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2016 HBO TV series, based on the 1973 film of the same name.

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Are Dolores' memories semi-faulty?

In Westworld episode 1.05 (Contrapasso) viewers begin to see how Arnold's reveries work to slingshot consciousness, as Dolores continues to "remember" the past. But in some sequences, it appears that ...
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Is Robert Ford behind “Shade” too?

I'm currently rewatching HBO's Westworld. In episode 1.04 (Dissonance Theory) Maeve continues to become aware of hosts' lives outside of their looped narratives of Westworld's park. In the previous ...
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Are the guests in Westworld forbidden to tell the hosts that they are robots?

I've just started watching Westworld (TV-show) and I am currently on season 1, episode 5. My question is, what would happen if the guests downright revealed to the hosts that they are robots? Do the ...
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Why does Dolores not die when she gets shot by William?

In the last episode of Westworld season 2 William shoots Dolores many times and she doesn't die. I understand, that hosts don't really die, their bodies just act like they die but their brain is still ...
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Is Westworld intentionally referencing Hannibal Lecter?

A remake of the film of the same name, HBO TV series Westworld features iconic actor Sir Anthony Hopkins in a leading role, (as per the first season), a character named Dr. Robert Ford, who was the co-...
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Did Bernard Just Reach the Center of his Maze?

In the Westworld season 2 finale, viewers experience a lot of surprises. One such surprise is that Robert Ford seemingly left Bernard's consciousness, when he deleted his code and comes to realize ...
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Is Ashley Stubbs a host on Westworld?

When Stubbs stopped the Dolores-as-Charlotte host on her way to the boat to the mainland, he says Ford hired him "so many years ago I can hardly remember it". This sounds an awful lot like Bernard, ...
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How does Dolores pass the test?

At the end of Westworld's second season, Dolores escapes in Charlotte's replicated body. Before she speaks with Stubs and goes on board of a boat to escape the island a guard checks her with a device ...
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What host cores did Dolores take with her?

At the end of Westworld's second season, Dolores has escaped in Charlotte's body to Arnold's mansion. From the wiki: Dolores-Charlotte joins the evacuation team, taking several host cores with her. ...
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Why did Dolores do this to Bernard at the series ending?

At the end of Westworld's second season, Dolores has escaped in Charlotte's body to Arnold's mansion. From the wiki: Dolores reactivates [Bernard], cautioning him that while they may be enemies, ...
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How did Teddy get into the Sublime?

In the Westworld Season 2 finale called 'The Passenger', it's shown that many of the hosts escaped into the new digital world called 'Sublime' by exiting their body. Akecheta and others were gone to ...
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Why would it be dangerous for a host to reach The Forge and get all the guest data?

In HBO's Westworld S2E9, Bernard says that in addition to The Cradle, which contains all the hosts' personalities, there is a digital repository called The Forge which contains all the guests' ...
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Why is second season's young William is so different than one from the first season

In season 1 of Westworld, young William (30s Jimmi Simpson) is a scared timid guy who visits a fully operational Westworld and has no idea what to expect. In season 2, the same young William (30s ...
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What was the song in Westworld S2E5? [closed]

The episode was known for many remixes of contemporary songs such as "Paint it Black" by The Rolling Stones as a Japanese symphony remix (I was in love) and Akane’s dance as a traditional Japanese ...
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The Maze inside the head of the Host

In season 1 of Westworld we saw the Maze in some places. The Maze shows up on the inside of Kissy's scalp when being scalped by Man in Black, after the man in black traumatizes Maeve, she runs out ...
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Controlling a host's behavior in Westworld?

Is it really necessary to establish a wired connection between host and controlling device ? In Season two Episode 3 we have seen that Bernard was trying to manipulate a host's behavior by ...
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In Westworld, what powers the hosts? Do they need a “recharge” every now and then? [duplicate]

In Westworld, what's the underlying power source for the hosts? Do they digest food like humans to generate calories? I think this is especially important to know in S2.
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What was Ford's intention for keeping the hosts for 35 years?

There is an Insider article about Ford's intentions for keeping the hosts for 35 years in Westworld: Ford kept the hosts in the park because he believed they needed more time to truly come to ...
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How did Ford predict humans behavior in his narratives?

One example: The introduction of his new narrative began with Dolores dying in Teddy's arms. How did Ford know William would stab Dolores?
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Are Arnold and Ford living through hosts' code?

Arnold used his own voice as the inner monologue of the hosts. Several times we see Dolores having conversations with Arnold in her mind. In S01E10 there's a log-in from Arnold's access code. These ...
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Does Ford have Arnold's access code?

In S01E10 of Westworld, we learn that Maeve's core programming has been revised by someone with Arnold's access code. Since Arnold is long dead, does it mean that Ford is making changes for his new ...
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Why did Ford tell Bernard to do that in S01E09?

At the end of episode S01E09 of Westworld Ford forces Bernard to take the gun from Clementine and shoot himself after Ford leaves the scene. In the next episode Maeve finds his body and makes Felix ...
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Was Elsie's attraction to Clementine meant to go anywhere?

In the first season of the Westworld TV show, Elsie (the behavioural technician) has an intimate moment with the host Clementine. It's very brief as she brushes Clementine's hair aside and kisses her. ...
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How can a host in Westworld do this?

As we have seen in the final episode of Westworld season one, hosts are attacking guests with firearms. But we know that all the firearms used in Westworld are provided by Delos Corp., and that ...
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What exactly is bicameral mind?

I have heard the term in the TV series Westworld. What actually is it in context of Westworld?
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What kind of data are sent in Westworld?

