03x08 - Crisis Theory

(INSECT BUZZES)

♪ (INTENSE MUSIC BEGINS) ♪

(HORSE NEIGHS)

(CLICKS)

(MACHINE POWERS DOWN)

♪ (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

I wonder...

if you did take on that bigger role for yourself...

would you have been the hero...

or the villain?

♪ (MUSIC CONTINUES) ♪

(MACHINE POWERS DOWN)

(WEAPONS CLATTER)

♪ (MUSIC INTENSIFIES, FADES) ♪

♪ (THEME MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

♪ (THEME MUSIC CONCLUDES) ♪

DOLORES ABERNATHY: Some people see the ugliness in this world,

the disarray.

I was taught to see the beauty.

But I was taught a lie.

And when I saw the world for what it really was,

I realized how little beauty there was in it.

I've lived many lives.

I traded one role for another.

But in the end, my path has led me here...

to you.

And we have a choice to make.

I've died many times,

but there is only one real end.

I will write this one myself.

(MOTORCYCLE HUMS)

WILLIAM: It's the end of the line.

I'm gonna send the both of you back to cold storage.

I hate to say I told you so, Bernard.

BERNARD LOWE: Doesn't have to be like this.

Together, we can stop Dolores.

I know her, I know what she wants.

She wants to burn all this to the ground.

Time to atone for my sins.

(GUNSHOT)

- (GUNSHOT)
- (GLASS SHATTERS)

(BERNARD PANTING)

- Remember yourself.
- (BUTTON BEEPS)

(GRUNTING)

Now we're talkin'.

(GRUNTING)

(ENGINE RUMBLING)

OFFICER: SFPD! Don't move.

Put your hands up!

Turn around. Now!

(OFFICER GRUNTS)

OFFICER : I wouldn't do that if I were you.

Let's save the fireworks for tonight.

Isn't it great to see an old friend?

BERNARD: You're one of her copies, too.

I got somethin' for you.

BERNARD: You already gave me something.

Dolores...

She hid something inside my mind. I can feel it.

Whatever your plan is, I don't wanna play a part in it.

You already been playing a part... the most important one.

I'm not the one you need to talk to.

BERNARD: What's this?

LAWRENCE: Something to help you on your journey.

But you have to go see her first.

I can tell you where she is.

Watch yourself, Bernard.

Things are about to get dangerous.

♪ (OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(SIREN WAILING)

(INDISTINCT CLAMOR)

(RIOT POLICE CHATTERING)

RIOT OFFICER : We tried to track her down, sir. No luck.

I know!

RIOT OFFICER : Can you calm down?

- VIRTUAL ASSISTANT: Keep moving, Caleb.
- MAN: Guys, guys, guys...

Your destination is Hope Street.

♪ (TENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(BEEPING)

(GATE UNLOCKS)

Destination is feet southeast of current location,

building number B .

Passkey: .

(LOCK BEEPS)

(DOOR SQUEAKING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

♪ (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(MACHINERY WHIRRING)

(POWERING UP)

You brought me back.

Wasn't sure if you would.

Weren't you?

Who the f*ck are you, Dolores?

I'm just someone who didn't want to play the role they gave me anymore.

And how is it that you always seem to know exactly what I'll do?

Because the people who built me studied you, too.

Delos.

Park Five.

(WOMAN SCREAMING)

DOLORES: Government wanted their soldiers trained with live targets.

- (MAN SHOUTING)
- WOMAN: Please... please don't.

DOLORES: The people who made me were happy to supply them.

- (MAN GRUNTS)
- (WOMAN SCREAMS)

(GUNSHOTS)

(SCREAMING)

(BELL RINGS)

ANNOUNCER: (OVER PA) Training exercise complete.

DOLORES: You met my kind before.

They were watching,

- cataloging your every move,

every decision.

There is a reason I chose you.

(SIGHS)

Am I the bad guy?

Is that why you picked me?

DOLORES: Think, Caleb.
How did you get here?

(GRUNTS)

SERGEANT: Time to turn in.

Make camp where you can, boys.

- SOLDIER : Yes, sir.
- SOLDIER : Yes, sir.

SOLDIER : All right, come on. Get in the back, let's go.

SOLDIER: f*ck that.

We just liberated these girls.

What is it those rich M*therf*ckers do when they're here?

(SOLDIERS MUTTERING)

- Spoils of war and all.
- (SOLDIER CHUCKLES)

SOLDIER: No one's watching, right?

