You know, I opened this school to protect these kids. To protect my daughters. How am I supposed to protect them from stuff that's not supposed to exist?
Alaric to Dorian

Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn is the second episode of the first season of Legacies and the second episode of the series overall.


THE SEARCH FOR LANDONAlaric, 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. MG also appears.[2]



Main Cast

Guest Cast



  • Antagonists: Dragon Girl, Malivore (indirectly)
  • A new creature is introduced. The creature itself was primarily done through CGI.[3] Originally believed to be a rare class of fire-breathing witch, known as a pyromancer, it's later revealed to be a dragon.
  • This episode aired on Kaylee Bryant's birthday. 
  • Hope planned to kill Landon with a death curse, but ends up using it on the dragon instead.
  • The Salvatore School's team name is revealed to be the Stallions. The school loses on purpose to Mystic Falls Timberwolves in the annual flag football game to help reinforce the town's view of the students at the school.
  • A gargoyle is seen near the school's gate at the end of the episode.

Body Count



Behind the Scenes

  • The title is a line from Penelope Park.
  • Chris Lee — or his character Kaleb — are not mentioned in the production script for the episode, despite making an appearance.[4]

Cultural References


Alaric: "I have to find Landon Kirby."
Hope: "The school is at risk of exposure because of me."
Rafael: "He took a stupid knife."
Hope: "Nothing in the school is a stupid anything."
Alaric: "We don't allow black magic!"
Hope: "Where's the knife?!"
Hope: "Fire-breathing witch."
Landon: "She was burning everything in her path."
Hope: "Get to the car and get out of here."
Alaric: "Go!"

Hope: "Of my short lived, but horrific romances with liars."
Emma: "Of your decision to perform black magic on school grounds last night."
Hope: "Maybe we could table this until I catch the guy I was trying to find by using black magic because the longer that Landon Kirby is out there the greater the chance he tells people about the school and the kind of people we have hidden behind the gates."
Emma: "You know, there's a beacon that allows me when someone's using you, knew you would cold."
Hope: "After I found Landon, but we lost the trail and now I'm being interrogated. But go ahead take your time. Nothing at stake here."
Emma: "Did anyone help you with the spell?"
Hope: "No. Can I go now?"

Lizzie: "It's game day."
Dorian: "Let's have a good, clean, entirely uneventful game."
Connor: "Like we do every year when we beat your asses down."
Josie: "I mean, it's a joke anyways, we can't use our powers, so we suck."
Alaric: "Exactly. Which is a normal school-for-troubled-rich-kids thing to do."
Lizzie: "Run around, make it look like you know what you're doing, then fail."
Lizzie: "New plan. Let's burn these bitches to the ground."
Rafael: "You're going after Landon. I'm going with you."
Hope: "You should stay out of it. He's a liar and a thief."
Hope: "I don't know why he's still out here. He has a whole day's lead on us. He could be anywhere."
Rafael: "Maybe cause he doesn't have a reason to run."
Hope: "Logic that would be perfectly believable if he hadn't, you"
Rafael: "Yeah, I've been at the school for two days and I've already heard all about Hope Mikaelson and her sunny disposition."



Last.fm_play.png "Let Me Live / Let Me Die" – Des Rocs
Last.fm_play.png "Go Fast" – Endway
Last.fm_play.png "Here We Go (feat. PK Oneday)" – KB
Last.fm_play.png "Used to the Darkness" – Des Rocs
Last.fm_play.png "Tambourine" – Mr Gabriel
Last.fm_play.png "Coming up for Air" – Signals In Smoke




See also

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