In a comparatively Dolores-lite episode this week on, we reunite with Maeve, the Man in Black and Charlotte. While Maeve gathers assist in the battle in opposition to 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 3 is known as Decoherence, and was written by Suzanne Wrubel and sequence co-creator Lisa Joy. It sees Maeve confront Dolores in the large standoff teased in 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 forcing locations, and that is her standout episode. Get the rundown under.
Warning: Spoilers forward.
Maeve wants assist
We open in what seems to be just like the Sublime, a digital heaven for the consciousness of hosts. Maeve (Thandie Newton), who did not let being stabbed in preserve her down, has a second together with her daughter, a resident of the Sublime for the reason that finish of season 2.
But this is not actual and Serac (Vincent Cassel) waltzes into the scene, providing Maeve a reward for searching down Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood): He’ll take her again to her good recollections of dwelling together with her daughter.
But as a substitute, Maeve says all she needs is what Dolores has: “Help.”
The Man in Black in remedy
We lower to a circle of sufferers, all sporting white jumpsuits, in a psychological establishment. Just as they begin discussing God and His plan for everybody — growth! — look who reveals 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 useless daughter Emily. But 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” recordsdata.
After hurrying her son Nathan house by way of a trashed road in San Francisco, Halores discovers Charlotte’s ex-husband Jake (Michael Ealy) with his profile. But as a substitute of looking for out what turns into of their relationship, he decides, “It’s less than a machine to resolve; it is our selection.” This clearly touches Halores, hinting greater than ever that her beliefs may 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 non-public. In lower than two hours, the corporate can 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 in hazard: That could have penalties for her household. “They’re not 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 solely factor he needs: the encryption key, which unlocks the visitor knowledge and the Sublime.
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.
While rapidly making a duplicate 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’s only a style of the superior Tessa Thompson battle scenes to come back.
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 (presumably 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’s proper, he is again!
James Delos, who William was testing final season to see if his consciousness may survive in a bunch physique, additionally joins in as a sort of moderator, pushing William to discover the important thing to his “darkish urges” — one thing traumatic that occurred in his childhood house.
William’s dad interrogates the kid William about one thing that occurred in school. William broke a child’s arm and knocked out three of his tooth — all as a result of the child referred to as his dad a drunk. “What the hell is flawed with you?” his dad asks.
But the totally different variations of William conclude their father drank as a result of of William’s violence. He by no means had a selection, his path to the sadistic Man in Black was all the time 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 purpose: “I’m the nice man.”
Interesting. Even if that is a delusion, it appears William could have a much bigger position to play in occasions involving Dolores.
Maeve and Dolores face off
While ready for Serac to print her a brand new physique, in addition to construct her some host mates to battle Dolores, Maeve wakes up in Warworld. Blowing off some steam, she beats up a whole troop of Nazi officers
Accompanied by Lee Sizemore and a restored Hector, a “reward” from Serac, Maeve comes throughout a model of Dolores that Serac positioned in the simulation. In the identical glass room the place Dolores as soon as interviewed Bernard, Maeve brings Dolores again on-line they usually have a chat.
This is sort of a giant 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 Sublime in her head.
Maeve requests the important thing, however Dolores cannot entrust it to her, since she’s aligned herself with Serac. They come to a stalemate, realizing they each have little selection 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 seek out the place he’s, apparently a location Dolores has been in search of. After securely stealing all of Delos’ knowledge, Halores, virtually signaling her demise, calls her husband and says she’ll be house 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 test on her son. What a heartless solution 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 fuel 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 stop Maeve from gaining allies, squishing Hector’s pearl to a pulp.
Just earlier than she’s captured, Halores brings the Transformer-like riot management robots to her rescue. It would’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 demise. Another flings a guard like a rag doll into the close by synthetic lake. Stupid 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 in regards to the medical doctors forgetting William in all of the chaos. Is this referring to the chaos attributable to 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 ceaselessly, however Maeve sees one other physique midcreation. What pearls are left? Could Maeve make a duplicate of Dolores, seeing as Serac made one for the simulation?
A tragic ending
Miraculously, Halores escapes and retrieves Jake and Nathan. But maintain up, that is Westworld and there aren’t any pleased endings.
Intending to drive someplace the place nobody will discover them, Halores tells her husband, “I can preserve you secure.” Big mistake. The subsequent second — BOOM. The automotive blows up.
But that is not the craziest half: Halores survives, crawling out from the burning 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.
What an finish to a busy episode of Westworld.
Deeper into the maze
- In what’s turning into a favourite motif for Westworld, we as soon as once more open in a discipline 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 trend second?
- The Jimmi Simpson cameo is an surprising reward.
- Young William reads a ebook referred to as Sir Rowan and the Lady 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 in which we get close-ups of how a bunch physique is created is gorgeous to look at: The particulars of the eyebrows and the blood being pumped into the physique are actually one thing.
- The Hale household automotive is an absolute beast. It’s like this world’s model of a minivan-tank.