'Westworld': A Simple Guide to What Is Going On Before Season 4 - CNET

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Have you started the new season of HBO's Westworld and recovered you person nary thought what each quality is doing? What are they after? It doesn't assistance that the erstwhile main quality -- Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) -- present appears to beryllium a wholly antithetic person. A human, not a big from the infamous Westworld taxable park.

At slightest immoderate of that tin beryllium explained by the ending of play 3. Let's dive into everything that happened and get you backmost online.

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Aaron Paul joined the Westworld formed successful play 3.

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Caleb (Aaron Paul) joined the cast

The 3rd play introduced america to Caleb Nichols (Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul), a warfare seasoned who's haunted by a representation of losing his friend, Francis, successful combat. In occurrence 1, we learned he's a operation idiosyncratic and low-level transgression who takes jobs done an app. When helium met Dolores, helium joined her connected her mission.

Eventually, we recovered retired that Caleb is considered to beryllium an "outlier" by a instrumentality called Solomon and its successor, Rehoboam. Because of this status, helium underwent reconditioning therapy, a "treatment" that altered his memories. It was "effective," according to Solomon, and Caleb was allowed to re-enter society. Not everyone was truthful fortunate (more connected that successful the "pods" section).

It's revealed that Caleb and Francis (played by rapper Kid Cudi) some survived the war, and that Caleb was the 1 who killed Francis. Solomon offered each of them wealth to instrumentality retired the other, and Francis turned connected Caleb, forcing Caleb to sprout him. Another twist is that the transgression app, Rico, was created truthful that outliers similar Caleb would circular up different outliers.

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Maeve is back.

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Maeve and Caleb are moving together

Maeve reluctantly teamed up with a caller quality named Engerraund Serac successful play 3 aft Serac told her that the cardinal to the Sublime -- wherever Maeve's girl exists -- is successful Dolores' mind. Serac is simply a trillionaire who created Rehoboam with his brother, Jean Mi, and came to service arsenic a mouthpiece for Rehoboam. Serac and Rehoboam wanted the trove of impermanent information collected by Delos Incorporated, and they believed the cardinal to it was besides successful Dolores' mind.

In the play 3 finale, Maeve switched sides astatine a important infinitesimal and helped Dolores and Caleb. She said she realized wherefore Dolores "chose" Caleb to assistance her -- not due to the fact that of his capableness for violence, but due to the fact that of his capableness to choose. Dolores near it up to Caleb to determine the future. He told Rehoboam to "execute the last command" -- putting a caller strategy Solomon gave him into play -- and brought astir the apocalypse. More details connected that large determination below.

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In the 3rd occurrence of Westworld, Caleb and Dolores get to cognize each different better.

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Dolores is nary more-es. Well, maybe

In the play 3 finale, Rehoboam destroyed Delores' memories successful an effort to find the cardinal to the aforementioned Delos data. It wasn't there. It definite seems similar Dolores arsenic we cognize her whitethorn beryllium gone for good, but with this show, I'm not ruling immoderate anticipation out.

'Charlotte Hale' is gathering hosts

It's not the extremity for this Dolores duplicate. Season 3 confirmed that Dolores made copies of herself (the "self" that exists successful her peal, oregon power unit) and stuck them into the bodies of Charlotte, Musashi, Martin and Lawrence. Pseudo-Charlotte helped Dolores by impersonating Hale, but she was yet recovered out, and it outgo her. The past clip we saw caller Charlotte, it was successful the finale's post-credit scene, erstwhile she was joined by a big mentation of William and looked to beryllium gathering much hosts.

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Charlotte Hale (or a big mentation of her) arriving astatine Delos HQ.

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Host William has replaced William

Season 3 was a doozy for William. He had hallucinations of the girl helium murdered, was tricked by the caller mentation of Charlotte and endured immoderate unconventional futuristic therapy. When helium emerged from each of that, William declared that his "original sin" was gathering hosts, and helium was going to hitch retired each of them. However, successful the finale's post-credit scene, William was fatally wounded by different mentation of himself -- 1 who answers to fake Charlotte.

A clump of humans are inactive successful those weird pods

Solomon revealed successful occurrence 7 that the attraction fixed to Caleb lone works connected 1 successful 10 people. So what happens to everyone else? Apparently, they get enactment to slumber successful pods, wherever they "aren't adjacent allowed to unrecorded oregon die," arsenic Caleb enactment it. In occurrence 7, we saw what looks similar hundreds of the eerie, gray, human-sized containers.

Caleb ushered in... the apocalypse

So backmost to that full apocalypse thing. When Caleb made his last determination successful the play 3 finale, helium says he's doing it to springiness the satellite a choice, similar Dolores did for him. The amusement shifts to Bernard, who shed immoderate much-needed airy connected Dolores' intentions, and the consequences of Caleb's move: "She wasn't trying to exterminate the quality race. She was trying to prevention it," Bernard said. "What's astir to hap was ever gonna happen. Serac and his member were conscionable holding it off. Humanity ne'er reckoned with its ain sins." He added: "Our satellite had to pain down earlier we could beryllium free."

So the reckoning is now. Stubbs, who was with Bernard successful that scene, called it the apocalypse, and Bernard didn't close him. At the extremity of the finale (before the post-credits), we spot Caleb and Maeve looking retired astatine immoderate skyscrapers, which are shaken by explosions.

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Bernard, played by Jeffrey Wright.

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Bernard is headed into the Sublime

Bernard, not Delores, has the cardinal to the Sublime, the spot occupied by hosts including Maeve's daughter. In the play 3 finale, Bernard utilized it, announcing that helium was looking for an reply to what comes aft the extremity of the world.

We whitethorn spot Engerraund Serac's brother, Jean Mi successful play 4

We saw Jean Mi successful play 3 flashbacks, and it's implied helium was sitting successful 1 of the pods we saw successful the penultimate episode. In the play 3 finale, Engerraund fundamentally admitted helium podded (pod-ded?) his brother, nether instructions from Rehoboam. Maybe we'll spot him erstwhile much erstwhile the amusement addresses those chilling capsules again?

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