Ep 5, Season 1 – CONTRAPASSO – Westworld with Ben and Wade

Ben and Wade go for a deep dive into CONTRAPASSO, Episode 5 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD.

In particular, we chat about:

  • The two-timeline theory
  • The link between William and The Man in Black… again!
  • What questions are being asked in WESTWORLD that relates to our real life in the present day?
  • The alternative characters played by Arnold
  • The evolution of Delores from ‘damsel in distress’ to gunslinger
  • What WESTWORLD and WALLE have in common
Gunslinger Delores (Rachel Evan Wood)
Gunslinger Delores (Rachel Evan Wood)



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