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Why am I not surprised that Rick Riordan loves Doctor Who?
Because these storylines are even more messed up.
You all know how I stand with Hazel’s new ‘Mist ability’. I think it’s incredibly powerful, but I also worry that it will start to consume her. Not that the power makes her reckless/overconfident, but rather, she doesn’t know her strength or limits. And controlling what people see? That means she’s controlling everything.
But another strange Who-like thing about Hazel is her Sammy/Leo dilemma. Her crush from the 1920’s, Sammy Valdez, seemingly lives again- Hazel is floored when she sees Leo for the first time. However, in time, we realize that Leo is only Sammy’s great-grandson. Right, like that’s any less weird.
The point I’m trying to make, is when the Fates are stringing together the destiny of the universe, the Seven were purposefully interconnected, and were always destined to meet. That would explain the Sammy/Leo coincident, and the almost immediate ability the Seven have to function as one and fight together. It was meant to be!