Chapter 2
Legion Season 1



Critic Ratings: 20
Critics 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.

Episode Info

David reflects on his past with the help of new friends.


Dan Stevens
as David Haller/Legion
Aubrey Plaza
as Lenore "Lenny" Busker
Jean Smart
as Melanie Bird
Rachel Keller
as Sydney "Syd" Barrett
Jeremie Harris
as Ptonomy Wallace
Amber Midthunder
as Kerry Loudermilk
Katie Aselton
as Amy Haller
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Critic Reviews for Chapter 2

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.

Feb 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Avoiding clumsy narrative shifts, the second episode keeps the tension up... it's refreshing to see characters being up front about the situation this early into the story, whereas other shows might keep the mystery wheels turning for months.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What makes Legion's strategy in "Chapter 2" so brilliant is that this is true for all of us. You don't need telepathic powers to find yourself unsettled by your own past, or wondering how new information changes how you perceive yourself.

Feb 22, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

This week, the odd element has begun to feel familiar, as traces of pop culture recognition have begun to seep in.

Feb 22, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While the premiere of FX's Legion impressed with its technical craft by exploring perception, the second episode manages to nearly outdo it by examining memory.

Feb 22, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

I actually kind of like that they stepped back from the more obvious stylization that was present in some of last week's scenes and grounded it a little more.

Feb 19, 2019 | Full Review…

While "Chapter 2" dials back the overall nuttiness of the pilot, it ramps up the mysteries.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Sure, the storytelling is more or less coherent and linear in comparison to the first episode.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

After the often-frenetic pace of last week's premiere, with its flashbacks, dream sequences and literal fireworks, "Legion" slows down in its second episode, if only just a little.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 22, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 22, 2017 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

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.

Feb 22, 2017 | Full Review…

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