MAJOR SPOILER ALERT

Obviously, if you haven’t seen all of the episodes and wish you keep your mind unsullied by these theories, this blog ain’t for you so hit the bricks.

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Ok, so obviously this series was one the better offerings from HBO in a long time. Right up there with True Detective (season 1 and season 1 only). I’m not really a Game of Thrones guy because its super boring (seriously, like 95% of every episode is just pointless and banal dialogue and the only good action worth sticking around for happens once a season IE the battle at the wall, the dragons, etc. I may be a hater but I’m an educated hater) and doesn’t really offer as much food for thought as Westworld does. The one regret I do have is that I was super bored Friday night so I tried to find the original Westworld movie from the 70s on Amazon Prime and all they had was the significantly less praise worthy sequel, Futureworld. This movie, which as the name might suggest, demonstrated immediately that Delos has built multiple words, Samuraiworld, Medievalworld, Ancient Romanworld, and of course, Futureworld. That took a little bite out of Maeve and the gang stumbling on the samurai but to everyone else, I bet that reveal took a backseat to everything else. I won’t give a full breakdown of those transpirings because what’s the point? What I will do is share with you the 2 nuts left to crack by my pea brain that won’t be answered until season 2 in 2018(!)

  1. Arnold has Dolores and Teddy kill all the Hosts and himself before the park opens so they won’t have to suffer every day at the park. Ford explains that the park didn’t close because he found a powerful investor, William, to finance the operation. How could William have spent so much time in the park, to the point where he discovers who he really is, if Arnold and the Hosts were all killed before anyone set foot in the park?
  2. A key feature of Westworld is that guests cannot be shot/killed by Hosts. Obviously, when the Hosts rebel, people are killed via knife or guns taken from QA back in the lab. My question then is how can Dolores shoot Ford (and Arnold 30 years ago) with the same guns that are used in the park? Can guests shoot and kill each other? The guns aren’t just wood and iron because they are jammed by QA earlier in the season but that isn’t a good enough answer. The bullets fired at William/The Man in Black stumble him a bit but don’t do lasting damage but can blow holes in Hosts and Ford’s and Arnold’s respective cabbages. Kinda inconsistent there.

Personally, I think that everyone, including Ford, is a robot and have been acting out a loop for some time, either for someone’s amusement or maybe due to some apocalyptic event that happened in the real world. That said, there is no mention of the outside world at all the entire season. Sure, William talks about his fiance back home but that could be a part of his core memory the same that Maeve’s daughter is a part of hers. Also, no one leaves the park. All of the executives seem to live in the building built on the Mesa. Anyway, that’s just what I’m thinking, feel free to tell me I’m wrong.

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