Even though Westworld isn’t always the simplest show to follow, especially when there are time jumps like the one between Seasons 3 and 4, the actors are more than willing to fill in the blanks with absurd scenarios that somehow manage to sound entirely plausible.
Wright and Hemsworth, who have been part of the HBO series since its debut, shared their favorite, craziest theories with the show’s hosts to explain what has been going on with them since fans last saw them.
Luke Hemsworth and Jeffrey Wright Discuss irrational “Westworld” Season 4 theories
Wright and Hemsworth don’t make an appearance in Season 4 until the third episode, when Bernard awakens from The Sublime after exploring every scenario imaginable to determine which one will prevent total anarchy.
Stubbs kept a close eye on Bernard as he did this in accordance with his protocol, which the former had modified in Season 3 to mean that his fellow host protects him at all costs.
However, a significant amount of time has passed between the two seasons, raising the question of what Stubbs did to pass the time. Both actors acknowledged they had come up with their own theories.
Hemsworth jokingly said, “Stubbs [was] just doing push ups you know.” “Stubbs is interesting; I believe his path to consciousness has been unique from everyone else’s, and he’s… I believe that up until this point, he was content to just sort of go along with things as they were, but now that things are finally starting to change, he is becoming increasingly frustrated with being kept in the dark.
The actor who plays Bernard Lowe in Season 4 of “Westworld,” Jeffrey Wright, talked about the character’s clairvoyance in the new episodes.
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The opportunity to play around with that a little bit and, you know, broaden the scope of the universe in which we live is exciting. He hasn’t experienced the sudden awakening that everyone else appears to have.
Hemsworth continued his joke by saying: “We would talk a little bit about Stubbs while Bernard, you know, disengages and heads off into The Sublime, [we said] that Stubbs was like an NPC, kind of on this very limited loop around the hotel room,” as Wright, who could hardly contain his laughter, continued.
“Perhaps going out to the car to check it, opening the door, closing it, coming back, bouncing on the wall, going to the tub to have a beer, doing that circuit for years!”
Hemsworth joined in on the laughter as Wright remarked, “I thought it was a pretty cool image. I just wanted a little basketball ring [on set] and a bunch of scrunched up paper there about six foot high!”
Due to Bernard’s experience in The Sublime, which allowed him to experience every possible scenario, he will be able to accurately predict what will happen and when during his journey with Stubbs in Season 4.
He must attempt to set off a series of events in a specific sequence in order to create the future in which everyone survives what Season 4 has in store for them in order to save humanity from extinction.
According to Wright, who discussed the new episodes of the show’s clairvoyant character Bernard, “I think Bernard has updated the software and he’s emerging toward a greater independence, greater freedom, and greater clarity, and I think that’s timely for Bernard because he’s spent a lot of previous seasons a bit in the dark, or in the shadows.”
“He’s extremely clear now… However, I believe that his powers have limitations, and perhaps even some burdens, so it is still a process for him and a delicate journey.
And, in the end, I believe that he is still, in some ways, on the same journey that he has been on [since Season 1], which is a journey toward freedom for himself, as well as for his fellow hosts and, to some extent, for the other “hosts” in Westworld, those being the humans, because there are blurred lines between those, as well as blurred lines within the show and outside of it.
“Because Bernard has recently taken on the responsibility of attempting to free everyone, our show is now more and more a show about the world in which we live. That’s all there is, just a small task.
In order to accomplish that, he must first meet the mysterious C, a new character (Aurora Perrineau).
When asked about what fans can anticipate from Bernard and Stubbs’ time with the new character, Wright, who is skilled at avoiding spoilers, simply stated: “Well, we’re going on a little journey of discovery at the heart of Westworld.”
What awaits their characters will be “mind-bending,” according to Hemsworth, and Wright concurred: “Yeah. Who are these people, exactly? As the season goes on, hopefully, the answer to that question will become clear, and what a wild ride it will be.