I recently watched through season two of Westworld with my partner, and I have to say that I was confused pretty much from start to finish. I would find myself trying to keep up with what was going on and a lot of time it would take me 10 plus minutes to piece a few things together. Overall I enjoyed the experience and I would recommend it but I am left feeling that they tried a little too hard to be confusing at times. I understand that it was by design, and I am by no means saying that I am the smartest person in the universe, but if I was struggling to the extent I was, there must have been others out there that were also very confused.
Too many arcs:
Throughout the episodes of season two, there were so many different storylines developing that it became a big old mess, there was Dolores, Maeve, Bernard and they were all off doing their own thing. The Man in Black and his newly revealed daughter, Charlotte was off doing something shady on the side it was chaos. I would be trying to piece together one of the storylines and then a new bombshell would drop! Do not get me wrong, it was captivating. I was confused, oh so confused but I was also very intrigued as to how it was all going to play out. The final episode itself didn’t even bring me all that much clarity, leaving me scouring the web looking for answers. Is Dolores dead? Who did she smuggle out? Why would she bring back Bernard when he is going to be trying to stop her plan. She has decided to take everything from the humans and in the end, she has lost almost everything she cared about. We will have to wait until season three to see if her crusade will be worth it if it will make her happy in the long run. Ashley Stubbs obviously knows more than we do, he knew what Dolores was trying to do and he was the main reason she got out right at the end of the episode and made it to the real world. What is in store for her? We shall see.
You guys are probably thinking that I am just some stupid guy who obviously just didn’t understand whats going on, I’d argue that you probably haven’t watched the show then. I have read through a lot of other people talking about this season of Westworld and it is a pretty common sentiment along the way. Overall I would still recommend the show to anyone who enjoys a good drama.
I rate it a 4.1/5. Give it a watch, maybe you’ll be smarter than me.