The Westworld series is getting more interesting to watch as more twists are revealed together with new mysteries to unsolve. Now, after the previous episode kicking up the pace on a higher note, episode 7 slows it down by a notch. However, in return, it gives us a glimpse of how the series plans to tackle the morality between human and hosts; and also its own perceived reality. Without further ado, let’s go on why this episode is so great.
For basic premise, the story switches perspective from Dolores to Maeve to Bernard as the three of them is pursuing their own mission. Dolores managed to escape from the war but is now trapped in the train where the Federados is attacking; Maeve has to witness her friend getting retired and is planning a way to escape while Bernard discovered a great secret while he goes on his investigation with Theresa.
Now, this episode cleverly brings out the raw nature of both human and host. Sometimes, it shows the contrasts between both, with Bernard stating that the hosts are easier to understand than the humans. It tells us how complicated we humans are compared to our creations that suppose to mimic us. At other times, they are the same, with both hosts and humans displaying the tenacity to do anything to accomplish their goal. So, in the end, what actually separates us from the machines with similar IQ? This episode lets you be the judge to the question.
What’s more, there is a big twist in this episode that is sure to shock some people. There is already a hint of foreshadowing in the title for those who are observant enough. The twist changes the whole perspective and power control in the story, with the related characters being relegated to a conflicted identity. I won’t spoil much but the twist is really mystifying and bloody as well. Lastly, the acting, production value and pacing are as great quality as always. This is yet another episode that brings in more revelations and mysteries.