We wanted the scoop on Caleb Nichols’ background, and boy did we get it. Westworld Season 3, Episode 7, delivered detailed history, gave Solomon a voice, revealed the dark secrets behind Serac’s grand plan, and gave us a bloody showdown for good measure. Our instant-reaction episode also includes the Three Stooges Road Trip, security personnel shortages, and one very lonely AI. Listen now and subscribe to catch our Deep Dive on Tuesday.
“Westworld” listener mail this week focuses on why William thinks he’s “the good guy,” whether host pearls are irreplaceable, how bad a mom Charlotte was, how to pronounce Serac (again), and the season’s biggest reveal: Big D is a robot. This Telegraph, covering Episode 6 of Season 3, also features email about the book young William was reading, a cryptic conversation between the Man in Black and Robert Ford, and the possibility Westworld has jumped the shark. Listener Ken L. writes in with legal jingles, a caller might be a serial killer, and Ashley informs us HBO has approved a Season 4.
It only took six episodes, but Gene finally has tinfoil! Find out why he thinks Charlotte Hale was acting weird, and hear Big D’s far more plausible explanation. Ashley adds to the mix with a breakdown of William’s WWE group therapy, and we round out coverage of Westworld Season 3, Episode 6, by discussing the identities of the hosts being printed at Delos. In this “Decoherence” Deep Dive, the Shat Crew also delves into William’s mysterious blood protein, Charlotte’s incredible outfit, one particularly familiar orderly, and who was behind the car bombing that shocked us all.
What a save! Episode 6 seemed to pump the brakes on all of Season 3’s momentum in the opening minutes but finished with a real bang as our Westworld warriors found violent new motivations that set the stage for an explosive finale. Big D loved the William group therapy session, and Ash was intrigued by the changes happening in Charlores. Gene just relished Decoherence’s multiple bloodbaths and incredible action sequences starring Tessa Thompson. Going into Tuesday’s Deep Dive, the Shat Crew touches lightly on William’s blood tracker, the mystery hosts being printed, and how far the Dolori can stray from their maker.
Westworld Episode 5 Theories: “Genre” Ashley beat-boxing, Gene struggling with the N-word, Big D confusing real life with “Universal Soldier”—this Telegraph edition of Shat on TV is a doozy. “Westworld” Season 3, Episode 5, inspired listeners to write and call...
Ready to get weird? Let’s get weird. Ashley dissects Caleb and Serac. Big D gives lessons on hallucinogens and shoulder-fired missiles, and Gene takes you on a magical musical journey through Westworld Season 3, Episode 5: “Genre.” The Shat Crew also digs into Rehoboam weaponizing hope, why the car-chase haters are wrong, new T-shirt ideas, and how Giggles and Ash just happened to show up at the right time. RICO most definitely suave.
Your hosts are all back on the “Westworld” train! Choo-choo! Gene stops complaining. Ash heaps on the praise, and Big D wants to know where he can get some Genre. Season 3, Episode 5, fleshed out the mesmerizing Serac, reminded us of the talent in Evan Rachel Wood and Aaron Paul, blasted a kickass soundtrack, and closed the book on the season’s first movement. Mysteries were solved. Things were blown up, heads were smashed, gun sights went unused, and we learned a whole lot more about Caleb.
Listener mail this week focused on Caleb, Dolores’s pearl clones, an underpopulated Neo Los Angeles, lost lines of dialogue, William’s punishment, and blood identity scanners. “Westworld” Season 3, Episode 4 also inspired email and voicemail covering Charlotte Hale tinfoil, hamartia, “Rent” the musical, and that hammy fight scene between Dolores and Stubbs. Check it out, then join us Friday and Sunday on Twitch to discuss: www.shatontv.com/twitch
Gene and Ashley take heat from listeners, and Big D skates by as we dive deep into Season 3, Episode 4: “The Mother of Exiles.” This edition of Shat on TV explores a multi-Dolores universe, including the emergence of Dolores Prime, and asks “Who has the key to the Sublime?” We also dig up everything we know about Caleb, add to Dick Ebert’s Crazy Timelines and Tinfoil Show, revisit the ambulance shooting, debate Meat Farm vs. Dairy, consider Incite’s role in Caleb and Dolores meeting, and learn about “infantry old.”