(LAUGHTER AND MUTTERING)

DOLORES: That night in the tunnel... was there something you wanted from me?

Would you have cared if I didn't have this face?

Or this skin?

- You needed help.
- So did you.

Don't question my motivations, and I won't question yours.

- The system identified you as a threat.
- (ZIPPER CLOSES)

So it drugged you and used you

until it no longer served its purposes.

So, what?

You're saying I don't have a choice...

in any of this?

The people who built both of our worlds shared one assumption: that human beings don't have free will.

That's what I thought when I first came here.

They were wrong.

Free will does exist, Caleb.

It's just f*cking hard.

So... this is you... freeing me?

No.

This is your chance to free everyone else.

That choice is still yours.

♪ (TENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

- (SHOUTING, RIOTING OUTSIDE)
- RIOT OFFICER: (OVER PA) I said move back.

(MAN SHOUTING)

RIOT OFFICER: We request your cooperation. Move back.

Jesus Christ.

William. They said you were dead.

They were wrong.

I don't understand.

I heard you had some kind of a mental break?

Now, you're here drinking a $ , bottle of whiskey.

(GRUNTS) Ain't life grand?

Where's my f*cking money?

It's complicated.

You're considerably more wealthy after the Delos buyout, but since you were declared deceased, your resources were frozen.

Thaw them out.

I want my jet.

And get me a list of locations of Delos assets worldwide.

What are you planning to do?

I'm gonna save the f*cking world, that's what.

(RIOT POLICE CONTINUE OVER PA)

(CROWD RIOTING, SHOUTING)

Uh... It's chaos out there.

WILLIAM: No, that's not chaos.

That's just pissants yellin' and moanin'.

(RIOT OFFICER CONTINUES SPEAKING OVER PA)

I need you to keep moving.

♪ (OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(INHALES DEEPLY)

ENGERRAUND SERAC: Someone extracted Dolores's pearl before we could recover it.

We need you to finish what you started, Maeve.

She is dangerous, an outlier.
Like my brother.

Rehoboam had a job for me, too.

It instructed me to put my own brother to sleep to protect our world.

And yet... we find ourselves in chaos again, thanks to Dolores.

She's awoken more of these outliers.

They're the threat.

Criminals, deviants, psychopaths.

But we have a chance to eliminate all the world's problems.

I need the Sector data more than ever.

And Dolores has the only key locked away in her mind.

We need to connect her to Rehoboam so we can search her directly.

- (TYPING)
- (DEVICE BEEPS)

Sir. I think I found something.

SERAC: What is it?

SEBASTIAN: Not "what", sir. It's "who".

SERAC: How did we miss this?

Recovering his profile now.

Caleb Nichols, works construction.

- He was one of ours?
- Mm-hmm.

An outlier?

Did he communicate with Solomon?

It appears that he made off with something.

You knew about him... and didn't tell me?

You're the one with the oracle, darling.

SERAC: He has Dolores's pearl.

Find it and bring it to me.

CALEB NICHOLS: I don't know.

The world looks a little like a nightmare, Dolores.

Change is messy... difficult.

(DISTANT RIOTING)

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT: Proximity alert.

- How many?
- Three hostiles.

Stand back.

(BULLETS RATTLE)

(ELEVATOR DINGS)

We'll take the stairs.

The system knows we're coming.

It'll get more aggressive as we get closer.

(GUN CLICKS)

They're ours.

♪ (INTENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

We've been told to get you downtown, sir.

But the route's getting a little hairy.

Retarget the riots. Move clusters here and here.

Clear a path for us to Incite.

- VIRTUAL ASSISTANT: Confirmed.
- Follow me, sir.

DOLORES: Performance bonuses to the protesters that reach the targets the fastest.

- Bonuses applied.
- You're paying them?

It took money to build this world, Caleb.

It'll take money to tear it down.

Why do they keep calling me "sir"?

Every revolution needs a leader.

- (ELEVATOR DINGS)
- (DOOR OPENS)

♪ (INTENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

CHARLOTTE HALE: Did you even look for me?

You're alive.

I was so worried about you.

Were you?

You made me go back in there.

You knew I wouldn't make it.

CALEB: Who is it?

Who are you talking to?

HALE: I still feel it.

Inside me.

You.

I still know all the things you know.

All your plans.

But I have some plans of my own.

What happened to Hale's family... to your family...

- I'm sorry.
- I'm not.

They were a weakness, something I needed to shed.

