Westies And Season 2
Just voted for this years Westies. Established in 1961. Wow. I had no idea. In the end, I went with the Battle and Showdown scenes that created the most excitement for me. But, there were some really difficult choices here. Especially in the Showdown Category.
Mushashi v. Tanaka was absolutely epic. Loved the honor on display at the end. Rebus v. Confederados was sick. Rebus 4-5 rapid fire shots, all hitting their mark, all within about one second and a half, was amazing and reminded me of playing as Trevor in GTAV. But, MiB v. Pardue Brothers won my vote. I have a soft spot for Lawrence anyway. Then the tough talk from MiB. Mornin Lawrence. You helping them straighten out their rope again? Well, its gonna be an awful tight fit for all of you. Fantastic. I love how Westworld gives us some expectations and uses patterns without making it too tropey. Upon the original airing of the episode. I said mother fucker out loud, practically synchronized with Lawrence, (probably slightly before) when MiB saves him.
I saw another potential pattern developing early this Season. It has held for two Seasons, coming extremely late this Season. So subtle, its almost not noticeable. Host reveals. Im very confident. We WILL get one every Season. Season 1s, Bernard. Season 2s, Stubbs. I was leaning Elsie early. I dont know whats worse. A dead Elsie or an Elsie host? Fuck you, Hale! (Hence my Best Villain vote) I believe we have not seen the last of Sizemore. We will learn hes a host. That whole heroic last stand was cool. But, so stupid from Sizemore. And, was the exact opposite of what humans cornerstones are supposed to be. Survival. Ergo, I feel hes a host. Clearly, Ford saw fit to have hosts working as park employees. Behavior Lead. Security Lead. Why not the Lead Narrative Designer?
Looking back, we were tipped off that Stubbs was a host early in Season 2. Remember, Akecheta originally told Stubbs the beautiful line: You only live as long as the last person that remembers you. This line while poetic, when applied literally, means much more to the hosts than humans. Because of the hosts perfect memories, as long as a host remembers another, the remembered one can always be rebuilt. They are never truly dead until, no one remembers them.
One thing Im still a little confused about. How did the Maze get placed under the Ghost Nations scalps? I thought I heard you guys say it was put there by them? So they scalped themselves, tattooed the Maze, and reattached the scalp? Or, died? Any help here would be great.
Amazing work throughout, as per usual. Keep it up! See you guys at Shat the Movies, the Thrones Pod, on Twitter, and of course for Westworld Season 3, whenever that will be.
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