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Westworld: Scenes of the Season

Westworld: Scenes of the Season

The first season of Westworld went off with quite a bang and continued the season with twists and turns and everything in between. I watched and rode the roller coaster of emotions along with everyone. But by the end of the season, plenty of moments stood out as monumental. Here are my top five scenes of the season.   Ford Cleans Up When Bernard starts asking questions, we as the audience had to wonder how Ford was going to react. Bernard wants to know everything, access all his past “memories” to discover who he really is. Bernard gets the information after attempting to manipulate Ford. He refuses to give up in knowing...

Westworld and Game of Thrones: Violent Delights

Westworld and Game of Thrones: Violent Delights

Warning: Major Westworld S1 Spoilers and Game of Thrones S6 Spoilers  In Westworld, which had its first season earlier this autumn, HBO gave its own hit show, Game of Thrones a run for its money. While there weren’t any dragons or otherworldly ice monsters to be found in Westworld’s endless desert expanses, there were still many of the same qualities in the show that have endeared fans to Game of Thrones for years– complex plot-lines, multi-faceted characters, and epic world-building. At the same time, there were also the graphic displays of carnage, copulation, and cruelty: not surprising given that this has become a...

Three Undeniable Nods to “Game of Thrones” in the Season Finale of “Westworld”

Three Undeniable Nods to “Game of Thrones” in the Season Finale of “Westworld”

With the sound of spurs and gunshots echoing in our memories, the time for reflection is now upon us. Westworld was one of the biggest first series in HBO history, with a bountiful audience who actively dedicated their time to finding meaning in the jumbled and confusing timelines. Since the show finished there have been a plethora of theories circling about what could be in store in the following seasons. In the feature-length original film of the same name for which the series was obviously based on, there are multiple worlds including a Medieval World. In an interview with Jonathon Nolan, he said that George RR Martin had floated the idea...

Westworld Season Finale: “The Bicameral Mind”

Westworld Season Finale: “The Bicameral Mind”

The Westworld season finale managed to wrap up a plethora of loose ends while simultaneously opening manty other doors to what may follow. A number of fan theories were confirmed – namely that William is The Man in Black and Bernard is Arnold or Arnold is Bernard…I get confused and that the maze isn’t really a maze after all. What was brilliant about the finale was that these loose ends were tied up straight away and the rest of the episode focussed on more pressing matters – things that are going to be important for seasons to come. One of the biggest fears surrounding artificial intelligence is its own self-realization that it is...

Westworld: “The Well-Tempered Clavier”

Westworld: “The Well-Tempered Clavier”

It is impossible to disagree with the fact that every episode of Westworld thus far has been compellingly unique and brilliantly existential. We have experienced the sentient growth of (mainly) Dolores, Maeve, and now Bernard. “The Well-Tempered Clavier” is the series at its darkest, with much regard to Bernard and Ford. I’m feeling heavy Hannibal Lecter vibes being channeled by Anthony Hopkins into Ford, adding to his sociopathic persona. There are many angles and approaches to predict where Westworld goes from here, so let’s break it down into our main characters. Dolores Dolores has existed as our predominant protagonist in the...

Westworld: “Trace Decay”

Westworld: “Trace Decay”

After last week’s bombshell, this week’s episode opens on Bernard coming to terms with his horrendous crime. It would seem that Ford’s control over him is a lot stronger and a lot more complex than first considered. Ford can change Bernard’s emotion and direction at the flick of a switch. When Ford brings Bernard back online, his first reaction is that of grief and guilt. He expresses new emotions, emotions associated with murdering somebody. None of the Hosts have ever killed a human being before so Bernard is feeling them for the first time. Ford, sensing his emotions are spiraling out of control, turns off the bad...

EW Elaborates On WESTWORLD Episode 07’s Big Reveal

EW Elaborates On WESTWORLD Episode 07’s Big Reveal

  SPOILERS! A big plot twist just hit us with Episode 07 of WESTWORLD. The episode entitled “Trompe L’Oeil” will certainly cause us to look at a certain character in quite a different light in Episode 08, “Trace Decay,” and onward. It might even cause fans to re-watch certain scenes a second time and perhaps adjust their theories accordingly. Let’s get right to it. And, remember SPOILERS are ahead. In other words, you shouldn’t be reading if you haven’t been watching. Okay, the major WTF, only hinted in our review, is that Bernard Lowe, Programming Director, is a Host under Ford’s bidding. The reveal happened in the...

Westworld: “Trompe L’Oeil”

Westworld: “Trompe L’Oeil”

In last week’s episode, Maeve (Thandie Newton) tests the boundaries of her ability to see beyond her world while Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) finds clues that lead her deeper into the maze. Elsie (Shannon Woodward) finds an anomaly and as she delves into explaining it, danger finds her. Ford’s (Anthony Hopkins) perception and experiences within the park start to point out something nefarious beneath the surface. How much influence did Arnold have before he killed himself? And how will it affect the Hosts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHwSYAO5c-M In this episode ,” even more beneath the surface is revealed. Named after the...

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