It's hard to believe it, but there's a third entry into The Vampire Diaries universe.
Legacies Season 1 was a surprising series. It gave the franchise a new lick of paint and breathed new life into one that many thought would die with the conclusion of The Originals.
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It made a splash from the get-go because it took on a monster-of-the-week format that was very reminiscent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
In short, the series helped bring old fans of the franchise back, while also serving as a jumping off point for new fans.
It's time to give the series the report card treatment!
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Best Episode - Malivore
Legacies Season 1 Episode 5, titled "Malivore" was the installment that sold the series to many fans. While the earlier episodes were decent, the mystery of the place where the creatures were coming from was explored.
The characters were all served very well with storylines that changed things up, and the Dryad was the first creature that made viewers realize these beings were being ripped from their slumber to steal the artifacts.
It was a well-rounded installment that showed how high the stakes were.
Worst Episode - Death Keeps Knocking On My Door
As the midseason finale, the episode fell a little flat. On the one hand, we had a convincing villain. On the other, we had characters going MIA and various teases about deceased characters from The Originals. It should have been better.
Best Hope Moment - Hope Sacrifices Her Existence to Save Everyone
Hope's very existence was the topic of many debates. Her mother was a werewolf, her father was a hybrid.
Hope felt alone in the world for so long after her parents died, and she decided to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her newfound friends and boyfriend.
Jumping into Malivore made everyone in the world forget Hope's existence. Hope realized that she was created as a loophole and that all those years she spent feeling like an abomination were for nothing. Danielle Rose Russell's stellar acting helped elevate this scene to one of the best in the franchise.
Best Return - Jo's Short-Term Rise from the Dead
Jo's storyline was cut short on The Vampire Diaries thanks to Kai killing her on her wedding day. She left behind her husband, Alaric, and her beautiful twins Josie and Lizzie. Bringing Jo back as one of the creatures was a genius plot development. It brought a lot of angst with it, and allowed Jo's family to get a gift they never thought they would get: A goodbye on their own terms.
Worst Return - Jeremy Gilbert
Fans were ecstatic to learn that Steven R. McQueen would be stopping by as Jeremy Gilbert. His sole episode, however, left fans with a bad taste because his scenes were set away from the school. It would have been better to have him show up at the school, and to offer fans some updates on his life.
Favorite Scene Stealer - Pedro
Pedro did not have a big presence on Legacies Season 1, but he said what viewers were thinking in the scenes he was part of.