As Legacies govt producer Brett Matthews reminds us, “the friendship between Hope, Josie and Lizzie may be very central to the present,” which solely made Thursday’s welcome-back episode all of the extra entertaining. You understand, as if the panda costumes weren’t fantastic sufficient.
To make a protracted story very quick… Within the technique of rescuing Lizzie from a Midsommar-esque cult led by a witch previously imprisoned by Malivore, Hope and Josie have been compelled to share what Matthews calls “onerous truths” about each other. “Finest associates typically need to 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 that will merely be Josie’s interpretation of the scenario, Matthews provides, “It’s additionally what the info would inform you. Hope and Landon are biologically incompatible collectively, so the core of this complete universe is admittedly destiny and future, and whether or not individuals select to simply accept it or battle in opposition to 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 may be very a lot open to interpretation, and completely different individuals can have completely different opinions of it.”
And that’s not the final time you’ll hear the phrase “destiny” this season. In actual fact, destiny is a “huge 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 is going to be thrilling and climactic and all that. A number of the huge 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 proud of Finch. “That is coming from her twin sister, a supply that Josie actually cares about and trusts, so it’s actually going to land on her fairly onerous,” Matthews says.
Not that Finch received’t have a lot to do on the Salvatore Faculty outdoors of her relationship with Josie. Thursday’s episode discovered her difficult Jed for alpha standing, in the end 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 all the time guided his pack. “She doesn’t need to be an alpha, however she additionally doesn’t suppose the foundations have to be utilized so unilaterally.”
In the meantime, Alaric and Dorian falsely assumed that MG was liable 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 individuals.
“The mission of the Salvatore Faculty has been evolving over the course of three seasons,” Matthews says. “Rick began it as a port within the storm to maintain these children secure as a result of they’re particular, however because the seasons have unfolded, what he’s starting to appreciate is that them being particular may gain advantage the world. That they might do a number of good past the partitions of the varsity, 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 to be?”
We don’t have the solutions to any of these questions simply but, however we are able to verify 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 a number of completely different genres,” Matthews says. “Subsequent week, put together for house insanity. It’s one thing we’ve all the time wished to do however by no means thought we might. We’re actually very excited to see the place that journey takes Hope, Lizzie and Josie subsequent week.”
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