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Legacies Season 4 Episode 12 Review and Recap: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Legacies -- “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” -- Image Number: LGC408b_0638r -- Pictured (L - R): Aria Shahghasemi as Landon Kirby -- Photo: Chris Reel/The CW -- © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Legacies Season 4 Episode 12 sees our characters faced with some interesting and difficult choices whilst also seeing the return of some past monsters.

Landon, Ted, and Alaric are still trying to figure out a way to escape from whichever dimension they are stuck in. Following from the Sphinx’s riddle, they each try to choose a wish, but find that each of their wishes is incorrect and unsuccessful. Alaric finds that his wish, surprisingly, yields a little bit of luck for them. 

Clearly the characters haven’t learned from the last time they messed with a Jinni and wished Hope out of existence.

The terms of the Jinni’s deal are simple, but conditions that Landon jumps at given the opportunity given his previous skepticism: three wishes for three souls. Landon eventually wishes himself back alive, oddly — who saw that coming?

Obviously, Landon’s wish wasn’t as foolproof as he thought, or everyone would do it. Nonetheless, Landon tells Terry not to worry, the Ferryman can’t get Alaric as the door is locked. The Ferryman then walks straight through the door, which kind of made me laugh.

Landon later visits Wade and appears as a ghost. He gives the classical “haunting” feel, and throws back to MG and Kaleb’s failed seance with Ethan and his sister in the previous episode. For all his intellect, Wade talks himself into thinking that he is dreaming of Landon and, weirdly, reveals that he frequently dreams of Landon returning to the school.

The relationship between Landon and Wade is made paramount here. Wade clearly feels the sense of loss of his friend but Landon seems to misunderstand this or is blind to it. There definitely seems to be a moment lost between the two.

Ted is furious when the Jinni refers to him by “Fred” and corrects him, but prepends “the” to it, referring to himself as “the Ted”. It’s not exactly the Necromancer, but it’s similar enough. At this point, it is also shown that Wade wrote epitaphs for both the Necromancer and Landon, which read “a friend in the end” and “not all those who wander are lost” respectively.

Later, Alaric wakes from his coma after the Necromancer revives him (via the use of a wish, of course), leaving Landon, Ted, and Limbo behind. Landon doesn’t seem to mind too much about being left behind, but hopefully he finds his way back to Hope sometime soon and helps her turn her humanity back on.

Lizzie Redeems Herself

Lizzie and Hope disagree on their approach against Aurora.
Legacies — “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” — Image Number: LGC408a_0094r — Pictured (L – R): Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman — Photo: Chris Reel/The CW — © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Legacies Season 4 Episode 12 shows the conflicting sides of the “partnership” (shall we say?) between Hope and Lizzie.

The episode sees Hope attempting to torture Aurora in a bid to find out everything she knows about the Gods. Lizzie is reluctant to partake in the torture and even recoils at every scream Aurora makes during the tortue.

Lizzie pleads with Hope for the two to go down a less threatening route, and Lizzie is successful in her attempts to learn everything Aurora knows about the Gods — even if she did have to disguise herself as Tristan, Aurora’s dead brother.

Lizzie’s attitude towards the partnership with Hope sees an entire u-turn, and she even aids Aurora and in the end, purposefully missing when ordered to stake Aurora and breaking the sire-bond with Hope to save her. Breaking a sire-bond isn’t easy (something we learned from The Vampire Diaries) so Lizzie breaking it shows her recognition of the damaging judgment she portrayed upon Aurora.

It’s a touching moment between the two, and in some ways, Lizzie makes parallels between herself and Aurora. Lizzie remarks that she too has been seen as crazy when she has an “episode”, so she really should have reserved judgment. Hold up, are we going to have an epic team up against Hope?

Legacies Season 4 Episode 12 Review

This was a solid episode and quite a fun one. We got to see the return of Lizzie’s caring side whilst also seeing Hope exploring more of her devilish side. She seems to be becoming more and more like Klaus every episode; is that a bad thing?

Written by Luke Rigby

Luke has been writing television and movie recaps for years. He enjoys writing about CW shows in particular and media released on demand rather than on live TV. He is from the UK, so coverage is iffy.

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