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‘Westworld’: 5 Burning Questions From Season 3 Episode 3

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SPOILER ALERT: Don’t learn when you’ve got not but watched the third episode of “Westworld” Season 3.

After Maeve (Thandie Newton) and Bernard’s (Jeffrey Wright) windy Westworld and Warworld antics from final time round, Episode Three returned to the equally harmful setting of future Los Angeles.

The episode started with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wooden) enjoying her acquainted damsel in misery routine within the arms of Caleb (Aaron Paul) — frankly, who may blame her? — earlier than the duo fought off some phony cops and went their separate methods.

In the meantime, Dolores’s host model of Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) struggled beneath the psychological and emotional weight of pretending to be Hale to her accomplice, the Delos board and her lovable younger son. A stern dialog and a calming spooning session in a elaborate resort helped her on the suitable path, earlier than she brutally strangled a sexual predator who was eyeing her son. As host Hale admitted, she appeared to be properly on the best way to matching the true Hale’s ruthless instincts.

Whereas this was an episode which gave us loads extra perception into Dolores’s plans and Hale’s identification drawback, it nonetheless left loads of unanswered questions. Right here, Selection presents 5 of these most burning ones from the episode.

How lengthy can host Hale’s cowl final?

In the meanwhile, evidently host Hale has everyone, together with Serac (Vincent Cassel), fooled. Nonetheless, the cracks started to point out as her son sensed that his mom just isn’t actually current, and the Delos board started to shut the web on a mole on the prime of the group. It’s probably solely a matter of time till imposter Hale’s cowl is blown, however for the second it’s a mix of enjoyable and heart-wrenching to see her piece collectively Hale’s life and play fake.

Who’s actually inside Hale?

It’s nonetheless not completely clear. Dolores stated she belongs to her throughout a key scene within the episode, however on the very starting we noticed Dolores and Hale interacting with all the opposite host pearls, together with Bernard’s, sitting in entrance of them. Certainly Dolores wouldn’t have trusted any outdated host with the duty of operating Delos as a puppet, so who’s it? Guess we’ll have to attend a short time longer to seek out out.

What does Dolores really need with Caleb?

Dolores and Caleb obtained fairly pleasant in Episode 3, however does she actually see him as a kindred spirit, somebody who, like her, has been managed and abused by people? Or does she wish to use him herself as some sort of human protect? Their chat on the finish of the episode appeared real, however then once more Dolores and Teddy (James Marsden) had loads of heartfelt conversations, and look how that relationship ended.

What occurred in Caleb’s previous within the military that made him so traumatized?

Caleb’s backstory is being constructed piece-by-piece, fragmented flashback-by-fragmented flashback, however on this episode we realized precisely why his mom is within the hospital and why he’s so disillusioned with the system. As a substitute of committing suicide by leaping off a pier just like the all-seeing sphere Rehoboam had predicted, Caleb determined to vary his destiny and go wherever Dolores would take him. As he identified, he’ll probably find yourself lifeless fairly quickly both approach, so why not kick some evil, company tech firm ass alongside the best way?

What if information assortment by tech corporations was much more uncontrolled?

Talking of evil tech corporations, arguably the large query that the episode asks us to ponder is what if all the info that mega-corporations are accumulating about us (a storyline which feels extremely near house given latest happenings in the USA) is used to find out precisely how we reside our lives? You possibly can actually argue that we’re already properly on the best way to that final result in the true world. When Dolores eliminated the scales from Caleb’s eyes, it felt much less like a revelation and extra of a warning to the viewers of what may come if we let corporations run rampant with private information.

“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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