'Legacies' season 1: Here's what could happen if this twin doesn't survive the Merge
Episode 10 gave us a hint about what could happen if Lizzie made the most obvious choice when she learned about the Merge.
Contains spoilers for 'Legacies' season 1 episode 10.
If you haven't caught up with the latest episode of 'Legacies', you really should. By far, the best episode in the entire season, episode 10 gave us a lot of insight into Lizzie Saltzman's character, the possibilities of Hope's future if things didn't go as planned, threads that connected to 'The Vampire Diaries' as well as 'The Originals' and a massive amount of information about the infamous Merge.
The show had confirmed earlier that the Merge was definitely happening in an episode featuring Alaric and the twins' dead mum Josette in the first half of the season. We knew that Caroline was out hunting for a cure to stop it from happening and she has, so far been unsuccessful. Even though this episode did namedrop Caroline a couple of times, we still don't have any real information about where she is or who she's meeting. However, this episode gives us a hint about what could happen if Lizzie made the most obvious choice when she learned about the Merge.
For those of you who don't know what the Merge is, it is a special magical ceremony for the Gemini coven that takes place when the set of chosen twins reach the age of 22. One of the twins overpower another - suck out their life force and emerge as the stronger one. The one that submits, dies in the process. In one of the realities that the jinni makes Lizzie see in her wish-granting spree, Lizzie finds out what happened after she learned about the Merge.
In this reality, she reaches a timeline when the Merge had already happened. She finds out that after Alaric had told her about the ritual, she got so paranoid that she started seeing Josie as a threat. Being the impulsive and self-centered person that she is, she ends up killing Josie. This realization startles her and upsets her, of course, but she realizes that if she continued on the same path that she is on in the present time, she would definitely end up slaughtering Jo.
Now even though Lizzie does come back from this jinni's trap, she doesn't remember anything about what she's learned from her experiences or about the Merge. This means that her character would end up making the exact same mistakes as she did in the wish's reality. However, since Josie is one of the main characters on the show that cannot possibly die so soon, theoretically, she could be turned into a vampire.
Hope has turned people in the past, as we've seen before so it really wouldn't be an issue for her to help Jo out. This would mean that Jo would become a Heretic, a rare breed of vampire and witch combined. The original Heretics were also Siphoners like the Saltzman twins, making the pieces of the puzzle fit perfectly. We'll see what the next episode tells us because clearly, the show is on a roll.
Catch episode 11 of 'Legacies' on Thursday, February 21 at 8/9c on The CW.