Westworld Episode 7 Instant Take: “Les Ecorches”

Westworld Episode 7 Instant Take: "Les Ecorches"

Westworld Episode 7 Instant Take: “Les Ecorches”

Big D called “Les Ecorches” the Thanksgiving Dinner of Westworld episodes, and to many of us it felt like a season finale. So many questions were answered, so many characters may have been killed.

Ford is back in a big way. Bullets are flying. And the Man in Black is getting his come-uppance. But did Season 2 give up too many secrets too quickly? Tell us what you think at hosts@shatontv.com, then join us Tuesday for the Westworld Deep Dive.

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Westworld Episode 7 Summary:
“Les Ecorches” Strand, Charlotte and Stubbs discover Bernard is a host and interrogate him about Dolores’ attack on the Mesa. In flashback, Bernard finds Ford’s persona among the other hosts’ backup memories in the Cradle. Ford reveals that Westworld was an attempt to create a digital consciousness and grant immortality. Ford imprints himself on Bernard’s control unit and exits the simulation where he has Bernard aid in Dolores’ takeover of the Mesa. Angela kills herself to destroy the Cradle while Dolores finds Peter, who has regained his memories. She cuts him open to retrieve the control module. In the park, Maeve hides with her daughter from Akecheta but is found by William, who thinks she is another test by Ford. She turns his men against him, but before they can kill William, Delos forces alerted by Lee arrive and incapacitate her, while the Ghost Nation ride off with her daughter. Lee has Maeve returned to the Mesa, where Dolores warns her about her memories of her daughter being a means of controlling her. In the present, Bernard reveals the location of Peter’s control unit in the same place they first found him: the Valley Beyond.

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3 Responses

  1. Travis says:

    How many freaking hit points does the MIB have?

  2. Chel R says:

    Regarding the question of whether Ford is “dead” now that the Cradle has been destroyed, I think that Ford transferred himself into Bernard’s conscious. We see Ford put his hand up to Bernard and the screen goes black. The next scene is the QA person saying that whatever was blocking up the system just disappeared. Then we see Bernard put back together and from that point on Ford is now showing up in his head directing him.
    This really makes sense to me because it is my understanding that part of the Cradle’s purpose was to retrieve the hosts code when they needed to be rebuilt. Basically they can take a new chestnut and transfer the data from the backup code. This is what Ford did. He transferred his code to Bernard’s mind.
    Maybe this was clear to a lot of people but it took me some time after the episode to put that together. Thanks guys for creating these podcasts. It is really the only way I can make sense of this complicated show.

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