‘Legacies’ Review: Landon’s Backstory

We’ve been waiting all season to find out what Landon is. We’ve also been waiting to see when Lizzie and Josie would find out the truth about the merge. On the last episode before the season finale, we finally got our answers, and so much more.

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To be honest, I didn’t even think that the twins still had to go through with the merge because all of the Gemini coven were gone. This is Julie Plec’s world, so I should have known better. Everything goes deeper and the merge is a curse. They still have to go through it unless Caroline can find a solution.

I wasn’t ready to watch Alaric (Matthew Davis) tell Josie (Kaylee Bryant) and Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) the truth. It was as heartbreaking as we could imagine. Julie knows how to pull at our heartstrings with these scenes and she didn’t disappoint.

Josie pretty much figured out what the merge was and she was desperately trying to be her own person, but when she overcame Lizzie, she couldn’t handle it. These are some complex emotions because on the one hand you don’t want to die, but you also don’t want to kill your sibling. As heartbreaking as it will be to see them navigate this, there should be some good storytelling that comes from it.

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“I’ll Tell you a Story” was a pretty intense episode but I was loving the new Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) and Lizzie friendship. They are definitely better as a team than at each other’s throats, and I want more of this.

I also want that prism. It would be amazing to practice conversations, either with significant others, interviews or even negotiation. Every year I ask Santa for Hermione’s time-turner, now I’ll be asking for this prism too. One day he’ll come through, right?

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While all that was going on at the school, Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) was discovering where he came from. Malivore is his father. This backstory has everything good from The Originals and The Vampire Diaries. Landon didn’t choose this and neither did his father. It was chosen for him. Pretty much every supernatural creature can relate. I just hope he doesn’t take to heart what his brother said. He does belong at the Salvatore School and he is wanted. I hope he can see that and I hope he comes home.

This season has been incredible. I love the characters and I’m sad that season one is ending next week. We’ve had monsters, love, friendship, a new ripper, magical battles. What more can we ask for from the first season?  We have one more episode left and it looks like it’s going to keep us on the edge of our seats. And knowing Julie, there will either be tears or surprises. Maybe even both.

Mandy Carr

Editor and Founder, Primetime Addiction

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