David enters Syd’s maze and we finally get deeper into her life and motivations, as we recap “Chapter 12” of FX’s Legion. *Note* Apologies for the poor audio quality on Pete’s mic.
Chapter 12 Synopsis:
Here’s the official synopsis for Legion Season 2, Episode 4, “Chapter 12” via FX:
David is tested. And tested. And tested. Written by Noah Hawley & Nathaniel Halpern; directed by Ellen Kuras.
Based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. Legion is the story of “David Haller” (Dan Stevens), a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen.
Legion Season 2 Synopsis:
From childhood, David shuffled from one psychiatric institution to the next. In his early 30s, he met and fell in love with a beautiful and troubled fellow patient named Syd. Syd led David to “Melanie Bird” (Jean Smart), a demanding but nurturing therapist who heads a team of specialists… “Ptonomy” (Jeremie Harris), “Kerry” (Amber Midthunder) and “Cary” (Bill Irwin). Each possesses a unique and extraordinary gift. Together, they helped David to recognize and harness his hidden powers. With their support, David finally unlocked a deeply suppressed truth – he had been haunted his entire life by a malicious parasite of unimaginable power.
Known as the “Shadow King,” this malevolent creature appeared in the form of David’s friend “Lenny” (Aubrey Plaza), but is actually an ancient being named “Amahl Farouk.” In an epic showdown, David and his friends battled his demon, ultimately forcing it from David’s body. Unfortunately, Farouk found a new host – Melanie’s husband “Oliver Bird” (Jemaine Clement) – and escaped. Just when they thought they’d earned a moment of respite, a mysterious orb appeared and took David away to an unknown place. With David and Oliver missing and Farouk on the loose, the team forms an unlikely alliance with their former enemy “Clark” (Hamish Linklater) and his well-funded government organization, Division III. Meanwhile, Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) is on a new path to attaining infinite and world-ending power.