As Legacies government producer Brett Matthews reminds us, “the friendship between Hope, Josie and Lizzie could be very central to the present,” which solely made Thursday’s welcome-back episode all of the extra entertaining. You realize, as if the panda costumes weren’t fantastic sufficient.
To make an extended 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 had been pressured to share what Matthews calls “exhausting truths” about each other. “Finest pals generally 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 which will merely be Josie’s interpretation of the state of affairs, Matthews provides, “It’s additionally what the details would let you know. Hope and Landon are biologically incompatible collectively, so the core of this complete universe is admittedly destiny and future, and whether or not folks select to simply accept it or struggle towards 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 could be very a lot open to interpretation, and totally different folks can have totally 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 pressure” 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. A number of the massive questions of the present will begin getting answered on this run of episodes between the tip of Season 3 and the start of Season 4.”
Lizzie additionally needed to give Josie some robust 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 gained’t have loads to do on the Salvatore College outdoors of her relationship with Josie. Thursday’s episode discovered her difficult Jed for alpha standing, finally 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 at all times guided his pack. “She doesn’t wish to be an alpha, however she additionally doesn’t assume the foundations have to be utilized so unilaterally.”
In the meantime, Alaric and Dorian falsely assumed that MG was answerable for a collection of assaults within the woods, prompting them to tranquilize the down-low vigilante. However after trying 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 folks.
“The mission of the Salvatore College has been evolving over the course of three seasons,” Matthews says. “Rick began it as a port within the storm to maintain these children protected 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 gain advantage the world. That they may do lots of good past the partitions of the college, and he’s wrestling with that for the primary time. What’s the endgame of this place? What occurs when these children exit into the world? What’s that going to appear like?”
We don’t have the solutions to any of these questions simply but, however we will affirm 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 utterly 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 lots of totally different genres,” Matthews says. “Subsequent week, put together for area insanity. It’s one thing we’ve at all times wished to do however by no means thought we may. We’re definitely very excited to see the place that journey takes Hope, Lizzie and Josie subsequent week.”
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