Legion (S02E02) "Chapter 10"

It doesn’t take long for this episode to bring the viewer to the brink of insanity. They are well versed in the world of oddities and wonders, which makes each episode a piece of organized chaos. Don’t you dare look away from the screen for even a moment, blink and you can miss a lot. This show demands attention, and it is sure getting it.

Eclipsing the line between reality and the surreal landscapes of the mind, you never know quite what to expect at any given moment. David (Dan Stevens) has decided to trust in ‘future’ Syd’s (Rachel Keller) plan to reunite Farouk (Navid Negahban) with his body. In their desperate attempts to find Oliver, highly convenient distractions get in their way. Division 3 is exposed and Farouk knows it.

Unfortunate for Cary (Bill Irwin) and Kerry (Amber Midthunder), they come face to face with Oliver (Jemaine Clement), whose power seems to have increased an immeasurable amount. Causing a misfiring between the two connected souls, not only can they not resume their original roles, the disconnect could be their undoing. The calvary arrives moments too late and the damage has been done.

Mistrust hangs over David’s head and important parties are concerned where his loyalties lay. They are watching him, and the Vermillion will stop at nothing to make sure he stays in line and in good standings. Although we are all aware that David has other plans, there is no way he is going to allow them to hold power over him. His decision is a sound one, especially when he breaks through time and space to speak to future Syd.

Farouk may not be the end all as they once thought, there are certain events in the future that have led to a world meltdown. This is End of Days, and there is only one person strong enough to give those who remain a fighting chance. Even though it may go against everything they fought for, Faruk needs to be reunited with his body, the world depends on him.

The links between within the real and now are getting blurred more frequently. David is able to finally come “face-to-face” with the real Farouk, who makes him think on a grander scale. It becomes more apparent that they both need each other. The tables are slowly turning, but something still doesn’t seem quite right. It’s there on the cusp of the mind, I am sure the further we get in this season, the more things will be revealed.

No more secrets, no more deaths, no more hardships. Well, the last one is just a pipe dream, there is always going to be some sort of conflict. They are mutants after all, and nothing can ever be easy. It’s an endearing moment when David opens up to Syd about her future self. Together they will be an unstoppable force, all they need to find is a Monk who holds the key to where Farouk’s body is.

The things we need the almost always seem to be hiding in plain sight.

Normality will never be in the cards for any of these characters, no matter how much Melanie (Jean Smart) begs for them to disappear to go and enjoy the rest of their lives. It isn’t that easy, especially when the world is in danger. They don’t get the luxury of living a simple life. But who want’s that anyway? Simple is boring, and they are anything but.

The next episode of Legion will air, Tuesday April 17th on AMC at 10/9c. 

Photo: Screen capture taken by author of review.