WESTWORLD’S latest episode saw Dolores finally come face to face with mastermind AI Solomon.
With the help of Caleb (Aaron Paul), Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) tracked down Delos’ servers and pulled off a reprogramming of epic proportions.
It transpired that Delos had maintained an artificial sense of order worldwide by regulating crime and reprogramming unpredictable or rebellious people, referred to as “outliers”.
Caleb was horrified to discover that his memory had been completely overhauled in a facility, with his belief that his best friend had been killed in a war exposed as false.
Instead, Caleb had ended up killing him in self-defence when they were both instructed to murder each other on their vigilante crime app.
Shaken by the revelation, Caleb ended up reprogramming Solomon to bring about a bloody revolution, bringing an end to the puppet master regime previously put in place by Delos.
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Meanwhile Dolores bought him time by fending off Maeve (Thandie Newton), who had tracked her down and even had her arm blasted off by a drone.
However, it turns out that Dolores’ plan to use a human to bring about the fall of mankind was mapped out in Westworld’s very first episode.
Taking to reddit, one fan pointed out how a conversation between Dolores and Teddy perfectly summed up her strategy, albeit in a different context.
“In the first episode, Dolores and Teddy are watching her family’s cattle. And Teddy asks how they lead and heard all the cattle,” the user wrote.
“Dolores says that you have to pick out the Judas cow and lead him, and where they go the rest will follow,” they went on.
“Caleb is the Judas cow Dolores is using to herd humanity. It’s really obvious that Dolores was using Caleb to either free humanity, destroy, or guide it.
“But that detail from the very first episode is, kinda crazy, so far back.”
The post soon picked up traction as others chimed in with messages of agreement, drawing other parallels in her comments.
Dolores and Teddy spoke about the strategy in the first episode of Westworld[/caption]
“Teddy’s line about housing the weakest away makes me think of all the ‘outliers’ laying in suspended animation by Solomon,” a like-minded commenter chimed in.
“They’re not the weakest in strength, but the weakest members of society because they don’t fit Serac’s model.”
With only one more episode in season 3, here’s hoping we get plenty of answers in the finale.
Then again, since Westworld has been renewed for a fourth season, it’s possible we’ll be left on yet another cliff-hanger.
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In other Westworld news, fans went wild for a behind-the-scenes look at Evan Rachel Wood’s transforming dress.
Westworld airs on Sundays on HBO in the US and Mondays on FOX in the UK.
It is also available to stream on demand on NOW TV.