Sunday, August 11, 2019

What I’m Watching: Legion (Penultimate Episode)

Legion: Season 3, Episode 7 “Chapter 26” (B)

This episode had its share of moments, though I didn’t find it to be terribly effective as a second-to-last installment that’s meant to nearly wrap up an entire series. I’m still hung up on the different nature of Amahl Farouk the gracious host and entertainer and the Shadow King who haunted David’s nightmares and life for years, and seeing him in the flash eagerly welcoming Charles in felt much more like the former than the latter. He did manage to come face-to-face with his future self, somehow freed from the time between time, but he was caught off-guard when David walked in posing as a soldier friend of Charles. Having his father eat knowledge was a clever and quick way for David to transmit the necessary information about who he was and why he was there to the man he wants to be his ally so that they can together defeat Farouk and then somehow restart and reset time. It seems unlikely that they would succeed, especially with Farouk having some assistance from his future reformed self, though it’s possible that he’ll realize that the only way to defeat David is to allow history to proceed as it already has. Syd made an important decision to stay with Gabrielle and leave baby David alone, while Kerry was more than ready to end things right there so that they could prevent everything that happened from transpiring. I honestly have no idea what to expect from the series finale; I just hope it serves as a fitting conclusion to this eternally mesmerizing ride.

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