Episode 16 of Season 2 gave fans of ‘Legacies’ enough to nibble on with Josie battling her evil self alongside Hope and the Necromancer claiming to resurrect the dead in exchange for Dark Josie’s powers.
Several web and TV series had to wrap up at the beginning of the year due to the pandemic, leaving their fans on unprecedented cliff hangers. ‘Legacies’ fans were lucky enough to have a season finale which was flooded with twists and revelations since only 16 out of the planned 20 episodes could make the cut. “Facing Darkness Is Kinda My Thing” served as the de facto finale episode of season 2. ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ spin-off has maintained its popularity among its precursor’s fans as it gets renewed for season 3 on The CW.
- Where did the students of Salvatore School leave us?
- Does the Necromancer bring back Landon to life?
- Series creator Julie Plec makes shocking revelations about season 3
‘Legacies’ features a host of magical teens, who descend from the most powerful werewolf, vampire, and witch bloodlines, attending the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted where they hone their supernatural abilities.
Hope finds herself in Josie’s subconscious
After the completion of the merging ceremony, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) happens to take a journey in Josie’s subconscious that turns out to be a fairy tale land. Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant) has been possessed by the power of black magic for quite some time now. And it’s about time Hope puts an end to it.
Hope crashes into a pig that happens to be Josie, in disguise. Josie’s consciousness has learnt to hide herself from the dark forces ever since Dark Josie has taken control of her. Hope gives her a meaningful lesson about fairy tales, stating that it was about time she learnt that all those fairy tales she had heard of as a child were outdated now. She no longer had to fear becoming powerful. She could harness her powers without being taken over by evil.
Meanwhile, Dark Josie interrupts their lesson. After being able to tame her fears, Josie defeats her dark self with her newly found strength. Having dealt with so much misery, fans were pleased to see Josie take a step back as she transfers her powers into a coin until she feels powerful enough to wield them.
Necromancer is the mastermind antagonist of season 2
Returning from season 1, the necromancer who now controls the Malivore pit still has a few tricks up his sleeve. The Necromancer makes a pact with Alaric (Matthew Davis) to bring back normal Josie. Simultaneously, claiming to bring back all who had died under his watch but only if Lizzie (who played dead during the merge ceremony to keep up pretences) helps him gain Dark Josie’s powers by casting the unbreakable covenant spell.
Rafael (Peyton Alex Smith) is still in a state of shock ever since he killed his foster brother Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) under the influence of the Necromancer. The group believes that Landon would also be resurrected if the Necromancer’s deal works.
Consequently, Lizzie casts the spell which results in the transfer of Dark Josie’s power to the Necromancer. However, the group seems to have been outsmarted by the foe as Rafael and other students come back to life but Landon remains dead. Credits to Rafael’s poor negotiation skills who asked the demon if he could bring Landon back too. The Necromancer said that he could bring Landon back but chose not to do so, thanks to Rafael’s foolish mistake during the negotiation stage.
Furthermore, Hope still lies unconscious even after helping Josie defeat her evil self. Luckily, for the fans, this turned out to be a cliffhanger worthy of the finale.
What does season 3 hold for the Salvatore kids and ‘The Vampire Diaries’ fans?
It is still uncertain whether Hope and Landon will return to the Young and Gifted clan or not. The Occult fiction series creator Julie Plec revealed to “TVLine” that it would definitely not be the last time fans hear about Kai Parker (from ‘The Vampire Diaries’), who appeared in two episodes of the last season.
“We’ll keep laying little Kai Parker Easter eggs because he is a massive part of the twins’ backstory and mythology, which is something we plan on telling stories from for the entire series”, she added
“If we don’t eventually complete and air the musical episode, I will (metaphorically, not literally) die. So, I think we’ll be fine”, tweeted Plec when one of the fans asked about the musical episode which was cut due to the pandemic.
Hoping that the writers stay true to the legacy of the parent series, ‘Legacies’ may bring back a few characters from ‘The Vampire Diaries’ preferably Bonnie and Caroline.
The CW network gave green light to the spin-off series for the third season when The CW president Mark Pedowitz broke the news to the fans asserting that the supernatural series will resume in 2021. It would be great to see some of the ‘Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Originals’ characters return to the story as the magical teens brace themselves for upcoming challenges.