Chapter 5
Legion Season 1



Critic Ratings: 16
Critics Consensus

The terrifying "Chapter 5" sends Legion spinning upside down while thrillingly weaving threads of horror into the show's comics-inspired canvas.

Episode Info

A new threat surfaces.


Dan Stevens (IV)
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 5

After what I- and apparently not that many other people- would consider a rocky start, Legion has figured out a great dynamic between a group of characters.

Mar 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Syd is still the best-written character on the show...

Feb 19, 2019 | Full Review…

It cannot be overstated how good Plaza is here, using her laid-back, sarcastic charm to infuse every Lenny moment with a mocking humor.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

There is no special effect, camera or editing trick as effective as Aubrey Plaza's face, which is utterly terrifying this episode.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

It's still playing its cards close to its chest, but Legion is finally starting to give us hints at what kind of a hand it's got.

Mar 9, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Great work from the cast again, and some beautifully designed shots, particularly the wobbly angles and dreamlike camerawork in the assault on Division 3.

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

It's not just superheroes and horror that coexist on the show and among David's multiple personalities: The good show and the shaky one share a head space as well - ours.

Mar 9, 2017 | Full Review…

I loved this episode! The story is barreling forward, and the plot is much easier to follow. I can't wait to see how they escape Clockworks, and if the contraption Loudermilk came up with can help David regain control.

Mar 9, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Great. Terrifying. More, please.

Mar 9, 2017 | Full Review…

We were ready, we thought - but this Legion episode just totally turned our entire world upside-down.

Mar 9, 2017 | Full Review…

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