Sunday, June 3, 2018

What I’m Watching: Legion

Legion: Season 2, Episode 8 “Chapter 17” (B+)

This show is a real rollercoaster, and part of the way through this episode I was feeling tired of some of its antics only to find it relatively rewarding on a few fronts by episode’s end. The part that most swayed me was when Amy showed up to torment Lenny after her wild night of sex, describing how she would play the same role as Lenny did for David when she was trapped inside his mind. Lenny is a fairly unstable character as it is, and to see someone messing with her mind to try to get her to achieve good is a mesmerizing process. Convincing her that David needs her help was smart since, ultimately, she is loyal to him and wants to be with him. I loved the conversations between Cary and Kerry as they unraveled what David had put into their head for them to follow with the car. Kerry not understanding the concept of feeling blue and claiming that she would get death before it got Cary was so interesting, and Kerry also wasn’t buying Melanie’s claim that Kerry might just be Cary’s fantasy and not exist. Let’s hope they really do have a way to track the car now that Lenny got into it and it disappeared, and that it burning in that infinite desert doesn’t get in the way of that. It’s so hard to tell who’s really on whose side here, with it seeming like Melanie might actually be working with Oliver against Farouk, though that seems unlikely to work since Farouk should be well aware of what Oliver is up to in the mind where he’s currently residing as a parasite. In great news, this show has been renewed for a third season, ensuring plenty more peculiarity to come in the future!

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