Posted February 23, 2017 by Katie RobertsDisney has unveiled the all-star lineup of NASCAR talent who are part of the “Cars 3” voice cast, and the impressive roster is sure to rev the engines of both “Cars” fans and racing fans alike.”‘Cars 3’ very much pays homage to stock car racing and its rich history,” director Brian Fee said in a statement explaining the partnership between the flick and NASCAR. NASCAR reporters, announcers, and others associated with the sport will also lend their voices to the film.Here’s the full NASCAR character breakdown:CHASE ELLIOTT: Second-generation Piston Cup racer CHASE RACELOTT. Tex, who met Lightning McQueen in Cars, would love nothing more than to see #95 decked out in Dinoco blue.JEFF GORDON: JEFF GORVETTE. Known for his racing passion and ability to have fun on the track, Laney races with talent, speed and precision.DANIEL SUÁREZ: DANNY SWERVEZ, a next-gen racer who’s ascending the Piston-Cup ladder against all odds. “Our story leans into the drama, emotion and excitement NASCAR fans find at every race.”Current NASCAR stars Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez, and Bubba Wallace are among the drivers who will all have roles in the flick, as will retired racing legends Jeff Gordon and Richard Petty. Evernham also serves as a story consultant for filmmakers.”Cars 3” races into theaters on June 16.[via: ComingSoon] Cartrip, a veteran Piston-Cup announcer also heard in Cars and Cars 2, may think he’s seen it all—but this new season might still have a surprise or two in store.SHANNON SPAKE: SHANNON SPOKES. Weathers grew up around the track watching his uncle, Strip “The King” Weathers, tear it up. Joyride stays one step ahead in the racing news game by keeping a keen eye on where the racing season is headed.RAY EVERNHAM: RAY REVERHAM, Jackson Storm’s crew chief, and an expert at training in the cutting edge technology and tactics being used by the next-gen racers. From his humble beginnings on the Piston-Cup circuit to the glitzy sponsorship and media attention, the champion racer now serves as crew chief for his nephew, Cal Weathers.KYLE PETTY: CAL WEATHERS. Gorvette, whose number of top-ten finishes remains unmatched, may have hung up his racing tires—but his heart remains on the track. A mid-season replacement, Swervez is a quick learner who pushes himself to the limit.BUBBA WALLACE: Next-gen stock car racer BUBBA WHEELHOUSE, a fast and tenacious young racer who knows how to win.DARRELL WALTRIP: DARRELL CARTRIP. His ability to succeed at all levels turned hoods wherever he raced.RICHARD “THE KING” PETTY: Returns to the role of STRIP “THE KING” WEATHERS. The veteran racer finds himself taking a step back to make room for the next generation on the track.MIKE JOY: On-the-spot radio talk show host MIKE JOYRIDE. Spokes weaves her way into the middle of the action for in-the-moment interviews, and she’s not afraid to ask racers the tough questions.HOWARD AUGUSTINE “HUMPY” WHEELER JR: Iconic Dinoco team owner TEX DINOCO. Racelott’s blend of skills, track smarts and top-of-the-line technology make this rookie a real contender.RYAN BLANEY: Third-generation racer RYAN “INSIDE” LANEY.
Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #CANTWAIT.CAN’T WAIT! A Movie Lover’s Podcast by Moviefone celebrates Hollywood’s guiltiest pleasures by taking a fresh look at critically ignored movies and giving them a second chance at life. Among other topics discussed: too much Chinese food, diarrhea theme songs, mystery characters, and confusing AF circus parties. When you live in a world of oblivious billionaires and binge-eating activist lawyers, who cares?!This week, we watched the Sandra Bullock / Hugh Grant rom-com, “Two Weeks Notice.” Sure, the title is technically missing an apostrophe, but nothing is missing from the undeniable chemistry between the movie’s stars. Maybe one day all the questions we have about this movie will be answered by its inevitable, completely unnecessary straight-to-Netflix sequel.Tune in next week for Tony’s pick: the 5% scientifically accurate “Timecop,” starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, and Ron Silver.Listen to CAN’T WAIT! A Movie Lover’s Podcast Episode 14: ‘Two Weeks Notice’Total runtime: 55:27Subscribe to the CAN’T WAIT! Join Moviefone editors Tim Hayne, Rachel Horner, Phil Pirrello, and Tony Maccio as they extol the virtues and expose the failings (with love!) of nostalgic movies. Have a movie you really, really want us to watch and talk about? Posted February 23, 2017 by Moviefone StaffIs it “Two Weeks Notice” or “Two Weeks’ Notice”? podcast:iTunesGoogle PlayStitcherHave thoughts/feelings/feedback about the podcast?
