But Charlie isn’t the only parent having second thoughts about her offspring. In a hysterical outburst, Sandra, the mother of teen-rebel Audrey outright blames her for the death of her husband. “We were only here because of you” she accuses, sliding into melodramatics as she lets the girl know “You ruined my life”
Sandra really shows how she’s the mother of the year when she snatches Charlie’s newborn to broker a deal with the angels that will allow her and her daughter to escape. “It’s just one baby,” she sobs moments before Michael caps her in the head. Sandra’s failure as a parent also echoes the impotency of Jeep’s father who causes the death of the one of the group when he falls asleep at his post.
Despite its consistent theme of parent-child relationships, Legion ultimately suffers from a filmic identity disorder. Its effort to appeal to fans of multiple genres ultimately dilutes its message and it ends much as it began. Waitress Charlie tells the audience about the apocalyptic prophecies her mother would tell her after her father abandoned them.
“She never talked of a kind and merciful God again. Instead she spoke of a prophecy. Of a time when all the world would be covered in darkness and the fate of mankind would be decided. One night, I finally got the courage to ask my mother why God had changed, why He was so mad at His children. "I don't know," she said tucking the covers around me, "I guess He just got tired of all the bullshit."