Westworld Season 2 Episode 10 “The Passenger” Recap

Everyone dies, some are resurrected, and this show will never be the same.

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All of our characters and storylines came together for a 90-minute season finale full of twists, multiple deaths, a few rebirths, and a whole hell of a lot of frustration and confusion.

Which is appropriate given the somewhat maddening and ultimately unfulfilling sophomore season of Westworld.

Everyone is still headed to the Valley Beyond, the vague goal of just about every character in the park, for various reasons. Delores wants to find the means to conquer humans there. William (Man in Black) wants to destroy something. Bernard is looking for answers, and Maeve is simply trying to find her daughter, again.

The first chunk of the finale is getting everyone there. Continue reading “Westworld Season 2 Episode 10 “The Passenger” Recap”

The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 10 “The Lost and the Plunderers” Recap

If we were hoping Rick Grimes would learn some harsh lessons of humility and forgiveness from his son’s passing last week, we’ll have to keep waiting. In this week’s episode Rick is as frustratingly pissed off as ever. To make matters worse we check in with two groups we really don’t care much about: Oceanside and the Junkies, making for a very weak episode.

For some reason The Walking Dead put character title cards between various storylines and situations. We’ve been constantly jumping between characters and locations for years, so doing this now just feels weird and kind of pretentious, like suddenly trying to be A Song of Ice and Fire novel. Events are told slightly out of order, but it doesn’t really make the episode any more compelling.

But since they organized the episode this way, I shall do the same thing with my recap. Continue reading “The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 10 “The Lost and the Plunderers” Recap”