We are two episodes in and I’m already in love with Legacies. I love the characters. I love that we are still in the world of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, and I love the Harry Potter vibes. My only complaint is that we can’t just binge watch every episode now.
I don’t remember the last time I played flag football and I love that the Salvatore school plays the Timberwolves every year. It’s a great way to connect Mystic Falls to the school, but I also love that they have to lose every year. That’s not an easy thing to do. They could easily beat them but they have to protect their secret. But what if they could win fair and square? Would Alaric (Matthew Davis) allow that? If they aren’t using their abilities, would that matter?
Josie (Kaylee Bryant) certainly seemed to think so and used magic to make sure they lost. I get why she did it but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
I loved their outfits. They were so cute. It reminded me of playing powderpuff football. That was one of my favorite things about Homecoming week. We always made out jerseys look cute too. Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Josie’s looks were on point. I’m definitely going to enjoy the fashion in this show. It’s just too bad we didn’t get this episode before Halloween, it would have been perfect Halloween costumes.
We are getting started with our villain of the week, and the first up was a dragon. Considering Supernatural already dabbled in this, it’s quite okay that Legacies took its own take on it. There were definitely a few moments where someone could have ended up dead but I liked how Julie Plec used the dragon to tell the story.
We still don’t know what Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) is but he’s clearly not the evil guy he was slightly painted to be last week or what Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) believed him to be. He’s a good guy. He’s just trying to survive. I liked that he came clean in the end and wrote her a note. She’s heartbroken that she jumped to such drastic conclusions. And my heart broke as she looked over at her family photos, the first a more recent photo and the second an old one.
I’m not surprised at all that she was prepared to use dark magic on Landon. She is Klaus’s daughter after all. Alaric is trying his best to make her better than that. That was definitely one of the best moments when Alric said to Hope: “This hatred, this vengeance. This is your father. It can’t be you. I won’t allow it.” He definitely has his work cut out for him, and he already has his hands full with two twin daughters.
I can’t wait to get to know these characters more. Julie did a great job casting them and I’m looking forward to what’s next.