Whatever it might be, we're definitely intrigued. The Man in Black continues down the path left just for him by Dr. Ford, meeting a fun new buddy along the way.
Maeve does not seem pleased with Dolores' murdery tactics, since she's seen what Dolores' influence has done in the facility. He's introduced in the fifth episode of the first season, "Contrapasso". It's perplexing that Westworld didn't lead with this infinitely more compelling episode instead of the actual premiere.
Dolores has no idea what she's looking at. He says she'll have to prove it though. Her best guess is that she's in a dream. Teddy asks Dolores after she shows him that he is programmed and not even a human being. While Westworld co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy joked they'd spoil the season before it premiered on April 22, there was no suspicion or whispers about the big reveal at the end of episode 2. Over the course of the first season, the audience was asked to believe it too.
From her memories of the outside world to the Delos security aircrafts flying overhead in Westworld and even Jim Delos (Peter Mullan) paying a visit, Dolores remembers everything.
The backstory of Delos' initial investment in Westworld is slowly woven into this episode, with the timelines diverging between a present, chaotic park full of risky renegade robots, and the stark contrast of past in the real world where all-too-perfect and very polite AI's attend parties and networking events in search of funding for their creator's vision.More news: Trump is hosting the president of Africa's biggest oil state
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But no one could have seen this coming. Or is she just trying to wake up as many hosts as possible?
The episode features a lot of flashbacks, opening with Arnold taking Dolores out of the park and to a big city, as part of his efforts to raise the funds needed to keep Robert Ford's company afloat. And if she's not truly independent, what does that mean for her revolution? But here, they're free.
But whatever the truth of what's going on underneath her skin, "Reunion" does reveal that Dolores has a key edge in the fight to come: The knowledge of what the world looks like outside of Westworld.
"They don't know a time when we didn't have the internet, YouTube and cars that can drive themselves", he said. Or think about Teddy in this episode: frozen with grief and horror when he discovers the the piles of hosts in the park's underbelly, and speechless at the recording of the grim, violent loop that routinely ends in his own death. But it does seem hard for Dolores to let them go, which suggests that this won't be the last time they stumble upon each other this season. The best scenes in "Reunion" explore the origins of the Delos Corporation's controlling stake in Westworld. In a parallel for a different kind of augmented reality - the digital space - Young William (Jimmi Simpson) convinces Delos Sr that Westworld is not just a high tech theme park, but in fact a place to mine the purest data on it's patrons. You see, the park, as a pleasure paradise, is floundering. You made me interested in me.
So what is he talking about, anyway? Westworld allows the very rich to indulge in cowboy fantasies between all of the sex and murder they can commit without effect, but the rich do it potentially without knowing what they are giving up. When we see him in tonight's episode, he's literally about to be eaten by ants. And if Delos created a flawless host copy of a world leader or a powerful billionaire and sent it out into the real world-which is, incidentally, exactly what happened in the sequel to the 1973 movie on which Westworld is based-who would know the difference?