“There’s a World Where Your Dreams Come True”
February 7, 2019
The canopic key has been glowing and Hope and Alaric are on edge waiting for whatever monster is coming next.
“I just wish that Satan’s nightlight would give us some rest.”
“And I wish that knife was never in our school to begin with.”
Buffy Summers Hope had never come to Sunnydale this school.”
Now there’s a wish a djinni with an agenda can work with.
And honestly, it’s like no on this show has ever seen an episode of Buffy.
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“Maybe I Should Start from the End”
January 24, 2019
Landon is in Lawrence, Kansas looking for his mom.
HEY LANDON, HAVE YOU TRIED LOOKING ON THE CEILING?
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“Death Keeps Knocking on my Door”
December 13, 2018
It’s the eve of Mystic Falls’ Remembrance Day, and the Salvatore students are writing letters to their lost loved ones that will be scattered throughout the cemetery. The TVD Wiki tells me Remembrance Day was started in the 1820s following a cholera epidemic. Clearly the town’s outsized mortality rate has kept the tradition going.
Rafe doesn’t need to write a letter to his deceased love Cassie. She just walked through the school’s front door.
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December 6, 2018
Lizzie is having the best day ever. It’s her 16th birthday, Caroline is coming home, and she totally had THE WORLD HATES ME EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE sex with Rafe the night before.
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November 29, 2018
Ric decides to give his students a greater voice in their school, courtesy of some nudging by Josie and Lizzie. He announces the formation of an honor council, composed of one vampire, one witch, and one werewolf, each elected by their peers.
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“Hope is Not the Goal”
November 15, 2018
“We’re a family. And we will stand together. We will fight together. And we will win or lose this battle together, no matter what comes next.”
Ric brings his students up to speed on the first three episodes and then turns the floor over to guest speaker Sheriff Blue Blue. Not Now Dana and her friend Sasha are missing, and given the recent monster activity, Matt fears the worst.
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We’re Being Punked, Pedro
November 8, 2018
“How am I supposed to protect them from stuff that’s not supposed to exist?”
The attractive monsters from the ill-fated flag football brawl are being punished with a day of community service. Alaric forces Hope to join them. SHE KNOWS WHY. Picking up trash in the town square seems a light sentence for attempted murder by dark magic.
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“This is the Part Where You Run”
“Some People Just Want to Watch the World Burn”
November 1, 2018
I didn’t want to like Legacies. I mean, I loved me some The Vampire Diaries back in the day, until the cure and the doppelgängers and the heretics and the hey hey made it too tedious to watch. I didn’t want to like Legacies, because it may or may not have displaced Wayward Sisters from a time slot and an order to series.
Which is ironic, because Supernatural’s first stab at a spin-off, “Bloodlines,” felt like it would have been right at home in the TVD universe.
I didn’t want to like Legacies, but dammit here we are.
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