The finale of “The Umbrella Academy” season 2 may be titled “The End of Something”, but it also signals the start of another chapter – and another long painful wait for season 3.
The epic cliffhanger prompted more questions than it answered. There seem to be a new enemy awaiting our favourite family of superheroes – but who exactly are the Sparrow Academy and what do the comic books reveal?
After defeating The Handler’s (Kate Walsh) machinations, the Hargreeves successfully return to their home in 2019. However, the siblings have yet again screwed up the timeline.
Not only is there a portrait of the deceased Ben Hargreeves (Justin H. Min) hanging over the mantlepiece, but their father Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) is very much alive in the present timeline.
In the final moments, it is revealed that The Umbrella Academy doesn’t exist. In fact, it’s been replaced by The Sparrow Academy. “Home?” Reginald tells Luther (Tom Hopper). “This isn’t your home… This is the Sparrow Academy.”
We see 5 shadowy figures step forward plus one additional member: Ben – who now sports a much angrier look. “Dad, who the hell are these assholes?” asks Ben2k19, to which various members of The Umbrella Academy reply: “shit.”
While nothing has officially been revealed yet, fans are recalling at the start of season 1 when 43 women around the world gave birth simultaneously. For the longest time, we’ve been wondering if we’ll get to know the fate of the other 36 children.
The Sparrow Academy might just be the key to that question mark. We already know that the 7 Hargreeves siblings aren’t the only ones with superpowers – especially seeing that Lila (Ritu Arya) can mimic any power.
According to sources online, Gerard Way is set to release a 4 instalment in his comic book series, and it’s titled “Sparrow Academy”. In speaking to Forbes, the My Chemical Romance lead vocalist said, “It deals with a very big reveal in the Umbrella Academy universe, something that had been secret for a long time, and our siblings learn a lot about what was happening behind the scenes, as well as discovering the true nature of some characters that have been with them since the beginning.”
“The series finally starts to answer the question: ‘What about the other babies born on that day, in that moment?’ The Umbrella Academy siblings are not alone in the world anymore,” the singer-songwriter added.
It’s hard to pinpoint which events were affected but it’s clear that the biggest change was their father’s past. Do they know that Reginald Hargreeves is an alien? And what about his interests on the dark side of the Moon? Will the Sparrow Academy and Umbrella Academy join forces in order to take on a secret super villain (in space)?
There are also other unanswered stories concerning Harlan, who now has superpowers thanks to Vanya. Plus, what will Lila do now that she’s on the run? Guess we’ll only know when season 3 debuts.