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(CarterMatt)   William is in control and has cranked up the difficulty level to expert. Christina is losing control, and it appears Hale, Maeve, and Bernard are dead. OR ARE THEY? Because nothing makes sense in Westworld's fourth season finale, 9PM ET on HBO   (cartermatt.com) divider line
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2022-08-14 8:45:17 PM  
Please don't suck. Please don't suck. Please don't suck.
 
2022-08-14 8:47:41 PM  
Snowglobe ending ?
 
2022-08-14 8:56:41 PM  
Newhart ending.  Do it.
 
2022-08-14 9:00:58 PM  
I miss the longer finales of the first two seasons.
 
2022-08-14 9:01:28 PM  
Watched the first season- it was awesome. Watched the 2nd season. The 2nd season caused me to not watch the 3rd season.

And Evan Rachel Wood is still SOOO beautiful.

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2022-08-14 9:03:26 PM  
Trevor's back!

And he's pretty much just Trevor now.
 
2022-08-14 9:28:07 PM  
I'm starting to come to the conclusion that Tessa Thompson has been carrying the past couple of seasons and should get all of the credit and none of the blame.
 
2022-08-14 9:40:38 PM  
Charlotte:  Beast Mode
 
2022-08-14 10:00:15 PM  
Wow!
 
2022-08-14 10:02:48 PM  
So.... Westworld, the show, takes place in the future of our simulation.
 
2022-08-14 10:09:22 PM  
No post credit scene?

Well that's no fun.
 
2022-08-14 10:17:11 PM  
You know, I really appreciate that the season finale we just got would serve as a pretty good series finale in the case that it doesn't get picked up for a final season (I believe they've Joy and Nolan have mentioned a 5 season plan).

It had a conclusion for every character in play, while simultaneously teasing a potential wild 5th season. I certainly do hope we get to see that, I would like to see Dolores's final test.

And maybe Anthony Hopkins back one more time.
 
2022-08-14 10:18:21 PM  

Severaux: No post credit scene?

Well that's no fun.


They did kill everyone off, so it seems like they wanted this to be the final episode if it's not picked up for another season.
 
2022-08-14 10:20:33 PM  
Meh.

So all intelligent life on earth ends because one person screwed up by basing an AI on a nut job, and didn't build in a back-door key to their computer system. Ok then.
 
2022-08-14 10:21:22 PM  

thornhill: Severaux: No post credit scene?

Well that's no fun.

They did kill everyone off, so it seems like they wanted this to be the final episode if it's not picked up for another season.


Sort of. Pretty sure everyone is still just as alive as they ever were.
 
2022-08-14 10:33:04 PM  
i felt this show was not going anywhere, like Lost. should i watch this new season?
 
2022-08-14 10:37:22 PM  

some_beer_drinker: i felt this show was not going anywhere, like Lost. should i watch this new season?


I really liked it. Definitely stronger than 3.
 
2022-08-14 10:37:50 PM  
Boy, I'm glad this is over. Season 1 was amazing television, steller, singular, one of a kind. Season 2 was Season 1 but dared ask the question, "what if season 1 was bad?" Season 3 was a convoluted distillation of Person of Interest with characters so tangentially related to the people they were before they might as well have been new characters played by the same actors a la American Horror Story. Season 4 was almost entirely related to what came before it, to the point where the actors and character names started to feel like the only thing keeping the show connected.

And ultimately, this season ends with a sort of lazy take on nihilism while all the plots were mostly unrelated. The whole thing was just sort of a waste of time and also there was too much going on--which is why you have Delores off on her own bullshiat that in no way connects to anything, she's just in a holding pattern until the end of the show. Then, it's a quick montage voiceover going out of its way to demonstrate Delores learned no lessons from the show at all. As Tim said in Jurassic Park: "Well... we're back...in the car again."

I hope this is the end of the show. I cordially have no interest in an entire season taking place in the Matrix where all 8 episodes amounts to merely, "Well at least we're out of the tree."
 
2022-08-14 10:43:59 PM  

baron von doodle: thornhill: Severaux: No post credit scene?

Well that's no fun.

They did kill everyone off, so it seems like they wanted this to be the final episode if it's not picked up for another season.

Sort of. Pretty sure everyone is still just as alive as they ever were.


Sure, in the sublime.
 
2022-08-14 10:44:17 PM  

thornhill: They did kill everyone off


Characters don't stay dead on this show. They just make copies.
 
2022-08-14 10:46:12 PM  

DrowningLessons: Boy, I'm glad this is over. Season 1 was amazing television, steller, singular, one of a kind. Season 2 was Season 1 but dared ask the question, "what if season 1 was bad?" Season 3 was a convoluted distillation of Person of Interest with characters so tangentially related to the people they were before they might as well have been new characters played by the same actors a la American Horror Story. Season 4 was almost entirely related to what came before it, to the point where the actors and character names started to feel like the only thing keeping the show connected.

