Westworld Episode 2 Instant Take: “The Winter Line”

Westworld Episode 2 Instant Take: "The Winter Line"

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.

Westworld Episode 2 Summary: “The Winter Line”
Bernard returns to Westworld and discovers the Ashley host is still functioning. With Ashley’s help, they find the Maeve host, but it is lacking its “pearl” and that it is no longer in the park. Bernard uses the systems there to verify that Dolores had not contaminated his code, and discovers Dolores targeted several prior park guests including Liam. He reprograms Ashley to help protect him as they return to the mainland. Maeve is rescued from Warworld by Hector but realizes this is another narrative and kills herself to come to in Operations, discovering Lee is alive and wants to help get her to the Forge. However, Maeve soon realizes that this is all a virtual simulation, and after testing its bounds, is able to break her pearl free from its real-world location, but guards stop the attempt. She wakes in a real-world host body and meets Serac, who, after initially thinking she was the major disruption on the system he built, wants her help to stop Dolores.

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3 Responses

  1. Kevin Ryan says:

    I don’t think we are seeing the real Maeve. I think we are seeing a copy of her. If true then one of those balls is Maeve.
    Then again what the fuck do I know.

    I think Ashley is a host

    Stay safe

  2. Daniel says:

    “The Winter Line” was a Syfy-grade episode, and a second tier Syfy-grade episode at that. The only real difference being that Syfy programs have much smaller budgets than Westworld, so Westworld has better production values. Westworld is past its prime. I cringed at the Benioff-Weiss-Drogon cameo, but pretty much the whole episode was lame.

    My feelings on Westworld can be summarized with a quote from Inception, “We had our time together, and I have to let you go.”

  3. Justin says:

    I think William is the missing Board member in the meeting, Serac and the company Incite are the ones that are buying out Delos and or at least parts of Delos.

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