Legacies: Lizzie and MG are part of an unexpected love triangle

MG makes a surprising decision in the latest episode of Legacies and, unbeknownst to him, puts him and Lizzie in a love triangle.

WARNING: The following contains major spoilers for Legacies season 3 episode 4, “Hold On Tight,” which aired Thursday on The CW.

From the beginning of Legacies, MG has held a torch for Lizzie, while Lizzie never thought of him as anything more than a friend. However, recently, Lizzie’s perspective has started to change, and in the most recent episode, it seems like she’s started to see the potential for a romance with MG. However, before she can tell him that her feelings have changed, MG makes a big decision that creates an unexpected love triangle.

Last season, MG learned that she had a fan of her own in the form of Alyssa Chang, another witch from the Salvatore School. Alyssa had a dubious past and wasn’t exactly a good person in the present, so while she made her interest in him clear, MG didn’t seek a romance with Alyssa; in fact, he was hardly interested in friendship. However, after a verbal attack from Lizzie earlier in the season caused her to leave the Salvatore School and join the Necromancer, MG tried to play the hero and rescue Alyssa.

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Unfortunately, that was just what he wanted, as Alyssa was grooming him to be the vampire who would make sure the Necromancer’s evil plan worked. In “Hold On Tight”, MG tries to dissuade her from casting the triad spell to raise Malivore. Although Alyssa is unlikely to even consider going against the Necromancer unless MG raises the possibility, it turns out that she has a good incentive to go ahead with the plan: after MG dies from the spell, the Necromancer has promised to bring him back, but with the exception that this time he will love Alyssa.

Meanwhile, Lizzie is so worried about MG that she begs her sister to regain the powers she removed after her black magic binge and to help her rescue him. Josie is surprised to note that Lizzie pines for MG, and Lizzie admits that she is ready to have a relationship with him. That’s enough for Josie to get her magic back.

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However, before they can reach the Necromancer’s lair, MG continues his efforts to appeal to Alyssa. He mentions her dead parents, as he knows they are a sore spot for her. But she assumes that’s because she was rejected, which made her lash out at the world. Alyssa corrects him: her parents loved and supported her even though she was a witch, but she couldn’t control her powers and ended up killing them. MG notes that she can live up to the positive expectations her parents have of her if she finds a way to stop the Necromancer. He seems to get to her just as Lizzie and Josie walk through the door, magically hitting Alyssa.

MG asks the twins to wake Alyssa so she can help them break the spell she has created. MG vouches for her, believing with all her heart that she will do the right thing. And it turns out that MG’s faith is not out of place. With the help of Alyssa, Lizzie and Josie send all the spells that Alyssa created to a prison world, saving Mystic Falls. So despite her tenure on Team Monster, Alyssa still manages to help save the day. She even thanks Lizzie and Josie, though Lizzie points out that if it weren’t for MG, she would have thrown Alyssa into the Malivore pit.

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Later, at a party to celebrate her victory over the Necromancer, Lizzie plans to declare her feelings to MG, but before she can, Alyssa finds him. MG tells Alyssa that he’s been treating her like Lizzie treats him, but now he wants to see if they can make things work out romantically. Alyssa and MG kiss just as Lizzie approaches and realizes that she has lost her chance.

Lizzie tells Josie that she hopes MG will be happy even if she chooses Alyssa, but honestly, it’s hard to believe that things between MG and Alyssa are built to last. Even though Alyssa appeared in this episode, she has always been volatile, and furthermore, if MG finds out about Lizzie’s interest, he will probably want to give her a try. However, for now, it looks like MG and Alyssa are a couple. Malyssa, anyone?

Legacies stars Danielle Rose Russell, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse, Aria Shahghasemi, Peyton Alex Smith, Matt Davis, Chris Lee, Ben Levin, and Leo Howard. The new episodes air on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET / PT on The CW.

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