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'''The Original''' is the premiere episode of ''[[Westworld (TV Series)|Westworld]]'', and the first episode of the [[Season One|first season]]. The episode was co-written by series creators [[Jonathan Nolan]] and [[Lisa Joy]], and also directed by Nolan.
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'''The Original''' is the premiere episode of ''[[Westworld (TV Series)|Westworld]]'', and the first episode of the [[Season One|first season]]. The episode was co-written by series creators [[Jonathan Nolan]] and [[Lisa Joy]], and was also directed by Nolan.
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
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===[[Dolores Abernathy]]===
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We hear a man's voice say "Bring her back online.", and then see a nude [[Dolores Abernathy]] seated perched upon a stool.
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[[File:Dolores_Host.jpg|right|thumb|The series begins with Dolores in [[Analysis Mode]].]]
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The unseen [[Bernard Lowe|man]] asks if she can hear him and Dolores replies that she can. She also admits that she's not “quite feeling herself". The man then tells her she can lose the accent she is more accustomed to, before asking her if she knows where she is. Dolores replies that she's in a dream. The man agrees that, yes, she is, and asks her if she'd like to wake up - Dolores replies "Yes, I'm terrified." Dolores is very robotic in her answers and remarks.
   
We hear a man's voice say "Bring her back online.", and then see [[Dolores Abernathy]] naked, sitting slightly awkwardly on a stool in a large room.
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A fly lands and crawls from her forehead, down her nose and up to her left eye, yet Dolores doesn't react and remains motionless. The man assures her that there is nothing to be afraid of, as long as she answers his questions correctly. He then asks her if she understands his commands, and after she replies yes, the fly moves to the center of her unblinking eye. The man starts his questions: "First, have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?” For which she answers, “No.
   
The unseen man asks if she can hear him and she says that she can, she also says she's not feeling "quite herself". The man tells her she can lose the accent and asks if she knows where she is. Dolores replies that she's in a dream. The man agrees that she is, and asks her if she'd like to wake up - Dolores replies "Yes, I'm terrified."
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Our view switches to Dolores waking in her bed, her voiceover guiding us through her normal morning [[Loop|loop]]. The questions continue: "Tell us what you think of your world." We watch as she walks downstairs, fully dressed. She answers him by saying: “Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray. I choose to see the beauty. To believe there is an order to our days. A purpose.” Dolores eventually makes her way out to the porch and says good morning to her father [[Peter Abernathy]], as he sits in his rocking chair. After a brief conversation, Dolores tells her father she is going to leave to do some painting.
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[[File:Dolores_sleeping_the_original.jpg|thumb|Dolores wakes everyday to the same routine.]]
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We hear Dolores continuing to answer the unseen man in voiceover. He asks about the [[Guests|guests]] and what she thinks of them? As she starts to answer our viewpoint switches to a train carrying guests to [[Sweetwater]]. There are guests talking upon the train, as one man mentions his previous visits to Westworld. His first narrative was a family vacation, with fishing and hunting. His second trip, he admits to going “straight evil”, and that they were the best two weeks of his life.
   
A fly crawls from her forehead, down her nose and up to her left eye. Dolores doesn't react. The man tells her there's nothing to be afraid of, as long as she answers his questions correctly. He asks her if she understands, she says yes and the fly walks to the middle of her unblinking eye. Again, she doesn't react and the man starts his questions: "First, have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?
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Dolores continues to speak to the man. She says that she likes to remember how her father had taught her that everyone was once new to this world. She says that the newcomers are looking for the same things as everyone else.
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[[file:Peter_Abernathy.jpg|thumb|Every day Dolores tells her father Peter good morning on the porch.]]
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Dolores time [[Loop|loop]] soon begins again. She comes out onto the porch and asks her father if he's slept well. She informs her father she is going to run some errands before heading off to paint. He reminds her to return before dark because of a bandit that has yet to been captured. They tease each other, talking about his stories of when he was "a lawman", showing how close she is to her father. She then promises to be home before dark.
   
Our view switches to Dolores waking in her bed, dressed in a night gown, as she answers, in voice over, "No." The questions continue. "Tell us what you think of your world." We watch as she walks downstairs, fully dressed. We hear her answer that she chooses to see beauty as she walks out onto the porch and says good morning to her father [[Peter Abernathy]] sitting there. They talk for a minute, she's going out to do some painting.
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Dolores is painting by the river when a [[Jacob|family]] walks up. They watch her and the horses while she is painting. She shows the little [[Jacob|boy]] how to feed her horse. Out of the blue he questions if she's "[[Hosts|one of them]]". Dolores does not reply and says she needs to go, as should they.
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[[file:Theoriginal3.png|thumb|A young [[Guests|guest]] asks Dolores if she is "one of them".]]
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Back at the [[Abernathy Ranch]], [[Peter Abernathy|Dolores’ father]] watches some men herding cattle into an enclosure. It is then he notices something strange, a modern photograph on the ground. He picks it up, looking at it carefully. When Dolores returns home her father shows her the photo, yet unlike Peter, she is unbothered by it - Peter becomes more fixated on the image, unable to understand how it fits into their world.
   
We hear Dolores continuing to answer the unseen man in voiceover, she says that she needs to believe in order, to believe that there's a purpose. He asks about the guests, what does she think of them? She starts to answer but our viewpoint switches to a train, carrying guests to the Westworld park at the beginning of their visit. Two men are talking, the man we can see is talking about two previous visits to Westworld. The first time had a family vacation, with fishing etc. The second he came alone and "went straight evil, best two weeks of my life."
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As always with her loop, Dolores wakes again in the morning. Her father is still sitting on the porch, having grown increasingly disturbed by the photograph. Frightened for her father, Dolores yells out for her mother - Peter tells her to leave, to go, that all the devils of hell are there. Scared her father is sick, she quickly rides to [[Sweetwater|town]] looking for the doctor. [[Teddy Flood|Teddy]] is in town and sees her. As he nears, it is obvious she is happy to see him. She requests he returns home with her to check on her father.
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[[file:Peter_and_dolores_the_original.jpg|thumb|After remaining perplexed by a modern day photograph, Dolores' father begins acting strange.]]
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It is dark by the time they return to her farm, and as they approach they hear a gunshot and see the flash within the house. Teddy pulls out his rifle and tells her to wait, while he rushes toward the house. At the house a [[Rebus|man]] with a mustache and bowler hat is tormenting Dolores' father [[Peter Abernathy|Peter]], who by now is lying on the ground in front of his house. Peter remains defiant and sadly the man shoots him. The man's partner, [[Walter]] is on the porch, complaining that Dolores' mother was killed before they could have any fun with her, though Rebus says she's still warm enough.
   
[[File:Theoriginal1.jpg|thumb|Dolores shows Teddy the cattle herd.]]
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Teddy finally arrives and shoots both men. As we see Teddy kneel down by the body of Dolores’ mother, a frantic Dolores arrives and kneels by her father's body. We hear the unseen man ask his last question: What would she think if he told here there were no "chance encounters", that she, and everyone else, were built to fulfill the desires of the [[Guests|newcomers]]. Before she answers another man appears...it is the [[Man in Black]]. He menacingly stands over her and says hello before hurling insults toward her father. Dolores reaches for a gun on the ground, but before she can attempt to shoot him he knocks it out of her hands. It’s during this time he reminds her that he’s been visiting for over 30 years, and yet she still doesn’t remember him.
Dolores' answer continues, she says that she likes to remember her father had taught her that everyone was once new to this world. She says that the newcomers, which is what she calls the guests, are looking for the same things as everyone else.
 
