Westworld Season 1 Episode 3 | Review
As the line between the real and the false increases, consistency gradually disappears in our choices and behaviors. This battle with the brain itself is putting Westworld in danger.
As we leave the third chapter behind, Westworld is rebutting a few theories and revealing a lot of topics to talk about with new information. However, because the directory is so successful, it presents content that will be talked about every week, as well as suggesting, enforcing, and curiosing people. The character development of the screenwriters is appreciated by the thinner process like the 3D printer on the contrary. When the third chapter is over we learn about the personalities of the characters, new things about their lives, and we can not help but wonder about the next part of this series of spider webs. Let me remind you a little bit of what is happening in the second chapter in a very short while before we go into the details of the third part, the decaying theories and our new ideas.
In the second episode, Maeve Millay, a character in the foreground, had a giant trauma from sleeping, confronting the real world and was “collapsed” in the face of the fact that they confronted it even though they did not fully understand what they saw. While our man in black was approaching the next phase of the game step by step, Ford also gave the signals that it was about to carry out its new project. We saw two new visitors, William and Logan, who we thought would feel the weight of the line, were emotionally connected to Bernard’s creations while being introduced to the audience. But the second most important stage of the episode was closing the episode with a weapon that Dolores thought was a real revolver, pushed into a piece of background.
In the second episode we met the white hat cowboy William, one of the characters we can clearly observe his development. One of the reasons why it is so easy for the spectator to empathize with William is that William comes to Westworld for the first time. With his observations and experiences, we can more easily understand what it is like to be a visitor at Westworld. But William’s sole purpose is not to present a small Westworld presentation to the audience. As far as the previous episode is concerned, the plans at the heart of Logan’s brother-in-law are not yet learned, but William has managed to become part of the townspeople, not a guest in the Westworld world.
Although the guests are "untouchable", non-lethal bullets may hurt them in the real sense of the imitation.
In the second episode, William, who we saw quite abstaining against the town life, acted like a real guest. Like a little boy who could not feel comfortable in someone else’s home, he managed to be a part of the town. But this changed in the third part. Recalling that he was a revolver in his mind, William became Clementine’s hero, who refused to be together in the second episode. Obviously the distinction between artificial intelligence and real people is still unclear for William, who is hesitant to go into action during the period between the murderous crimes of the townspeople, Horace Calhoun’s town center, and Clementine’s taking hostage. William, who has hesitated to shoot Calhoun, is also shocked when he gets the first bullet. Afterwards, something irrevocably happens and he is killing William Calhoun.
In this scene where the character can be considered a turning point, we can not see much of William’s reflection on the character of “national form” by Logan’s variation. Killing someone in this extreme realistic simulation experience offered by Westworld will have a character effect, even if you know it’s not real. William is also given the second rogue hunting of the character of the signals that moral dilemma in the second episode is broken in the third episode, which will now become a more daring visit. The likelihood of a rapprochement between Dolores and William is also more significant with the fall of this morality wall. In the real world, maybe you will not kill someone or maybe you will not cheat on your wife; But at Westworld you can do these and more without trial. As a matter of fact, Dolores and William’s roads intersect one more time in the final scene. For now, it is curious whether the character will again enter into a moral dilemma if the artificial intelligence wakes up.
Dolores is in the Wonderland
As Dolores’ front-line character talks with Bernard on a one-on-one basis, we learn that Bernard has read books about “changing” to Dolores. He also shares every detail of his life with Dolores, and bringing a gift to her at the beginning of the episode proves Bernard’s emotional connection with Dolores. It’s not romantic here, from emotional means. As Bernard’s desire to create consciousness in Dolores continues, Bernard is giving his son’s Alice in Wonderland book to her, which he likes most.
Obviously, we think that Dolores overlaps with Alice with her blue dress and blonde hair. However, this bombardment of bernard is grieving to encourage dolores.
If we were to go over one thing before we did an in-depth review of Alice’s story, Alice enters the Land of the Wonders in a small rabbit hole and wakes up by her sister after she has experienced many adventures and various incidents there, so it turns into “real world”. But the part Bernard read to Dolores emphasizes more on change. The nightly awakening of Dolores and the gradual change is almost like Dolores’ own Alice story.
