Legacies

Legacies – A New Hope

by Alan Rapp on June 21, 2021

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Legacies – A New Hope
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Legacies - A New Hope television review

“A New Hope” is the goofiest episode of Legacies yet as the trio of Josie (Kaylee Bryant), Hope (Danielle Rose Russell), and Lizzie (Jenny Boyd), still tripping from the magic elixir they were dosed with, find themselves trapped in Lizzie’s childhood fan fiction which turns out to be plagiarized mostly from the original Star Wars. Forced to work their way through the story and confront past anguish, the journey also leads to Hope coming to terms with her destiny (thanks in part to the follow up story she penned as a child after being hurt by Lizzie’s version). Oh, there are also ninjas (because ninjas are cool!).

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  • Title: Legacies – This Feels a Little Cult-y
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Legacies - This Feels a Little Cult-y television review

Josie (Kaylee Bryant) tricks Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) into joining her to check-in on Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) at a witch’s retreat. Josie’s idea is to help Hope get over the loss of Landon (Aria Shahghasemi). However, the cultish nature of the retreat soon suggests that there may actually be danger to save themselves from. Sibylla Deen guest-stars as Andi, the witch in charge of the retreat who is revealed to have ties to Triad Industries and is gathering enough witches to complete a summoning ritual. It’s fun seeing the three young women together again, as they have been separated by many of the recent storylines, and there’s plenty in the witches getting drugged (including, at one point, believing they were all being turned into pandas).

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  • Title: Legacies – One Day You Will Understand
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Legacies - One Day You Will Understand television review

“One Day You Will Understand” offers a glimpse into the past of Cleo (Omono Okojie) to help explain her recent actions while Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) clues Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) into what he’s been up to since his death and return from Malivore and the prison world, and Josie (Kaylee Bryant) offers Finch (Courtney Bandeko) a tour of the school. The result of the three stories will add a new student to the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted while two other characters will make their leave searching for ways to destroy Malivore.

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  • Title: Legacies – I Was Made to Love You
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Legacies - I Was Made To Love You TV review

“I Was Made to Love You” confirms a couple of suspicions that the Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) who returned isn’t the real one, and is in fact made of Malivore mud, and the mysterious shaman/hunter is actually Hope‘s (Danielle Rose Russell) boyfriend. While I didn’t expect Cleo (Omono Okojie) to be responsible for the Landon golem, there were plenty of clues from this season about there being much more going on with the character than what we’d seen up until this point (and the callback to Hope’s bust was a nice touch). Looks like next week will be reserved for answers concerning these revelations (and maybe, finally, the conclusion to the end of the Malivore storyline?), meaning other lingering threads needed to be taken care of here in the various B-stories which turn out mostly well.

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  • Title: Legacies – All’s Well That Ends Well
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Legacies - All's Well That Ends Well television review

The arrival of a Banshee (Elinor Gunn) confirms Hope‘s (Danielle Rose Russell) suspicion that the monsters from Malivore aren’t after Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) this time around. They want Cleo (Omono Okojie) whose abilities as a Muse Malivore covets as a means to breaking out of the prison world. The episode also marks Hope’s first encounter with the mysterious shaman/hunter who kidnaps Cleo once she leaves the school while attempting to protect the others. Cleo’s selfishness helps cement her role as part of the Super Squad while the nature of her abilities helps explain the nagging mystery about her character which is finally revealed. Hope’s familiarity with the hunter also suggests his identity is known to the group (even if it has yet to be reavealed).

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