|“||I've been waiting for an opportunity for weeks. Watching the Saltzmans as they complained about their lives, worried only about themselves. And then, when everyone else was basking in Coven Day bliss, I linked the two ascendants. When the girls sent the Sandclock, they were also sending themselves and Dr. S. I added a time delay spell so no one would realize what happened until it was too late. You can thank Vardemus for that one.||”|
HAPPY COVEN DAY — As the witches of the Salvatore School come together to celebrate Coven Day, the latest monster to infiltrate the school targets Alyssa Chang and the other students by spreading discord and creating chaos among the covens. Elsewhere, Alaric, Lizzie and Josie search for a solution that keeps Josie protected from the dark magic brewing inside the mora miserium. Fed up with feeling powerless alongside Hope, Landon asks her to give him self-defense training. Finally, Alaric's past comes back to haunt him. MG and Kaleb also appear.
- Antagonists: Malivore (indirectly), The Necromancer (indirectly), Alyssa Chang and unnamed qareen
- Eight years prior to current events, Alaric and Dorian take Alyssa Chang to the Salvatore Boarding school. Her home is completely destroyed — covered up with a "gas leak" — and she's left orphaned.
- Alyssa Chang had a problematic history at the boarding school. So much so that two year prior to current events, she sent Lizzie to the hospital with severe burns. Alaric was going to send her away, but Emma offered a second option; with her permission, they took away her memories to give her a "new start".
- Unlike other students that weren't given a second option, problematic students were sent away to the 2018 prison world.
- Wade is revealed to be a fairy — the second new species at the Salvatore School after Landon.
- A new Prison World is created to house the mora miserium. Using a delayed linking spell, Alyssa sends Alaric, Lizzie and Josie to the 2018 prison world, where they find out Sebastian had previously been sent.
- This episode contains the character trope"not quite dead". Whilst everyone assumes Sebastian has been killed by Alaric Saltzman in the previous episode, his death was never shown and he is revealed to be alive.
- This episode contains a continuity error. Alyssa Chang mentions that Lizzie is the first girl Sebastian has been with since 1509, however he was in a relationship with Cassandra during the Roanoke period c. 1585-1590.
- It is possible that Olivia Liang meant to say 1590 and nobody noticed the mistake during filming. This would line up with the current timeline without posing a continuity error.
- Landon Kirby - Snapped neck; killed by the qareen, but resurrected
- Kaleb was last seen in This Christmas Was Surprisingly Violent.
- Wade was last seen in Screw Endgame.
- Emma Tig was last seen in the first season episode I'll Tell You a Story.
- Sheriff Mac was last seen in That's Nothing I Had to Remember.
- Ethan was mentioned. He was last seen in That's Nothing I Had to Remember.
- Maya was mentioned. She was last seen in Since When Do You Speak Japanese?.
- Caroline was mentioned. She was last seen in I Was Feeling Epic on The Vampire Diaries and When The Saints Go Marching In on The Originals.
- Kai was mentioned. He was last seen in It's Been a Hell of a Ride on The Vampire Diaries.
- Bonnie was mentioned. She was last seen in I Was Feeling Epic on The Vampire Diaries.
- Mystic Falls, Virginia
- 2018 Prison World
Behind the Scenes
- This is the first episode to bill Chris Lee as a series regular.
- This episode's title was a line used by Lizzie.
- This is the first episode apart from the series premiere not to have the "Previously on Legacies" segment.
- Lily Rose Smith and Tierney Smith played young Josie and Lizzie Saltzman respectively in The Vampire Diaries. Their last appearance was in the series finale.
- Bella Samman and Allison Gobuzzi played teenage Josie and Lizzie Saltzman respectively in The Originals' Legacies backdoor pilot The Tale of Two Wolves.