Review: ‘Legacies’ Episode 206: “That’s Nothing I Had to Remember”

The moral message of this week’s Legacies airing tomorrow night on The CW is simple: secrets are bad. With the latest monster rearing its literal ugly head in town, the Mystic Falls gang splits up to devise a plan to defeat the pilgrim-like creature.

Lizzie is paired with Landon, tempting her to spill the secret about who Hope is. Meanwhile, Raf is still timidly trying to hit on Hope without success. MG, Kaleb, and his sister, Kym, who’s visiting for Commonwealth Day, babysit Sebastian, who knows information about the new monster.

Pictured: Jenny Boyd as Lizzie — Photo: Eliza Morse/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Hope and Lizzie scenes are becoming some of my favorite ones this season. Their frenemy relationship is now more friend than enemy, but with enough banter to keep it real and fun.

Alaric is confronted by the new sheriff about the tragic ends to all of his relationships along with the many police reports he’s been involved in. He decides to see if he can trust her, knowing he needs a sheriff he can work with as he had in the past with Matt Donavan and Liz Forbes.

Josie travels to New Orleans to visit Hope’s Aunt Freya, who is sure to mention her son, Nik (of course named after our beloved Niklaus, may he rest in peace.) The reason for the visit is to get help with a spell that brings back all of the memories that Malivore has erased. Freya isn’t eager to help the young witch and tries to brush her off. Josie herself struggles with whether or not she even wants to perform the spell anyhow. After all, if Landon gets his memories of Hope back, where does that leave her?

Pictured (L-R): Matthew Davis as Alaric and Bianca Kajlich as Sheriff Mac — Photo: Annette Brown/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The synchronicity of secrets kept and revealed throughout this episode was appreciated. The only gripe is everything seemed a bit anti-climactic, but that just leaves more drama to unfold next week.

Check out the official episode synopsis below.

Episode Synopsis

MYSTIC FALLS CELEBRATES COMMONWEALTH DAY / RILEY VOELKEL STARS AS FREYA — When a truth-seeking monster arrives in Mystic Falls during Commonwealth Day, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) and Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) fear that the secrets they’ve each been keeping have made them targets. Meanwhile, MG (Quincy Fouse), Kaleb (guest star Chris Lee) and Kym (guest star Ebboney Wilson) seek out an unlikely ally, who may have knowledge on how to take down the latest monster. Finally, Freya (guest star Riley Voelkel) receives an unexpected visit from one of the Salvatore Students. Matthew Davis and Kaylee Bryant also star. Bola Ogun directed the episode written by Adam Higgs & Josh Eiserike (#206). Original airdate 11/21/2019.

Catch Legacies Thursdays on The CW at 9/8c or stream it the next day on CWTV.com or The CW App.

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