'Legacies' season 1 episode 11 preview: An evil unicorn creates trouble in school as the Saltzman twins try to put on a talent show
After dragons, gargoyles and terrifying dream monsters, we encounter an unlikely monster in the next episode - a beautiful, innocent-looking unicorn.
'Legacies' never fails to amaze us with its variety of monsters every week. After dragons, gargoyles and terrifying dream monsters, we encounter an unlikely monster in the next episode - a beautiful, innocent-looking unicorn. However, trouble begins when the unicorn turns out to be the carrier of a mind-controlling monster.
In the promo for the episode, Alaric and Dorian (he's back!) run into a unicorn in the woods. Dorian has a bow and arrow pointed at the creature and the two are wondering if they should just kill it - since it could be Malivore's minion. However, Hope steps in and asks them sarcastically, "You're not seriously suggesting we kill a unicorn?" She further explains, "It's trapped. It's harmless." Hope, however, couldn't be more wrong.
As it turns out, the unicorn was carrying a mind-controlling parasite with it and had intentionally come to the Salvatore School grounds to infect everyone inside. It successfully completes its mission too and Hope, Landon, Alaric and Dorian must figure out how to solve the problem. To make matters worse, they must also make sure that they don't get infected.
It is still unclear if this parasite is a Malivore monster but it does appear to be one. Its power seems to be psychological warfare like the shapeshifting monster and it seems to be garnering sympathy like one of the creatures the Necromancer created in the first half of the season. It is entirely possible that it's in the school for the urn but how it would take it to Malivore still seems unclear. After the urn was brought to the school from Seylah's possession in Kansas, psychological monsters started coming to the school to wreak havoc and collect the urn.
Meanwhile, there's also a sideshow going on at the Salvatore School for the Young and the Gifted. The Saltzman twins organize a talent show that doesn't go as planned, obviously. Alaric decides that it may just be a good idea to postpone the show but his daughters, Lizzie and Josie don't agree. In fact, the official synopsis says that they take matters into their own hands and are determined to keep the show on for the week. However, with a creature that controls your mind, it may be a good idea to let that go - there are more pressing matters.
The twins returned to the storyline last week after spending some time with their mom Caroline. Lizzie encounters a Jinni that takes her to alternate realities before damaging her mind permanently. It too, like all the others who came before it, was a monster who wished to free itself from the deep darkness that it described as Malivore. It will be interesting to see what Dorian's been up to as well.
Catch 'Legacies' episode 11 on February 21 at 8/9c on The CW.