Legion (2017–2019)
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Chapter 2 

With Ptonomy's help, David goes back in time to find a meaning in his memories. As he remembers his sister needs him, he tries to leave but Syd convinces him he's the key to everything.

Director:

Michael Uppendahl

Writers:

Noah Hawley, Noah Hawley (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Stevens ... David Haller
Rachel Keller ... Syd Barrett
Aubrey Plaza ... Lenny Busker
Bill Irwin ... Cary Loudermilk
Jeremie Harris ... Ptonomy Wallace
Amber Midthunder ... Kerry Loudermilk
Katie Aselton ... Amy Haller
Jean Smart ... Dr. Melanie Bird
Scott Lawrence ... Dr. Poole
Mackenzie Gray ... The Eye
Eddie Jemison ... The Greek
Camille Mitchell ... Dr. Bates
Quinton Boisclair Quinton Boisclair ... Devil with the Yellow Eyes
Ellie Araiza ... Philly
Daniel Kai Lin ... Asian Teenager (as Daniel Kailin)
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With Ptonomy's help, David goes back in time to find a meaning in his memories. As he remembers his sister needs him, he tries to leave but Syd convinces him he's the key to everything.

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Goofs

In the scenes in the therapist's office the reel-to-reel tape recorder is running backwards. The tape is traveling from right to left, from the take up reel to the feed reel. See more »

Quotes

David Haller: We're having a romance of the mind.
Syd Barrett: I like that.
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Road to Nowhere
(uncredited)
Written by David Byrne
Performed by Rachel Keller
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Summerland
16 February 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I think the one thing we can count on with Noah Hawley at the center of the show is strange, unique, but effective imagery. Legion's second chapter added to what was already an intriguing premise with an introduction to a device that enables David to access his past through memories, with the help of Ptonomy.

I'm still a little bit confused about the timeline and when exactly this is taking place. But I think it's also important to remember just how well Westworld did with multiple timelines and several interwoven narratives. Legion is a bit more focused, and this episode definitely helped solidify that feeling. The thing that's most compelling to me is why exactly Melanie (Jean Smart) wants David, and specifically why she needs to uncover secrets about his past. Ptonomy mentioned he was going to "help them win the war", but we all know that usually there's more behind that type of reasoning than initially is let on. For now, we can continue to enjoy those ventures into David's memories.

I can't stress enough how weirdly appealing the visuals are in this show. Much like Westworld, I'm not entirely sure I understand what I'm watching yet, but I'm definitely on board for trippy visuals once a week. At the very least, Legion is the most unique comic- book show out there, so I'll give it credit for that and keeping my interest thus far.

The plot thickened this week as David's sister has apparently been kidnapped by a man known as "the eye", or more simply, the people who were originally holding David captive. Again, because of the rules this show has put into place, how much stock can we even put into the fact that she's kidnapped? Could this all be in David's head anyway? I guess what I mean is, I want this show to have an end game and something these characters are striving toward. I don't necessarily want every scene to merely a flashback or "in" David's mind. Being cerebral is just fine, but make sure the narrative has something going for it as well. This episode moved at a better place than last week, but it's still very hard to trust an unreliable lead character like David.

+Imagery

+Memory device

+Faster paced

-Where is this all going?

8.0/10


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