Four episodes in, and things are removing even murkier in deteriorate dual of Westworld. WIRED’s Matt Reynolds and Andy Vandervell are behind to plead and dissect.
Some things we know for sure
Matt Reynolds: Alright, what did we consider of part four?
Andy Vandervell: Well, it answered a whole garland of questions we’ve been seeking for a while, yet this wouldn’t be Westworld if it didn’t poise copiousness more. So let’s empty this. We now know:
1) Elsie is (or was) alive. Given a liquid inlet of time in this show, it’s tough to know possibly she’s alive now or only was during some indicate after she disappeared.
2) Delos/William are/were perplexing to re-create James Delos, a owners and owner, as a horde and didn’t work out well.
3) The lady we met during a commencement of final week’s part is William’s daughter.
I’m flattering certain we missed some, though. What else, Matt?
MR: We also know that Bernard is adult to some vital shenanigans. It looks like he was means to control a worker hosts, and indoctrinate them to kill a handful of Delos employees in that tip subterraneous lab.
Is this organisation justification that Bernard was indeed A Bad Guy all along, or is something else going on there?
AV: The bad man is in a universe of pain, isn’t he? we consider whatever he was before was all given of Ford. He was his tool. Now? That’s a genuine question. Is he truly self determined, or is he still behaving according to Ford’s plan?
MR: Well, if William’s confront with a immature lady during a finish of this part is anything to go by, we’ve still got a lot some-more to learn about Ford’s skeleton for a park, and a people in it.
Do we consider that we will ever see an entrance from Ford in this season? It seems that there are so many questions that indicate towards his involvement, yet he’s totally absent, even in flashbacks.
AV: we don’t consider so. We know there’s this second control section meant “for a human” that keeps that probability open, yet we can’t trust they’d be means to keep a tip like that for apparent reasons.
More to a point, though, did this part redeem Westworld in your eyes? Up to now, it’s felt increasingly formidable and a small disjointed during times.
MR: I’m a small ripped on this one. I’ve been unequivocally enjoying this deteriorate so far, yet we can’t assistance yet feel like a uncover is a small too difficult for a possess good. It’s not that fun when I’m reaching for my phone each half an hour to remind myself of a impression that we haven’t listened anything from in an whole season. Would it be so tough to reason viewer’s hands a small some-more and remind us of critical backstories each so often?
AV: Elsie is a ideal example. We final saw her early in deteriorate one after she detected a tip promote hire and afterwards disappeared, suspected murdered by Bernard. Now we know she’s tied adult in a cavern a whole time.
That said, we enjoyed a revelations of this part immensely.
Turning humans into hosts is trickier than we thought
MR: The scenes with James Delos and William were utterly intense, yet they also chuck us a bit of a bend ball. we insincere that a top-secret Delos devise was something to do with branch humans into hosts. But given that didn’t work out so good with James Delos, it competence be a box that’s not probable during all.
So does that meant that Delos wasn’t branch humans into hosts after all? Or does it meant that they started on that project, yet realised it was firm for failure, and that’s since all went wrong with a park?
AV: Clearly William has doubts about a project, yet we consider Delos as a whole is really most committed to a attempt and a rest of this array will revolve around that.
Here’s where we consider things are now. Delos stored a garland of information in Peter Abernathy about a ‘human cloning’ project. This substantially includes information it collected on guests. Bernard has it now and it’s messing with his head.
Dolores clearly knows something about this devise and believes she can feat it to her possess ends. William, meanwhile, we trust is vigilant on destroying a work and investigate because, as he pronounced to ‘cloned’ James Delos, he doesn’t trust it was a good suspicion after all.
Am we reading this right?
MR: That creates utterly a lot of clarity to me. But where does Ford’s devise fit into all this? Is Ford deliberately heading William from over a grave, meaningful that it’s a best possibility he has during destroying Delos’ work?
Everyone is during slightest a small bit evil
AV: we consider it’s protected to contend Ford didn’t wish Delos to attain and he engineered a horde rebellion to stop them and, ultimately, give a hosts leisure and self determination. But he also knew William is a one chairman with a believe and energy to stop Delos.
If we assume William is a now a good guy, we feel like we need a correct bad guy. Outside of Charlotte Hale, who feels like small some-more than a corporate pawn, who is that? Dolores?
MR: Hold on a sec. Keeping an android chronicle of your father-in-law detained for 30-plus years while we indulge on a outrageous murdering debauch is not normal good man material. But we see where you’re entrance from there.
I’m still unresolved on to a small bit of wish that Dolores isn’t such an immorality person. Or, if she is, that’s a Wyatt bit of her programming, and also a fact that she’s been around humans that have been training her that a universe can be owned by anyone, as prolonged as they’re meant and crafty enough.
Perhaps a Bernard that’s a immorality one? For a lot of this deteriorate we suspicion that he was pang from some vital malfunctions, yet now it’s apropos transparent that he knows a lot some-more than he’s vouchsafing on. How in control of himself he is, is another question…
AV: Yes, good man is a tad generous, yet he seems to be on a redemptive tour during least. we sojourn a member of ‘Team Bernard’ (and Maeve, obviously) and, as ever, an part but her is a some-more tedious place. we trust this will be corrected subsequent week.
MR: Agreed. And we wouldn’t mind if we delved behind into those other parks, either. I’m removing small wearied of deserts and celebration whiskey in poorly-lit courtyards, even if it’s livened adult with a small head-exploding stage each now and then.