SPOILER ALERT: Don’t learn when you’ve got not but watched the fifth episode of “Westworld” Season 3.

The fifth episode of “Westworld” Season Three was all about one character: the mercurial Engerraund Serac (Vincent Cassel).

After little teases to his backstory, the episode threw Serac’s previous broad open: We discovered that his household was killed in a nuclear explosion which engulfed Paris, sparing solely him and his brother.

The 2 then vowed to discover a option to rid the world of chaos and bloodshed, and so exploited billionaire Liam Dempsey Sr. (Jefferson Mays) to assist them construct the tremendous pc generally known as Rehoboam, by means of which they can prescribe the destiny of each human and predict exactly how they are going to stay and die.

Dolores (Evan Rachel Wooden), Caleb (Aaron Paul) and Co. spent the whole episode working from Serac’s males, whereas making an attempt to dismantle his system of management. In a seemingly decisive transfer, Dolores hacked into the Incite system and despatched the information Serac has been accumulating to each single particular person on the planet, eradicating Incite’s manipulative scales from individuals’s eyes.

It might sound that Serac was left with not many playing cards to play at this level, however Cassel tells Selection, “Not so quick.”

There are many twists and turns left to come back, so right here, he solutions a number of the most burning questions raised by Episode 5.

Serac’s motivations appear to have been pure to start with, would you say that’s actually true? 

Nicely, on this episode we notice that what he needs is the nice of humanity, however we are able to see that one thing is mistaken — we are able to really feel that he has suffered. The the reason why he thinks he has the suitable to do what he does are nonetheless a thriller to me. He sees himself as a sufferer of the world. It appears like he had good causes to create this monster, this Rehoboam factor, however he lets it develop into a faith one way or the other. He’s obsessive about making an attempt to determine one thing that’s inconceivable to determine. He’s a management freak, he’s a sufferer of his personal creation, virtually like a Frankenstein character. He’s a genius, however he’s alone.

On the finish of the day he murdered Liam Dempsey Sr. and imprisoned lots of of individuals, amongst them his brother, as a result of they didn’t match inside his system. Do the ends justify the means?

Come on, what political stability has been put collectively solely by means of peace? There are at all times some individuals dying for it. Possibly Serac goes to unravel that, that’s what he’s making an attempt to do.

One factor that’s nonetheless a thriller is the that means of his identify. It’s so peculiar and followers have been speculating that there have to be some type of deeper that means to it?

From what I heard Engerraund is a Scottish identify — a complicated Scottish identify from huge households and lengthy tales. Serac is French for “a fault within the ice.” It’s actually harmful, should you fall in it you’re positive to die. So the Engerraund tells you that he’s actually wealthy and comes from an informed household, and Serac [is] as a result of he’s harmful and chilly.

Serac makes use of the information he gathers to map out a future for each human, may an organization be ever able to doing that in actual life?

Generally I give it some thought and I feel that making a gift of our information is the worth to pay to have all this consolation. We are able to work remotely proper now through the coronavirus — it makes it simpler and extra comfy in each day life. However sure, you need to go away a number of elements of your id each time you employ your pc. All of your tastes and your habits may give a really exact picture of you, and it’s attainable that somebody who may one thing like this together with your picture. That’s the entire theme of this season.

Episode four ended with Maeve (Thandie Newton) in a pool of blood and we didn’t see any signal of her in Episode 5. Is it secure to imagine she’s going to function in Serac’s plans as soon as once more sooner or later?

Ah, I can’t let you know that! What I can say is issues are going to get narrower and narrower. All of the characters are going to be concerned and my management over them adjustments. Once I learn the scripts I used to be stunned increasingly with every episode, so I’ll say there are a lot extra surprises to come back.

“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.