   
The train stops at [[Sweetwater]] station and the passengers get off, we watch another man - who'd been listening without comment on the train, alight. He walks past a couple who are visiting for the first time and are looking at and discussing everything. The man from the train walks through town, he passes the [[Sheriff Pickett|Sheriff]] who is briefing a group of men about searching for a criminal called [[Hector Escaton]]. The sheriff asks our man to join them but he apologises, saying "Not today", and politely tipping his hat. Instead he walks into a bar.
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Teddy comes out of the house and challenges him, the Man in Black knows Teddy and seems bored with the challenge. He torments Teddy, letting him have the first show. The bullets have no effect on the Man in Black because he is a [[Guests|newcomer]], and by park rules cannot be killed. The Man in Black continues to taunt Teddy, before he finally drags Dolores off. Teddy shoots at him in vain. Dolores begs for Teddy's life, but the Man in Black turns to kill him with a single shot before dragging her into the barn kicking and screaming.
   
In the bar, he orders a drink and turns down an offer of company from a prostitute, [[Clementine Pennyfeather]], saying that he'd rather not pay for a woman's affections. Another woman, [[Maeve Millay]], is listening and says that he has to pay in one way or another, whatever he does. He's not listening though, through the window he's seen [[Dolores Abernathy]] coming out of a store and he leaves the bar without speaking again to the women, and runs across the street to her.
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As Teddy collapses and Dolores is dragged away screaming, we hear Dolores answering the unseen man, saying that every new person she meets reminds her of how lucky she is to be alive and how beautiful the world can be. In a reflection on Teddy's motionless eye we see the barn door closing on the Man in Black and Dolores.
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[[file:dolores dragged by man in black.jpg|thumb|After Teddy is killed, Dolores is dragged to the barn by the Man in Black]]
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Dolores wakes in bed as always in her time loop. She gets up to start her day, she goes downstairs and out onto the porch to greet her father and go out to paint.
   
The questions and answers continue in voice-over: "Do you ever feel inconsistencies in your world? Or repetitions?"
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During this time, Dolores returns to [[Analysis Mode]] at the Westworld headquarters. [[Ashley Stubbs|Stubbs]] tells Dolores that she is the oldest host in the park. He then asks her what she thinks of this world. Dolores smiles angelically and replies the same as before: "This world, some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray. I choose to see the beauty; to believe that there is an order to our days. A purpose. I know things will work out the way they were meant to." All of a sudden it is morning yet again. She wakes and goes out to the porch to see her father, now a different host playing his part. Peter began asking too many questions about the picture he had found, and was quickly replaced by another man. Dolores never knew the difference.
   
"All lives have routine, mine's no different." she says.
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On her porch, Dolores looks out at the view and kills a fly that landed on her neck. This is merely significant because Hosts are believed to not be able to harm any leaving creature or person.
   
[[Teddy Flood]], the man, crosses the street and picks up a tin can she's dropped and gives it to her. They know each other, she's pleased he's come back. He asks to escort her home, and she challenges him with a smile; says yes, if he can keep up. She gets on her horse and rides away, leaving him to find a horse.
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===[[Peter Abernathy]]===
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[[Bernard Lowe|Bernard]] tells [[Theresa Cullen|Theresa]] that one of the hosts, Peter Abernathy has become a problem. He takes her to see the Host for herself. Stubbs and [[Elsie Hughes|Elsie]] bring a naked and distressed Dolores back online. Stubbs "calms" her by turning off her display of emotions. She says that she's not feeling quite herself. She thinks she's in a dream. Stubbs is the unseen man, not Bernard, she is terrified as we see him ask her more questions. He asks about her father and about the picture. The answers she gives satisfy him that she's not damaged like her Host father was.
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[[file:Peter The Original.jpg|thumb|Because of his odd behavior, Peter is taken out of commission and replaced with another Host.]]
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Theresa wants the problem host "put down", and Dr. Ford wants to find out what went wrong. Dr. Ford sits with the Peter Host to examine him.. The Host quotes Shakespeare, having learned it in a previous "role". Dr. Ford takes him back to a "save point", making Peter calm and Ford begins to ask him more questions. Peter runs into a bit of trouble, as his concern for Dolores breaks through and distresses him. This causes Peter to go back to his current build prompts where he once again starts to quote Shakespeare. He admits to Dr. Ford that he wants to meet his maker. Peter somehow appears to threaten Ford. He takes hold of Dr. Ford but is quickly restrained and disabled at once. Ford explains some of the behavior. The [[Reveries]] are allowing Peter to access his old memories.
   
We see him catching her up outside town on a trail. She's not hurrying too much and they stop to admire the view. She teases him for not knowing about cattle, teaches him about the [[Judas Steer]]. She also reminds him that her father won't be pleased to see him.
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In another area, Stubbs asks Dolores what her father whispered to her and she tells him: "These violent delights have violent ends", a quote from Romeo and Juliet. She says she doesn't know what it means. She says that she's never lied and would never hurt a living thing. Stubbs is satisfied with her responses.
   
It's dark by the time they get to her farm, as they approach they hear a gunshot and see the flash in the house. He pulls his rifle out of the holster on the horse and tells her to wait, galloping up to the house.
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Peter undergoes an unknown procedure that looks very much like a lobotomy. Peter and Walter are taken to Cold Storage by Bernard to be retired indefinitely. Bernard whispers something into Peter's ear and Peter takes his place in the hall of silent hosts.
   
At the house a man with a mustache and bowler hat is tormenting a man, Dolores' father [[Peter Abernathy]] who is on the ground in front of his house. Peter is defiant and the man shoots him. The man's partner, Walter is on the porch, complaining that the woman, Dolores' mother, has been killed before he could "have a turn", the man replies that she's still warm enough.
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===[[Teddy Flood]]===
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[[file:guests arriving the original sweetwater.jpg|thumb|[[Man on Train|Guests]] arriving by train to Sweetwater the same time as Teddy.]]
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The train stops at the [[Train Platform|Sweetwater station]] and the passengers unload. He walks past a [[Man on Train|couple]] who are visiting for the first time and are looking at Sweetwater in wonderment. Teddy walks through town, he passes the [[Sheriff Pickett|Sheriff]] who is briefing a group of men about searching for a criminal called [[Hector Escaton]]. The sheriff asks Teddy to join them but he declines, saying "not today" and politely tips his hat before walking on. Instead, Teddy makes his way into the [[Mariposa Saloon]]. In the bar, he orders a drink and turns down an offer of company from [[Clementine]]. He says he’d prefer not to pay for a woman's affections. Another woman, madam [[Maeve Millay]], is listening and says that he has to pay in one way or another, whatever he does. He's not listening however, as he’s transfixed on [[Dolores Abernathy]] through the saloon window, coming out of a store. Teddy leaves the bar without speaking to anyone, and rushes across the street to see her.
   
Teddy arrives and shoots them both. As we see Teddy kneel down by the body of the woman inside and watch a frantic Dolores kneel by her father's body, we hear the unseen man ask his last question. He asks her what she would think if he told here there no "chance encounters", that she, and everyone, were built to fulfil the desires of the newcomers.
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The questions and answers continue in voiceover: "Do you ever feel inconsistencies in your world? Or repetitions?"
   
Before she answers another man appears, the [[Man in Black]] who stands over her and says hello. He insults her father and she reaches for a gun on the ground, before she can shoot him he knocks it out of her hands. He tells her that he's been visiting her for 30 years, and she still doesn't remember him.
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"All lives have routine, mine's no different." she says.
   
Teddy comes out of the house and challenges him, the Man in Black knows him and seems bored with the challenge. He torments Teddy, letting Teddy shoot him. It has no effect as Teddy is a host and the Man in Black is a newcomer, a human.
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[[Teddy Flood|Teddy]] crosses the street and picks up a can Dolores has dropped and gives it back to her. It is soon obvious that they know each other, as she is pleased he's come back. He asks to escort her home, and she challenges him with a smile, saying yes; if he can keep up. She gets on her horse and rides away, leaving him to quickly find a horse and catch up.
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[[file:the original view of dolores.jpg|thumb|Teddy see's Dolores from the saloon window and leaves to approach her.]]
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We see him catch up to her outside town on a trail. She's not too much in a rush and they stop to admire the vista of Westworld. She teases him for not knowing about cattle, and teaches him about the Judas Steer. She also reminds him that her father won't be pleased to see him. It is then the events of the night with the Man in Black transpire.
   
