SPOILER ALERT: Don’t learn in case you have not but watched the third episode of “Westworld” Season 3.

After Maeve (Thandie Newton) and Bernard’s (Jeffrey Wright) windy Westworld and Warworld antics from final time round, Episode Three returned to the equally harmful atmosphere of future Los Angeles.

The episode started with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wooden) taking part in her acquainted damsel in misery routine within the arms of Caleb (Aaron Paul) — frankly, who may blame her? — earlier than the duo fought off some phony cops and went their separate methods.

In the meantime, Dolores’s host model of Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) struggled underneath the psychological and emotional weight of pretending to be Hale to her accomplice, the Delos board and her cute younger son. A stern dialog and a soothing spooning session in a flowery lodge helped her on the appropriate path, earlier than she brutally strangled a sexual predator who was eyeing her son. As host Hale admitted, she appeared to be effectively on the way in which to matching the true Hale’s ruthless instincts.

Whereas this was an episode which gave us lots extra perception into Dolores’s plans and Hale’s identification downside, it nonetheless left loads of unanswered questions. Right here, Selection presents 5 of these most burning ones from the episode.

How lengthy can host Hale’s cowl final?

In the intervening time, it appears that evidently host Hale has all people, together with Serac (Vincent Cassel), fooled. Nonetheless, the cracks started to indicate as her son sensed that his mom shouldn’t be actually current, and the Delos board started to shut the online on a mole on the high of the group. It’s probably solely a matter of time till imposter Hale’s cowl is blown, however for the second it’s a mix of enjoyable and heart-wrenching to see her piece collectively Hale’s life and play faux.

Who’s actually inside Hale?

It’s nonetheless not solely clear. Dolores mentioned she belongs to her throughout a key scene within the episode, however on the very starting we noticed Dolores and Hale interacting with all the opposite host pearls, together with Bernard’s, sitting in entrance of them. Certainly Dolores wouldn’t have trusted any outdated host with the duty of working Delos as a puppet, so who’s it? Guess we’ll have to attend a short while longer to search out out.

What does Dolores really need with Caleb?

Dolores and Caleb acquired fairly pleasant in Episode 3, however does she actually see him as a kindred spirit, somebody who, like her, has been managed and abused by people? Or does she need to use him herself as some type of human defend? Their chat on the finish of the episode appeared real, however then once more Dolores and Teddy (James Marsden) had loads of heartfelt conversations, and look how that relationship ended.

What occurred in Caleb’s previous within the military that made him so traumatized?

Caleb’s backstory is being constructed piece-by-piece, fragmented flashback-by-fragmented flashback, however on this episode we realized precisely why his mom is within the hospital and why he’s so disillusioned with the system. As an alternative of committing suicide by leaping off a pier just like the all-seeing sphere Rehoboam had predicted, Caleb determined to vary his destiny and go wherever Dolores would take him. As he identified, he’ll probably find yourself useless fairly quickly both method, so why not kick some evil, company tech firm ass alongside the way in which?

What if knowledge assortment by tech firms was much more uncontrolled?

Talking of evil tech firms, arguably the massive query that the episode asks us to ponder is what if all the info that mega-corporations are amassing about us (a storyline which feels extremely near residence given current happenings in the US) is used to find out precisely how we reside our lives? You possibly can definitely argue that we’re already effectively on the way in which to that consequence in the true world. When Dolores eliminated the scales from Caleb’s eyes, it felt much less like a revelation and extra of a warning to the viewers of what would possibly come if we let firms run rampant with private knowledge.

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