Vicent Cassel as Engerraund Serac in Westworld (Source: Reproduction)
This Sunday (22) episode of Westworld started with Maeve (Thandie Newton) waking up in Warworld, a World War II themed park. After realizing that Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) did not recognize her in this new park, she realized that she was stuck in some kind of bizarre simulation.
She then woke up in Delos' labs, where Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) reported that Warworld was close to the Forge, where Maeve's daughter's digital souls and dozens of other hosts would be. Maeve decided to enter Warworld again and escape to the Forge with Sizemore; before understanding that Warworld was actually a simulation within another simulation.
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Maeve then determined that everything he was seeing and experiencing was really a construction and that he would have to break his pearl from some sort of mysterious file to escape. She went on to do just that. And then she woke up in a white dress in the real world. There, she was welcomed by Engerraund Serac (Vincent Cassel), a mysterious man who introduced himself as one of the architects of Rehoboam, the company Liam Dempsey Jr. (John Gallagher Jr.) and members of Incite are working on.
He then told Maeve that he brought her back online to ask for his help in fighting Dolores, and ordered Maeve to kill her. Maeve questioned Serac's plan and prepared to stab him; only for Serac to use a remote control to freeze her motor functions and threaten her.
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Although it is still unclear exactly what Serac wants, his entry is certainly threatening. Especially since he is able to physically manipulate and control Maeve; something that no one in the park has been able to do in previous seasons. There is also the nature of Rehoboam, a project named after the biblical heir of King Solomon.
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As some began to theorize, the Rehoboam project could make humanity trapped in a kind of closed circuit, not unlike what the hosts experience in controlling Delos. The fact that Serac is connected to this, and wanting to prevent Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) from taking control of humanity, can make things really complicated.