First things first, Robert Ford (much more terrifying than Hannibal Lecter) knows exactly what’s going around in the park and in those underground laboratories. Every single twist and turn, be it Felix helping Maeve out or Bernard helping Elsie find more clue, Ford is right there just moving things along.
Since there hasn’t been a review for the past two episodes, here’s a quick breakdown for everything that has happened in the show.
Bernard is a host. All those hours spent analyzing his words and actions, it wasn’t for nothing!
So just like all the other hosts inside Westworld, Bernard has no idea that he’s anything other than human (he has a son and a wife, goddammit), but the revelation wasn’t all that unexpected. It was shocking to see this major fan theory coming to life so early in the show, but it was gratifying as hell.
Also, I legit gasped when Theresa (RIP) handed him the sketches. The “What door” moment was also rather significant – it explained the cottage scene: Ford wasn’t hiding behind a door because there wasn’t one there.
Now, the obvious question is if Bernard is the only host behind the scenes at Westworld, because using unregistered hosts for oversight and management roles is as clever as you can get.
Perhaps Ashley Stubbs is also one?
Here a few more questions I have answered to the best of my ability.
Question: Is she immortal now? Can’t Felix and the other guy just reduce her intelligence and make her complacent?
Answer: Either one or both of them could be hosts. They might be playing a narrative designed by Ford – or if he’s still alive, Arnold.
Question: Who was Dolores before being a host ?
Answer: She could have been a girl Ford liked. What if Arnold created her to please Ford, just like he re-created a family picnic for him?
Question: Why was she decommissioned?
Answer: She wanted to go some place cold – get it?
(Forgive my bad jokes, I’m really excited rn).
Question: Is she even alive?
Answer: Seeing Theresa’s fate, Elsie’s chances aren’t looking too good – especially since she is not officially missing despite being gone for a substantial amount of time.
Question: Is William in too deep?
Answer: Yes, William is in too deep. His chances of being Man in Black also appear to be growing with each episode.
Question: Back in her room, she told Theresa, “The gods demand a blood sacrifice.” These were the exact words Ford used right before Bernard killed her. How did he find out about it?
Answer: Ford could have heard it through the naked host tied to Charlotte’s bed during the conversation. Or she could simply be another host.
Secret Lab: Is it the same room where Bernard and Dolores are seen talking?
Two Timeline Theory: William told Dolores how he loved reading when he was a kid. He said he always read books and went to sleep dreaming he would wake up in one.
Men in Black told Lawrence something similar near the Red River when he said, “I’ve read every page but the last.”
Theresa was more controlled by Ford than she liked to admit: In the basement she brought her hands to her hips like Bernard taught her to in order to hide fear.