Before we get too far into the review, I must say that I look forward to the dialogue our friendly neighborhood narrator (Jon Hamm) adds to the show. It’s almost like a breath of fresh air within the chaos, causing the viewer to pause and recollect themselves before careening back into the insanity.
Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) has entered the building, and we thought things were bizarre before. Now that she is there in the flesh, it causes some inner demons to resurface for David (Dan Stevens). There is no hiding from this monster, if that is what she actually is. She is just as much a victim as any other who has crossed the path of Farouk.
Farouk (Navid Negahban) has found and important “body” in the desert, with the aid of Oliver (Jemaine Clement). The end of the world is coming, and time is running out. It seems to be the same old story, but this one has some unexpected twists and turns. The essence of past, present and future are melding together and it is becoming harder to grasp onto a sense of reality.
Ptonomy (Jeremie Harris) is becoming unhinged and it all comes to a head when he comes face to face with Lenny, who seems to be an anomaly that he just can’t figure out. Something is holding him back from the truth, its sinister and has an unnatural hold on him. There is a predator lurking in the shadows, and it all points back to Farouk.
Just when you think you have the show figured out, another curve ball is thrown. The mysterious return of Lenny has everyone on edge, but it’s David who makes the unfortunate connection. Farouk has made things personal and there is no going back and staying idle in the shadows. There is a huge and rather shocking revelation, but I wish not to spoil it for all who are reading this, it’s one of those moments one must connect to themselves.
The idea of life and death is obscene, irrelevant, but perhaps that is what will save them in the end. These series of events will make each character turn a significant corner. This is war.
I am blown away with each and every episode that comes our way. The creators know how to tell a compelling story that keeps the viewer engaged. I can’t wait to see what David will do next, now that he knows.
The next episode of Legion airs Tuesday, May 8 on FX at 10/9c.