'Legacies' season 1 episode 9: Landon is finally showing his true colors and we love it
This week's episode of 'Legacies' has finally given Landon Kirby a chance to get off the bench in this supernatural school.
Warning: Spoilers for season 1 episode 9
Finally, we know who Landon Kirby is. He's brave, headstrong and smart, that's who!
Landon's character has finally found a way to blossom on 'Legacies' and for the first time ever, the character is more than just his species. The show's season 1 storyline has so far revolved around what type of creature Landon is and his connection to the big bad Malivore. While we do explore his past, it's always been focused along those lines and we've never been able to look beyond Landon's bloodline. With this week's episode 9, things have definitely changed.
While the rest of the characters on the show have had defining traits like Hope and her heroism, Rafael and his need to attain emotional stability, MG and his forward-thinking, to name a few; Landon's character really had none. He suddenly appears out of nowhere in Mystic Falls, ends up at the Salvatore School for the Young and the Gifted, gets kicked out and returns while everyone keeps chasing his past. He was definitely running the mystery factor for the show but while he did so, we missed out on knowing who Landon was as a person. This week's episode, 'What Was Hope Doing In Your Dreams' was a deep look into the psyche of a bunch of main characters including Landon.
With a shapeshifting monster prowling the school, everyone is desperately trying to figure out how to deal with it. Alaric Saltzman initially is led to believe that it's a Night Hag - a malevolent spirit that is trapped in the astral plane and can only hurt you when you're asleep. It cannot cross into the real world. However, with the creature wanting to steal the mysterious urn, it becomes clear that it would eventually manage to come into their world. Landon, to everyone's surprise, is the one that figures out that it may not be a Night Hag at all. If that's not enough he even comes up with a plan to defeat it.
Hope, MG, Kaleb, Rafel, and Landon decide to let the monster approach them in their dreams, grab it and bring it to the real world so that they could destroy it. The strongest of the lot fail - when Raf, Kaleb, and MG try to touch it, it disappears. However, Landon, trapped in his worst nightmare for the second time gathers the courage and tells the creature to show its real face and when it does, he grabs him and wakes up, bringing him to their world. Hope ends up killing it.
Landon has no special abilities on this show, at least not the ones we know. He's not a vampire or a werewolf or even a witch, yet the courage he shows in the face of danger and his worst fears is not just admirable, it is also a clear sign that Landon is no one ordinary.
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Catch 'Legacies' episode 10 on Thursday, February 7 at 8/9c on The CW.