“I only know what to tell me.”
This amazing short line of dialogue talks caleb (Aaron Paul) to Caleb (still Aaron Paul), and they are both – along with many other Caleb – in a unique inferno of “honesty”. He has already faced the devastating news that he failed to stop Hale (Tessa Thompson) from taking over the world 23 years agobut things get worse when he finds out that he is a host who has achieved nothing devotionIt’s starting to crash.
Hale had bothered making 277 previous versions of Caleb as she desperately sought to discover how he was able to resist her mind-controlling parasite, thus becoming the first extractor. She hopes that if she finds out, she can prevent extremists from “infecting” her hosts and causing them to commit suicide. When he was mortal, Caleb taunted Hill by claiming she knew how he was able to break free from her control, so all she had to do was keep creating more Calebs until she learned the answer.
Hill tells him all this in his cell, and he brings up a comically large hourglass to signal his imminent death. She also tells him that his daughter Frankie (Aurora Perino) is alive, causing Caleb to burst into tears of sweet and bitter joy, a moment in which Paul acted forcefully, even after Hale taunts him for slipping one of her hosts into Frankie’s outward rebellion. After Hill left, the opaque windows of his cell became clear, and Caleb had another sad shock – he’s not alone. Many other host versions of the same occupy similar cells, all in different stages of breakdown.
It’s the first of many entertaining and nerve-wracking moments in Caleb’s “Devotion” to be forcibly reminded that he’s no longer human. But fortunately, a particularly degraded version of Caleb gives clue to Caleb about needing more time, so he checks the hourglass and finds a small cartridge in it, injuring him He appears to be dead. One of Hale’s Drone hosts hits the end button, causing a fire to erupt from the ceiling. The only escape is through a grate on the ground… There is mysteriously a small arrow engraved in it, indicating how the grate needs to be opened.
When Caleb escapes, he falls into a pile of bones and ashes – obviously the remains of Caleb, who was not so lucky. As he travels through the bowels of the Olympiad Entertainment building, he begins to see signs that he is not the first dog to make this exact escape. There is a gray handprint on the wall, where a former Caleb braced himself. distance Fighting with a drone host, he found a bloody imprint on the wall, indicating that Caleb had already suffered the same melee, and may have received the same wound.
But nothing beats the horrific scene Caleb finds after crawling into the hatches. There is a dying dog at a hatch, and when Kalpana looks down, he sees a giant drop with two bloody bodies of two other dogs on the ground who were too desperate to escape and risked falling. Fortunately, the dying Caleb has an idea – to serve as a human pillow so that Calebna can survive the fall. It’s a sacrifice, but Calebs are united in wanting to call Frankie. they fall. Our life is Caleb. The other Caleb dies horribly. Finally, Caleb reaches the roof of the building, where he uses the building’s elevator radio to send an audio message to Frankie.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Hill engineered Caleb’s escape; If many of the previous Calebs had taken the same path, Hale would have found it out before reaching Caleb #278. She would surely have searched the building high and low for him to make sure he wasn’t really free. But Caleb didn’t find out until after his message was delivered, when Hale appears holding the cartridge she had clearly left in the hourglass, and says she waited so long for it to get far enough that she could hear the message in the hope that it contained some clue. No, so Hale breaks Caleb’s neck and makes a new Caleb host.
If you think about it for more than a minute, none of this makes sense. Why did Hill make the escape so detailed? If everything had to be exactly this way for Caleb to send a message to Frankie, does that mean she was specifically making copies of Caleb to be in the other prison cells to scare him and give him an idea of the cartridge? Did Caleb put the other ones there, or did she intentionally leave corpses around the building for him to find? Also, why would Hale let this happen in the real world instead of in a simulation, saving precious time and resources?
I didn’t care about these questions at all when watching “Fidelity” because again, it was so funly weird, and now I only care partly about it. I can always do some hand waving at Westworld When you are entertaining. What bothers me the most are the two flashback scenes crammed into the episode. The first is for little Frankie who cuts her knee and refuses to walk on it. Caleb gives her an impassioned talk, as he reveals Unbelievably In a cheesy way he manages to resist the hill flies: “Do you know what kind of person can not be defeated? The kind that does not give up.”
Young star Frankie, after Hill takes over the world, finds young Outlier Jay with her mother. After their escape, Frankie says something about how Jay could be her new brother, which Jay angrily refutes, After losing his actual brother to Hill’s anti-Outside machinations.
Cut to Frankie and Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) in the present day, heading to the desolate remains of Mobworld to revive Maeve (Thandiwe Newton). Frankie is suspicious when Bernard reveals how much he knows about flight attendant repair, and even more skeptical when Bernard somehow knows that even the Mobworld Chambers were able to instantly wipe a person’s data by scanning the room for Frankie. However, she still wants to rebuild Maeve because she has known her long ago, when Maeve came by the house to warn her family not to go into hiding. Frankie believes that if anyone knows what happened to her father, it must be Maeve.
When the other Rebels join them in Mobworld, Jay (Daniel Wu) announces that Hale knew they were coming, and that There is a traitor among them. Frankie shoots Bernard on the spot, Who is he She was linked as a host the moment Bernard took her scanned data, which could be used to create a host copy of her. (Bernard’s reason for making the copy: “It’s complicated.” Sigh.) However, she wants both Bernard and Stubbs to be alive at least long enough for Maeve to complete, much to Jay’s dismay. This gives Bernard a chance later to tell Frankie that one of the returning rebels is one of Hill’s hosts, but that he – somehow – doesn’t know which one he is. It’s Jay, as Frankie finds out when he says something about being like a brother to her, which he’s channeling thanks to a flashback captured earlier. They have a big fight, and the reawakened Maeve kills Jay and saves Frankie at the last second. the end.
Still, “Fidelity” loop is effective thanks to the classic Westworld A trivial out of Caleb’s story – one good enough that I don’t mind putting off the rest of the “What the Hell is Going On With Christina™” story for another week (or more). But there are only two episodes left and the world is still under Hill’s thumb, Caleb is non-functional, it may be Christina Dolores but with her memory erased, Bernard still doesn’t tell anyone what the plan is. Season 4 has seen a marked improvement over last season, but the time has come Westworld pick up the pace.
- Bernard specifically mentions that Hill has one of the massive simulators, which leads me to be presumptuous about my belief that Dolores is in him, generating stories of people that Hill controls in the real world.
- You’re telling me there’s a technology that can remotely find people free from Hill’s mind control, but there’s no test that can differentiate a host from a human? For example, shouldn’t everyone in the Rebellion go through a metal detector now and then?
- How can the drone hosts hear someone’s flicker, but even with that map locating outliers, it seems they can’t tell them otherwise?
- How did Hill know the rebels were coming to town if she hadn’t replaced Jay yet? And is this something meaningful to the narrative or just a hole in the plot? You really can’t tell with Westworld.
- One of Caleb’s memories is walking in a field with his daughter – and it looks like that aAlmost the same as Mev’s memory that pops up so often She walks in a field with her daughter. Is this just a parallel, or did some of Maeve’s data put him in Caleb’s heart?
- Did the nurses really eat their patient’s pudding while they were unconscious, or was Caleb’s future wife just a Class A monster?
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