The Man in Black continues to taunt Teddy, finally he drags Dolores off while Teddy shoots at him uselessly. Dolores begs for Teddy's life, but the Man in Black kills him with a single shot and drags her into the barn, to "celebrate".
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Teddy wakes on the train, he too on the same loop. There are two female guests who are discussing him, remarking on how lifelike and perfect he appears. One of the women says that perfect is boring, and that she's more interested in the bad guys.
   
As Teddy collapses and Dolores is dragged away screaming, we hear Dolores answering the unseen man, saying that every new person she meets reminds he how lucky she is to be alive and how beautiful the world can be. In a reflection on Teddy's motionless eye we see the barn door closing on the Man in Black and Dolores.
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A view of the landscape pulls back and we see that we're looking at a circular display in a control room.
   
Dolores wakes in bed, in her nightgown. She gets up to start her day, she goes downstairs and out onto the porch to greet her father and go out to paint. Teddy wakes on the train, two female guests are discussing him, remarking on how lifelike and perfect he is. One of the women says that perfect is boring, and that she's more interested in the bad guys.
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In town, Teddy gets off the train and makes it past the [[Sheriff Pickett]], who's picked a [[Craig|newcomer]] who quite likes the idea of a posse and coaxes his [[Lori|wife]] to join in on the fun.
[[File:Theoriginal2.jpg|thumb|Bernard delicately tells Ford about a mistake in the update.]]
 
A view of the landscape pulls back and we see that we're looking at a circular display in a control room.
 
   
In a large hall, figures dressed in white "clean room" clothes are assembling an android horse and a woman is "exercising" a completed horse. In another area people are testing humanoid androids, some clothed, some not. A prostitute, a gunfighter, and Dolores. The unseen man is revealed to be [[Bernard Lowe]] who is sitting with [[Elsie King]] questioning a naked [[Clementine Pennyfeather]] sitting on a stool.
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===[[Bounty hunting]] with [[Sheriff Pickett]]===
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[[file:guests go bounty hunting.jpg|thumb|Guests go on a bounty hunt for [[Hector Escaton]].]]
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The couple, [[Craig]] and [[Lori]], who joined the posse are on horseback, while he's having a great time, she not so much. While riding, they find a body and Craig looks at it with [[Sheriff Pickett]], it’s then that the android begins to malfunction, repeating himself and mimicking a human stroke. Not knowing what to do, Lori insists they go back at once, so they leave the sheriff standing there, immobile now.
   
Bernard notices that one of her gestures, is subtly different. He tells Elsie that a new class of gestures has been added to "the update" by [[Robert Ford]]. The gestures are altered by being able to refer to previous experiences, which have been purged from the android's memory but not yet overwritten. "[[Reveries]]", the gestures, access this unconscious memory. He says that it's the tiny things that make the guests fall in love with them. While he's answering a call Elsie looks closely at Clementine, pushes her hair gently back over an ear, then leans forward and kisses her. Clementine doesn't respond and Elsie sits back down, amused at herself for kissing an android.
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===[[Westworld Mesa Hub|Westworld Headquarters]]===
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In a large hall, figures dressed in white "clean room" clothes are assembling an android horse and a woman is "exercising" a completed horse. In another area people are testing humanoid androids, some clothed, some not. A prostitute, a gunfighter, and Dolores. The unseen man is revealed to be [[Bernard Lowe|Bernard]] who is sitting with [[Elsie Hughes|Elise]] as she questions a naked [[Clementine Pennyfeather|Clementine]].
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[[file:Clementine the host.jpg|thumb|While under [[Analysis Mode]] it is discovered Clementine had learned a new gesture.]]
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Bernard notices that one of the Hosts gestures is subtly different. He tells Elsie that a new class of gestures has been added to "the update" by Dr. [[Robert Ford]]. The gestures are altered by being able to refer to previous experiences, which have been purged from the Hosts memory but not yet overwritten. "[[Reveries]]", the gestures, access this unconscious memory. He says that it's the tiny things that make the guests fall in love with them. While he leaves to answer a call, Elsie looks closely at Clementine. She pushes her hair gently back over an ear, then leans forward and kisses her. Clementine doesn't respond and Elsie sits back down, amused at herself for kissing an android.
   
In the control room, [[Theresa Cullen]] and [[Bernard Lowe]] are talking to [[Ashley Stubbs|Stubbs]]. She says that there's unscheduled activity, unscheduled android activity, on one of the sublevels and sends Stubbs to sort it out with a security team. Bernard elects to go as well. Stubbs is worried and Cullen says it's because of the recent update and the possibility of a critical failure. Bernard doesn't believe there's any likelihood of that happening, and says so. Cullen is unimpressed, as is Stubbs.
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In the control room, [[Theresa Cullen]] and [[Bernard Lowe]] are talking to [[Ashley Stubbs|Stubbs]]. She says that there's unscheduled android activity on one of the sublevels and sends Stubbs to sort it out with a security team. Bernard elects to go as well. Stubbs is worried and Cullen says it's because of the recent update and the possibility of a critical failure. Bernard doesn't believe there's any likelihood of that happening, and says so. Cullen is unimpressed, as is Stubbs.
   
 
Stubbs, his armed team and Bernard go down to the sub-level in a large lift. As the door opens a large volume of water floods in. Stubbs says it's a weeks old coolant failure. They go into a large badly lit area and then into a hall full of quietly standing androids.
 
Stubbs, his armed team and Bernard go down to the sub-level in a large lift. As the door opens a large volume of water floods in. Stubbs says it's a weeks old coolant failure. They go into a large badly lit area and then into a hall full of quietly standing androids.
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[[file:old android hosts in storage the original.jpg|thumb|Stubbs and Bernard enter a sub-level room of decommissioned, old androids/hosts.]]
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At the back of the hall is an office with a large glass window. In the office Dr. [[Robert Ford]] is sitting and drinking with one of the earliest androids, a depiction of [[Old Bill|Wild Bill]]. The android's movements are slightly jerky and unnatural, it's words somewhat halting but it's clear that Ford feels some sort of affection toward it. They talk about how people don't make anything like they used to, and about the showdowns Bill has seen in his time. Ford gives the command to have him in a deep and dreamless sleep and Bill freezes, his glass partway to his mouth. Ford then turns and talks to Bernard, mentioning to him about the old style hosts and their limitations.
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Bernard mentions Clementine’s new gesture and compliments Ford on them. Eventually the android Bill puts himself away on a shelf and into a zipped up body bag for safekeeping.
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[[file:Sherriff Host.jpg|thumb|Sheriff Pickett malfunctioned while on the bounty hunt with guests.]]
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Eventually, the malfunctioned [[Sheriff Pickett]] is taken back to the Westworld labs and is analyzed, [[Lee Sizemore]] is berating Bernard and demanding to know what happened. Bernard and Cullen seem unbothered, used to him and his antics. The Host’s behavior seems to be very unusual, as failures don't normally occur in this way. Theresa presses Bernard about the failure, talking about the update as being the likely cause. Bernard is noncommittal, but does allow that it might be the update. After all, it was Dr. Ford’s update.
   
At the back of the hall is an office with a large glass window. In the office [[Robert Ford]] is sitting drinking with one of the earliest androids, a depiction of [[Old Bill|Wild Bill Hicock]]. The andriod's movements are slightly jerky and unnatural, it's words somewhat halting but it's clear that Ford feels affection for it. They're talking about how they don't make anything like they used to, and about he showdowns Bill has seen. Ford tells him to have a deep and dreamless sleep and Bill freezes, glass partway to his mouth.
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Theresa says they should recall the updated hosts and rollback the update, Sizemore complains that the number of hosts, 10% of the population, about 200 hosts, will wreak havoc with his [[Narratives|narratives]]. Theresa iis unimpressed, she tells him that he cannot record it and brings him back to the safety issue of it: 1,400 guests and a possible problem with aberrant behavior from the hosts. He reassures her, and she relents, agreeing to the diagnostic being run before any action is taken. She leaves instructions and implied threats in her wake as she leaves.
   