And while studio Disney is being more conservative in its own estimates, pegging the flick for just over $100 million in its opening frame, that sum still places the movie in the upper echelon of all-time highest-grossing March releases, joining the ranks of blockbusters such as “Batman v. It’s already on pace to pass fellow Disney property “Finding Dory” in advance ticket sales, and its trailers and teasers have beaten out the likes of “Fifty Shades Darker” and “The Force Awakens” to capture single-day online viewing records. Superman: Dawn of Justice” ($166.1 million in 2016), “The Hunger Games” ($152.5 million in 2012), and “Alice in Wonderland” ($116.1 in 2010).That shouldn’t really come as a surprise, though, considering the excitement surrounding the remake. Now, all that remains to be seen is just how much cash the flick can conjure on its opening weekend.”Beauty and the Beast” opens on March 17.[via: The Hollywood Reporter] Posted February 23, 2017 by Katie RobertsIt’s a tale as old as time: When you have a huge star headlining a high-profile remake of a beloved fairy tale, big box office returns are likely. And according to early tracking, “Beauty and the Beast” is certainly well on its way to a huge opening weekend.According to The Hollywood Reporter, early reports have indicated that “Beauty” is on pace to make about $120 million on opening weekend next month. Plus, fans have already spotted a “Harry Potter” reference in the flick, and star Emma Watson’s considerable Potterhead fan base is no doubt eager to search for more.Watson recently spoke out about the immense pressure she’s feeling — both from fans and from herself — to get the part right, but it looks like she won’t have any trouble convincing moviegoers to give the film a shot.
Either way, it’s a fun little Easter egg for fans, and we can’t wait to see if there are any more in store.”Beauty and the Beast” opens on March 17.[via: Twitter] https://t.co/UTzZ1yK4oE
— Ryan Donovan (@rydontweets) February 22, 2017THERE IS A HARRY POTTER REFERENCE IN BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MY LIFE IS COMPLETE. “I believe I have,” he replies. WHERES THE REMEMBRALL AT https://t.co/lmKdUbdTvw
— broadway belara (@belaradrevm) February 21, 2017@girlposts Monsieur Jean needs a remembrall pic.twitter.com/3UkUJGXfvm
— Jenna (@JennaKramarczyk) February 21, 2017When there’s a nod to Harry Potter in a Beauty & the Beast remake and your inner child just CAN’T. “Have you lost something?” Belle asks him. — Alex Ankrim (@AlexAnk14) February 22, 2017There’s been no word from Disney on whether or not this was an intentional “Potter” reference, though we can’t help but think that Watson’s involvement in both exchanges is too big of a coincidence for it not to be. “The only problem is, I can’t remember what I’ve forgotten,” Neville says.Eagle-eyed “HP” fans didn’t let the similarity go undetected, though, and took to Twitter to point out the awesomeness of Watson’s two film worlds colliding.@MarcieSawyers OMG I ALSO JUST DISCOVERED A VERY SLY HARRY POTTER REFERENCE AT 0:26
— marcie sawyers (@MarcieSawyers) February 21, 2017WHO CAUGHT THAT NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM REFERENCE?! Posted February 23, 2017 by Katie RobertsEmma Watson will always be linked to her star-making role in the “Harry Potter” franchise, and her next huge flick is paying homage to that fact with a sly reference to her days as Hermione Granger.A few days ago, Disney released a clip of Watson crooning one of her character’s signature songs, “Belle,” in the studio’s upcoming remake of “Beauty and the Beast.” While we were busy being delighted by the actress’s singing voice and a bit disappointed by a few changes in the lyrics, we failed to notice that a small exchange of dialogue between Belle and one of the townsfolk in her provincial village was eerily similar to one Hermione had with Neville Longbottom in 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”In the “Beauty” clip, Belle is exchanging pleasantries with a man named Monsieur Jean, who’s looking a bit confused. “Problem is, I can’t remember what.”If that sounds vaguely familiar to you, it’s because it’s almost exactly like the conversation Hermione and Neville have in “Sorcerer’s,” in which Neville is showing off his Remembrall — a sphere that turns red when its owner has forgotten something — and sheepishly admits he has no idea why it’s red now.
