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    Season 1 Episode 5 "Contrapasso" - October 30, 2016

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    Hughes discovers that the stray has been transmitting information outside of the park to an unknown party, reporting it to Bernard. The Man in Black kills Lawrence, whose blood he transfused into Teddy. They are then confronted by Ford, who assures the Man in Black that he will not stop the latter's efforts to find the maze, returning Teddy's full strength also. Dolores, William and Logan travel to the town of Pariah, where they meet criminal gang leader El Lazo, a.k.a. Lawrence, who tasks them with stealing a wagon of high explosives from the Union Army, a mission they complete successfully. Dolores, who has been seeing visions of herself advising her to find the maze, realizes El Lazo intends to keep the explosives for himself rather than to sell them to the former Confederates, who apprehend Logan while William and Dolores flee, joining El Lazo in the train. Maeve awakens in the control center and demands technician Felix chat.
    I always find it interesting to know what an author's title means:

    per wiki:

    Contrapasso is one of the few rules in Dante's Inferno. It is the one “law of nature” that applies to hell, stating that for every sinner's crime there must be an equal and fitting punishment.
    This kinda applies to Logan finally getting beat up ... but I am sure there are many, many, many other applications I have not picked up. Especially, I think that his company may be the one stealing data from Westworld.

    This episode is an interesting turning point in both Delores's and Mariposa's and William's paths. You may even include the Man in Black finally getting some answers.

    Ford, has hidden a lot from his investors.

    The primary questions are "what is the Maze" and what did Arnold do, he or Ford or both or both partially sent something in play 34/35 years ago and it is just now starting to reveal or unravel itself.
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    Re: Westworld on HBO

    Season 1 Episode 6 "The Adversary" - November 6, 2016

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    At a Union Army outpost, the soldiers recognize Teddy as an accomplice in Wyatt's massacre of his unit. After recalling his complicity, Teddy escapes with the Man in Black by killing all of the soldiers. Sizemore is introduced by Theresa to Hale, a Board representative sent to observe park operations. Theresa ends her relationship with Bernard, who finds out that Ford has secretly been keeping a family of hosts. Elsie continues investigating the glitches and tells Bernard that Theresa is behind the espionage, and that the first generation hosts have been re-programmed by someone calling themselves Arnold. However, she is abducted by an unknown assailant. A child host kills his dog, telling Ford that Arnold told him to. Felix gives Maeve a tour of the company. She bends him and Sylvester to her will and convinces them to change her programming, setting her awareness rating to its maximum level while decreasing her loyalty.
    What an interesting episode. The theme of people/hosts going about their lives/loops of reliving them over and over and over again, of being preprogrammed with a set of behaviors/instinct/DNA, of who controls whom is fascinating as is the parallel espionage angle of who controls the data/the patent of the hosts and park. This is played on so many levels it is utterly fascinating to watch, the most obvious of course is Mariposa and the two techs.
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