OMG! OMG! OMG! The writers are fng genius! But I can' keep up!!
As we all await Episode 8 - I have some observations on characters and questions on dialogue that stand out and seem puzzling. These are based on "looking for those "subtleties" that Ford speaks of - you know the ones that have made us 'fall in love with' this show. Your thoughts are welcome:
TEDDY (Ep 1):
Why does Teddy ride the train into Sweetwater with the guests.?
Why does Clemintine proposition Teddy? We have been told that the role of the hosts is to satisfy the guests ...
Why can't Teddy pull the trigger on MiB's head but can shoot him in the back?
I wrote a lengthy theory on the Dolores Bernard interviews being back when Bernard first started that you can read about on my homepage if you are interested.
Can't wait for Sunday!
Thoughts on Elsie - I am wondering if Stubbs was the one who grabs her in the theatre - not out of violence, but to protect her. I think Stubbs knows more than we are seeing. He seems like a white hat to me. He may have been a bit irritated that Elsie allowed Maeve to go back to work after he told the analysis guy to have her decommissioned. (Elsie asks the guy "are you with QA?" and then seems to dismiss the request and merely makes some adjustments to Maeve and rotates her back in.
We see alot of "human' mistakes ...
I think Ford had an abusive childhood. His drunken father obviously force-fed him milk while yelling "you're a growing boy!!" LOL
Seriously, I think he is human - though I like your thoughts on his robot-ness. One thing that doesn't add up is his age -- he seems older than he should be.
Funny too that references to his brother are few (only 2 I think) but his comment that his father said "the world owes you nothing so he created his own world" seems ligit.
I am on board with the Logan - MiB theory ... remember that Logan has a sister and we find out from a guest that MiB must have a foundation that somehow supports women when the guest says it "saved my sister's ...."
All I know is I am beginning to feel like I'm coming unraveled over all this!!!
My first thought was that the white church could be buried there --
after reviewing it further - this desert scene could be a flashback in which we are seeing Ford conceptualizing the white church before he builds it ... since he references using the imagination so much to the child Robert.
We don't know if Dolores is seeing the past or the future?
Yes - she is indeed becoming more conscious - more of a superintelligent AI ... but I feel it is Abernathy who is making the voices - I believe it was Abernathy's voice that says "find me" in Ep. 5 and Dolores says "show me how"
But interesting that the last thing Arnold tells her before he dies 34 years ago is thats he is going to help him (Arnold) destroy this place.
Interesting too that Ford seems to tear-up when he tells her that they are not at all "old friends" ... perhaps enemies - perhaps Dolores came inbetween Ford's love for Arnold.
Another quote ""Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them" George Eliot -- Dolores hears this in her mind in a scene in Ep. 5 - I believe she here's these quotes because in the early days the robots were read to in order to help them develope language skills. They were probably read the classics.
Her father Peter Abernathy - quoted Shakespeare, etc. - Ford says because in an earlier Park storyline he was "The Professor" maybe Dolores was also his daughter in this storyline as she does mention to Bernard in one of their sessions that Alice in Wonderland "is alot like all the other books we've read"