Legacies season 1 episode 9: Landon gets trapped in his nightmare after a new monster visits school

There's a monster in the next episode that we've not encountered on 'The Vampire Diaries' universe - a creature that takes the shape of your worst fears and haunts your dreams.


                            Legacies season 1 episode 9: Landon gets trapped in his nightmare after a new monster visits school

Gear up 'Legacies' fans, there's a new monster in town and this one is unlike any you've seen before on the show. After the rollercoaster of a midseason premiere last week, it appears that 'Legacies' is trying to step up its game by bringing in a monster that we've never even encountered on 'The Vampire Diaries' universe - a creature that takes the shape of your worst fears and haunts your dreams.

If that isn't enough, the creature has the power to trap you in the nightmare where it plays in your head for all of eternity. 



 

Unlike normal students, the supernatural class of Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted craves for any shred of normalcy that they can find in their lives, including examinations. In episode 9, as Hope, Rafael, Landon, and MG attempt to study for their upcoming exams, they encounter a new monster, reveals the official synopsis. The promo shows the gang huddled together in a room trying to stay desperately awake as the stress takes over. With exams knocking on the door and a monster on the loose can you really blame them? 

Landon, being the trouble magnet that he is, will fall asleep causing Hope and Alaric to panic. He will get stuck in an unfamiliar nightmare that features a dark figure dressed in all black trying to get to him.

With Landon just returning to the school after his Kansas stint, this figure definitely seems connected to the Malivore story arc. We already know that he's the son of something inside Malivore and Seylah and it is possible that this monster could give us a clue about who his father is. His worst fears will also tell us a lot more about who Landon is and his mysterious past. 

As for Hope, she struggles to figure out a way to keep what happened in Kansas a secret and understandably so. She knows who his mom is and what potentially happened to her - something that he and Alaric forgot after Seylah jumped into Malivore. It's still a mystery why Hope remembers the incidents of the night. In the last episode, we saw Landon still trying to figure out who his mother is even though he had just met her and looking pretty upset about it. 



 

The title of the episode itself is fascinating as well. Called 'What Was Hope Doing In Your Dreams?', is it possible that Hope is someone's worst nightmare? Now the episode doesn't seem to feature the Saltzman twins so we can rule Lizzie out of the equation. However, this episode could potentially plant the seeds of the fabled love triangle between Hope, Landon, and Rafael.   

This episode could also be the turning point for monsters on the show - we could be seeing a lot more of psychological warfare with these creatures. There is a possibility that it is because of the funeral urn that Hope brings back to school.

It could be a cursed object as the knife that The Necromancer destroyed. Until the knife was gone, the supernaturals only saw a bunch of ancient monsters but right after the urn is brought to the school we see a completely new creature that reminds us a little bit of a boggart from 'Harry Potter'. Co-incidence much? 

Catch 'Legacies' episode 9 'What Was Hope Doing in Your Dreams?' on January 31 at 9/8c on CW.