Spoiler alert! The next comprises main points from Season 2, Episode three of Westworld, “Virtù e Fortuna.”

In Sunday’s episode of Westworld, Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) tells Dolores (Evan Rachel Picket) that “this global” is only a tiny speck at the floor of a far larger global.

It’s true that there’s a far larger global out of doors the park, however goodness is the park itself much more large than we will have imagined. The brand new episode provides us a glimpse out of doors of Westworld into two of the no less than six different parks. Even even though ultimate week, we realized that Delos’ primary hobby within the park(s) was once data-mining the visitors, the scope of all of it nonetheless turns out over the top. There are robotic elephants, for goodness sake.

“Virtù e Fortuna” is a cast day trip of the display’s 2d season. It’s no longer slightly as thrilling as the primary two and spins its wheels slightly an excessive amount of, particularly in Bernard and Charlotte’s (Tessa Thompson) tale, however it does transfer probably the most smaller tales alongside, like Teddy’s (James Marsden) loss of religion in Dolores and Maeve (Thandie Newton) and Hector’s (Rodrigo Santoro) courting.

It additionally is helping arrange new mysteries for the season, now that a couple of of our big-picture questions were replied. Who was once the girl from the opposite park? How does Bernard live to tell the tale? And the way “unsleeping,” precisely are the hosts who aren’t Maeve, Dolores and Bernard?

Strap in for extra, and keep away from the tigers if you’ll.

Extra: ‘Westworld’ recap: Some solutions, in the end, in Episode 2

Extra: ‘Westworld’ Season 2 premiere recap: Welcome to the courageous, bloody new global

Maeve (Thandie Newton) and Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) on “Westworld.” (Picture: John P. Johnson/HBO)

It’s the attention of the tiger

It seems our first peek at a park out of doors Westworld was once no longer, as we imagined, the heavily-hyped Shogun Global (we’ll get to that later), however a anonymous global set in Victorian India, which I’m going to name Imperialism Global, bearing in mind that’s what it sort of feels to be celebrating.

Within the episode’s chilly open, we meet two visitors of Imperialism Global, a person and a lady who get on well straight away after which head to their rooms for slightly afternoon pride. The girl, short of to make sure that the person is actual and no longer a number, shoots him in a second that I believed was once going to result in his loss of life, because the bullets have been operating on people again in Westworld.

He survives, handiest to die the following day when the pair is going on a tiger hunt close to the threshold of the park, and uncover an woke up host sputtering “those violent delights have violent ends” has slaughtered visitors. The girl runs into the jungle however is noticed by way of a tiger, it seems that in a robotic insurrection of his personal. He chases her to the very fringe of the park and tackles her over the threshold of a cliff whilst she shoots him.

Close to the top of the episode, we discover out the girl survived and was once in a position to kill the tiger (more than likely the tiger we noticed in Episode 1), handiest to move slowly to shore and be greeted by way of Ghost Country. Simply no longer her day, huh?

Actual love

This episode serves most commonly as a reminder that Maeve and Co. are nonetheless right here, nonetheless on the lookout for her daughter, however now with extra buddies in a brand new park.

After their very own run-in with Ghost Country, Maeve, Hector and Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) flee to an outpost however get misplaced within the tunnels underground, handiest to run into their BFF Armistice (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal), now with a flamethrower. Very informal.

She’s been retaining Felix (Leonardo Nam) and Sylvester (Ptolemy Slocum) unhappily captive since we ultimate noticed them (Sylvester is tied up with a grenade underneath his chin), and now the newly expanded Staff Maeve units off in combination. They finally end up in a snowy a part of the park that turns out suspect even ahead of Sizemore reveals the severed head of a Samurai soldier within the snow. Welcome to Shogun Global, buddies! The gang is greeted by way of a person attacking them with a sword, so obviously, it’s a pleasant position.

However despite the fact that we get a glimpse of some other park, essentially the most fascinating a part of this storyline is when Sizemore, Maeve and Hector are strolling throughout the tunnels by myself, and Sizemore questions Maeve and Hector’s skill to like every different. Hector has been programmed to like a personality named Isabella (in fact, in response to Sizemore’s personal ex, making Hector the person Sizemore sees as the perfect), and Maeve has been programmed to be a loner. How have they discovered significant connection? Neatly, the only argument is now that they’re unsleeping, they revel in appeal and love the similar manner the people do. But if Hector tries to provide an explanation for his love for Maeve, he’s simply parroting traces Sizemore wrote about Isabella. So how a lot of what he’s doing is his personal selection?

I don’t assume that is the ultimate time this actual pressure will arise.

Circle of relatives ties

We take a commute again to the “provide” on this episode (I’m nonetheless the use of quotes as a result of who is aware of with this display), the place Bernard, Karl (Gustaf Skarsgård) and Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) in finding Charlotte in an outpost, the place she’s each shocked to peer Bernard alive and nonetheless in search of Peter Abernathy (Louis Herthum). She’s suspicious of Bernard, and the truth that Abernathy assists in keeping slipping clear of her. Bernard then flashes again to the timeline of the remainder of the episode (we expect), when he and Charlotte are at the hunt for Abernathy. 

He is being held, along side a variety of gala visitors, by way of the rapist hosts, who’re making plans to promote them to the Confederados. With slightly little bit of trickery, Bernard and Charlotte flip one of the crucial rapist hosts right into a paragon of goodness and are in a position to snag Abernathy, however his competing personalities make him a legal responsibility, and he and Bernard finally end up stuck by way of the Confederados, whilst Charlotte will get away. She discovers a battalion of QA forces and enlists them to lend a hand her in finding Abernathy. 

And is not it so at hand that the Confederados convey Abernathy and Bernard to their castle, the place Dolores simply occurs to be? She’s recruited the overall by way of providing him QA’s device weapons after the struggle, and they are all arrange for a siege. 

When Dolores sees Abernathy within the castle, she is distraught. She nonetheless calls him her father, even though she is aware of she was once made, no longer born, and entreats Bernard to lend a hand repair no matter is inflicting Abernathy’s system defects. Regardless of her intentions to take over all of the global (once more, very informal), she continues to be haunted by way of this a part of her programming. Bernard discovers the huge document that is hidden underneath the skinny “I’ve to get to the teach” personality in Abernathy. He sooner or later will get in and is stunned by way of what he reveals, however does not percentage his intel with the audience. Impolite. 

Crossing double crossers

In spite of everything, the Delos safety guards are in truth doing one thing. They release an attack at the Confederado castle, and so they appear to be profitable in the beginning. They can snatch Abernathy, and Dolores is not in a position to forestall them. Then again, as soon as Angela (Talulah Riley) begins blowing the nitro, issues do not move as smartly for the deficient Delos workers, or, the Confederados Dolores allied with. Her males close all of the Confederados at the out of doors of the gate after which shoot them during the door. When one of the crucial surviving protests, Dolores merely states that all of them do not should make it. 

She instructs Teddy to shoot the remainder Confederado prisoners, however he can not convey himself to do it. He allows them to all move, and Dolores sees. And she or he does not glance too satisfied. 

Oh after which Clementine (Angela Sarafyan) drags a shaky Bernard clear of the battlefield. It is advantageous, the whole thing’s advantageous. 


Display Thumbnails

Display Captions