'Legacies' season 1 episode 10: Lizzie's impulsive decision makes the whole school suffer

Lizzie has been an impulsive, selfish and angry brat for a while now on the show and when you think of that, it isn't really surprising for her to make such a rash decision. 


                            'Legacies' season 1 episode 10: Lizzie's impulsive decision makes the whole school suffer

After a host of monsters from the ancient times, in the next episode of 'Legacies', the new generation of teen supernatural come face to face with a wish-granting genie. 

Episode 10 centers around Lizzie Saltzman, who according to the official synopsis has just returned to Mystic Falls after a vacation in Europe with her mother. Back at school, Lizzie stumbles upon a creature who promises to make all her wishes come true. Knowing Lizzie and her need to be the center of all attention and admiration, she thinks it's a great idea to take the genie by its word. Lizzie wishes that the school never existed - wreaking havoc in everyone's lives. Additionally, she also wishes that Hope Mikaelson never came to the school.  Alaric and Josie Saltzman also appear in the episode. 

 

This will be Lizzie Saltzman's first appearance on 'Legacies' in a long time. The last time we saw her on the show was when she had her heart completely crushed after Rafael broke up with her after the twins' birthday bash. It also led to Josie's feelings being hurt, since Raf and she had shared a kiss just a few days ago. Not knowing about the affair, Lizzie ends up hooking up with Raf and sleeping with him, following which he breaks up with her saying that he felt guilty about whatever happened.  

She may have gone on a vacation, away from the mess, but knowing Lizzie, one can certainly say that she will definitely still hold a grudge. Making an educated guess based on the synopsis, it looks like Hope becomes the one the anger will get directed towards. There's a possibility that she did it because of an incident that happens in the upcoming episode as well, although it also does seem more likely that Lizzie feels drunk on power and decides to make her pay for no reason. 

She's never been fond of Hope, especially since Lizzie truly believes that her dad loves Hope more than he will ever love her. Her twin Josie is closer to Hope than she is so it would definitely be understandable if Lizzie feels completely alone and jealous of Hope. 

However, when she asks the genie to wipe off the existence of the school, her decision is clearly short-sighted - she doesn't seem to realize that it would wipe off her family too, including her father. Her face to face with this creature is definitely a sharp contrast to her confrontation with the gargoyle in the first half of the season, where she compromises her safety to keep the school safe. She uses the split second she had before the creature attacked her to cast a spell that hid them all from him rather than use it in self-defense. However, Lizzie has come far since then. She's been an impulsive, selfish and angry brat for a while now on the show and when you think of that, it isn't really surprising for her to make such a rash decision. 

Catch 'Legacies' episode 10 on Thursday, February 7 at 8/9c on The CW.