The popular paranormal teen drama Legacies is returning for its sophomore season next week and The CW has released the official plot synopsis for the upcoming season's second episode.
Titled "This Year Will Be Different," the episode's synopsis confirms Hope Mikaelson will return to the Salvatore School for the Young & Gifted just in time for the new school year. However, after being gone the entire summer and erasing memories of herself with her friends and classmates, Hope quickly discovers her peers -- and love interest Landon -- may have moved on without her.
“This Year Will Be Different” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)
ALEXIS DENISOF GUEST STARS AS THE NEW HEADMASTER — Determined to move forward with her new life alone, Hope’s (Danielle Rose Russell) latest hunt leads her on a collision course with the past she’s been desperately trying to leave behind. Meanwhile, on their first day back in school, Landon’s (Aria Shahghasemi) newfound status as the popular guy leads to tensions with Josie (Kaylee Bryant). Elsewhere, as MG (Quincy Fouse) contemplates telling Lizzie (Jenny Boyd) how he feels about her, the arrival of a mysterious vampire puts a wrench into his plan. Finally, as Alaric (Matthew Davis) gets settled into his new role at Mystic Falls High School, the students of the Salvatore School meet their new headmaster, Professor Vardemus (guest star Alexis Denisof). Jeff Hunt directed the episode written by Thomas Brandon (#202). Original airdate 10/17/2019.
A continuation of The Vampires Diaries' first spin-off series The Originals, Legacies follows Hope, who was introduced in the earlier spinoff's fifth and final season as she enrolls in a private school populated by all manner of supernatural beings. In the Season 1 finale to Legacies had Hope heroically sacrifice herself to save the school, at the expense of her friends forgetting about her existence. Promos for the second season have shown the characters beginning to realize someone is missing from their lives while teasing Hope's return.
Legacies stars Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson, Jenny Boyd as Lizzie Saltzman, Kaylee Bryant as Josie Saltzman, Quincy Fouse as Milton Greasley/MG, Aria Shahghasemi as Landon Kirby, Peyton Alex Smith as Rafael Waithe and Matt Davis as Alaric Saltzman. Season 2 premieres on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.