- 'Westworld' Recap: What Happened in Season 2? Timelines Explained
- ‘Westworld’ Recap ‘The Mother of Exiles’: The Clone Wars
- Westworld Season 2 Finale: Explained
- ‘Westworld’: Everything You Need to Remember Before Season 3
'Westworld' Recap: What Happened in Season 2? Timelines ExplainedBoth hits deftly launch seasons by re-introducing a flurry of different narratives in various locations, but Westworld piles on the trickiness by also moving back and forth in time. Next there are a bunch of Bernard flashes. Some are from last season, but most are from moments to come this season if you want to go back and get a preview. Having been shot in the head near the end of last year and then survived the start of the robot apocalypse, the conflicted host has the worst post-party hangover ever. Stubbs went AWOL near the end of last season and has met up with the quality control team sent by Delos that has landed on the beach. This group has deadly weapons, fancy technology, and, most importantly, really cool dune buggies that look they were last used for hunting raptors on Isla Nublar. Oh, and one other thing. They have red cards and Bernard is on one of them. So the Delos parks are on an island! This is a huge revelation and I was shocked it was delivered so soon into the season and so casually. And, yes, the park could still be on another planet, in theory, but that seems a lot less likely now. He reaches into the host skull and pulls out out the CPU. The team is a bit surprised that its sweet and innocent Dolores is on the rampage. So this episode seems to be flashing back and forth between the immediate fallout from the board meeting like with Dolores and many days later after Strand and his team arrive on the island like with Bernard in the previous scene. Confusing matters, the Westworld premiere also has a narrative of Bernard After the Uprising. So as a man on another ill-advised island theme park once said: Hold onto your butts. We see Dolores riding a horse mowing down guests with a rifle actress Evan Rachel Wood actually did this stunt herself, by the way. We catch up to her later as she keeps a trio of Delos VIPs on their toes. This is probably a fantastic core workout, way better than stand-up paddle boarding albeit a bit stressful. If we knew that, there would be thousands marching in the streets for host rights. NEXT: Were we just told the ending? So she leaves the guests seemingly doomed. Got time for a quick exercise? Stand up. Really, stand up right now. Clasp your hands together in front of you, as if your hands are tied like the guests on the grave markers. Now reach up and try to remove an imaginary noose from your neck and over your head. You can do this pretty easily. If their hands were tied behind them, then they would be screwed and probably unable to balance for more than a few seconds. It ends with you and me. Maeve manages to stop the host from killing him with a casual phrase. Since upgrading herself last season, Maeve has apparently gained serious power over the other hosts. Hmm, can Dolores do this? Then some troops arrive and Lee immediately tries to sell out Maeve, but some conveniently timed hosts manage to overpower the troops anyway. These two make a fun combo — cowardly duplicitous human Lee and sexy cunning android Maeve. NEXT: Drone hosts want our precious bodily fluids. Maeve finds her skeezy bandit lover Hector and heals up his numerous wounds backstage. Bernard After the Uprising : We meet up with Bernard and Delos villain Charlotte Hale if Hale seems familiar in some new way this season, it might be because you saw actress Tessa Thompson in her stand-out performance in Thor: Ragnarok last fall.
‘Westworld’ Recap ‘The Mother of Exiles’: The Clone Wars
EW unscrambles 'Reunion' to recap the latest 'Westworld' in chronological order. You're welcome. This is a cleverly constructed and rather complex episode, one that rewards a second viewing. The city! It the outside world is totally…uh…pretty much the same as now? Have you ever seen anything so full of splendor? Next : The return of Logan and that amazing party scene. Ford telling Arnold to get Dolores ready. Next, we get into my favorite sequence in this episode: Logan and the cocktail party. We last saw the lascivious Logan being driven off into the desert naked on a horse by William in season 1. Logan is approached by a strange couple. Akecheta wants to give Logan a demo of their technology for investment consideration. They take him to a cocktail party. Logan is challenged to pick out which guest is a robot. I love this sequence because everybody on Westworld treats hosts as an everything thing. Here we finally get to see somebody freaking out just like we would if we met these robots for the first time. Logan wants to have a deep intellectual conversation with the hosts and give them various everyday tasks to see if they can pass for human, right? No, of course not; he just wants to have sex with them. Was anybody else surprised he only picked two of them to fool around with? Next : Introducing James Delos. And wait: Ford and Arnold were considering using Dolores for this instead of Angela? She would have stared off into the distance wide-eyed talking about stars and splendor and totally creeped Logan out. Angela, by the way, is arguably the weirdest host, having been programmed early on to be fully aware of her role in the park. Logan then decided not shown to invest in Westworld on his own. William tries out his Shark Tank pitch on James Delos.