It’ll stay with you.”Ugh is right! And I’ll tell you that it’s absolutely heartbreaking and devastating and it’s well worth the wait.”We’re not expecting to wait too long. Posted February 23, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe truth about Jack Pearson’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death is coming soon to “This Is Us.”Justin Hartley (Kevin Pearson) previewed what’s ahead for Papa Pearson, warning us we won’t just be heartbroken, we’ll also be surprised.TMZ asked Hartley point-blank, “How did he die?” Of course, Hartley couldn’t just go and spoil the fate of his on-screen father, but he did say this of Jack’s fate:”You’ll find that out. There are only two episodes left, and the season finale may be when we get the news. It’s unexpected and it’s extremely heartbreaking and sad and deep and moving and, ugh, it’s painful. The show’s creator and an executive producer both recently teased what fans can expect in the final two episodes, and what will be held over for Season 2.Want more stuff like this? Many fans already have suspicions about how Jack died, but it’s possible they’re slightly or completely wrong.Hartley basically told Us Weekly that we should expect to be surprised by the reveal:”You’ll never guess it. Like us on Facebook. It’s painful.
Posted February 23, 2017 by Gina CarboneAlas, another fantastic season of “Project Runway: Junior” is coming to an end. Like us on Facebook. on Lifetime.Want more stuff like this? He pulled a Laurence Basse this season, and he and “Project Runway” Season 15-er Laurence should both get chances to redeem themselves on the next All Stars season. Hawwaa seems out of the running, since she barely beat Tieler James to be the fourth finalist, and the judges were not overly impressed with her mini collection.TVLine has an exclusive sneak peek from the finale — with the judges praising one of Izzy’s looks — and the site also posted a poll asking who should win. It’s possible Chris could eek out a win — he’s already winning the hilarious quote game — or maybe Izzy will be the runner-up or the dark horse to win. 23) the Season 2 finale will reveal the big winner to follow in Maya’s footsteps.Here are the four talented finalists:Chelsea Ma, 15Chris Russo, 17Izzy Kostrzewa, 16Hawwaa Ibrahim, 16If we had to guess, that’s the order we think this plays out. pic.twitter.com/rEyi3IBuCY
— Project Runway (@ProjectRunway) February 21, 2017Alyssa Milano of “Project Runway All Stars” stopped by the workroom for the finale, and that reminds us: Tieler should be cast on the next season of All Stars. So far, voters agree that it should be Chelsea. 23 at 9 p.m. (Many fans are still upset for Tieler, and also Molly O’Brien, who wasn’t even allowed to compete for the fourth spot.).@Alyssa_Milano stops by the #ProjectRunwayJunior workroom to let these designers know that they are all, All Stars! Tonight (Feb. Make it so! Chelsea already declared herself the one to beat, since she has had the most wins and times in the top, and she’s never been in the bottom. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ #ProjectRunwayJuniorpic.twitter.com/UCqiSQog74
— Project Runway (@ProjectRunway) February 17, 2017The “Project Runway” Season 2 finale airs Thursday, Feb.