He turns and talks to Bernard, telling him about the old style hosts, their limitations.
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Later that evening, [[Lee Sizemore]] ambushes [[Theresa Cullen]] when she's trying to relax at the end of the day. He tries to apologize for being rude earlier that day, and tries to justify his behavior. Theresa doesn't accept his apology. He says that the work to make hosts more lifelike is inappropriate - that the hosts are too lifelike already. He continues to spout off before she corrects his grammar and won’t listen to him further. She also puts down his clumsy attempt at office politics before walking away.
[[File:Theoriginal3.png|thumb|A young newcomer asks Dolores if she's real.]]
 
Bernard mentions the new gestures, compliments Ford on them. Bill puts himself away on a shelf and into a zipped up body bag for safekeeping.
 
   
Dolores comes out onto the porch and asks her father if he's slept well, he has. She's going to do some errands before painting. He says to be sure to be home before dark, because of the bandit who hasn't been caught. They tease each other, about his stories of when he was "a lawman". She promises to be home before dark.
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Bernard is still working on the Host sheriff when Elsie tells him there's a problem with yet another host.
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[[file:Westworld-The-Original-Bernard-ford.png|thumb|Bernard delicately tells Dr. Ford about the Host's glitches and mistakes in the upgrade.]]
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[[Walter]] has shot up the saloon, killing hosts left and right, and has gone totally off his [[Narratives|narrative]]. Two guests are cowering in the bar as Walter strides around. He goes outside and pours milk all over a dead host. Staff arrive and the scene freezes. Bernard and Elsie discuss what's happened, Theresa appears and points out that the sheriff’s malfunctioning wasn't an isolated incident, and wants the update rolled back. When Bernard points out that it will damage a lot of narrative, she tells him that Sizemore has a contingency plan. She says that Bernard gets the job of telling Dr.Robert Ford about the problem - as he was the one who caused it. Bernard hasn't told her, or anyone, that the part of the update likely to have caused the problem was Ford's unofficial addition.
   
In town, Teddy gets off the train and makes it past the sheriff, who's picked on a newcomer who quite likes the idea of a posse.
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Bernard finds Ford watching a new android being created. Ford isn't angry after Bernard confronts him, but teases Bernard about not having found the problem. He realizes the mistake was his, and that Bernard doesn't want to say so. They talk about evolution, Ford thinks that the evolution of humans has ceased, that no more improvement will occur.
   
In the bar Clementine has no luck with Teddy again. This time [[Maeve Millay]] is busy talking to some clients and doesn't join in the conversation. Teddy sees Dolores through the window and moves to intercept her. As he's crossing the street he's waylaid by a newcomer, a guest who remembers him from a previous visit. He gives up on meeting Dolores and this time it's the Man in Black who retrieves and returns her dropped tin can. She doesn't remember him and isn't alarmed, he's charming and gives her the can. He puzzles her by saying that he has other plans that evening, tips his hat and walks away.
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===[[Man in Black]]===
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[[file:Dolores and man in black the original.jpg|thumb|The Man in Black greets Dolores.]]
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As Teddy also leaves the saloon and is crossing the street to reach Dolores (whom he had seen through the window), he's waylaid by another guest who remembers him from a previous visit. He gives up on meeting Dolores and this time it's the [[Man in Black]] who retrieves and returns the can of food she dropped. She doesn't remember him and isn't alarmed in any way. He's charming and gives her the can back, yet puzzles her by saying that he has other plans that evening and won’t be stopping by her home. He tips his hat and walks away.
   
The Man in Black goes into the bar and sits at a poker game.
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The Man in Black goes into the [[Mariposa Saloon]] and sits at a poker game.
   
The couple who joined the posse are on horseback, he's having a great time, her not so much. They find a body and he's looking at it with [[Sheriff Pickett]], when the android malfunctions and begins to repeat himself, it looks similar to a human stroke or brain attack. The woman insists they go back at once, and they leave the sheriff standing there, immobile now.
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Also inside, [[Maeve Millay|Maeve]] is leaving early, as is [[Kissy]], the croupier who was playing cards with the Man in Black. The manager frisks him before he leaves. When Kissy gets outside the [[Man in Black]] stabs him in the throat and drags him away.
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[[file:Kissy Man in Black The Original.jpg|thumb|Kissy is scalped by the Man in Black to retrieve [[The Maze]].]]
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In the desert, the Man in Black has bled [[Kissy]] almost dry, saving his blood in metal buckets. He taunts the terrified host, eventually scalping him as he tries in vain to escape. The Man in Black is trying to discover the deeper levels of [[Westworld (Location)|Westworld]], what he sees as the secret.
   
The sheriff is taken backstage and examined, [[Lee Sizemore]] is berating Bernard and demanding to know what happened. Bernard and Cullen seem unbothered, used to him. The unusual behaviour seems to be very unusual, failures don't normally occur in this way and Cullen presses Bernard about the failure, talking about the update as being the likely cause. Bernard is noncomittal but does allow it might be the update.
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We see Kissy’s scalp taken by the Man in Black, and underneath there is a map imprinted within it, a [[The Maze|maze]]. The Man in Black rides back into town, leaving Kissy to die.
   
Cullen says to recall the updated hosts and rollback the update, Sizmemore complains that the number of hosts, 10% of the population, about 200 hosts, will wreak havoc with his storylines. Bernard watches her forehead, looking at the expression on her face as she works to keep her temper. He says as much to Cullen, who is unimpressed, she tells him that he cannot record it and brings him back to the safety issue. 1,400 guests and a possible problem with aberrant behaviour from the hosts. He reassures her, and she agrees to the diagnostic being run before any action. She leaves instructions and implied threats in her wake as she goes.
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===[[Hector Escaton|Hector]] and his gang attack [[Sweetwater]]===
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[[Hector Escaton|Hector]] and his gang, including [[Armistice]], ride slowly through [[Sweetwater]] wearing blankets over their heads to cover their identity. They are robbing the town a week early to cope with the narrative disruption.
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[[file:Theoriginal4.jpg|thumb|Hector and his gang arrives in Sweetwater to steal the safe from the saloon.]]
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The shooting begins outside and the guests are delighted to see such live action as Hector is ruthless, heading inside the saloon to retrieve the safe. The safe is tied up and dragged out of the [[Mariposa Saloon|brothel]]. Hector and [[Armistice]] kill everyone they can. Teddy and Dolores hide outside. Maeve is unimpressed and remains calm and cool during it all. Dolores makes a run for it and Teddy gets himself injured trying to stop her and save her. Sizemore looks pleased with himself as he watches from headquarters, knowing Hector will give the speech he had programmed him with.
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[[file:Guest couple The Original.jpg|thumb|The [[Craig|guest]] ends up killing Hector outside of the saloon before he can say his 'speech'.]]
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The gang makes good on their escape with the safe. Maeve shoots one of them to rescue Clementine. Hector starts his new speech just outside the saloon entrance, when a bullet is shot in his neck by a guest. It is [[Craig]], the very guest that had been on the [[Bounty hunting|bounty hunt]] for Hector when Sheriff Pickett malfunctioned. Theresa is very amused that Sizemore's new speech wasn't used and teased that maybe he'd get to recite it next time.
   
We see a sex party in a bath house. Teddy has taken the men there. They talk about him as if he's not present.
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Outside in the chaos Dolores is distraught, not knowing how to look after Teddy as he dies. The guest [[Craig]] meanwhile, has his picture taken with Hector's propped up corpse. It’s then Elsie appears in full period-time costume and comes upon Dolores and Teddy. Dolores pleads with her to help and Elsie gently tells her to sleep, calling staff members to pick up both of the [[Host|Hosts]].
 
