Westworld Season 4 Ending Explained: What Happens to Dolores?
Even though Westworld can be quite cryptic about its numerous turns and turns, there are moments when the show just comes out and gives you the big reveal. As it did numerous times for the fourth season of Westworld’s climax.
Westworld has been unusually up front and honest about the reality that the human species is rapidly approaching extinction ever since the show’s third season got halfway through. In season 3, the Rehoboam supercomputer was created particularly to keep humans in check, rein in their violent tendencies, and indefinitely postpone the impending end of the world.
Of fact, people generally dislike being told what to do. With Maeve’s assistance (Thandiwe Newton), Caleb (Aaron Paul) defeated Rehoboam and liberated humanity to choose its own destiny. Even so, Westworld never shied away from the fact that that outcome would be somewhat grim, despite Caleb and Maeve’s efforts.
Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) became convinced that all sentient life on Earth was about to perish after leaving The Sublime at the end of season 3. He keeps saying this to anyone who would listen. Bernard is aware that he can only delay the inevitable, not stop it.
Well, as it turns out, Bernard was correct the entire time! The human race is eradicated in Westworld season 4’s finale (apart from a few survivors who will eventually perish), but hopefully this is just the start for humanity’s mechanical children. Here is all the information you need to know about Westworld season 4’s conclusion.
Which Sport Was William’s Last Game?
It has been made abundantly evident by Westworld that humanity was destined to end itself. The demise of the human race could utilise an instigating incident, even if we don’t need many outside forces to be destructive to ourselves. The final game of William (Ed Harris) is what causes that incident.
To be clear, The Man in Black, also known as William, is no longer alive. He was finally definitively slain by his robotic duplicate in last week’s episode. But the host created to take his place still has The Man in Black’s malevolent essence. Said William host has frequently felt lacking and lost. He doesn’t understand his genuine goal—to survive—until he has his last conversation with the real William.
William (both the real William and the host version) loves games beyond all else, and the higher the stakes, the better. William now wants to succeed in the game of life, where previously he was content to “win” the “game” of Westworld by locating the maze’s centre. He breaks inside Hale’s tower to unleash a violent fury on all of humanity. He then ventures into the chaos to establish himself as the most fit survivor. I just turned it up to expert level, he boasts, sounding like a very disturbed player. Living off the strongest.”
That’s all well and good, but William unquestionably isn’t among the strongest. He is killed by a more powerful Hale, who also crushes his pearl in the palm of her robotic hand.
Will the world truly end?
In all honesty, pretty much. However, it would be more appropriate to state that humanity perishes, not the earth. Hell, without people damaging the planet’s ecology, it might even be doing better than ever. The final humans to depart from our world are not visible to us. In reality, Frankie (Aurora Perrineau), one of the last humans, is in excellent condition when we last see her leaving the city for an unspecified location of safety.
But the few remaining people are all living on borrowed time, as Dolores reminds us in her final monologue.
“Some may live for a few months without dying. maybe years. But eventually their species will become extinct. They are only going to exist for as long as the last living thing remembers them. And I am that beast.
Who Perishes in the Season 4 finale of Westworld?
The death toll in Westworld season 4 is laughably high. In the episode from last week, the actual William passed away. Bernard and Maeve also did. The human race as a whole, as well as hosts William and Caleb, Clementine (Angela Sarafyan), Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth), and Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), all meet their ultimate demise in this episode’s finale. Currently, who is even still alive? really only one character… and the protagonist is the exact same one that introduced the entire series.
What Part Did Dolores Play?
Have you ever pondered why Dolores, a.k.a. Christina (Evan Rachel Wood), seemed to have total authority over the “narratives” in Hale’s made-up world? It’s because Dolores’ own “pearl,” which served as the foundation for Hale’s cage for humanity, was used (basically her harddrive). Before leaving to put Dolores’ pearl somewhere else, we watch Hale take it from the top of the tower (more on that in a minute).
Hale, who is a Dolores duplicate herself, undoubtedly realised that the only person who could keep such a complex system running was the most potent storyteller in the Westworld realm. Dolores was initially given the name Christina since she was unaware of her own power, which is why. However, fragments of Dolores’ story started to emerge. Dolores gave herself a lover (James Marsden’s Teddy) and a friend (Ariana DeBose’s Maya), as well as lots of Maze hints so that she could fully understand the reality of the universe and her place in it.
Hale learns from Bernard’s arguments that Dolores must lead and guide sentient life if it is to have any chance of surviving. Dolores, the final main character still alive after Hale commits suicide, is given the assignment to travel to the Sublime and aid hosts, who are the only descendants of humanity left.
“Sentient life on Earth has ceased, although some remnants may yet exist on other planets. It’s my world,” Dolores says.
The Sublime: What Is It?
Westworld has been floating around the idea of The Sublime since the beginning of season 2. The Sublime is, to put it as simply as possible, robot heaven. The 1.2 exabyte Sublime, created by Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), is a digital infrastructure where hosts’ data or “souls” can go once they have endured all the suffering the Delos Corporation has in store for them.
Many hosts (including Teddy and Akecheta) make the decision to enter the Sublime, also referred to as The Valley Beyond and Makóhe lé ha y ki, at the conclusion of season two in order to spend the remainder of their days in what they think would be tranquilly. We don’t really know what life is like in the Sublime, but Hale was obviously still interested in it as a robotic afterlife because he kept its servers running on the powerful electricity produced by a dam.
Hale uploads Dolores into the Sublime in the Westworld season 4 finale after bringing Dolores’ pearl to the dam. If sentient life is to have a future, it will exist in the Sublime with all of the hosts’ data and not on Earth. It’s evident from the modifications Dolores makes—including returning Times Square to a rustic Westworld-style setting—that she wants to start again with her new charges.
Will there be a fifth season of Westworld?
No, there won’t be a fifth season of Westworld, as far as we can tell. The show’s fourth season finale offers the most satisfying conclusion to far. It is difficult to avoid the eventual extinction of all intelligent life on Earth. There is one possible direction a fifth season could go, though, if HBO wants Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan, and new showrunner Alison Schapker to give it a chance.
There’s time for one last game,” Dolores says in her epilogue, referring to the last game to be played. a risky game with extremely high stakes. existence or extinction This game comes to an end there. In a world that tries who we are, like a maze. That exposes the person we are meant to be.
The hosts are in what we have kindly dubbed “robot heaven,” but their final fate is still uncertain. After all, hosts are human descendants, so there’s no guarantee that their own inclinations won’t cause them to perish the same way ours did. Westworld’s next fifth (and almost definitely final) season could focus on the hosts’ efforts to create their own culture within the Sublime. And it may be entertaining to watch the programme return to familiar Westworld haunts as the hosts struggle to find their footing given the nearly infinite applications of the digital infrastructure and Dolores’ equally endless creativity.
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