The BEST Episodes of Legacies

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 12, 2020

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 - Aired Mar 28, 2019

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 8.15
605 votes
Writers: Brett Matthews
That's Nothing I Had to Remember

#2 - That's Nothing I Had to Remember

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 21, 2019

When a truth-seeking monster arrives in Mystic Falls during Commonwealth Day, Hope and Lizzie fear that the secrets they’ve each been keeping have made them targets. Meanwhile, MG, Kaleb and Kym seek out an unlikely ally, who may have knowledge on how to take down the latest monster. Finally, Freya receives an unexpected visit from one of the Salvatore Students.

star 8.09
395 votes
Directors: Bola Ogun
Writers: Adam Higgs, Josh Eiserike
The Boy Who Still Has a Lot of Good to Do

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

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 7, 2019

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 8.07
604 votes
Directors: Paul Wesley
Writers: Mark Ryan Walberg
Since When Do You Speak Japanese?

#4 - Since When Do You Speak Japanese?

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 7, 2019

When a samurai shows up in Mystic Falls looking for a demon that possesses its victims, Josie leads the charge to defend her friends from the demon’s wrath. Meanwhile, as Landon and Rafael head to Mystic Falls High in hopes of learning more about the mysterious Hope, MG is conflicted by a secret he’s uncovered about Lizzie’s new vampire friend Sebastian. Finally, just as Alaric lets his guard down around the town’s new sheriff, a confrontation with a demon forces him to reevaluate his priorities.

star 8.01
431 votes
Mombie Dearest

#5 - Mombie Dearest

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 6, 2018

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 7.98
740 votes
Directors: Geoff Shotz
Writers: Marguerite MacIntyre
Let's Just Finish the Dance

#6 - Let's Just Finish the Dance

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 14, 2019

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 7.95
578 votes

#7 - Malivore

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 29, 2018

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 7.95
773 votes
Writers: Penny Cox, Thomas Brandon
Maybe I Should Start From the End

#8 - Maybe I Should Start From the End

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 24, 2019

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 7.94
700 votes
I'll Tell You a Story

#9 - I'll Tell You a Story

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 21, 2019

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 7.93
592 votes
Directors: Tony Solomons
Writers: Thomas Brandon
You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know

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

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 24, 2019

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 7.92
482 votes
Writers: Adam Higgs, Brett Matthews
It Will All Be Painfully Clear Soon Enough

#11 - It Will All Be Painfully Clear Soon Enough

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 5, 2019

After deciding that leaving town would be for the best, Hope gets pulled back in after Josie comes up with a risky plan to close the Malivore portal. Elsewhere, Alaric and Dorian make an alarming discovery about Professor Vardemus, while Rafael learns some upsetting news about Landon's future.

star 7.91
352 votes
This Year Will Be Different

#12 - This Year Will Be Different

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 17, 2019

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 7.89
513 votes
Directors: Jeff Hunt
Writers: Thomas Brandon
Death Keeps Knocking On My Door

#13 - Death Keeps Knocking On My Door

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 13, 2018

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 7.87
732 votes
Directors: Angela Gomes
Writers: Julie Plec
This is the Part Where You Run

#14 - This is the Part Where You Run

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 25, 2018

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 spite of their worst impulses.

star 7.84
1,108 votes
Directors: Chris Grismer
Writers: Julie Plec
I'll Never Give Up Hope

#15 - I'll Never Give Up Hope

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 10, 2019

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 7.81
552 votes
Directors: Julie Plec
Writers: Brett Matthews, Julie Plec
Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn

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

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 1, 2018

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 7.81
910 votes
Writers: Brett Matthews, Julie Plec
Screw Endgame

#17 - Screw Endgame

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 14, 2019

As the Salvatore School prepares for its upcoming '80s-themed decade dance, Hope and Lizzie find themselves trapped inside a never-ending labyrinth with a monster on their trail. Meanwhile, Josie and Landon decide whether or not to take their relationship to the next level. Elsewhere, MG turns to Kaleb for advice on what to do about Sebastian, while Rafael struggles to adjust to his life back at the school.

star 7.81
382 votes
What Was Hope Doing In Your Dreams?

#18 - What Was Hope Doing In Your Dreams?

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 31, 2019

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
654 votes
There's a Mummy on Main Street

#19 - There's a Mummy on Main Street

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Feb 28, 2019

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 7.79
592 votes
Directors: Julie Plec
Writers: Marguerite MacIntyre & Sherman Payne
Hope is Not the Goal

#20 - Hope is Not the Goal

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 15, 2018

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 7.78
798 votes
Directors: Chris Grismer
Writers: Brett Mathews, Bryce Ahart, Stephanie McFarlane
This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent

#21 - This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 12, 2019

Hope joins forces with an unlikely ally to take down a Christmas monster, who’s using holiday cheer to infiltrate the Salvatore School. Elsewhere, Landon surprises Rafael with news about his family lineage, and Sebastian accompanies Lizzie on her latest mission.

star 7.77
350 votes
We're Being Punked, Pedro

#22 - We're Being Punked, Pedro

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 8, 2018

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 7.77
838 votes
Directors: Carol Banker
Writers: Julie Plec, Sherman Payne
We're Gonna Need a Spotlight

#23 - We're Gonna Need a Spotlight

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 21, 2019

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
604 votes
There's a World Where Your Dreams Came True

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

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 7, 2019

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 7.69
644 votes