Tagged: WW-S1E08

WW-S1E08 “Trace Decay” Ford has Bernard stage Theresa’s death to look like an accident. Then, Ford wipes Bernard’s memories after Bernard has a vision of himself attacking Elsie. Stubbs becomes suspicious of Bernard’s behavior. Hale recruits Sizemore for her cause. Maeve convinces Felix to give her the ability to control other hosts, and slits Sylvester’s throat for attempting to kill her; though she has Felix save him. Maeve then suffers more visions of her past life with her daughter and reflexively kills another host, prompting the park staff to retrieve her for a diagnostic. William and Dolores finally reach their destination, Ford’s church, where Dolores has more disturbing visions and realizes that Arnold wants her to remember something before they are captured by a band of Confederados led by Logan. Teddy receives a flashback of the Man in Black attacking Dolores and interrogates him. The Man in Black explains he started searching for the maze to find purpose after his wife’s suicide. Teddy is wounded by a female host before they are captured by Wyatt’s cultists.

Angela Is Way More Important To the Plot

Hey Guys, Angela is way more important to the plot than we are being led to believe. 3 host characters interact with humans and hosts on an admin-type level: Lawrence’s daughter, Akcheta and Angela. They are the only ones we’ve seen, so far, that can understand the difference between host...

Conjecture About MIB

Hi again guys! About the remembering and misremembering thing. I think you have it all way backwards. Human memory is imperfect, the show has hammered it home in S1E8 Trace Decay when Felix tells Maeve: “Your mind isn’t like ours,” Felix tells Maeve early on in the episode. “When we...

Ford / MIB Game Theory

Hey all, Long time listener, first time e-mailer. I’ll try to keep it short. I think that the control unit that Bernard had to pick up is Ford’s control unit. Human Ford knows everything going on in the park, and as such, knows that controlling a human brain in a...

Big D’s Theory

I like Big D’s theory but I don’t think the story he told in “Trace Decay” necessarily conflicts with the new visions he had. I always took the story to mean that he may have found his wife and thought it was an accident but when he talked to his...

Thoughts On Westworld

Howdy, gents, Before I get to some thoughts on Westworld, I have to acknowledge that the return of ShatOnTV Westworld Edition has been at least as wonderful as the show’s new season. I am always excited to hear your discussions, and am glad to offer my own contribution, however minor...

Why Fire For Maeve?

Why Fire for Maeve: I’m listening to the Big Episode for Trace Decay and you already called it at minute 58: Maeve needs to wreck her body to the point that a total rebuild is required allowing our main butcher FELIX to replace the explosive C6 vertebrae and remove any...

Westworld Theories Vs Enjoyment

Hey guys. Really enjoying the pod. Made for great road-trip thoughts and discussions with my brother over Thanksgiving break. I really identified with the thought that too many viewers are wanting to solve the mystery as opposed to enjoying the show. I must admit first that I probably discuss this...

In ‘Trace Decay,’ Theodore Is Just Teddy

Greetings Hosts (see what I did there…), I’m a huge fan of West World and have been a fan of the podcast since episode 1 aired. Not only have you discussed just about every theory imaginable, but you appreciate both the fun and artistic elements of the show. I’m not...

How Long Was Elsie in the Theater?

Hello Shat on TV hosts. Love your podcast and would like to share some questions I have after watching WestWorld S1E8 (season 1, episode 8 “Trace Decay”) In episode 6, Elsie was at the abandoned theater in Sector 3. She learns Theresa is behind the satellite transmissions and informs Bernard...

Westworld Timelines Theory Doesn’t Add Up

Something isn’t quite right with the 2 timeline theory. In Trace Decay, when Dolores snaps out of her flashback, she is with William with the town long dead and buried, just as it is when Ford looks at it in Chestnut and in a later episode with Bernard. This would...