Posted February 23, 2017 by Gina CarboneEvery time ABC shows Sandra Oh in a promo for the new season of “American Crime,””Grey’s Anatomy” fans react in unison: “Cristina!” Dr. Oh admitted, “At this point… The movie “Catfight” will be available through VOD and in a limited theatrical release on March 3.Want more stuff like this? So it means a lot to me.”Hoover pressed: Would she go back? on ABC. “Having said that, every so often… And you’re still Mer’s person!)Watch Oh discuss “Grey’s” at the very end of the clip: “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 13 airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. “But I just don’t know. No, I don’t think so.” What about at the end of “Grey’s,” for the series finale? “I had spoken to Shonda about that,” Oh said. He needs you, girl! Like us on Facebook. Cristina Yang was a “Grey’s” OG, from the first season to Season 10. Yang is still very much missed.Sandra Oh was recently on “Access Hollywood Live” to promote her new movie “Catfight” with Anne Heche, and she was asked about ever returning to “Grey’s.”Kit Hoover mentioned a petition out there, with fans pushing creator Shonda Rhimes to bring Oh back as Cristina. As an actor, as an artist, it’s a full life that one has. It would have to feel right.”So you’re saying there’s a chance?Sounds like she might pull a Nina Dobrev and just come back for the finale. And as I look back to that time — which is extremely important and deeply meaningful to me — and it means a lot to me that a whole generation, a new generation of fans are discovering the show. “American Crime” Season 3, co-starring Sandra Oh, premieres March 12. (But can Owen? We’re now in Season 13, and Dr. “I gotta tell you right now, I’m so happy to promote ‘Catfight.'” She laughed. “Really?” Oh replied, sounding surprised. If so, we can live with that.
(“Pulp Fiction” used the n-word version.) Pair that with a weapon, and he saw something very different from TWD fans.As he told The Sheffield Star:”We were shocked when we came face to face with a new T-shirt with a racially explicit graphic and text. The graphic has a large American baseball bat, wrapped round with barbed wire, and covered with blood. Can you remember the last time people — not just TWD fans and Negan actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but regular American humans on both sides of the political aisle — agreed on anything? Any offence caused by its design was wholly unintentional and Primark sincerely apologises for this. And in this context, it’s just a direct quote from “The Walking Dead” with direct imagery from the show.Well, he decided to contact Primark and complained to the point where they felt they should remove the shirt from sale. Posted February 23, 2017 by Gina CarboneHere’s the silver lining: Almost everyone commenting on this “The Walking Dead” T-shirt news thinks what happened was a ridiculous, out-of-context overreaction. This image relates directly to the practice of assaulting black people in America. It was fantastically offensive and I can only assume that no-one in the process of ordering it knew what they were doing, or were aware of its subliminal messages. But now several are overreacting on the other side, complaining about oversensitive liberals, even though plenty of liberals watch TWD and had no problem with the T-shirt.”The Walking Dead” Season 7 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. Here’s what Primark said in a statement (via BBC):”The T-shirt in question is licensed merchandise for the US television series, The Walking Dead, and the quote and image are taken directly from the show. So there’s that.Apparently what happened was a guy in Sheffield, England was at a Primark (U.K. department store) with his wife and they saw a “Walking Dead” T-shirt quoting Negan’s now infamous lineup quote: “Eeny Meeny Miny Moe,” with a picture of Lucille, the barbed-wire-covered baseball bat Negan uses to kill. on AMC.Want more stuff like this? Primark has removed the product from sale.”Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Negan, and he tweeted out a link to the story, including his own commentary on the state of humanity:Holy crap people are stupid. ‘Walking Dead’ Shirt Pulled From Stores After Complaint of Racism https://t.co/cpeIqcxTwJ
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) February 22, 2017Many fans agreed with JDM. Like us on Facebook. It is directly threatening of a racist assault, and if I were black and were faced by a wearer I would know just where I stood.”FACE PALMThe guy meant well, but context is everything. This guy’s mind went immediately to a dark time in history when the “Eeny meeny” rhyme included the n-word instead of the word tiger.
