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Analysis: Episode 11 – Season 2

Analysis: Episode 11 – Season 2
Analysis: A Westworld Podcast

 
 
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This week Jordan and Jeremy discuss their feelings on Westworld Season 2 as a whole. Unfortunately, it doesn’t end up being all that positive. The big reveals ended up being predictable and the setup for Season 3 is just… not promising. They’ve let Westworld become a world with no rules.

This will also be the final episode of Analysis: A Westworld Podcast. We had talked about doing Season 1 or the movie, but there’s just nothing left to talk about. Better to end it than force it.

Thanks for listening!

Maybe in a few years when season 3 happens…

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Jeremy Monken
Jordan Baranowski

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Derreck Mayer

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Analysis: Episode 10 – The Passenger

This week Jordan and Jeremy discuss Westworld S2E9, The Passenger. In recapping this bonus-sized episode of westworld, we actually decided we’ll be splitting it into a 2-parter. This is the first Wild Speculation Corner-free episode of Analysis.

We discuss people as books, the Forge, hints of The Matrix, bad special effects, Bernard’s weird brain, Hale 2’s ball bag, and The Passenger’s post-credits BONUS SCENE (That Jeremy totally forgot to watch).

Apologies for some sound quality issues. Jordan needs a screen for his mic and hits his Ps pretty hard through the whole episode (Which I did not try to edit out because it would take forever).

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Analysis: Episode 10 – The Passenger

Analysis: Episode 9 – Vanishing Point

Well, there had to eventually be a worst episode of Westworld and I think we found it, folks. Lame writing, sloppy acting, extremely forced “WHO’S A HOST” drama. After the powerhouse that was Episode 8, Episode 9 Vanishing Point was a real letdown.

We talk through the pathetic loser that is The Man in Black, bad drunk acting, Clem the Zombie Queen, secret hats, suicide, and what might be Westworld’s Red Wedding moment.

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Analysis: Episode 9 – Vanishing Point

Analysis: Episode 8 – Kiksuya

This week, Jordan and Jeremy discuss Westworld Season 2, Episode 8 Kiksuya, a beautiful side-story and pseudo recap spanning seasons 1 and 2.

We talk through the newest glance at The Valley Beyond, the visual effects that make Akecheta such a compelling figure on screen, and the real motive of The Man in Black’s daughter, Grace.

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Analysis: Episode 8 – Kiksuya

Analysis: Episode 7 – Les Escorches

This week, Jordan and Jeremy discuss Westworld Season 2, Episode 7 Les Escorches and the slowly unveiling master plans of both Hale and Ford.

We talk through the ramifications of the cradle’s destruction, the ever-shifting timelines, and the shark-jumpy campiness of this whole episode. In wild speculation corner, we guess at what happened to Ford’s digital ghost and what really lies within the Valley Beyond.

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Analysis: Episode 6 – Phase Space

This week, Jordan and Jeremy discuss Westworld Season 2, Episode 6 Phase Space and the mystery of the cradle!

Okay, so there isn’t much mystery because they totally tell us what the cradle is in this episode, but we still discuss the hell out of it.

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Analysis: Episode 6 – Phase Space

Analysis: Episode 5 – Akane no Mai

Two lines from this week’s Westworld episode, Akane no Mai sum up the episode far more than we ever could:

“Welcome to Shogun World.”

“SHIT! NINJAS!”

There wasn’t much mystery to discuss with this episode, we spend most of the episode on a fun side mission through Shogun World where Maeve discovers a “new voice.” This week, we talk about lazy writing, the secret of the flood hosts, and the true characters of Maeve and Dolores and where they will end up by the end of the season.

In Wild Speculation Corner, we ask… can hosts get pregnant?

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Analysis: Episode 4 – The Riddle of the Sphinx

This week on Analysis, Jordan sighs heavily through the entire back half of the episode, haunted by all the mysteries of Westworld. We discuss S2E4, The Riddle of the Sphinx, and the Sisyphean hellscape that is the digital afterlife of James Delos.

Who’s in the red marble? What is William’s daughter’s objective? How do the timelines really connect? Where did Abernathy’s photo come from? Who’s really in control of Bernard? Is Ellie a host? Damn you, Westworld, and your captivating mysteries!

In Wild Speculation Corner, Jeremy throws out the idea that all the hosts are based on real people, given a looped timeline and clear parameters and goals to keep them from destabilizing.

Also, we get some barks from Jordan’s pup, Oliver.

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Analysis: Episode 4 – The Riddle of the Sphinx

Analysis: Episode 3 – Virtù e Fortuna

This week, honestly, we’re almost too excited by the possibilities of the coming episodes of Westworld to wildly speculate upon them. I mean we do, obvs, but there’s some mild hesitation.

What is stuck in Abernathy’s head? What does Virtù e Fortuna mean? Are the hosts all breaking down? Will we see pirates? We’re going to see pirates. There have to be pirates. Also, everyone’s favorite park… India World?

We dive back into the idea of what parallels the Westworld hosts have to Skyrim NPCs and we discuss what type of NPC Dolores would have been.

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Analysis: Episode 3 – Virtù e Fortuna

Analysis: A Westworld Podcast – Episode 2

Jordan and Jeremy are back to discuss another episode of Westworld Season 2, this week it’s episode 2: Reunion. William has a secret. Dolores knows that secret. Which of them will reach the promised land first and either stop Westworld for good or release the Pandora’s Box of robot cowboys on an unsuspecting world?

A big topic this week is the end of a Westworld host’s narrative and how it parallels our experiences with open role-playing video games like Fallout or Skyrim.

In our now wildly successful recurring feature, Wild Speculation Corner, we ask the real question that needs asked: Is Ford some kind of crazy space man?

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Analysis: A Westworld Podcast – Episode 2

Analysis: A Westworld Podcast – Episode 1

Welcome to Westworld! Everyone’s favorite robot amusement park show is back for season 2 on HBO. The violent delights are starting back up and we’re here to talk about them. Your hosts Jeremy and Jordan break down the episodes, tie in robot revelations to previous episodes or speculate wildly on what it all means.

This week, we’re talking about Journey Into Night. What is Dolores becoming? What is happening to Bernard? Where is Maeve going? What is Teddy’s fate?

This is a limited series, so there will only be as many episodes as episodes of Westworld.

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Analysis: A Westworld Podcast – Episode 1