Let’s have a look at what happened in Episode 6 (titled “Phase Space”) of HBO’s Westworld Season 2.
Dolores Becomes the Boss
You know how we’ve all been watching those scenes that are, apparently, between Arnold (Bernard Jeffrey) and Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), and Arnold is trying to get Dolores Sentient? Well, in Episode 6 of Westworld Season 2, we find the tables are turned and while Dolores is wearing that blue dress from a while back, she actually voice commands Bernard and I have absolutely no idea when this happened or what it all means.
In the meantime, Dolores is still prancing around Westworld and fucking shit up in Episode 6 of Season 2. This time it happens to be the Delos’ subterranean headquarters. So, it seems like we will get to look forward to a battle between Dolores and the humans in Episode 7 of Westworld.
While Dolores may have altered Teddy (James Marsden) into a lean mean fighting machine, he still manages to get some side eye in by way of the occasional snide comment about how the old Teddy would have done things.
To be honest, this is a much-improved version and Teddy and I anticipate he will eventually become sentient and then Dolores better watch the fuck out for his retaliation.
Maeve Finds Her Daughter
So, Maeve (Thandie Newton) finishes up her narrative in Shogun World and returns to Westworld in order to find her daughter. While I have been a little suspect in the reality of this daughter, preferring to believe she is just a figment of Maeve’s cornerstone memory, it turns out she actually exists.
Except, she now has a new mummy and the Ghost Nation are still killing them all. Luckily, Maeve is here now and she drags her daughter off to safety. Conveniently, she leaves Maeve Mummy 2.0 behind to be slaughtered.
In Episode 5 of Westworld Season 2, we found out that Grace (Katja Herbers) is actually Emily, the daughter of the Man in Black (Ed Harris).
In Episode 6, after a little chat, Grace/Emily reveals that even though she thinks her dad sucks, she would like him to come home with her rather than continue on in the suicide mission he is currently on.
The Man in Black says, “Sure, not a problem, let’s sleep now and leave in the morning.”
As to be expected, the MiB is not there in the morning and viewers discover that Grace/Emily can be very smart and ballsy in most things but a complete idiot when it comes to her father.
Bernard Gets Inside the Hive Mind
Bernard and Elsie (Shannon Woodward) are still meandering around the desert trying to work shit out. Eventually, Elsie discovers that the “cradle” seems to be mucking things up quite a bit and that is why the hosts are not responding to voice commands.
This term is a new one and it turns out to be a huge room that contains the memories of every single host every. A hive mind, if you will. Or, the Matrix for hosts.
Bernard volunteers to add his brain ball to the hive mind in order to work out why the cradle is in control rather than the humans. It smacks of a hidden agenda to me, but Elsie obliges and hooks Bernard into the Matrix.
And it is here that he finds Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins). This means, he is likely the cradle and my hunch about the hosts not really being sentient might now be an actual thing and Ford is controlling them all according to his own agenda.For those who work for Delos, I suspect they might want to watch their backs now because I am pretty sure Dr. Ford is fucking shit up because they all wanted him fired.
I’m looking at you in particular, Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson).
TL;DR: Teddy is pissed he’s now a killing machine. Bernard finds Dr. Ford in the Matrix. Maeve finally catches up with her daughter. Speaking of daughters, the MiB’s one is stupid when it comes to her own father.
What did you think of Episode 6 of Westworld Season 2? Let us know by commenting below!
Season 2 of Westworld returns with Episode 7 (titled “Les Ecorches”) on Sunday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET.
[Featured image via John P. Johnson/HBO]