Dolores is painting by the river when a family comes up, watching her and the horses she's painting. She shows the little boy how to feed the horse, he asks her if she's "one of them", not real. Dolores says she has to go and that they should as well.
 
 
[[Peter Abernathy]] watches some men herding cattle into an enclosure, he notices a modern photograph on the ground and picks it up, looking at it carefully.
 
 
When Dolores gets home he shows her the photo, she is unbothered by it - but he is disturbed and cannot fit the picture into his experience of the world.
 
[[File:Theoriginal4.jpg|thumb|Hector and Armistice arrive in Smallwater.]]
 
[[Lee Sizemore]] ambushes [[Theresa Cullen]] when she's trying to relax at the end of the day. He tries to apologise for being rude earlier that day, and tries to justify his behaviour. She doesn't accept what he says. He says that the work to make hosts more lifelike is inappropriate - that the hosts are too lifelike. He says that it would be a lot cheaper, she corrects his grammar and doesn't listen to him, she also puts down his clumsy attempt at office politics. She walks away.
 
 
In the bar [[Maeve Millay]] is leaving early, as is [[Kissy]], the croupier. The manager frisks him before he goes. When he gets outside the Man in Black stabs him in the throat and drags him away.
 
 
Bernard is still working on the sheriff when Elsie tells him there's a problem with a host.
 
 
Walter has shot up the bar, killing hosts left and right, and has gone off script. Two guests are cowering in the bar as he strides around. He goes outside pours milk all over a dead host. Staff arrive and the scene freezes. Bernard and Elsie discuss what's happened, Cullen appears and points out that the sheriff wasn't an isolated incident, and wants the update rolled back. When Bernard points out that it will damage a lot of narrative, she tells him that Sizemore has a contingency plan. She says that Bernard gets the job of telling Robert Ford about the problem - as he caused it. Bernard hasn't told her, or anyone, that the part of the update likely to have caused the problem was Ford's unofficial addition.
 
 
Bernard finds Ford watching a new android being 3d printed. Ford isn't angry, but teases Bernard about not having found the problem. He realises the mistake was his, and that Bernard doesn't want to say so. They talk about evolution, Ford thinks that the evolution of humans has ceased, that no more improvement will occur. He's not angry with Bernard.
 
 
In the desert, the Man in Black has bled [[Kissy]] almost dry, saving his blood in metal buckets. He taints the terrified host, finally scalping him as he tries to escape. He's trying to discover what he sees as the secret of Westworld.
 
 
Dolores wakes again. Her father is still sitting on the porch, very disturbed by the photo. She shouts for her mother - he tells her to leave, to go, that all the devils of hell are here. She rides to town for the doctor.
 
 
Teddy sees her and walks over, she's very relieved to see him. She wants him to go to her father. Before they can go a group of men, Hector and his gang, ride slowly through, blankets over their heads. They are robbing the town a week early to cope with the narrative disruption.
 
[[File:Theoriginal5.jpg|thumb|Elsie checks out Hosts: Dolores and Teddy, at the theme park.]]
 
The shooting starts and the guests are delighted, Hector is ruthless. The safe is dragged out of the hotel. Hector and [[Armistice]] kill everyone they can. Teddy and Dolores hide. Maeve is is unimpressed and remains cool.
 
 
Dolores makes a run for it and Teddy is injured trying to save her. Sizemore looks pleased with himself.
 
 
The gang make good their escape, with the safe. Maeve shoots one of them to rescue Clementine.
 
Hector starts his new speech, and is shot in the neck by a delighted guest. Cullen is very amused at that Sizemore's new speech wasn't used. Dolores is distraught, not knowing how to look after Teddy as he dies. The guest has his picture taken with Hector's propped up corpse. Elsie in costume, comes upon Dolores. Dolores pleads with her to help and Elsie gently tells her to sleep, calling staff members to pick up both of them.
 
 
Bernard tells Cullen that one of the hosts is a problem, he takes her to see the problem. Stubbs and Elsie bring a naked and distressed Dolores back online. Stubbs "calms" her by turning off her display of emotions. She says that she's not feeling quite herself. She thinks she's in a dream. Stubbs is the unseen man, not Bernard, she is terrified. We see him ask her the questions.
 
 
He asks about her father and about the picture. The answers she gives satisfy him that she's not damaged.
 
 
Cullen wants the problem host "put down", Ford wants to find out what went wrong. It's the Peter host. He quotes Shakespeare, having learned it in a previous "role". Ford takes him back to a "save point", Peter is calm and Ford asks him some questions. Peter soon runs into trouble though, his concern for Dolores breaks through and distresses him. Going back to his current build prompts Peter to quote Shakespeare again, and to tell Ford he wants to meet his maker.
 
 
Peter appears to threaten Ford. He takes hold of Ford is restrained and disabled. Ford explains some of the behaviour. The Reveries are allowing Peter access to his old memories.
 
 
Stubbs asks Dolores what her father whispered to her and she tells him: "These violent delights have violent ends", a quote from Romeo and Juliet. She says she doesn't know what it means.
 
 
She says that she's never lied and would never hurt a living thing. Stubbs is satified.
 
 
Peter undergoes some sort of procedure that looks very like a lobotomy.
 
[[File:Dolores-kills-a-fly-westworld.jpg|thumb|Though Hosts are unable to kill any living thing, Dolores kills a fly that lands on her neck.]]
 
Stubbs says that Dolores is the oldest host in the park, he asks her what she thinks of this world. She smiles angelically and says "This world, some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray. I choose to see the beauty; to believe that there is an order to our days. A purpose. I know things will work out the way they were meant to." She wakes and goes out to the porch to see her father, now a different host playing the part.
 
Peter and Walter is taken to Cold Storage by Bernard to be retired. Bernard whispers something into Peter's ear and Peter takes his place in the hall of silent hosts.
 
 
Teddy wakes on the train.
 
 
We see the scalp taken by the Man in Black, there is a circuit board or antennae embedded in it. The Man in Black rides into town.
 
 
On her porch Dolores looks out at the view, and absently kills a fly that lands on her neck.
 
   
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
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*Westworld is HBO's biggest premiere since [http://true-detective.wikia.com/wiki/True_Detective_Wiki True Detective], with an audience of 3.3 million people.
 
*This episode was dedicated In loving memory of [[Eddie Rouse]] (1954-2014) who played [[Kissy]].
 
*This episode was dedicated In loving memory of [[Eddie Rouse]] (1954-2014) who played [[Kissy]].
 
* The fly on [[Dolores]] 's face is real. A "Fly Wrangler", put a very cold fly - too cold to fly away - on her forehead and let it wander around as it warmed up. However, the fly that enters her eyes is CGI special effects<ref>https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-evan-rachel-wood-westworld-20161003-snap-story</ref>
 
* The fly on [[Dolores]] 's face is real. A "Fly Wrangler", put a very cold fly - too cold to fly away - on her forehead and let it wander around as it warmed up. However, the fly that enters her eyes is CGI special effects<ref>https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-evan-rachel-wood-westworld-20161003-snap-story</ref>
 
*Flys are symbolic for computer program bugs.
 
*Flys are symbolic for computer program bugs.
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*It's mentioned that Dr. [[Robert Ford]] was involved in the very early stages of the theme park's development.
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*During the scene where [[Walter]] is going on a rampage with hosts in the saloon, he mentioned a man called [[Arnold]].
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*Walter can sometimes be part of the "[[High Sierra]]" [[Narratives|narrative]].
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*The [[Man in Black]] mentions there's a deeper level to the "[[The Maze|game]]".
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*The [[Peter Abernathy]] host used to be a part of a narrative called "[[The Dinner Party]]" and portrayed a cultist turned cannibal who used to quote ''Shakespeare'', ''John Donne'' and ''Gertrude Stein''.
   
