We Need to Talk about “The Umbrella Academy” Season 2 Ending

Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Justin H. Min, Aidan Gallagher, and Emmy Raver-Lampman in "The Umbrella Academy"

The Umbrella Academy returned for a second season, which, like the first, left us with more questions than answers. To briefly sum up the season, the Hargreeves end up in Dallas, Texas in the early 1960s. They are scattered throughout the first few years of the decade before reuniting in 1963, just 10 days before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Their mission is to prevent another apocalypse and in doing so they have to battle The Commission, before being able to return home to 2019. When they return home, they discover that things aren’t how they left them.

Now that we’ve set the stage, we have some questions that we hope Season 3 (once the show gets renewed) will answer.

Did They Create a New Timeline?

At the end of the season, the team heads back to 2019 with The Commission briefcase. They’ve managed to land one day after the apocalypse. Upon first glance, things seem to be normal, but then Sir Reginald greets them and tells them that they’re not home. Instead of being at The Umbrella Academy, they’re at The Sparrow Academy.

Which leads us to wonder if they created a new timeline. The Umbrella Academy met with Reginald in 1963 to tell them of their existence and what happens in the future. This may have caused Reginald to change the future and avoid adopting the Umbrella Academy kids at birth. This fits in with what Reginald says in the final scene, “I knew you’d show up eventually.”

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What is the Sparrow Academy?

In the final episode, the Hargeeeves see a photo of Ben on the mantle and are told that they are at The Sparrow Academy. We see Ben, but we don’t see the rest of the academy, which makes us wonder if the team is alternative versions of the rest of the Umbrella Academy or if it consists of six of the remaining 35 babies born on the same day.

Where are the Rest of the 35 Babies Born on the Same Day?

We know that there are 43 children born on the same day in 1989 and we’ve been introduced to seven of them plus Lila. Seven of them were adopted by Reginald and The Handler was searching for the other kids born on the same day who have special abilities. We are left wondering what happened to the rest of the babies and if they’re part of The Sparrow Academy.

What Happened to Lila?

Speaking of Lila, why didn’t she follow the Hargeeves back to 2019 after learning that she was one of them? We saw her superpowers, which were a combination of all of the siblings’ powers combined, and we’re sure that we haven’t seen the last of her. After The Handler (the woman who raised her) dies, Lila has a chance to be with her real family, but instead, she grabs a Commission briefcase and disappears.

Will she be a friend or foe to The Umbrella Academy and did she mess with the timeline? We happen to think that she may be part of The Sparrow Academy.

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I think we can all agree, Lila.

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