Westworld Season 2, Episode 7 “Les Écorchés”
Writers: Jordan Goldberg and Ron Fitzgerald
Director: Nicole Kassell
Runtime: 59 minutes
Content Warnings: TV-MA: Adult Language
Synopsis: Strike the match.
We have bonus video today, as the Westworld twitter account released a new teaser (really more of a late season trailer) with new footage from the final episodes of the season!
— Westworld (@WestworldHBO) June 3, 2018
We see more of Ford and Bernard interacting – I assume this is still in the Cradle, but it’s difficult to tell without the aspect ratio. Bernard mentions all the hosts are going to the same place and asks what’s at the end of Ford’s story. There are scenes of fighting and destruction inside the Mesa which we will certainly see tonight, but we also see confrontations between old William and both Maeve and Dolores. There is a scene with Maeve on what looks like a stretcher with Dolores by her side, so it seems Maeve will take on some extensive damage in an upcoming episode.
We even see Ford and William in a bar together, and Ford slides him what could be a card key – to a door perhaps? William looks like he is in his formal wear from the gala, so this may be a flashback and not Ford in a new body. At the end, Ford tells Bernard, “The passage from one world to the next requires bold steps.” Then we see the image of Bernard shooting a machine gun that was in one of the earlier trailers. Has he sided with the hosts at last?