Thursday, July 25, 2019

Legion - Chapter 24

As Legion moves one-step closer to its series finale the show dispenses with several supporting characters. Once again, several members of David's (Dan Stevens) flower child army are used as canon fodder but the episode is also notable for several other deaths including Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) and Clark (Hamish Linklater). The former, distraught over recent events, takes her own life while Clark becomes one of many casualties when David attacks Division 3's air ship in search of Switch (Lauren Tsai). During the attack Syd (Rachel Keller) also manages to use her powers and take control of David's body, although she's unprepared for the numerous other split personalities still walking around his head as the show's title is uttered by the left-over shards of David's conciousness.

David takes quite a bit in stride over the course of the episode including his ex violating him, permantly wiping a man's longterm memory, blinking others out of existence (and using his followers as distractions when he could just as easily dealt with those threats in the same manner), and the loss of his closest friend. Along with the many bodies (or bloody smears) David leaves in his wake, the episode also offers more cat-and-mouse between David and Farouk (Navid Negahban) who lures David to the air ship against the wishes of Division 3. The episode ends with David and Switch reunited, more of his former friends turned adversaries dead (although really, shouldn't they all be by the end of this episode?), and David with a new plan on how to fix his timeline and save the world.

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