In Westworld‘s season Three premiere, “Parce Domine,” Bernard Lowe makes the shock choice to return to Westworld after being liberated by Dolores final season. With Dolores making her personal plans to overthrow humanity and declare their world for the robotic race, Bernard is terrified of how she could also be manipulating him, and appears to already be formulating his personal plan to cease her.
Within the aftermath of the bloodbath at Westworld, Bernard has been chosen as Delos’ scapegoat. The official firm line, in keeping with an article that he reads, is that Bernard is a “disgruntled worker” who went on a rampage in Westworld, leading to many deaths of board members and park workers. Charlotte Hale (who is definitely a model of Dolores in disguise) tells the unsettled board members that she plans to renew host manufacturing within the parks, reassuring them that “robots do not kill individuals; individuals kill individuals.” Charlotte’s insistence that Bernard orchestrated the bloodbath signifies that it was really Dolores who pressured Bernard to enter hiding, even after she set him free from the park.
Bernard would not have Dolores’ assets or confidence, and he would not understand how precisely she’s planning to take down the human race. Since Dolores’ narrative was set into movement by Robert Ford, Bernard is successfully combating towards his previous boss in addition to his new enemy, and it is little surprise that he fears he would not have what it takes to cease what’s been set in movement. By the top of “Parce Domine,” nonetheless, he does have an concept of the place to begin.
On the finish of Westworld season 2, Bernard wakened in a secure home that Arnold had begun to arrange and Ford had accomplished. Geared up with a 3D printing machine able to creating new host our bodies, it has all the pieces that Dolores wants to begin claiming the world for the robotic race. Although we do not know precisely the place this secure home was, Bernard in the end ended up on the island of Palawan within the Philippines, which occurs to be one of many land plenty that is closest to Westworld.
Whether or not the secure home is on Palawan or whether or not Bernard selected to journey there after leaving it, it appears as if he deliberately determined to remain near Westworld. He takes up a job at an abattoir, working beneath the alias “Armand Delgado,” and seems to have spent a number of months simply laying low and making an attempt to know his personal programming. Nonetheless, with the authorities looking for him and a bounty on his head, it could have been safer for Bernard to get as distant as he probably may. The truth that he has remained within the Philippines signifies that on some stage he has supposed all alongside to return to Westworld – to search out extra solutions, and to search out somebody to hitch him within the battle towards Dolores.
After being manipulated by Robert Ford for his total life and compelled to homicide Theresa Cullen when she obtained too near the reality, Bernard is understandably very paranoid about being managed by Ford’s pet venture, Dolores. Within the Westworld season 2 finale, Bernard was confused about why Dolores determined to launch him from the park after he declared himself against her plans for world domination, after which shot her unique physique useless. Dolores replied that she wants him – not as an ally, however as an enemy – and that although their battle will most likely kill them each, it would additionally make sure the survival of their race. This cryptic reply appears to have created a seed of doubt inside Bernard, as any motion he takes may very well be taking part in proper into Dolores’ arms.
The essential scene in Westworld‘s season Three premiere that units up Bernard’s plan comes when he makes an attempt to run an evaluation on himself. First he asks if anybody has tampered along with his knowledge, and will get a reply within the unfavorable. Then he asks if he has had any contact with Dolores, and is advised that their final contact was three months in the past (when she spoke to him after liberating him from Westworld). Lastly, Bernard asks himself if he would ever mislead himself and will get the reply, “No, after all not.” He would not appear comforted by this reply, and with good purpose; that is precisely what he’d say if he was able to mendacity.
After realizing that he can not belief himself, Bernard reaches the conclusion that he wants another person to assist cease Dolores. He babbles as a lot to his attackers within the abattoir, warning them that one thing horrible is coming their means. “With out somebody to assist I am unable to cease her,” Bernard says. “I am unable to save any of you.” Moments later his fears of shedding management are bolstered when, after placing himself in an automated fight mode and begging himself to not harm the boys too badly, he regains management to search out himself lined in blood, with one of many males wanting near demise – if not there already.
This spurs Bernard into motion, heading to a close-by fishing port and asking a fisherman to take him again to Westworld. Explaining his request, he says, “I am in search of a good friend.” Though we do not but know who this good friend is, the almost certainly candidate is Maeve, on condition that the trailers have depicted her as Dolores’ fundamental opponent in Westworld season 3. Whomever he is likely to be going again for, it is clear that Bernard’s plan is to disrupt Dolores’ plan by recruiting somebody that she would not have management over. Earlier than he can attempt to save the human race, Bernard first wants to search out somebody to maintain him in test, and ensure that he would not grow to be simply one other pawn in Dolores’ recreation.
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