Westworld | Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: “Reunion”

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Westworld Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: “Reunion”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Jo Garfein (@jopinionated) return for another edition of “Welcome to Westworld,” their weekly podcast series running down the latest twists and turns in the HBO drama. This week, Josh and Jo head away from the park and out into the real world to check out all of the splendor alongside Dolores. In the process, several insane theories are born, and a Breaking Bad icon even makes an appearance.
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  • TrentC

    Before I listen to the podcast, the writing here was phenomenal. The depth and dual meaning to most of the lines should be a class on how to write an engaging script. This episode packed more in one hour than most shows do in a season. Westworld sets a new bar in television.

    • Anita N.

      “Engaging” is a good word for the writing. What I love about this show is that it refuses to let you watch it passively–you’re constantly being challenged to engage with the story and to try to understand what is happening with each character internally.

      • TrentC

        I was going to note some examples where statements had a hidden or at least a dual meaning, then I remembered I’m not doing a podcast :). I just want to let the experience wash over me. Shows like this and Mr. Robot really expose how insubstantial most of the TV landscape really is.

        Your statement saying you can’t watch it passively and are being challenged to engage is spot on. I knew early during the first season that I would be rewatching this entire series once it’s completed and that’s rare for me.

  • Brendan Fitzpatrick

    Wrote this in to the Feedback show, but my current “Big” theory is that DadBernathy is the host body of PapaDelos. Seeing the picture of his “Daughter” Juliet in season 1 is what made him Glitch out, He was implanted with the memories of Jim(sic)Delos. As they said on the episode, “Dead doesn’t mean what it used to”. That would also explain why it was so important for Delos the company to use the Dadbernathy to smuggle “data” out of the park. Dadbernathy IS the Data. I don’t think it’s at all a coincidence that they cast an actor as Papa Delos that bears a striking resemblance to the actor who plays DadBernathy. .

  • I also loved the song at the intro!
    Morceaux de fantasie, Op. 3: II. Prélude in C-Sharp Minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The first note of the song is almost as the same as the one in the regular intro music which gave me a nice surprise.

    • TrentC

      Are you one of those piano playing hosts? 🙂

  • TrentC

    How about…the reason they’re collecting DNA from the guests is not for clones or blackmail purposes.

    They are combining humans with hosts?

    Dead isn’t what it used to be…

    • Brendan Fitzpatrick

      That fits well with my DadBernathy/JimDelos theory.

      • TrentC

        We saw quite a bit of DadBernathy during episode three and there was large file hidden in there somewhere.

        Makes a person wonder where Robert Ford will end up…

        • Brendan Fitzpatrick

          THIS seems like the more likely thing with Dadbernathy at this point, that he’s hosting Ford. Man, poor Jim Delos, what a shit show.

          • TrentC

            Delos = Groundhog Day from Hell.

            Yeah now I keep looking at other hosts/people and wondering if Ford is lurking in there.

    • CamPT

      I’m onboard with that.