On Netflix, The Umbrella Academy’s third season is now available, and many of us will be left with more questions than answers. The new season picks off precisely where the last one left off. After returning from 1963, the Hargreeves discover that they have altered the past and that the Sparrow Academy has replaced them.
After their father, Reginald Hargreeves, was confronted by them in the 1960s, he decided to adopt another set of superpowered children in 1989.
When the siblings returned in 2019, they found that they had competition. When you add in yet another impending apocalypse and some time-hopping, things don’t look simple for the Hargreeves or the audience if they aren’t paying attention.
As you might expect, there are significant spoilers for season 3 of The Umbrella Academy. If you haven’t finished the new season yet and don’t want to know anything, turn back now.
An episode-by-episode summary of the third season of The Umbrella Academy
In season 3, the Hargreeves enter Hotel Oblivion via the White Buffalo Suite portal.
Reginald kills Luther in episode 9 to reunite the family. Reginald stops Klaus from entering the passage to Oblivion, and the Kugelblitz engulfs him. Klaus, who doesn’t know Reginald murdered him, asks Luther about the afterlife.
Everyone is uneasy after Luther and Klaus’ deaths. Reginald explains that the bells represent a symbol they must find to reset the universe. Diego (David Castaeda) and Lila (Ritu Arya) pair up, Five (Aidan Gallagher), Viktor (Elliot Page), and Alison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) form a group, and Ben (Justin H. Min) and Sloane (Genesis Rodriguez) date. Reginald waits outside.
Each group faces a different samurai in this other hotel version, causing some to finish up in a similar but separate hallway.
Five sees the symbol in the lobby before the final samurai severs his arm. Reginald stops Alison from joining. Klaus, Viktor, Sloane, Ben, Diego, and Lila replace them, and a beam of light kills the last samurai.
The hotel facade rips, revealing a dimension-hopping mechanism. The seven’s corpses fuel the cosmos-resetting machine, which kills them. Reginald will sacrifice, but not Alison. She taps the red machine button.
The screen turns blank when Alison leaves a taxi. She discovers Claire asleep upstairs. While she checks on her daughter, Ray (Yusuf Gatewood) enters.
Reginald Hargreeves presented the Obsidian Memorial Plaza on October 1, 1989, the Umbrella and Sparrow Academies’ birthdays. Reginald’s bust is in the plaza’s six-sided star.
Luther’s no longer ape-like. Five’s arm and Diego’s fingers are back but useless. Sloane’s gone. Luther seeks Sloane. The conclusion shows Reginald and his late wife Abigail atop a tower.
Kugelblitz – what exactly is it?
After the Umbrella Academy returns to the present, the Kugelblitz emerges in the Sparrows’ basement. It is a strange ball of light and energy capable of sucking individuals into itself, killing them, and then sending forth waves of power that kill everybody in its path.
What does Hotel Oblivion mean?
The Hotel Oblivion is an alternative version of the Hotel Obsidian that may be accessible via a secret passage in the White Buffalo Suite. However, the hotel is a façade, and Oblivion is, in fact, another realm.
Who is this Lester Pocket character?
Harlan Cooper, the non-verbal youngster Viktor cared for in Dallas in 1963, is Lester Pocket. Despite the passage of 46 years, he still firmly believes that Viktor is nearby and sets out to locate him. He’s had to travel around a lot because of his abilities and inability to control them, especially when he was younger.
When Viktor rescued Harlan’s life in season 2, he gave him comparable telekinetic skills to those of Viktor. Episode 4 of Season 3 reveals Harlan’s source of The Grandfather Paradox. He is no longer non-verbal in adulthood.