Episode 4 is probably the beginning of turning point for the series where we start to see more events playing out. The pace is accelerated but masterly controlled to keep tension and mystery in balance. Our human characters interact more often with the hosts in admirable and despicable ways. These create multiple perspectives that I will explore below.
Bernard starts to get sympathetic towards Dolores, to the point that he offered her freedom if she could find the centre of the Maze. Meanwhile, Dolores travels with William’s camp to catch a bandit and Mysterious Black Man finds one of his clues to the Maze. These different perspectives show the contrast of human and hosts interaction. Some just view hosts as disposable toys while others treasure them as if their life is equally important. The way the episode paces and edits these interaction sequences create a believable world that ironically, is the same as the real world. There is no escaping good and evil even in Theme Park, as long as human characters exist.
Back in the real world, the engineers start to realise that the hosts have been malfunctioning in some way or another. Theresa is furious at these incidents of strays that she decided to let her own team to handle everything and Bernard reluctantly relents. We start to see tension and conflict arising in-between humans with their personal stands in the matter. However, the meat of the story is the slow realisation of the ‘Real World’ by some of the hosts, especially Maeve and Dolores. Each of their realisation brings about mysteries and keeps getting me interested till the end.