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Legion's season finale nudges the series closer to asserting its comic roots, forgoing some of its more convention-flouting tendencies in favor of deeper storytelling -- and arranging the canvas nicely for its sophomore season.
The bad news is that this true self does feature a great deal of mugging from David, who sucks. The good news is everything else.
Throwing in the sort of eclectic pop culture references we've come to expect from this show (John Lennon? "Boom goes the dynamite"?) Legion finished off the first season in fine style.
A little more care is exactly what this episode, and the show in general, really needed.
I was rarely bored watching this season, and tonight's finale is one of the strongest episodes yet, offering salvation for David Haller but delivering doom to the rest of the planet.
After weeks of beating around the bush, Legion finally went full superhero show.
Highly entertaining, but not quite as meaty as we'd hoped.
Legion has finished its first season on an even higher note than where it started, and this show started pretty damn high.
It's an ending that leaves viewers wondering what the hell they just watched. But should we expect any less of "Legion"?
"Chapter 8" isn't bad so much as it is... fine. But when your show at its best is so creative and surprising and audacious... a perfectly normal, competent ending to the story can't help being a disappointment.
Fans don't need to be spoon-fed everything, and Legion's existence outside the well-known world of the X-Men films is what has allowed it to thrive both creatively and narratively.
Well, that was certainly one heck of a ride! And I hope you all stayed after the credits like good superhero movie-loving nerds, because if you didn't, you missed something big.
Though the final showdown may have left a little to be desired, the rest of the episode featured all of the elements that made this season such a joy to watch and set up the series nicely for its return.