Westworld Season 4 Episode 3 is the third instalment of the fourth season of an American dystopian science fiction television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The first two seasons were loosely based on Michael Crichton’s Westworld movie where android hosts in a Western theme park rebelled against their human masters. The third season explored the world in which this theme park were set in, thereby rendering the title irrelevant. At the end of which, the status quo of the world had been altered when Rehoboam, the A.I. that controlled and ordered the world was destroyed.
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Entitled “Annees Folles”, Westworld Season 4 Episode 3 re-introduces the Bernard android (together with Stubbs) to the new season. The title refers to a French phrase relating to the crazy times experienced in France in the 1920s. Which of course, alludes to Maeve and Caleb being in Temperance, a theme park set in that same era i.e. the Roaring’ Twenties.
Back to Bernard first, as Westworld Season 4 Episode 3 is the first episode this season to suggest a different timeline from that seen thus far. We see Bernard in the Sublime – the virtual afterlife of the hosts first seen in the 2nd season. When he returns to the ‘real’ world, it is now several years in the future as evidence by the copious amounts of dust on him – this was the mid-credits scene in the season 3 finale. In any case, Bernard and Stubbs are out to stop some kind of apocalypse, basically “save the world”.
What about Maeve and Caleb? Well, we are treated to the Westworld loops but this time in a 1920s setting, with android models similar to the ones seen in the first season. It is all rather uninteresting. In any case, ultimately, the pair infiltrate the park underground but find out – too late, it must be said – that it’s all a trap. By the end, things do not look good for either Maeve or Caleb.
Westworld Season 4 Episode 3 was definitely confusing and somewhat ponderous. Nothing of real significance actually took place. Mysteries stacked on top of mysteries. Something concrete needs to emerge soon.
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