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dex14 03-15-20 08:27 AM

Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
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The Emmyģ winning drama series WESTWORLD returns for its eight-episode third season SUNDAY, MARCH 15 (9:00-10:10 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the question of free will, the show was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are also executive producers.

The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

Returning cast includes Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), Emmyģ winner Thandie Newton (Maeve), Ed Harris (Man in Black), Jeffrey Wright (Bernard), Tessa Thompson (Charlotte), Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs), and Rodrigo Santoro (Hector Escaton).

Joining the cast this season are Aaron Paul (Caleb), Vincent Cassel (Serac), Lena Waithe (Ash), Scott Mescudi (Francis), Marshawn Lynch (Giggles), John Gallagher Jr. (Liam), Michael Ealy (Jake) and Tommy Flanagan (Conells).

Season 3, episode 1: “Parce Domine”

Debut date: SUNDAY, MARCH 15 (9:00-10:10 p.m. ET/PT)

If you’re stuck in a loop, try walking in a straight line.

Written by Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan; directed by Jonathan Nolan.


Season 2 recap:


Decker 03-15-20 09:10 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
Only an eight episode season? That is kind of weird.

Anyways, looking forward to seeing this.

dex14 03-15-20 09:20 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
HBO has been doing 8 to 10 episodes a lot recently.

Deftones 03-15-20 09:33 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
Seems like a good show to watch as the world crumbles down around us. :lol:

Decker 03-15-20 10:29 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 

Originally Posted by dex14 (Post 13704609)
HBO has been doing 8 to 10 episodes a lot recently.

Yes but they tend to be pretty consistent in episode count from season to season, with the obvious exception of Game of Thrones at the end. And Westworld was 10 episodes in Seasons 1 & 2.

Bill Needle 03-15-20 10:58 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
I just rewatched the feature film length S2 finale and was reminded of just how convoluted the story had gotten. But since it is making a significant transition most of that will hopefully fall away. But I was also reminded just how much I couldn’t stand Delores. Unfortunately I can’t see how she is not the central figure of S3 so that does not bode well.

Mike86 03-15-20 11:34 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
Havenít watched the first couple seasons yet, but I saw the preview with Aaron Paul and was interested. Might try and see if I like the show or not.

Decker 03-15-20 11:42 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 

Originally Posted by Mike86 (Post 13704679)
Havenít watched the first couple seasons yet, but I saw the preview with Aaron Paul and was interested. Might try and see if I like the show or not.

It's a puzzle box show. You would be totally lost starting in Season 3. I wouldn't recommend that. Aaron Paul is a Season 3 addition.

Mike86 03-15-20 11:48 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 

Originally Posted by Decker (Post 13704686)
It's a puzzle box show. You would be totally lost starting in Season 3. I wouldn't recommend that. Aaron Paul is a Season 3 addition.

Yeah, I meant starting at season one. I know enough about it to know itís not something to just jump into during the third season.

Barth 03-15-20 12:03 PM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
I really liked season 1 but had to push myself to finish season 2. By the end it just seemed all over the place and didnít know where to go. I guess there was a big enough gap between these seasons that Iím looking forward to this. I hope they re-boot it a bit. 😉

Koby 03-15-20 02:54 PM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
Season 1 was awesome. Season 2 was a massive mess of letdown... Hopefully Season 3 redeems the show.

Artman 03-15-20 10:11 PM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
Did a binge of S1 and 2...and I agree pretty much across the board... it's actually very similar to Lost imo, despite a much bigger budget, it fell into the same trappings as that show...the larger it went, the smaller the show became...the magic basically had worn off. Whenever a new part of the island was revealed, it lessened the world....and it wasn't earned as much as what came before. That said, certainly looking forward to this season, hoping the show can transform itself.

Barth 03-15-20 11:03 PM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
Good start. It had a blade runner/terminator feel to me (thatís a compliment). Aaron Paul was good as usual. Not sure about where theyíre going with Thandie Newtons story. Iím a little burnt out on that topic.

whotony 03-15-20 11:28 PM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
I watched the open on the s3ep1 and don’t remember about 90% of what was in that opening.

It has me questioning if I even finished watching season 2 but I’m pretty sure I did.

Started watching the last ep of s2 and I can’t remember any of it.

How long ago was it since last season finished?

dex14 03-15-20 11:30 PM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
Season 2 finale aired 6/24/18.

Decker 03-16-20 12:17 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
I understood about 15% of what happened in tonight's episode.

whotony 03-16-20 01:03 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 

Originally Posted by Barth (Post 13705056)
Good start. It had a blade runner/terminator feel to me (thatís a compliment). Aaron Paul was good as usual. Not sure about where theyíre going with Thandie Newtons story. Iím a little burnt out on that topic.


Naziworld?

Decker 03-16-20 01:19 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
This might help explain tonightís episode


rw2516 03-16-20 03:46 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 

Originally Posted by whotony (Post 13705095)
Naziworld?

Or WWII World. Her character didn't escape the park so they just put her back in service in another section of park. She's probably still self aware, remembers everything, and able to control the other robots though. She wondered where she was. If she wasn't self aware she would have woken up in character.

Osiris3657 03-16-20 10:42 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
I thought it was an excellent start to the season

Bill Needle 03-16-20 07:45 PM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
I actually enjoyed this more than I was prepared to. Evan Rachel Wood can act the hell out of a short, tight skirt.

At least it wasn't what came to dominate the last two seasons in which they endlessly circled the West Texas desert (located in the South China Sea) speaking in riddles.

mphtrilogy 03-17-20 08:30 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
Enjoyed this first ep, quite a bit!

mugwump 03-17-20 11:11 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
I was prepared to hate it as well but they actually seem to moving in a forward direction this season and the post credits scene was epic.

dex14 03-17-20 11:59 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
Shit... I didn’t even realize there was one.

That is way too significant to have in a post credits scene.


Koby 03-18-20 01:03 AM

Re: Westworld (S3E01) -- 75 minute Season Premiere -- "Parce Domine" -- 3/15/20
 
This episode was leagues better than any part of last season. Very much looking forward to more after this excellent season starter.


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