Whether it’s good or not is almost beside the point. PT on ABC) — which means it’s crunch time. That’s not an easy mix to pull off, and the filmmakers here do so effortlessly. It’s a movie about grief and mourning and the inadequacies of fatherhood and stewardship. More people need to see “Moonlight.” Especially now.Phil PirrelloWhat Will Win: “La La Land.” Since 2013, three of the last five films to win Best Picture were movies about Hollywood or Hollywood elements. Okay, back to being mad about things that actually matter!What Should Win: “Hidden Figures.” Controversial opinion alert! But it’s also unbelievable. Thankfully, it is pretty good.What Should Win: “Manchester by the Sea.” Yes, “Manchester by the Sea” is sad. Chances are good the Academy will continue to pat their backs with this trend and give the good (but very overrated in a “Crash” sort of way) “La La Land” the Oscar. Tim HayneWhat Will Win: “La La Land.” Don’t get me wrong, “La La Land” is a good movie, and a hell of a good time, but the instant consensus that its Best Picture-worthy was a tad premature — especially when you consider the other movies in this category. “Manchester by the Sea” being robbed of a Best Picture statue will be the real tragedy. Moving. And what 20-something-year-old girl in Los Angeles isn’t trying to become an actress? My biggest takeaway when I’m done watching a movie is how long I think about it after I leave the theater. Stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are Academy darlings, as is director Damien Chazelle at this point, and the movie being about Los Angeles — Hollywood, specifically — makes it a front-runner with Oscar voters. And the nominees for Best Picture are…”Arrival”
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight”Here, we share which movie we think will — and should — take home the Academy’s highest honor. It will likely inspire hipster subculture for the next 30 years, which is fine with me if it means dudes will dress better when going out on dates. Original. Relevant. The Academy loves a movie about itself, and given that “La La Land” is a love letter to the industry and the city it calls home, it’s a shoo-in. It’s funny and real and features some of the greatest performances from this or any other year.Yes, the movie can be overwhelmingly bleak at points, but there’s a charming lightness to it, too, thanks largely to writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s effortless storytelling and the movie’s brilliant, swaggering confidence. Rachel HornerWhat Will Win: Ugh, “La La Land.” I don’t mean to be such a member of the backlash, but the Oscar buzz around this movie makes me feel like I am taking crazy pills. “Manchester by the Sea” was great, but if I had a dollar for every white-man family struggle movie I’ve seen, let’s just say I wouldn’t have to work anymore. Folks like these are a dime a dozen, they just happen to succeed in this movie. Hollywood tends to celebrate films that champion Hollywood, and, boy, does “La La Land” — with its sunny optimism, perky starlets, and unwavering belief in the dream-making movie industry actually making those dreams come true. It’s muted and lacks the kind of flashy pyrotechnics that made “La La Land” such a standout. In a few years from now, “Manchester” will join “Goodfellas” and “Pulp Fiction” in the prestigious club of films that should have won the Academy Award over the film that did. And don’t even get me started on “La La Land.”Tony MaccioWhat Will Win: “Moonlight.” Despite “La La Land” getting much of the love early on, it may have burned a bit too bright — allowing “Moonlight” to gain some ground. I think “Hidden Figures” should win this year, but I know that there isn’t a chance in hell that it actually will. But only one will take it home.We’re inching closer to Hollywood’s biggest night — the 89th Academy Awards (Feb 26 at 7:00 p.m. But, in the world we live in today, excuse me if I can’t get emotionally attached to this white guy’s dream of opening a jazz bar. Those are just four words I would use to describe “Moonlight,” a film deserving of a Best Picture win, not just for its achievement in filmmaking but for the publicity the honor would deliver. Best take some time now to fill out your Oscars ballot and lock in your picks!Moviefone’s editors are checking off their choices for who will — and should — win in all the major categories. If Hollywood is ready to embrace diversity at the Oscars, this is the place to start.What Should Win: “Moonlight.” This film, which follows a young boy into adulthood as he struggles with a drug addict mother