The truth is out, and that can only mean one thing.
There were a lot of things happening on Legacies Season 2 Episode 6 to the point that it felt like some of the storylines were not done justice.
More happened on "That's Nothing I Had to Remember" than happened on the entire series up until this installment.
It felt very reminiscent of an episode of The Vampire Diaries at its peak, but I'm not sure that style of storytelling works for Legacies.
Josie's trip to New Orleans was frustrating. Her thirst to get rid of Hope almost put the character past the point of no return.
If you watch Legacies online, you know Josie has been flirting with darkness thanks to that pesky professor, but she genuinely considered not restoring to everyone their memories Hope.
So, tell me, how is it we've both forgot the same person?Freya
Josie has taken a selfish turn on Legacies Season 2, but in the end, she managed to undo the Malivore spell, and everyone's memories of Hope returned.
Julie Plec and Brett Matthews have allowed the Malivore plot to breathe. It would have been a cop-out for the world to remember Hope on Legacies Season 2 Episode 1.
That plot was paced nicely, but maybe Hope thinks everyone not knowing about her power is better than the alternative.
At the top of "That's Nothing I Had to Remember," people were genuinely intrigued by her part in all that has transpired.
By the end, Hope was all alone and celebrating Commonwealth Day by herself. Thank god Freya showed up for a long-overdue reunion with her niece.
For an episode that promoted Riley Voelkel's return, there really wasn't much of her. Freya was still managing Rousseau's, something she will probably do for the rest of her life.
It reminds her of the past and of everyone else she has lost since getting welcomed into the Mikaelson family.
Rafael: I thought Malivore could only release one monster at a time.
Hope: Yeah, that's what we all thought.
But I'm surprised that she didn't do some digging when she realized there was a teenager she didn't know existed on the memory wall.
Freya is a powerful witch who helped her family out of several deadly scenarios, so the notion that she didn't find out anything of her own accord doesn't sit well.
More tedious was the way Josie knocked out Freya. Sure, Josie did some siphoning, but something tells me that she would not be able to siphon enough in such a short time to take down such a strong character.
That harkens back to the biggest problem with Legacies -- Hope's power has gotten subdued since the conclusion of The Originals. The Hollow was taking up residence in her body, so of course, she had a little bit more power than she should have.
However, there were various scenes in which the monster was just getting away, and she was not using her powers to do anything.
As Klaus and Hayley's daughter, she's certainly using only a small portion of abilities inherited from such a powerful duo, and the issue was further highlighted by how weak Freya seemed in comparison to Josie.
That disparity needs to be addressed quickly because it runs the risk of alienating the people that watched The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.
Okay, squad. We have a problem.Lizzie
The good news is that Plec didn't bring Freya back to kill her. Instead, Hope's aunt is living her best life, married to Keelin, and being a mother to their son Nick.
Oh yes, the baby is named after everyone's favorite villain! There were teases that Nick could be coming to the Salvatore School down the line. If it can contain and keep Hope safe, then it can keep their son safe.
Hope's pain after the truth got revealed was not easy to watch. Heartbreak follows the teenager everywhere.
Landon's response to Hope was shocking. He was excited when they were fighting the demon, but his excitement turned to disappointment that Hope didn't tell him the truth from the get-go.
The kicker is Hope sacrificed her own happiness so that he could pursue a relationship with Josie. That's the mark of a kind human being, and she deserved a warmer response in the aftermath.
Landon had visions of Hope when he was dying, so he knew there was something more to her. Maybe he feels disappointed in himself for not figuring it out sooner, but regardless, he should have been nicer to Hope.
It was also frustrating that Rafael cut ties with Hope after spending time actively getting to know. I respect the need for relationship drama to advance teen-oriented shows, but that doesn't mean Hope has to be all alone.
We have no idea whether Landon will choose Hope or Josie, but given that he can't stop thinking about our favorite tribrid, he will probably make his decision before long.
Hope doesn't like to make anyone feel out of place, so there's a chance she will continue to sacrifice her happiness for others.
In the past, some people thought of Hope as an abomination, but she's trying to keep as much peace as she can, even if it leaves her sobbing.
That brings us to Alaric, the poor man who can't seem to keep a relationship flowing to save his life. Every single time he's happy, something horrible happens.
He should probably just give up on happiness because it only leads to drama for him.
Sheriff Mac looking into the fate of his previous partners was a bit much, but at least Alaric was waiting to fire a shot back at her.
There's something between them, but it's whether they trust each other to open up about what they know about the supernatural world.
I'm starting to get the impression that the Sheriff may well be the hooded figure. She wanted to know more about the school, so using the voodoo magic or whatever it is would be the best foot forward.
Legacies loves to throw in twists, though, so time till tell.
Sebastian's backstory was interesting, but it felt like something that should have been saved for a flashback installment.
The two previous shows did flashbacks well, but I'm guessing there was a budgetary reason in making that call.
That's all I've got, Legacies Fanatics!
What did you think of Freya's return? Are you glad the truth is finally out?
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Legacies airs Thursdays on The CW.
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