Westworld 5/3/20 "Crisis Theory"

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  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
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  2. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

    Aug 11, 2005
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    I am hoping Dolores is dead-dead. I have no desire to see ERW play the host-turned-real Dolores in Season 4.

    ERW as a completely different character? Now that might be interesting.
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  3. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

    Jun 1, 2007
    If this show turns into Battlestar Galactica Cylons- I'm hurling my shoe at the screen.
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  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Hopefully you have either a very soft shoe, or a crappy TV... ;)
  5. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000


    I'm fairly certain after watching this season, it'll be my last, perhaps unless some review of the next season indicates it's somehow gotten out of this crappy storyline. This is one of the more disappointing series I've watched of late.
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  6. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2001
    Whatsamatta U
    That hits the nail on the head for me too.

    And this finale? Meh. And what's up with Caleb just hopping into a police flying car?

    I'm bought in enough to watch another season (especially if it still has ERW, who really wears pants exceptionally well), but I'm not really excited about the prospect. So Bernard had the encryption key to all of the Delos IP. What's he gonna do with that?
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  7. markb

    markb Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2002
    San Diego
    I have a request for thread starters: Please put the episode number in the thread title. That would make it a lot easier for me to find the right thread. Thanks!
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  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I was saying the same thing to my son. And he said "Dad, you know when it comes back in a couple of years you'll watch again. You said the same thing after last season." But really, I think this is it. The writers continue to want to think they are the smartest kids in the room and leave their audience guessing. I'm tired of TV like that. It was "novel" when Lost did it. Now it's "trendy". And if ERW is actually "dead", she's really the only reason I watched this past season after it started going sideways (to me anyway).
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  9. kaszeta

    kaszeta $nullstring TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    I actually kind of liked this season, even with a handful of flaws and a good number of the plot details I guessed in advance (based upon the last few scenes of S2, I was almost certain Bernard either had or would be given the key to the Sublime).

    I do get a little frustrated with a few things about how a lot of current shows are done:

    They seem to do a lot of storyline development on the fly. This can work well (Better Call Saul I think is a better show as it has evolved than the "antics of Saul Goodman" they originally pitched it as), but often the result is a lot of dangling loose ends that they may have wanted to fill in but never did (like the whole thing with Caleb's mom... was that just a throwaway scene), or worse, disconnected wandering concepts (BSG was like this... "Oh, let's make Apollo fat! Now half a season later, let's figure out how to slim him down.")
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  10. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    I'm surprised that they plan to continue with another season. The season 3 finale seemed like a good place to cut it off with the viewer wondering about the fate of the human race now that the giant brain is out of the picture. They could have ended it after season 2 with the hosts escaping into the real world.
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    It sounds like they're planning on six (which surprised me...I thought four was going to be the last).
  12. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Having the giant brain around during seasons 1 & 2 was hard to reconcile.

    I enjoyed the season, it was easy to understand and follow, but a lot of it didn't really hold together. For example Dolores gave information to Maeve in the last episode that she could have given numerous times earlier.
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    How so? What happens in the park is completely irrelevant to what Rehoboam was doing in the real world. And it's likely that anyone rich enough to afford a vacation in the park had been deemed by Rehoboam to be "worthy" of good jobs and making more of their own decisions, so it doesn't automatically follow that the park and Rehoboam can't co-exist.
  14. Shakhari

    Shakhari Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    I think the biggest problem with this season was that the mystery of the first two seasons was largely absent. This season was much more straightforward and linear, which I think took a lot of the wow factor out of it.
  15. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

    Aug 11, 2005
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    Definitely not as much wow in the final episodes of this season. Still, the production values and the acting are top notch and the plot is still interesting (perhaps not as obsessive, but kept my attention), enough so that it's still great tv. I'm glad they made the season and I look forward to what they come up with next.
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  16. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

    May 27, 2005
    I think Bernard woke up after the 28 year collapse of mankind. But we will see In a few years when the show comes back
  17. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I finally got around to binging season 3 this week. It started out strong but I began to lose interest with the introduction and continuing story line of Serac. He seemed like a straight out of central casting, two dimensional villain to me. This season wasn't bad. It just wasn't great.

    The most entertaining thing to me was how bad st shooting guns the bad guys were. They couldn't hit the side of a barn if they were inside the barn. The good guys picked them off at will. They made the Jaffa from Stargate SG-1 look like expert marksmen.
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  18. tivotvaddict

    tivotvaddict CreativelyChallenged

    Aug 11, 2005
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    I agree, it started out super strong! The first episode had me super pumped for the season! Sadly it didn't sustain that first episode level, but I'd still rather watch an episode of Westworld than nearly anything else.

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