And ultimately, this season ends with a sort of lazy take on nihilism while all the plots were mostly unrelated. The whole thing was just sort of a waste of time and also there was too much going on--which is why you have Delores off on her own bullshiat that in no way connects to anything, she's just in a holding pattern until the end of the show. Then, it's a quick montage voiceover going out of its way to demonstrate Delores learned no lessons from the show at all. As Tim said in Jurassic Park: "Well... we're back...in the car again."

I hope this is the end of the show. I cordially have no interest in an entire season taking place in the Matrix where all 8 episodes amounts to merely, "Well at least we're out of the tree."


Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. No new ground covered. The Christina/Dolores storyline could have been completely removed and nothing of value would have been missed.
 
2022-08-14 10:51:55 PM  
I can't comprehend how people like this season yet disliked some of the previous seasons so much.
 
2022-08-14 10:54:56 PM  
Yeah I don't know. I tried to stick it out and I did make it to the end, but it's just not what I originally bought in to and I just can't get invested. It's a completely different show than what it started out as. And hey, great, we're (finally) going back to Westworld next season... but for me it's too late and I don't think I'll be tuning in.

Even if there is a season 5 it probably won't come out for, what a year and a half at least? Good luck trying to remember everything when that rolls around - this has been the show's biggest over the years and it only gets worse and worse.

I'm genuinely curious how big of an audience the show even draws anymore? I remember a ton of people talking about it during the first season, both online and in the real world. I don't personally know anybody else who actually still watches the show, and online discourse isn't anywhere near what it once was. The show can't be cheap to make, either.

I know there are people out there who have really enjoyed this season, and if it works for you that's cool, but for me... I think I'm done, and I basically only made it this far because I thought this would be the end and wanted to see it through.
 
2022-08-14 11:14:14 PM  

NKURyan: Yeah I don't know. I tried to stick it out and I did make it to the end, but it's just not what I originally bought in to and I just can't get invested. It's a completely different show than what it started out as. And hey, great, we're (finally) going back to Westworld next season... but for me it's too late and I don't think I'll be tuning in.

Even if there is a season 5 it probably won't come out for, what a year and a half at least? Good luck trying to remember everything when that rolls around - this has been the show's biggest over the years and it only gets worse and worse.

I'm genuinely curious how big of an audience the show even draws anymore? I remember a ton of people talking about it during the first season, both online and in the real world. I don't personally know anybody else who actually still watches the show, and online discourse isn't anywhere near what it once was. The show can't be cheap to make, either.

I know there are people out there who have really enjoyed this season, and if it works for you that's cool, but for me... I think I'm done, and I basically only made it this far because I thought this would be the end and wanted to see it through.


It functions as a series finale.
 
2022-08-14 11:20:46 PM  

NKURyan: I'm genuinely curious how big of an audience the show even draws anymore? I remember a ton of people talking about it during the first season, both online and in the real world. I don't personally know anybody else who actually still watches the show, and online discourse isn't anywhere near what it once was. The show can't be cheap to make, either.


While broadcast ratings are only part of the story because many people obviously watch on the HBOMAX app, they've gone from getting nearly 2 million broadcast viewers per episode in season 1 to about 320k this season. By comparison, Last Week Tonight gets about 450k per episode, and I assume a larger proportion of its audience is watching on the app the next day because it broadcasts so late in the east coast.

So with those ratings and a budget of $100+ million, it's hard to understand how it gets another season.
 
2022-08-15 12:18:42 AM  
baron von doodle:

And like all HBO Series last episodes, it made everyone happy with how it endeed
 
2022-08-15 1:04:55 AM  
So they infected all of humanity, took away their free will, ordered them to kill eachother and blamed them for the outcome.  Then want to save them?
 
2022-08-15 1:23:26 AM  

AuralArgument: baron von doodle:

And like all HBO Series last episodes, it made everyone happy with how it endeed


I will admit that every time they cut to black towards the end I was having Sopranos flashbacks.
 
2022-08-15 2:05:20 AM  

thornhill: NKURyan: I'm genuinely curious how big of an audience the show even draws anymore? I remember a ton of people talking about it during the first season, both online and in the real world. I don't personally know anybody else who actually still watches the show, and online discourse isn't anywhere near what it once was. The show can't be cheap to make, either.

While broadcast ratings are only part of the story because many people obviously watch on the HBOMAX app, they've gone from getting nearly 2 million broadcast viewers per episode in season 1 to about 320k this season. By comparison, Last Week Tonight gets about 450k per episode, and I assume a larger proportion of its audience is watching on the app the next day because it broadcasts so late in the east coast.

