Initially with jealousy, then with increasing confidence, the hosts start leaping through The Door. Their Westworld bodies topple off a cliff while their new selves gather in a simulated field, their faces filled with pleasure.
But this really is Westworld, where no good thing will last. Charlotte Hale catches up to the Ghost Nationâs host parade, also sends Clem (Angela Sarafyan), who has been infected with toxic code, riding on horseback through its own ranks. Employing the host net system, Clem radicals their heads as she approaches them, pitting them against each other before they could reach The Door. From the resulting bloodbath, Maeve dies. (But weâll probably see her -her entire body gets salvaged by her two lab technician stooges, Felix and Sylvester.)
Free will is an illusion, since humans never stray far from their programming. The Man in Black was right to question whether he had been in control of his activities -but the motive has nothing to do with whether his own body comes with a USB port.
Season 2 of the HBO series has played the essence of reality as though it had been a feather dangled before our paws. Is this individual actual ? From the show, one mysterious place holds the answers to a number of the more pressing questions of reality (and replaceability): The Forge. Teased through the season with a variety of titles, such as The Valley Beyond, The Door, and also in Doloresâ words,âa weapon,â itâs the magnet drawing Westworldâs various characters and plot lines together at last.
One of this seasonâs enduring mysteries has been what motivates the Man in Black. His assignment comes into consideration at last. In this world he has constructed, self-destruction is not so straightforward. His quest is to finish himself completely-no copies, no copies, no endless entrapment from Delosâ servers. He needs to input the Forge to delete his personal data. He would like to die for actual .
In the recesses of his mind, Bernard finds a welcome piece of information: at some earlier point in time, he had built another superhost! Who better to model it afterwards than Delosâ most powerful figure, Charlotte. Within this twist, Charlotteâs most useful advantage is her body, a figure that is trusted among people. How amazing would it be to take Charlotteâs body and insert Doloresâ mind orb to it.
Bernard returns to the Mesa Hub, where he sees Charlotte murder Elsie (Shannon Woodward). His terror compounding, he has a change of heart. Maybe the hosts deserve to stay on in the actual world, after all. But without Dolores, what chance do they have?
She leads Bernard to a control room with two brain scanners. As they drift through it, they come across simulated facets of the outside world, including Jim Delosâ palatial home. There, reclining on a lounger, they discover thatâthe machineâ has adopted the kind of Logan Delos (Ben Barnes).
Bernard and Doloresâ arrival has triggered Logan to start The Door: a portal site into the hostsâ valhalla. Outside, in the park, the Ghost Country is leading a very long procession of hosts when they see a rift in the fabric of truth look before them. Throughout that crack into the world, they peek a sun-dappled pasture.
Inside the simulation, Logan direct them on a tour of Delos facilities, where the immortality experimentation has been operating at hyper speed.
While the real-world immortality lab chugged through hundreds of trials, the simulation lab raced through millions. As Logan conducted trial after trial, trying to understand why humans make the decisions they do, he found a far simpler truth: human lives always seemed to follow the very same paths. Free will is an illusion, since humans never stray far from their own programming. The Man in Black was correct to wonder whether he had been in charge of his actions-but the motive has nothing to do with if his body comes with a USB port.
Delos has to have gotten a sweet deal on supercomputers when it built this facility, because thereâs no other good reason behind Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) to have included in it yet another computationally additional attribute: a gateway to one more simulation world, this one a final happy hunting ground for the hosts. To reach this surrogate heaven, the hosts must transmit their heads to Forge computers and abandon their physical bodies behind.
Dolores asks Arnold, in a flashback, at the beginning of Westworldâs second season. He responds:âThat which is true is irreplaceable.â
The season finale begins with the showâs major characters converging on that enigmatic underground building. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) makes his first appearance where he left off in the previous episode, at the middle of a field, where he is fishing around in the flesh of his forearm seeking metal. In his obsessive state, he fails to notice as Dolores rides upon horseback. Together with Teddy (James Marsden) gone she needs a muscle for her trip to The Forge, therefore she decides to isolate the most diabolical man she knows.
She puts out to destroy The Forge, by devoting the guestsâ data and triggering a flood. The destruction of The Forge would mean the obliteration of host heaven. Bernard, increasingly alarmed, kills Dolores with a shot to the head. He cancels the data deletion, but quitting the flood is beyond his way because Dolores had punched that particular computer. If a broken touchscreen is bothersome now, just wait for the afternoon when it signifies the end of your species.
Logan leads Dolores and Bernard to a gorgeous library, in which shelves are filled with books. Each tome contains a single individualâs code, written in the arrangement that a player piano could read. Dolores scans the shelves, grabbing novels randomly. In Loganworld, theyâve succeeded in fully decoding humans.
Delos has to have turned into a sweet deal on supercomputers when it constructed The Forge.
Meanwhile, inside Loganworld, Dolores declares she has read enough books to get mankindâs gist, and exits the brain scanner. Back at the facilityâs control area, Dolores tells Bernard she is not interested in being put outside to electronic pasture-she needs the actual world and nothing . She repeats back to Bernard the words Arnold had said to her many years before: What is real is irreplaceable.
Having gotten what he had out of Dolores-a manual -the Man in Black attempts to kill her, but sheâs impervious to his bullets, and he ends up blowing off his own hand rather. That leaves Dolores and Bernard to enter the centre together.
The Forge, viewers know today, is still another underground Delos centre, but its computers hold essential information for hosts and humans alike. To begin with, it is the repository of all of the guest information, Delos Inc.âs most precious intellectual property. That data is not only hauled away as inert ones and zeroes. Rather, The Forgeâs servers contain a simulation world in which Delos Inc. managed to eventually crack its immortality project, decreasing every guest to about 10,000 lines of code that catch each person completely. Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), corporate shill that sheâs, wants to save that data for Delosâ monetary gain. For Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), the data offers a competitive advantage. By browsing the code of huge numbers of people, she could more quickly understand the essence of people and outwit them.