As usual, Legion‘s “Chapter 14” was full of mind-bending visuals, and weird sci-fi explorations straight from the comics. It also had some enormous musical moments, though, including an incredible cover of R.E.M.’s “Superman” by showrunner Noah Hawley and Jeff Russo.
Oh, and also a singing mouse covering Bryan Ferry’s “Slave to Love,” which is something you don’t see on TV every day.
***Spoilers for the episode past this point*** After the death of Amy Haller (Katie Aselton) in “Chapter 13,” this week we get to see David Haller (Dan Stevens) in multiple realities, before we end up consolidating into one reality… Our reality, the one we see in the show.
And over the course of this we get to see the saddest versions of David possible, including one where he has a *gasp* mustache.
Anyway, on to some highlights from the track list:
R.E.M. – “Superman” (Cover by Noah Hawley and Jeff Russo)
This is ripped directly from the episode, so get it while its hot. But even with a few dialogue pieces from the episode, it’s still an emotional gut-punch.
“I am, I am, I am Superman and I know what’s happening,” R.E.M. sings. “I am, I am, I am Superman and I can do anything.”
The way Hawley and Russo interpret it though is with sadness. David knows what’s happening to him in our timeline. He can do anything. But he can’t save the life of his sister.
Bryan Ferry – “Slave to Love”
That mouse, you guys. That mouse can dance.
Jetta – “I’d Love To Change The World”
I’ve seen people searching for this as “I want to change the world,” which isn’t in the lyrics. But here’s a few that tie nicely into homeless David, in particular.
“Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
‘Til there are no rich no more?”
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