Westworld Season 2 is half over, and while most fans still have not worked, it seems there is new information every day. But most importantly first – there are some new titles on deck. The notes in each Season 2 Westworld episode title might cause you to actually want to draw your high school textbooks. Because some of these topics are pretty academic.
In the first half of the season, episode titles such as "Journey Into Night" referred to the Eugene O Neill piece Long Journey of the Day into the Night while "Akane No Mai" simply meant Akane's dance , a Pivot Scene (with panning motion) in the fifth episode of Season 2. "Reunion" refers to several meetings between the characters. "The Riddle Of The Spinx" is a bit more abstract, but the Greek myth about the puzzle is about aging and the Westworld episode stumbles headlong into what it is to be immortal. So also "Virtù e Fortuna", a Machiavell term.
Thus, the episode titles may sometimes give clues as to what will happen on Westworld though no clues to the mood or theme of the story. They should be analyzed at least once, so here are the titles from the remaining six episodes of Westworld 's second season
season 2, episode 6 "Phase Space" [1
This term comes from quantum physics. According to Merriam-Webster, it is "an ideal, often multi-dimensional space whose coordinates represent the variables needed to specify the phase or state of a system or substance."
Confused? It's chaos theory, baby! Well, it's related. A phase space is a space in which all possible states of space are displayed simultaneously. In the context of Westworld it could refer to a host experiencing all of his potential storylines at once – like Dolores last season and Bernard this season. "We deserve to choose our own destiny," reads the official HBO episode description. What is this, Pixar's Brave ?!
Season 2, episode 7 "Les Ecorches"
In French, "écorché vif" means alive, but that's not just some House Bolton horror show. This is something we saw on the show during the credits (above) and in the depths of the Delos labs. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, an Écorché is an art term that refers to an "anatomical figure representing an animal or a human, with the skin removed to show the location and interplay of the muscles."
The paper goes on to describe how Western artists in the 15th century had an obsession with muscular accuracy in their drawing. Part of their work was reproduced in biology and anatomy textbooks, combining art and science – much like the television program Westworld .
Season 2, Episode 8 "Kiksuya"
This is actually pretty easy to figure out. In Lakota, a Sioux language used by the Ghost Nation in Westworld "kiksuya" means "to remember". Do these hosts also wake up? Will we finally get more of her story? Is this the place where Maeve finally meets her former daughter?
Season 2, Episode 9 "Vanishing Point"
Another art term! It's also a kind of optical illusion. When parallel lines appear to converge in a perspective drawing or picture, the place where they seem to meet is the vanishing point. It's a way of indicating perspective, because vanishing points for different viewers and different objects are all, well, different.
It occurs on a level called horizon – a term dreamers know all too well. The notion of disappearance is also quite threatening as the show, and especially this season, plays with the idea of immortality. The mysterious terraforming could also be associated with this title because it is design.
Season 2, Episode 10 "The Passenger"
At first glance, is an obvious contender for the theme of this episode title Abernathy, who was to come as a passenger on the train from Westworld. There's an Iggy Pop song called "The Passenger," and that basically fits in with the genre of music that chooses Westworld for an old-fashioned cover. Hopefully this title does not refer to the 2016 Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Carrier Passengers .
However, at the beginning of the season, fans learned that Arthur and Robert's initial project was called Argos Initiative. Could this title then refer to the inhabitants of Argives, the Argos (a Greek city) raging Troy by hiding (or driving passengers) in a huge wooden horse?
Abernathy still fits in because he was used to smuggle information from the park. However, there could be many other Trojan horses on the island. Maybe Bernard or all the hosts who are in the water.
What else can you think of these titles? The grand plan that Westworld has for the season two finale begins with these simple titles, the slightest indication of what lies ahead. Based on these titles, things could become funny. Well, stranger.