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    Updated on 10 Aug 2020. Posted on 4 Aug 2020

    27 Questions "The Umbrella Academy" Needs To Answer Immediately

    THAT plot twist ending though!!! (Warning: Spoilers!)

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    🚨 WARNING: THIS POST HAS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR "THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY" SEASON 2 — IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED IT YET, AVERT YOUR EYES!!! 🚨

    Alright, so it's been a couple of days since Netflix dropped the latest instalment of The Umbrella Academy. And while Season 2 was an absolute rollercoaster that revealed A LOT of interesting plot developments, it also left us with a bunch of unanswered questions.

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    Here's what we hope gets answered in Season 3!

    1. First of all, what exactly is The Sparrow Academy?

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    This was teased in the very final episode — but why did Reginald decide to ditch the umbrella name and symbol? And what's the significance of a sparrow? All we can say is that the Ben we met from this new timeline definitely gave off more of an ~evil~ and ~rebellious~ vibe.

    2. And how is Ben alive, even though his portrait is the one that's over the mantelpiece?

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    Correct us if we're wrong, but we thought the whole idea behind Five's portrait was that it was put over the mantelpiece as a tribute to him when he disappeared. So, if Ben's is up there in the new timeline, what does that signify and how is he even alive in the first place?

    3. How did the Hargreeves siblings mess up the timeline again so badly?

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    Was it because they made such a huge impact on everything that took place in the 1963 timeline?

    4. And was them telling Reginald about their existence in 1963 a big contributing factor to all of the changes?

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    This is important to consider, especially since they explicitly tell Reginald about their existence and that one of them dies. Plus, when they transport back to the new 2019, Reg says he's been waiting for them, which must mean he's done things differently this time 'round.

    5. On that, does that mean Pogo is alive in this new 2019 timeline because he hasn't been killed by Vanya?

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    Ditto for Grace — aka Mum — because technically she should still be operating, right?

    6. And was Five able to return to his "older" body — or is he still stuck in his prepubescent one?

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    Although judging by the ending, he looks to still be in his younger looking one.

    7. Speaking of The Commission's best assassin, how did Five never meet Lila while he was working for them?

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    Especially since he was working so closely with The Handler — surely there would have been some crossover, no? Not to mention that he was there when Lila's parents were murdered.

    8. Why does Lila have a British accent?

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    Okay, so this is something minor because Ritu Arya, the actress that plays Lila, is British-Indian. But, we're assuming that her character is American since there's a couple pointers towards the show being set somewhere in America, so why was the decision made for her to have a British accent?

    9. And where did she disappear to after the final fight?

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    We see that she manages to get hold of a briefcase — but where does she end up travelling to?

    10. What did The Handler say to make the boy in the pet shop pee his pants?

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    Did she threaten to cut off his dingle hopper or something? Because that was a pretty intense reaction.

    11. And why isn't she shown to have aged during the different time periods?

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    She looks exactly the same in the flashback scenes with Lila as a kid to when she makes contact with Five in 2019.

    12. Moving on to Reginald, it's been established that he's an alien — but what's the deal with his external human skin? Did he have to continually replace it so that he wouldn't blow his true identity?

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    This is something fans have been theorising since last season, so it's satisfying to see this finally confirmed. But, in saying that, whenever we have flashback scenes, Reginald's beard is usually a lighter brown colour, in comparison to the grey it is in later years. If this is a human skin that he takes on/off, does he have to "age" it somehow so he doesn't blow his identity? And if so, HOW does that work???

    13. And was he ever on the grassy knoll near JFK? Or was it always the doppelgänger?

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    OR was the doppelgänger only there because the Umbrella Academy exposed that Reginald was there in the first place?!

    14. Plus, what's the deal with Grace's and Reginald's relationship?

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    How long did they date for? Did they marry, what was their relationship like? We're guessing it had to have been pretty significant for Reginald to base Mum on Grace's likeness and personality.

    15. And who exactly is Grace? Like, what's her story, where did she come from and how does she fit into the Umbrella Academy puzzle?

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    Presumably she's a scientist, as she's shown helping out with the experiments on Pogo and his development. But, besides that, not much else is known about her.

    16. How was Vanya able to transfer her powers to and from Harlan so easily?

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    Plus, how on Earth did she bring Harlan back to life?

    17. And how does Harlan still have powers at the end? Plus, will he pop up in the new 2019 timeline?

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    Did Vanya not take away all his powers? Ugh, we're really hoping he pops up in the 2019 timeline, as that would be really cool to see how they've progressed and if they differ to Vanya's.

    18. Oh, and what happened when The Handler was talking to him in the barn?

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    At one point, she was talking to Harlan, trying to convince him to lower his guard. But suddenly, she's storming through the barn door and shooting everyone?

    19. How was Ben able to "possess" Vanya when Klaus had been knocked out?

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    Since Ben is dead, theoretically his "consciousness" would be connected to Klaus, right? But, when Klaus gets knocked out, how is Ben still there? Is that just a sign of Klaus' powers growing...or maybe something else?

    20. Were Ben's last words to Klaus actually about him being too scared go to the light?

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    Okay, while that checks out, what irks us is the part about him saying that it wasn't Klaus that made him stay. It feels so...rude and shitty? Although, Klaus did laugh it off, so maybe it was more of a joke thing.

    21. What exactly was baby Pogo injected with after he got injured in a space mission?

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    It looks to be some sort of blood — could it potentially be alien, a la Reginald's? And could that explain how Pogo's injuries just magically vanished?

    22. Why did the bartender not chuck out the entire Hargreeves family during their reunion dinner?

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    Seriously, between Vanya exploding the entire fruit basket and everyone arguing, I'm surprised nothing happened.

    23. How exactly did Ben die?

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    Although Season 2 had plenty of Ben moments, they still never touched on exactly how or on what mission he died on.

    24. Where does Luther get his clothes from?

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    They seem to be so specifically made to his body type and there's no way he'd be able to afford to take a bunch of clothes to a tailor in the 1960s, right?

    25. What did Ray do with the dead Swede in his house?

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    Did he...did he just bury it, lol?

    26. Why did The Handler only go after Lila and none of the other children?

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    Besides the Hargreeves siblings, there were 36 other babies that weren't adopted — so, why did The Handler only focus on Lila?

    27. And finally, what will happen to The Commission now that all their agents have essentially been killed?

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    Umbrella Academy: 1. The Commission: Zero.

    Oh well, hopefully all of these questions and more will be answered in the next season of The Umbrella Academy!

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