'Legacies' season 1: Fans want Lulu Antariksa to be upped to series regular and we agree
The main story, of course, should and will take center stage but fans wonder how would it hurt to squeeze in a little more of Penelope into each episode.
Lulu Antariksa's character on CW's 'Legacies' is unquestionably a fan favorite and it's not hard to see why. Penelope Park is perhaps one of the most interesting characters in this season's roster. She's gone from being "she who should not be named" to one of the "Avengers" and that too in a matter of just a couple of episodes, in the most unexpected way possible. Fans certainly think she deserves more. For those of you who didn't know yet, Antariksa is still a guest star on 'The Originals' spinoff and fans believe that it's about time that she got upped to being a series regular.
Penelope's character has undoubtedly come a long way from the time we first met her. Now her character arc is definitely steep but there's one thing that has remained unchanged about Penelope. Her character is just as complex as it's always been. While Hope Mikaelson is the protagonist of this young supernatural pack, Penelope has as much potential to lead the show. One could even argue that she would be a better idea.
The show still hasn't told us how powerful she is exactly, although we know that she is deeply knowledgeable when it comes to witchcraft. She's not just resourceful and caring, she's also pretty smart. To get involved in the school's politics and pick a fight, head on, with the headmaster's daughter takes guts. She's unpredictable, unlike most of the teens we see at Salvatore School for the Young and the Gifted. You think you know her, but you really don't. Who could have possibly foreseen that she would end up sneaking Josie's name into the Honor Council and making sure that she wins all because she secretly cared about her? While we did love the fact that she joined hands with Hope and MG when Jo gets buried in the ground by her zombie mum, you still don't really know what her real intentions are. If she cares, she sure has a bizarre way of showing it.
Speaking of strange ways to show love, Penelope's love arc with Josie is another reason why fans are eager to see more of the character. It is not just the purest thing in all of the new supernatural universe, it is also extremely exciting. CW and Julie Plec have definitely done justice to portraying a pan and bisexual character on screen through this couple and it's a shame we don't see more of their story. The main story, of course, should and will take center stage but fans wonder how would it hurt to squeeze in a little more of Penelope into each episode.
The show returns after its fall break tomorrow and hopefully, if it does get renewed for a second season - we see Penelope as a series regular. She deserves so much more than just being a sidekick who shows up once in a while to save the day.
Watch the next episode of 'Legacies' on Thursday, January 24 at 9/8c on The CW.