‘Legion’ Recap and Review: “Chapter 14”
We’re playing catch up here at MFST! Here’s a recap for Legion season 2, episode 6 “Chapter 14” Without wasting any time the story jumped right into a strange situation, a ton of different Davids.
The episode featured different versions of David from a homeless man to a wealthy looking man an old man who needed help taking care of himself. Another version of David worked in a corporate setting as a coffee boy. Overhearing the thoughts of the businessmen in a meeting, he stopped his boss from signing a contract that would have tied their company into a legal mess.
The episode heavily featured David’s sister, Amy, in different moments with different Davids. There are no smooth transitions between each David and there are even moments that seemed to exist in the original timeline, like David and his sister discussing his mental illness. In those scenes, David wore the familiar black and white striped shirt.
One moment that stood out featured the homeless David. While being attacked by a group of men, his body released an energy blast that killed them all. When the police came after him, he held them off until Kerry arrived and sliced him in half. Billionaire David believed himself to be God’s chosen one and the great uniter. This version of David lived in the same timeline/universe as the David who was a coffee boy. Later in life, his boss was his assistant and Amy came to him asking for a new house.
Things started to go array as one David tried to hang himself, another was killed by police after lashing out after not taking his medication and seeing the Shadow King out in the city. In one of the last scenes of the episode, David and Amy said their goodbyes before David went to the psychiatric hospital.
After he went inside, we saw a montage of David meeting Sydney, breaking out of the hospital, encountering Clark and division three, and pretty much everything that’s happened to get us to this point in season two. As we watched Amy become Lenny again, there were snippets of Farouk saying that you’re in charge of what’s real and what’s not.
The episode ended the same way “Chapter 13” did; David crying in Lenny’s arms.
Review of last week’s Legion
“Chapter 13” was trippy and interesting. I can’t help but imagine what it was like for Dan Stevens to film so many different versions of David between the makeup and unique portrayals. He did an amazing job with every portrayal. There was a moment of disappointment when the episode ended the same way as the previous episode because I’m not sure what the point of it all was beside showing off the series strong execution of trippy storylines.
I’m giving this episode of the series a 9 out of 10. Entertaining and cool, but not quite sure what it does for the narrative.
Legion airs Tuesdays at 10 PM EST on FX.
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