The Umbrella Academy” Season 3, as Elliot Page’s character – formerly known as Vanya – comes out as transgender and introduces himself as Viktor in the season’s second episode.The transition is handled delicately and sweetly, and connects to a major plot thread from Season 2 that carries over into the newly released third season on Netflix.
In Season 2, Viktor struck up a relationship with Sissy (Marin Ireland) who was married to another man. That season ended with Viktor having to leave Sissy and her son Harlan in order to travel back to his time period, but the aftereffects of that relationship are still ringing in Season 3.We watch as Viktor goes to look up what happened to Sissy in the time between when he left her and the present day, and learns that she died.
The episode then flashes back to an emotional moment between the two characters.“You have given me the greatest gift of a lifetime,” Sissy told Viktor. “You let me feel alive for the first time.
You let me find hope again. That’s a wonderful thing.”Viktor wipes away tears and begins walking around Hotel Oblivion (a key location in Season 3) when he passes by a barber shop with various old school men’s haircuts on display in the window.