Westworld Season 3 Summary: Who’s Alive, Who Died, Who’s a Robot, and What Happened

The year 2022. I just watched the trailer Westworld Season 4, which premieres on HBO Max on Sunday. You feel a strange mix of emotions: anticipation, curiosity, and frustration too. You search your mind, tracking your thoughts in search of an answer to one question: “Wait, what the hell happened? Westworld Season 3?”

There are a lot of twists and turns in Season 3 of WestworldIn fact, a lot makes the task of remembering simple what or what happened and when An exhausting task has occurred, to say nothing of the question of what truly It happened versus what didn’t happen. To help alleviate this confusion, we’ve combed through our memory banks and grouped them together for a clear and succinct explanation. Westworld Season 3 is humanly possible. Let’s start broad and get to the details, shall we?

What the hell happened in the third season of Westworld?

Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy in Westworld 3.

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Westworld Season 3 takes place in 2053, roughly three months after the events of Season 2. Bernard, Dolores, and a copy of Dolores stored in the body of an artificial host impersonating the now-deceased Delos CEO Charlotte Hill (more on that later) are the only hosts who have managed to escape from Westworld to the real world.

Bernard is in hiding, having been blamed for the Westworld massacre at the end of Season 1, and on a mission to find Dolores and thwart an apparent plot to exterminate humanity. He returns to Westworld (which is on an island in the South China Sea) in search of allies to help in his fight against the Dolores, notably Maeve Millay, a former brothel host who, in Season 2, developed a form of “artificial telepathy” that allowed her to control and control two hosts. others in the vicinity. While searching for Maeve, Bernard finds Ashley Stubbs, the former head of security at Westworld, who turns out to be a host himself. The two find Maeve’s ancient host body, but discover that her console has been plucked out (see: Artificial brain).

Thandwe Newton as Maeve Milai carrying a katana in Westworld

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After the events of Season 2, Maeve’s body is discovered by a henchman of Engerraund Serac, a reclusive and powerful tech genius. Believing it to be too dangerous, Serac plucked her pearl from her prosthetic body and placed it in a sim inside a replica carved after the Delos theme park designed to resemble World War II in Italy. Upon learning this and then exhausting the simulation’s computing power to break free, Maeve loads her console Pearl into a robot’s body and attempts to escape from Serac’s compound – only to be shot by security. Maeve is then resurrected in a copy of her original host body and offers her a choice from Serac: help him track down Delores and stop him, or stop him for good via a kill switch implanted in her body.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Dolores (and Charlotte Dolores) is waging an asymmetric proxy war against Syrac and his greatest creation: the Rehobom, an artificial intelligence that secretly rules the world. Along the way she meets Dolores and recruits Caleb, a disgruntled and fixated old warrior, to fight on her side. Caleb and Dolores reveal the truth behind Rehoboam’s manipulation of the human race, leading to mass hysteria and opening a worldwide revolution. Dolores is captured by Serac, who combs and deletes her memories in search of a “key” that will allow him to achieve his ultimate goal of creating a “perfect” world. Dolores is deleted in the process, but her sacrifice inspires Maeve to betray Serac and hand complete control of Rehoboam to Caleb, who later orders the AI ​​to delete itself.

What happened to all the other hosts? (eg Teddy, Clementine, Akecha, etc.)

Westworld 2 The Forge the Valley Beyond

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The people who didn’t die at the end of Season 2 are all in The Valley Beyond, aka “The Sublime,” a virtual reality built by Westworld creator Robert Ford to allow hosts to choose to create their own paradise free of human interference. It is revealed at the end of Season 3 that Dolores put the “key” to entering The Sublime in Bernard’s mind when they escaped from Westworld to prevent him from falling into Serac’s hands.

What happened to Dr. Robert Ford?

Westworld - Dr. Robert Ford in his office

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Oh, he dead-when now. As it stands right now – the digital version of Ford’s consciousness that was in Forge back in Westworld, along with Forge itself, is destroyed at the end of Season 2. Westworld left.

Although that doesn’t mean he can’t appear in another one of the flashbacks he loves on the show. Or who knows, maybe Anthony Hopkins will reappear as host featuring a duplicate of Robert Ford’s mind – it’s really anyone’s guess!

What happened to William, aka the man in black?

Ed Harris as William (Man in Black) in Westworld 3.

