Throughout Legacies, Josie and Lizzie Saltzman have tended to stick together. While they may argue every once and a while, usually, they are on the same side when it counts. But, Legacies may be challenging that loyalty this season, especially with Hope’s humanity in question.
“Someplace Far Away From All This Violence” focuses on Hope Mikaelson in two of its three storylines, and they are portrayed in vastly different ways.
For Josie and the Super Squad, the goal is to get Hope to flip her humanity switch on by getting to her emotionally. To do that, MG prepares a group of Hope’s friends to stand before her hoping to trigger an emotional connection that brings Hope’s humanity back.
While the Super Squad does try, none succeed, even when Cleo takes the stage portraying a fake Landon, reading a letter written by the real person. The only one who comes close is Josie, bringing out her Dark Josie persona to try and trigger something in Hope. Of everyone, Josie is the only one capable of getting through to catch Hope in a lie about fear.
“Someplace Far Away From All This Violence” highlights the significance of Josie and Hope’s relationship. Josie will not give up on Hope.
This contrasts with Lizzie’s therapy box simulation. In Lizzie’s western therapy session, Lizzie must track down her missing sister, who Hope had taken. Unfortunately, by the time Lizzie catches up to Josie, Lizzie is too late, and Josie has already become a vampire. With all the pain Hope has caused in the simulation, Lizzie concludes that Hope Mikaelson must die, and she even succeeds at killing the simulation Hope.
When Lizzie finally remembers her life, she realizes her need for vengeance against Hope. All of her friends, including Josie, have placed saving or forgiving Hope above everything else, while Lizzie is the only one unable to forgive her.
Lizzie and Josie’s brief reunion in the therapy box is a hint for what may come next. Ever since Josie and Lizzie discovered that Hope had shut off her humanity and attacked Alaric, the twins have taken different priorities. Josie has focused on Hope, and Lizzie has concentrated on Alaric.
Is Legacies preparing to pin Lizzie and Josie against each other?
Josie remains convinced that Hope can still be saved and has made it clear she will not be giving up on the Tribrid. However, Lizzie seems more interested in revenge. Will this create a rift between the twins?
How far will Josie go to save Hope? Will Lizzie remain wishing to kill Hope or change her mind? The possibilities for how this struggle could affect Josie and Lizzie’s relationship, and their dynamic with Hope, could create an exciting future for the characters.
It is uncertain when Hope’s humanity will return, but Legacies seems to be questioning how far each of the Saltzman twins is willing to go. These storylines have the potential to push the envelope for all these characters, having them interact in new ways once Hope’s humanity eventually returns.