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"Hello, old friend."
In one episode filled with important pairings, the man behind the last three words of Westworld 's "Phase Space" episode could be the most surprising. They are from Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), whose physical form is currently in Sweetwater, while a more metaphysical form exists in the "Cradle," a backup center in the heart of the Mesa. When Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) enters the system to find the source of the new rebellious nature within the hosts, he finds that the park cofounder is not quite ready to make music.
While Bernard and Elsie (Shannon Woodward) are Maeve (Thandie Newton) and the man in black (Ed Harris) who learn more about the cradle, another cradle deals with relationships with their respective children. In the meantime, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) pursues her own family connection, like a literal train through a tunnel to rescue her father Peter Abernathy (Louis Herthum) with a newly modified Teddy (James Marsden) Page
So have these Stories and more played in the course of "Phase Space" by Tarik Saleh.
A FLIP ON FIDELITY
"Phase Space" opens in a place and conversation we saw earlier in Westworld. Dolores and ̵
" No, he did not say that. " Suddenly, this recognizable soft tone in Dolore's voice transforms into the cold, steely timbre that audiences have grown accustomed to since season two began. She corrects him on his last statement, because the real Arnold had not questioned whether he had the agency to make the choice, but whether he should do it. A well-known "Freeze all engine functions" confirms that this is not Arnold, but a host version. The tables have turned immediately, Dolores has decided this test.
"This is a test we have done countless times," she admits. A confused Bernard, whom we have seen several times in the second season at this point, asks: "What am I testing?" Your simple answer is "loyalty". The one word resonates, as did one of The Young William (Jimmy Smits) talking to many permutations of the Jim Delos host version (Peter Mullan) in The Sphinx Mystery. Whether this happens before the guest coup or after the eventful two weeks is unknown. It follows that the idea of fidelity is itself in a phase shift.
FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE
Dolores confused with a version of Bernard's Loyalty Test, so the Bernard we know is currently running Elsie on the train tracks. Having just quarreled with Delos, she is optimistic that Ford's quarantine messages are still going away while communication is broken. But as they enter a deserted and dried-up HQ, they realize he may have posthumous control over just meaningless warnings.
According to Elsie, QA has made several attempts to hack into the system and end the revolt, only to be blocked by the cradle each time. Although it only serves to secure the narratives, it has worked with every single system in the past seven days, reacting differently, almost radiantly. "It's as if there's something here that improvises," she says in astonishment.
Bernard's solution is to tackle the problem head-on, literally in his case. They enter the cradle, a red-tinged room that reminds Elsie of a hive, but does not get a similar answer from Bernard. Here he has flashes of the chestnut, which he took from the place where he found Delos, according to instructions from Ford, to create the consciousness of a man who should be put into a host. Finally he scratches the surface of his bigger questions and decides to put himself directly into it. Cutting himself into a control unit that reads host data for automatic extraction, he would indeed be a cradle resident to get a better feel for both the virtual situation and his larger agenda with Ford. Despite Elsie's initial protests, he lets the machine enter him in the midst of grunts of pain, even though he previously dismissed that "Pain is just a program."
Bernard awakens in a place where we've often seen Teddy Next to this episode, but in a very different context): the train to Sweetwater. He makes his way to the locomotive to see a city that now has a bustling city that evokes a more peaceful time that feels like ages ago. There he sees the hosts on the loops that we know and love: Dolores runs peacefully with a backpack full of food, Teddy cleans the Mariposa. But there is one important thing that stands out: a greyhound running around. In the first season it became a spirit animal of Ford, when he had one as a child and copied it even in host form in the park. And after six episodes of his own metaphorical chase, Bernard finally reached his hare: a contented Ford sitting at the Mariposa, trademark grins over his face.
While Elsie and Bernard enter the deeper corners of Delos, elsewhere employees struggle with the aftermath of the incitement events. When Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) recounted Ashley Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth), who recently returned to Ghost Nation, it was almost a week since things went awry and Charlotte finally had her cargo in tow after seeing Abernathy from Ford Forlorn Hope, it was time for her rescue.
Unexpectedly, when she knocks on a secret tablet to reach Delos and informs her about her recent takeover, Stubbs is furious that she did not tell him any of the previous data-preserved host. But she's too close to her target to fight someone hired to guard an amusement park, and moves on to the next part of her plan.
