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It has been nearly two years since “Westworld” season two premiered on HBO. And the anticipation around the upcoming season has reached a fever pitch because the show is going to look very, very different in its third go-round. Based on the trailer alone, much of season three is set to take place in the real world outside of the park, and we can’t wait.

In the meantime, there are so many moving pieces that make up this complicated drama about artificial intelligence and the nature of humanity that we’ve put together a handy guide to remind you where the show left off.


***** Spoilers for seasons 1 and 2 of “Westworld” below. *****


Dolores Abernathy


In the season two finale, “The Passenger,” Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) entered the Forge with Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and found out that the park’s ultimate A.I., which took the form of Logan (Ben Barnes), had concluded that humans are simple creatures that live by their own “code” — not moral code, computer code. Essentially, humans are so basic that they can be boiled down to about 10,000 lines of code.

The A.I. then showed them The Door, which lets hosts pass into a “heaven” of sorts, and when Dolores resisted, Bernard killed her.

Except… he didn’t actually kill “Dolores.” It was all Dolores’ master plan to get out of the park. With her host body destroyed, Delores’ mind was then uploaded into the host body version of Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), which then killed the human Charlotte.

After setting most of the hosts free, to go to their virtual heaven, Dolores shot Bernard so she could take his consciousness and then escaped to the mainland due to the fact that all the security people thought she was Charlotte… all except for Ashley Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth). The show hasn’t come right out and said it, but it is heavily implied that Stubbs knew “Charlotte” was really Dolores, and that he himself is a host.

Once on the mainland, Dolores went to Arnold’s house and re-created her own body. But at the end of the episode, we saw Charlotte’s host body walking around and talking — so whose consciousness pearl is inside Charlotte? What other pearls did Dolores steal from the park? In the scene where Stubbs helped her get on a boat for the mainland, she revealed she had five pearls in her purse. We know for sure that one is Bernard, but that leaves four other hosts out in the real world with Dolores as we begin season three.


Maeve Millay