The answers Dolores gives to Bernard in improvised mode indicate how much artificial intelligence has improved. Dolores, who asks personal questions, emphasizes that these are the convergent factors, although he thinks mathematically, he can create human reactions and cues when he pays it to the algorithm. The development of Dolores, who has experimented with new things, encourages Bernard and creates enough incentive to continue his secret project.
Dolores, who finds a revolver that should not to be in her house, is hiding this gun. The hiding of the gun is especially striking because she does not want it to be aware of and not to be there. This kind of “retention, avoidance” movement and fear of getting caught up shows that Dolores has an algorithm that is so advanced as to be able to think like a real person. The presence of the man in black at the time Dolores recalled helped me to create a new theory with the information we learned in the course of the minute. However, we will refer to this at the end of the article.
Although the love of Teddy to Dolores was determined by codes, the romantic relationship between the two in the story also helped me discover a new side of Dolores. Teddy is there to save Dolores after a bunch of people around Dolores in the town, saving Dolores from an adventure visitor and robots that help him. But we see Dolores can not fire as Teddy, convinced Dolores must learn to use a gun to protect herself, teaches Dolores how to fire.
Dolores is a town girl. Not an adventurer or a bounty hunter. For this reason, the code that made up Dolores did not have the authority to fire.
As we progress through the episode, we understand that the skill of using weapons among the androids is carefully distributed. Every character can not use any weapons, even an ax. At the end of the chapter, there is a new break in Dolores’ mind. In the first episode, Dolores, confronted with another outlaw bandit in the haystack scene we watched with the man in black, shoots the rogue with her own weapon and flees. The escape of Dolores, who knows what to do next, is coming to an end with his encounter with William because he can remember his story. It is also an opportunity for both characters to fire their weapons and kill someone in this section, and to observe the artificial intelligence and human influence of killing in the next sections.
The History of the Park
After the discovery of “broken” artificial intelligence talking to a third person named Arnold, the door to the past of the park was opened. He is brutal, solid, perfectionist and clear. The instant surprise Ford has experienced in the name of Arnold has also helped us to remember that Ford is actually a person. With a little recollection scene, before we talk about what Ford is telling us, we can not stop talking about how impressive it looks at Anthony Hopkins’s rejuvenated scene. There was an Anthony Hopkins who seemed to have come from the past with a time machine in this scene where the sequel team had a very successful job.
With Ford telling Bernard that he was Arnold’s former partner, we were able to put a piece back in the gigantic Westworld puzzle. For a full three years, a group of engineers, Arnold and Dr. Ford lived in the park and made robots. The psychological change that socializing with robots every day during this three-year period when no visitors from outside have taken place has shown itself differently in Arnold. It seems that Ford has helped make a sharp distinction between real and fake. Throughout the series, the androids are not real. While Ford often reminds Bernard, he often has to tell other employees that they are just robots. Ford, who has repeatedly voiced no feelings of emotion, feelings, or any preconceived notions, seems to have trained himself in the coldness of imagination far away from the fantasy after the collapse of Arnold, his closest friend, in his own created world.
The Voice of the God
Arnold, who is the key name for Android, is a scientist who does not understand the purpose of the park. From Ford’s point of view, we can see that Arnold is focusing on the scientific part of business. Arnold, who proceeded with Bicameral Mind theory, wanted to raise awareness of his creations. If we need to explain Bicameral Mind at this point briefly; Bicameralism, a hypothesis in the field of psychology, discusses the division of conceptual functions into two parts of the brain. While one side undertakes to talk, the other side listens and obeys. Placing his own voice in the source code of the androids, Arnold gives “inner voice” to the characters in monologues.
This internal voice, which is the voice of the first other Arnold, is going to make the androids go crazy over time as the androids are expected to change their voice.
It’s a kind of grace for these robots, with the suggestion of Ford wiping out the minds of robots every night. After a while Arnold said he would only communicate with the androids in the park. Ford has also shown us that character can no longer distinguish between real and fake. Stating that Arnold died in the park, Ford advises Bernard not to fall into the same line as Arnold. The fact that the characters still hear Arnold’s voice is an important detail to keep in mind for now.
