Binging has finished its 3rd seasonOn Netflix? It was the next round of saving the world, but this time the approach — and the stakes — were a little different. The Hargreaves brothers seem to be successful in preventing the entire universe from collapsing. But the results? They are understandably complicated.
Here’s where the Hargreaves battle rival Sparrow Academy, a universe-destroying black hole, and ruthless warriors known as the Guardians. Did they successfully reset the universe or did they make things worse? Let’s take a look at the knotty details.
What is Kugelblitz (and how do you spell it)?
In Episode 5, you’ll find the full explanation of this season’s equivalent of big bad (minus the initial antagonism of Sparrow Academy and the eventual trio of Guardians). In short, the Kugelblitz, which looks like an orange ball of energy, randomly precipitates matter through time and space until all of existence turns black. This black hole is the universe’s answer to the Grandfather Paradox, created by Sissy’s superpowered son Harlan.
In season 2, Victor meets Sissy in Dallas in 1963 and the pair fall in love. When saving Harlan from drowning, Victor accidentally gave him some of his powers. In the season 2 finale, Victor believed he had saved Harlan from exploding by absorbing his powers, but the altered Harlan retained them for the rest of his life.
On October 1, 1989, Sissy died of cancer, the same day the Hargreave sisters were all inexplicably born. Harlan’s grief bound her to Victor, whom she always wished would return to them. This contact caused Harlan to release a burst of energy that found Victor’s closest connection at the time: his mother. Harlan accidentally killed her along with the mothers of the other Hargreaves brothers. This resulted in the Grandfather Paradox – in this altered timeline, the siblings were never born. When they jump forward in time from the 60s, they end up in an altered 2019 where their pasts have been erased and Sparrow Academy is the main superhero show in town.
Luther and Klaus are sacrificed (but that won’t bring them down)
Oh, Father Reginald. It looks like you’ve changed your ways (thanks to Sparrow Academy’s Pogo secretly encouraging you to be more obedient), but no! The Hargreaves’ (and the Sparrows’) adoptive father gave Klaus hope that he would treat the brothers with more love and care. He literally revealed a new layer in season 2: Beneath that tough exterior lies a lizard-like blue alien.
In the penultimate episode of season 3, we see that this alien has a blade-like arm that he uses to stab Luther to death. This is part of the tactic he used earlier to bring the brothers together. Then, as Kugelblitz collects Hotel Obsidian (later revealed to be Hotel Oblivion), he sacrifices Klaus, closing the door in his face as the remaining seven brothers escape. There’s a lot to change his ways: Cold-hearted Reginald is concerned with the right number of sisters needed to rebuild the universe.
Thankfully, after some persuasion, Klaus returns from the afterlife and briefly summons Luther at the ideal time, using his powers to save his siblings in a battle with the Guardians.
Lila is pregnant – this time for real
When Lila drops Stanley off at Diego’s door, we see Diego grow up and finally hug his new found son. Only later does Lila reveal that Stanley is not actually her son, but his wife Trudy’s (unfortunately, Stan gets Kugelblitzed). He “borrowed” Diego to see if he was willing to look after his real son. That’s right — Lila is currently pregnant with Diego’s unborn son, and they can only save him if they defeat the Guardians and rebuild the universe.
Allison commits a robbery once
Allison’s arc this season saw her lose patience with being beautiful all the time, especially after the racial discrimination she faced during the 1960s American civil rights movement. After losing her husband Raymond Chestnut in the past, she discovers that her daughter Claire no longer exists in the altered present. Tired of the hand touching him, he leans into all his powers and finds that (with the help of Harlan’s residual energy) he can influence people without saying, “I heard a rumor…”.
He takes another step out of character by making a deal with Reginald to do whatever it takes to get Claire (and potentially Raymond) back. Basically, it involves trying to convince the other siblings to fight the dangerous Guardians and reset the universe.
