It seems slightly less intentionally opaque this time around, but only slightly. // William wakes up, kills two hosts.
Chaos now reigns across the land, and Westworld is more interesting for it. Evan Rachel Wood returns as Dolores, one of the original cyborgs, programmed to play the sweetly accommodating role of a rancher's daughter-in-distress. "We're like the first Reddit thread", but that once the show starts airing it, "feels kind of weird and wrong to watch other people and spy on everybody else who is having that experience". Supposedly all hosts have an explosive in their C6 vertebra to keep them from leaving, so it's unclear how she planned to get around that. Maeve saves him. He offers to help her find whatever she is looking for.
Delos is stealing the park's guests' DNA. So yeah, it's Facebook if Mark Zuckerberg was somehow able to gather up your semen and pubic hairs.
Rather than reflect the panicky, competitive rush that results in all these half-thought, half-finished, fairly expensive and mediocre series, Westworld demonstrates the proper way to spend a lot of time and money in a meticulous fashion.
Bernard's not in great shape, though, as his brain is suffering a "critical corruption" caused by physical damage, and he has less than an hour until it fails.
There are more timelines than we know what to do with. When he gets up, he goes to his trusty horse Ned and says, "We're gonna have some fun now".
The statute of spoiler limitations has passed on the first season, so to briefly recap: In a distant future, a Western-themed adult playland, Westworld, scrambles to recover from a park-wide cerebral meltdown in its population of "hosts" - extremely lifelike robots who play cowboys, gunslingers, damsels, Jezebels, Indians, infantrymen, banditos, etc, all of whom are now responding to a tweak in their programming, turning en masse against one another and big-paying human guests. While trying to find him, Bernard nearly blacks out. It's fine if not as Harris is endlessly entertaining in badass mode, but I'm hoping for something a bit more satisfying than mere puzzles and bloodletting. They capture some, and she explains her reckoning to two of them as she's fitting their necks with nooses. "And I have one last role to play". For Dolores and Teddy to at least don new costumes? And if not, why not? Dolores and Maeve's revenge and destabilization plots are based on their desire to prevent abuse against their and other hosts' bodies.
SU permanently expels Theta Tau chapter
The first video released last week apparently showed members joking about the Holocaust and using racial and anti-Semitic slurs. The chapter apologized for its contents, which its members tried to play off as satire of a conservative frat brother.
Karl Strand (Gustaf Skarsgård), a new character and Delos' COO, arrives in the park two weeks after the massacre to try and wrangle the off-narrative and violent hosts. A few other things of note include the show's look. I wonder who made me that way.
Dolores and her loyal comrades take vengeance on human and cyborg alike, setting off to affirm her vision of a real world that lies beyond Westworld. Not so much. That said, while she's not shy about killing human threats she lacks the enthusiasm shown by Dolores. They're after a decommissioned Peter Abernathy because of what Charlotte put inside him, and their search brings them to the center of the town slaughter and to an area showing a mass of hosts gathered together.
The recovery team finds a cluster of dead hosts floating in a lake.
I know Bernard confesses to this at the end: "I killed them, all of them". Watch how Bernard walks the shore and zeroes in specifically on Teddy's lifeless corpse.
The whole thing really starts off with a grand sense of, "What the hell is going on?"
The opening scene was a flashback. "They're just noise. They're not real". It's here we find out about this host that Charlotte was sending her higher-ups that serves as an "insurance policy" for the company that owns the park.