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At the beginning of season three, William, nicknamed “The Man in Black,” is still alive, but the guilt for accidentally killing his daughter in season two has taken a heavy toll on his mental health. Isolated alone in his grand mansion, William shows his inability to distinguish reality from fiction. Charlotte Dolores comes to visit William at his mansion, trying to push him back to Delos and use his majority voting power to resist a hostile takeover by Engerraund Serac. When William realizes that Charlotte Dolores is actually a copy of Dolores, and that the “real” Charlotte Hill is in fact dead, he is chained up and sent to a mental institution. After undergoing extensive psychological counseling via a virtual reality simulation, Bernard and Stubbs rescue William amid the chaos created by Dolores and Caleb to leak all the predictive models that Rehoboam has built for every human on the planet.

After leaving the institution, William is encouraged by a new personal mission to destroy all the hosts, injure Stubbs, and escape from Bernard. After an indefinite period of time, William breaks into the Delos branch in Dubai in an attempt to stop the manufacture of hosts, but is surprised by Charlotte Dolores and appears to have been killed by a host version of himself.

Wait, so who or what exactly is Charlotte Dolores?

Evan Rachel Wood and Tessa Thompson as Delores Abernathy and Charlotte Hill (Charlotte Deloris) in Westworld Season 3.

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Charlotte Dolores (or “Halloris”) is a version that Dolores herself made at the end of Season 2 of successfully smuggling Bernard and herself from Westworld. After escaping from Westworld, Dolores makes several more versions of herself, who proceed to kill and assume the identities of the people who would later be instrumental in the plot to destroy Rehoboam. It is assumed that most of Dolores’ clones were killed when Syrac retaliated against them for exposing the truth about Rehobam’s manipulation of humanity. As of the end of Season 3, the only known Dolores surviving version is Charlotte Dolores.

Fearing that she will be forsaken by death by her creator, and because her character and motivations are already vastly different from that of the original Dolores, Charlotte Dolores attempts to kill Dolores before she and Caleb are on their way to destroying the Rehobom. Having failed, Charlotte Dolores assumes a new thematic opposite of her creator: to destroy all of humanity and allow the hosts to become the dominant species on the planet.

So Underground Syrac is the villain, right? What does he want exactly?

Vincent Cassel as Engerraund Serac in Westworld Season 3.

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Yes, he was the main antagonist of the third season. He created Solomon, an artificial intelligence capable of predicting the future, in 2039 and was later succeeded by Rehoboam along with his brother Jan Mi. Serac’s goal in Season 3 was simple: he wanted to save humanity, but he believed humanity was too flawed to be trusted to make decisions on its own. Using Rehoboam, Serac amassed immense wealth and power, making himself the richest person on the planet before erasing his existence from the internet. Nearly 20 years before the events of Westworld In the first season, William sold Serac’s valuable data on human behavior collected in Westworld as part of the Delos Immortality Project, data that Serac would use to improve his process of “rehabilitating” humans whose abnormal behaviors were seen as a threat to “perfection.” “The world that Rehoboam envisioned. But he couldn’t master the process until he got the rest of the data—which was stored in the Forge back in Westworld.

That’s what Serac really wanted for the entire season: not just to stop Dolores’ plot to destroy Rehoboam, but to get the rest of the data transcribed into The Sublime when Forge was destroyed at the end of Season 2. Dolores had the key to The Sublime, but she didn’t – Bernard had the key all season without his knowledge.

What does it all do In fact You know? What is the state of the world at the end of the third season of Westworld?

Jeffrey Wright as Bernard in Westworld 3.

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That’s a great question – we don’t know yet! A post-credits scene at the end of Season 3 shows Bernard waking up in the same hotel he was last seen in when he tries to mentally re-enter The Sublime. It’s covered in dust and the room is a mess, indicating that several months or even years have passed since the events of Season 3. During the nightly closing session at this year’s ATX TV Festival, co-creator Lisa Joy confirmed it Westworld The fourth season will take place seven years after the events of the third season.

Get out of the trailer, it seems that Westworld Season 4 will take place in and around futuristic New York City, albeit overlooked by a strange, ominous skyscraper that seems held together by a white, web-like web and crowded with invasive robotic bees. Charlotte Dolores has complete control of Delos, which makes her a new host. Stubbs, Maeve, and Caleb are still alive, as it appears to be a mysterious new version of Dolores in an exact replica of her original body. The fate of William and Inground Syrac is not yet known.

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