'Legacies' season 1 episode 13: Landon's fiery performance and dealing with Rafael's bite
One one hand, we thought we had lost two of our favorites in the begining of the episode and by the end, we not only had both of them back, but one of them turns out to be virtually indestructible.
Major spoilers for 'Legacies' season 1 episode 13.
Holy smokes! is all you can think of when you watch the latest episode of 'Legacies' - Julie Plec literally never seems to get it wrong with the shock value, seriously. One one hand, we thought we had lost two of our favorites in the beginning of the episode and by the end, we not only had both of them back, but one of them turns out to be virtually indestructible. What's a bigger shock is that it's the president of the pity party, Landon Kirby.
After months of trying to figure out who Landon is, with his bloodline being suspiciously non-magical and him still being such a hot spot of activity for all things Malivore, we finally figure out who the hell he is - and, from the looks of it, he's some kind of mythical being, a phoenix- type of supernatural creature who cannot die. We still don't know what its powers are other than just magically going up in smokes and flames and coming back brand new, but clearly, there's a lot to Landon in 'Legacies' that none of us could have ever predicted.
The demi-god theories hold more water now, to be honest, because so far in 'The Vampire Diaries' universe, we have never ever seen anything like this. We know 'The Originals' are virtually indestructible, but they too can die with a particular stake made from the white oak. Case in point, 'The Originals' season finale where Klaus Mikaelson and Elijah kill each other and pass away, leaving us in a pool of our own tears.
It all starts with a trip to MG's parents' house. As it turns out, our happy little vampire is actually pretty lonely and that he thinks his parents don't want him anymore. Landon, who seems to have some type of renewed vigor to figure out truths about things, convinces him that they should go and meet them. So, Rafael, MG, and Lan decide to go on a trip on a full moon. They figure that they will be back before the sun sets so Raf can turn safely, but unfortunately they fail. After MG goes to meet his dad the two brothers go to the woods so they can somehow get done with Raf's transition, but before they can, MG turns up, pissed off.
As it turns out, MG's parents literally want nothing to do with him and he blames Landon for pushing him to come. It escalates and MG punches him breaking his teeth and spilling some blood. Triggered, he ends up biting him in the woods and with his Ripper tendencies still active, he kills him. Raf, watching on the sidelines because he wanted to be tied to a tree so he wouldn't hurt Lan, can't take it anymore - he turns and before he knows it, bites MG in his stomach. A vampire bitten by a werewolf can only make it for a while.
The worst part - Raf doesn't remember a thing. He doesn't even know how he got back to school. Hope, Alaric and Kaleb form a search party after all this has happened and set off trying to find MG and Landon. There's the whole Emma trying to be very stern bit in the episode, but Raf jabs her with a sedative and she's out of the way. Honestly, the only human with a brain there is probably Alaric. As they set off, Raf's memories keep coming back to him with a little help from Hayley Marshall and her Crescent pack.
Hope gives him the age-old recipe she had learned from her dead mother and Raf starts remembering everything. They find MG and Hope heals him in spite of knowing that Landon's dead and that MG killed him - so brownie points for Hope's maturity. Then, the shocker comes to life - as Raf and Hope crouch over Landon's dead body, he starts smoking - and then catches fire. He turns to ash and then just like that, he wakes up from underneath like a new man.
This episode not only made Landon ten times more mysterious than he was, even though it revealed who he is - so one can only hope that our jumbled brains can find some answers in the next episode.
Legacies' season 1 episode 14 airs on Thursday, March 14 at 9/8c on The CW.