Violent Delights is a weekly podcast where hosts Andrew Sorcini, Dwayne DeFreitas, and Tosin Onafowokan discuss HBO’s Westworld, and the larger questions this ambitious show hopes to tackle.
A pair of guests, first-timer William (Jimmi Simpson) and repeat visitor Logan (Ben Barnes), arrive at Westworld with different expectations and agendas. Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Quality Assurance head Theresa Cullen (Sidse Babett Knudsen) debate whether a recent host anomaly is contagious. Meanwhile, behavior engineer Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward) tweaks the emotions of Maeve (Thandie Newton), a madam in Sweetwater’s brothel, in order to avoid a recall. Cocky programmer Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) pitches his latest narrative to the team, but Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) has other ideas. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) conscripts a condemned man, Lawrence (Clifton Collins, Jr.), to help him uncover Westworld’s deepest secrets.
This week, Andrew, Dwayne, and Tosin welcome TardisBlend co-host Tom Cheredar to deconstruct Episode 1.2 “Chestnut” as we ask, why is Bernard secretly meeting with Dolores? How will what Maeve saw ‘backstage’ affect her? What will Dolores do with the gun? Will Teddy make it through a whole episode without getting killed? …and what’s Ford’s next narrative?
Written by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, and directed by Richard J. Lewis, Westworld Episode 1.2 “Chestnut” airs on HBO on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 9pm.