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The After Party: Westworld Episode 2: Chestnut

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Beau and Chris get together weekly to talk about the episodes of HBO’s Westworld that we all just watched. Tune in after the show airs each week to see how much you agree or disagree with our thoughts.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
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  • Mr_Plainview

    The Gunslinger clearly says in the first episode that he’s been coming to the park for thirty years, and he spends a lot of money to come there and enjoy himself, so I think it’s beyond question that he’s a human. Unless they’re going to pull some crazy stupid-ass-shit like Anthony Hopkins made a robot that thinks it’s a guest but isn’t, but it has all the protections of a guest, just because Hopkins’ character was bored or some such nonsense.

    I think him mentioning that ‘in a way he was born here’ has to do with the huge running theme they had going on through the second episode about how the greatest thing about the park is it allows a person to discover who they truly are. For example: If you gun down a bunch of cheap looking/acting robots all video game GTA style, that’s just mindless violence that isn’t real. However, if you gun down something that is so realistic that it is indistinguishable from a human being and you do it again, and again, you’ve learned that you’re a murderer. I’m thinking that the Gunslinger was referring to the fact that by coming to the park he discovered who he really is and was thus ‘in a way born there.’

  • Mr_Plainview

    I’m going to guess that the Gunslinger wants the Maze because it’s something new. Imagine if suddenly only one video game exists, and it’s the greatest game there ever was, and you’ve played the total hell out of it for thirty years, and now there’s nothing new to do, and the game is starting to get boring. Add to this that the game is the only thing you’ve enjoyed for those last thirty years and gave you’re life meaning. Then suddenly you happen upon some secret thing in the game, a brand new discovery, a new adventure, a new thrill. What would you do?

    I think that’s what the Gunslinger is doing; he’s trying to find the easter egg in the game. Basically, he wants to get all the achievements in Westworld. He’s an achievement hunter. This what they look like in the future.

    Or Hopkins character programed a way to get God Mode in the game and hid it in this Maze, then the Gunslinger found out and wants to be L337 H4x0r so he can pwn everyone for the epic lawlz. Just imagine all the tea-bagging he’d do if he got his hands on those Cool Rand Doritos and Mountain Dew, he’d be total MLG.

  • Neil Kelly

    Even if this show turns to shit, it is going to win some awards even if it was just for the intro. God DAMM it is so good.
    There an awful lot going on here and a lot to look into, my assumption right now is… maybe the code that caused the crash wasn’t completely removed? So the dropping of the items causing the Hosts to remember, and the Maze, may be leading to some greater scheme.