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Dolores girl, you trippin
Maybe the man in black, who's been coming to WW for 30years, is more than a spy or government employee - there'd need to be more to grab the viewer than simply having him work for the government.
The flashbacks that Thandie Newton's character (can't remember names) gets makes me wonder if she was one of the very first hosts in the park, and was implanted with some kind of artificial intelligence as an actual human.
Maybe Harris' character has lost a loved one to the park like this and is coming back to release and expose the truth behind it all. It could explain why he'd been doing this for 30 years. He's being portrayed right now as "evil", but maybe he's just "determined".
- OH, and he didn't drag Dolores into the barn in ep.1 to rape her - he's maybe altering their intel/make-up for info or to aid his plans.Luda
- ^ Yeah, they have cut away on the barn a few times now. Makes me think MIB is doing something maze-y!DRIFTMONKEY
- Since the entire "park" is being watched, MIB can't hide away what he's doing. It's no secret to "admin". Is he a red herring?wagshaft
I think that the co-creator of the park, Arnold, **30 years ago** created the man in black, as a robotic host, to be his avatar to work to instill consciousness in the hosts of the park.
You'll remember that no incident has happened inside the park in *30 years.* This has got to be because Arnold went out in some blaze of insanity to try to make his creations self-aware.
the MIB is trying to burrow into their unconscious minds to make them remember, make them have some continuity across their days, and have the wherewithal to break out of the endless cycle of forgetting that has them enslaved.
there's also gonna be a human/robot romance between our white-hat guest and Dolores. loved the ending to episode 3
@Driftmonkey, no clue about the dude in the ditch, I think you might be onto something though. The other guy was sawing his head off to get at the delicious information inside, so maybe yes, he was destroying his head to destroy whatever was inside it.
Don't know if he could have succeeded, as this wouldn't likely destroy all the info any kind of hard drive or flash drive I've ever seen.
Another question is how he managed to wake up out of sleep mode and not respond to the prompts from the lady's tablet thing.
What if the MIB is Arnold?
I can't get past episode 1. Just can't get into this show. I'm 3/4 the way into the first episode and I keep switching to baseball. Just kidding, not baseball, but I keep switching to something else.
- 3rd ep makes it not plausible right?inteliboy
- If two timelines does it not work?prophetone
- No because then it wouldn't be based on the book anymore.monospaced
- HBO don't need no books, but, we will seeeeeeprophetone
- considering it's based on a michael crichton book, and the feature film Westworld from the '70s, and Crichton is involved still, I say they domonospaced
- "and Crichton is involved still" ... hmmm.
Michael Crichton (1942 - 2008)ETM
- And considering it was only a script, never a book, written (and directed) by Crichton, you make no sense, mono.ETM
- that's right ... his name is on the credits on the show, that's what I was going off ofmonospaced
- Yes, they did extend that courtesy as it's his creation. I'm sure his name association doesn't exactly hurt, either.ETM
- I'm just saying that it's likely not a time travel thing because that would be a massive departure from what this is supposed to be about, originallymonospaced
Reddit is obsessed with the idea this show has time travel or two parallel timelines or something. I don't see it.
I'm not getting time travel vibes either. Main vibe is, MiB is human and knows there's a secret, and he wants to uncover it.
Two guys on bachelor holiday, one want to fuck, the other is in need of growing his balls.
Security guy is a bad actor, just seems like a robot cos he's wood.
Bernard is grief stricken so he longs for connection, which he's finding in Delores.
Sir AH, he just loves hubris, and wants to be awesome at robots.
Calling it that at least one of the principal humans is actually a robot. Maybe Bernard. Maybe Anthony Hopkins.
Does shooting a robot ever mess up its circuits?
- and do you get billed extra after a damage threshhold?BabySnakes
- It's not actual bullets, as we've seen. It's like some sort of collision detection with whatever guns do shoot, so I assume it's a designed mechanism.ETM
- ^ yeah, it doesn't pierce human skin, but it seems to do some serious damage to robot skin.freedom
- Squibs implanted in the bot skin, triggered by the otherwise harmless bullet.i_monk
- I read 'clitoris' instead of circuits like 3 times o.osarahfailin
- but that guy got hit and it hurt - so i imagine they are like high-tech paint balls?inteliboy
Do the hosts eat or drink?
Where do the guests stay?
Hells yes Maeve, and such a romantic.
wow. am so into this show. great ep.
I guess this ep debunks the dual timeline and MIB=William speculation. MIB is setting off cigar bombs in the same time Dolores wanders off script to be with William.
- Not that either theory rested on much evidence.i_monk
- half the fun is theorizing what is possible given the evidence at hand, this slowly unravels and reveals the secrets of universeprophetone
- looked like the preview for next ep has mib having a hart to hart with hannibal lecterprophetone
- They rub deer together?i_monk
$40K a day .... damn!!
start saving now boys & girls.
- Seems like it would be easy to cause over 40k in damage at that place.BK
- Balanced out by the boring family vacations we don't see.ETM
- Fixing a robot that got it's head smashed in has got to be at least $40k. I question Westworld's pricing model.BK
- I was thinking that when the one guy kills everyone in the bar, just for the hell of it. Lots of host repairs to bill out.BH26
- ^ everyone is on salary. no billing.freedom
- Aside from the fembots, I don't know if I would pay more than $40 let alone $40k per day for this wild west theme park adventure.CyBrainX
Want to clear up some confusion about the source material. There was no book. This is not based on a book. It's based on the 1973 movie where Crichton wrote the script and directed.
Also Crichton is not involved in the series... given that he died in 2008.