We gathered the meanest listener tweets, texts, emails and reviews from "Westworld" Season 3 for this special edition of Shat on TV. No one is safe as Ashley, Gene, and Big D take fire for everything from their voices to failing geography class. Plus, listeners offer their final thoughts on Westworld as a whole, Dolores' flaws, the undying simulation theory, and why Season 3 wasn't as bad as the critics say. Have a listen, then join us Friday night on Twitch for a Shappy Hour hangout.
1 hr 3 min
More than 3,000 votes were counted, and Big D drank a half bottle of vodka to celebrate Season 3 of the "Shat on TV: Westworld" Westie Awards! Learn who won Best Future Tech, Best Dressed, Best of The Dolori, Best Use of Music, Most WTF Moment, Best Action Sequence, Wasted Talent, Best Plot Twist, Best Villain, and Most Shocking Reveal. Shat Nation also crowns the Season 3 MVP and debates who had the best motorcycle butt this year.
1 hr 8 min
If you're the type of person who slows down to see a multi-car pileup, you'll love the listener mail in this week's Telegraph. Our 100th episode of Shat on TV: Westworld examines the link between Dolores and Mexican independence, sympathy for Serac, things the Season 3 finale did well, and reasons why viewers felt betrayed by HBO.
1 hr 3 min
While the Internet grumbles about the Season 3 finale, the Shat Crew gets down to business asking tough questions in an effort to find Westworld's core: Did Dolores have a master plan? Why hide the key inside one of the world's most wanted men? And who's really dead? Vote for your favorites in the 2020 Westie Awards: www.shatontv.com/westies-3
1 hr 10 min
"Holy Guacamole!" cries Ashley Schafly as Westworld's season finale kills off key characters, does some serious soul-searching, and depicts the quietest of riots. "Crisis Theory" felt more like springboard into a distant Westworld Season 4 than an end to Season 3, but that's not to say it wasn't full of big answers about Serac, the Man in Black, Charlotte, Dolores, Maeve, Rehoboam, and Caleb. Plus, Bernard finally got the episode he deserved, and tons of dudes got shot in the foot.
"Westworld" Episode 7's Telegraph has more laughs per minute than anything we've done this season. Listeners wrote and called in about Maeve's story arc, the real Dolores Prime, illogical fight scenes, EMPs, passed pawns, and French accents. You guys really can't let go of the accents. In this mailbag edition of Shat on TV, we also cover "Neuromancer," exploding arms, minority roles in 2052, and whether Dolores and Maeve are just messing with each other.
1 hr 4 min
Westworld Season, 3, Episode 7, revealed a massive clue to Caleb's true identity. If you missed it, you aren't alone. If you want to know what it is, you'll have to listen. This week's Deep Dive covers Solomon's definition of an outlier, robo smelling salts, super-crappy targeting systems, EMP blasts, Ashley's Mortal Kombat tournament, and a long list of fascinating callbacks to previous episodes and seasons.
We wanted the scoop on Caleb Nichols' background, and boy did we get it. Westworld Season 3, Episode 7, delivered detailed history, gave Solomon a voice, revealed the dark secrets behind Serac's grand plan, and gave us a bloody showdown for good measure. Our instant-reaction episode also includes the Three Stooges Road Trip, security personnel shortages, and one very lonely AI. Listen now and subscribe to catch our Deep Dive on Tuesday.
"Westworld" listener mail this week focuses on why William thinks he's "the good guy," whether host pearls are irreplaceable, how bad a mom Charlotte was, how to pronounce Serac (again), and the season's biggest reveal: Big D is a robot.
It only took six episodes, but Gene finally has tinfoil! Find out why he thinks Charlotte Hale was acting weird, and hear Big D's far more plausible explanation. Ashley adds to the mix with a breakdown of William's WWE group therapy, and we round out coverage of Westworld Season 3, Episode 6, by discussing the identities of the hosts being printed at Delos.
1 hr 8 min