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Legion Finale Cliffhanger Has Fans Demanding Season 2 Already

FX's X-Men head trip wrapped with a major hint at what next season might have in store.

by | March 29, 2017 | Comments

The cast of Legion (Michelle Faye/FX)

The gang was all here for the season 1 finale episode of LegionThe series, which stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, and Jean Smart, wrapped its mind-blowing debut season with an episode that left many fans wanting more — in a good way.

 

 

But that just means everyone loved it, right? “Chapter 8” brought with it satisfying answers to a few burning questions, pulse-pounding action sequences, and a cliffhanger that has us chomping at the bit for the already-ordered season 2.

Did you tune in? Catch some of the best fan reactions below.

 

SPOILERS AHEAD: STOP HERE IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN SEASON 1, EPISODE 8 OF LEGION


The Interrogator: Good Guy?

Hamish Linklater in Legion (Michelle Faye/FX)

Believe it or not, Legion mastermind Noah Hawley managed to warm us a little bit to the Interrogator. Played by Hamish Linklater, the mysterious man started as the season’s villain before it became clear that there were more pressing dangers afoot (see: the Shadow King). But after seeing him with his partner and adopted son in the hospital, some audience members started feeling bad for him — until he proclaimed war on David, that is.

But some still just saw him as the villain.

Too bad it looked like he and David were going to have to join forces by episode’s end.


Feeling Sorry for David

With the Shadow King under control (for now), David was beginning to realize the magnitude of his powers. “I’m so sick of myself,” he told Syd. “This only works if it’s not about me.”

Of course, Syd was in love with David and couldn’t let him think that he came second to anyone else. Back in the astral plane, she had a run-in with the Shadow King as Lenny, who was slowly learning how to override his system. (Was that soup metaphor not the perfect descriptor of just how deep she’s ingrained within him?) Syd learned that the only way the Shadow King can leave David without killing him is to enter another vessel—another person. Could it be her?


Praise Aubrey Plaza

Fans took a moment to revel in Plaza’s fantastic performance throughout the season.


Vanquishing the Shadow King

Dan Stevens in Legion (Michelle Faye/FX)

No one else but Syd knew that David risked dying if they separated him as host to the Shadow King, so Cary and Oliver hooked him up to a cerebral machine and prepped David for removal…only to learn that the Shadow King had created roots within David to dangerous effect.


Syd to the Rescue?

Watching David slowly die while strapped to a medical exam table was not on Syd’s agenda. Instead, she went into the room and gave him a kiss, effectively absorbing the Shadow King into herself.

Kerry stepped out from monitoring the Interrogator to see what all the hubbub was about. What she found was a yellow-eyed Syd ready to attack. With one touch, the monster transferred from Syd (who promptly passed out) over to Kerry, who then rendered the rest of her team unconscious.

Next thing we knew, David was back up and running and clear-headed, ready to take Kerry (and the Shadow King) head on.


The Shadow King’s Final Move

Upon their collision, Kerry and David were both thrown back and knocked each other out. The Shadow King, meanwhile, found the one conscious body in the place: Oliver. Perhaps most heartbreaking is that Oliver had just remembered who Melanie was before losing himself to the yellow-eyed demon. He walked out the door, got into his car, and, upon Lenny’s insistence, set his sights on somewhere warm, leaving the rest of the team in their dust.


To Be Continued

Some were optimistic for the pairing of Plaza and actor Jemaine Clement as next season’s villainous duo. Can you say mixed feelings?


It’s Not Over ’Til It’s Over

Oliver and the Shadow King driving off while David, Syd, Melanie, and the rest regrouped would have been a satisfying ending. But did you stay for that post-credits scene? David. Was. Captured. A flying, spherical droid simply flew up to him, scanned his identity, and sucked him up into its orb before flying off. We were left speechless, so all we can say is thank goodness that season 2 will provide some answers (eventually).


All the Emotions

The episode was a fantastic ending to one of the hottest freshman series of the season, and still had many fans grappling with their emotions.


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