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The Hargreeves kids were thrown for another loop or, rather, into another loop in the end. In the finale, the members of the Umbrella Academy discover themselves in an alternate reality where their father Reginald has his name on a slew of buildings, and they have no powers (and they are not the only ones).
What does all that mean in the grand scheme of the Umbrella Academy? It''s a complicated question, however. Netflix hasn''t renewed the series yet, but the idea of not having a season 4 is difficult to imagine, especially since there are a lot of other possibilities for the series beyond the jump to a different timeline.
Is Allison betray the Umbrella Academy at the end of the day or not?
Allison bashes Reginald over the head and starts futzing with his machine. While the rest of the Hargreeves try to avoid her, Viktor saves her, declaring that he trusts her only for her to push the button that everyone else did not want.
It''s unclear if what Allison did was actually something she fully understood. After all, it seems unlikely that Reginald would have programmed her a world in which she had the family she wanted. It seems as though she at least has come out on the other side with non-bellbell by her side, but Ray, a choice that Emmy Raver-Lampman predicts will likely affect her at some point. She received her happy ending, but at the sacrifice of everyone she loves.
Why do they have authority?Where did Sloane go?
Im not an expert on futuristic, possibly alien technology. But is the world that Reginalds machine carried them into, where the remaining Hargreeves children had no authority, and also Sloane was gone for some reason where he intended to land?
Reginald, in this new world, is seemingly even more a captain of industry. This new world might, perhaps, be a testament to what he might accomplish with no super children at all, or perhaps? Had he completely channeled all their powers into some other alien scheme. Children who remember everything (Allison, Sparrow Ben, Luther, Klaus, Viktor, Five, Diego, and Lila) might be isolated because of their involvement in the machine that brought them there, however it did.
Without expertise in this fantastic new reality, Aidan Gallagher (Five) anticipates that everyone will be adjusting in their own way. It''s difficult to understand why Gallagher is no longer relying on his abilities to sort of make up the physical difference between what hes used to and what his body and reflexes think he can do. Therefore, he may have to be somewhat more clever in future seasons.
Ritu Arya, who plays Lila, isn''t quite quite as optimistic for her character: [Lila] wouldnt know how to function. I believe that a lot of her confidence and bravado come from this power. So I dont know how shell be able to live. Perhaps shell be really clumsy.
Who is that with Reginald at the window?
From what it looks like, the woman next to Reginald is the same woman who''s always been by his side, one way or another: Alice, his wife, and the foundation for the Mother robot he kept around the Umbrella Academy (and the Sparrow Academy, although she was not there as Mother, you perv).
In the flashback to Luther''s time on the moon, we notice that original-flavor Reginald had kept Alice in cryogenesis on the moon. It stands to the point (at least as much as anything else Umbrella Academy) that in this new world in which Reginald had much more capital, may he be able to save Alice in some way?
What the fuck is Reginalds deal though?
Although Reginald looms large above the Umbrella Academy (and by proxy, The Umbrella Academy), we know very little about him. He was profoundly interested in adopting the children magically(?) born to 43 women on the 12th hour of October 1, 1989. As an eccentric billionaire and inventor, the pilot of Umbrella Academy reveals that Reginald was uniquely suited to adopting many of the children as soon as possible.
Pogo was aware that at the end of season 3, it was vital for him to have seven children for whatever equipment he had at the end of the season. And also, he is an alien, who might be responsible for some of his technology skill. In the next season, he was a fan of the science, though, in the same way that he instructed the children to take him with some kind of medication every day. And in the new season 4, he is on nearly every skyscraper in the city.
Here is why the narrative has almost completely disappeared, and in the book Reginald is reimagined as an alien within a few pages. After three seasons, it is past time we get a little bit more insight into what his endgame is (in any version of reality).
What is the Jennifer Incident?
Ben''s death has been linked to the Jennifer incident in several ways, with little discussion from the Umbrella Academy members. (Even Sparrow Ben seems uninterested to prod any deeper into what happened to his alternate self.) So what exactly does this scenario entail?
After season 3, we still cannot know. Some have argued that Ben died by suicide, because the plaque at the manor said that may the darkness within you find peace in the light. But Gerard Way, who co-written the comics, told Forbes that his character was dead, and that I always knew I was going to resolve it. The main thing about The Umbrella Academy, however, is that he is just making it up as you go along.
Sparrow Ben appears to be an interesting entrance point, especially since it never had a long line of reference to the show. Obviously, it does seem to be a regular point to the viewer.
Why does Harlans briefcase say Lester Pocket?
Is it appropriate that Harlans'' briefcase states Lester Pocket? Like so many things Umbrella Academy, though, the camera keeps on him putting his name on the line a lot. It might be another Jennifer Incident, something that is meaningful or suggestive in a way not completely clear yet.
Why did future Five not want Five to save the world?
Five reviews that the Time Commission''s phantom is actually Five! And once hes encountered his older self (in a paradox-proof panic room), Older Five cautions him. [...] All that will be left is oblivion. He also instructs Young Five that this a lost arm is what you have coming. Then he puts a darker warning: Before his machine powers off and he dies.
In the final battle against the Reginalds, Five loses his arm, but in the park where they ended up in the new reality, Five''s arm is returned. It''s unclear if Older Five was only warning about the Hotel Oblivion showdown, or if they have accidentally triggered something much darker. (Knowing the Hargreeves yeah, probably!)
Why does Grace think the Kugelblitz is God?
Most likely this is a reference to the comic book in which Vanya (as the character is still known in the book) notices a robot Mom wearing a cross necklace. When she asks about it, the mom visits Norway, where she is introduced to the Sparrows.
Given how much the show has evolved from the books, it''s probable that this is more of a way to blend in some of the same themes, plots, and imagery without directly remaking it.
Wait, so did anyone actually die?
Yes and no. Harlan did off screen, apparently at the hands of Allison as did Klaus and Luther, who were each killed by Reginald. As for any of the other siblings who got Kugelblitzed, like Marcus... its unclear.
With the timeline once again being changed, who knows! With Luther and Klaus returning quickly, with no harm done, and with Luther even without a gorilla body. Regardless of whether Harlan, Pogo, or any of the other people killed off in that alt-original-alt reality will return well, there''s nothing the Umbrella Academy loves more than a remix.
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