Our Legion podcast recaps “Chapter 22”, as we finally meet Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller! Legion goes back in time to fill in the gaps in David’s family history in Season 3, Episode 3.
Chapter 22 Synopsis:
Here’s the official synopsis for Legion Season 3, Episode 3, “Chapter 22” via FX:
A family history. Written by Nathaniel Halpern; Directed by John Cameron.
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 is the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen.
Legion Season 3 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 Barrett. After Syd and David shared a startling encounter, he was forced to confront a shocking reality. The voices he hears and the visions he sees are actually real. With the help of Syd and a team of specialists who also possess unique and extraordinary gifts – Ptonomy Wallace, Kerry Loudermilk, and Cary Loudermilk – David 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 Busker” (Aubrey Plaza), but was actually an ancient being named “Amahl Farouk” (Navid Negahban). During an epic showdown, David managed to push Farouk out of his body and gain control of his mind. With Farouk on the loose, the team formed an unlikely alliance with their former enemy, “Clark DeBussy” (Hamish Linklater), and his well-funded government organization, Division 3. Unfortunately, the hunt for Farouk reawakened the dark voices in David’s head, and with them, a lust for power. At odds with everyone he once considered a friend, David enlists the help of a young mutant named “Switch” (Lauren Tsai) whose secret ability is key to his plans to repair the damage he caused.