Fairly slow episode but worth it for that ending, second half of the series is going to get so good now
So looks like Ford got his brain scanned into one of the host brainballs and uploaded into the Cradle which is how he keeps speaking to MIB through hosts. Willing to bet he's behind the natives' weird stuff, probably not made them sentient so that he can still control them which is why Maeve's commands don't work on them. No clue what that opening was about though, is it a flash forward or is it just Bernard's memory being screwy again?
The 'twist' of Ford being in the matrix was so obviously signposted from the start that it can only be to distract from the Arnold stuff that's right in front of our faces. I reckon that him being in that room with the white thing and handling that ball is supposed to make us think that it's him making Ford's memory, but it's possibly the real Arnold being held against his will for fidelity (hence the Delores bit). Glad the heroes series 2 Japan stuff is done, it was rubbish.
Thinking on it again, the Dolores/Bernard scene could be somewhere between her raid on the HQ and Bernard washing up on the beach - maybe she's reprogrammed him like she did with Teddy and is trying to use him as an inside man against the Delos people.
Have they ever told us what the Hosts are powered by? They’ve not shown them being plugged in, so I guess they don’t use batteries. Do they have some sort of internal power (like the Terminator’s nuclear power) or are they powered by wireless inductive power?
I wonder if they ever got off of the island, would they last long before running out of power?
This season doesn’t seem to be generating much opinion in here.
I have been enjoying it, although it does seem to be missing something from the first season. The last few episodes have been great though, the Native American episode was fantastic and this weeks episode was good, if a little bleak.
I hope they get out of Westworld or into the “valley beyond” by the end of this season though, the story needs to move on outside of the park.