Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Legacies - Goodbyes Sure Do Suck

Legacies says goodbye to a one of its core cast as Rafael (Peyton 'Alex' Smith) discovers he only has a single day to live. Although Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) finds a last-minute save by transporting Rafael to the prison world with his parents, theoretically allowing the character to return in limited fashion, much of the episode involves the various characters struggling to say farewell. The early season exit, following Josie (Kaylee Bryant) leaving school to spend time with her mother at the end of the season premiere, seems to suggest Season Three will shake things up a bit (although the episode was originally planned for the end of Season Two prior to the COVID truncated timeline). Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) continues to show some growth here as we see a glimpse of the possible relationship with Rafael which will now never happen.

It's also confirmed that Landon (Aria Shahghasemi) has lost his immortality, something which he fears may be stumbling block to continuing his relationship with Hope. She doesn't do much to disabuse him of that notion. It will be interesting to see if there's another departure on the horizon or if Landon finds new ways to be helpful in the weekly tradition of avoiding death and the end of the world. There's no monster of the week to take attention away from Rafael's goodbyes, but we do get to check in with the Necromancer (Ben Geurens) who begins to regret offering Alyssa Chang (Olivia Liang) a role in helping him, but despite his frustration it looks like the pair may be able to work together after all.

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