“This is how I get information about Legion, by the way. Just coming to Comic-Con and listening to the panel.”
Chapter 19 signifies the end one type of show, and the beginning of another. David as a full on villain is rife with possibilities. We already know that the world is going to end in 3 years, but how do we get there? This is the end of David’s show. Welcome to Legion.
It’s very interesting to not know what’s going to happen next, it could be a happy ending, or with the power of these mutants, everything could end with a snap!
Wait, wait, wait… Where the hell has Melanie been all season?
What happens now that everyone is on their way to the body? What kind of war for the future is about to be waged?
So while the Jon Hamm lessons seem to now be at an end, we still seem to be at a point of set up of what is to come later in this season. All of this to prepare us for what we aren’t supposed to expect. But now I expect everything. And when you expect everything, is it a surprise anymore? Depends on how well this surprise is told.
Here’s a vague, slow, methodical, parallel universe episode involving many David’s in many branching timelines that is all brilliantly used as an allegory for grief. Also, it’s great, because of course it’s great.