As Legacies government producer Brett Matthews reminds us, “the friendship between Hope, Josie and Lizzie may be very central to the present,” which solely made Thursday’s welcome-back episode all of the extra entertaining. You already know, as if the panda costumes weren’t great sufficient.
To make a protracted story very brief… Within the technique of rescuing Lizzie from a Midsommar-esque cult led by a witch previously imprisoned by Malivore, Hope and Josie have been compelled to share what Matthews calls “exhausting truths” about each other. “Greatest pals typically should say some very uncomfortable issues to one another,” he says. “How these [truths] land is one other story.”
Let’s begin with Josie telling Hope that breaking apart with Landon was inevitable, and that he did what she was too afraid to do. Whereas that will merely be Josie’s interpretation of the scenario, Matthews provides, “It’s additionally what the details would inform you. Hope and Landon are biologically incompatible collectively, so the core of this complete universe is de facto destiny and future, and whether or not individuals select to simply accept it or combat in opposition to it. It’s very Vampire Diaries in that sense. Logistically, it’s a legitimate level. The query is: Does love defeat these issues, or does love succumb to these issues? That query may be very a lot open to interpretation, and completely different individuals may have completely different opinions of it.”
And that’s not the final time you’ll hear the phrase “destiny” this season. The truth is, destiny is a “massive driving power” within the present’s June 24 finale, aptly titled “Destiny’s a Bitch, Isn’t It?” Of the season ender, Matthews says, “It’s the place the primary three seasons have been main us, so hopefully it will likely be thrilling and climactic and all that. Among the massive questions of the present will begin getting answered on this run of episodes between the top of Season 3 and the start of Season 4.”
Lizzie additionally needed to give Josie some powerful love, encouraging her to let herself be pleased with Finch. “That is coming from her twin sister, a supply that Josie actually cares about and trusts, so it’s definitely going to land on her fairly exhausting,” Matthews says.
Not that Finch received’t have lots to do on the Salvatore Faculty exterior of her relationship with Josie. Thursday’s episode discovered her difficult Jed for alpha standing, in the end letting him beat her at pool and retain his place. Matthews says that is the start of an “vital” friendship, as Finch challenges the “very conventional hierarchical construction” with which he’s all the time guided his pack. “She doesn’t need to be an alpha, however she additionally doesn’t assume the foundations should be utilized so unilaterally.”
In the meantime, Alaric and Dorian falsely assumed that MG was accountable for a collection of assaults within the woods, prompting them to tranquilize the down-low vigilante. However after wanting by his superhero journals and narrowly escaping the clutches of an precise wendigo, they started to have a change of coronary heart about MG’s want to assist individuals.
“The mission of the Salvatore Faculty has been evolving over the course of three seasons,” Matthews says. “Rick began it as a port within the storm to maintain these youngsters secure as a result of they’re particular, however because the seasons have unfolded, what he’s starting to understand is that them being particular may benefit the world. That they may do a variety of good past the partitions of the varsity, and he’s wrestling with that for the primary time. What’s the endgame of this place? What occurs when these youngsters exit into the world? What’s that going to seem like?”
We don’t have the solutions to any of these questions simply but, however we will verify one factor: If the monster that emerged from the Malivore pit on the finish of the episode gave you main Darth Vader vibes, you’re not fully out of your thoughts. (Not like the present’s panda-fied main girls, who stay very a lot out of their thoughts.)
“One of many nice issues about Legacies is that it delves into a variety of completely different genres,” Matthews says. “Subsequent week, put together for area insanity. It’s one thing we’ve all the time needed to do however by no means thought we might. We’re definitely very excited to see the place that journey takes Hope, Lizzie and Josie subsequent week.”
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