Review: Legion S01E06: Chapter 6

Photo Credit: Michelle Faye/FX

“Chapter 6” of Legion takes viewers back to the hospital where the season began. With the episode mostly taking place in the hospital, this episode felt a little slower than the previous ones, but they still make it work. Things aren’t as they’ve seemed up until this point, but those events are still lingering around. While the characters are largely the same, there are some differences. Melanie is not the head of anything, Lenny is a therapist, and David’s sister is a nurse.

This series keeps the audience wondering if we’re in David’s head or if what’s actually happening is real. We’re never given an indication one way or another, which is one aspect that makes this show so entertaining. In this episode, we also see special effects in a different light. None of them involve David and his powers, so they never feel as intense, but they’re still great. Lenny’s dance scene is absolutely bizarre, but well done.

Photo Credit: Michelle Faye/FX

Seeing the characters in therapy allowed the audience to see how similar the characters are in comparison to the previous episodes. Cary and Kerry are still attached, but not in the same way. David, however, feels drastically different in this episode. He’s in control and is not using his powers. He and Syd are still together, but it doesn’t feel quite like the same relationship. The dive suit that Oliver was seen in makes a few appearances this episode, but we never get the confirmation that it’s him in it.

The way this show intertwines the current state of the characters at the hospital and the previous events that we aren’t certain even happened at this point works well. There are key moments where the previous events come into play and it feels like the characters are starting to put two and two together that things aren’t what they seem. It’s giving the show yet another interesting twist to it.

There’s still plenty to wonder about and only two episodes left in this season. The show is already renewed for a second season, but so much can be done in two episodes of this show. Legion is one of the best shows on TV right now and waiting week to week to see what happens is quite an impatient task to ask of the fans. “Chapter 6” might be a slower episode with not as much action, but it feels like it will be crucial to whatever comes next, especially with Lenny saying she and David could rival God with their powers.