Legion 2×10, Season 2, Episode 10, “Chapter 18,” Aired June 5, 2018
This is it people, we are nearing the end of season 2 of Legion, and whoa was this week bonkers. OK, to be fair, all the weeks are crazy, but this one felt particularly wild given that this was the second to last episode of the season. There was a lot going on in this episode and a lot of questions about what is going to happen when it all reaches its conclusion next week, so let’s get right to it.
#1 Skeletons in the closet. What in the world was going on in that opening scene of the episode? You had David, surrounded by a bunch of skeletons, with Lenny on the floor, and looking into a crystal ball. Was this a vision of the future and what could happen when David inevitably goes off the edge? Seems likely. Also, I literally yelled in excitement when they used his comic hair – an amazing throwback to the comics.
#2 Not quite Wonderland. Everything happening in desert was pretty crazy. First, you had a giant hole in the desert, with a pink drain plug pulled from it. Next, it was being surrounded by some weird guys with safes on their heads. Lastly, the guys are coming out of the hole to fight and protect the Shadow King’s body below. Oh, and did I mention that Syd was pulled into it by a white rabbit on a fishhook? Yeah, it was completely wild. Was it all just an elaborate plan by Farouk to protect his body while he got ready? Can’t say the guy doesn’t have some flair.
#3 The Minotaur. We finally got a little bit of information on this Minotaur we have seen throughout the season. He fully powered up, lost the wheels, and went on a killing spree. We don’t really know why he was protecting the body or working with Farouk, but he clearing was. What was interesting is that it shows how long Melanie has been under his control. All those times we saw the Minotaur associated with her, it was showing us that Farouk had control of her mind. Very clever of the show to drop those hints in.
#4 His body is back. What we have been building to all season has finally happened, Farouk got his body back. I think we all know that he plans to do some terrible things now that he is back, but the real question is just how powerful is he? We have never really seen him using his own power before, but as a parasite in other’s bodies. What is the scope of his power? Because I’m guessing it is going to be bad-ass powerful obviously.
Here is the interesting thing about this season, they added an episode during the season. What is the plan for this final episode? In some ways, this week felt like a season finale, with the status of most of the characters undetermined and a monster on the loose. So where do they go from here? Will they actually finish off the Shadow King and move on from the arc completely? How over the edge will David go? Will we get a Patrick Stewart sighting?
My prediction is that the David does kill Farouk and goes full on dark side, just as the future told. We have had 2 full seasons with Farouk as the villain and I think it is time to move on. Season 3 being a story of the team attempting to bring Legion: the World Killer down would be a very compelling story.
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Legion airs on FX, Tuesdays at 10/9c.