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    That was brutal.

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    Well that was a heck of a finale.

    And now we have a new Professor X and Magneto.

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    Man I fucking loved this season. Episode 8 was one of the best standalone episodes I've seen. Incredible finale. Don't get the criticizing. I love the narrative ambition.
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    Yeah I would get it if many frustrated criticisms at the finale, and during this season, happen more during the one-whole-mystery-box thing of season 1, rather than the more standalones-heavy, world-expanding season 2. Not that I don't see why people would be irritated at this season, since the timeline obfuscation, apart from those dealing with Bernard's scrambled mindset, doesn't feel purposeful like season 1 that much and just gets so tired at this point (and even in that season it wore thin towards the end).

    But after being slightly underwhelmed by season 1's finale, I am gratified by how this one can almost serve as a series finale of sort, and also encapsulates the season quite well. Messy, but several heartfelt conclusions and a few satisfying resolutions (kind of great in a meta-way how [
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    Yeah. Absolutely loved the stand-alone approach for each episode, but served the season as well.

    Loving the finale more and more, and I'll even rewatch this season for reasons I already shared.

    I totally understand if people don't like it because it's hard to follow. My own opinion is that if you read up on S1's traits, it didn't seem that incredibly hard to follow. Plus, I feel like no show has ever attempted something this grandiose. I'm guessing it'll be two years until the next year, but I'm fully in to see the outside world of this show, and have no idea what they'll do to keep the world fresh inside the parks (I guess there's three other parks).

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    I'm catching up. Haven't read anything about the finale yet... but WTF was the point of Shogun World? That mini-side quest was super lame for 2 episodes. Was it just eye candy for the audience? If I had known they were not going to accompany them back into the tunnels I would have skipped both of those episodes.

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    I'm catching up. Haven't read anything about the finale yet... but WTF was the point of Shogun World? That mini-side quest was super lame for 2 episodes. Was it just eye candy for the audience? If I had known they were not going to accompany them back into the tunnels I would have skipped both of those episodes.
    Certainly fan service and being able to show who Maeve could and couldn't mind control. I enjoyed it, and figure we'll see the other two worlds at some point.

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    Still catching up.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Still catching up.

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    Not quite sure what you mean...can you ask that a different way or explain it more?

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    Not quite sure what you mean...can you ask that a different way or explain it more?
    The way the episode is structured, we have two stories going on with Bernard.

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    different time periods, but i don't know if that's been revealed yet at that point.
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    Ahhh, I understand precisely why you feel that way and where you are at. Unfortunately, we cannot explain it to you without ruining some incredible writing structure. You will just have to take the ride, and by the end it will all make sense. Jonathon Nolan was one of the writers.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    Ahhh, I understand precisely why you feel that way and where you are at. Unfortunately, we cannot explain it to you without ruining some incredible writing structure. You will just have to take the ride, and by the end it will all make sense. Jonathon Nolan was one of the writers.
    Roger that. I'll push through it.

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    Most of Westworld Reddit didn't like the season. I was loving it the entire way, with mixed timelines, different worlds, and... maybe save for the end duke, [
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    Not for duke yet

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    Yeh i hate the timeline shit. [
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    Ahhh! I liked it! They had to [
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    The Q&A session scenes with Teddy, the solo Indian episode, Wu-Tang CREAM, and what I already mentioned contributed to why I really liked it. I think the performances in a second viewing would also make things cooler to see, but I don't know that I'll do that.

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    Okay, I agree with the solo Indian episode and Wu-Tang CREAM episode. It fell apart for me after episode 7.

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