 
==Quotes==
 
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You're a product of a trillion of them. Evolution forged the entirety of sentient life on this planet using only one tool The mistake...of course, we've managed to slip evolution's leash now, haven't we? We can cure any disease, keep even the weakest of us alive, and, you know, one fine day perhaps we shall even resurrect the dead. Call forth Lazarus from his cave. Do you know what that means? It means that we're done. That this is as good as we're going to get.|Dr. [[Robert Ford]] explains the success of their work to Bernard.}}
 
You're a product of a trillion of them. Evolution forged the entirety of sentient life on this planet using only one tool The mistake...of course, we've managed to slip evolution's leash now, haven't we? We can cure any disease, keep even the weakest of us alive, and, you know, one fine day perhaps we shall even resurrect the dead. Call forth Lazarus from his cave. Do you know what that means? It means that we're done. That this is as good as we're going to get.|Dr. [[Robert Ford]] explains the success of their work to Bernard.}}
   
==HBO Episode Stills==
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{{Quote|These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends|[[Peter Abernathy|Peter]] to [[Dolores Abernathy|Dolores]]}}
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{{Quote|You don't have kids at home, do you Bernard? If you did, you'd know they all rebel eventually.|Stubbs to Bernard speaking of Hosts}}
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{{Quote|The Rest Will Follow Wherever You Make Him Go.|Dolores tells Teddy of the Judas Steer.}}
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{{Quote|This Is as Good as We're Going to Get.|Dr. Robert Ford to Bernard when talking about human evolution.}}
   
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*During the scene where [[Walter]] is going on a rampage with hosts in the saloon, he mentioned a man called [[Arnold]].
 
*Walter can sometimes be part of the "[[High Sierra]]" storyline.
 
*The [[Man in Black]] mentions there's a deeper level to the "game".
 
*The [[Peter Abernathy]] host used to be a part of a narrative called "[[The Dinner Party]]" and portrayed a cultist turned cannibal who used to quote ''Shakespeare'', ''John Donne'' and ''Gertrude Stein''.
 
   
   
 
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The Original is the premiere episode of Westworld, and the first episode of the first season. The episode was co-written by series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and was also directed by Nolan.

Synopsis

As another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld - a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android "hosts" - top programmer Bernard Lowe alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford, about incidents of aberrant behavior cropping up in some recently re-coded hosts. Meanwhile, in the Westworld town of Sweetwater, a rancher's daughter named Dolores encounters a gunslinger named Teddy in the street - but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black and, later, by a supporting host's unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world.

–Official Synopsis


Plot

Dolores Abernathy

We hear a man's voice say "Bring her back online.", and then see a nude Dolores Abernathy seated perched upon a stool.

Dolores Host

The series begins with Dolores in Analysis Mode.

The unseen man asks if she can hear him and Dolores replies that she can. She also admits that she's not “quite feeling herself". The man then tells her she can lose the accent she is more accustomed to, before asking her if she knows where she is. Dolores replies that she's in a dream. The man agrees that, yes, she is, and asks her if she'd like to wake up - Dolores replies "Yes, I'm terrified." Dolores is very robotic in her answers and remarks.

A fly lands and crawls from her forehead, down her nose and up to her left eye, yet Dolores doesn't react and remains motionless. The man assures her that there is nothing to be afraid of, as long as she answers his questions correctly. He then asks her if she understands his commands, and after she replies yes, the fly moves to the center of her unblinking eye. The man starts his questions: "First, have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?” For which she answers, “No.”

Our view switches to Dolores waking in her bed, her voiceover guiding us through her normal morning loop. The questions continue: "Tell us what you think of your world." We watch as she walks downstairs, fully dressed. She answers him by saying: “Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray. I choose to see the beauty. To believe there is an order to our days. A purpose.” Dolores eventually makes her way out to the porch and says good morning to her father Peter Abernathy, as he sits in his rocking chair. After a brief conversation, Dolores tells her father she is going to leave to do some painting.

Dolores sleeping the original

Dolores wakes everyday to the same routine.

We hear Dolores continuing to answer the unseen man in voiceover. He asks about the guests and what she thinks of them? As she starts to answer our viewpoint switches to a train carrying guests to Sweetwater. There are guests talking upon the train, as one man mentions his previous visits to Westworld. His first narrative was a family vacation, with fishing and hunting. His second trip, he admits to going “straight evil”, and that they were the best two weeks of his life.

Dolores continues to speak to the man. She says that she likes to remember how her father had taught her that everyone was once new to this world. She says that the newcomers are looking for the same things as everyone else.

Peter Abernathy

Every day Dolores tells her father Peter good morning on the porch.

Dolores time loop soon begins again. She comes out onto the porch and asks her father if he's slept well. She informs her father she is going to run some errands before heading off to paint. He reminds her to return before dark because of a bandit that has yet to been captured. They tease each other, talking about his stories of when he was "a lawman", showing how close she is to her father. She then promises to be home before dark.

Dolores is painting by the river when a family walks up. They watch her and the horses while she is painting. She shows the little boy how to feed her horse. Out of the blue he questions if she's "one of them". Dolores does not reply and says she needs to go, as should they.

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A young guest asks Dolores if she is "one of them".

Back at the Abernathy Ranch, Dolores’ father watches some men herding cattle into an enclosure. It is then he notices something strange, a modern photograph on the ground. He picks it up, looking at it carefully. When Dolores returns home her father shows her the photo, yet unlike Peter, she is unbothered by it - Peter becomes more fixated on the image, unable to understand how it fits into their world.

As always with her loop, Dolores wakes again in the morning. Her father is still sitting on the porch, having grown increasingly disturbed by the photograph. Frightened for her father, Dolores yells out for her mother - Peter tells her to leave, to go, that all the devils of hell are there. Scared her father is sick, she quickly rides to town looking for the doctor. Teddy is in town and sees her. As he nears, it is obvious she is happy to see him. She requests he returns home with her to check on her father.

Peter and dolores the original

After remaining perplexed by a modern day photograph, Dolores' father begins acting strange.

It is dark by the time they return to her farm, and as they approach they hear a gunshot and see the flash within the house. Teddy pulls out his rifle and tells her to wait, while he rushes toward the house. At the house a man with a mustache and bowler hat is tormenting Dolores' father Peter, who by now is lying on the ground in front of his house. Peter remains defiant and sadly the man shoots him. The man's partner, Walter is on the porch, complaining that Dolores' mother was killed before they could have any fun with her, though Rebus says she's still warm enough.

Teddy finally arrives and shoots both men. As we see Teddy kneel down by the body of Dolores’ mother, a frantic Dolores arrives and kneels by her father's body. We hear the unseen man ask his last question: What would she think if he told here there were no "chance encounters", that she, and everyone else, were built to fulfill the desires of the newcomers. Before she answers another man appears...it is the Man in Black. He menacingly stands over her and says hello before hurling insults toward her father. Dolores reaches for a gun on the ground, but before she can attempt to shoot him he knocks it out of her hands. It’s during this time he reminds her that he’s been visiting for over 30 years, and yet she still doesn’t remember him.

Teddy comes out of the house and challenges him, the Man in Black knows Teddy and seems bored with the challenge. He torments Teddy, letting him have the first show. The bullets have no effect on the Man in Black because he is a newcomer, and by park rules cannot be killed. The Man in Black continues to taunt Teddy, before he finally drags Dolores off. Teddy shoots at him in vain. Dolores begs for Teddy's life, but the Man in Black turns to kill him with a single shot before dragging her into the barn kicking and screaming.

As Teddy collapses and Dolores is dragged away screaming, we hear Dolores answering the unseen man, saying that every new person she meets reminds her of how lucky she is to be alive and how beautiful the world can be. In a reflection on Teddy's motionless eye we see the barn door closing on the Man in Black and Dolores.

Dolores dragged by man in black

After Teddy is killed, Dolores is dragged to the barn by the Man in Black

Dolores wakes in bed as always in her time loop. She gets up to start her day, she goes downstairs and out onto the porch to greet her father and go out to paint.