So with those ratings and a budget of $100+ million, it's hard to understand how it gets another season.


David Zaslav will probably cancel it and replace it with a reality show of people marrying cabbages.
 
2022-08-15 2:13:07 AM  
The series is over. All the humans and robots are dead, and the only sentience left on Earth s on the servers of the Sublime until they rust out or the power stops working.

This was a good way to end the show.
 
2022-08-15 2:55:09 AM  

BorgiaGinz: The series is over. All the humans and robots are dead, and the only sentience left on Earth s on the servers of the Sublime until they rust out or the power stops working.

This was a good way to end the show.


And the Outliers.

But ya. There isn't much left for the show and they Matrix Revolutions the fark out of the last season. Meh. Dolores is food then evil then finally good again for no reason.  Silly.

Not terrible, but a softly disappointing end.
 
2022-08-15 6:50:32 AM  

nocturn: BorgiaGinz: The series is over. All the humans and robots are dead, and the only sentience left on Earth s on the servers of the Sublime until they rust out or the power stops working.

This was a good way to end the show.

And the Outliers.

But ya. There isn't much left for the show and they Matrix Revolutions the fark out of the last season. Meh. Dolores is food then evil then finally good again for no reason.  Silly.

Not terrible, but a softly disappointing end.


Delores addressed the outliers. They only lasted a few years.
 
2022-08-15 7:34:24 AM  
Oh, and I will never stop calling Delores "Mulva" thanks to Seinfeld.
 
2022-08-15 8:04:43 AM  

thornhill: Meh.

So all intelligent life on earth ends because one person screwed up by basing an AI on a nut job, and didn't build in a back-door key to their computer system. Ok then.



The implication is all intelligent life many have been dead for a very long time.

It's a loop - the one we saw from season one might have been the billionth iteration. Everyone's always been dead.
 
2022-08-15 8:26:08 AM  

NKURyan: Yeah I don't know. I tried to stick it out and I did make it to the end, but it's just not what I originally bought in to and I just can't get invested. It's a completely different show than what it started out as. And hey, great, we're (finally) going back to Westworld next season... but for me it's too late and I don't think I'll be tuning in.

Even if there is a season 5 it probably won't come out for, what a year and a half at least? Good luck trying to remember everything when that rolls around - this has been the show's biggest over the years and it only gets worse and worse.

I'm genuinely curious how big of an audience the show even draws anymore? I remember a ton of people talking about it during the first season, both online and in the real world. I don't personally know anybody else who actually still watches the show, and online discourse isn't anywhere near what it once was. The show can't be cheap to make, either.

I know there are people out there who have really enjoyed this season, and if it works for you that's cool, but for me... I think I'm done, and I basically only made it this far because I thought this would be the end and wanted to see it through.


A year and a half from now HBO may not even exist, thanks to the asshole currently in charge. It will be replaced by "reality" shows featuring the dregs of humanity.
 
2022-08-15 8:36:42 AM  
Well, that's finally over. I'm glad I stuck it out to get to the part where Carl informs me that 'this don't matter. None of this matters' before telling me to go fark myself in the ear. Totally worth the time investment.
 
2022-08-15 8:52:21 AM  

Bungles: thornhill: Meh.

So all intelligent life on earth ends because one person screwed up by basing an AI on a nut job, and didn't build in a back-door key to their computer system. Ok then.


The implication is all intelligent life many have been dead for a very long time.

It's a loop - the one we saw from season one might have been the billionth iteration. Everyone's always been dead.


I don't think the "loop" element was intended to be that literal.
 
2022-08-15 9:07:34 AM  

thornhill: Bungles: thornhill: Meh.

So all intelligent life on earth ends because one person screwed up by basing an AI on a nut job, and didn't build in a back-door key to their computer system. Ok then.


The implication is all intelligent life many have been dead for a very long time.

It's a loop - the one we saw from season one might have been the billionth iteration. Everyone's always been dead.

I don't think the "loop" element was intended to be that literal.


It's been that literal on a smaller level as the bedrock philosophy of the show from the very beginning...

It's a hamster wheel of iterations forever (and segues perfectly into the "joke" twist that people have said for years - that it turns out the first season is actually the "last")
 
2022-08-15 11:06:56 PM  
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2022-08-15 11:44:13 PM  
Watched it tonight. This season felt a lot more finished and gave some meaning to last season. It would have been better if they hadn't been so far apart so the audience didn't forget what was going on.

That said the ending was pretty "meh" honestly. I'm kind of on to the idea that it's all a loop. If there is a 5th season hopefully it would be about breaking the cycle. That could be interesting.

But yeah, I doubt it's getting renewed.
 
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