Review: ‘Legacies’ casts magical spell

CW creates another hit show for fans of supernatural genre


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After the season’s dramatic plot twist ending, the second season of CW’s hit show “Legacies” aired on Friday, Oct. 11. Season one premiered on Friday, Oct. 25, 2018, following the unexpected cancellation of “The Originals,” and fans were overjoyed to find out the story will continue in “Legacies.” The new series provides viewers a familiar yet thrilling vibe from “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” as “Legacies” continues the stories of both shows.

Season two begins with Hope Mikaeson (Danielle Rose Russell) stuck in Malivore, a place that expels the memory of a person or supernatural creature from everyone who has ever known them. Baffled with recent hectic events, Hope explores the mysterious place and wonders why she is there instead of finding peace in the afterlife like her parents did; this adds a drop of suspense into the plotline making the audience intrigued within the first few minutes of the season. Hope later finds out she’s not the only one there, making viewers glued to their screens and craving to find out who else is with her. The audience wonders if Hope will ever get out of the dreadful location.

Back in Mystic Falls, Virginia, Landon (Aria Shahghasemi), Josie (Kaylee Bryant), Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) and Rafael (Peyton Smith) are left in the Salvatore School to cope with the removal of Alaric (Matthew Davis) as headmaster. This makes the audience wonder how Alaric’s storyline will shift because of this life-changing event. As the search goes on for his replacement, Caroline Forbes-Salvatore (Candice King) attempts to narrow down the list of potential candidates with the help of Dorian (Demetrius Bridges), making fans feel apprehensive about who Alaric’s successor may be. Though not making a physical appearance, Caroline’s character is still important on the show because she is headmistress of the school. Because of this, fans are intrigued and hope Caroline will make an actual appearance soon.

A series of mixed emotions is spread throughout the season, causing fans to have new perspectives about each characters’ evolution. With the dramatic storyline and intensity, the audience will be on cloud nine to hear Freya Mikaeson (Riley Voelkel) will make an appearance in the sixth episode of this season. Since this confirmation, fans have wondered what Freya has been up to since they last saw her on “The Originals.”

This season, “Legacies” takes a mature approach toward the audience, unlike the first season. As Damon Salvotore once said in season three episode 22 of “The Vampire Diaries,” “You want passion, an adventure and maybe even a little danger.” And that’s exactly what the fans of all three shows will receive this season. They will feel as if pieces of their favorite characters still live on in the new generation. Fans may never know with Freya’s upcoming appearance, there might be a chance a few characters from “The Originals” and “The Vampire Diaries” show up.

The second season of “Legacies” marks the beginning of a new era for all “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” fans. Familiar vibes from both shows are seen throughout “Legacies” as it pays tribute to both. Overall, “Legacies” deserves a 5 out of 5 rating due to its mysterious yet captivating storyline.