Season 2 Of Umbrella Academy ended with a huge cliffhanger. Season 3 is now upon us. Five (Aiden Gallagher), Viktor, Diego (David Castenada), Allison and Luther (Tom Hopper), land in a new timeline where they are not adopted by the disturbing and abrasive Sir Reginald Hargreeves. This is a fascinating concept. It taps into everything that makes time travel adventures so great. The core mystery of time travel lies in the past. What was it that they did in 1960s to drastically alter the present? Is there a way they can stop another apocalypse from happening? They will never be a normal family again.
These questions add to the long-standing mysteries of the series. Some of them are answered in Season 3, others are enriched by intriguing new details. Reginald is a perennial question in “The Umbrella Academy”. The previous seasons have confirmed that he is an alien disguised. The show packs yet another mystery into its ending. Reginald, the rebooted universe’s Reginald, has an entire business empire that dominates the skyline. We also see him gazing out over the cityscape, with a equally mysterious woman beside him. But who are they and what makes her so important?
Who is Abigail Hargreeves, in The Umbrella Academy season 3?
We first saw Abigail in The Umbrella Academy in season 1. It was in a bizarre flashback scene that takes places ‘Long Ago …’.
The season 1 finale sees Sir Reginald Hargreeves visiting Abigail at her final resting place. He presents her with a white violin and tells her to find someone who will love it as much. Reginald, distraught that she is going to die, says, “I can’t let you go, there must be another way.”
Reginald tells Abigail to go after Reginald releases a container of golden particles into the air. Rockets fly past Abigail’s bedroom in the background.
We don’t get to see, hear or even make a mention of Abigail until season 3, episode 9, when Luther’s mission on the moon becomes clear.
Do you remember Reginald’s obsession for the dark side the moon? We now know the truth about Reginald’s obsession with the dark side of the moon, which Luther was assigned to protect…
Luther finds a barrier that stops him from traveling further across the moon’s surface during one of his roaming missions. The camera zooms in and out across the landscape until we see a large crater that is home to another ‘Hargreeves Enterprises base.
The deceased Abigail Hargreeves’ body is kept inside the base.
Abigail appears again at the end of season 3. She’s alive this time as she stands next to Sir Reginald, who looks out at the Hargreeves-ruled city that has been rebuilt.
We’ll likely get more information about Abigail’s fate in the new universe in season 4. However, one thing we can be certain of is that Hargreeves actually put his Oblivion plan into motion long, , ago.
In the flashback to season 1, he released golden particles into the air. These are the same particles that were used to enter the unaware mothers who gave birth in 1989 to the Sparrow Academy and Umbrella children. These particles are also what gave siblings their powers.
These particles are then used to power Hargreeves’ Oblivion machine. Hargreeves uses it to reset the universe. Talk about the long game.
Reginald Hargreeves’ wife Abigail Hargreeves is the mysterious woman
Reginald’s wife Abigail Hargreeves (Lisa Repo Martell) is standing beside him. Her presence could have big implications for Season 4 of “The Umbrella Academy”. Think back to Season 1 Episode 10 “The White Violin”. A flashback shows that Abigail died many years before Reginald arrived on Earth. It is not known what caused her death, but it is clear that she was suffering from some type of illness. Although she tells her partner that they need him, it is annoying that the show has not yet revealed why he was so important.
The opening flashback to Season 3, Episode 9, “Seven Bells,” shows Luther struggling with his loneliness while on his lunar mission for Reginald. This episode shows Abigail’s cryogenically preserved body on a limited area of the moon that Luther cannot reach. Reginald doesn’t reveal why he kept Abigail’s body. Perhaps he wanted to resurrect her. Because that happened in a different timeline, it’s possible we won’t know.
We have to wonder if Reginald will be affected by Abigail’s presence in the rebooted universe. She may be the reason that none of the Umbrellas possess powers. It’s possible that Reginald has grown the Hargreeves empire to the corporate giant that dominates the city’s last moments.
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