Legacies Recap: Did Hope Lastly Go Full Tribrid in Season 3 Finale?
Legacies closed out its third season on Thursday with a pair of unlikely team-ups, the beginning of a brand new relationship, and an abrupt ending that most likely had a variety of viewers questioning, “Wait, was that actually the finale?”
The season’s remaining hour started with Landon serving to Cleo swipe a sculpture from her ex-boyfriend’s artwork exhibit — that ex, in fact, being Leonardo da Vinci. (Actual discuss: I do know that this present revels in its personal absurdity, however Cleo’s real relationship with da Vinci by some means appears like its most ridiculous twist of all. Like, that struggle between Krampus and Santa Claus doesn’t even register compared.)
Anyway, Cleo melted her murals down right into a effective goo, which she mixed with a stolen vial of Hope’s blood to finish her Malivore entrapment spell… solely it didn’t work for some cause. After a little bit of bonding — you realize, swapping tales about their days as Malivore’s prisoner, yadda yadda yadda — Cleo was satisfied that she might belief Landon, infusing him with the inspiration he wanted to take down pricey outdated daddy.
Elsewhere, Hope ditched Josie and Lizzie after they made it clear that they have been by no means going to group up with Clarke. The best way Hope noticed it, becoming a member of forces with Landon’s brother was her solely shot at defeating Malivore, except for going full tribrid — and as everyone knows, that’s a laborious Plan B. Hope was stunned to find that Clarke had change into human, and she or he was much more stunned by how adamant he was that she and Landon are nonetheless “destined” to finish up collectively. Frankly, I by no means pegged Clarke for a ‘shipper, a lot much less a “Lope” fan.
Hope and Clarke’s seek for the Malivore portal led them straight to Cleo and Landon’s lodge room. And since that is The CW, she arrived simply in time to see them staring into one another’s eyes — context be damned. Issues went from unhealthy to “oh, s–t!” when it was revealed that “Landon” was truly Malivore, which Hope didn’t determine till after he absorbed Cleo and put Clarke within the hospital.
Clarke reminded Hope that regardless of feeling like she’ll be going through Malivore alone, she nonetheless has her family and friends in her nook. And that’s precisely who was standing by Hope’s facet when she confronted Malivore within the episode’s remaining moments. “We wish our pals again,” Hope instructed him, to which he replied, “There’s one thing I need, too. Destiny’s a bitch, isn’t it?”
The… finish? Sadly, sure. As showrunner Brett Matthews defined in a tweet earlier at this time, this episode is the “unintentional” season finale. Extra episodes have been filmed — actually, Thursday marked the present’s remaining day of manufacturing earlier than happening hiatus — however they are going to be held for Season 4 this fall.
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* Lizzie inexplicably determined that it was her and Josie’s “sacred obligation” to discover a rebound man for Hope, lest she as soon as once more attempt to get again with Landon. And Lizzie noticed no must be choosy. To cite her, “anybody who received’t dissolve right into a puddle of goo after they have intercourse will do.” Enter Ethan, who simply so occurred to stumble upon the Saltzman sisters whereas they have been hashing out the chance of fixing Hope’s fractured love life.
Sadly, Hope wasn’t the woman Ethan had his eye on. “I’m sort of into another person,” he instructed Lizzie after an evening of tossing the ol’ pig pores and skin round on the wickery area. “Whoever she is, she doesn’t maintain a candle to Hope Mikaelson,” she replied — a sentence I by no means thought I’d hear her say. Like, ever. And far to the shock of completely nobody, Ethan’s actual crush ended up being Lizzie.
* MG and Kaleb took a quick detour on their hunt for Cleo and Landon with a purpose to assist the victims of a nasty automotive wreck. Legacies is actually leaning into the thought of those vampires moonlighting as full-blown superheroes, which I do take pleasure in, however my coronary heart additionally breaks for poor Kaleb. If he hadn’t stopped to save lots of these individuals, he may need made it to Cleo in time to maintain her from getting nom-nom-nom’d by Malivore.
* In happier couple information, Josie and Finch had a really mature dialog in direction of the tip of the finale. Finch defined that coming from a household who hid her true nature makes her particularly delicate to secrets and techniques. So Josie got here clear about every thing — and I imply every thing — that has occurred to Ethan due to their magic. No marvel Josie spent the whole hour worrying about Ethan getting damage once more. He’s at all times getting damage!
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