and his sexuality, is about as real is it gets in this year’s Best Picture race. This indie darling stands out amongst this year’s nominees with a marriage of great cinematography and heartfelt storytelling.Drew TaylorWhat Will Win: “La La Land.” “La La Land” is a good movie. ET / 4 p.m. Oh, and it’s already nabbed Golden Globe, BAFTA, and a Critics Choice awards for being the best movie of 2016.What Should Win: “Moonlight.” Powerful. It was a fine movie, and Hollywood loves a movie that celebrates them. All the performances are excellent, the music is terrific, and director Damien Chazelle was able to romanticize Los Angeles without being totally blind to its more disreputable elements.But the reason that “La La Land” will win Best Picture has more to do with the voters’ love affair with themselves than the movie’s merits. Well, I saw “Hidden Figures” over a month ago and I’ve basically spent every day since thinking about how amazing it made me feel. When this gut-punch of a drama isn’t taking you emotionally complicated and trying places, it makes you belly laugh. Posted February 23, 2017 by Phil PirrelloNine films are nominated for the Best Picture Oscar this year. What Should Win: “Manchester by the Sea.” The best compliment I can give this movie is that I wish I made it.
The Eye seems to see them and walks towards them, eventually reaching out and touching them, before they blink back to Summerland.Who Is the Devil With the Yellow Eyes?While the Devil with the Yellow Eyes, the bloated, phantasmagoric boogeyman from David’s subconscious, has been referenced before, it had been only fleetingly. It’s an abrupt cliffhanger of an ending, made all the more tantalizing by the circumstances that surround it. Unbeknownst to him, Amy is being tortured with leeches. The kitchen meltdown occurred right after Philly discovered that David was using and David was on a number of psychotropic drugs at Clockworks, the scene of his most violent psychic episode (one that resulted in the death of Lenny). And what are his abilities, exactly. Later in this episode, he’s sedated in an effort to control his abilities from interfering in their “memory work” (can we briefly pause to talk about how awesome Jeremie Harris is as memory master Ptonomy Wallace?), but the powers only seem to become more intense. And in it’s in that same space that this episode continues. So what happened to him? So I guess the title card will be different each episode and that is really, really neat.How Cool Is That ‘X’ Window?Another design flourish that is really exploited this episode is a circular window in Summerland that has an “X” on it. Posted February 22, 2017 by Drew TaylorWelcome back to our ongoing “Legion” recap series, this time taking a look at episode 3 (or “Chapter 3”), which is the first episode of the season not written by series mastermind Noah Hawley (the teleplay is credited to Peter Calloway, who also wrote the episode that airs on March 8). I know I keep circling back to this idea, but if it’s true, it could be a true mind-blower. It’s a pretty subtle nod, especially if you’re watching the show and are unaware that it’s connected to “X-Men” at all, and another very real indication that the people who make this show are having a lot of fun.Does the Drug Have Something to Do With David’s Power?So here’s an interesting question: does the drug that David does with Lenny (Aubrey Plaza) somehow amplify his powers? Bird says that her husband and Cary (Bill Irwin) started Summerland with the man now known as The Eye. Was she being cheeky or is there something darker in Syd’s past? It’s exactly the same shape as the “X” in the “O” of the title, and it’s an obvious nod to Professor Xavier and his School for Gifted Youngsters (and the subsequent crime-fighting team X-Men). So what are the drugs doing, exactly, and is it possible they’re actually something that should be introduced into his treatment.What’s the Deal with The Eye?Another fascinating wrinkle introduced this week was the fact that The Eye (Mackenzie Gray), a mutant and member of Division 3, used to be one of the good guys. At the end of last week’s episode, it was revealed that Division 3 had captured David’s well-meaning sister Amy (Katie Aselton). It’s fascinating and it’s hard to think of another series that is this uninterested in momentum or drive. At the end of the episode, David is still unconscious, and Bird is rifling through his subconscious. It’s unclear, once again, whether or not the entire show is taking place inside David’s fractured psyche. Basically, David wants to go after the Division and free his