We still have about a year until Westworld returns for its long-awaited Season Three. And this weekend, HBO revealed the first full trailer that teases a very ambitious new entry into this mind-bending sci-fi show. It’s a lot to take in—what with a Nazi world, menacing battle robots, Aaron Paul, and Dolores/Charlotte robots with different brains. So here’s a breakdown of the biggest moments in the Westworld Season Three trailer:
Who is in whose body?
Okay so in the end of Season Two, a Charlotte body with Dolores’ brain escapes the Delos park where she rebuilds the Bernard body and the Dolores body. She also has four other host brain orbs with her, one of which she puts in the Charlotte body, but we don’t know whose brain that is? One person on Reddit theorized that the person in the Charlotte body might be Teddy, although we saw Dolores upload Teddy’s orb into the Host afterlife simulation. It’s possible she was able to re-create Teddy’s consciousness back in the real world.
Yep, it looks like Delos has yet another park that was seemingly untouched by the war in Westworld and Shogun World. War world appears to be a re-creation of WWII, complete with Nazi robots (which is another horrible idea, Delos!). Anyway, there is a version of Maeve in this world, and we can imagine that if it’s anything like the lazy writing in Shogun World, most of the same characters and settings will be similar to those in Westworld. Additionally, fans on Reddit discovered that HBO has updated the old delosdestinations.com website, which includes a little information on War World.
William is not doing well!
In the post-credit scene of Westworld Season Two we see William in some sort of post-apocalyptic future where a host version of his dead daughter Emily has him trapped in the park. It appears that he’s either being held prisoner or being tested for fidelity or both. In the new trailer it appears William is still trapped wherever he was being held by Emily. And when blood menacingly drips onto his forehead, it can’t mean anything good. Particularly that the hosts might be holding him prisoner as punishment for all of his atrocities in the park.
What is Dolores/Charlotte doing with Aaron Paul in tow?
It appears that after some tragedy of his own, Aaron Paul’s character teams up with Dolores and her cause. As we know from the set-up at the end of Season Two, we’ll have two main factions of hosts in the real world. There’s Bernard, who wants hosts to thrive and live in harmony with the humans and there’s Dolores/Charlotte, who want to eradicate humans for Hosts to inherit the Earth.
What happens to Bernard?
When we first see Bernard in this trailer, he appears to have gone full-Thanos and escaped to live a simple life off the land. Or, more likely, he makes his way back into the park in search of Maeve to help him on his cause. “I came back to find someone who could help me,” Jeffrey Wright’s voice says in the trailer, just before it shows Maeve in War World. It seems like he might also team up with Stubbs in this season.
Are there any other parks we might see?
In addition to Shogunworld, The Raj, Westworld, and War World, which we saw in this trailer, we know there are two more Delos parks that remain a mystery. One of these fans hope to see is Medieval world, and we might have gotten a glimpse of that park in the trailer with the brief scene of Stubbs brandishing a battle axe. But, there’s also the famed Futureworld, which was the main focus of the sequel to the original movie that Westworld is based on. It’s possible, and this is entirely my speculation, that some of the world we’re seeing in these early trailers that looks like a futuristic version of the real world could, in fact, be Futureworld.