Questions tagged [westworld-2016]

2016 Television series based upon the 1973 film 'Westworld'. Set in a theme park where guests interact with androids.

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Why can't Clementine be fixed?

In Westworld, when Clementine is lobotomised in S1E7, humans and hosts alike, in subsequent episodes, act as if she is completely beyond repair. Yet we have seen hosts suffer massive damage and either ...
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What happens if two guests in WestWorld want to do the same thing during their stay?

In the universe of the show, WestWorld is one of the most luxurious vacation/resort/theme parks in the world. It caters to the ultra-rich, who desire immersion past that which Virtual Reality can ...
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Why did Robert Ford command Bernard to kill Theresa in Westworld?

This question got me thinking about Theresa's death. In season 1, episode 6, "Trompe L'Oeil", Ford orders Bernard (now revealed as a robot) to kill Theresa. This scene shows Ford can control the ...
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Why would hosts in the Westworld control center not know this about themselves?

Spoiler! These characters should learn very quickly they are not human. They would have different bodily functions than humans for food intake and defecation. Unless they were programmed to get tired,...
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Maeve's first encounter with an awake host?

I saw Westworld a couple of weeks ago, and a scene stuck in my mind. I "remember" Maeve coming across a person (or a situation) and trying to stop a host (probably giving a command), but failing. She ...
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How does Dolores avoid being “retrieved” in her solo journey?

In Westworld S01E04, there's a scene in the control room where a staff member tells Ashley Stubbs (head of security) that Dolores is off her loop. STAFF: We've got a host making a pretty big ...
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Why did Dolores think Arnold was dishonest?

From Westworld: Dolores: What is real? Arnold: That which is irreplaceable... That answer doesn't seem to satisfy you Dolores: Because it's not completely honest Why was Arnold ...
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What was the true nature of Emily?

In Westworld there are a number of - almost certainly - deliberate discrepancies with Emily's character, for example: She goes to considerable lengths to ensure that a sex partner is really human, ...
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Why are Westworld bullets suddenly deadly?

About two episodes or so in to the second season of Westworld, bullets magically became deadly to humans. A human gets shot (by Grace) just to verify he was human and not a machine. He was a bit ...
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What are the rules for hosts playing dead?

In Westworld, if a host is shot, they fall down and are effectively "dead" until they are repaired and reactivated. But we have seen several scenes where this is overridden with a simple voice command,...
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Is everything in Westworld made of the “white stuff”?

In the opening titles of the Westworld TV series, we see various things being constructed using some sort of white "thread". This is mostly people (hosts) and ...
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Why was it necessary to destroy the experiment

In Westworld s2e4 we see an experiment that has been run many times and every time afterwards it is totally incinerated. Why was it necessary to do this rather than just run it again with a new ...
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In Westworld, why wouldn't they use an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) device to knock out all the hosts in the park?

As per the title, why wouldn't there be any safety measures in place, such as an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) device, to knock out the hosts in case of an emergency?
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What does Charlotte mean by “this is not me reading you in?”

I'm a native English speaker and yet these words make no sense to me. I may have missed the obvious. In S2E1, Charlotte and Bernard descend into a secret research station manned by drones. Bernard is ...
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Why don't the android maintenance people turn off Maeve?

Early in Westworld we see the people that maintain the androids using tablet like computers the turn androids on and off and to change their settings (aggressiveness - meek, confrontational - ...
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How does Delores get off her loop to leave home and meet William?

In the episode entitled "Stray", we see Delores struggle to shoot the man who dragged her into the barn and then ride off and later stumble into Williams' arms. But in the process of struggling with ...
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How long are Westworld cycles?

The Westworld park has an overarching story arc that continuously loops, and customers pay to visit the park at the beginning of a loop. Early in the show, we're shown Dolores looping the same morning ...
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Why does Maeve do this in the last episode of Westworld? [duplicate]

In the last episode of Westworld, So..
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What was at the top of the pyramid?

On several occasions we're told about the "pyramid", supposedly the steps that need to be achieved in order to achieve consciousness. So what goes at the top of the pyramid?
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Is there a continuity error in the Westworld series with the Angel investor?

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....
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In “Westworld”, why did Arnold choose such extreme measures?

In Westworld (2016) What was his motivation for suicide? I assume he was acting of sound mind and chose suicide rationally rather than resulting from mental illness. You can bring all of them ...
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How do guests tell each other apart from the hosts? [duplicate]

How do guests tell each other apart from the hosts? In Westworld, there are many guests. How do they only kill the robots?
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Who is this robot under construction?

At the end of Westworld season 1 episode 7, we see that Sector 17 is Ford's secret lab. While he asks Bernard to kill Theresa, we can see that a robot is being built in the room. As it is not in the ...
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How are the Westworld hosts powered?

I can't remember any time the hosts power supply or charging time etc. was mentioned on the show. How are the hosts powered? I'm thinking particularly in relation to ... Did I miss something in the ...
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Did Maeve choose to go and save her child of her own free will?

In the season finale we learn that all of Maeve's escape related activities were However at the end of the episode Maeve Is this final action of Maeve a product of her own free will? Is there any ...
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Why does no one know what Arnold looks like?

It was just revealed in Season 1, Episode 9 of Westworld that Now, I understand that there is supposed be a certain level of mystery surrounding Arnold and what he was up to, but why does no one (in-...
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Why no Medievalworld or Romanworld?

Is there any out-of-universe reason why Delos in the new series had no other theme parks apart from Westworld, as there were in the 1973 movie?
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Is there any proof that these two characters are the same in Westworld?

There are many theories on Wyatt. One of the most convincing is that When you look back at prior episodes, this makes complete sense. Wyatt kills the "person in charge" which ends up being Arnold, ...
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Where in the world is Westworld's park? [duplicate]

This question addresses the question of how guests get into the park, but no one knows exactly where it is. This question asks if Westworld is an isolated part of the country, while the one I am ...
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When does Westworld take place?

The technology in Westworld on HBO seems to more advanced than our current technology, but ridiculously so. However, it has been mentioned by a few character that the park has been open for 30 years ...
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Why waste resources by having hosts kill each other when no players are around?

In episode three we see a scene where Teddy and Delores shoot the bandits in their storyline even when no one's around. What is the purpose of this? We know that it costs time and resources to ...
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How does Westworld handle guest-on-guest violence?

We've seen guests do pretty much whatever they want to hosts, but what happens should things get ugly between paying customers? Could one complain to management? Would the instigator be kicked out/...
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How do Westworld guests and hosts travel into the “park”?

Westworld premiered on HBO two weeks ago (as of the writing of this question, we've only seen Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2). One of the things they haven't shown us yet (I hope will be revealed soon) ...
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How much does it cost to run Westworld?

From the settings to the elaborate technology used to create/maintain the hosts, this setup looks far more expensive to produce than one would expect it to get back- how can it turn a profit (I heard ...
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How does gunplay work in Westworld?

How do hosts shoot at guests without inflicting any injury? From what we've seen so far, when a guest is shot a poof of smoke bounces off their vest, as if something hit them. (The host didn't ...
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Is Westworld an isolated part of the country or something else?

In Westworld (2016) we see this vast area of land that is the stereotypical 'western' locale with scrubland, some prairie, a few nice buttes, and so on. On top of one of the larger mesas is a complex ...