Wednesday, May 2, 2018
In Which I Review Westworld (2x2)
--I don't know if it's deliberate but there's a really interesting racial divide between Delores's group and Maeve's group. Delores has surrounded herself with all white comrades whereas Maeve is marching around with people of color. Thus far, Maeve's quest is the purer of the two. This is further seen in the Delos company (all white males) being seen as, not villains per se, but privileged egotistical white males who take what they want versus our lone sympathetic Host who hasn't turned on humanity, African-American Bernard. Take that for whatever it might mean.
--There is some seriously gorgeous piano music throughout the entire episode.
--"Dead isn't what it used to be."
--"I think in twenty years, this will be the only reality that matters."
--I honestly have no idea what run down structure Delores--and is also William's greatest mistake--is heading for but it's significant that it was William who showed it to her originally. Again, the experiences forced on her inform her identity.
--"We have toiled in God's service long enough; so I killed him."