Seven bells to rebuild the universe
This time, all one of the sisters has to do is press the literal reset button to save the world. In the lobby of Hotel Obsidian — later revealed to be Hotel Oblivion, a giant machine built by the man who first created the universe — seven stars are visible across the floor. The remaining seven siblings, except for Allison, rely on these “calls” to create a sigil that uses the particles inside their bodies as fuel. Meanwhile, Reginald alters the machine’s settings, which may explain why the universe hasn’t returned to the expected normal. To stop the brothers from being drained to death, Allison kills Reginald, then decides to hit the big red reset button anyway.
What happened to everyone?
With the universe back to “normal”, Allison gets exactly what she wants: Claire and, inexplicably, Raymond. Is she just a figment of his imagination? He had interacted with her before when she was under high stress. Or did he really travel from 1963 to 2019?
Luther returns, but he’s not the same — he’s no longer an ape. None of the brothers have any more powers. One thing that hasn’t changed: Ben is still the evil version of the Sparrows. Luther desperately runs to find his love, Sloane, who may still exist somewhere in the reconstructed world, not as part of Sparrow Academy. The rest of the siblings go their separate ways.
And Reginald gets what he wants. He seems to own every high-rise in the city, all bearing the Hargreaves name. In a Tony Stark-like tower marked by the giant letters “HE” (or “H” and three horizontal lines floating parallel to each other), old Reg looks out over the city with the same ethereal woman revealed to be living on the moon. Luther was also a limited area. Her name is Abigail Hargreeves, and according to the label on the cryogenic tube, she is dead. Reginald told Luther that his mission to the moon was to “protect the most precious thing in the universe.” The way Reggie and Abigail look at each other lovingly shows that they are an item.
Who is Abigail Hargreeves?
Surprisingly, Abigail Hargeeves was first introduced at the beginning of the season 1 finale. The mysterious scene takes place “long ago” on what appears to be a farm on another planet, where several rockets are launched into the sky. This suggests that Abigail and Reginald are husband and wife and both aliens. When Abigail is on her deathbed, she asks Reginald to take her violin with him and give it to someone else to cherish (Victor, of course, ends up being the recipient). “The world needs you, Reggie,” he says. Is Reginald and Abigail’s planet dead? Was Reginald’s plan all along to create The Umbrella Academy and use his children as the power source for a universe-resetting machine to bring back Abigail and their original planet? Maybe season 4 will have these answers.
This is the mid-credits scene
Season 3 doesn’t end with teases for the future — in the mid-credits scene, we jump to South Korea, the camera pans through a train until a familiar face appears. Another Ben! He looks so cute wearing a trim suit and reading a book on his way to Yeouido Station in Seoul. So in this reset universe, there are not one, but two Bens.
Wait, take care. Founder of the Five Commissions?
Surprisingly, one of this season’s biggest revelations doesn’t seem too worrisome in the end. In episode 4, Five introduces himself to the future in the Commission’s Paradox-resistant grandfather bunker belonging to the founder. That’s right — Five was a founding member of the Commission during this time! The company that got him into so much trouble was his own creation. Based on Old Five’s one arm and sigil tattoo, this version of Five appears to come from a timeline that the Hargreaves stopped before Reginald reset the universe. Will we get confirmation of what exactly happened in this timeline? Maybe if season 4 has enough time to explain…
What’s in store for season 4?
Season 4 has yet to be officially greenlit by Netflix, but creator and showrunner Steve Blackman has some ideas for what could happen next. Unfortunately, it sounds like season 4 will be the last.
“I think if we do have a season 4, inevitably, it’s heading towards its endgame,” Blackman told TheWrap. “I think I’m not sure where we’re going to go after season 4. We have to be careful. My plan for next year is not to continually retread the previous ground. Find a new way to subvert this storyline, and I think there’s an idea of how we’re going to do that. we have an idea.”
“But I think if we get to a season 4, it would be a great ending for the show to continue. I’m not saying I couldn’t have done more, but you know it would be very satisfying for the audience. , four seasons.”
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