Welcome to TV's golden age of "What the hell did I just watch?"

Sunday night was the season finale of Westworld—an episode whose plot points I will not be spoiling here, because to do so would suggest not only that I actually retained them, but that I had some understanding of their significance. I’ve watched two seasons of the HBO sci-fi drama now and, while I’m mildly conversant…

Everyone heads to the desert as Legion builds to its climactic showdown


Do we only root for our heroes because we know them better than we do the villains? Part of what’s made season two of Legion such an emotionally odd story is how it has bifurcated our allegiances since almost the very beginning. We know Amahl Farouk is the bad guy, he’s hurt and killed people, but rather than detail a…

A heartbreaking Legion presents a David who wishes he were anywhere but here


Flash back to David, right before he’s admitted to Clockworks, not realizing just how long he’s about to spend inside those walls. “It’s wasn’t supposed to be like this.” And right there next to him is Amy Haller, her eyes fighting back the tears that are about to well up. “I know,” she says. “But it is.”

Legion interrogates Lenny and reveals an unexpected body amid the puzzles


“My theory is...there is no present. There’s only past and future.” Ptonomy is explaining this to Lenny Busker as a way of describing why he feels it’s impossible to determine the present, but he’s on to more than he knows. The memory maestro has an unexpected passenger in his brain, but it’s hiding well.

David enters the maze for some psychic heroics on a superb Legion


The frustrating thing about illness is never knowing when you’re going to get hit with it. Sure, you don’t want to be around someone coughing and feverish, and it’s best to wash your hands before eating, but there’s only so much you can do to prevent infection. So how much worse is it to become the architect of your…

Aubrey Plaza comes clean about Legion and her Neanderthal heritage on Late Night

On Thursday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, Legion star Aubrey Plaza had a very April Ludgate-esque answer to host Meyers’ request for a rundown of just what the hell is going on on the show that our reviewer calls “weird and wondrous.” Others might claim to be baffled and lost in this trippiest outpost of the Marvel…

The A.V. Club offers multiple perspectives on Legion as the show splinters into multiple timelines

There are so many A.V. Club staffers watching and discussing Legion that we’ve decided to add weekly roundtables to our coverage of season two. Consider them a complement to Alex McLevy’s recaps, expanding the conversation about a show that can always accommodate multiple interpretations and multiple perspectives.

Here’s what you need to remember before watching the new season of Legion

One of The A.V. Club’s favorite shows of 2017, Legion, returns to FX next week for a second season of mind-bending storytelling, and hopefully some answers to our burning questions. Was David’s thrilling escape—and subsequent abduction—really all in our heads, as a new teaser suggests? Is Summerland really entering…