Zilpha Geary’s suicide scene pissed off a lot of “Taboo” fans. We witnessed her grow over six episodes, cheered when she pushed a needle through Thorne’s heart and gasped when James finally rejected her love. And then the show’s writers threw her off a bridge.
Oona Chaplin didn’t have a close-up to explore the pain on Zilpha’s face before she leapt. No flashback surfaced to illustrate better times between James and Zilpha. The woman we thought would be key to James Keziah Delaney’s heart wound up being a footnote in the show’s history.
But what if we were wrong? What if Zilpha Geary is Taboo’s most important character?
Think about it: Who else shows us so much turmoil on screen? Who else can crush James or elate him? Who else kills with such glee and transforms with a taste of blood? And who else has fans hungry for more?
Zilpha isn’t gone, not by a long shot. She could have faked her death. She could have been abducted. She could have attempted to leave a secret message in her suicide note. Or, even if Zilpha is dead, she could delightfully spook us forever as a ghost in James’ head.
Why would Taboo waste time on Zilpha Geary?
Taboo’s first season weaved mystery, horror, action and romance in just eight short episodes. That left no time for filler episodes or self-indulgence. Every minute had to be important, and Zilpha devoured a lot of those minutes. Continue reading Zilpha Geary isn’t dead. She’s Taboo’s most important character
Westworld Theories & Listener Mail – March 2017
When will “Westworld” Season 2 arrive? It’s looking like October 2018, but we’re back with Westworld news from the Golden Globes, a projected series schedule and reflection for the past two months without our favorite show about robot sex and human massacres.
The fans are the stars Westworld Telegraph, and this month’s edition is loaded with ideas on the nature of the maze, the reasoning behind Shogun World, the future of the Delos board and the souls of your faithful hosts: Rog, Big D, and Gene.
Have a listen, then write us your thoughts for the April edition of Westworld Telegraph from Shat on TV. Email address: Hosts@ShatOnTV.com.
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Taboo FX Episode 8 Theories
While the “Taboo” finale was mostly well received by the Twitter audience, it also triggered strong feelings from citizens of Shat Nation: anger over Zilpha’s death, frustration over plot holes, curiosity about James Delaney’s mental state, and hope for a “Taboo” season 2 and beyond.
Roger, Gene & Big D attempt to answer:
- Why did the kill off the most interesting character (Zilpha)?
- Did the character of James Delaney ever truly learn anything?
- Was this show ever truly about mysticism?
- Will the League of the Damned traverse across America “Oregon Trail-Style” in Season 2?
The final River Rants of the Taboo FX season is here! Plus, it’s a bonus edition with 13 action-and-expletive-packed letters to savor. So strap on your life jacket & hop aboard the Shat Sailboat as we take one final trip down the river and off to sea.
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