Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) prepares for her robot species to evolve in the penultimate episode of Westworld Season 4.
The seventh episode title alone – Metanoia – teases this evolution, with the word defined as a noun to, ‘change in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion.’
While Charlotte prepares to evolve, Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) keeps teasing that he ‘sees a path’ for the salvation of the human race.
Evolve: Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) prepares for her robot species to evolve in the penultimate episode of Westworld Season 4
Path: While Charlotte prepares to evolve, Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) keeps teasing that he ‘sees a path’ for the salvation of the human race
The episode begins back at the Hoover Dam, with Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Maeve arriving, with Bernard saying it’s safer to go on foot.
He hands her a large weapon and says she’ll need this as they walk in, as Maeve says if he knows what’s going to happen, why would he need her?
He says she’s the better fighter, and that this place is not what it seems.
Maeve realizes that this is where Delores ended in the Sublime, and Charlotte has been keeping a watchful eye on it.
Bernard accesses his tablet and says he’s ‘opening the door,’ before asking her to share a drink with him, which Maeve thinks is bizarre.
He says if this fails they will have other chances as Maeve says they’re in the Sublime and he’ss been there for some time.
‘And if we’re in there, that means I’m not myself, aren’t I?’ Maeve says, as Bernard admits she’s a ‘copy’ and he had to make her ‘hastily.’
Bernard tells her that he’s been down every path and they all end in the same way – extinction – for both humans and robots.
Bernard says there could be an escape though, that he could upload her and her daughter in the real world.
Maeve desperately wants that but Bernard wonders if that’s what she really thinks or her programming.
A massive robot crashes into the wall as it cuts to Bernard talking with a stranger, asking if he knows how it’s going to go, and he says he does.
‘Do you think you can save them?’ the stranger asks, as Bernard says he has ‘seen a path’ but he ‘can’t do it alone.’
The episode cuts back to the Hoover Dam where we see the same shot as before, with Bernard and Maeve arriving at the Hoover Dam… though slightly different.
They find a huge robot but Bernard says to save her ammo as he tells her about one of the ways he died.
He tells her he’s opening a door and there are a few things they need to see through first, but this time Maeve asks for a drink but he says it’s best to focus on the matter at hand.
The robot bursts through the wall as Maeve destroys it, as Bernard says Hale is still out there pulling the strings and they can save everyone and themselves.
Maeve asks him to promise to reunite with her daughter as they leave the Dam and we se a massive fracture through the dam… and this world… as the title sequence starts.
The episode continues with Christina (Evan Rachel Wood) waking up as Teddy (James Marsters) watches her.
He asks if she had a bad dream and she says her whole world seems like a bad dream, except for him.
She says she doesn’t think she has it in her to do this, as Teddy says there are copies and permutations but Charlotte is one of those permutations.
Teddy says he is here to tell her what they are, as he sits next to her and says, ‘We are reflections of the people who made us.’
Christina asks if they can be hurt or die but Teddy says it’s not as easy with their kind, as he calls her Delores, but she doesn’t know who she is anymore before leaving.
Christina takes a look in the mirror and gets in the bathtub, fully immersing herself in the water, as Teddy goes to the door.
Christina starts convulsing under water as Teddy keeps knocking on the door, worried, as Christina becomes unresponsive… before opening her eyes, seemingly at peace, before emerging from the water.
The episode transitions to Caleb, still stuck in his cage, as she’s visited by Charlotte and William (Ed Harris), with Charlotte saying next time she might not bring him back.
She asks William to leave and examines his bloodied hand, saying her body isn’t as ‘pathetic’ as his.
‘You really should be thanking me,’ Charlotte says, saying she is shutting down the cities and people will be placed in cold storage tonight.
‘Your daughter and the rebels will be here in time to join the party. You’re just here as bait,’ Charlotte tells him, adding, ‘It’ll be nice to have some quiet around here.’
William asks, ‘You meant it, what you told him?’ as Charlotte adds, ‘In the last three days, we’ve had more hosts take their lives than the previous two decades combined. If I don’t do this today, there’ll be less of us tomorrow. You have a day left to preside over your city. Enjoy it.’
Ashley (Luke Hemsworth and C (Aurora Perrineau) wait for Bernard, who arrives on time as Ashley jokes he can predict the future too.
Ashley says this is the closest they can get to Olympiad as they say Bernard and Maeve can take down Charlotte.
Maeve tells C that she wishes she could see her dad and Bernard tells Ashley that he’s been a good friend, which surprises Ashley because he’s never this nice.
Bernard reveals that Ashley doesn’t make it as they embrace and Ashley says ‘You better f***ing win.’
Charlotte says today is the last day for their kind to visit the cities, and it’s time for them to evolve into the species they were meant to become as she sends the message.
The clone William approaches what’s left of the human William, who asks, ‘What the f**k do you want?’
‘She wants to take my world away,’ but real William says it’s not his world.
Real William says she neutered him as clone William pulls out a knife and says maybe he should do the same to him.
Real William says, ‘Civilization is just the lie we tell ourselves to justify our real purpose. We’re not here to transcend. We’re here to destroy. If I could, I would pull the plug on this whole goddamn world. But I can’t, can I? Unless you want to set me free’
Real William says he has piece of him inside and it’s, ‘spreading inside you like a cancer.’
‘There’s no version of me escaping from this f***ing rig, but I don’t have to because you are me and only one of us needs to do what has to be done,’ real William says.
Clone William stabs his body suit as real William smiles as the clone walks away.
The trailer for the seventh episode teases Charlotte presumably talking to a great number of her robotic friends.
‘This may come as a shock to some of you but in time I think you’ll understand,’ she says in the trailer.
‘This is the final day for our kind. It’s time for us to evolve into the species we were meant to become,’ Charlotte says.
Charlotte: The trailer for the seventh episode teases Charlotte presumably talking to a great number of her robotic friends
Kind: ‘This is the final day for our kind. It’s time for us to evolve into the species we were meant to become,’ Charlotte says
Charlotte is seen having some sort of confrontation with Bernard , who had spent the past seven years evaluating every possible scenario before finding ‘a path’ to the human race being saved, while another shot shows two different Charlotte’s.
Charlotte has been using intriguing technology with tiny flies that turn any human into a being ultimately under Charlotte’s control.
While humanity is largely under her control, there are ‘outliers’ that Charlotte has been dealing with, who can override her programming.
Two Charlotte’s: Charlotte is seen having some sort of confrontation with Bernard , who had spent the past seven years evaluating every possible scenario before finding ‘a path’ to the human race being saved, while another shot shows two different Charlotte’s
The first outlier was Caleb (Aaron Paul), who has been on the road with Maeve (Thandiwe Newton).
It was revealed at the end of last week’s episode that there have been 278 versions of Caleb, with the end showing the 279th version being created.
The Westworld Season 4 finale, Que Sera, Sera, airs on Sunday, August 14 on HBO.
Maeve: The first outlier was Caleb (Aaron Paul), who has been on the road with Maeve (Thandiwe Newton)
Finale: The Westworld Season 4 finale, Que Sera, Sera, airs on Sunday, August 14 on HBO