‘Westworld’: A Simple Guide to What’s Going On Before Season 4

did you start it new season from HBO western world and found that you have no idea what each character is doing? What do you want? It doesn’t help that the previous main character – Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) – seems like a completely different person now. A human, not an innkeeper, from the infamous Westworld amusement park.

At least some of it can be explained by that end of season 3. Let’s dive into everything that happened and get you back online.

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Aaron Paul in Westworld

Aaron Paul joined the Westworld cast in Season 3.


Caleb (Aaron Paul) joined the cast

Season 3 introduced us to Caleb Nichols (Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul), a war veteran haunted by the memory of losing his friend Francis in battle. In episode 1 we learned that he is a construction worker and petty criminal who takes jobs through an app. Upon meeting Dolores, he joined her on her mission.

Eventually we found out that Caleb is considered an “runaway” by a machine named Solomon and his successor Rehoboam. Because of this status, he underwent reconditioning therapy, a “treatment” that altered his memories. It was “effective,” according to Solomon, and Caleb was allowed to rejoin society. Not everyone was so lucky (more on that in the Pods section).

It is revealed that Caleb and Francis (played by rapper Kid Cudi) both survived the war and that Caleb was the one who killed Francis. Solomon offered each of them money to take out the other, and Francis turned on Caleb, forcing Caleb to shoot him. Another twist is that crime app Rico was designed for runaways like Caleb to round up other runaways.

Thandiwe Newton wears a white dress as Maeve in WestworldThandiwe Newton wears a white dress as Maeve in Westworld

Maeva is back.


Maeve and Caleb work together

Maeve reluctantly teamed up with a new character named Engerra and Serac in Season 3 after Serac told her that the key to the sublime – where Maeve’s daughter exists – lies in Dolores’ mind. Serac is a billionaire who created Rehoboam with his brother Jean Mi and served as Rehoboam’s mouthpiece. Serac and Rehoboam wanted the treasure trove of guest data being collected by Delos Incorporated, and they believed the key to it lay in Dolores’ mind as well.

In the Season 3 finale, Maeve switched sides at a pivotal moment, helping Dolores and Caleb. She said she understood why Dolores “chosen” Caleb to help her — not because of his capacity for violence, but because of his ability to choose. Dolores left Caleb to decide the future. He told Rehoboam to “carry out the last command” – using a new strategy given to him by Solomon – and brought about the apocalypse. More details on this big step below.

Aaron Paul and Evan Rachel Wood in WestworldAaron Paul and Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld

In the third episode of Westworld, Caleb and Dolores get to know each other better.


Dolores is no more. Maybe

In the Season 3 finale, Rehoboam destroyed the memories of Delores in order to find the key to the Delos data mentioned above. It wasn’t there. It sure looks like Dolores as we know her could be gone forever, but with this show, I’m not ruling out a possibility.

‘Charlotte Hale’ builds hosts

It’s not the end for this Dolores duplicate. Season 3 confirmed that Dolores made copies of herself (the “self” that exists in her bell or controller) and put them in the bodies of Charlotte, Musashi, Martin, and Lawrence. Pseudo-Charlotte helped Dolores by impersonating Hale, but she was eventually found out, and it cost her. The last time we saw the new Charlotte was in the post-credits scene of the finale, when she was joined by a host version of William, seemingly looking to set up more hosts.

Tessa Thompson stands in front of a large futuristic buildingTessa Thompson stands in front of a large futuristic building

Charlotte Hale (or a host version of her) arrives at Delos headquarters.


Host William replaced William

Season 3 was a bummer for William. Hallucinating on the daughter he’d murdered, he was duped by the new version of Charlotte and endured unconventional futuristic therapy. Coming out of all this, William explained that his “original sin” was to build hosts and he would wipe them all out. However, in the post-credits scene of the finale, William was mortally wounded by a different version of himself – one who is answering to the fake Charlotte.

A few humans are still inside those weird pods

Solomon revealed in Episode 7 that Caleb’s treatment only works for 1 in 10 people. So what happens to everyone else? Apparently, they are put to sleep in pods where they “are not even allowed to live or die,” as Caleb put it. In Episode 7, we saw what appear to be hundreds of eerie, gray human-sized containers.

Caleb ushered in… the apocalypse

So back to that whole apocalypse thing. When Caleb made his last move in the Season 3 finale, he said he was doing it to give the world a choice, just like Dolores did for him. The show switches to Bernard, who sheds some much-needed light on Dolores’ intentions and the aftermath of Caleb’s move: “She wasn’t trying to exterminate the human race. She tried to save her,” Bernard said. “Whatever will happen will always happen. Serac and his brother just stopped it. Mankind has never reckoned with its own sins.” He added, “Our world had to burn down before we could be free.”

So the billing is done now. Stubbs, who was with Bernard in this scene, called it the apocalypse, and Bernard didn’t correct him. At the end of the finale (before the credits roll), we see Caleb and Maeve looking out over some skyscrapers being rocked by explosions.

Jeffrey Wright in the Westworld finaleJeffrey Wright in the Westworld finale

Bernard played by Jeffrey Wright.


Bernard is on his way to the sublime

Bernard, not Delores, holds the key to the Sublime, the place occupied by hosts including Maeve’s daughter. In the season 3 finale, Bernard used it and announced that he was searching for an answer to what comes after the end of the world.

We may see Engerraund Serac’s brother Jean Mi in Season 4

We saw Jean Mi in the season 3 flashbacks and it is implied that he was in one of the pods we saw in the penultimate episode. In the Season 3 finale, Engerraund basically admitted that he podded (pod-ded?) his brother at the direction of Rehoboam. Maybe we’ll see him again when the show gets back to those chill capsules?

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