Face the facts
The third part, while damaging our theories about Bernard, the depth in the story of the character opened the door for our new theories. We think that Bernard, who we used to know is a child, is not an android. It is important for the story to be deep and rich to hide the existence of an android that works on the team, but when it comes to Westworld, there is no paranoia bound. It is also true that Bernard’s suffering, as his child experienced a great shock at death, is as fresh as the first day. It is now clear that Bernard’s son, who devotes himself fully to his job, has escaped from reality in order to face death, and is now in a virtual world. The emotional bond that Bernard has created for his work life is full of feelings. It’s not so light as to be fleeing a guy like Ford. Bernard’s struggle to raise awareness of Dolores, while hesitatingly shouting after hearing Arnold’s story, forces Dolores to continue on her own in anticipation of the developments and probabilities. There is no doubt that Bernard has already passed the line that should not be crossed.
However, the uncontrollable propagation like this virus in Westworld has jumped to the side characters. What the researchers who are looking for in the disappearance of one of the characters that should not go out of their own story line goes beyond what is unexpected. The second android, taken in sleep mode, reminded me of a criminal who killed himself in order to force himself to wake up and to destroy the one piece of his head that the police needed to be investigated. The fact that artificial intelligence is moving smarter and more organized than we think shows that the story will continue with an increasing momentum. Teddy is also one of the sweetest details to undertake the task of protecting Dolores on their own.
Theory and Discussion
At the end of our chapter review, we said that Bernard was the closest character to being an android hidden in the team. However, as we saw with the new section, the directory seems to have very different plans for Bernard. Bernard’s connection to Dolores is a little stronger in each episode, but it’s too close to the problems he covers up to avoid being caught. But Bernard’s current position is going to towards to betray Ford. Dr. Ford’s warning of Bernard shows that he regards him as a worthy person, but it is a reality that Ford will not be pleased with in response to outside interference in his creations. Bernard’s interviews with Dolores show that Dolores is dressed differently than other androids, indicating that Bernard’s Dolores is actually replacing a human. We still think that Dolores is a command given by Bernard to get on her clothes because she still does not have an independent consciousness.
If you have the chance to "re-create" a person you care so much about, would you dare to do that?
We are a little bit hesitant about the new theory we have developed with Bernard. If we talk hypothetically, you are a scientist who lies behind your superior technology. You lost your son a while ago and the pain still consumes you. If you can create an android in the appearance of any person using genetic coding; What if you can give consciousness to these androides? Even if not now, we think he is experiencing this dilemma at some point in his life.
Let’s all come over to the Ed Harris, the man in black for whom our eyes are looking. We decided to expand the theory with a new chapter and arrange a little. There are two things we know about the man in black. First, the man in black has been in the park for 30 years. The second is that he knows more than any visitor Previously, we mentioned that the man in black could be one of the main crew. Now we move this theory one step further and claim that the man in black can be Arnold. We mentioned that you could stay in the park for a maximum of 28 days. However, After Ford told us that Arnold was dead in the park, we changed our mind a bit. First of all Bernard does not even know that Arnold is a park establishment. One of the people Ford is closest to. So if the man in black is Arnold, it’s hard for anybody on the team to know him. It might be a metaphorical approach to say Ford’s Arnold died in the park. And the fact that the characters seethe man in black’s imagination also returns us to this “inner voice”. But his motivation is still a question mark.
Arnold, who only spoke to the Androids lately, was perhaps became a part of the park and lost himself by leaving the world of his own, theoretically "dead"
There are many other details that we can not include in the chapter. It was worthwhile to remember that Maeva saw them in the real world, for example. In the same way, you should remove Teddy from Dolores and write a new story. It can be interpreted that Ford perceives that artificial intelligence has taken on itself small independent responsibilities in the scenario. It was a question mark that even if the enemies in Teddy’s new story seemed unharmed when Teddy fired. Westworld, overflowing with Shakespeare’s sentiments again, is able to prove us in the third episode.
Westworld Season 1 Episode 4 ( Dissonance Theory )
Westworld Season 1 Episode 5 ( Contrapasso )
Westworld Season 1 Episode 6 ( The Adversary )
Westworld Season 1 Episode 7 ( Trompe L’Oeil )
Westworld Season 1 Episode 8 ( Trace Decay )
Westworld Season 1 Episode 9 ( The Well-Tempered Clavier )
Westworld Season 1 Episode 10 ( The Bicameral Mind )