This next step involves Abernathy to ensure her capture. She takes him and Stubbs to the operating room, while a number of black employees place him on a chair before pressing him down. Stubbs asks if the pneumatic tool is needed to overwhelm him, while the technician merely answers, "It's really effective." We see this first-hand effectiveness as Abernathy gets nervous, frightened, and silenced before finally being overwhelmed. Although he can not speak, his tortured eyes do for him at that moment.
With the secured "package" came a special delivery in Westworld, in the form of parachutist Q.A. Members led by the rogue Coughlin (Timothy V. Murphy). He establishes Stubbs's newly discovered position by devaluing his first name and telling him, "The amateur lesson is over." Inside, Coughlin learns the same thing Elsie found out about the mysterious block against any hacks in the system. While the tales are still inaccessible, the park seems once again to be like the bright three-dimensional map of the Westworld reforms following the loss of power in the season's premiere. But with that comes a huge, sudden radar flash: an out-of-control move.
NEW TRAIN AND NEW TRAINING
It is no surprise that the train comes from Dolores, who had commanded the previous episode in Sweetwater, commanding her men to strip it. But she also took off another piece of metal in the form of Teddy that night when she wrote over his code after she had defied her orders. It is clear from Teddy's entry into the Mariposa the day after his modification that we are dealing with another man. "The day is over, I thought you wanted to go to Sunup," he says with a confidence, a swing in his hips, as he leaves.
Dolores warns Teddy how much the train could serve as a trigger. After all, a critical point in his narrative is to quit this move before it would serve to be killed in countless ways. But this version of Teddy Flood left the station for a long time. "The man who drove this train was weakly built and destined to fail, you repaired it, forget it now." To nail his new attitude home, he persistently executes a staff member at the platform after he can not say where exactly in the Mesa Abernathy is.
As the train roars through the plains, Dolores chugs in. Men charge weapons, while lovers make fun of leaving the place where they've talked about desertification for greener pastures for many loops. "I never wanted to go," Teddy says, looking out the window, "but I guess you fixed that as well."
Part of this "fixation" involved a large decrease in Teddy's goodwill, which becomes prominent as she progresses with her last move. When Dolores, Angela (Talulah Riley) and the others jump on another car, he approaches Phil (Patrick Cage), the technician they took with him on the trip, who personally made Teddy's modifications and hands him a weapon single ball. Use it fast. "He does not exaggerate with these words as he jumps to the other car and releases it, sending the front of the train and an unwilling Phil rushes into the tunnel, which is one of the many Entrances of the mesa serves. It is clear that Dolores wants to enter with a bang.
DADDY DAUGHTER DESERTION
When one daughter suggests to find her father, another wants to just stay in his company. After escaping the clutches of Ghost Nation and seeing her father, Emily (Katja Herbers) joined him, along with Lawrence (Clifton Collins Jr.) and his cavalcade of cousins to find "The Door." The man in black initially refuses to recognize his daughter's presence, under the impression that this is another innkeeper who speaks the voice of Ford and annoys him about the game.
Although Emily quickly explains her human qualities, her father is still dismissive and warns her that if she stays with him, she will sign her death certificate. But it seems that his daughter knows more about Westworld's ways than he originally thought, since she not only discovered that the upended car was a trap, but even fetched the Marauder, who was responsible for […] At the campfire that night, the man in black confesses that he is surprised about her appearance here after she had previously rejected the family business. Emily tells him that Charlotte has invited her, and although she initially refused, she decided to come back and visit the Raj, the Indian park she loved as a child. After several days of riding (in more than one sense of the word), the same plague plagued this park, and she dodged shots, tiger attacks, and cliff falls to get to the place she wanted to avoid.
Now caught up In her story, she takes the opportunity to visit her father. She shared his love for the park as a child and thought about a life without consequences. But still obsessed with the idea of being an adult is a sad gesture. He then accuses her of "climbing under his wing", but she insists she is here because she tries to protect him from his pseudo-suicidal behavior. "I've spent so many years buying your good guy," she tells him. "[My mother] was the only one who saw through this and paid for it, but I should not have said that her death was your fault, you can not get that to the end result, instead you will come home with me."
First initially amazed and perceived as a threat, the man in black seems to agree when he tells him that he would leave the park with her the next morning "to mend their turbulent relationship, perhaps he saw this as a good start, When Emily wakes up the next morning and realizes that the whole group has left her, except for a bean-eating cousin, but it looks like her dad is not yet off the hook, as they are soon invaded by Ghost Nation, their fate is still undetermined.
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