3 reasons Lucy needs to be a series regular in Charmed Season 2

Charmed -- "Switches & Stones -- Image Number: CMD115b_0111.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Natalie Hall as Lucy, Nick Hargrove as Parker and Sarah Jeffery as Maggie -- Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Charmed -- "Switches & Stones -- Image Number: CMD115b_0111.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Natalie Hall as Lucy, Nick Hargrove as Parker and Sarah Jeffery as Maggie -- Photo: Colin Bentley/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. /

With a renewal under its belt, I started brainstorming what I would like to see from season 2 of the CW’s Charmed. The main thing? More Lucy!

I’ve been a fan of Natalie Hall’s for a while now, since her days terrorizing Hanna Marin on Pretty Little Liars. You might also recognize her from roles on UnREAL, True Blood, Star-Crossed, or All My Children. At present, she’s becoming a regular scene-stealer on the CW’s Charmed reboot.

Of course, I love all the girls on Charmed. I’ve been loving the reboot from the very first episode, so it’s not surprising I would form an attachment to the cast and characters. But I didn’t expect to become such a fan of Lucy, who mostly began as a minor character but has grown to be someone I look forward to seeing whenever she pops up in an episode.

Since Charmed got renewed for a second season (yay!) I’m hoping Natalie may get asked back in a more permanent role, or at least more frequently recurring. Here’s a few reasons why I think she deserves to become a series regular:

1. Her relationship with Maggie.

I love how unconventional the relationship with Lucy and Maggie is. At first Maggie looked up to her as a mentor in all things sorority. They quickly became fast friends until Parker came between them. At first it appeared Lucy would morph into the typical alpha woman bully we’ve seen time and time again but instead, she and Maggie were able to overcome their boy troubles and get their friendship back on track.

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In fact, Lucy has become a vocal supporter of the Maggie x Parker relationship and while I’m not the biggest fan of that pairing, I admire the writers for avoiding cliche catfight pratfalls and allowing these two to become close again. Plus I think Natalie Hall and Sarah Jeffrey have magical chemistry and they play well off one another.

Obviously the relationship between the Charmed Ones is the most vital and important one on the show, but it’s equally important to see the sisters nurture relationships outside of their tight-knit family bubble too and Lucy is more in tune with the sorority side of Maggie. (Also I totally wouldn’t mind if we wound up getting a romantic relationship between Lucy and Maggie because they’re totally shippable but I’m not going to get my hopes up!)

2. Her character development.

Even though Lucy has a somewhat superficial personality and can certainly air on the side of arrogance from time to time, she is also honest and deeply cares about her friends and the sorority sisterhood.

In the pilot episode, Lucy was more stuck-up and her sense of humor was difficult to find but as the show has gone on, Lucy has developed into one of the funniest characters on the show. Unfortunately as episode 12, “You’re Dead to Me” we learn she is officially under Alastor’s influence. It’s because of Alastor she is trying so hard to coax Maggie and Parker back into a relationship.

Honestly, I’m hoping Lucy’s involvement in the central plotline means she’ll have a meatier role in season two since I don’t believe she is truly evil. Once she is no longer speaking with Alastor she goes back to normal and doesn’t recall anything that transpired only moments before.

3. Her one-liners.

As I mentioned before, Natalie Hall is hilarious. She has excellent comedic timing as Lucy, here’s a few priceless one-liners she’s thrown out this season:

  • Like Coco always says: a hot mess is better than no hotness at all.
  • When I move on, I move on. Thank U, Next.
  • Green means “Go…straight into my pants.” 
  • Okay, betches, who took my zit cream?!

Lucy is a one-of-a-kind character. In a way, she is a satirized version of the typical Queen Bee character from many a CW teen drama. The way she says “supes”, makes up new words “betches”, talks with tons of slang and acronyms, it’s often way over the top but Hall is able to pull it off and – sorry about this pun – she is like, so totally charming.

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Outside of Charmed, Natalie has several other upcoming projects in the works including a role on the Carla Gugino-lead Cinemax series called Jett and the drama, Simple Little Lives.

New episodes of Charmed air Sunday nights on the CW.