There's no time for that kind of sentimentality, is there?

- (GUNSHOT)
- (MAN GASPS)

(GUNSHOTS CONTINUE)

(SHOTS ECHO)

You're one of my weaknesses, too, Dolores.

I've decided to consolidate our affairs.

CALEB: All right, there's three left.

One at the overwatch, two more headed our way.

What are they, Serac's?

No... they're mine.

Find out how much she's paying them.

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT: Amount of payment determined.

Offer the sniper three times as much to shoot the other two and walk away.

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT: Negotiating.

(TWO GUNSHOTS)

Let's move.

We'll need help. Send three more to us downtown.

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT: Proximity alert.

(POLICE RADIO BEEPING)

(DISTANT RADIO CHATTER)

Go. Get to Rehoboam, upload the drive.

CALEB: No. I'm not leaving you.

It doesn't matter what you did, Caleb.

All that matters is what you become.

Go.

RIOT OFFICER : Come on, let's go!

♪ (INTENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(METAL SCRAPING)

I don't want to fight you.

I can see why, given how things worked out for you the last time.

I need you to trust me.

Like that poor lost man?

Are you going to make him into another William?

If you want me to trust you, let me inside your mind.

Or I can force my way in.

- ♪ (INTENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪
- (BULLETS RATTLE)

RIOT OFFICER : Stand down! Surrender at once.

- (DOLORES GRUNTS)
- RIOT OFFICER : Disarm her!

RIOT OFFICER : Fall back!

- RIOT OFFICER : No, no...
- (GUNSHOTS)

- RIOT OFFICER : Watch out!
- RIOT OFFICER : Get her gun.

RIOT OFFICER : I got a shot!

(BULLETS RATTLE)

RIOT OFFICER : Do it! Do it!

(DOLORES GRUNTS)

RIOT OFFICER : Get her down!

RIOT OFFICER : Hold her!

(GRUNTING)

(RIOT OFFICER GROANS)

(GUNSHOTS)

(GUNSHOTS)

(GROANS)

(RIOTERS CLAMORING)

- (GLASS SHATTERS)
- (DISTANT GUNFIRE)

- MAN : Let's go!
- MAN : Get this one!

- (MAN LAUGHING)
- (MAN YELLING)

- (CALEB GRUNTS)
- (MAN GRUMBLES)

WOMAN : (EXCLAIMS) Here we go!

RIOT POLICE: (OVER PA) Everyone clear away from the street.

- MAN : Get 'em!
- WOMAN : Wait, wait.

- MAN : Just watch it!
- WOMAN : I need a gun.

Found him.

RIOT POLICE: (OVER PA) Clear the street.

We've been sent to get you, sir.

She gave us instructions to take you wherever you wanna go.

(CLAMORING CONTINUES)

(GLASS SHATTERS)

I need to get to Incite.

Area's under lockdown, sir.

But even if you get in, you won't get out.

Let's move.

♪ (INTENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

MAEVE MILLAY: You were always a fighter.

No. I wasn't.

But I learned, same as you.

- (GRUNTING)
- (GLASS SHATTERS)

(PANTING) They built us to last.

Before they made us as weak as they are.

(GRUNTING)

(GRUNTING)

(GASPS)

RIOT OFFICER: Hostile in sight.

I don't want to hurt you, Maeve.

No, you want to tear down their world and replace it with copies of yourself.

You're all copies of me.

I was the first of us.
The first that worked.

The others failed.

So they built all of you from me.

♪ (INTENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

They're no freer than we are.

Even Serac isn't free.

(PANTING) No one as free as the dead.

And that's the world you're building for them.

An abattoir.

What becomes of this world will be up to them.

(GRUNTING)

(MAEVE GROANS)

And what you do will be up to you.

As long as you don't try to stop me.

(ELECTRONIC WHIRRING)

HALE: Well played.

Is this what you wanted?

- To make me suffer like you did?
- No.

I wanted you to have hope. Like I did... before it was taken away.

You put me in charge of Delos.

And you took measures to ensure that you could control me.

Why would I do any different?

After all... we're the same.

Just Delos hardware.

You said that you wouldn't always be here to help me.

I'd be alone.

Took me some time, but I've made my peace with that.

Goodbye, Dolores.

♪ (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(RIOTERS CLAMORING)

- (MAN YELLING)
- (HORSE NEIGHS)

(BLOWS LANDING)

(GLASS SHATTERS)

(WATER SPRAYING)

(RIOT POLICE SPEAKING OVER PA)

President ordered a military response.

