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Legion's Syd Takes On The Eye

And the results are unexpected for both sides.

I have to say, the first half of this episode was the most boring territory the show has covered thus far. Yes, the team tracks down Philly and learns some potentially valuable information from her about Poole's current whereabouts; but it takes lengthy exposition by Syd and Melanie (the latter of whom REALLY has nothing to do this week) to get there. Yes, we find out that King, David's beagle, never existed; but any significance of that revelation more specific than confirming that David is an unreliable narrator -- which we've already seen on numerous occasions -- is deferred. And yes, we learn that Oliver, Melanie's husband (played by Jemaine Clement of Flight Of The Conchords), is not fully dead but trapped in the astral plane with his body in cryogenic stasis; but in doing so we have to endure jazz, beat poetry, and paeans to the age of free love. On the plus side, at least we get the following series of David faces when Oliver puts his jazz records on.

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But in the second half, things get interesting. Ptonomy having extracted a (possibly planted) memory from Philly, an away team consisting of Ptonomy, Syd, and Kerry heads to a seemingly remote location to talk to Poole. Since David's memories can't be trusted, Syd hopes to learn from Poole what David said the stars told him. But that answer isn't forthcoming, in no small part because of this.

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The team manages to retreat upstairs, but when The Eye follows, Ptonomy's bullets fail him, and he does no better matching powers against his foe.

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Kerry, despite revealing her impressive martial-arts acumen, is similarly taken, but in dealing with Syd, The Eye takes his...well, eye off the ball in allowing her to remove one of her gloves. So when he reaches for her, this happens:

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Completing her plan, Syd-as-The-Eye knocks out her enemy before "she" can explain, before quickly telling the Division Three underlings that "he" will drive the prisoners back to base camp himself, so Syd's in position to get the unconscious Kerry and Ptonomy back to Summerland with the added huge bonus of capturing The Eye. Pretty sweet reversal of fortune for our heroes thanks to Syd's quick thinking, and with only a few minutes to go, how much could it all go wrong?

Well, back in the astral plane, Lenny turns out not to have been present in a lot of David's life the way he currently remembers it; his drug pal was actually a burly male dealer named Benny, which at least answers the question of how that fucking stove was moved. Lenny shows David a vision of what's currently happening back in the physical world, and from his POV, The Eye is taking his friends back to Division Three. This causes him to unleash another whirlwind of power strong enough to carry him to the location in question, whereupon he frees The-Eye-As-Syd. The real Syd has to chuck a hammer with pinpoint accuracy just to save David's life, but it's not until Syd and The Eye return to their proper bodies that David realizes his mistake, and by that point, it's too late to stop The Eye from shooting:

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And the two-for-one special isn't even the darkest development:

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LENNY IS THE DEVIL WITH THE YELLOW EYES. I knew I hated her for a reason.

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