Legion: Season 1/ Episode 8 “Chapter 8” [Season Finale] – Overview/ Review (with Spoilers)

Legion, in a similar way to Mr. Robot, you don’t want to say sets a new standard for then it means everyone would copy it. Instead, all you can do is praise the fact Marvel decided to break the formula and put a little special attention and care into this project. Thus leading to the…


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Legion, in a similar way to Mr. Robot, you don’t want to say sets a new standard for then it means everyone would copy it. Instead, all you can do is praise the fact Marvel decided to break the formula and put a little special attention and care into this project. Thus leading to the belief that their dominance in media can’t stop, won’t stop, and outside of Howard the Duck and Iron Fist (so I hear), they don’t even know what it means to fail.

David – What? You Thought Was the Final Battle?

Strapped down to a chair, as Cary works his magic, it is believed that maybe they can draw out and isolate Farouk, aka Lenny, and perhaps end this ordeal. Thing is, Farouk isn’t a tumor, as Syd tries to make it seem, but a parasite. Meaning, it’s DNA is entangled with David’s and, in its own words, it isn’t leaving unless it wants to. So, as Cary tries to draw it out, erase its influence from David’s mind, it puts a venus flytrap-like grip on David and begins to kill him.

Leading to, long story short, Syd trying to save him with a kiss and then, from Syd, it jumping from host to host until it reaches Oliver. Someone who will be its new host for awhile and sadly it chooses Oliver just as he begins to remember who Melanie is.

Commentary

Can I just begin by asking a few questions? First, why is it that Cary’s lab equipment looks like something out of Fallout? Second, how in the world does said lab equipment restrict perhaps one of the most powerful mutants introduced? Then third, considering Clark said Division Three has international funding, how come their low-level soldiers don’t have better weapons? Weapons made to handle and kill people on David’s level?

Those questions aside, I’m glad they didn’t kill Lenny, meaning Plaza. For, seriously, Plaza/Lenny has become the Joker to David’s broke Batman. Which I’ve said countless times so I won’t repeat myself, but let me say, their final battle was kind of lackluster. If only because the whole body jumping thing was corny. Though what perhaps was worse than Farouk avoiding a real battle was Ptonomy in this episode.

Now, I’ve thus far enjoyed Ptonomy, even though I feel like we have barely spent any quality time with him. However, there was something about him walking into a room with a machine gun, one pointed at Kerry, and him going wild, that doesn’t sit right with me. Granted, Farouk took her body but, it isn’t like Ptonomy has the type of powers or equipment which would have protected him from being possessed. So, by bringing out a machine gun, he could have set everyone up for a quick massacre. Which, considering how he was struggling to fight off Farouk and bullets were flying everywhere, the idiot could have accidently handled Farouk’s light work.

David & Clark – From Enemies to Friends

As you surely can imagine, someone burning 40% of your body and making you look like Two-Face is going to be an eternal enemy. Never mind David and Dr. Bird’s group also put Clark out of work for six weeks. However, as much as he would like to commit mutant genocide, with Farouk being out there, and him seeing the full extent of his powers, that can’t happen immediately. If only because there is a need to establish a “The Enemy of my enemy, is my friend” technique.

Commentary

During the time period Clark was captured and interrogated, there was a lot of name-dropping. There was the Peacemaker, Equinox, and I believe the name of a group that Division Three controlled. I do hope we get to see who comprises these groups and, if I may say so, that they have cooler powers than the people in Dr. Bird’s group.

That thought aside, it is going to be an interesting season 2. If only because season 1 was so trippy between the way scenes were shot, the music and the show’s method of storytelling never allowing you to get comfortable. For while you can understand how we got from episode 1 to here, I would find it difficult to explain to someone who never watched this the process to getting here. You could note the locations and who is who, but to explain the weirdness of episode 1’s dance scene or Lenny dancing to “Feeling Good,” bringing up the therapy sessions where the villain leads you to believe maybe everyone was just crazy and you were in a dream, that’s hard. A lot of this show has the type of moments where you have to see it to believe it.

Thus leaving you to wonder how will things be handled in the sophomore season? Will there be more action or the same amount we’ve seen thus far? Will we meet new characters with extraordinary powers or will they keep the cast rather tight and not go that route? Overall, 8 episodes do not seem enough and while less is sometimes more, considering we’ll have to likely wait until 2018 for season 2, this is some BS.


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