The first season of Scandi drama The Legacy saw us immersed in the life of four siblings who were reeling from the death of their eccentric artist mother and struggling to make sense of her will amid a world of petty conflicts, family secrets and competing interests. With round two heading to our screens, here’s a checklist of six issues we need resolved by season end. Thanks in advance, Legacy cast and crew.
Will Signe hold on to the house?
After 10 episodes of intra-familial intrigue, adoptee Signe managed to mantain control of her mother’s rambling mansion. But if every other drama in existence is any guide, the fight isn’t over. She’s broken up with her boyfriend, and her plans to turn the manor into a hemp farm seem unrealistic at best. Maybe she’ll find a new partner, with skills in both horticulture and property law.
Will Gro get away with her art swindle manoeuvre?
Selling fake masterpieces to clueless Russians always seems like a great way to make some extra money on the side, but it’s the sort of operation that leaves you wide open. As soon as one customer discovers they’ve been sold a pup and kicks up a stink, your credibility is out the window forever. But surely that won’t happen to our favourite forger, will it?
Will there be more handball?
Seriously, this show has done more for the sport than the past three decades of Olympic coverage combined. And it’s always great to see Signe climb into the mascot costume.
Will Emil get out of that Thai prison?
When we last left dissolute brother Emil, he was rotting in a Thai prison on drug charges. And geez, the show hasn’t done any favours for South-East Asian tourism, has it? In terms of squalor, this jail is right up there. It’s almost enough to make you not want to smuggle drugs into Thailand. Anyway, is it possible that the dodgiest of the Grønnegård siblings will spend the entire second season behind bars? Probably not.
Will Frederik get the fresh start he craves?
Having shockingly (to him) lost his childhood home to interloper Signe, Frederik has gone off the rails, it’s fair to say. But he’s trying his best to take wife Solveig and kids away with him for a fresh start in an unfinished dream house by the sea. How’s that going to pan out, with everyone living away from friends, work and school? Can Frederik keep a lid on his demons?
And does Frederik really listen to Rammstein?
He had their poster up in the lounge room, but we’re yet to see any evidence that this bitter, straitlaced solicitor enjoys rocking out to Germany’s industrial metal lords. Maybe he should, to let out some of that tension he’s always carrying around.
Season 2 of The Legacy starts Tuesday, 30 August at 10:30pm (AEST) on SBS. After they air, the episodes will be available on SBS On Demand.