The high profile superhero television series ended last season with a bad score for both the characters and the viewers. The premiere of the third season of Legion last night – the last season – was a kind of recalibration of the first season, in which David deals with various mental health problems and everything else in the world is hellishly weird. It's a solid start … I just do not know if that's enough.
The problem, of course, is David Haller's (Dan Stevens) abominable sexual attack by Syd (Rachel Keller) in the season two finale. It remains to be seen how – and to what extent – Legion will deal with this plot and whether it explores it honestly and with its victim as well as with its main protagonist. I'm not particularly optimistic about that, but it's certainly plausible that a showrunner of Noah Hawley's caliber knows what he's doing here.
The two premieres of the previous season were filled with a wide variety of nonsense bordering on gibberish, some of which have deeper meanings and ties to the overarching story being told. Careful viewing and patience will be rewarded. So it's a shitty thing to make real decisions about what's really important in the end, based on 45 minutes of screen time.
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Earlier it helped that David was such a charismatic personality who drew us to him and with him through craziness until it began to pay off. Now that he is much less sympathetic – and we must not forget that he is technically still destined to destroy the world – it is more of a drag than before to overcome that deliberate craze. Nor does it really help that, when we finally find David, he will be responsible for a cult of virgins and provide some kind of blue drug juice to make them all happy. There are about a hundred explanations of what David is actually doing here, and after his heel twist last season, it definitely feels disgusting. I doubt that he should actually be something reprehensible, as the situation implies, but it is a bad call to start him there.
Honestly, the only reason I'm optimistic here is the new character Jia-Yi, who seems confused by what she sees, and not disgusted. More importantly, I was mainly concerned with David because Jia-Yi took care of him. Jia-Yi is a wonderful addition to the cast, played by Lauren Tsai. She is a newcomer who gives the whole show the feeling of a "new beginning" as she slowly meets the characters and learns the narrative.
She is also a time traveler who lures David with very legionary instructions ("Follow the yellow bus, do not dare the mustache.") Because he wants a time traveler to fix things Not his faults the past with Syd, but with Amahl Farouk (somehow crawling in David's head as a baby) and Charles Xavier (who is eventually played by Harry Lloyd, aka Game of Thrones) & # 39; Viserys), David's father, who fought and defeated Farouk but somehow did not protect his son. That's the source of his problems, he argues, seemingly trying to put this "discomfort" with Syd under the proverbial rug. Then a Division 3 assault team led by Farouk and Syd shoots everyone on its grounds and Syd shoots David himself.
But … time travel.
Jia-Yi creates a door to enter the time-stream, which looks like a sweeping hallway, very much in vogue for Legion . As a narrator explains the time travel rules – do not come back too soon, do not go back too far, do not go back too often at the same time, or you wake the demon – Jia-Yi just calling you, Switch (no , not these), travels back about an hour to warn David of the attack after being named so by the blissful Cisco Ramon of the Commune. It takes some convincing, but as soon as the attack starts, he is ready … until someone cuts off his arm with a Samurai sword and Syd shoots him in the chest again and kills him. So Switch jumps to another stream, into … a nice garden where Farouk is waiting for you.
It's usually a trick -know-you chat and Switch escapes, whereupon Farouk tells others in Division 3 that David is now a time traveler and harder to catch. Yes, Farouk is now a full member of the team, along with Sid, Cary (Bill Irwin) and Kerry (Amber Midthunder), Barry (Hamish Linklater) and a robot built by Cary that looks just like the late Ptonomy ( Jeremie Harris), who is still mainframe, the computer that forms the heart of Division 3. Yes, it seems like a very bad idea to keep Farouk in the team, but then again, he's the only one who can stand up to chance against David's forces. Also, at the end of the last seasons, Farouk has had all of them zap with a bit of thought control, which is likely to continue. He's a pretty bad guy.
And yet so gracious! After his run-in with Switch, there are still two hours until the attack and he asks Syd not to participate in the mission. Syd explains that she is no longer in love with David and that this is just a job. But Farouk explains, "Revenge is not a job." He also says, "Love must be transformed into another emotion," which I really love – just as matter can not be destroyed, but is only changed in its form. Syd's passion has turned into a deep desire to see David dead, but Farouk does not change her mind about the mission. She's with the team when they land – at which point David teleports his entire community, his home, and everything. Switch came to him in time. The end!
There are enough good things to look forward to seeing them play during the season, and they are mostly related to Jai-Yi. How did she develop her time travel skills? Why did her dad only visit her remotely? Why does her father have so many robots and why does Jia-Yi hate her so much? (Jia-Yi tells Farouk she's helping David and not him because David is a man and he's a robot is weird, but definitely interesting, so I expect much more robotics going on in the future, as well as robots -Ptonomy!)
But there are a few others: What happened to Scottish David hanging out in the back room of Cult Leader David? What about the "first" tattoo on Syd's wrist? And what are the plans for the Blue Drug Juice? Dude did a lot . I'm definitely intrigued, but I'd be lying if I said I'm not nervous. I can easily see that this show takes another bad turn, and then a few more. But I hope not, and I think there is reason for hope. Hawley told the Hollywood Reporter about the third season:
We met David [Dan Stevens]who was at his lowest point and tried to kill himself, then met Syd [Rachel Keller] and he is compensated. He has his medication. He gets out and for a while everything is going great and he thinks I might not need these meds. He releases the medication and spirals and is where we find him now, "Hawley said," the question now is whether he can return to a good place or is he gone forever? "
That's one Good story, and part of the recovery is to accept that you've hurt the ones you love and how you must do your best to pay for that injury, according to your needs, not yours Very good story, and I hope it is the last season of Legion which is about to be told.
- Lenny, the Breakfast Queen, Froster of Flakes, First name.
- Switch is indeed a Marvel comic mutant, he's a guy who gets angry about Switch getting a sex change for the character's TV debut, which bothers me a lot, he also has other powers as this version.
- Cary has collars which hide the thoughts of the people from David, which is why they were able to make a stalking attack. I can imagine that they will wear these forever every minute of every day. I would certainly do it.
- I know, Legion was never afraid to be stupid, but I laughed every time the team for tactical attacks pulled a huge hook to seize this guy. Each. Single. Time.
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