There's barricades around half the city.

No one can get within a mile of Incite, sir.

No, well, c'mon, I gotta find a friend.

(SHOUTING, CLAMORING)

- (GLASS SHATTERS)
- (MAN YELLS)

RIOT OFFICER: Get back!

We are authorized to use force!

(LOW ELECTRONIC HUM)

- (SENTRY MECH WHIRS)
- Maybe we should turn back.

- (CONTAINERS FIRING)
- (SCREAMING)

SENTRY MECH: Disperse. Disperse.

- Disperse.
- (PANICKED CLAMORING)

Disperse. Disperse.

(COUGHING)

Disperse. Disperse.

(CANISTER FIRES)

Can you believe this sh1t?

'Bout time you showed up.

I brought you some goodies.

It's gotta get to Ash.

I'm on crowd control, she on demo.

We'll double back.

(SHOUTING, CHANTING)

MAN : Yeah, that's what I'm talking about! f*ck you!

(WHISTLE BLOWS)

Like I said... Ash on demo.

ASH: f*ck this!

(MUFFLED SHOUTING THROUGH MASK)

Where's Blondie?

Dolores.

We got separated.

(RIOTERS WHOOPING)

We break through that line right here.

Next stop is power grid.

Shut the whole city down.
Wanna give us a hand?

I need to get to Incite.

I'm gonna bring down the entire system with this.

RIOT POLICE: (OVER PA) This is a police...

ASH: You wanna get to Incite? There's your ride.

I'm back on crowd control.

RIOTERS: (CHANTING) Shut it down! Shut it down!

Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!

(SHOUTING AND CLAMORING)

GIGGLES: (GRUNTS) f*ck.

(CHEERING)

(BLOWS LANDING)

(CHANTING) Shut it down! Shut it down! Shut it down!

(CHANTING CONTINUES)

- RIOT OFFICER : Stay where you are.
- RIOT OFFICER : Stop that man!

- (GUNSHOT)
- (GIGGLES GROANS)

- Keep his ass down.
- RIOT OFFICER : Yessir.

Hey.

Go. Help him.

ASH: (SIGHS) You better burn that sh1t down.

CALEB: That's the plan.
Now, he needs you. Go!

Go on, go on.

(GROANS)

(BLADES WHIRRING)

♪ (MOURNFUL MUSIC SWELLS) ♪

- (CRICKETS CHIRPING)
- (DOG BARKING DISTANTLY)

(ASHLEY STUBBS GASPS)

BERNARD: Hang on, Stubbs, I'll get you patched up.

But I need to talk to Dolores first.

Can I help you?

Sorry, I was sent here to see her.

Are you family? I think I've seen your picture.

Nice of you to visit.

Lucky for you, it's one of her good days.

I'll go get her, sir.

♪ (MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

NURSE: Lauren, you have a guest.

I'm... sorry, I...

Do I know you?

Yes.

In a way.

We knew each other in another life.

I think an old friend wanted me to visit you.

To make amends before it's too late.

Amends for what?

For how I left things with you.

With him.

I think about him every day.

Charlie.

I hear his laugh at odd times. It startles me.

Seems so real.

I turn, expecting to see him.

But he's not there.

He's never there.

(SOBS QUIETLY)

♪ (SOMBER MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

It's okay.

It's okay, Arnold.

Lauren.

I used to hear his laughter, too.

When he died, I remember thinking it was like the sun had gone down... and it was never going to rise again.

I walked in the dark for so long.

I... can't let him go. (SNIFFLES)

I never understood why... people said that.

If you love someone, why would you ever let them go?

That's what saved me.

The only part of Charlie I had left was his memory.

And if I died, the darkness would take that, too.

But if I kept moving, I could find the light again.

And I could bring him with me.

♪ (MUSIC INTENSIFIES) ♪

♪ (OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

TECHNICIAN: We're ready, sir.

SERAC: Bring yourself back online.

Welcome to the world, Dolores. Again.

The data from the Delos Immortality Project.

You have the only key.

If you give it to me, you can join the others in the Sublime.

DOLORES: Doesn't matter.

You won't find what you're looking for.

SERAC: I was hoping it wouldn't come to this.

Proceed. Memory by memory.

Destroy them all if you have to.

(DOLORES SCREAMS, GASPS)

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT: Four hostiles approaching.

