Season two was rich with religious symbolism and commentary. Scholar of religion Andrew Aghapour joins us to discuss Dolores and Bernard as prophets (5:29), free will and choice (12:03), James Delos and resurrection (18:33), Akecheta and the Ghost Nation (27:39), the concept of multiple worlds (33:34), and looking forward to season three (41:19).
Craig Carter and Meredith Fowler take a moment to review the incredible season two of Westworld. They discuss the Teddy and Stubbs twists (2:22), themes of privacy and choice (5:31), lingering questions (11:28), podcast milestones (15:15), our favorite blooper (20:04), the music (25:38), things we didn’t like (31:52), and our favorite moments (42:07).
There was so much to talk about in “The Passenger,” we had to break up our deep dive into two parts. Craig Carter and Brian Sutorious have a few more notes about the Man in Black (1:41) before discussing Jeffrey Wright’s AMA (7:27), Bernard and Dolores’ journey to the Forge (12:32), and the creation of Charlores and the season’s resolution (59:12).
Sweet, fancy Moses. That was one hell of a season finale. A ton of answers and a ton of questions. After talking about the episode in general (2:10), hosts Craig Carter and Jess Bowers discuss Maeve’s sacrifice (7:11), Dolores’ body switching (13:15), the Man in Black being... somewhere (24:01), and our favorite moments (31:37).
Well, that episode wrecked us emotionally. But we’re here for you. We’ll hold you gently until the pain goes away while we dive deep into “Vanishing Point.” Craig Carter and Brian Sutorious discuss some cool things from last week’s episode (2:12) before talking about Ford meddling with Bernard and Maeve (8:38), Dolores and Teddy’s tragic journey (38:37), and the Man in Black winning the father of the year award (53:49).
In a season of emotional episodes, this may very well have been the most emotional. “Vanishing Point” played with our heartstrings like the London Philharmonic. Craig Carter and Jess Bowers discuss the episode (3:20) before talking about their favorite moments (17:38).
Les écorchés literally translated means “the tormented.” That turned out to be very appropriate with all the torment we saw in the latest episode of Westworld. Craig Carter and Ashley Melzer give their general thoughts on “Les Écorchés” (1:24) before discussing the attack on the Mesa part I (24:42), the Man in Black and Maeve (43:08), and the attack on the Mesa part II (54:50).
This streak of fantastic Westworld episodes just keeps going! “Les Écorches” was magnifique! Craig Carter and Jess Bowers discuss the explosive episode (3:27) before talking about their favorite moments (16:51).
“Phase Space” promptly removed our minds from our skulls and put them in a dreamlike state. Craig and Jess discuss “Previously on Westworld” (2:29), the happenings of Delos (3:42), Dolores and Teddy on the crazy train (13:32), the Man in Black reconnecting with his daughter (27:58), Maeve slicing and dicing her way to freedom (48:09), and Bernard in the cradle (1:07:01).
Samurai and ninja and impalings, oh my! “Akane No Mai” was an incredible introduction to Shogunworld. Craig and Brian discuss the Delos cleanup crew (3:58), Dolores and Teddy’s heartbreaking journey back to Sweetwater (11:42), and Maeve and company’s journey through feudal Japan (35:43).
Shogun World was everything we’d hoped it would be and more. While we’re all recovering from that incredible episode, Craig and Jess discuss the beautiful and brutal ‘Akane No Mai’ (3:23) before talking about their favorite moments (24:48).
The third episode of Westworld Season 2 was certainly full of virtue and fortune. Craig and Brian dive deep into ‘Virtù e Fortuna’ to discuss adventures in The Raj (3:19), Maeve finding new and old friends (21:12), Dolores on a warpath (42:31), and crazy theories (1:34:43).
It’s time to dive deep into “Journey Into Night.” Craig and Meredith talk about the show’s new intro (3:56), the Man in Black starting his new journey (7:11), Dolores’ pension for violence (15:24), Maeve and Sizemore’s wacky adventures (27:47), and Bernard on a distant shore (38:50).
It’s here! The premiere of Season 2 has arrived and we are so excited to talk about ‘Journey Into Night.’ Craig and Meredith give a quick recap (2:29) and then discuss a few of their favorite moments (7:58).
We are just one day away from the premiere! If you’re trying to catch up on Season 1 before Season 2, we’ve got you covered. We recapped all 10 Season 1 episodes and you can listen to them all right here. Make sure you subscribe to follow our podcast for all of Season 2!
Scholar of religious studies Andrew Aghapour joins the podcast to talk about the religious symbolism present throughout the first season of Westworld. Craig and Andrew discuss the bicameral mind (3:48), Ford, Nietzsche, and the death of God (15:08), Dolores and Maeve as prophets (38:15), and what we may learn about the religion of the Hosts and the world outside of the park in season two.