Done binging season 3 of The Umbrella Academy on Netflix? It was another round of saving the world, but this time the approach — and stakes — were a little different. The Hargreeves siblings seem to be successful in preventing the collapse of the entire universe. But the results? They’re understandably complicated.

Here’s where things stand after the Hargreeves battle the rival Sparrow Academy, a universe-destroying black hole and vicious warriors known as the Guardians. Did they successfully reset the universe or just make things worse? Let’s dive into the knotty details.

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Is the Sparrow Academy sticking around for only one season?

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What’s in store for season 4?Season 4 has been officially greenlit by Netflix! Creator and showrunner Steve Blackman has ideas for what could come next. Unfortunately, it sounds like season 4 would be the last.

“I think inevitably if we got a season 4, it’s going towards an endgame,” Blackman told TheWrap. “I think at a certain point, I’m not sure where we’d go after season 4. We have to be careful. My plan for next year is not to continually tread on the same ground we have before. It’s a challenge to come up with a new way to subvert this storyline, and I think we have an idea how to do that.”

“But I think if we got to season 4, it would be a great ending for the run of the show. I’m not saying I couldn’t do more, but you know, I think that would be very satisfying for the audience, four seasons.”

What’s the Kugelblitz (and how do you spell it)?Episode 5 is where you’ll find the full explanation of this season’s equivalent of a big bad (not counting the initial antagonism from the Sparrow Academy and the trio of Guardians at the end). In a nutshell, the Kugelblitz — what looks like an orange ball of energy — randomly collapses matter across time and space until all existence turns black. This black hole is the universe’s response to a Grandfather Paradox created by Harlan, Sissy’s superpowered son.

In season 2, Viktor met Sissy in Dallas, 1963, and the pair fell in love. While saving Harlan from drowning, Viktor accidentally imparted some of his powers to him. In the season 2 finale, Viktor believed he’d saved Harlan from exploding by absorbing his powers, but an altered Harlan retained them for the rest of his life.

On Oct. 1, 1989, Sissy died of cancer, the same day the Hargreeves siblings were all inexplicably born. Harlan’s grief connected him with Viktor, whom he’d always wished would return to them. This connection caused Harlan to release an energy burst that found the closest association with Viktor at the time: his mother. Harlan accidentally killed her, along with the mothers of the other Hargreeves siblings. This resulted in a Grandfather Paradox — in this altered timeline, the siblings were never born. When t
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