Critic Consensus: Shifting in tone from the visually arresting and uninhibited premiere, "Chapter 2" slows things down a bit by establishing pieces of David's story and the rules of his universe.
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This week, the odd element has begun to feel familiar, as traces of pop culture recognition have begun to seep in.
It has a subtly detailed and referential pop-art aesthetic. Which is what makes the moments where it falters, including every time Stevens talks or looks at something, all the more embarrassing and confounding.
While this second episode was certainly a more focused story, we still got plenty of disturbing and jumbled peaks into David's past, which I suspect will serve as the backbone for the show's best moments.
The tone of this one is much different than the wild, visually stunning Legion Season 1 Episode 1 premiere, but it's just as trippy in it's own way.
Overall, though, "Chapter 2" felt more necessary than inspired, moving forward the story - including David's sister Amy being taken captive by the Eye and his goons - and establishing various rules so that we'll better understand when they get broken.
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