Friday, April 20, 2018

Legion - Chapter 11

Waking up from another encounter with the Shadow King (Navid Negahban), David (Dan Stevens) discovers nearly everyone in Division 3 has been infected by the teeth-chattering disease. A dip into Ptonomy's (Jeremie Harris) mind reveals each person is trapped within a maze of their own making. For Ptonomy that reality is a garden without future or past. For Melanie (Jean Smart) it's a text-based game. For Syd (Rachel Keller) that means being trapped in a loop of her own life (apparently, more on that next week). Oh, there's also a cow randomly appearing around Division 3 for some reason.

After introducing the idea of an idea as a contagion spreading like an idea last week, "Chapter 11" furthers the concept by playing with the idea of a disease causing manifestations of the disease itself. It's also hard not to notice that the Shadow King's casket, the one from which he's trying to escape, looks very much like the cracked egg in narration of both these two episodes. We're given flashbacks to the monks hiding the body of the Shadow King deep within the monastery, some insight into the cause of the chattering-teeth disorder, and David confronting the monk (Nathan Hurd) loose in Division 3. The encounter doesn't exactly go as planned leaving him no closer to finding the tomb.

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