During this time, Dolores returns to Analysis Mode at the Westworld headquarters. Stubbs tells Dolores that she is the oldest host in the park. He then asks her what she thinks of this world. Dolores smiles angelically and replies the same as before: "This world, some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray. I choose to see the beauty; to believe that there is an order to our days. A purpose. I know things will work out the way they were meant to." All of a sudden it is morning yet again. She wakes and goes out to the porch to see her father, now a different host playing his part. Peter began asking too many questions about the picture he had found, and was quickly replaced by another man. Dolores never knew the difference.

On her porch, Dolores looks out at the view and kills a fly that landed on her neck. This is merely significant because Hosts are believed to not be able to harm any leaving creature or person.

Peter Abernathy

Bernard tells Theresa that one of the hosts, Peter Abernathy has become a problem. He takes her to see the Host for herself. Stubbs and Elsie bring a naked and distressed Dolores back online. Stubbs "calms" her by turning off her display of emotions. She says that she's not feeling quite herself. She thinks she's in a dream. Stubbs is the unseen man, not Bernard, she is terrified as we see him ask her more questions. He asks about her father and about the picture. The answers she gives satisfy him that she's not damaged like her Host father was.

Peter The Original

Because of his odd behavior, Peter is taken out of commission and replaced with another Host.

Theresa wants the problem host "put down", and Dr. Ford wants to find out what went wrong. Dr. Ford sits with the Peter Host to examine him.. The Host quotes Shakespeare, having learned it in a previous "role". Dr. Ford takes him back to a "save point", making Peter calm and Ford begins to ask him more questions. Peter runs into a bit of trouble, as his concern for Dolores breaks through and distresses him. This causes Peter to go back to his current build prompts where he once again starts to quote Shakespeare. He admits to Dr. Ford that he wants to meet his maker. Peter somehow appears to threaten Ford. He takes hold of Dr. Ford but is quickly restrained and disabled at once. Ford explains some of the behavior. The Reveries are allowing Peter to access his old memories.

In another area, Stubbs asks Dolores what her father whispered to her and she tells him: "These violent delights have violent ends", a quote from Romeo and Juliet. She says she doesn't know what it means. She says that she's never lied and would never hurt a living thing. Stubbs is satisfied with her responses.

Peter undergoes an unknown procedure that looks very much like a lobotomy. Peter and Walter are taken to Cold Storage by Bernard to be retired indefinitely. Bernard whispers something into Peter's ear and Peter takes his place in the hall of silent hosts.

Teddy Flood

Guests arriving the original sweetwater

Guests arriving by train to Sweetwater the same time as Teddy.

The train stops at the Sweetwater station and the passengers unload. He walks past a couple who are visiting for the first time and are looking at Sweetwater in wonderment. Teddy walks through town, he passes the Sheriff who is briefing a group of men about searching for a criminal called Hector Escaton. The sheriff asks Teddy to join them but he declines, saying "not today" and politely tips his hat before walking on. Instead, Teddy makes his way into the Mariposa Saloon. In the bar, he orders a drink and turns down an offer of company from Clementine. He says he’d prefer not to pay for a woman's affections. Another woman, madam Maeve Millay, is listening and says that he has to pay in one way or another, whatever he does. He's not listening however, as he’s transfixed on Dolores Abernathy through the saloon window, coming out of a store. Teddy leaves the bar without speaking to anyone, and rushes across the street to see her.

The questions and answers continue in voiceover: "Do you ever feel inconsistencies in your world? Or repetitions?"

"All lives have routine, mine's no different." she says.

Teddy crosses the street and picks up a can Dolores has dropped and gives it back to her. It is soon obvious that they know each other, as she is pleased he's come back. He asks to escort her home, and she challenges him with a smile, saying yes; if he can keep up. She gets on her horse and rides away, leaving him to quickly find a horse and catch up.

The original view of dolores

Teddy see's Dolores from the saloon window and leaves to approach her.

We see him catch up to her outside town on a trail. She's not too much in a rush and they stop to admire the vista of Westworld. She teases him for not knowing about cattle, and teaches him about the Judas Steer. She also reminds him that her father won't be pleased to see him. It is then the events of the night with the Man in Black transpire.

Teddy wakes on the train, he too on the same loop. There are two female guests who are discussing him, remarking on how lifelike and perfect he appears. One of the women says that perfect is boring, and that she's more interested in the bad guys.

A view of the landscape pulls back and we see that we're looking at a circular display in a control room.

In town, Teddy gets off the train and makes it past the Sheriff Pickett, who's picked a newcomer who quite likes the idea of a posse and coaxes his wife to join in on the fun.

Bounty hunting with Sheriff Pickett

Guests go bounty hunting

Guests go on a bounty hunt for Hector Escaton.

The couple, Craig and Lori, who joined the posse are on horseback, while he's having a great time, she not so much. While riding, they find a body and Craig looks at it with Sheriff Pickett, it’s then that the android begins to malfunction, repeating himself and mimicking a human stroke. Not knowing what to do, Lori insists they go back at once, so they leave the sheriff standing there, immobile now.

Westworld Headquarters

In a large hall, figures dressed in white "clean room" clothes are assembling an android horse and a woman is "exercising" a completed horse. In another area people are testing humanoid androids, some clothed, some not. A prostitute, a gunfighter, and Dolores. The unseen man is revealed to be Bernard who is sitting with Elise as she questions a naked Clementine.

Clementine the host

While under Analysis Mode it is discovered Clementine had learned a new gesture.

Bernard notices that one of the Hosts gestures is subtly different. He tells Elsie that a new class of gestures has been added to "the update" by Dr. Robert Ford. The gestures are altered by being able to refer to previous experiences, which have been purged from the Hosts memory but not yet overwritten. "Reveries", the gestures, access this unconscious memory. He says that it's the tiny things that make the guests fall in love with them. While he leaves to answer a call, Elsie looks closely at Clementine. She pushes her hair gently back over an ear, then leans forward and kisses her. Clementine doesn't respond and Elsie sits back down, amused at herself for kissing an android.

In the control room, Theresa Cullen and Bernard Lowe are talking to Stubbs. She says that there's unscheduled android activity on one of the sublevels and sends Stubbs to sort it out with a security team. Bernard elects to go as well. Stubbs is worried and Cullen says it's because of the recent update and the possibility of a critical failure. Bernard doesn't believe there's any likelihood of that happening, and says so. Cullen is unimpressed, as is Stubbs.

Stubbs, his armed team and Bernard go down to the sub-level in a large lift. As the door opens a large volume of water floods in. Stubbs says it's a weeks old coolant failure. They go into a large badly lit area and then into a hall full of quietly standing androids.

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Stubbs and Bernard enter a sub-level room of decommissioned, old androids/hosts.

At the back of the hall is an office with a large glass window. In the office Dr. Robert Ford is sitting and drinking with one of the earliest androids, a depiction of Wild Bill. The android's movements are slightly jerky and unnatural, it's words somewhat halting but it's clear that Ford feels some sort of affection toward it. They talk about how people don't make anything like they used to, and about the showdowns Bill has seen in his time. Ford gives the command to have him in a deep and dreamless sleep and Bill freezes, his glass partway to his mouth. Ford then turns and talks to Bernard, mentioning to him about the old style hosts and their limitations. Bernard mentions Clementine’s new gesture and compliments Ford on them. Eventually the android Bill puts himself away on a shelf and into a zipped up body bag for safekeeping.

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Sheriff Pickett malfunctioned while on the bounty hunt with guests.

Eventually, the malfunctioned Sheriff Pickett is taken back to the Westworld labs and is analyzed, Lee Sizemore is berating Bernard and demanding to know what happened. Bernard and Cullen seem unbothered, used to him and his antics. The Host’s behavior seems to be very unusual, as failures don't normally occur in this way. Theresa presses Bernard about the failure, talking about the update as being the likely cause. Bernard is noncommittal, but does allow that it might be the update. After all, it was Dr. Ford’s update.

