended.

It seems like Landon and Hope are getting more serious by the minute, but knowing this universe, that means something is bound to mess it up. 

Will it possibly slug-infected Alaric who just threw the urn into the water?

I cringed when he grabbed that glass and swallowed the slug without even realizing it. Who doesn’t CHECK a glass before drinking it? Come on, Ric.

It was big enough to be visible.

Will they be able to cure Alaric before it’s too late?

And what kind of hell will he unleash without possession of the urn?

What are your thoughts on tonight’s episode? How are you liking Legacies so far? What do you hope to see more of?


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Joseph Morgan Reveals If He’d Ever Reprise His Character Klaus Mikealson for ‘Legacies’

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If you’ve been waiting for the day where Klaus Mikealson strolls back into Mystic Falls to pay his daughter, Hope Mikealson, and the Salvatore School — which he helped fund — a visit, well, don’t get your hopes up. 

The first two seasons of Legacies have given us some grade-A guest stars from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals including Aunt Freya (Riley Voekel), Kai Parker (Chris Wood), and Matt Donovan (Zach Roerig).  We even briefly saw Lizzie and Josie Saltzman’s birth mother Josette (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe). 

But as for baddie Klaus Mikealson, the man who brought him to life, Joseph Morgan, doesn’t think he’ll ever reprise his role again.

And turns out, he has a really good reason!

TV Guide caught up with the actor to talk about his Peacock show, Brave New World, and when asked about guest starring on The CW teen drama, he bluntly and rapidly shut down the possibility.

“No never, never. You’re never going to see it.” Morgan said. “You can hold your breath as long as you want. You know why? I have The Originals box set on my shelf, and it’s a beautiful thing because it’s five DVD sets that are a complete story from beginning to end of this guy, Klaus Mikaelson — well, starting back in The Vampire Diaries Season 2. So I just feel like to come back as a ghost or a flashback or something, for me, that journey, that story has ended. That’s the complete story, and it just doesn’t feel right to me to do that.”

As much as we’d like to see Klaus in the flesh again, you have to admit that’s a satisfactory answer. It shows that Morgan cares enough about the character not to reprise him without a purpose or taint his legacy. 

Klaus Mikealson’s story came to a fitting end in the series finale of The Originals when he redeemed himself for the greater good and sacrificed himself alongside his brother Elijah to save his daughter. Since then, Hope has carried on his legacy; his memory lives on as she mentions him pretty often and channels what he taught her to protect her friends and fight off a plethora of demons and monsters. 

Morgan added that he felt like series creator Julie Plec understood where he was coming from. 

“I think Julie [Plec] feels the same. It just feels like it would be strange, like a little forced,” Morgan continued. “Like I’m coming back just so we can see something else of him, but when we see it we go, ‘Ugh, that was it?’ And I don’t want his legacy to be, ‘Ugh.’ I don’t know what the scene could be that it would be exciting enough and epic enough after the journey that he’s had.” 

Morgan may get a pass, but Candace Accola surely doesn’t.  We’d love to see her reprise her role of Caroline Forbes considering she’s raising two daughters with Alaric but has yet to pay them a visit or help out with the school! Don’t let us down, Caroline! 

The fact that she is still alive in the supernatural world and has such close ties to Mystic Falls but yet never comes to visit doesn’t paint her in a great light! 


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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.”

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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.

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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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