Westworld: Ed Harris wears bulletproof plot armour

By John Miller

Monday the 4th of June 2018

 

Turn my intelligence right up. But not so high that if I ever get into a gunfight with my mortal enemy I won’t just shoot him in the fucking face. O-OK, Robot Protagonist #1, I got you fam.

So Ed Harris is an indestructible cowboy megabot, right?

I mean Bernard hasn’t come out and said it yet, and nothing in Westworld is canon until it has been broken down by the writers into simple sentences and made explicit by a shocked Bernard complete with a further explanation from Anthony Hopkins, old friend, but this is where we have to be going with all this, right?

There was a lot of B grade stuff this week: the reveal about the reason Delos runs the park, lots of Terminator Teddy and the Autobots fighting evil humans, and Anthony Hopkins is Alice from Resident Evil now for some reason.

This is all fine. I don’t mind those sort of shows. I just want TV critics to stop pretending this a sharp psychological thriller.

The main reason we come back each week anyway is to see the Man in Black complete his Spaghetti Western story arc. Man, he really got his ass kicked this week.

Full disclosure: John Miller’s IRL name is Frank Faulkner. I’m an Aussie who’s keen on Conservative politics, Trump, and the Anime Right. Queue violins. NOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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