Legion (2017–2019)
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Chapter 27 

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David and his father team up to confront the Shadow King. Meanwhile, Sydney, Cary, and Kerry stand their ground at the Xavier residence. Switch learns a truth about herself.
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Episode complete credited cast:
Dan Stevens ... David Haller
Rachel Keller ... Syd Barrett
Aubrey Plaza ... Lenny Busker (credit only)
Bill Irwin ... Cary Loudermilk
Navid Negahban ... Amahl Farouk
Jeremie Harris ... Ptonomy Wallace (credit only)
Amber Midthunder ... Kerry Loudermilk
Lauren Tsai ... Switch
Hamish Linklater ... Clark DeBussy (credit only)
Harry Lloyd ... Charles Xavier
Stephanie Corneliussen ... Gabrielle
Ben Wang ... Xiu
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David and his father team up to confront the Shadow King. Meanwhile, Sydney, Cary, and Kerry stand their ground at the Xavier residence. Switch learns a truth about herself.

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The song "mother" sung by david and Gabrielle in this episode, was originally performed by pink floyd, which was formed by "syd" barrett namesake of our heroine. See more »

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When Switch spits out her teeth, none of them have roots. See more »

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[last lines]
Syd Barrett: Hey.
David Haller: Hey.
[David and Syd look at the former's baby self]
David Haller: Are you not surprised to see me?
Syd Barrett: She told me. Switch. I get to do it all over again. This life.
David Haller: Yeah, and I bet you're gonna turn out extraordinary without me around.
Syd Barrett: Yeah. I am.
David Haller: Sorry.
Syd Barrett: I like you're mom.
[...]
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Mother
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Written by Roger Waters
Performed by Dan Stevens & Stephanie Corneliussen
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Who We Were Does Not Dictate Who We Will Be
14 August 2019 | by matthewjmilesSee all my reviews

This show - nay, this piece of art, which I adore, has sadly come to an end, though an immensely satisfying one, and I think we're all left quite awestruck in its wake. Noah Hawley is a genius and can seemingly do no wrong so far what with three excellent seasons of Fargo and now another three masterpiece seasons of Legion. The great news is that the two will blend casts once more in Fargo's upcoming season by introducing Amber Midthunder (Kerry) and Jeremie Harris (Ptonomy), which Hawley had previously done by including Jean Smart and Rachel Keller in Fargo's second season.

It is clear now that, in accordance with Hawley's creative vision for the story, each season feels like a very separate entity, paralleling a traditional story structure with new settings, characters and a shifting of the dynamic and each character's role in the story in both subsequent seasons. The pace of the action has felt progressively more intense, as the first season took its time to reveal part of the main plot, the second season picking up the pace for this final season to start during the climactic action and to sustain it throughout. It fits nicely with the final theme of the show, time itself, and one of the best aspects of this season - the Time Demons, whose Beatles design and stressful ticking approaches more than matched the horror of the Minotaur from the second season and provided a very unique and very 'Legion-esque' threat besides Farouk... or David, depending on whom you support. That is another amazing thing, the growth of this unreliable narrator in David throughout the course of the story, to the point that every character is in their own moral grey area and you can feasibly agree with either conflicting side, gives such a three-dimensional sense to them that you care what happens all the more. In this manner, the final season produced some great storylines and scenes. I won't be going into spoilers for the finale as there's already a few spoiler-focused reviews on this page, instead I want to just summarize the season as a whole and ask the question: does it achieve a quality conclusion for the story, sending off a suitable final message that stays true to the original premise of the show?

Yes, of course it does. I can understand that some people might have been unhappy with the way the finale played out, but I honestly think it was more poignant that way, and if it had gone the other way then it would more closely resemble a traditional superhero adaptation, which it never really did even despite it's 'X-Men' connections being highlighted before the show debuted. It is an extremely relieving thing to see that a distinct, individual property can still arise when someone who is passionate and carries through their own vision and is crucially ALLOWED to do whatever they see fit. Not all superhero adaptations have to be cookie-cutter films or TV shows that subscribe to the same formula that has been used since the MCU began. Not that I don't love traditional stuff - actually Agents of SHIELD is a great show that just finished a pretty good sixth season with the promise of a fantastic end in the last - but I read a lot of comics and Marvel especially was never just one thing, they blended the lines between a number of genres and literally anything was possible. Hopefully this will start to be echoed more in the films, and with the announcement of Marvel's first horror film and kung-fu flick, maybe we will see it realised.

However, I don't think I will ever like a superhero show as much as I've loved Legion, so thank you to all that played a part in creating it. It will certainly stand as a formidable cult classic for a long time to come.


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