We then flash back again to Bernard, Charlotte, and some tuxedo-and-gown-clad redshirts cowering in a stable while Rebus and the boys play William Tell just outside with a doomed guest. Holding patterns allow for us to linger with particular characters, though, and so we get to learn a bit more about Davos Seaworth through his meeting with Salladohr Saan, and Samwell gets to save Gilly from Ghost and hear her pleas for assistance. The season one finale teased a glimpse of the world outside the park, then pulled away at the last moment. Before delving a bit more into the rest of the episode, which features some of my favorite moments in the early parts of the second season, I want to tease out this distinction in an effort to consider what this sex is accomplishing, and what we make of the show effectively doubling down on the practice. Sexposition has perhaps shifted the discussion away from the politics of Westeros to the politics of premium cable, but I think the former discussion is equally important, and something I hope we can still achieve amidst the broader discussions of this trend. One of the areas where this show has broken the most new ground is in desensitizing violence. First we have to watch Man in Black-edition William do some survivalist stuff, which, who cares? Personally, sexposition suggests a purposeful use of sex and nudity in conjunction with a specific piece or pieces of information. Bernard and the new Delos arrivals survey the damage, and we soon get the unfortunate sight of a Native American host being scalped, followed by the first — and not the last in this episode — glimpse of a host brain. Dolores and Maeve are rarely seen without guns in this episode. If so, they should shoot that vulture. Something massive happened, and Bernard was responsible.