Related to this StackExchange question about a character suicide is there a continuity error in the Westworld series? I.e. we see this character commit suicide to try and prevent the park from opening. According to Ford and the Man in Black, after this character commits suicide and all the other hosts:
are killed by Dolores and Teddy
The Westworld Wiki similarly supports this timeline for the character profile:
In another quote from Ford:
"For three years we lived here in the park, refining the hosts before a single guest set foot inside," Ford explained. "Myself, a team of engineers, and my partner."
the only reason the park is still able to open is because of an 'Angel' investor that provided funding to get everything fixed.
Supposedly this is:
Ed Harris as the Man in Black.
But, it is also revealed that:
The Man is Black is actually an older William who used his new wife's families fortune to buy a major investment in the park and become a board member.
However, this character did not
invest in the park until after he visited and his future brother-in-law Logan had visited multiple times before. In fact, Logan told William in Episode 5 while they were at the park about how Arnold’s suicide put the park in financial “free fall” and that the company where both he and William work was thinking of buying more shares and therefore rescuing the park.
Therefore how could he have been the 'Angel' investor that helped the park to open in the first place?