*WARNING: Major spoilers ahead for The Umbrella Academy season 3*

After a frustrating two-year wait, The Umbrella Academy has finally returned to Netflix after the jaw-dropping cliffhanger at the end of season 2 left fans with more than a few questions.

The new instalment sees the Umbrellas facing their biggest foe yet after they returned to 2019 to find they have been replaced by a new group of superpowered beings, the Sparrow Academy.

Death lurks around every corner in season 3 as twists, turns and betrayals mean that no one is safe, including Luther who faces several dangerous challenges throughout the episodes.

But does Luther die in season 3 of The Umbrella Academy or does he manage to survive?

The Umbrella Academy | Season 3 Trailer | Netflix

The Umbrella Academy | Season 3 Trailer | Netflix

What happens to Luther in season 3?

Season 3 of begins with the Umbrellas facing off against the Sparrow Academy who have replaced them as Reginald’s adoptive children following their timeline tampering in season 2.

Despite most of the Sparrows being cold and antagonistic towards the Umbrellas, Sloane takes an immediate liking to Luther, with the two sharing an awkward introduction during the opening fight between the two groups.

When Luther is abducted by the Sparrows later in the season, the pair are able to open up to each other and start to form an unlikely romantic bond.

The confrontation between the Umbrellas and Sparrows ends up being placed on the back burner when a new and much more dangerous threat emerges, the Kugelblitz, a huge and destructive force that threatens to completely engulf the universe.

Knowing that their time is limited, Luther and Sloane decide to do away with tradition and the Umbrella-Sparrow rivalry by agreeing to get married despite having known each other for a matter of days. In episode 8, Wedding at the End of the World, the two tie the knot.


Luther’s ‘death’ in The Umbrella Academy season 3

In an effort to save everyone from the incoming Kugelblitz, Reginald proposes a plan that would see them escape from Hotel Obsidian through a portal hidden within the White Buffalo Suite.

The gang, who have grown suspicious of Reginald across the season, reluctantly agree to the plan as there aren’t any other options left.

But as they prepare to put his plan into action, Reginald secretly stabs Luther and slashes him across the chest, leaving him to bleed out and die.

Reginald escapes blame as Luther’s wounds make the Umbrellas believe that it was the mysterious Samurai Guardian that lurks within the hotel who attacked Luther.


Does Luther actually die?

No, Luther is not killed off permanently in The Umbrella Academy as he returns alive and well by the end of season 3.

That’s because Reginald’s plan results in the universe being reset and prevents the Kugelblitz from destroying everything.

In doing so, a new timeline is created and each member of the Umbrella Academy is reunited in this new universe, including Luther who miraculously returns from the afterlife.

However, the gang quickly begin to realise that not everything is as it should be as they have all lost their respective powers.

Klaus can no longer summon ghosts, Five is unable to teleport and Luther is back to being a regular-sized human after losing his superhuman strength.

This also results in the Umbrellas being separated from the Sparrows, meaning that Luther’s new wife Sloane is nowhere to be seen when they emerge in the new timeline.


Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on June 22nd, 2022.

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