‘The Umbrella Academy’: What Does the Sparrow Academy Mean?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Robert Sheehan as Klaus, Justin H. Min as Ben, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five, Ellen Page as Vanya, Tom Hopper as Luther, David Castañeda as Diego, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison of

Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy was riddled with which means. From the importance of the quantity “743” to the 43 sparrows that have been hidden all through the season, many followers are curious to know what the apperaance of the Sparrow Academy means for the Hargreeves siblings.

[Spoiler Alert: This article accommodates spoilers for The Umbrella Academy Season 2.]

Robert Sheehan as Klaus, Justin H. Min as Ben, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five, Ellen Page as Vanya, Tom Hopper as Luther, David Castañeda as Diego, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison of 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 cast
Robert Sheehan as Klaus, Justin H. Min as Ben, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five, Ellen Page as Vanya, Tom Hopper as Luther, David Castañeda as Diego, Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison on ‘The Umbrella Academy’ | Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix

The Umbrella Academy turns into the Sparrow Academy

At the tip of season 2, it was revealed that the Hargreeves made it again to 2019, however one thing wasn’t fairly proper. It wasn’t the 2019 they’d left behind. 

Both Sir Reginald (Colm Feore) and Ben (Justin H. Min) have been alive on this alternate universe. Sir Reginald gave the impression to be the identical, however Ben had an edgier vibe. Plus, he appeared to be the brand new Sparrow Academy chief — a bunch of superheroes, together with the likes of a mysterious inexperienced dice. 

Sparrows performed a significant position in season 2 

As a precursor to the Sparrow Academy, sparrow symbols and imagery have been used all through season 2. 

Eagle-eyes followers discovered hidden sparrows on: 

  1. The letterhead on a bit of paper discovered on Sir Reginald’s desk. 
  2. The towels on the Handler’s (Kate Walsh) lodge. 
  3. A dumpster within the alley exterior of Elliot’s (Kevin Rankin) condominium. 
  4. A shoebox within the retailer Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) and Raymond Chestnut (Yusuf Gatewood) went swimsuit procuring. 
  5. A pamphlet Lila (Ritu Arya) was holding on the Handler’s lodge. 
  6. A folder on Elliot’s desk. 
  7. A toilet tile. 
  8. The word the Handler gave Five (Aidan Gallagher) with the situation of the Commission’s board assembly. 
  9. A word on Harlan’s (Justin Paul Kelly) desk. 
  10. The Commission’s order to kill Lila’s mother and father. 
  11. The tractor on the Cooper’s farm. 
  12. A security signal within the paint warehouse Lila and Five fought in. 
  13. The banner on the Bingo desk.
  14. The dairy truck the Swedes drove round. 
  15. A Kennedy poster. 
  16. A faucet deal with on the bar Klaus (Robert Sheehan) stopped at. 
  17. The Nu-Shol paint cans inside Dave’s (Calem MacDonald) ironmongery store. 
  18. Documents on Sir Reginald’s desk (subsequent to Pogo’s drawing). 
  19. Sir Reginald’s blueprints. 
  20. A trash bag Klaus handed on his approach to Five to get again to 2019. 
  21. A September 1961 calendar web page within the hair salon Allison labored at. 
  22. The emblem of a beer bottle. 
  23. The bridge Luther (Tom Hopper) and Old Five walked throughout. 
  24. Papers in Old Five’s (Sean Sullivan) briefcase. 
  25. The emblem on a bottle of alcohol at Allison’s home.  
  26. The fridge on the cat woman’s dwelling the Swedes took over. 
  27. The door of the liquor retailer Klaus visited. 
  28. Harlan’s suitcase. 
  29. The signal Five took the fireplace ax from to kill the Commission’s board. 
  30. A field on the Handler’s desk. 
  31. Products within the pet retailer. 
  32. A wall within the kitchen of the Mexican Consulate. 
  33. A mailbox exterior of Carousel Burlesque. 
  34. One of Harlan’s information. 
  35. The cat woman’s vacuum. 
  36. Paper’s close to Elliot’s desk radio. 
  37. The Marine bus Dave obtained on. 
  38. A sweet field subsequent to the Fudge Nutter in a merchandising machine. 
  39. The again of Jack Ruby’s (John Kapelos) tv. 
  40. The Nu-Shol paints signal exterior of the manufacturing plant. 
  41. Papers subsequent to the typewriter on the police station. 
  42. The door of the Handler’s lodge room. 
  43. The payphone within the FBI constructing. 

What does the Sparrow Academy in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ imply? 

While followers have been capable of finding the hidden sparrows in season 2, many haven’t been capable of piece collectively what the Sparrow Academy means for the Hargreeves siblings. 

In an interview with Inverse, showrunner Steve Blackman didn’t give a lot of an evidence.

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“I’ll solely say this given the truth that a few of that is within the graphic novel, however they are new folks,” Blackman mentioned of the Sparrow Academy. “They’re not our characters. They are different people, and that’s all I can really say.”

Will the Hargreeves have an evil twin state of affairs on their arms? Will Ben and his shadowy siblings grow to be the villains in season 3? Fans must wait to seek out out.

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