There were many, many stand-out moments in Legion‘s Season 2 premiere. But by far, the sequence that got us going was the three-way dance battle between David (Dan Stevens), Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) and Oliver (Jemaine Clement).
Trying to get the bottom of what David knows about his missing time between Season 1 and 2, Boy Cary (Bill Irwin) submerges him in an isolation tank, which plunges David deep into the recesses of his mind. There he travels to a club where he meets up with Lenny and Oliver — two aspects of the villainous Shadow King Amahl Farouk — and engages in a dance battle
The scene stands out not just for being, you know, a sweet-ass dance battle; but also because it’s motivated by character, plot, and actually moves the whole thing forward.
Also it’s a sweet-ass dance battle:
Here’s the official description from FX:
Legion follows the story of “David Haller,” a man who believed he was schizophrenic but discovered he might be the most powerful mutant in the world. With help from a team of specialists, David harnessed his unique abilities and learned he’d been haunted by a malicious parasite. Now, David is all that stands in the way of “Amahl Farouk” from attaining infinite and world-ending power.
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