Each good highschool yearbook has a “cutest couple” superlative, however the one they need to actually have is “cutest couple that by no means was” as a result of it is typically the couples who aren’t formally collectively which can be most ripe for rooting for. That is why, along with the standard cutest couple honor, TV Information additionally wished to highlight the Legacies ship that stole our hearts this TV season: Hope Mikaelson (Danielle Rose Russell) and Josie Saltzman (Kaylee Bryant).
Legacies’ first season had so many hookups that it obtained a bit exhausting to maintain monitor of this large love-octagon (yep, we critically clocked eight folks within the mess collectively). Nevertheless, the one relationship that wasn’t actually highlighted this season was the one that really qualifies because the cutest. Hope and Josie, aka Hosie, explored a tentative however finally very candy friendship with one another this 12 months, and there definitely appears to be the potential for progress (and romance) there.
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Hope appears to routinely perceive the one factor that only a few folks get about Josie: She must be heard. Because the extra submissive twin, Josie typically lets her opinions and desires give strategy to no matter her sister, Lizzie (Jenny Boyd), desires. When Hope gave Josie a talisman to “make quiet issues heard,” it was a transparent indicator that the pair share a deep understanding of each other, one thing that’s fairly uncommon in Josie’s life.
That connection goes each methods. It will be inconceivable to have a mum or dad like Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and fully escape the darkish impulses in these genes. However fairly than be petrified of the darkness lurking in Hope, like most of the different college students on the Salvatore College are, Josie pertains to it. Legacies has solely hinted at Josie’s darker nature, but it surely’s evident that there is a uncooked vitality inside her that she tends to carry again. But the primary time we actually see her and Hope work together, it is to carry out darkish magic collectively in a quest for revenge over a damaged coronary heart. The tendency to offer in to her darkish aspect is one thing Hope consistently struggles with, which is why it is good that there is somebody in her life who can relate to that. In fact, past the emotional assist causes, is it so mistaken if we additionally love this bond for giving us an excuse to see each of them flip into depraved witches and lift a little bit hell?
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As for whether or not or not these two might truly discover themselves ensconced in a romance? It is exhausting to say. Whereas Josie is brazenly pansexual, Hope hasn’t actually declared her sexuality but. Her first two love pursuits had been male, however Legacies has expressed a wholesome quantity of disdain for the binary idea of gender and sexuality, so you’ll be able to’t assume that Hope is straight just because she’s dated two boys up to now. And in Lizzie’s want world the place the Salvatore College become the Mikaelson College, there was greater than a little bit flirtation between the 2 women. What’s extra, it was later revealed that Josie had a crush on Hope years in the past, one thing she by no means admitted to anybody till that second. Little nuggets like this may not imply a lot for the general mythology of the present, however for followers hoping for a relationship to blossom between Hope and Josie, they’re the whole lot.
For now, we’re nonetheless actually digging the chemistry between Josie and her on-again, off-again girlfriend, Penelope (Lulu Antariksa), and we’re not fairly able to see Hope and Landon’s (Aria Shahghasemi) love story come to an finish. However sooner or later seasons of Legacies, we would not thoughts exploring what a relationship between these two self-sacrificing witches might appear to be. And who is aware of? Perhaps by the point the Salvatore College’s personal yearbook arrives, Hosie will not need to accept “cutest couple that by no means was.”
As a result of that is such a aggressive class, TV Information wished to take this chance to shout-out all of the runners-up who simply barely missed out on the honour of Cutest Couple That By no means Was: Intercourse Schooling‘s Otis and Maeve, who will hopefully have higher timing within the candy Netflix comedy’s second season, Nailed It is Nicole and Wes, whose joking flirtation stays a spotlight of the baking competitors; and Recreation of Thrones‘ Brienne and Tormund, who might have been quite a bit higher collectively than the nonsense the present pulled with Brienne and Jaime.
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