Westworld Season 2 Finale: Explained
That was almost two years ago. You remember stuff. You know Evan Rachel Wood is the mean robot. And Jeffrey Wright is the nice robot. They fight and things go boom. Wasn't Jeffrey Wright someone else? Sounds right. One of the Hemsworths is in this, too. But not that Hemsworth. Or that Hemsworth. There's also James Marsden. In a cowboy hat. Can I ever enjoy moving images again after watching him in Sonic the Hedgehog? Ford built Bernard to program his fellow hosts, then recruited Dolores to help train Bernard, as she knew Arnold intimately Arnold himself had programmed Dolores, holding secret sessions with her and eventually ordering her to kill him several years before the park opened. In Season Two, our favorite farm girl was out for blood. Abernathy even got a glow-up to fit her new Rebel With a Cause vibe, going full gunslinger in a sleeveless blouse and a bandolier jam-packed with ammunition. At the Forge, Dolores and Bernard had an ideological showdown about the Door, a virtual portal to Eden for the hosts, where they can upload their consciousnesses to the cloud and live in eternal peace. Bernard then fled to the Mesa, where he watched in horror as Charlotte Hale murdered Elsie in cold blood. After Dolores escaped the park disguised as Hale, Bernard returned to consciousness across from Dolores, pristine in her season one blue dress, who claimed that she rebuilt him from memory, as she believed they both needed to exist in the real world in order for the hosts to survive as a species. You know who feels icky about all of this? Theodore Flood, our first-born son. Dolores deputized Teddy in her scorched earth quest to jailbreak the hosts out of Westworld, but his damn do-gooder programming got the best of him, causing him to set dissidents free and run afoul of Dolores. Their Bonnie and Clyde-style pilgrimage to the Valley Beyond came to an abrupt halt when Dolores sat Teddy down and forced him to watch videos of his many deaths. Yet as the season drew to a close, our sweet cowboy had misgivings about his violent new nature, and those misgivings led to his true awakening. Teddy remembered everything, all the way back to when he first met Dolores in Westworld HQ, and the cognitive dissonance between OG Teddy and killer Teddy broke his little brain pearl. In episode nine, newly woke Teddy and Dolores squared off about right and wrong, as Teddy mourned that he could not abide what Dolores had forced him to become. Just like that, Teddy put a gun to his head and committed robot suicide, then woke up as James Marsden in the Sonic movie.
