Legacies

  • Title: Legacies – Yup, It’s a Leprechaun, All Right / Long Time, No See
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Legacies - Yup, It's a Leprechaun, All Right / Long Time, No See television review

The two latest episodes of Legacies play on the season’s two big themes to this point: attempting to save the Salvatore Boarding School from closing down and the loss of Landon (Aria Shahghasemi). The introduction of the Leprechaun in “Yup, It’s a Leprechaun, All Right” offers some zany fun as Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) decides to use the creature’s ability to attract wealth (along with greed and madness) to try and make the money necessary to save the school in a day of fundraising that, of course, gets out of hand. The arrival of a Malivore monster also has an affect on Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) who realizes she may have a way to reach Landon after all. Hope’s recklessness, and the reveal of MG‘s (Quincy Fouse) betrayal (which I’m still struggling to understand?) make up most of “Long Time, No See” as Hope risks everything, even her friends, in another dangerous search for Landon.

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Legacies – To Whom it May Concern

by Alan Rapp on March 15, 2021

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  • Title: Legacies – To Whom it May Concern
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Legacies - To Whom it May Concern television review

As Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) begins his journey back to the land of the living, which includes a run-in with the Necromancer (Ben Geurens) inside Malivore, the rest the students have attempted to move on with their lives. Josie (Kaylee Bryant) continues her experiment of attending Mystic Falls High not realizing how much trouble the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted is in trouble by bleeding students following their latest life-and-death battle. In order to keep a large enough student body, they need at least two of the skeptical prospective students to sign-on for the new semester. The sets of the school certainly look empty without the extras moving about, as do those of Josie at Mystic Falls High as the script keeps her from large gatherings which would be problematic during COVID shooting (although the disease itself is never mentioned).

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Legacies – This is What it Takes

by Alan Rapp on February 22, 2021

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  • Title: Legacies – This is What it Takes
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Legacies - This is What It Takes television review

After the defeat of the Necromancer (Ben Geurens), Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) returns without Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) as the school rallies behind her to find a way to bring him back. While Alaric (Matthew Davis) searches high and low for a mystical solution, he sends Hope inside the Therapy Box which recreates the school as the as setting of an old school slasher flick. While the episode is predominantly about Hope’s refusal to admit her loss, the episode ends on a cliffhanger suggesting that there may be a bit of magic left in the world. Elsewhere, Josie‘s (Kaylee Bryant) desire for a magic-free life makes her contemplate a move to Mystic Falls High which doesn’t initially sit well with Lizzie (Jenny Boyd).

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Legacies – Salvatore: The Musical!

by Alan Rapp on February 10, 2021

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  • Title: Legacies – Salvatore: The Musical!
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Legacies - Salvatore: The Musical! television review

Legacies offers its version of a musical episode with “Salvatore: The Musical!” Unlike how several different shows have handled the concept, the characters don’t suddenly burst into song. Instead, all the musical numbers are saved for the second-half of the episode in which the show puts on its first musical. The episode’s events are caused by the release of a Sprite from Malivore, taking the form of the school’s guidance counselor Robin Goodfellow (T.J. Ramini). The monster distracts the students for a time while playing with MG (Quincy Fouse) who keeps discovering the Sprite’s secret only to forget before he can tell anyone else, which provides one of the best running gags of the series. Although Goodfellow’s actions are initially cruel, pushing characters apart and causing conflict and anger, ultimately they are able to bring several characters closer together.

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Legacies – Goodbyes Sure Do Suck

by Alan Rapp on February 3, 2021

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  • Title: Legacies – Goodbyes Sure Do Suck
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Legacies - Goodbyes Sure Do Suck television review

Legacies says goodbye to a one of its core cast as Rafael (Peyton ‘Alex’ Smith) discovers he only has a single day to live. Although Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) finds a last-minute save by transporting Rafael to the prison world with his parents, theoretically allowing the character to return in limited fashion, much of the episode involves the various characters struggling to say farewell. The early season exit, following Josie (Kaylee Bryant) leaving school to spend time with her mother at the end of the season premiere, seems to suggest Season Three will shake things up a bit (although the episode was originally planned for the end of Season Two prior to the COVID truncated timeline). Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) continues to show some growth here as we see a glimpse of the possible relationship with Rafael which will now never happen.

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