Wednesday, August 17, 2022

What I’m Watching: Westworld (Season Finale)

Westworld: Season 4, Episode 8 “Que Será, Será” (B)

It’s been so long and we’ve been through so many iterations of this world-within-a-world that I had forgotten when I saw Steven Ogg from “Snowpiercer” as Rebus that he’s appeared on this show many times, most recently in early season two. It was great to see Jonathan Tucker back again as Major Craddock since he elevates any scene he’s in, but it’s likely to be very little time before someone goes and gets shot in the head whenever they show up. Rules seem to be most important to just about everyone, which is why William pulled down and killed that sniper for breaking them and Charlotte, who was immediately repaired after her own apparent death, was set on keeping her scars so that William would know who killed him. It’s still not even remotely clear to me who was on which side and how things all panned out, but we did see Bernard leaving a gun for Charlotte since they share a certain kinship, and she doesn’t have the same destructive tendencies as William, who inherited them from the human version of himself. Frankie saved her father from Clementine, who did manage to take out Stubbs, but Caleb decided he couldn’t come with her because he knew who he really was. Dolores returned to her original state after realizing that she invented people like Maya and Emmett to guide her, though I don’t know what that means for her next. This has been an interesting season but not as gripping as season three, and, though season five is only rumored thanks to a conversation with Ed Harris (here’s mine, where we did talk briefly about the show), I think one last run through the hamster wheel could be very worthwhile.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Tessa Thompson as Charlotte

No comments: