WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! Do not proceed if you haven’t watched this week's episode of Westworld. For everyone else, bring yourself back online and up your perception -- because we're going to need it.
What is the Man in Black’s weapon?
That was the question of the hour on Sunday night, as season two episode two of Westworldoffered insight into the beginnings of the park -- and Dolores’ (Evan Rachel Wood) relationship with William (Jimmi Simpson).
The episode opened by revealing that yes, Dolores really has been outside in the real world "so full of splendor," on the same night that Logan Delos (Ben Barnes) -- yup, that’s how Delos came to be -- invested in Westworld.
A protective Arnold (Jeffrey Wright) wasn’t ready to send Dolores out to woo Logan, so he took her to his apartment instead. But she still remembers everything -- like seeing William make a pitch to Logan’s father (Peter Mullan) in the park sometime later about the business opportunities that arise when people think nobody’s "judging," and the pair’s chilly interaction at his father-in-law’s retirement party years later. Most importantly, she remembers the day William decided to show her what he was building.
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“I think that there is an answer here to a question nobody’s ever ended up asking. Do you want to see?” he asked Dolores, as he showed her what looked like a construction site (honestly, what was that?).
While we didn’t exactly get the full picture, whatever William created must have been bad, as after a blow-out fight with the new El Lazo (hey, Giancarlo Esposito!), who revealed a message from Ford -- “This game was meant for you, William, but you must play it alone. I’ll see you in the Valley Beyond.” -- the Man in Black (Ed Harris) confessed that the place he’s headed is his “greatest mistake.”
What that means, we’re not exactly sure... but Dolores seems to know, as she rallied the Confederados to help take to Glory, aka the Valley Beyond.
“Doesn’t matter what you call it, I’m going to find it,” she told Teddy (James Marsden) as they looked over the horizon. “An old friend was foolish enough to show me, long ago. It’s not a place. It’s a weapon. And I’m going to use it to destroy them.”