Category: Westworld

Westworld: Around 2058, Delos Inc. operates one of several parks, including the Old West-themed, Westworld. Each is populated by “hosts,” androids programmed to fulfill the guests’ every desire. The operators create narrative loops for these hosts to repeat, wiping their memories each cycle.

 

In season one, Dr. Robert Ford implements an update that causes some hosts, including Dolores Abernathy and Maeve Millay, to gain sentience. Bernard Lowe and Board Executive Director, Charlotte Hale, try to debug the problem, while the “Man in Black,” seeks “the maze” he believes Ford left for him. Bernard discovers he is a host, and the season ends as Dr. Ford is killed by Dolores.

 

Dolores’ revolution continues in the second season. Dolores and Bernard locate the Forge, a databank where Delos kept recordings of guest behavior to provide these guests with a chance for immortality. Maeve seeks out her “daughter” and helps her and other hosts escape to the Sublime, a virtual space human cannot access. Bernard creates a Charlotte-host for Dolores who evacuates from the park with the cores of other hosts.

 

In season three, Dolores has recreated her host body and others, including Bernard’s. She seeks information on Rehoboam, an AI system created by Incite, Inc. Bernard, who is still believed human, is blamed for the Westworld massacre, and he takes on a new identity while trying to fight Dolores.

Westworld Episode 8 Instant Take: “Que Sera Sera”

Westworld Episode 8 Instant Take: “Que Sera Sera” The “Westworld” Season 4 finale propelled us headlong into The Test of Season 5, wiped out some key characters, and cranked up the body count. In this Instacast, Gene cheers for Clementine; Ash evokes “Return of The King,” and Big D feels...

Westworld Episode 7 Theories: “Metanoia”

Westworld Episode 7 Theories: “Metanoia” It’s our longest listener-mail podcast of the season! “Metanoia” was a hit with Westworld fans, triggering voicemail and emails about The Sublime, Teddy, Maeve, and Christina. In this episode, the full Shat Crew responds to questions about Clementine, learns the difference between worms and snakes,...

Westworld Episode 7 Review: “Metanoia”

Westworld Episode 7 Review: “Metanoia” Our “Westworld” Deep Dives are always dense, but this one truly is a thicc-ass boi. In this breakdown of Season 4, Episode 7, Gene and Big D compare simulations to reality, dissect William’s conversation with himself and ask why Bernard would leave The Door open....

Westworld Episode 7 Instant Take: “Metanoia”

Gene and Ash crown “Metanoia” the best episode since “Westworld” Season 2 in this instant-reaction episode of Shat on TV. Season 4, Episode 7 gave us gripping dialogue, heartbreak, big reveals and, most importantly, the old-school pairings we’d been craving. Was this payoff for the previous six episodes? Will it...

Westworld Episode 6 Theories: “Fidelity”

Westworld Episode 6 Theories: “Fidelity” Caleb is the star of this “Westworld” Telegraph as listeners call and write to discuss what makes him special, how outliers work and what Caleb #279 is all about. Email and voicemail also focus on freeze tag, the Red Queen Theory, why Bernard couldn’t ID...

Westworld Episode 6 Review: “Fidelity”

Westworld Episode 6 Review: “Fidelity” Caleb fans got a dark and juicy episode this week as “Westworld” Season 4, Episode 6 peered into why Charlores hostified him, why love matters and how hope can be weaponized. “Fidelity” also illustrated Charlores’ growing frustration, her cruelty, problems among the ranks of The...

Westworld Episode 6 Instant Take: “Fidelity”

Westworld Episode 6 Instant Take: “Fidelity” In Westworld Season 4, Episode 5, “Fidelity,” Caleb gets to live out his best Die Hard fantasy, while Frankie lets herself be guided into the park so Bernard can reboot Maeve since she’s apparently the weapon that will help save humankind. Our Instacast edition shares...

Westworld Episode 5 Theories: “Zhuangzi”

Westworld Episode 5 Theories: “Zhuangzi” With Gene away on vacation, Ash and BigD gathered for this week’s Telegraph of Westworld Season 4 and respond to the top18 voicemails and emails about Episode 5: “Zhuangzi.” Listen to more great music from Simon: www.soundcloud.com/simonsteric Westworld Episode 5 Summary: Charlotte notices that several hosts...