With Bernard now "inside", the first look at "Les Escorches" brings him into the darkness.
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"If you've been in the dark long enough, you'll see."
For a whole season, HBO's Westworld had been hung up by hosts working in narrative loops, completely unconscious in a world around she went around. But in this darkness, the hosts have gained eyes, as was the case with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Maeve (Thandie Newton). And with this vision, they have learned to fight in the dark and to surprise their human superiors.
But in the preview on "Les Escorches" surprises are expected for both humans and hosts. The above quote is from Dolores. "You made us your picture," she continues. Accompanied by it is perhaps the most glaring shot from the entire preview. Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) shows Ashley Stubbs (Liam Hemsworth) and other Q.A. Members in a room full of hosts under the sheets. But these are not just any hosts: they all resemble Arnold Weber (Jeffrey Wright), the deceased co-founder of the park.
We had previously known of Bernard Lowe, who was initially shown as a co-worker before the unveiling was a host of Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) in Arnold's picture. The beginning of the latest episode "Phase Space" already played with this idea. The scene began with a seemingly routine test between Arnold and Dolores, even in the room where she had many flashbacks during the first season. But soon Arnold and the audience had turned the decision on its head when it turned out that Dolores was examining his response to the conversation they apparently had for "loyalty."
With the revelation that the "Arnold" was a host in this scene, it is difficult to place him in the Westworld timeline. But the idea of several Arnold-like hosts opens up many possibilities. From what we can see, the host Charlotte Sport discovered many different wounds. Last season, we saw Bernard suffer a similar fatal wound after Ford forced him to shoot himself, an act that led to cortical fluid during the first half of season two. It may be possible that Bernard is not the first version of the Arnold host that was built, and similar to William (Jimmi Simpson) with Jim Delos (Peter Mullan) in "The Mystery of the Sphinx" he is the umpteenth replay after many, many attempts?
Another key player in it is obviously Ford himself. After dying in the final minutes of season one, he returned to the scene, albeit in a more spiritual form. Bernard found him sitting at a piano in the Mariposa after going into the "Cradle", a hub of narrative backups, to find the source of the blockade that prevented attempts to hack the network and normalize host behavior
Ford greets him with "Hello, Old Friend" at the end of "Phase Space", but does he refer to Bernard or the man he was modeled from? In a preliminary, Ford says to him, "What's going to happen will not be your fault," hinting that he could still have some control over him, even from beyond the grave. What Ford is alluding to is still a mystery, even though we are battling the recordings of Dolores, Teddy (James Marsden) and Clementine (Angela Sarafyan) against several staff at headquarters, including Teddy, who wears QA brand safety gear. It's getting violent be proceeded.
The trailer ends again on Dolores and says in a distorted voice: "Open your eyes." It is accompanied by a longer shot of Bernard's eyes without glasses, which seem to see desperate flashing blinking. But the second half of Westworld's second season is starting to bring things into focus for him, and it's very possible that Bernard or any other host version of Arnold will go through a very different view of the world the end of everything.
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