'Legacies' season 1 episode 15: Roman is surely going to upset the Raf/Hope/Landon love triangle
While we were fixated on the Landon/Hope/Rafael triangle, what we didn't see coming was Roman Sienna and now that he's here, it changes everything.
With just two more episodes to go until the season finale, 'Legacies' has been very eventful lately. From the storyline with Landon Kirby's identity being slowly revealed and the Merge storyline already on its way, it is safe to say that we won't have a shortage of shocks and emotional breakdowns for the next season, which has already been confirmed. But, what's even more interesting is the way the love arcs on the show changed since the last episode. While we were fixated on the Landon/Hope/Rafael triangle, what we didn't see coming was Roman Sienna (Jedidiah Goodacre), and now that he's here, it changes everything.
The only other boy from Hope's past, Roman is definitely a seedy character. The last time in 'The Originals', he was in the middle of a murderous plot and the fact that he still hasn't really atoned for it makes us wonder if he's really a changed man. Roman's mom had a huge part to play in killing Hope's mom Hayley (she literally tried to yank her heart out), and he had lied to her consistently to help his mum out. He did seem like he was troubled about his mom's revenge plot but at the end of the day, he was just as much at fault as his mother.
Landon and Hope are already on pretty bad terms over the secret she's kept from him about his mother Seylah, and it doesn't help that Hope's ex is here. Additionally, Landon was also extremely bothered by Rafael's feeling for Hope in the past. He did, after all, dream about making out with his girlfriend and pledged his love to her in front of the entire school at the talent show. Raf's feelings for Hope may have come out when he was mind controlled by the parasite that infected them all in episode 13, but it didn't make him do anything he didn't already want to.
He did tell Landon that he would never let his feelings get in the way of their brotherhood when confronted, but we know how he looked later when he was alone. He genuinely had a thing for Hope. Roman too, confessed his eternal, undying love for Hope in the last episode but also suggested that she had moved on so things could never happen between the two of them. However, with Roman's return, there is a possibility that the Raf angle may just get sidelined. Roman has lied before so what's stopping him now, right?
Hope does have a history with Roman, which she doesn't with Raf in comparison and moreover, Raf's got Landon's friendship to think about. Roman, on the other hand, can just do whatever he wants without really losing anything. Plus, the fact that he's Greta Sienna's son just makes it more certain that the boy is possibly up to no good. It is also suspicious how he decided to come into the picture now - where was he all this time when these guys were fighting monsters if he really is such a close associate of Alaric Saltzman?
Roman's addition to the already crowded love timeline of Hope Mikaelson is pretty exciting but for shippers of Raf and Hope and Handon, it is definitely troublesome.