In a comparatively Dolores-lite episode this week on, we reunite with Maeve, the Man in Black and Charlotte. Whereas Maeve gathers assist in the battle towards Dolores and the Man in Black goes to a twisted group remedy session, Charlotte, aka Halores, has the cool battle sequence of the week, which inevitably ends in tragedy.
The sixth episode of season Three known as Decoherence, and was written by Suzanne Wrubel and collection co-creator Lisa Pleasure. It sees Maeve confront Dolores within the huge standoff teased within the promo trailer, however it’s not the grand showdown you count on. In a darker episode, in contrast with final week, Tessa Thompson lastly will get to take Halores to driving locations, and that is her standout episode. Get the rundown under.
Warning: Spoilers forward.
Maeve wants assist
We open in what appears to be like just like the Elegant, a digital heaven for the consciousness of hosts. Maeve (Thandie Newton), who did not let being stabbed in preserve her down, has a second along with her daughter, a resident of the Elegant for the reason that finish of final season.
However this is not actual and Serac (Vincent Cassel) waltzes into the scene, providing Maeve a reward for searching down Dolores (Evan Rachel Wooden): He’ll take her again to her excellent recollections of dwelling along with her daughter.
However as a substitute, Maeve, sharp-witted as ever, says all she needs is what Dolores has: “Assist.”
The Man in Black in remedy
We lower to a circle of sufferers, all sporting white jumpsuits, in a psychological establishment. Simply as they begin discussing God and His plan for everybody — increase! — look who exhibits up: The Man in Black (Ed Harris).
It wasn’t clear we would see him once more after episode Four revealed his tormented state, haunted by hallucinations of his lifeless daughter Emily. However he is again, pontificating about his favourite topic — existentialism — whereas making fellow sufferers burst into tears and present processremedy.
Halores, Serac and extra homicide
Halores (a Dolores copy in Charlotte Hale’s physique) sees extra results of the world spinning uncontrolled after Dolores launched everybody’s “life projection” information.
After hurrying her son Nathan dwelling by way of a trashed avenue in San Francisco, Halores discovers Charlotte’s ex-husband Jake (Michael Ealy) together with his profile. However as a substitute of looking for out what turns into of their relationship, he decides, “It is less than a machine to resolve; it is our alternative.” This clearly touches Halores, hinting greater than ever that her beliefs would possibly lead her astray from Dolores’ plans.
After Serac’s thugs off one of many Delos board members, Halores calls Dolores to concede she did not take Delos personal. In lower than two hours, the corporate will likely be Serac’s.
Dolores instructs Halores to safe all of the host-making knowledge from Delos earlier than Serac destroys it. Halores pushes again at Dolores for requesting she put her life at risk — that can have penalties for her household. “They don’t seem to be your loved ones,” Dolores promptly replies.
Delos has formally been taken over by Incite
Serac instructs the Delos board to erase most of its mental property. The one factor he needs: the encryption key, which unlocks the visitor knowledge and the Elegant.
In different information: He is aware of Dolores made a number of copies of herself and suspects there’s one in Delos. He orders all staff to be examined for aberrations. Halores gulps.
Whereas shortly making a replica of the host knowledge, she’s caught midmission by one of many board members. He makes the error of scarpering off to inform Serac, and Halores proceeds to interrupt his neck. That is only a style of the superior Tessa Thompson battle scenes to return.
William’s twisted group remedy session
In a blast from the previous, William faces a number of AR variations of himself, from The Man in Black, a dinner swimsuit model (probably from season 2, episode 9 when Ford palms him a card with all the info the park has acquired on him), the kid model and the model. That is proper, he is again!
James Delos, who William was testing final season to see if his consciousness may survive in a number physique, additionally joins in as a form of moderator, pushing William to discover the important thing to his “darkish urges” — one thing traumatic that occurred in his childhood dwelling.
William’s dad interrogates the kid William about one thing that occurred at college. William broke a child’s arm and knocked out three of his enamel — all as a result of the child known as his dad a drunk. “What the hell is mistaken with you?” his dad asks.
However the completely different variations of William conclude their father drank as a result of of William’s violence. He by no means had a alternative, his path to the sadistic Man in Black was at all times how he was going to prove.
Realizing what he should do, William murders his different selves, which is meant to be cathartic — say goodbye to Jimmi Simpson. Now that William’s free from his previous, he claims he lastly understands his goal: “I am the nice man.”
