Who are The Sparrow Academy in The Umbrella Academy season 2?

July 31, 2020
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This article “Who are The Sparrow Academy in The Umbrella Academy season 2?” contains important spoilers. 

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At the end of The Umbrella Academy Season 2, we are treated to a new twist that will evidently be the theme of Season 3. As the family return to 2019, they are surprised to see that their house has occupants, including their father Reginald Hargreeves. On the mantlepiece, there is a portrait of Ben. It’s all very weird. Their father says that they are not The Umbrella Academy but The Sparrow Academy and as the family looks up, there seems to be Ben and another similar-sized group of adults on the landing…

Who are The Sparrow Academy?

This is theoretical at this point but because the family has gone back in time and prevented both apocalypses and arrived after the date when they were all supposed to die, it’s possible that they have created a new timeline. This is the timeline where President Kennedy dies.

So is the family in the house alternative versions of the original characters?

At this stage, we could not say that they are from an alternate Universe as no evidence suggests otherwise, but it could be that they are looking at an alternate timeline of themselves. We were not privy to the other faces as they were shone out by the light but we did see “Ben’s” face — and it looked like Ben. This would suggest that the other family members look exactly like The Umbrella Academy.

What does this mean for Season 3?

It means that it’s going to get super complicated and we are going to have a web of stories. Let’s hope the writers flesh up the alternate version of The Umbrella Academy and give us as many quirky stories as possible. This certainly changes the game for the story. I wonder if this new family has ever had to save the world? And Reginald clearly remembers The Umbrella Academy as he wasn’t surprised that they had shown up.

Many questions but we will just have to wait…

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