(Note: This post includes spoilers for the FX show “Legion,” including the season finale.)
The “Legion” season finale is here, but while the Shadow King has been kicked out of David’s mind, there are still plenty of questions left unanswered. Here’s everything we’re hoping to find out about David, his mutant friends, Division 3 and the Shadow King in Season 2.
Who is Amahl Farouk?
We know only snippets of who Amahl Farouk, also known as the Shadow King and Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) actually are. Where did he come from, what happened between him and David’s father, and what is his ultimate goal?
What is the Shadow King looking for?
Back in Episode 7, while keeping everyone locked up in the imaginary Clockworks, Lenny interrogated Amy (Kate Aselton). Lenny kept asking Amy, “what did he do with it?” It seemed like she was talking about David, but didn’t say what “it” was. After leaving Summerland with Oliver, the pair discuss where they’ll start looking. Are they after David’s dad, who the Shadow King wants revenge on? Or are they hunting something else — some powerful object, maybe?
Is Oliver working with the Shadow King, or under its control?
When the Shadow King possess Oliver to escape Summerland, it appears he’s fully under the creature’s control. But later in the car, the two are separate, and Oliver speaks to Lenny about finding whatever it is she’s looking for. It seems like Oliver might be working with Lenny willingly — what’s going on there?
Where are David’s parents (and who are they)?
“Legion” comic lore says that David’s dad is none other than the extremely powerful mutant psychic and X-Men founder Professor Charles Xavier. He didn’t show up in Season 1, and we still don’t know who David’s mom might be in this adaptation
Who was David’s adopted father, and why can’t David remember him?
When he was doing memory work at Summerland, David couldn’t see the face of his adopted father. We know the Shadow King was messing with David’s memories, as well as appearing to him in different forms to manipulate him. Was David’s adopted dad one of those forms? Or is he a real man, out there somewhere?
How long will the peace with Division 3 hold?
The Shadow King’s escape results in what appears to be a truce between Division 3, by way of Clark the Interrogator, and the Summerland mutants. But the peace is likely fragile since the government is obviously afraid of mutants. How long until hostilities break out again, and how will Division 3 deal with David now that they know he’s stunningly powerful?
What is Division 3 after?
At the beginning of the season, Division 3 captured and interrogated David rather than killing him outright. We know Division 3 is afraid of mutants and wants to stop them to protect normal humans, but there seems to be a greater, probably more sinister agenda at play.
Who captured David, and why?
A post-credits scene at the end of the finale episode sees David getting sucked into some kind of floating drone by way of a strange beam. That doesn’t look like Division 3’s technology — so who’s behind it?
Is David finally free of his mental illness?
Throughout Season 1, David has grappled with what he’s known all his life to be schizophrenia. According to Melanie (Jean Smart), that was just his powers manifesting, combined with the influences of the Shadow King. With the Shadow King gone, have David’s struggles gone with him, or does he have more deep-seated issues that could color his perception of the world in Season 2?
Will Legion meet the X-Men?
“Legion” exists in the “X-Men” film universe, according to authorities like Director Bryan Singer. So far, “Legion” has existed as a parallel story, but it has ties back to the X-Men. They never made it into Season 1, but that doesn’t mean Season 2 won’t have more overt ties to the movies.
What’s real, and what’s just in David’s mind?
All of “Legion” has been ostensibly concerned with what’s real and what’s imagined, made all the worse by the fact that David and the Shadow King have the power to make realities from their minds. David is free of the Shadow King’s influence, but with so many strange moments and suggestions of unreality, is it possible that some or all of what Season 1 covers could be figments of David’s imagination? And where would that leave Season 2?