Yes, Westworld S04E06 “Fidelity” contains a ridiculous action scene, but it importantly recontextualizes some of the strange things we saw in previous episodes and serves up plenty of other scenes of interest that more than make this a good episode of Westworld.
Gather ‘round fleshy humans, we’re going through YOUR feedback and theories. Is this all part of Ford’s scheme? Is the show using the Darth Vader plan? Is there a secret Morse code message in lipstick application? Can hosts anchor themselves in reality the same way humans can? And we have special feedback for our philosophy episode!
Are we hosts dreaming that we’re human? Or are we humans dreaming that we’re hosts? Dive into the philosophical origins of the title of this episode. Jim comes around to A.Ron’s ascension theory based on evidence from this episode. We get some answers in this episode, but now we have more questions.
Join in on our discussion of YOUR questions and theories. Westworld is hitting its stride in a big way. It felt good to finally get some answers to our burning questions, but now that the door has been kicked down, more questions are flooding in. Charlotte Hale is cementing her place as one of the greatest villains. We’ve done the philosophical research for you in this episode of Watching Westworld with philosopher Aaron Rabinowitz.
How is the sublime capable of simulating the entire earth? Can a heaven become a hell? Has the simulation spread to the entire universe? Is it a tuna melt or a pastrami sandwich?? Are the host marbles symbolic wads of dung??? And Michele Boyd, who plays Temperance Armistice, writes to your favorite hosts. Tune in for answers and laughs with Jim and A.Ron in this feedback episode.
Today we’re joined by Aaron Rabinowitz, lecturing philosopher at Rutgers, as well as host of the Embrace the Void and Philosophers in Space podcast. He’s going to be talking to us today about the concepts of freewill vs determinism. Are humans on inescapable loops? Are we truly free to make our own decisions? If not, do our choices matter in any meaningful way? How do these philosophies impact social policies, economics, criminal justice, and more? And how does this connect to the themes of Westworld?
New York may be a zoo for humans? How is that different from all the cities we have now? Embrace the existential crisis and join us as we discuss an episode that has us all reeling. We cover our observations along with your theories and questions in the Instant Talk. Tune in Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday for more Westworld!
What will become of Max? Is there a parallel with Stephen King’s Talisman? Was this entire season an homage to David Carradine? Steve and Anthony conclude their coverage of season 4.
Westworld feels like it’s back to doing what it does best; giving us the answers while we try to figure out which questions we should be asking. Join us for the podcast as we get back to Bernard and find out a whole lot more about Temperance.
Steve and Anthony cover the first hour of the season four finale. Anthony does a full conversion to the cult of Eddie and Steve talks about the night he got drunk with Metallica.