The BEST Episodes of Legacies

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 1, 2019

Network: The CW

Legacies, two years after The Originals, follows the history of Hope Mikaelson, the daughter of Klaus Mikaelson and Hayley Marshall. Hope, who is descended from the most powerful vampire/werewolf and witch bloodlines, and the Saltzman twins, Lizzie and Josie, attend the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted. This school, which was opened afterwards the happenings of The Vampire Diaries, provides a haven where vampires, werewolves, witches and other supernatural being can learn to control their supernatural abilities and impulses.

There's Always a Loophole

#1 - There's Always a Loophole

Season 1 - Episode 16

When a group of unwelcome visitors descends upon The Salvatore School, Hope leads the charge to keep her friends safe. Meanwhile, MG uncovers a secret about his mother and Josie finds herself in a dire situation.

star 8.16
576 votes
Writers: Brett Matthews
The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do

#2 - The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do

Season 1 - Episode 13

When a spontaneous road trip to visit MG's parents leaves him and Landon missing, and a distressed Rafael with no memory of what happened, Hope, Alaric and Kaleb set out to find them before it's too late.

star 8.08
572 votes
Directors: Paul Wesley
Writers: Mark Ryan Walberg
Mombie Dearest

#3 - Mombie Dearest

Season 1 - Episode 6

As Lizzie and Josie prepare for their long awaited sweet sixteen party, Alaric finds himself preoccupied with the latest supernatural arrival – one that hits a little too close to home. Elsewhere, Penelope’s latest plan gives MG one last shot at impressing Lizzie on her big day, while an unexpected betrayal causes tensions to boil over between Hope and Rafael.

star 8.01
701 votes
Directors: Geoff Shotz
Writers: Marguerite MacIntyre
You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know

#4 - You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know

Season 2 - Episode 3

As the Salvatore School prepares for its annual football game against Mystic Falls High, the latest monster to arrive in Mystic Falls sets its eyes on one of the students. Landon and Josie’s relationship is put to the test when a player from the opposing team catches his eye. Elsewhere, Lizzie enlists MG’s help learning more about Sebastian, and Alaric goes head to head with Professor Vardemus.

star 7.99
315 votes
Writers: Brett Matthews, Adam Higgs
Let's Just Finish the Dance

#5 - Let's Just Finish the Dance

Season 1 - Episode 14

As the Salvatore School prepares to host the Miss Mystic Falls pageant, Hope secretly deals with a recent trauma that's causing her magic to go on the fritz. Meanwhile, the unexpected arrival of Roman, a boy from Hope's past, causes Landon to be on alert. Elsewhere, MG struggles with the fallout from his recent actions, while Josie's secret desire to win Miss Mystic Falls takes a backseat to Lizzie's plan for the pageant.

star 7.97
547 votes
Malivore

#6 - Malivore

Season 1 - Episode 5

Tensions rise among the students after Alaric decides to give the students a bigger voice by forming an honor council. Determined to find out more about Landon’s past, Hope does a series of magical tests on him. Meanwhile, Alaric and Dorian take on the next creature to try and find out what they want and where they are coming from.

star 7.96
735 votes
Writers: Thomas Brandon, Penny Cox
This Year Will Be Different

#7 - This Year Will Be Different

Season 2 - Episode 2

Determined to move forward with her new life alone, Hope’s 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 newfound status as the popular guy leads to tensions with Josie. Elsewhere, as MG contemplates telling Lizzie how he feels about her, the arrival of a mysterious vampire puts a wrench into his plan. Finally, as Alaric gets settled into his new role at Mystic Falls High School, the students of the Salvatore School meet their new headmaster, Professor Vardemus.

star 7.96
378 votes
Directors: Jeff Hunt
Writers: Thomas Brandon
Maybe I Should Start From the End

#8 - Maybe I Should Start From the End

Season 1 - Episode 8

After discovering that Landon is in trouble, Hope and Alaric set out in search for him. Along the way, they uncover some startling information about Landon's past.

star 7.95
655 votes
I'll Tell You a Story

#9 - I'll Tell You a Story

Season 1 - Episode 15

When the fallout of Hope’s actions leaves her and Landon on the outs, she turns to Lizzie for help making things right. Meanwhile, Landon uncovers secrets about his past, while Josie looks into a secret that Alaric has been keeping.

star 7.94
568 votes
Directors: Tony Solomons
Writers: Thomas Brandon
Death Keeps Knocking On My Door

