Watching Westworld – 106 – The Adversary

Seems like whether you loved the latest episode of HBO’s Westworld, “The Adversary” depends on how much you bought into Maeve running roughshod over two bumbling technicians toiling in the bowls of Westworld’s meat department. Jim’s struggling with this. Meanwhile A.Ron might very well be teetering too close to the crazy town of Tinfoil. We record, you decide!

Watching Westworld – 105 – Contrapasso

Looks like multiple timelines is back on the menu!  Just when we had completely written of the various timeline theories, they come roaring back in episode 105, “Contrapasso”.  Not saying that any theory at this point is on entirely solid ground, but let’s just say we’ve got our laser-based satellite receivers aimed squarely at Orion’s belt. The point is a lot went down this episode.  El Lazo turns out to be Lawerence,  Dolores comes out slingin’, Elsie’s pounding Bernard’s desk with bloody robot parts, and Dr. Ford has a personal showdown with the mysterious Man in Black. Lots of stuff to be read into this week, and we spend a good amount of time doing just that.  Plus, tons of feedback on evolution, ethics, and genitalia!

Watching Westworld – 104 – Dissonance Theory

Another intriguing and informative episode of HBO’s Westworld is in the books, and we continue to have a lot to discuss. In “Dissonance Theory”, we learn that Ford has god-like control of the park, that the robots are largely made of “meat”, that Maeve is coming dangerously close to unraveling the illusion of her life, and that Bernard is intentionally steering Dolores towards the mysterious end-game of Westworld, the maze.

Watching Westworld – 103 – The Stray

Jim and A.Ron try to round up Westworld’s latest episode, “The Stray”, but corralling the big ideas this show brings to the table is proving to be quite a challenge. We appreciate the focus on the “human” element of Westworld, getting much more backstory for Bernard and Dr. Ford. But how straight a shooter is Dr. Ford? How much of his tale is fact, and how much of it carefully curated legend, intended to deceive both Bernard and the audience? Wheels within wheels!

Watching Westworld – 102 – Chestnut

Jim and A.Ron have a lot to say about the second episode of HBO’s new hit series, Westworld, entitled “Chestnut”. We talk a lot about the developing characters and mysteries of the show, trying to figure out what Bernard and Dr. Ford are up to, while trying to understand the motives and mind of Dolores. Along the way, we find out surprising things about each other, like our true feelings about dusty old prospectors found lying in the street. It’s quiet beautiful, really. And hey, we got lots of feedback, theories, and analysis by our dashing and witty listeners!