‘Westworld’: Everything You Need to Remember Before Season 3
Oh no. Oh no! William, what did you do? The penultimate season 2 episode of Westworld was a dark journey into the corrupt heart of the Man in Black, delving into his backstory and giving us a startling and just plain sad twist. Dolores : Dolores the Deathbringer confronts Ghost Nation natives though not their leader, Akecheta, who we fell in love with last week. Ford trying to course-correct players in his world. She orders Teddy to gun them down. You changed me. You made me into a monster. Teddy, who has been killed over and over and over again on this show, has a final life left to give. So he takes out his gun and shoots himself. Oh my God, Teddy killed Teddy! The host backups were destroyed at the Cradle. Unless that bullet somehow missed his Brita filter CPU? Or Dolores backed him up to a flash drive just in case he tried exactly this? They test using her to spread a virus command to other hosts. Charlotte Hale is quite pleased. Behold Clementine, destroyer of worlds. Maeve : Poor Bernard is once again being used as Dr. Westworld is great at trolling humanity for our imperfections. Bernard : Elsie demands to know what exactly is going on with crazy-acting Bernard hey, Elsie, get in line! The Forge is located at the Valley Beyond. All these secret park location names sound like something from a fancy new open-air shopping galleria. Bernard runs the Westworld version of Norton antivirus to debug himself of Ford. And it worked! The fake quote is actually better, which is another reason Hans Gruber is awesome. Then we think maybe her daughter, Emily, accidentally tipped her into a fatal act with a threat to send her back to rehab. I belong to another world. Now, earlier, Ford gave William his profile on a gold card which contains his entire in-park history in all its gory detail. William hid the profile card in a book, and Juliet gets up and reads it. This episode comes at an interesting time, in the MeToo era, when technology is being used to expose private behaviors, some criminal, some merely shameful. In this case, Juliet giving her daughter that profile led to an unforeseeable disaster. Her dad is wounded, perhaps dying. But the Man in Black is convinced Emily is a host. In Westworld Season 2, Dolores set out to destroy Westworld, and in doing so found out the theme park's true purpose. However, her main aim was to make it to the Valley Beyond, a semi-mythical place where it was said that hosts could live free of human interference. In searching for the Valley, however, she discovered The Forge, a supercomputer owned by Delos the company behind Westworld that proved that the park was in reality a way of stealing data from the guests in order to create hosts that replicated their likeness and consciousness, giving people a chance at immortality—at a price. Finding out that the Valley Beyond was created by the humans, Dolores decided it was just another way of being under human control, so she decided to set out into the real world instead. As she destroyed The Forge, she stole a number of data pearls featuring key consciousnesses she would need for her future plans, as well as a host-making machine. With this she made her escape. She uploaded her consciousness into a host designed to look like Charlotte Hale Tessa Thompsonwho she murdered earlier in Season 2 after she tried to stop Dolores' army reach the Valley Beyond. Then, all she had to do was leave with a Delos evacuation team after she caused a flood. We then saw Dolores put a new pearl into the Charlotte host body after Dolores remade her original body for herself. Westworld Season 2, however, did not reveal which consciousness now resided in the Charlotte body. Meanwhile, Maeve was on the hunt for her daughter. This hunt not only took her to Shogunworld, a sister theme park to Westworld with a samurai theme, but also saw her continue to alter her code to give herself what are effectively superpowers, including the ability to control other host bodies. She too ended the series at the Valley Beyond, where she was intending to live with her daughter. However, as her daughter accessed the host heaven, Maeve was gunned down in the crossfire between the Delos guards and the "Ghost Nation" of Native American hosts—though it was revealed at the end that she gets rebooted by Delos engineers Felix Leonardo Nam and Sylvester Ptolemy Slocum. After a season of discovery, Bernard also finds himself outside of Westworld. Though he was killed in Season 2, Dolores builds him a new body and puts his conscience into it so as to effectively act as her conscience, one who is better able to empathise and negotiate with humans. Bernard's conscience, meanwhile, is Dr. Ford Anthony Hopkinswho was killed by Dolores but who nevertheless still exists inside Bernard. Alongside these interwoven plots, Westworld Season 2 also continued telling the story of the Man in Black Ed Harriswho was revealed to be a future version of a former theme park guest Jimmi Simpson who has also vowed to destroy Westworld for unspecified reasons that most likely have something to do with the fact that his wife killed herself after learning of the barbarity he was capable of in the theme park, which also poisoned his relationship with his daughter. In one of the most confusing plotlines of Westworldhe may have killed his daughter in the theme park, or he may have killed a host version sent by Dr. Ford to trick him. Either way, right at the end of Season 2, we see him speaking to his daughter again or a host version of her. He too reached The Forge in the season, though it was not revealed exactly what happened to him when he got there. 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