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 "Chapter 2" dials back the overall nuttiness of the pilot, it ramps up the mysteries.
Sure, the storytelling is more or less coherent and linear in comparison to the first episode.
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.
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