Westworld deteriorate dual keeps collecting some-more tract threads in a third episode, that WIRED’s Matt Reynolds and Andy Vandervell are behind to plead and dissect.
It started in colonial India
Andy Vandervell: Colonial India, Matt. Clearly a ideal place to reminisce about a universe before a EU busted everything, right? How did we suffer partial 3 of deteriorate two?
Matt Reynolds: As distant as pre-title sequences go, that was a large one. We already knew that there were other parks over Westworld – a trailer for deteriorate dual hinted that during slightest partial of a deteriorate would underline a ‘Shogun’ park – nonetheless this new environment was a large surprise.
This brief tarry to India didn’t unequivocally learn us anything new, nonetheless it did endorse a integrate of things. First, we can be certain that a range between parks has damaged down altogether. That tiger we see during a finish of this method seems to be a same one that a Delos operatives find during a commencement of partial one.
Second, we know that a disharmony in Westworld is also function in other parks, and hosts are using off-script and murdering humans during will. Whether this is also a box for a other 4 worlds, however, stays to be seen.
Speaking of other worlds – what other settings do we reckon Delos has left for?
AV: Well, if we were a businessman, I’d unequivocally have a Jane Austen-era England one. Let’s face it, a American cousins would path that up. “Look, it’s a genuine castle,” and all that. That or a Downton Abbey kind of vibe. How about you?
MR: I’d adore to hang out in an Aztec world, or maybe an Ancient Egyptian one. Although we reckon those dual are a small reduction expected as a 3 worlds we know about (Westworld, Shogun, colonial India) all seem to be set around a same time period.
But let’s get behind to Westworld. Did we learn anything new this episode?
What did we learn in this episode?
AV: Well we now know given Bernard was on a verge of ‘death’ in partial one. He downloaded a encrypted record from Peter Abernathy into himself and it’s guileful him. It doesn’t seem Delos has held on yet, nonetheless we feel like Charlotte Hale knows Bernard is a host. At a unequivocally slightest she suspects something is adult with him.
MR: And crucially, we still don’t know what’s on that encrypted file!
I’d depressed out of adore with Bernard a small bit, nonetheless this partial we consider he got unequivocally engaging again. Whereas a other hosts have utterly transparent motivations, it’s unequivocally tough to work out what is creation Bernard tick. we consider that he’s not utterly certain given he wanted to censor a record from Delos, nonetheless he had a tummy feeling that something wasn’t utterly right there.
It seems a small obvious, given he’s formed on Arnold to start with, nonetheless Bernard unequivocally is a many human-like host, even if Dolores is perplexing to remonstrate him that’s not a case.
AV: Dolores is an engaging box here, given this partial was a clearest justification nonetheless of a dispute inside her.
For those who don’t remember, Arnold joined a ‘Wyatt’ celebrity with Dolores so she could strengthen herself. Wyatt was like a asleep newcomer who usually seemed when she was in danger. Now, however, a dual sides of her are out in a open. She plainly refers to herself as Wyatt during one point, nonetheless afterwards reverts to a ‘Dolores’ celebrity when she sees her father.
How most of her genocidal uproar is Wyatt’s celebrity and how most is it Dolores’ possess enterprise for revenge? It’s unequivocally adult for grabs.
MR: And Wyatt also played an critical purpose in Teddy’s backstory too. Wyatt assured Teddy to take partial in a electrocute of a Union outpost during Escalante and afterwards after tricked him. This contingency make a Dolores-Wyatt combo quite treacherous for bad aged Teddy.
But maybe he’s not as most of a damp squib as we suspicion he was. When Dolores asks Teddy to kill a remaining Confederado soldier, he indeed lets him go free, most to Dolores’ disappointment. Clearly he has some-more autonomy of suspicion than it seems during first.
Meanwhile, Maeve is still doing her possess thing elsewhere in a park…
AV: Indeed she is, nonetheless once again this review proves how many relocating tools this how has. I’d lost about some-more or reduction all this backstory when we were examination a uncover earlier. No consternation a universe need people like us to discuss incidentally about a show.
Anyhoo, Maeve and her flourishing organisation of misfits seem to have stumbled into a legendary ‘Shogun World’. She continues to be #fansfavouritecharacter in my book. we generally enjoyed how she unpicked a origins of Isabella, Lee Sizemore’s one who got away. She even manages to make Lee seem likeable, that is some kind of miracle.
MR: What we like about Maeve is that she’s driven by one thing: anticipating her child. And we consider it’d be a mistake to consider this signifies that Maeve is somehow some-more uncomplicated than Dolores or even Bernard. In a way, she’s unequivocally tellurian in her single-minded integrity to live her life according to her possess personal narrative. This seems to be reflected in a approach she’s dressed – she could unequivocally simply pass for a tellurian in a genuine world, given Dolores is unequivocally most in full Westworld mode.
But we reckon a strife between Maeve and Dolores could be on a cards. Towards a finish of this episode, Maeve met adult with Armistice, a tattooed lax cannon from deteriorate one. Now Armistice has vital beef with Wyatt, given he once led a electrocute in her hometown. That tattooed lizard on her back? It’s phony with a blood of a group who broken her hometown, nonetheless a conduct is nonetheless to be phony in, given she’s watchful for Wyatt.
And where is she going to find him? Inside Dolores.
AV: See my prior comment. I’d totally lost about this character, so carrying to mop adult on her all over again is a tad annoying. we still unequivocally enjoyed a episode, though. Despite a fact it didn’t understanding with any of a questions from a final episode, such as a puzzling ‘weapon’.
MR: Are we still assured it’s something to do with DNA?
AV: Less so, we think. It could be most some-more mundane, nonetheless there isn’t a outrageous volume to go on right now.
For me, it all comes down to one thing. Does Dolores wish to order a park(s), or escape? Does she even know? Her plan, such as it exists, is a poser to me.
What’s a finish diversion for Dolores and Bernard?
MR: That is a question. What we do know from partial one is that loads of those hosts somehow finish adult drowned earlier or later. And one of them is Teddy.
This competence be a bit of a leap, nonetheless what if it was Dolores that drowned a other hosts, and not Bernard? We know that she has a low opinion of roughly all a other hosts, saying them as pawns in her game, and this partial we saw a little moment start to open adult in her attribute with Teddy.
Could it be that when Bernard says “I killed them” what he unequivocally means is that he and Arnold – if we assume they’re one and a same these days – are obliged for all of this, given they built and nurtured Dolores in a initial place?
AV: we consider that’s as good a speculation as any, Matt. Have a bullion star. Right now, I’m off to watch that partial again to see if missed anything. See we subsequent week.