Westworld Series: Is Westworld Becoming More Self-Informing?

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Westworld, created by Jim Carrey and Robert Rodriguez, is a film based on the HBO television show of the same name. The film follows the story of a man called Ben Hardwick, who works at an amusement park. There he befriends several other characters, including a lady who works at the park and also has a son called Killian. Throughout the movie theses two characters develop a romantic relationship, although the relationship between the two men and woman is far from clear cut.

In the first season of Westworld, the first episode featured one of the most shocking moments I had ever seen in a television show. Ben kills his supervisor whilst doing a line in one of the characters’ monologues. This prompts park owner Wayne (Evan Rachel Wood) to hire a hitman to get rid of the threat. The hitman turns out to be his ex-wife’s boyfriend, Cosmo ( Aidan Gillen), and he tracks Ben to Westworld.

As it turned out, Ben was actually the guest-star of one of the episodes of Westworld, rather than the main character of the show. In the third season of the show the storyline revolves around the Man in Black (Evan Rachel Wood), a killer whose crime is using the Westworld amusement park as a means to committing crimes. He worked alongside the park’s original owner, Jim (Martin Freeman), before he was fired. During the course of the third season we also find out that the man in black is obsessed with contacting the past.

The man in black tried to contact Emily (Amandagey Waters), but she didn’t answer her calls. He then went further and tried to contact her daughter, Violet (IKayla Moreno). The mother of Westworld’s resident attractions, Dolores (Hannah West) tried to prevent the couple from seeing each other, and eventually got them to meet each other. In the episode “Pilot,” Emily and Violet were accidentally given acid by Westworld’s original host, Robert, and during the episode the two split up.

Throughout the first season, the Man in Black became more involved in the park’s affairs. He hired new hosts and guests, instructed them on how to behave, and generally ran the show as the head of operations. Eventually, according to the Westworld website, the original host was diagnosed with cancer, and the program was canceled. The good news is, however, that since he passed away the Man in Black has been promoted to programming president.

The good news for Westworld fans is that according to the Westworld Series Official Site, the new Westworld programming will return in Season 4. This time the program will focus on the theme “reshaping the guest experience.” Self-aware hosts will be replaced by robots that understand their human companions’ needs and can anticipate them. According to the official site, “new technology will enable hosts and guests to create a connection that strengthens the bond between them.” Hopefully we will see more episodes of Westworld containing self-aware hosts running the show.

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