I don’t know how many people here are watching Johnaton Nolans adaptation of Michael Crichtons “Westworld” but oh boy that post credit scene was a game changer
For those who have seen it, I’m wondering. Did you pick up on the third timeline early or was it just as much a shock to you as it was to me?
It begs the question, has the man in the black hats story being a future timeline since season one?
Basically we learn that any time weve seen him in season two, it was the sim testing him for fidelity. His daughter was trying to revive him in a future long after Dolores, Dolores-hale and Bernard escaped.
Which leads you to think, what’s happened since they escaped to the real world, that his daughter would bring such a vile man back?
I love that he almost figured it out, he questions his daughters presence before killing her, then starts cutting his own arm open. He knows somethings not right he just doesn’t realise he’s reliving his memories of when the hosts rose up and escaped and I don’t think his daughter was meant to be there in those memories. That’s why we see her at the end, alive and well, and giving her pop the oul turin test.
I always felt his story thread seemed off or disconnected, I wonder how much of his scenes in season one were from this simulated memory? When did he actually die? We see him being recovered by soldiers as Dolores-hale makes her escape so he did go to the forge entrance and blew his fingers off, and after that he’s found and I guess brought offsite, maybe dies soon after or there and then?
Either way this new future timeline is well ahead of the events of Dolores/hale and Bernard escaping to Arnold’s House, as made evident by the state of the Forge during the big post credit reveal.
That’s the only big talking point I can think of since it’s quite the big one and occupying my mind. Anything I missed? Anything else worth discussing or theorising? Let’s see it!