Monday, December 27, 2021

Legacies - I Can't Be the One to Stop You

Working as the show's mid-season finale, "I Can't Be the One to Stop You" plays on subverting expectations as Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) catches up to not-Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) who is actually Aurora de Martel (Rebecca Breeds) walking around in Hope's body and we're teased with a team-up between the two prior to Lizzie helping Hope get back her body. However, what she earns for her trouble is a broken neck (although not apparently a lasting death). Despite a tease that Hope's humanity had returned, our tribrid remains an emotionless killer who now has an undead friend to deal with (along with a crazy vampire still plotting revenge).

Our other twin,  Josie (Kaylee Bryant, who is leaving the series) prepares to leave the school as the show teases that Finch (Courtney Bandeko) would go with her before the werewolf decides to remain with her pack. Josie's reasons for a departure aren't quite as clear as I'd like (especially if Bryant is going to disappear from the show). However, there is a nice sisterly farewell between the two following Lizzie's "death." In the same vein, our trio lost in Limbo are prepared to pay the Ferryman with their coins only to discover the cost of passage is much higher than what they have accumulated. And, turning heroes into villains, is the monster of the week (Zane Phillips) who somehow brings out the beast in each creature (making taking him back to the school problematic).

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