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Is Dolores Dead In the Westworld Season 3 Finale
One second. I’m just pulling on my skin, arm by arm, getting ready to tackle whatever the hell happened on my laptop screen from approximately 9 to 10:20 p.m. tonight.
Sunday’s Season Three finale of Westworld was a mess of brain orbs, memory wipes, riots, robot FaceTime, and more riots. For now, though—since there were approximately 30 storylines sinking and swelling throughout the episode—let’s try to figure out what happened to Dolores. Like the OG one. Dolores Dolores.
When we last saw her, she powered herself down mid-confrontation with Maeve. When the finale picks up, Caleb takes her brain orb to a secret room, where there’s a tailgate water cooler packed with Dolores parts inside. Dolores’s robot face eats the orb, becomes Dolores, and she’s back in action, resuming her end-all-humanity plans like nothing happened. From there, she has to make sure Caleb gets to INCITE headquarters, so Caleb can stick the swagbag USB drive with the strategy into Rehoboam. So, she hires a bunch of beefy bodyguards to escort Caleb to INCITE. (But he doesn’t need it—Beast Mode shows up and gives us the closest thing we’ve had to a sports highlight since March.)
At this point, Maeve’s still hunting Dolores. She gets a little help from Dolores Hale (who’s now Dolores Hologram Hale), who shows up, inexplicably has admin-key power over OG Dolores, and powers her down. Maeve takes her to INCITE, where Serac plugs her into Rehoboam like a game controller, and starts wiping all of her memories in an attempt to find the key to the Sublime (turns out Bernard has it). Dolores goes Super Saiyan on Rehoboam, freezes him up, then locks Maeve in a sort of robot-Forge-Facetime situation. She starts on another life-and-robots lecture, says, “I choose to see the beauty,” and appears to succumb to some form of death in the process.
Of course, it’s hard to imagine that Dolores is gone for good—she already exists in roughly five other bodies, so don’t get too worked up about this one. But her final-ish moments reveal that she has a slightly more optimistic view of humanity than pretty much everything else she’s said has indicated. She chose Caleb as her little apocalypse helper because he showed to have a conscious during his military training with Delos hosts such as herself.
Regardless, she got what she was planning for all along—it looks like Westworld is heading straight for a legitimate apocalypse going forward. In the meantime, check yourself for a second. Pull the skin on your arm. Any of us might be Dolores at this point.