**Warning – Spoilers ahead for The Umbrella Academy**
Prior to the scheduled return of The Umbrella Academyfans will be all too aware that Justin H. Min is returning as Ben Hargreeves, despite the prior events of Season 2.
We recap how Ben died twice in season 2, explain how he fits into the story of season 3, and provide an episode guide for the upcoming season.
Created and developed by Steve Blackman and Jeremy Slater for Netflix and based on the comic book series of the same name by Gerard Way, Gabriel Bá and Dark Horse Comics, The Umbrella Academy stars Elliot Page, Aidan Gallagher, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Tom Hopper and more in a time-traveling superhero series about a dysfunctional family, which has the mystery of their dead father and a apocalypse to deal with.
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How did Ben die?
For most sources and Season 1 of the adaptation, Ben Hargreeves’ death was a mystery for viewers to solve.
During season 2, it is revealed through flashbacks that Ben (number 6) perished in one of the family’s first missions as an academy, and they are still torn about not being able to save him.
“Despite years of training and weeks of preparation, you allowed Number Six to die on this mission,” the band’s father, Reginald Hargreeves, said at Ben’s funeral.
Season 2 also offered a look at the ghost of Ben, when he showed up to save his brother Viktor. This encounter drained Ben’s energy as a ghost, causing him to disappear in the end – serving the character two dead, sort of.
Ben Hargreeves returns for season 3
Like magic, Justin H. Min is back to play Ben Hargreeves again for season 3 of the series, albeit a different version of the character.
After returning to the present day in Season 2, the family is shocked to find another family – the Sparrow Academy – living in their home, including Ben Hargreeves.
Speaking to EW, Justin H. Min explained how he feels his time on The Umbrella Academy was over after Season 2 and handed out thank you cards to the crew:
“It was a very emotional day for me because I thought it was my last day on set. I was in a complete fog. I remember going to my hair and makeup artists and saying, “Thank you so much for being with me on this journey”. I gave them thank you cards!
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The Umbrella Academy season 3 episode count
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 will consist of 10 episodes, in line with its previous two seasons, and each installment will last between 40 and 60 minutes.
All 10 episodes of Season 3 are scheduled to release at the same time on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
Below we’ve included a list of episode titles to help you navigate your binge-watch:
- Episode 1: Meet the family
- Episode 2: The largest ball of string in the world
- Episode 3: Pocket full of lightning
- Episode 4: Kugelblitz
- Episode 5: Softest fit
- Episode 6: Worry
- Episode 7: Auf Wiedersehen
- Episode 8: Wedding at the end of the world
- Episode 9: six bells
- Episode 10: Oversight
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Season 3 of Umbrella Academy arrives June 22, 2022 on Netflix.
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