|“||I've been to other places, other realities, and I know that that sounds crazy, but you need to believe me. You always do everything that you can to protect me and Josie. Time after time. World after world. [...] No matter what happens, I need you to hear this. To believe me. There's a world where your dream came true. You built a school for me and Josie, and it was so beautiful. And we were safe and loved. And you helped so many people. And I was just too stupid and jealous to see it.||”|
A WORLD WITH NO HOPE — 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. Alaric and Josie also appear.
- Antagonists: Ablah, Triad Industries (wish reality) and Malivore (indirectly)
- This episode aired the day after filming for Season One wrapped.
- Opposite to Maybe I Should Start From The End, where Hope remembers the events that transpired in that episode, Lizzie is shown not remembering her journeys throughout the various wish realities that were conjured up for her by Ablah.
- The Disney movie Aladdin is referred to by Lizzie. Coincidentally Karen David previously portrayed Princess Jasmine on Once Upon a Time.
- In the 'apocalypse' reality, the wanted posters and their meaning, i.e. their eyes crossed out, is a direct homage to X-Men: Days of Future Past.
- The title card for this episode is read as Lizzie Saltzman's Legacies instead of Legacies.
- This episode contains three bloopers:
- Klaus' surname is incorrectly spelt "Michelson" instead of "Mikaelson under the portraits of him and Caroline. It is spelt correctly in the newspaper article.
- Caroline is referred to as "Caroline Forbes" under the portraits, however in the text is referred to as "Caroline Mikaelson".
- In the textbook that Alaric reads — which details the history of the Gemini Coven — half of the content from the left page is repeated on the right page further down.
- Wish Reality Rousseau's Patrons - Drained of blood; killed by Hope Mikaelson
- Wish Reality Emma Tig - Unknown
- Wish Reality Rafael Waithe - Unknown
- Wish Reality Milton Greasley - Unknown
- Wish Reality Josie Saltzman - Unknown; killed by Lizzie Saltzman
- Lizzie, Josie and Penelope were last seen in Mombie Dearest.
- Elena and Damon were mentioned. They were last seen in I Was Feeling Epic on The Vampire Diaries.
- Jed was seen in the wish reality. He was last seen in the main reality in Malivore.
- Klaus was mentioned and seen in a photo. He was last seen in When The Saints Go Marching In on The Originals and Moonlight on the Bayou on The Vampire Diaries.
- Caroline was mentioned and seen in a photo. She was last seen in I Was Feeling Epic on The Vampire Diaries and When The Saints Go Marching In on The Originals.
- Connor and Dana were seen in the wish reality. They were last seen in Hope is Not the Goal.
- Emma was seen in a photo. She was last seen in Mombie Dearest.
- MG and Rafael are seen in photos. They were last seen in What Was Hope Doing In Your Dreams?.
- While not seen or mentioned, Lily's name is seen in The History of the Gemini Coven book Alaric has.
- Hayley was indirectly mentioned. She was last seen in The Originals on The Vampire Diaries and When The Saints Go Marching In on The Originals as a spirit.
- The Gemini Coven was mentioned. They were last seen in I'm Thinking Of You All The While on The Vampire Diaries.
- The tomb vampires, Katherine, Giuseppe, Johnathan, Barnette, William, Thomas, Honoria and George were all indirectly mentioned by Alaric when talking about the Battle of Willow Creek and the 27 "people" rounded up by their friends and neighbors. Katherine was last seen in I Was Feeling Epic on The Vampire Diaries.
- Joshua Parker, Joshua's twin brother, Luke, Liv, Kai and Jo were indirectly mentioned.
- Mrs. Lilien was indirectly mentioned. She was last mentioned in Some People Just Want To Watch The World Burn.
- Mystic Falls, Virginia
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Rousseau's (wish reality)
Behind the Scenes
- This episode's title is a line used by Lizzie Saltzman.
- I Dream of Jeannie - Lizzie mistakenly calls Ablah 'Jeannie' and 'Genie'.
- Disney's Aladdin - Lizzie mentions the movie when she's asked by Ablah why that she though she could only have three wishes.
- X-Men - The Mikaelson Boarding School uniforms have a resemblance to the X-Men outfits.
- Similarity in the 'apocalypse' reality, Alaric's resistance are dressed similarity to the Dauntless faction from the Divergent franchise.
- Lizzie: "Wait, you're a genie."
- Lizzie: "I wish Hope never came to this school."
- Ablah: "And your wish is my command."
- Lizzie: "This place sucks, except."
- Ablah: "That be your next wish?"
- Ablah: "You must choose your words carefully."
- Lizzie: "I wish there was never a Salvatore school to begin with."
- Ablah: "Your wish is my command."
- Hope: "You sure it glowed again?"
- Alaric: "I sleep with the damn thing under my pillow it's hard to miss."
- Hope: "What do you think it's gonna be this time? Cyclops? Slender Man? Santa?"
- Alaric: "Well given our luck I think it's safe to rule out old Saint Nick."
- Hope: "I don't know, I mean Santa Claus is kind of terrifying when we think about it, breaks into your home, he sees you when you're sleeping not to mention judgy."
- Alaric: "Hope I need you to focus."
- Hope: "Look I'm trying, I just wish that Satan's nightlight would give us some rest."
- Alaric: "Yeah and I wish that knife was never in our school to begin with but it's no like we can change that now, all we can do is make sure we're not blindsided by another monster walking through our doors."