'Legacies' season 1 episode 8: We finally find out what Landon could potentially be
We've made some wild guesses about who Landon is in the past - but no one could have predicted this for sure
Note: Contains spoilers for 'Legacies' season 1, episode 8.
For weeks, fans had been eagerly waiting for 'Legacies' to come back from its fall break and the mid-season premiere did not disappoint. Episode 8 gave us a lot of answers but gave rise to more questions as well, all the while leaving as shocked as we could possibly be. However, most importantly, we finally have some sort of clue about who Landon Kirby is.
This episode of 'Legacies' started off with Hope narrating the story about how she and Alaric go out to Kansas to look for Landon. Unfortunately, as fans expected, he didn't turn out to be in New Orleans. Landon hunted down his mom Seylah, who turned out to be living a quiet life in the city running a cafe. After a brief reunion, the two go back to Seylah's place. As it turns out, Landon's mom actually works for a super-secret government organization that runs Malivore. We also find out that she used to be a Hunter and after she accidentally saw something she shouldn't have - she was thrown into Malivore. However, being the trained assassin that she is, she took down notes and figured out a way to not only come back but live off the grid. There was just one complication - she came back pregnant.
We've made some wild guesses about who Landon is in the past - but no one could have predicted that he could actually be part Malivore and part human. Seylah tells Landon that she didn't know who his father was and that she had a bit of a fling situation back in the day. She also tells him she cannot be his mother. Poor Landon is left abandoned once again - or so we thought. In reality, as she confides in Alaric, we find out that her lie did have a fragment of truth - she didn't know who or what Landon's father was.
Seylah goes on to the facility and fights her way back to Malivore and jumps in, erasing any memory anyone had of her, in turn saving Landon - so no one would come looking for him. However, she shoots a chemical into Hope's neck to keep her memory intact. This ability could be because of Hope's Tribrid nature too, but we haven't seen something like this happen to her or anyone from the supernatural universe in the past. Hope, in turn, keeps whatever she knows about his mum a secret from Landon because she knows just how much damage it could do. She does, however, tell Alaric everything - and the two hatch a plan to figure out the situation.
Now so far, a lot of creatures have come out of Malivore's darkness but so have humans who died - so we can't entirely be sure about what the black mass holds. However, knowing that Seylah was a Hunter and that Landon's blood showed no traces of magic at all, it wouldn't be too unrealistic to think that the Landon has the potential to go to the dark side. It could be Malivore's ultimate plan to escape. As the story goes forward, there's also a strong possibility that Hope's Tribrid nature is what turns everything around for the gang.
Catch 'Legacies' episode 9 on January 31 at 9/8c on CW.