Landon ... I am your father. Or not. We don't know what Mystery Dude is up to yet on Legacies, but it's definitely bad. The 2019 midseason premiere introduced a new character played by Nick Fink. He definitely seems like a new villain, maybe even The Big Bad of the season, as opposed to all of the monsters of the week. Is he also somehow Landon Kirby's (Aria Shahghasemi) father?
Legacies Season 1, Episode 8, "Maybe I Should Start from the End," first introduced the guy when he was posing as a gas company worker as part of a cover-up. He later showed up as someone at Triad Industries, the place guarding the dark pit to Malivore.
Some fans now think this mystery guy could be Landon's dad. He looks too young to be father to a teen, but he could be one of those ageless supernaturals. If there's any show that could get away with that, it's the joint spinoff of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Just sayin'.
Executive producer Julie Plec had singled the mystery guy out as an important character to watch, and actor Nick Fink tweeted a reply to add to the mystery:
The midseason premiere revealed that Landon's mother Seylah got pregnant in Malivore, which is basically a prison to hold in supernatural spirits. We don't know who Landon's father is, but this new mystery guy is apparently evil -- he kicked a guy into the Malivore pit -- and it looks like he's searching for Landon. The episode ended with him checking out that photo of Seylah and baby Landon.
Maybe he wants to get all three keys together to open Malivore? Or maybe he wants to keep Malivore closed? Some people also think Landon could be the third key himself.
Legacies is clearly building a mystery, piecing Landon's story together while also giving us monsters of the week. Each monster does seem tied into the overall Big Bad, which is exactly what Kaylee Bryant (Josie Saltzman) had told CinemaBlend would happen:
It feels in the beginning like 'Oh, it's a dragon' and then 'It's a gargoyle' and it all kind of seems like it's not correlated. But you'll see throughout the season every single monster is there for a reason, and it all leads up to a Big Bad that I think is not going to disappoint people.
Landon Kirby and Hope Mikaelson -- who are now officially boyfriend and girlfriend, even if she's the only one who can remember their hot hotel hookup -- were the focal points of the midseason premiere. The January 31 Episode 9 "What Was Hope Doing in Your Dreams?" takes us back to the Salvatore school. Of course, another new monster of the week will be terrorizing the gang, and this one feeds off their worst fears. Not fun.
Legacies airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW as one of the many amazing shows to watch this midseason.