TV Review: Legion S1E7 Chapter 7

legionLegion, based on the Marvel character created by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, dives into the action as David Haller (played by Dan Stevens) tries to find a way out of his predicament.

With just one more episode to go, Legion focuses on David and his friends being stuck in the construction by Lenny who we find out the real deal and comic fans should be squealing with glee.

In my last review I made some guesses as to who the man with the yellow eyes/Lenny really is and who David’s father is (though that’s straight from the comics). This episode confirms the former and seems to confirm the latter.

Dan Stevens stars as David Haller in Legion

While everyone is still stuck in this weird world, David works out for himself what’s going on and explores the history of everything. It’s the clearest explanation of his mutant power, his lineage, and who the parasite mutant is.

As I said, fans of the X-Men comics will be happy with the revelations as things are laid out for new viewers in a very entertaining way. If things didn’t make sense until this episode, it’s pretty clear now exactly what’s going on. We know David’s history, the parasite’s, and how we got from point A to point B.

But, how to deal with it all is cool too. The various dots are brought together and done so in an episode that’s as visually stunning as all of the rest. There’s some amazing moments here, and that’s saying something from a show that’s been one of the visually best on television today.

Legion continues to get better and better with each episode and with each layer added and new reveal that will get comic fans super excited. This is one of the few cases where the long build has really paid off after a lot of episodes. This has been six episodes of hints and twists, and we get the delivery here. An absolutely fantastic series that begs for multiple viewings.

Overall Rating: 9.65

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