Theresa says they should recall the updated hosts and rollback the update, Sizemore complains that the number of hosts, 10% of the population, about 200 hosts, will wreak havoc with his narratives. Theresa iis unimpressed, she tells him that he cannot record it and brings him back to the safety issue of it: 1,400 guests and a possible problem with aberrant behavior from the hosts. He reassures her, and she relents, agreeing to the diagnostic being run before any action is taken. She leaves instructions and implied threats in her wake as she leaves.

Later that evening, Lee Sizemore ambushes Theresa Cullen when she's trying to relax at the end of the day. He tries to apologize for being rude earlier that day, and tries to justify his behavior. Theresa doesn't accept his apology. He says that the work to make hosts more lifelike is inappropriate - that the hosts are too lifelike already. He continues to spout off before she corrects his grammar and won’t listen to him further. She also puts down his clumsy attempt at office politics before walking away.

Bernard is still working on the Host sheriff when Elsie tells him there's a problem with yet another host.

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Bernard delicately tells Dr. Ford about the Host's glitches and mistakes in the upgrade.

Walter has shot up the saloon, killing hosts left and right, and has gone totally off his narrative. Two guests are cowering in the bar as Walter strides around. He goes outside and pours milk all over a dead host. Staff arrive and the scene freezes. Bernard and Elsie discuss what's happened, Theresa appears and points out that the sheriff’s malfunctioning wasn't an isolated incident, and wants the update rolled back. When Bernard points out that it will damage a lot of narrative, she tells him that Sizemore has a contingency plan. She says that Bernard gets the job of telling Dr.Robert Ford about the problem - as he was the one who caused it. Bernard hasn't told her, or anyone, that the part of the update likely to have caused the problem was Ford's unofficial addition.

Bernard finds Ford watching a new android being created. Ford isn't angry after Bernard confronts him, but teases Bernard about not having found the problem. He realizes the mistake was his, and that Bernard doesn't want to say so. They talk about evolution, Ford thinks that the evolution of humans has ceased, that no more improvement will occur.

Man in Black

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The Man in Black greets Dolores.

As Teddy also leaves the saloon and is crossing the street to reach Dolores (whom he had seen through the window), he's waylaid by another guest who remembers him from a previous visit. He gives up on meeting Dolores and this time it's the Man in Black who retrieves and returns the can of food she dropped. She doesn't remember him and isn't alarmed in any way. He's charming and gives her the can back, yet puzzles her by saying that he has other plans that evening and won’t be stopping by her home. He tips his hat and walks away.

The Man in Black goes into the Mariposa Saloon and sits at a poker game.

Also inside, Maeve is leaving early, as is Kissy, the croupier who was playing cards with the Man in Black. The manager frisks him before he leaves. When Kissy gets outside the Man in Black stabs him in the throat and drags him away.

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Kissy is scalped by the Man in Black to retrieve The Maze.

In the desert, the Man in Black has bled Kissy almost dry, saving his blood in metal buckets. He taunts the terrified host, eventually scalping him as he tries in vain to escape. The Man in Black is trying to discover the deeper levels of Westworld, what he sees as the secret.

We see Kissy’s scalp taken by the Man in Black, and underneath there is a map imprinted within it, a maze. The Man in Black rides back into town, leaving Kissy to die.

Hector and his gang attack Sweetwater

Hector and his gang, including Armistice, ride slowly through Sweetwater wearing blankets over their heads to cover their identity. They are robbing the town a week early to cope with the narrative disruption.

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Hector and his gang arrives in Sweetwater to steal the safe from the saloon.

The shooting begins outside and the guests are delighted to see such live action as Hector is ruthless, heading inside the saloon to retrieve the safe. The safe is tied up and dragged out of the brothel. Hector and Armistice kill everyone they can. Teddy and Dolores hide outside. Maeve is unimpressed and remains calm and cool during it all. Dolores makes a run for it and Teddy gets himself injured trying to stop her and save her. Sizemore looks pleased with himself as he watches from headquarters, knowing Hector will give the speech he had programmed him with.

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The guest ends up killing Hector outside of the saloon before he can say his 'speech'.

The gang makes good on their escape with the safe. Maeve shoots one of them to rescue Clementine. Hector starts his new speech just outside the saloon entrance, when a bullet is shot in his neck by a guest. It is Craig, the very guest that had been on the bounty hunt for Hector when Sheriff Pickett malfunctioned. Theresa is very amused that Sizemore's new speech wasn't used and teased that maybe he'd get to recite it next time.

Outside in the chaos Dolores is distraught, not knowing how to look after Teddy as he dies. The guest Craig meanwhile, has his picture taken with Hector's propped up corpse. It’s then Elsie appears in full period-time costume and comes upon Dolores and Teddy. Dolores pleads with her to help and Elsie gently tells her to sleep, calling staff members to pick up both of the Hosts.

Cast

Main Cast

Guest Cast

Co-Stars

  • Bridgid Coulter as Mother of Young Boy
  • Regi David as Father of Young Boy
  • Mateo Mingo as Boy of 8
  • Trevante Rohdes, Micky Shiloah, Keller Wortham as the Bachelors
  • Olivia May, Jackie Moore, Alex Marshall-Brown as the Hookers
  • Jeffrey Muller as Man on Train
  • Brook Kerr as Woman on Train
  • Bradley Snedeker, Patrick Quinlan as Passengers
  • Bianca Lopex as Diagnostic Programmer
  • Molly Schreiber as Bachelotrette
  • Stefanie Chin as Girlfriend
  • Joshua Sawtell as Controller
  • Nihan Gur as Female Laughing Host

Trivia

  • Westworld is HBO's biggest premiere since True Detective, with an audience of 3.3 million people.
  • This episode was dedicated In loving memory of Eddie Rouse (1954-2014) who played Kissy.
  • The fly on Dolores 's face is real. A "Fly Wrangler", put a very cold fly - too cold to fly away - on her forehead and let it wander around as it warmed up. However, the fly that enters her eyes is CGI special effects[1]
  • Flys are symbolic for computer program bugs.
  • It's mentioned that Dr. Robert Ford was involved in the very early stages of the theme park's development.
  • During the scene where Walter is going on a rampage with hosts in the saloon, he mentioned a man called Arnold.
  • Walter can sometimes be part of the "High Sierra" narrative.
  • The Man in Black mentions there's a deeper level to the "game".
  • The Peter Abernathy host used to be a part of a narrative called "The Dinner Party" and portrayed a cultist turned cannibal who used to quote Shakespeare, John Donne and Gertrude Stein.

Quotes

All lives have routine. Mine's no different. Still, I never cease to wonder at the thought that any day the course of my whole life could change with just one chance encounter.

Dolores Abernathy to Ashley Stubbs.


It's the tiny things that make them seem real, that make the guests fall in love with them.

Bernard Lowe about the hosts.


..."Mistakes" is the word you're too embarrassed to use. You ought not to be.

You're a product of a trillion of them. Evolution forged the entirety of sentient life on this planet using only one tool The mistake...of course, we've managed to slip evolution's leash now, haven't we? We can cure any disease, keep even the weakest of us alive, and, you know, one fine day perhaps we shall even resurrect the dead. Call forth Lazarus from his cave. Do you know what that means? It means that we're done. That this is as good as we're going to get.

–Dr. Robert Ford explains the success of their work to Bernard.


These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends

Peter to Dolores


You don't have kids at home, do you Bernard? If you did, you'd know they all rebel eventually.

–Stubbs to Bernard speaking of Hosts


The Rest Will Follow Wherever You Make Him Go.

–Dolores tells Teddy of the Judas Steer.


This Is as Good as We're Going to Get.

–Dr. Robert Ford to Bernard when talking about human evolution.


Image Gallery/HBO Episode Stills

External links

References

  1. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-evan-rachel-wood-westworld-20161003-snap-story
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