The CW’s Legacies season one episode five found Alaric creating a special student council made up of one representative from each of the supernatural groups. Lizzie assumed she’d win but didn’t, and instead Josie took the witch spot on the council. Hope, being the only one of her kind, also took a spot on the council. Rafael needed to make sure whoever represented the werewolves would vote to allow Landon to remain in the school, and ultimately that meant he had to beat his alpha to secure a spot on the honor council.
Surprisingly, Kaleb won the vampire spot. When the vote was taken Josie was forced to break the tie. She chose to vote against Landon’s continued presence at the school, honestly believing it was for the best if he left. That, of course, pissed off Rafael who worked out his anger issues in a make-out session with Lizzie.
The episode also found Alaric and Dorian dealing with a dryad (a living spirit of a tree). The creature made a deal to be reunited with the love of her life in exchange for giving Alaric and Dorian the info they needed. Unfortunately, the dryad’s lover turned out to be a vampire named Oliver who had no memory of ever encountering the creature. Plus, he’s now happily married.
Alaric spills his guts to the dryad, confessing his own heartbreaking tale which moves the dryad to reveal the info he needs even though she wasn’t successfully reunited with her lover. It turns out her story has something to do with the episode’s title, “Malivore.” That dark pit beneath the earth also has something to do with Landon’s backstory.
Landon’s been voted out but he did win over Hope, so his time at the Salvatore Boarding School wasn’t for naught. Hope sends him off with a lengthy kiss and with the news that a “family friend” in New Orleans can help him learn the truth about his mom. The only photo Landon has shows his mom wearing a necklace with the Malivore symbol while holding him when he was a baby.
Up next, season one episode six titled “Mombie Dearest” and airing December 6, 2018. The episode was directed by Geoff Shotz from a script by Marguerite MacIntyre.
The season one cast includes Danielle Rose Russell as Hope, Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman, Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman, Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman, Demetrius Bridges as Dorian, and Quincy Fouse as Milton Greasley/MG. Aria Shahghasemi is Landon Kirby and Peyton Alex Smith plays Rafael Waithe.
“Mombie Dearest” Plot: LIZZIE AND JOSIE’S SWEET SIXTEEN – As Lizzie (Boyd) and Josie (Bryant) prepare for their long awaited sweet sixteen party, Alaric (Davis) finds himself preoccupied with the latest supernatural arrival – one that hits a little too close to home. Elsewhere, Penelope’s (guest star Lulu Antariksa) latest plan gives MG (Fouse) one last shot at impressing Lizzie on her big day, while an unexpected betrayal causes tensions to boil over between Hope (Russell) and Rafael (Smith).
The Season One Plot:
“For the last decade, the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have captivated audiences worldwide. They left an enduring legacy of love and family in their wake, which continues in Legacies, a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted. It’s here that Klaus Mikaelson’s daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman’s twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman ; and other young adults — including high-energy vampire MG, newly-triggered werewolf Rafael Waithe and the mysterious Landon Kirby — come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses.
Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be? As they fight to protect their secret, their town of Mystic Falls and eventually the world, they will have to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies.”
More on Legacies:
- Interview with Danielle Rose Russell
- Interview with Series Creator Julie Plec
- Legacies Season 1 Episode 1 Preview
- Season 1 Episode 2 Preview
- Season 1 Episode 3 Preview
- Season 1 Episode 4 Preview
- Season 1 Episode 5 Preview
- Season 1 Episode 7 Preview