Westworld Episode 4 Instant Take: “The Mother of Exiles”

Westworld Episode 4 Instant Take: The Mother of Exiles

All you pearl-divers got your answer as “Westworld” Season 3, Episode 4 revealed more of Dolores’ master plan, kicked up the violence, and turned on the sex appeal.

Gene was left wondering, “Why Caleb?” Ashley raised an eyebrow at how Bernard and Stubbs knew so much, and Big D scribbled down a timeline that would make Carrie Matheson proud.

The Shat Crew also discusses perhaps the goofiest “Westworld” moment of 2020 and learns to accept the show on its own terms.

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Westworld Episode 4 Summary:
Charlotte helps William prepare for a board meeting to prevent Serac from buying out Delos, but he keeps on having lucid dreams of Emily. Serac gains Maeve’s help by offering to reconnect her with her daughter in the Sublime. Maeve, following leads from Serac, tracks Dolores’s movements after arriving on the mainland to the Yakuza boss Sato, discovering him to appear the same as the Samurai World host Musashi. Bernard and Ashley, believing Liam to be a host swapped by Dolores, try to abduct him from a charity event, but Dolores and Caleb stop them. While Dolores fights off Ashley and Caleb chases down Liam, Bernard realizes Martin is the swapped host. William, Bernard, and Maeve recognize that Dolores made host copies of herself before leaving Westworld and placed them in the Charlotte, Martin, and Sato hosts as to fight back against Serac. Sato wounds Maeve and leaves her for dead, while Charlotte has William committed to a mental institution. Caleb and Dolores corner Liam, who remembers Dolores.

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1 Response

  1. Daniel says:

    Westworld, like Lost, is a mystery-box TV production that invites viewers to overanalyze, but ultimately it doesn’t warrant that level of investment.

    More importantly, I realized that there is no longer a dramatic hook that keeps me enticed; my enthusiasm for the characters has faded. I continued to watch the show after it peaked due to sunk cost fallacy. The show hasn’t dropped off the way Game of Thrones did, but I no longer find it compelling.

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