Watching Westworld – 208 – Kiksuya

This week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld was truly a thing of beauty. Learning about the long and winding journey of Akecheta, exquisitely played by Zahn McClarnon, in his search for truth, meaning, and his long lost love, was as profound a watching experience as I’ve had these past few years. Along the way he unlocks his own consciousness, meets god and the devil, and learns about a path his people may take to be free forever. Will he reach The Door? What, and who, will he find there? And will Maeve make it to be reunited with her daughter currently under Akecheta’s protection? We discuss this, you feedback, and the theories and speculation everyone’s buzzing about on this week’s pod!

Game of Thrones – 208 – The Prince of Winterfell

Jim and A.Ron’s rewatch of HBO’s Game of Thrones continues with “The Prince of Winterfell”.  We’re really feeling the tension as the countdown to the invasion of Stannis approaches zero.  Also, Robb commits political suicide, the Halfhand recruits Jon for a dangerous mission, and Arya tries to escape Harrenhal before it’s too late.  All this plus feedback, and at the end of the podcast our SpoiLore section where we delve deeper into the history and lore of Westeros.  Need to catch up?  Here’s a Tinfoil SpoiLore archive of previous podcasts by topic. Each link has a time code listed so you can jump right to the tinfoil topic of the week for your convenience and listening pleasure.

Mr. Robot – 208 – eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12

A Mr. Robot episode without Mr. Robot? Can such a thing actually be allowed to happen, and if it does, will anyone enjoy the result? The answer, actually, is yes. It isn’t a perfect episode, and suffers from issues that may or may not bother you, but we loved it. We discuss karaoke, Mr. Robots influence on and by The Leftovers, what is up with Angela? no seriously, what is up with Angela?, Darlene finding her dark side, and we explode pacemaker theories. All this, tons of great feedback, and more Duck Phillips jokes than you can shake a stick at, coming your way.

Better Cast Saul – 208 – Fifi

A.Ron and Jim are digging Better Call Saul’s latest episode, “Fifi”, which finds the perfect Mike/Jimmy balance and pacing. Your mileage may vary, of course, but lots of intriguing and interesting things are afoot. Jimmy is smuggling “war heroes” on Air Force bases, Chuck is sabotaging Kim and Jimmy’s dreams of teaming up, and Mike is dabbling in rather unconventional gardening accessories. We discuss this and more with help from our fellow fans!

What's Cooking in Hell's Kitchen – 208 – Guilty as Sin

Daredevil episode 208, “Guilty as Sin” is before the jury. What will be the verdict? On the one hand, we have great fight scenes, a rapidly expanding mythology that’s managing to stay on Jim’s sweet side, and some nice court scenes with Foggy. On the other hand, we’re really wondering WTF is going on with Frank, there are some pretty bad courtroom scenes with Foggy and Karen, and Matt’s punch in leiu of dialog is wearing out us as fast as it is Stick. See you Wednesday!