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Westworld Episode 6 Review: “Decoherence”

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.

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Westworld Episode 6 Instant Take: “Decoherence”

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.

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Westworld Episode 2 Theories: “The Winter Line”

Listener mail after “Westworld” Season 3, Episode 2 covers great minds like Lacan, Fromm, Faucault, Sartre, Barthe, Chomsky, and Rahobo.Ashley and Gene compare brain boners. Big D finds a mispronunciation mate, and we celebrate the memory of a Shat listener who is no longer with us.Longtime friend of the pod Thiago writes in with a Biblical “Umm … Actually” while laying on thicc praise for Armand Delgado. Muhip gives us a lesson in adversarial neural networks, and Dick Ebert teaches us about CPU bottlenecks.We discuss whether Dolores ever put a Westworld friend in Charlotte’s body, whether Maeve ever met Serac, and whether hosts other than Dolores already have infiltrated the “real world.”

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Westworld Episode 2 Review: “The Winter Line”

Shat on TV’s coverage of Westworld Season 3, Episode 2: “The Winter Line” starts off intelligently with discussions of free will vs sentience, the nuance between hero and villain, and Ashley Schlafly’s brilliant overview of Louis Althusser’s views of subjection and the state. Things take a turn as Dick Ebert unveils his latest treatise: “Rahobo, The God Humans Need,” force-feeding Gene enough tinfoil to spark a Divergence. Suddenly, it’s Big D worshipping at the altar of Coconut Guy, Gene Lyons offering to kill Dick to save the world, Ashley classifying Serac’s accouterment as “Bond Villain,” an extended team giggle-fest, and the Shat Boys getting way too specific about Westworld’s timelines.

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Westworld Episode 2 Instant Take: “The Winter Line”

Was “Westworld” Season 3, Episode 2 a thrilling mind-bender or a “Rick and Morty” ripoff? “The Winter Line” took as back to the park and some familiar faces, including … Drogon? Maeve dropped a math bomb; Big D got on the Aaron Paul Train, and Gene Lyons thinks he’s smarter than everyone else. In this instant reaction episode, we drool over an “assed-up” Stubbs; discuss Bernard’s flashbacks; learn the difference between Greg, Gary, and Jerry; and preview Ashley Schlafly’s upcoming lesson on Althusser.

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Westworld Episode 10 Theories: “The Passenger”

Westworld Episode 10 Theories: “The Passenger”  Westworld lovers and haters are doing battle on this week’s Telegraph, writing in about the Season 2 finale, “The Passenger.” Critics say the plot holes were unforgivable. Fans say doubters are missing the entire point of the show. And most of us are...

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Westworld Episode 10 Review: “The Passenger”

Westworld Episode 10 Review: “The Passenger” We couldn’t agree on Dolores’ Five Pearls, the Man in Black’s post-credits scene, or where the hosts went. So we went to the source. Roger scours a Lisa Joy interview explaining “The Passenger” and quizzes Gene and Big D on what the heck we...

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Westworld Episode 10 Instant Take: “The Passenger”

Westworld Episode 10 Instant Take: “The Passenger” Some hosts reached The Valley Beyond. Some hosts reached the outside world. And some viewers reached the end of their wits. Westworld’s Season 2 finale, “The Passenger” brought back some of our favorite characters, but the twists and turns left some fans a...

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Westworld Episode 6 Theories: “Phase Space”

Westworld Episode 6 Theories: “Phase Space” First, disenchanted viewers turned their guns on “Westworld.” Now, frustrated listeners are setting their sights on us. From who Elsie actually is, to the Man in Black’s conversation with Emily, to Emily’s real name, you had a lot to say about Season 2 Episode...

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Westworld Episode 6 Review: “Phase Space”

Westworld Episode 6 Review: “Phase Space” Westworld’s entire reality has changed, and that means all we thought we knew means squat. So we’re diving deep without a tether and hoping we find hidden treasures in Episode 6, “Phase Space.” This Deep Dive explores whether Grace or the Man in Black...