Yes you might have loved Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad, and you might find him good enough in Westworld as well, but the fact is, he was the worst thing about Westworld Season 3.
There’s no denying to the fact that Aaron Paul is a marvelous actor. We saw him in Breaking Bad, portraying the character of Jesse Pinkman with such precision that we still recall Jesse whenever we see Aaron. However, being a great actor does not necessarily mean being fit for every role. HBO’s Westworld is currently one of the most trending Sci-fi Fantasy TV series out there. Regardless of the show turning to almost bad in Season 2 from amazing Season 1, fans still enjoyed the show.
- Aaron Paul was the worst thing about Westworld Season 3.
- The Dead writing made Aaron Paul a dead man.
- We had a similar character tragedy in the Westworld before Aaron Paul.
- Aaron Paul was unworthy of leadership in Westworld Season 3.
However, Season 3 of the show ended up being worse, and fans just couldn’t take it. Among various reasons for the debacle of Season 3, one was Aaron Paul. Yes, our favorite Aaron Paul was, unfortunately, the worst thing about Westworld Season 3.
Aaron Paul was the worst thing about Westworld Season 3.
No! It’s not that Aaron Paul did a bad job in Westworld Season 3. But until and unless a character fits the story, no actor can possibly do justice to the storyline. The Breaking Bad and El Camino actor was a plain misfit for the role, and not only the actor didn’t fit the role, but the character itself was totally out of place.
The Dead writing made Aaron Paul a dead man.
Despite of Aaron Paul’s honest efforts, the character of Celeb in Westworld Season 3 was flat and wrongly brought in the show. If we look at the previous seasons, we had a mincing and complex character in the form of Dr. Robert Ford, played by Anthony Hopkins. Other than Hopkins’ captivating screen presence, the solid writing in Season 1 made the character you would wait for to appear on the screen.
We had a similar character tragedy in the Westworld before Aaron Paul.
In Season 3 of Westworld, as we face the revelation of Caleb’s truth, we find that everything about Aaron Paul’s character was a lie. We find out that his life had been controlled by Serac all this time, and that his memory had been replaced with a disguised memory. We also find out that Caleb was an ex-military and used to work for Serac as a kidnaper. But he remembers nothing of it.
We had a similar confused and memory-numb character in Season 2. Bernard, in Season 2 of Westworld was another character with lost memory, having similar traits of confusion throughout the show. The only difference being that Bernard accidentally erased his own memory.
Aaron Paul was unworthy of leadership in Westworld Season 3.
Aaron Paul, even after being one hell of an actor, couldn’t make Caleb worthy in Westworld Season 3. The storyline of Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) choosing Caleb to lead the Human revolution was as pointless an arc that it could be called an Egg. She chooses Caleb just because she saw him somewhere among thousands of soldiers in an Army camp trying to stop soldiers from rapping a girl.
She plots and executes the whole plan to take down Serac and Rehoboam, and we never get to see any of the execution on screen. And at the end, even after having done next to nothing worthy in the entire show, Caleb gets to be the leader.
Now, with Aaron Paul’s brand-new character from Season 3 being the main protagonist in Season 4, we are expecting to see Dolores, Maeve, and all the other main characters deliberately getting side-lined. As a result of poor writing and unworthy character, Caleb fails to entertain us, and yet the show chooses to dedicate itself to Caleb, messing everything up a little bit more.