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  1. S13.E04: Auditions 4 2018.06.19

    I had to lol when Simon (supposedly) recognized one of the acts for being in Brits Got Talent. Curious how they picked which past acts Simon remembered vs not. The telekenisis guy was funny first time around, but his act would get old very soon. Although for some reason I think this would be a good opening act for Piff the Magic Dragon.
  2. S02.E09: Vanishing Point 2018.06.17

    Ford told Bernard to get close enough to Maeve so she could search for Ford's message in Bernard's mind. This was when Bernard could not access the lock to a room where Maeve was kept. That idea of distributed processing across multiple hosts to keep Ford "alive" sounds very similar to what the Machine did in Person of Interest ;) ;) ;)
  3. S02.E09: Vanishing Point 2018.06.17

    Speaking of Teddy, IIRC his body they found in the lake did not have bullet wound on its right temple from self afflicting gunshot. Not sure what the significant of this, if any :P
  4. S13.E03: Auditions 3 2018.06.12

    The dancing would clue the other gangs that the kids are members of either the jets or the sharks, and leave them alone out of respect
  5. Questions and Speculations

    Well, MiB was wearing guests' hat. Perhaps the bullets automatically bounce (or change trajectory) when they register guests' hat (regardless of who wears them).
  6. S02.E09: Vanishing Point 2018.06.17

    - The Emily that talked with MiB in the park seemed to be the real Emily. She had way too many detailed personal references, like the gift of music box from her mom for her 16th birthday that she immediately threw out. We saw her mom put MiB's profile card into the music box (suggesting the mom took the music box out of the trash can). Unless my speculation pans out then it really does not matter ;P - I liked that Emily immediately took off her hat when MiB told her the scanners were imbedded in the hats. But then she put her hat back on. I would have kept the hat off. - Ghost Nation were able to kill the last 4 of Dolores' goons without the element of surprise. I guess the goons were susceptible to close combat? I thought the goons did not feel pain? How did that work???? - Is MiB a bot or a human who thinks he is a bot?? - Thandie Newton's acting has been great. To be able to convey various emotions when silently lying on a bed is not a small matter - So who is building the railroad using bots' bodies (in ep 6 or 7)? Ake and Ghost Nation seem to favor horses and walking, Dolores & MiB ride horses, Bernard (and most likely QA team) drive the buggy. Is there a different player we have not seen???
  7. S02.E09: Vanishing Point 2018.06.17

    Hmm, I got the impression that in the early days of Westworld, Arnold created (mostly) white hosts and Ford created the non-whites. Arnold created Dolores and Teddy, plus the other bodies in his lab were white (in Teddy's flashback of his creation). Plus the bots attending Arnold murder suicide were mostly white (IIRC). Ake and Maeve were Ford's creation (ie. I created you... lines).
  8. Questions and Speculations

    Here is a wild prediction. What if MiB is a bot and has been a bot for a few years (at least after Emily was born)? What if the real William is in the Valley, actually still alive there or now is a code living inside the Forge? William created a host version of him complete with his memory (ie. MiB) and the whole MiB's obsessions with Westworld was to test for "fidelity". Now we know Delos has a backup of all guests inside the Forge for the purpose of creating bot copies of the real guests. William could create a bot version of himself as an experiment and used his wife and daughter to test for fidelity. ETA: Other possibility is Emily is the one controlling the Forge. She created a bot version of herself to test bot!MiB fidelity. Emily at Westworld seemed to know too many personal details so either she was real or she was a bot created by someone with that much knowledge about herself.
  9. S02.E09: Vanishing Point 2018.06.17

    And here I thought within the Westworld narrative she actually had less opportunity to get abused. As madame she was basically a matchmaker, pairing guests with the best hosts for the moment. Meaning she could always assign other hosts to "service" potential troublemakers. The 1 time she picked a troublemaker in season 1 was on purpose, so that she could be brought back to the Mesa.
  10. S02.E09: Vanishing Point 2018.06.17

