Revenge, redemption and red-hot revelations had been all on the menu Thursday as Hope and her mates — plus just a few reluctant frenemies — fought to defend their college in opposition to Legacies‘ sassiest, most menacing monster but: Kai Parker.
Masquerading as an previous good friend of Alaric’s named Joshua (“I used to be at his wedding ceremony, I introduced fairly the present!”), Kai infiltrated the facility with minimal effort, although he did have to compel somebody to ask him inside. (Am I the solely one who kinda, sorta forgot he’s a heretic now?)
Underneath the guise of an equal “team-up,” he satisfied Alyssa Chang (“Large fan of your work!”) to untether him from his jail world, thereby destroying the realm and everybody in it. (He conveniently forgot to inform her about that second half. Oops?) He additionally compelled Dorian to pull Landon out into the woods, the place a crimson-robed archer — presumably The Necromancer — was ready to shoot him with that prophetic golden arrow.
And right here’s the kicker: Whereas all of this was taking place, Kai distracted Hope lengthy sufficient that she solely had time to cease one atrocity from occurring, forcing her to decide on between saving Landon or the Saltzmans. She selected (gasp!) the Saltzmans, efficiently convincing Alyssa to cease her untethering spell earlier than she wiped them from existence.
Luckily, Landon by no means actually wanted his “co-hero” in the first place! Dorian magically (and considerably questionably) snapped out of his trance in time to take the arrow for Landon, practically dying in the course of. Luckily, our little child phoenix grew an impressive pair of fiery wings and flew Dorian again to the college, the place he acquired the life-saving therapy he wanted.
Elsewhere this week…
* After serving to Alaric and Jade rescue Lizzie from her nasty little fender bender, Darkish Josie defined the phrases of their exit from the jail world: She may siphon sufficient magic to create a portal, however one particular person would want to remain behind and function an anchor. Alaric volunteered, however Sebastian popped up at the final minute to take his place. “It’s like I used to be attempting to let you know the evening you shot me — some folks don’t know what to do with a second probability!” he informed Alaric. “I put Elizabeth at risk. In case you want to thank me, deal with her.” (D’aww! Guys, I don’t assume Landon isn’t the solely “new hero” who rose up this week.)
* Through the magic of astral projection, Lizzie informed Sebastian that he may have the ability to escape the jail world by leaping into Malivore, simply as Kai did final week. However that might have additionally brought on Lizzie to overlook that Sebastian ever existed, and since she appeared fairly depressed in the episode’s remaining moments, my guess is that he didn’t make it out.
* Talking of these remaining moments, I used to be actually relieved to see that the darkness didn’t go away Josie upon her escape from the jail world. Not that I don’t take pleasure in original-flavor Josie, however Darkish Josie is enjoyable.
* Let’s finish with the most shocking growth of the week: Kai’s beheading! I imply, it’s not like the murderous maniac didn’t have it coming — and I’m actually glad that Alaric was the one who obtained to do it, evoking Jo’s identify in the course of — however I’m simply shocked that they really determined to kill him off. (For the document, I do know this isn’t even the first time Kai has been beheaded, so there’s at all times an opportunity he’ll seem once more, however that felt… fairly remaining.)
OK, time to present us your ideas on this week’s Legacies. Kai’s dying? Landon’s wings? Darkish Josie? Rafael waking up in that random trailer? No matter’s on your thoughts, drop it in a remark beneath.