|“||They asked Cassandra to find the monster that was that was terrorizing them. But she did love me, so she summoned something even worse. Something that would ferret out the lies those Puritan hypocrites were concealing from the rest of the village. Keep them from finding me.||”|
— Sebastian explains the croatoan's history.
MYSTIC FALLS CELEBRATES COMMONWEALTH DAY / RILEY VOELKEL STARS AS FREYA — 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. Alaric and Josie also appear.
Special Guest Star
- This episode marks Freya Mikaelson's first appearance in Legacies.
- Matt Donovan is now Mayor of Mystic Falls, this explains why he is no longer sheriff.
- Freya reveals she and Keelin now have a son together but it's not elaborated upon if she or Keelin had their son fathered by Vincent Griffith. Freya also mentions Keelin's got her eye on the Salvatore School for their son.
- The zombie that Lizzie and MG captured is the same jogger killed by one of hooded figures in This Year Will Be Different.
- Josie uses an ancient Japanese black magic purge spell that restores everyone's memories that were erased as a consequence of Hope jumping into Malivore. The spell, designed to purge supernatural influences in the mind, also restored Sebastian's memories as a result of his involvement with the croatoan which was consumed by Malivore.
- Hope revealed she had a crush on Josie for a week when they were fourteen, putting her sexual orientation into question.
- The way Hope states this is another blooper as there is over a year's difference in age between Hope and Lizzie and Josie, despite the known blooper in their ages.
- Sebastian was desiccated by his witch lover, Cassandra, since about 1585–1590 as he was among the settlers of the Roanoke Colony. The colony wanted Cassandra to find the monster that was terrorizing them; which had been Sebastian. Cassandra loved Sebastian though and summoned a croatoan in an effort to protect him, though the creature destroyed the colony and killed Cassandra before she could dispel it.
- Alaric reveals the existence of supernatural creatures to Sheriff Mac; however, she refuses to not look the other way. He has Kaleb compel her to forget what he's told her.
- Councilman Roberts - stabbed in the throat; killed by the croatoan
- Croatoan - spell removed; killed by Hope
- Roanoke Colony - unknown ways; killed by the croatoan
- Freya Mikaelson was last seen in the series finale on The Originals.
- Sheriff Mac was last seen in Since When Do You Speak Japanese?.
- Ethan was last seen in You Remind Me of Someone I Used to Know.
- Keelin was mentioned and seen in a photo. She was last seen in When The Saints Go Marching In
- Kol was indirectly mentioned and seen in a photo. He was last seen in Resident Evil on The Vampire Diaries and When The Saints Go Marching In on The Originals.
- Josh Rosza was seen in a photo. He was last seen in There in the Disappearing Light.
- Davina was indirectly mentioned and seen in a photo. She was last seen in Til the Day I Die.
- Cami was seen in a photo. She was last seen in The Originals on The Vampire Diaries and When The Saints Go Marching In as a hallucination on The Originals.
- Gia was seen in a photo. She was last seen as a corpse in Ashes to Ashes.
- Jackson was seen in a photo. He was last seen in The Tale of Two Wolves as a spirit.
- The Keeper was indirectly mentioned. She was last seen in Screw Endgame.
- Alyssa Chang was mentioned. She was last mentioned in There's a Mummy on Main Street.
- The oni was mentioned. It was last seen in Since When Do You Speak Japanese?.
- Caroline was indirectly mentioned. She was last seen in I Was Feeling Epic on The Vampire Diaries and When The Saints Go Marching In on The Originals.
- Aiden was seen in a photo. He was last seen in There in the Disappearing Light.
- Matt was mentioned. He was last seen in I Was Feeling Epic on The Vampire Diaries, Behind the Black Horizon on The Originals and Hope is Not the Goal on Legacies.
- Penelope was mentioned. She was last seen in Let's Just Finish the Dance.
- Rebekah was indirectly mentioned. She was last seen in 500 Years of Solitude on The Vampire Diaries and When The Saints Go Marching In on The Originals.
- Marcel was indirectly mentioned. He was last seen in The Originals on The Vampire Diaries and When The Saints Go Marching In on The Originals.
- Mystic Falls, Virginia
- Town Square
- New Orleans, Louisiana
Behind the Scenes
- This episode's title was a line used by Landon.
- Lizzie refers to Ethan as a 'muggle', this is a nickname for humans used by J. K. Rowling in the Harry Potter franchise.
- Lizzie Saltzman: "Ok squad, we have a problem."
- Rafael Waithe: "I thought Malivore could only release one monster at a time?"
- Hope Mikaelson: "Yeah, that's what we all thought."
- Ethan: "Hey, I got to head to practice."
- Hope Mikaelson: "But you're hurt."
- Ethan: "I can still help the team win."
- Hope Mikaelson: "Gotcha. See you after?"
- Ethan: "Not unless you're coming to physical therapy with me. My life's a real party these days. You ever want to see me, you should probably just ask me out."