    When a bot woke he/she/it remembers everything. He saw how he was programmed originally and could see what have been changed by Dolores. However, it seems like the bots still need outside tool (ie the tablet thingy) to change their behavior matrix. Bernard needed it to remove Ford's package and Dolores needed it to change Teddy. She was the wife of CEO of the Westworld theme park. She knew how people behave in the park. The revelation should not be too surprising for her, not to the point of commiting suicide. At least to me, the profile was a proof of William's confession to her that he was a bot all along and she had been unknowingly married to a bot all this time. She had been duped and manipulated by a bot for the past 25 years or so. All the shame and guilt would drive someone to suicide.
  11. S02.E08: Kiksuya 2018.06.10

    Finally I was able to watch the whole episode from start to finish. I found Aketcheta's language (maybe the tone?) to be very soothing and I dozed off a couple of times when he spoke :P - MiB is better be revealed to be half bot (aka 1 million dollars man) or 100% bot. How the heck was he able to crawl to the river after being shot 3 times? - I like the reveal at the end: when Ake talked in Kohana he was speaking to Maeve through her daughter (via mesh network). Also Maeve's response after she understood his intention to protect her daughter, she entrusted her heart to Ake. - Just a little timeline review. Ake was part of beta test and his peaceful origin showed that. As Logan mentioned, in the beginning Westworld only had peaceful stories then they changed. I assumed part of that change was to make some natives mean and tough warriors (ghost nation). And the male tech was so overworked he only changed behavior parameters instead of rewriting Ake's story structures, per female tech's suggestion. This was before they had an actual Behavior team. - Ake then found dead Arnold (flashback in season 1) and 3-4 years later he also found naked!Logan. So Ake is the older mechanical version of the bots. Somebody in the show mentioned that the mechanical bots were more durable than organic but organic was cheaper to reproduce. This was most likely why Ake could last 10 years without maintenance. - After he found Logan, Ake saw the Valley Beyond being built, presumably what slightly older William showed Delores in ep1. Presumably a few years had passed when Ake woke his wife, at which point the facility was done and covered/camuflaged to look like an actual valley. - Apparently in 10 years, the female tech above was promoted to Behavior team lead. She definitely did not want to do paperwork / or explain to higher ups how an older model host still walk around without any upgrades in 10 years. :P Again, overworked staffs = sloppiness & oversights. This kind of explained how in season 1 Bernard or Elsie said there were still 1000 older model bots in the park. - Even though Ake gained some awareness, it was obvious Ghost Nation was still following the same loop, at least before Ake visited the Mesa. They killed the same group of white bots and they came back to native village to trade the boar for a basket of vegetables
  12. S02.E07: Les Ecorches 2018.06.03

    Technically the only bot that has been rebuilt during the series is Maeve. Presumably the fire that destroyed her body in season 1 also destroyed her core. When she was rebuilt (without bomb) they had to restore her core from the backup in Cradle.
  13. S02.E07: Les Ecorches 2018.06.03

    If anything, the show creators have been consistently weaving 2-3 timelines together in each episode since episode 1 of season 1. Not saying they won't use the convoluted timelines to distract audience this season, but based on what we have seen in season 2 so far, the other alternative seems highly unlikely. Also, the show is hard enough to follow with 1 copy of a character in different timelines. Imagine how convoluted the show will become if they start to have different copies of each character on different timelines. So just to keep my interest in this series, my preference is not to have multiple Bernards ;)
  14. S02.E07: Les Ecorches 2018.06.03

    Why would anyone want to copy Bernard? As Ford said, the total fidelity Bernard is too weak to survive the new world. Bernard is a near perfect copy of Arnold and I would argue he has the most appreciation to humanity AND bots programmed in him. Compare him to Dolores who does not care about humans or most bots. Or Maeve who only cares about selected bots or selected humans. This. Bernard is the closest copy of a human (Arnold) since Dolores practically recorded different aspects of Arnold on multiple occasions
  15. S02.E07: Les Ecorches 2018.06.03

    Maybe that's what Bernard wore when he brought Dolores to his unfinished house in real world? Somebody rewatch episode 1 to check ;) There is only 1 core of Bernard which takes Ford and Dolores at least 20 years to test for fidelity. One of the Bernards in that cold storage has a face that can split open, which is an older version of the bots. This means Ford has been trying to create Bernard at least since William's 1st visit to Westworld.