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We dive into the mailbag this week to answer your questions and respond to your best theories about the Season 3 finale of HBO’s ‘Westworld,’ including how the show tied up its loose ends, Dolores’s endgame, Serac as a Season 3 villain, and what we hope for in Season 4.  Thanks for listening this season! Submit any lingering questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Kevin O’Connor
We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 8 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Were our lingering questions resolved? What do we make of the arcs of Dolores, Serac, Maeve, and Caleb this season? Does the post-credits scene spin the show forward effectively or cheaply? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Sean Fennessey
We dive into the mailbag this week to answer your questions and respond to your best theories about Season 3, Episode 7 of HBO’s ‘Westworld,’ including: What questions does the show need to answer in the season finale? What is Caleb’s ultimate importance to the show? Are half the scenes we’ve watched this season a simulation? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz
We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 7 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ With only one episode left in the season, has the show left itself enough room to effectively land the plane? Plus: the Maeve vs. Dolores showdown we've all been waiting for. To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Chris Ryan
We dive in to answer your questions and respond to your best theories about Season 3, Episode 6 of HBO’s ‘Westworld,’ including: What the heck is going on with William’s hand? Did Serac or Dolores burn Charlotte? And finally, does Serac have the worst security detail of any billionaire in history? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz
We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 6 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Where do we see the rest of this season going for Charlotte? What is the emotional weight of the standoff between Maeve and Dolores? And, of course, is William a host or a human? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Juliet Litman
We sit down to answer your questions about Season 3, Episode 5 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ How much of what we see can be believed? Is it all a simulation? What isn’t the show telling us about Caleb’s past? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz
We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 5 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ What worked and what didn’t about the show's genre drug concept? Was this an effective follow-up episode to the reveal made in Episode 4? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Sean Fennessey
We sit down to answer your questions about Season 3, Episode 4 of HBO’s ‘Westworld,’ including: Is there a fifth Dolores? How strong is the evidence that William is a host? What are the stakes of a show in which we watch main characters die every episode? To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz
We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 4 of HBO’s ‘Westworld,’ including a long conversation about (SPOILER ALERT) the big reveal of the episode: Dolores has put herself in multiple host bodies. To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Andrew Gruttadaro
We sit down to answer your questions about Season 3, Episode 3 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Featured in this mailbag: a deeper reading of David’s Dolores theory (SPOILERS) and a new segment, Westworld Reddit Out of Context. To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz
We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 3 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Who is in Charlotte Hale’s body? Is Serac a real person or a digital manifestation? Which NBA player is Dolores? Plus: a David Shoemaker prediction that just might be crazy enough to work (SPOILER ALERT 20:30-31:30). To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Kevin O’Connor
We sit down to answer your questions about Season 3, Episode 2 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Plus: a deep dive on simulation theory and how it applies to this season. To submit questions, comments, and conspiracy theories to the show, email therecappableswestworld@gmail.com. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz
We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 2 of HBO’s ‘Westworld.’ Has the show disrupted the concept of reality? Among the cast that’s left, who can we believe is human? Plus: a line-by-line summary of the events and a discussion about how Season 3 has so far been more digestible than Season 2. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz Guest: Andrew Gruttadaro
We sit down to answer your questions about Season 3, Episode 1 of HBO’s ‘Westworld’—including whether there are multiple timelines (again), who is in Charlotte’s body, and whether we would enter into Westworld if we had the money. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz
We give our immediate reactions to Season 3, Episode 1 of HBO’s ‘Westworld’—including a catchup on where it begins, questions it has proposed, characters it reintroduced, and what the show is trying to be in its third season. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz
With Season 3 fast approaching, we sit down to recap the convoluted events of Season 2 of HBO’s ‘Westworld’—including the biggest twists, most confusing questions answered and unanswered, and where we left the show headed into its next season. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz
With Season 3 fast approaching, we sit down to recap the far-away events of Season 1 of HBO’s ‘Westworld’—including the biggest twists, most confusing questions answered and left unanswered, and the show’s initial cultural footprint. Hosts: David Shoemaker and Danny Heifetz
The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss the Easter eggs left throughout the finale (21:03), the latest fan theories (26:12), and the biggest moments from this season (48:24). More from The Ringer: ‘Westworld’ Season Finale, and the Search for the Next ‘Game of Thrones’ The Haphazard Storytelling of ‘Westworld’ Season 2 The Best TV of 2018—So Far
In this live podcast, The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Juliet Litman, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz give their immediate reactions to the 'Westworld' Season 2 finale (8:01), discuss the biggest cliffhangers (32:10), and answer fan questions (64:55). Watch the live taping of this episode on Twitter, YouTube, or Facebook. More from The Ringer: The Five Most Pressing Questions From the ‘Westworld’ Finale What Matters in the ‘Westworld’ Finale ‘Westworld’ Is Inspired by Video Games, but That Doesn’t Mean It Should Be Treated Like One What Show Does ‘Westworld’ Want to Be?
The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss what next week's trailer tells us about the Season 2 finale (4:49), Logan's return (28:04), and all the possible references to classic literature (31:04). More from The Ringer: Character Study: The Man in Black The Three Most Pressing Questions From ‘Westworld’ Episode 9
The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Sean Fennessey, and Danny Heifetz break down the penultimate episode of the season and discuss whether the Man in Black is a host (9:50), how seriously viewers should take character deaths (15:30), and what we learned from all the flashbacks (27:27).
The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss what they got wrong in the last episode (03:00), speculate further about the theory that William is a host (19:40), and look ahead to next week’s episode (48:10).
The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Andrew Gruttadaro, and Danny Heifetz break down why Akecheta is such an important host (8:29), the art of a bottle episode (24:14), and this week's awards (45:27). More from The Ringer: How to Glitch Like a ‘Westworld’ Robot: A Q&A With Louis Herthum What Makes a Great Episode of ‘Westworld’ ‘Black Mirror’ Showrunners on Their Favorite Episodes
The Ringer's David Shoemaker, Micah Peters, and Danny Heifetz discuss this week's timelines (1:10), the wild Charlotte-Bernard theory (12:25), and why Wild Bill may be the key to figuring out where we're going next (38:36).
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Podcast Details

Created by
The Ringer
Podcast Status
Finished
Started
Apr 19th, 2018
Latest Episode
May 6th, 2020
Release Period
3 per week
Episodes
38
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic

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