Fascinating. Even when that is a delusion, it appears William could have an even bigger position to play in occasions involving Dolores.
Maeve and Dolores face off
Maeve wakes up in Warworld. Whereas ready for Serac to print her a brand new physique, in addition to construct her some host pals to battle Dolores, she blows off some steam by beating up a complete troop of Nazis.
Accompanied by Lee Sizemore and a restored Hector, a “present” from Serac, Maeve comes throughout a model of Dolores that Serac positioned within the simulation. In the identical glass room the place Dolores as soon as interviewed Bernard, Maeve brings Dolores again on-line and so they have a chat.
That is form of an enormous stand-off second, besides the simulation-Dolores is a extra placid model who hasn’t but launched an assault on all people. She tries to guarantee Maeve she’ll by no means damage her daughter, regardless of holding the important thing to the Elegant in her head.
Maeve requests the important thing, however Dolores cannot entrust it to her, since she’s aligned herself with Serac. They arrive to a stalemate, realizing they each have little alternative however to battle one another.
Halores uploads the Delos knowledge
Halores, nonetheless tinkering in Delos’ programs, makes use of a tracker she positioned in William’s blood when she had him dedicated, to search out the place he’s — apparently a location Dolores has been searching for. After securely stealing all of Delos’ knowledge, Halores, virtually signaling her loss of life, calls her husband and says she’ll be dwelling in half an hour.
Serac holds one other board assembly, the place he exposes Halores for who she actually is, declaring that the true Charlotte Hale would by no means have taken the time to verify on her son. What a heartless approach to expose somebody.
As Serac spouts Dolores’ catchphrase at her — “These violent delights have violent ends” — Halores as soon as once more proves she’s smarter than everybody, releasing a gasoline canister that knocks the board members out.
Cue cool battle sequence topulsing synths as Halores makes use of her now iconic cape-jacket to choke a safety guard out. Heading into the host printing lab, she then carries out Dolores’ plan to forestall Maeve from gaining allies, squishing Hector’s pearl to a pulp.
Simply earlier than she’s captured, Halores brings the Transformer-like riot management robots to her rescue. It might’ve been a waste if we did not see them once more — one Hulk-smashes by way of a wall to pin a man to loss of life. One other flings a guard like a rag doll into the close by synthetic lake. Silly enjoyable.
Bernard and Stubbs to the rescue
William, having completed murdering his previous selves, emerges from his augmented actuality. Who involves the rescue however Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth), saying one thing concerning the docs forgetting William in all of the chaos. Is that this referring to the chaos brought on by the Delos knowledge breach from final episode? Or one thing else?
Maeve unleashed in the true world
Maeve’s physique is lastly full. She steps out to the true world, however the printer’s not carried out: Hector could also be gone endlessly, however Maeve sees one other physique midcreation. What pearls are left? Might Maeve make a replica of Dolores, seeing as Serac made one for the simulation?
A tragic ending
Miraculously, Halores escapes and retrieves Jake and Nathan. However maintain up, that is Westworld and there aren’t any joyful endings.
Desiring to drive someplace the place nobody will discover them, Halores tells her husband, “I can preserve you secure.” Massive mistake. The subsequent second — BOOM. The automotive blows up, witnessed by what seems to be one Serac’s lackeys, who then stories the information down his earpiece and departs the scene.
What he would not see: Halores survives, dragging her physique out from the fiery wreckage, her hair and pores and skin burned to a pink, charred layer. A tear drops from her eye, her expression saying all of it: She’s going to get revenge.
Will that be on Serac? Or Dolores for placing her household at risk? Both means, what a setup for the ultimate two episodes of Westworld.
Deeper into the maze
- In what’s changing into a favourite motif for Westworld, we as soon as once more open in a subject of wheat.
- AR remedy is such an intriguing use for one thing that hasn’t actually taken off in actual life.
- Can we agree Halores’ blush-colored cape-jacket is a vogue second?
- The Jimmi Simpson cameo is an sudden present.
- Younger William reads a ebook known as Sir Rowan and the Woman of Sulon. It would not appear to narrate to something in actual life…
- The Man in Black is now the Man in White.
- The sequence through which we get close-ups of how a number physique is created is gorgeous to observe: The main points of the eyebrows and the blood being pumped into the physique are actually one thing.
- The Hale household automotive is an absolute beast. It is like this world’s model of a minivan-tank.