Ep 6, Season 1 – THE ADVERSARY – Westworld with Ben and Wade

Ben and Wade campaign for the Maeve Fan Club and dissect THE ADVERSARY, Episode 6 of Season 1 in HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD.

In particular, we chat about:

  • A new YouTube video lends more weight to the theory that we’re watching different timelines.
  • What type of maze are we talking about? Literal, figurative or both?
  • Why the performance of Thandie Newton and the arc of her character, Maeve, deserves its own hashtag.
  • Another theory about the real identity and motivations of Bernard.
  • Could Arnold have been living by himself in the park all this time?
  • WESTWORLD has 4 things in common with the Tom Cruise film, OBLIVION.
Maeve (Thandie Newton)
Maeve (Thandie Newton)



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