Even though the mutants have escaped from Division 3’s Clockworks, strangely, the whole group is back there, and they’re all under the psychiatrict care of Lenny in “Chapter Six” of Legion.
During this airing, the Lenny plays psychiatrist to the mutants aka patients in Clockworks mental hospital, which you remember was a fake hospital set up in order to study David’s powers. To start, she plays therapist with Melanie. Next, she interviews Ptonomy. Plus, she discusses feelings with Sydney. Also, she asks David deep questions. Further, she checks in on Cary and Kerry. Finally, Clark gets therapy for his hostile personalitiy. As Lenny aka Shadow King, Lenny conducts psychoanalyisis with each of the patients to help them get to the root of their problems.
Here’s a snippet of Lenny’s mental diagnosis of Dr. Melenie Bird, which was spot on. In a very professional manner, Lenny explained this diagnosis to Melanie, saying:
“Be honest. You miss him. Every day. And so you came up with this idea. The frozen man. He doesn’t age. He doesn’t change. You don’t like change. I’m okay with change. Hon. Please. You told me about your house. You still have his voice on the answering machine, his clothes in the closet. Dr. Bird, don’t bullshit me. You’ve been in my seat. If I were sitting here right now telling you how my husband died 20 years ago and I haven’t touched a thing, and not only, but I keep this fantasy alive that he isn’t dead. He’s actually frozen in some kind of cryogenic chamber. He’s coming back. But you see it, right? How you’re the one who’s frozen?”
Also, Lenny’s diagnosis of Cary Loudermilk was flawless. Lenny pointed out to Carry:
“You see how unhealthy that is, this attachment between you. That’s my. That’s what I wanna know. I’m sensing a lot of hostility. Didn’t you tell me how you were the last boy in your class to mature? Your voice dropping. The hair coming in down there… I’m just trying to help you see the truth. This constant anger. You feel isolated by the world, but it’s not the world isolating you. It’s you.”
In response, Cary replied:
Oh (stammers). I know why you’d think that, but we’re really the same person. Yeah. Both. Basically. The way we move and how we finish each other’s sentences almost. Not that we’re I mean, I know we’re not literally the same, like, sharing a body. That’d be. We’re not crazy. We just really. Really like being together. Or not like, but, um what’s it, who’s it hurting?… It’s not a race. What a boy goes through. His physical and emotional growth. What matters is where you end up. Do I seem like less than a man to you now?”
Meantime, back in Clockworks, Ptonomy and David discuss the effects of Klonopin on drooling patients while zoned out in the recreation room. Ptonomy leans over at David, laughing: “Who is you? Who was I? There is no before. Not once the sickness starts. That’s the lie. The cruest joke. How somehow the right dosage, the right therapy, stand on one leg, touch your nose. We can all go back to- what? Learning dogs?”
Meanwhile, Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” is the song of Chapter Six. The lyrics play through out this episode at various points: “It’s a new dawn. It’s a new day. It’s a new life me. Oooowoooh, and I am feeling good. Fish in the sea…”
That being said, in Chapter Six, Sydney feels something isn’t right about Clockworks. In a close moment with David while lying down in her room, she tells David: “You ever have that feeling. Like something has happened before. Like differently… Are you happy here? But shouldn’t we be trying to get better.”
In order to get David thinking her way, Sydney tries to get David to question his purpose and existence at Clockworks. In a laid back fashion while speaking with David, Sydney explains: “Till what? Till osteoporosis? You want to really grow old in a mental hospital? Surrounded by…I can’t stay here.”
Strangely, during this episode, Malanie is a patient in Clockworks. In one scene in Chapter Six, Melanie tell herself: “Such a beautiful day. Ever seen a sky so blue?” Melanie was never a patient in Clockworks.
In regards to the present situation, Sydney has a feeling of doom and dread in Clockworks. She tells David about a meaningful dream: “I am in this room. It’s not a room. Full of people I can’t see. And there is this feeling like we are already dead. We just don’t know it.” She’s dead in this dream.
Apparently, in this segment, Clockworks seems to have special doors which appear and disappear on their own. While in the recreation room with the other patients, she remarks: “Have you guys noticed the door in the hall? It’s not always there… How can a door be there and not be there at the same time.”
Even though she’s a nurse in this episode, Amy torments David. She says: “They only pretend to like. See, you know I am right. Your whole life, you felt it. You are a freak. You are disgusting. We adopt you because we have to. But deep down, it’s all we can from puking whenever you are around.” David totally believes Amy about having no friends, which makes him puke with Amy.
In a therapy session, Lenny aka Shadow King defines love to David in a very clinical fashion. She points out to David, arguing: “Do you know what ‘love’ is? A chemical. Electrons in your brain. Sending signals… Yes, what is the point of life. Yes, all of you running around trying to what? Be happy? Fulfilled?” Lenny wants David to question the meaning of love.
All things considered, Chapter Six was funny. First, we see Lenny as the psychiatrist of Clockworks as she gives clever diagnosis of mutants. Also, we got to see Melanie in the psych ward. Further, Clark, the psycho killer, gets much needed therapy. Plus, that drooling mutant was entertaining. Finally, Lenny, as the Shadow King, danced for us. I liked this epiode.