Legacies Round Table: Was Jeremy Gilbert's Return a Dud?

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Steven R. McQueen reprised his role of Jeremy Gilbert on Legacies Season 1 Episode 3, but was it worthwhile?

Below, TV Fanatics Celester Mejia, Justin Carreiro, and Paul Dailly discuss the encore, the knife being sent away and so much more. 

Legacies Round Table

Alaric sent the knife away with Dorian. React!

Celester: Ugh, it won't stop the problems at school. It's very obvious that it was Alaric's purpose to that. Nevertheless, the knife is just the tip of the iceberg to what these people have to face.

With a thematic monster of the week, the show is kinda keeping us on our toes. Which is good. Will it be good for Dorian, no one's sure yet.

Justin: I agree with Celester, the knife is only just the beginning of the problems. Regardless of them hiding it and sending it away, the trouble is still going to make its way to the school and the characters. Especially for those who are going to come searching for it.

Paul: Yeah, whatever is lurking in Mystic Falls is already there, so it's not going to help by sending him away. It does raise a lot of questions about the knife, however. 

Welcome Back! - Legacies Season 1 Episode 3

What did you think of Jeremy's return? 

Celester: It was not properly done, in my honest opinion. We, who have seen The Vampire Diaries, know who he is. With that knowledge, I am happy that Jeremy is no longer just the bratty, stoner Gilbert and just a simple boytoy of whomever.

He's now helping Alaric to make sure their secret supernatural society is safe. However, first-time viewers won't know who he is. It's like he popped out of nowhere to serve a plot purpose, but he's a total stranger in their eyes.

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What has he been doing while he was away? Of all the people in Alaric's contacts, why was he the one chosen to bring Rafael and Landon back? Will there ever be answers to these, or has Jeremy served his sole purpose?

Justin: Firstly, I'm happy to see Jeremy again because of the cameo and nod to The Vampire Diaries. Secondly, hello, it's Steven R. McQueen, and he's still swoon-worthy.

However, Legacies brought up the same issue again when Matt popped up on the series premiere. This is a new show that is bringing in new viewers who aren't familiar with The Vampire Diaries or The Originals.

he nods to the original show are good, but some background would help to explain stuff.

Paul: I wasn't impressed. It seemed like all of his scenes were filmed within the space of an hour to fit the actor's schedule. It was ridiculous to have zero scenes between Alaric and Jeremy.  

It's War! - Legacies Season 1 Episode 3

Hope and Josie started to bond. React!

Celester: It was warm. There was a potential to the friendship here. The thing is: the two of them are just too sensitive! Well, they are teenagers, of course.

That said, I think they won't have a problem with one another if they both learn how to be truly open-minded of their situations.

It's actually a nice dynamic I'm seeing here. It's like they are the Charmed Ones in Hogwarts, along with Lizzie, especially with Alaric becoming Hope's father figure in the show.

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That said, is it too early to ask if Hope is open to having female love interests? I kinda like what I'm seeing between the two of them. Lizzie can have Rafael.

Justin: Between the twins, I always thought Josie got along with Hope the best. They do like each other, albeit under all the extreme circumstances that brought them together. There is potential for this friendship, and I'm excited to see how it develops.

Paul: I liked that they started the process of building a friendship, but I so freaking mad it was all undone because of what happened with the gargoyle. 

Hopefully, they manage to find a way to be friends because there was definitely something there. 

What are your thoughts on Emma Tig?

Searching for Landon - Tall - Legacies Season 1 Episode 2

Celester: There isn't too much to divulge about Emma so far. It's pretty obvious that she's a witch (of which coven, we do not know yet) and the guidance counselor, and that she's got the hots for our beloved headmaster Alaric.

Or, at least, that's where I think this is heading. Which is sad for Emma. Alaric is like the black widower to supernatural entities.

For me, she could go either way. If they plan to make her stick, she needs to have a proper storyline. If not, make her serve a purpose to other characters.

Justin: I'm calling it right now: Emma is evil, and she's going to be revealed to be a part of the season's mystery. She seems nice, genuine, and a potential confidant for Alaric.

However, there's something about the whole situation that makes me wonder about the character. Could she be trying to get closer to Hope to manipulate her and use her?

Paul: I think she's a villain. The way she was looking at the knife gave me bad vibes, and I'm usually right when it comes to picking out the villains. 

Rivalry? - Legacies Season 1 Episode 3

Will Rafael and Landon be able to put the past behind them or will the lies between them continue to mount? 

Celester: I think the lies will put a gap between the two of them, but their bond will always be stronger. No lies, circumstances, women or anything else can ever put their brotherhood to end.

They will always find a way. I know some will think this is akin to what Damon and Stefan Salvatore had as siblings in The Vampire Diaries, but it's not.

That one is deeper because it goes down to blood. This, however, is more of a choice they will always be willing to make. Through thick and thin, it's Landon and Rafael.

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Justin: At first, the past will cause tension and drive them apart. They have history that has shaped them, and it will continue to affect them for the future.

However, I can see them burying the hatchet and growing from this. Their friendship will be one that develops and strengthens until one of them potentially dies.

Paul: I don't know. They've already proven that they're hiding things from each other. It wouldn't be fun if they didn't have secrets, would it?

What are your thoughts on all of this, Legacies Fanatics?

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Legacies Season 1 Episode 3 Quotes

Alaric: Tell me what you know about Gargoyles.
Dorian: Did you say Gargoyles?

Pedro: Aren't you supposed to help?
Lizzie: Consider this a life lesson, Pedro.