Chapter 8
Legion Season 1



Critic Ratings: 19
Critics Consensus

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.

Episode Info

In the season finale, David faces his biggest challenge yet.


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 8

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.

Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

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

A little more care is exactly what this episode, and the show in general, really needed.

Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After weeks of beating around the bush, Legion finally went full superhero show.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Highly entertaining, but not quite as meaty as we'd hoped.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Legion has finished its first season on an even higher note than where it started, and this show started pretty damn high.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an ending that leaves viewers wondering what the hell they just watched. But should we expect any less of "Legion"?

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

"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.

Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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