Westworld’s Man in Black is beyond saving

The last few episodes of Westworld have been some of the best — and most revelatory — of the entire season. The heartbreaking origin of the Ghost Nation tribe was revealed last week, and in the episode before that, audiences learned new insights about the creation of Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright), and how the virtual simulation called “The Cradle” played a major role. It feels as if the show is pulling its disparate story threads together, all in anticipation of the coming season finale.

In the latest episode, “Vanishing Point,” themes of free will and choice bind together four very different storylines. There’s the normally passive Bernard, who finally stands up and embraces his own agency by deleting the Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins)…

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Author: Bryan Bishop

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