If cerebral mind games are your cup of tea, then Legion is the show for you. Last week, the group traveled through David’s astral plane in efforts to rescue him. This week their journey uncovering Davids true potential continues.
Once again, the conversation about fear finds its relevance in Legion Chapter 5. For so long, the idea that David was sick and has schizophrenia is turned on its head. As we know, he’s not quite ill, however, his powers are a worse diagnosis than his schizophrenia. Moreover, the illness is the parasite known as the Devil with the Yellow Eyes. The Devil exists within David and taken various forms throughout his life. Whether it was David’s imaginary dog King, Worlds Angriest Boy, Benny, or even Lenny, the Devil is always there. The Devil needs more and more control over David.
Continuously, when David decides he’s going to save his sister Amy, his parasite, the Devil, takes control. Strange enough, the Devil brings David & Amy to their childhood home. Be that as it may, David’s world is turned upside down once there. The Devil’s sole purpose bringing them there is unleashing the darkest secret. David is adopted. Learning Amy is not biologically his sister crushes David. Similarly, all of Davids life he has only known Amy to be his sister. Regardless of whether he is biologically related to Amy, it’s a very rough blow. Lastly, Amy’s reasoning for keeping it secret wasn’t with ill intention, only to protect her brother.
Meanwhile in the episode, Melanie is puzzled by David’s ease of escape from the astral plane. Within the astral plane, David creates the “White Room”. It’s sole purpose is a safe place for him and Syd to visit. Moreover, the white Room exists in a realm where Syd’s powers aren’t in effect and she can truly feel, touch and engage in skin to skin contact. Unfortunately, Melanie believes that David will also become dependent on the White Room and turn into Oliver. Melanie knows she needs David to continue sharing his memories and powers so they can bring down Division 3.
Consequently, Syd once again encounters the Devil with the Yellow Eyes. Unlike her last experience, this time there is no escape. As a result of Syd falling into peril, David unleashes a hellish scream. His scream is a scream of pain and concern. Moreover, it’s in that moment his parasite isn’t in control and he’s rebelling against it. Strangely enough, his scream transports them back to the group therapy at Clockworks. Whether David consciously brought them there because it was his safe space, or the Devil had bigger plans, it is a secure place.
Legion airs every Wednesday at 10pm on FX.