Tuesday, April 21, 2020

What I’m Watching: Westworld

Westworld: Season 3, Episode 6 “Decoherence” (B+)

It’s so fascinating how different each hour of this show can be, bringing back characters only every couple episodes as the massively interesting narrative of this season continues to play itself out. I’m glad that Maeve is not in fact dead and that her body has now been reconstructed thanks to Serac, though it’s hard to know who’s winning the war right now. Controlling all the soldiers and making them put their guns down before challenging them to come at her showed that she was ready for a fight, and getting Serac to bring Hector back for her demonstrated that she knows how to win. Unfortunately, this all happened while Charlotte was in the middle of her last act as the mole before Serac told her that he had known it was her the whole time. The notion that this created Charlotte gave herself away because she cared more about her family than the real Charlotte would have is incredible. She went into full host mode when she needed to make her escape, and just a moment after I thought how unnecessarily stylish she was trying to be, she used her coat to her advantage in hand-to-hand combat. With the assistance of that giant robot, Charlotte made her escape, but she couldn’t deliver on her promise to keep her family safe, emerging completely burnt from the car wreck. William’s group therapy in which he beat his past selves to death was pretty terrifying, and I’m intrigued to see what Bernard and Ashley are going to do now that they’ve found someone who absolutely wants to see Dolores stopped.

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