IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SEEN WESTWORLD, THIS POST CONTAINS BOTH SPOILERS AND ALSO MY GENIUS UNCOVERING OF THE WHOLE MEANING BEHIND THE SHOW SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO GIVE IT A MISS.
Simply look at this post, say “Doesn’t look like anything to me.” and move on.
I am currently rewatching Westworld, let me tell you that is a very good decision. It gets even better on the second sweep. The luxury of knowing the actual plot and not constantly wondering whether I should know what’s going on, has meant I can focus on more important things. And oh I have!
The other night, round about episode 5, I stumbled on what I think is an explanation of the entire meaning of the series. Yes.
WHILST OTHER PEOPLE WERE ALL DISTRACTED WITH WONDERING JUST HOW EVIL ANTHONY HOPKINS CAN BE, JAMES MARSDEN’S CHEEKBONES AND GENERAL ASIMOVIAN GREATNESS, I BELIEVE I HAVE UNCOVERED THE SHOW’S TRUE PURPOSE.
I believe that the entire show was created simply to give Thandie Newton a vehicle to make badass sassy remarks to the camera in close up.
The park? An afterthought.
The hosts? Merely a delivery mechanism.
It’s all about those one liners.
But of course, like any 100% true fan theory I have proof.
Episode 2 is the first time we actually screamed “Yes, Maeve!” at the screen. Look at that face would you? You know what that says? You may be getting a Critics’s choice award Evan Rachael Wood, but this is alllllll for me.
Now in episode 3 we don’t see Maeve so much. She’s confused, she’s conflicted, she’s wondering what’s going on. And we as audience members feel the same. We have seen some sass, we know it means something. But what!? Could it be the meaning of the whole show?
Yes. Yes it could.
In Episode 4 Maeve really comes into her own. In all her gun pointing glory. She had her moment to think things through and somehow she’s managed to process all this mind bending weirdness and come to the conclusion that being awesome will get her everything.
That’s right. Kiss that beautiful man. You deserve it.
In episode 5 we mainly focus on Dolores crushing everything and everyone. And that’s fair. I mean, we need little side plots too.
I think episode 6 is the turning point. This is where the writers got together and asked “we can’t really just have Maeve say something amazing and sassy in her beautiful voice in order to end every scene… can we?” They could.
This woman is naked in front of two men with scalpels. Just sassin’ it up.