I've been rewatching Westworld with my wife. It's been fun seeing how there are hints of what's to come throughout the first season. I don't know how much the writers really had planned, but it's so much fun to think that something is going to happen and then seeing something completely different.
It's also exciting to see my wife come up with her own theories and see the wonder on her face. These are the good times.
So, I've been really digging Westworld and I created this diagram to just contain some of the high level thoughts that I've been having regarding the plot.
I'm just going to write a couple things and I'm not even going to take the time to spell check or get the right names for characters.
Children in Westworld
Don’t see many
I feel that this is more than just the logistics of having a show that takes month to produce with a significant amount of time between seasons. Coupled with the fact that the show itself has some very mature subject matter. Maybe I'm reading too much into it but...
All of the ones we’ve seen have been creepy
In the first season, Lawrence's daughter was the first that I recall saying that the Maze was not for the Man in Black. In this season, we have a creepy Young Ford.
There are no coincidences.
Seriously? I feel that the writers just wanted to show an elephant.
How is it spreading?
Whatever it is that is making the hosts turn on humanity is spreading fast. I don't know if it's Ford's last command or the trigger word that is setting them off.
Who is that lady?
I don't even remember her name. How is it that all the people sent to infiltrate the park are women? Don't get me wrong, I find it a welcome change from what I normally watch.
Why does she look so much like Teresa?
Maybe all smokers look a like to me, but a lot of her mannerisms remind me of Teresa. It might be why she's willing to shoot someone just to make sure. :)
Is she dead?
I don't think so. She's too compelling to just throw away.
Yes, I went and looked up the right way to spell it.
How much of her is Wyatt
It seems like she goes back and forth. I would think that Wyatt wouldn't be as much of her personality because a lot of her experience has been as Dolores.
Teddy, Teddy, Teddy... He's just as confused as we are.
Is the Ghost Nation her army or are we just seeing Wyatt’s minions
I don't know. I feel that a lot of them are just following the narrative that was given to them before the end of season 1.
I like him thus far. I don't know where we're going with this character but it's going to be interesting to see.
I'm pretty confident in this. Seeing as he was made after Arnold passed away. I would think that Ford would have a lot of influence on what I would think be his most sentimental creation.
For me, I'm seeing Maeve as more of a vehicle to see more of the park at this point. I know it is important for her to get her daughter, but we don't know if it will pay off. Please see my small section on creepy kids.
Hector vs Sizemore
I think that this might actually come to a head soon. I'm currently re-watching the first season and I remember how Sizemore was very excited about the speeches and characterization of Hector. It would be nice to see what happens next.
Fear the ghost nation
The ghost nation is really haunting. I don't know what is going on with them either.
What happened in her previous incarnations? How many times?
Those reveries are really popping up. I think one podcaster was saying it echoes PTSD.
What do they owe to each other now? Bernard and Dolores
I feel that of the three major host characters, these two have the strongest connection. Although one sided, they have a history. Does Doloris share some of her memories? Does Bernard attempt to emulate Arnold going forward? I don't know but I'm interest in finding out.