sister, whereas Bird insists that he refine his powers before they attempt a rescue operation. His powers, ever evolving (sometimes dangerously so), eventually led him into the custody of an evil organization called Division 3. Now, this could just be a cheeky misdirect (and he wouldn’t be off-base for suggesting such a scenario), but it could also be true. Even more than Division 3, the Devil with the Yellow Eyes seems like the episode’s Big Bad, a character who is looming in the shadows and whose abilities and goals remain frustratingly out of focus. Can’t wait to find out.Oh, So There’s a Different Title Card Each Week?Last week, I talked about how cool the title card for the show was, with its slender font and eerie background choice. (It does make sense.) So the episode is, once again, concerned largely with going through David’s past via metaphysical transportation and other woo-woo weirdness.While it mirrors both of the previous hours in their investigatory tone and emphasis on David’s past, there are a few key takeaways from this week’s adventure, first and foremost that David wasn’t just dabbling in drugs like we saw last week but was a full-on, self-described “junkie.” In fact, the kitchen meltdown, the one where all manner of kitchen appliances and household items, were psychically smashed about, was the result of David’s girlfriend Philly (Ellie Ariaza) finding out about his addiction. Imagine if we get to the last episode of the season and it flashes back to David in Clockworks (or even earlier) and the entire thing has been in his mind? It’s just sort of content to hang out, put on some Pink Floyd, and see where things go. It’s in Summerland that David has been accessing past memories in an attempt to understand and better control his psychic abilities. She was raised in the city, on “the 34th floor.” She makes note that her mom was “famously smart” and that instead of shaking up with men, “We kept their heads instead.” Now that last part caught me. How did he go from peace-loving beatnik to murderous thug? It’s also where he gets to hang out with his cute mutant girlfriend Syd (Rachel Keller), who has the ability to swap bodies (more on that in a minute). For those who remember, Hawley wrote almost all of the first season of “Fargo” and a good chunk of the second season. Bird (Jean Smart), absconded with David and brought him back to a compound called Summerland. At the end of the episode, David is sedated, but won’t wake up. He’s clearly got more stuff going on during the production of “Legion,” so his contributions are likely to be fewer and farther between. The noose tightens.So What Happened This Week?What’s interesting about “Legion,” as a series, is that thus far it’s been as invested in backstory and looking into the past of its central character, as it has been in driving the narrative forward. David is also very, very powerful, with one mutant noting that he was able to “teleport 600 fee through two solid walls.” At another point, Bird describes him as “maybe the most powerful mutant alive.” So there’s that. This week, the card is different. At one point in the episode, David and Syd astral project to wherever the Division has Amy. What’s good (and heartening if you subscribe to the television auteurist theory) is that the episode is just as weird and unsettling and chronologically upended as the last couple of hours have been.And obviously, there are questions. So let’s try to answer some of them, shall we?What Happened Last Week?Right, a recap: David (Dan Stevens, who amps up the twitchy affectations considerably this hour) is a super-powerful mutant who had found himself confined to a psychiatric facility called Clockworks. Now why I ask if David will ever wake up is because Hawley has, repeatedly, suggested that the entire series takes place inside David’s mind. Fun!Also, we get to learn a little bit more about Syd. During this episode not only did we see a lot more of him, but other characters acknowledged and interacted with him. It’s the same font, but the context has been completely changed. (Again: their logo is super nifty.) David is detained, interrogated, and intensely threatened until a group of freedom-fighting mutants, led by Dr. It begins with Bird talking to a coffee machine (voiced by Jemaine Clement, who we learn is her husband), while David sits by a pier. There’s been speculation as to whether or not the character will be revealed to be a famous “X-Men” foe (most of the hypothesizing centers around the Shadow King), but whoever he is, he’s creepy as hell and we need to learn more.Will David Ever Wake Up?