Tuesday, May 22, 2018
In Which I Review Westworld (2x5)
--According to Lee, "Shogun World" was a place designed for those who found Westworld too tame.
--Delores plans on stealing a train and taking it out to the Mesa. I'm sure that'll go swimmingly.
--So, we can all agree that Delores is becoming quite the monster, right? Poor Teddy.
--"The real question is not can you trust her. It's can you trust yourself." I'm really glad the writers shifted Lee's character from struggling, arrogant artist, to someone Maeve can play off of.
--Picking up a thread from last week, the Shogunate comes from the Tokugawa period in Japanese history. It's worth noting that one of the policies during this historical period was intense isolationism, keeping the West at bay during a time of incredible exploration and conquest.
--I don't know that I've ever cringed harder during an episode of TV and actually backed myself away from the screen than when Akane was sawing the Shogun's head in half.