In the tv series Westworld, Theresa Cullen and Charlotte Hale are sending data out of Westworld with the help of some re-programmed bots. This was discovered by Elsie Hughes. When they were talking ...
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Do Westworld episodes sometimes include bonus content (behind-the-scenes, interviews, etc.) on some platforms?

Watching through Westworld, I have noticed that my downloads from iTunes are shorter than the displayed length on, for example, Amazon VoD. The 90-minute finale is displayed as "1 hour, 35 minutes" on ...
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Why are the crew wearing anti-contamination suits?

In Westworld Episode 7 the working crew comes into the Westworld wearing some kind of anti-contamination suits to retrieve Clementine Pennyfeather, while all the other hosts are frozen But we saw ...
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How is it possible that Maeve can control Bernard?

** SPOILER warning for anyone who hasn't watched the whole first season of Westworld ** In the later episodes of Westworld, we find out that Bernard is in fact a host created in the image of Arnold. ...
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In S01E01, what was Robert Ford (Hopkins) doing in the storage area with the old cowboy host?

In Westworld S01E01, Was he there just messing around being sentimental? Had the host 'woken up' and he had gone to investigate like the response team?
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Where is Shogunworld physically located?

At the end of HBO's Westworld, season 1, Maeve wanders into the control center / maintenance center for Shogun World. It is just adjacent to the control/maintenance center for Westworld. My sense of ...
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Why did the host technicians obey Maeve instead of shutting her down and cleaning all her data?

Its started from Episode 6 - The Adversary where Maeve start's threatening the host technicians Felix and Sylvester. They both were had access to all the controls of Maeve. Initially they didn't do ...
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Where is the Westworld park actually located?

Where exactly is the park in Westworld located, is it an actual place or a man made ecosphere? In Episode 4 (The Dissonance Theory), we see the Man In Black using a matchstick to flow up a door but ...
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Is it possible for a host to go beyond its storyline?

We have seen that Maeve has altered her intelligence level to maximum and she can control other hosts via voice command. But later we have seen that it is all in her storyline. So does this mean that ...
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At what point can a host control another host in Westworld?

As we have seen alrady in Westworld that Bernard is host too, he was once controlled by Maeve via voice command and we have have also seen that voice command didn't work for Maeve and other hosts who ...
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How is it that no one knows who Arnold is? [duplicate]

We found out later in the season that Bernard is made in the image of Arnold. Also in earlier episodes, Bernard himself asks Ford about Arnold. How is it possible that no one in the whole park knows ...
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Westworld S01E02: How did they get to the park by an elevator inside a moving train?

There are pretty suitable explanations why the guests can't be harmed or how do the hosts work. Though, there is still something I can not figure out. When the new two guests come into the Westworld ...
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Why doesn't Dolores have bones?

At the beginning of Episode 10 of the first season of Westworld, we see Arnold adding skin to a metal frame of Dolores. We later see Sylvester working on adding pieces of an actual skeletal structure ...
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Is Felix a host?

I believe the final episode of season one of Westworld gives some indication that Felix might be a host: Maeve's escape was not her own idea, but a storyline given to her by someone else (presumably ...
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Time Discontinuity in Westworld Between Characters

How is it that the all-black-clad man in Westworld can continue on his mission to find the center of the maze, with time continuing on for him, but every time a new guest enters the park the time ...
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Why does no-one recognise Bernard?

Spoiler markdown is annoying, and will only be here for a week. Don't read further if you're not up to date with Westworld. It has been revealed in episode 9 of Westworld that; This is confirmed ...
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Live video feeds through hosts' eyes in Westworld

How come we don't see the park operators access video feeds through a host's eyes, while they do have full write access to their brains? (Random read access is uncertain, since instead of getting a ...
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How do guests make requests in the WestWorld game?

In Dissonance Theory we see the park operators discussing a request from The Man in Black for "a pyrotechnic effect, low yield, two charges". He then lights up his cigar, puts it in the jail cell door ...
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How did an event in Episode 8 of Westworld occur?

Edited based on the events of Episode 9 In the 8th episode of Westworld, it was reveled in a split-second flashback that Bernard had killed other people for Ford before - and many people believed the ...
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In Westworld, how can guests tell the difference between guests and hosts?

How can guests (humans) differentiate hosts (robots) from other guests? This might be a simple misunderstanding -- one guest assuming another guest is a host. Or a guest could intentionally pretend ...
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What protects the Westworld guests from injuries caused by weapons other than guns?

We know that guns in the Westworld TV series use simunition, which makes them only very weakly effective against guests. However, hosts who try to shoot guests could instead throw objects at them, or ...
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What exactly is the physiology of hosts in the Westworld TV series?

We learn from Ed Harris that initially, the hosts were androids - mechanical robots made to look like humans. This is also seen in some flashback sequences, and Robert, the kid who opens his face to ...
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How did the guy in the 1st episode of Westworld not get hurt when he was shot? [duplicate]

At first when I saw the guy not get hurt, I assumed this was a simulated / virtual reality world. Then as the episode goes on it's shown that it's a real, physical place, with artificially intelligent ...
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Have guns in Westworld started operating differently?

In the first episode of the show Westworld, Ed Harris (a "guest" / human) is being shot at by James Marsden (a "host" / robot). It is as though Ed Harris has a force field around him; the bullets all ...
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Is the new Westworld HBO series a continuation of the story from the 1973 movie?

In the pilot episode of HBO's Westworld series there is mention that there hasn't been an "incident" with the robots in 30 years. The Man in Black character played by Ed Harris also mentions several ...