Akane No Mai Analysis

Welcome to Beyond Westworld, and boy do we have a new voice for you…
The episode we’ve been waiting for since the Season 1 finale has finally arrived: Welcome to Shogun World!
Maeve and her posse have arrived at our latest park exploration, as we immerse ourselves in Asian culture and symbolism. What strikes our group as odd, are the multitude of similarities at play. Meanwhile, back in Westworld proper, Dolores begins vetting Teddy for his curious future. There is much to discuss as Aaron and Troy draw their swords on the fifth episode of Season 2, “Akane No Mai”.

The park is open. Let’s head on in.

Opening & Guest Survey – 0:00
Main Loop – 06:30
Guest Feedback – 1:10:55
Breaking The Code – 1:23:25
Closing – 1:30:18

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Akane No Mai in Pictures

Here are a few of our favorite scenes from this week’s episode.

Breaking The Code

This week we discuss the awesome theory around the Ford and his solution to the Riddle of the Sphinx. We also discuss the new website for shogun world plus take a look at these side by side comparisons of the two parks. Clearly Ford uses some of Sizemore’s plagiarizing tendencies.

Also be sure to watch the great featurette on the making of Shogun World, as well as this cool side by side comparison of the Westworld Mariposa robbery vs the one we see in Shogun World with the dopplebots. Plus did you notice all the Delos and Westworld logos in the banners around Shogun world?


Plus if you were invited to take place in the Tes Enhanced Narrative and were sectioned off into your one of four groups of Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire, and Opal, you may have received a cryptic 2 letter code, which when you combine that with other players gives you this cool output.