Tensions have been running high on Legacies. From Hope being a No-Humanity Tribrid to Alaric’s coma, the Super Squad has a lot going on. “You’re a Long Way From Home” deals with the character relationships and emotional repercussions of those events.
Lizzie Saltzman’s emotional state is one of the most highlighted elements of the episode. She desperately wants to save her father, putting Alaric at the top of her list of priorities. But, in doing so, it calls Lizzie’s willingness to cause harm into question.
Lizzie finds a revival spell, but it requires a human sacrifice, and it seems Lizzie is willing to pay the price if it means waking up Alaric. But, is taking a human life, even one already on the brink of death, something she is capable of?
The spell is in the process of occurring when the dying man’s daughter arrives, wishing to say goodbye to her father before he passes away. In the end, Lizzie is unable to complete the spell. She won’t kill another person to save her father.
However, Lizzie’s story throughout “You’re a Long Way From Home” ends with Lizzie revealing she is unsure what to do with Alaric in a coma and tells Josie that she needs help.
Josie’s storyline has her playing double duty throughout the episode. Part of Josie’s plot has her worried about Alaric and trying to be there for Lizzie. Josie even acknowledges that while she would not want to take someone’s life to save Alaric, a part of her would have been relieved had Lizzie gone through with the spell.
Otherwise, Josie is worried about Hope and works with the Super Squad to prepare for a confrontation with the Tribrid. Josie’s distress even has her reach out to Freya.
Josie and Freya’s conversation also gives insight into the final confrontation between Hope and Rebekah in the previous episode. It seems the Mikaelsons don’t know Hope’s location either, and it is uncertain how involved they are in searching for her. However, they seem to have taken the hint that Hope does not want her family involved.
Kaleb is the center of another emotionally impactful storyline. After betraying the Super Squad to make a deal with Malivore in hopes of saving Cleo, Kaleb is facing the repercussions of his choices.
When Kaleb suggests their group is missing a leader, he does make a good point. With Hope being the person the Super Squad is after, that leaves them without someone taking control. Although Kaleb wants to step up and lead the group, his desires are prevented by the other members’ lack of trust in him.
Kaleb and Jed fight over it, with Jed referencing that Kaleb does not entirely know how to use the new abilities Malivore had gifted him with.
Legacies made a point to acknowledge that while some forgive him or are moving on, Kaleb betraying the group for Malivore has not been so easily forgotten, and Kaleb still needs to earn back some of the group’s trust.
Luckily, it appears to be going in that direction already. Jed and Kaleb seemingly begin mending fences. But, first, MG benches Kaleb, explaining that Kaleb is not the right choice for a leader they need right now.
“You’re a Long Way From Home” doesn’t push every storyline drastically forward. However, it does take a beat to slow down and address where several main characters are mentally and emotionally. That is an element that can be just as important to the series as any action-packed event.