#10 - Death Keeps Knocking On My Door

Season 1 - Episode 7

As Hope hits the books to learn more about the latest creature to arrive to the school, things take a dark and twisted turn leaving her to confront one of her darkest fears. Meanwhile, Alaric attempts to help Rafael cope after his past comes back to haunt him.

star 7.89
691 votes
Directors: Angela Gomes
Writers: Julie Plec
This is the Part Where You Run

#11 - This is the Part Where You Run

Season 1 - Episode 1

Under the guidance of headmaster Alaric Saltzman, the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore Boarding School for the Young and Gifted — including tri-brid Hope Mikaelson, Alaric's twins Lizzie and Josie, high-energy vampire MG, newly-triggered werewolf Rafael and the mysterious Landon — come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves...in spite of their worst impulses.

star 7.88
1,045 votes
Directors: Chris Grismer
Writers: Julie Plec
I'll Never Give Up Hope

#12 - I'll Never Give Up Hope

Season 2 - Episode 1

After discovering that there may be a way out of Malivore, Hope becomes more determined than ever to find her way back to Mystic Falls. Alaric, who is still reeling after being voted out as headmaster by the honor council, continues looking into the mysterious night Malivore was destroyed. Elsewhere, as the students leave for summer vacation, Landon stays behind to keep an eye on Rafael, while MG heads to Atlanta to spend time with Kaleb’s family. Finally, while Lizzie spends the summer in Europe with Caroline, Josie searches for answers about the mysterious ascendant that Alaric was keeping from them.

star 7.87
432 votes
Directors: Julie Plec
Writers: Julie Plec, Brett Matthews
Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn

#13 - Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn

Season 1 - Episode 2

Alaric, Hope and Rafael hit the road in search of Landon, who’s sudden disappearance has raised some suspicion. Meanwhile, during an annual flag football game against Mystic Falls High, Lizzie and Josie’s plan to stay under the radar quickly gets derailed after Penelope gets involved.

star 7.83
863 votes
Writers: Julie Plec, Brett Matthews
There's a Mummy on Main Street

#14 - There's a Mummy on Main Street

Season 1 - Episode 12

When the urn goes missing, Alaric, Hope, Josie, Lizzie, Kaleb, Dorian and Emma hit the road to locate the artifact before the next Malivore creature arrives. Meanwhile, Lizzie takes aim at Hope for all the past spring breaks she's ruined. Finally, the group bands together when a town-wide quarantine threatens to expose their supernatural identities.

star 7.81
563 votes
Directors: Julie Plec
Writers: Marguerite MacIntyre & Sherman Payne
What Was Hope Doing In Your Dreams?

#15 - What Was Hope Doing In Your Dreams?

Season 1 - Episode 9

During a stressful week of exams, Hope, Rafael, Landon and MG's attempts to study get thwarted by the arrival of a new monster who feeds off their worst fears. Meanwhile, Hope struggles with a secret she's been keeping from Landon.

star 7.80
616 votes
Hope is Not the Goal

#16 - Hope is Not the Goal

Season 1 - Episode 4

When two local students go missing, Alaric sends Hope, Lizzie, MG and Landon to Mystic Falls High to investigate. Meanwhile, as Josie helps Rafael adjust to his new life at the school, his reluctance to follow the wolf pack’s rules puts a target on his back. Lastly, an unsettling discovery puts Alaric and Sheriff Donovan at odds with one another.

star 7.80
752 votes
Directors: Chris Grismer
Writers: Brett Mathews, Bryce Ahart, Stephanie McFarlane
We're Being Punked, Pedro

#17 - We're Being Punked, Pedro

Season 1 - Episode 3

As punishment for breaking the rules, Hope, Lizzie, Josie and MG are forced to participate in a community service project in the Mystic Falls town square. Meanwhile, Landon and Rafael’s attempt at a carefree life on the road takes a dangerous turn when they become unsuspecting targets. Finally, Alaric realizes that keeping secrets from his students may be causing more harm than good.

star 7.78
797 votes
Directors: Carol Banker
Writers: Julie Plec, Sherman Payne
We're Gonna Need a Spotlight

#18 - We're Gonna Need a Spotlight

Season 1 - Episode 11

When Alaric decides to postpone the school’s annual talent show, Lizzie and Josie are determined to make sure the show goes on. Meanwhile, tensions arise when the students face a creature that lowers their inhibitions. Lastly, Alaric decides to play hooky with Emma.

star 7.72
574 votes
There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True

#19 - There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True

Season 1 - Episode 10

Following a stay in Europe with her mother, Lizzie returns to Mystic Falls and comes face to face with someone who could make all her wishes come true – including making Hope Mikaelson disappear.

star 7.72
611 votes