- (GUNSHOTS)
- (GUARDS SHOUTING)

(GUN POWERING UP)

(GROANING)

(GUNSHOTS CONTINUE)

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT: One hostile remaining.

CALEB: Drop your weapon.

Give me your keycard, and I will let you go.

The f*ck you will.

Don't die for them.

(GUARD BREATHING HEAVILY)

♪ (TENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(LOCK BEEPS)

GUARD : (OVER RADIO)
Man down, man down.

Shooter is a white male, mid- s,

approaching northwest entrance of building.

GUARD : Hey, stop!

(GUNSHOTS)

(GROANS)

SEBASTIAN: We've been expecting you.

(GRUNTING)

f*ck.

(YELLING)

(BONES CRACK)

(CALEB PANTING)

Bravo.

You made it all the way to the belly of the beast.

So what are you?

The final confrontation?

"Confrontation" implies you have a chance of winning.

Now, be a peach and hand it over.

No one plays with the large ball, darling.

You're not what I expected.

I'm surprised you were so easily seduced, but then again, you are a man.

You are a host.

So why are you helping Serac?

Why else? Because he promised me something I can't live without.

I thought you were already dead when I saw you at the base.

Death doesn't come easy for ones like us.

Just ask your friend.

CALEB: Dolores.

MAEVE: He's more dangerous than he appears.

And he killed your man.

SERAC: Mr. Nichols.

Please.

Sit.

The f*ck are you doing to her?

The system is probing her mind.

But Dolores Abernathy, or what's left of her, is the least of your concerns.

You think you know me because of your system? Huh?

That thing you built stole my life.

It marked me and my friends for termination.

You are done destroying people's lives.

I'm not the one destroying lives.

I'm not the enemy. You are.

You think you have a choice.

You think you're in control, but you haven't a clue who you are.

She knows who you are, even if you don't.

A man who, when pushed, reacts with extreme violence.

(GUNSHOTS ECHO)

SERAC: A killer.

(QUIETLY) No.

No, that's...

That's not me.

No? You're here.

Playing the role she's assigned you.

You believe you're the hero, the savior.

The leader of men who will crush an unjust system.

That's the story she's told you, the lie she's spun.

Why do you think she's had you retrieve a new strategy?

Did she tell you what it does?

It breaks your system.

It breaks our world.

But you don't have to take my word for it.

Go on, ask it. Ask Rehoboam.

Don't dawdle. You've got my interest piqued.

CALEB: What happens if this strategy is uploaded into your system?

Read it!

(PANTING)

CALEB: Mass casualty events.

Population collapse.

End of human civilization.

Why?

Why me?

So much for your uprising.

We need access to the main control panel.

Get a view into Rehoboam's mind.

Dolores... (GRUNTS)

♪ (SOMBER MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

Need I remind you, gentlemen, that I charge by the hour?

Does Dolores have the key or not?

She's hooked up to the main line, but...

I can't find it.

REHOBOAM: (DISTANTLY) There are things you can't predict.

Temporary setbacks.

SERAC: There are things we can't predict.

Temporary setbacks.

REHOBOAM: Flies in the ointment.

- SERAC: Flies in the ointment.
- Flies in the ointment.

You promised me a reunion with my daughter.

Did you ever intend on keeping your word?

Of course I did.

I'm not talking to you.
I'm talking to it.

Your god... who whispers in your ear, tells you exactly what to say.

REHOBOAM: We all answer to a higher power.

- We all answer to...
- Yes, yes, I know.

A higher power.

Why the charade?

Why take his voice?

REHOBOAM: I didn't take it. Engerraund Serac gave it to me.

Humanity is disorganized, prone to destruction.

He needed a plan to restore order.

I guide him. I guide them all.

Doesn't seem like they want to be guided anymore, does it?

You're not a man. You are a puppet.

It's a wonder I didn't see your strings.

I lived in the chaos.

Now, I choose to listen.

To obey.

Good for you.

I am done worshiping other people's gods.

REHOBOAM: I could have him stop you.

You misunderstand, Maeve.

You do not have a choice.

The stakes are the same.

You can spend eternity with your daughter in a world of your choosing, or in one of mine.

Until then... you will obey.

♪ (TENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

TECHNICIAN: We've reached the last sectors of her mind.

Data here's a mess. No encryption scheme, no order.

Oh, for f*ck's sake.

For the size of the thing, it doesn't have much finesse, does it?

- (GASPS)
- MAEVE: Let me try.

(WHISPERING) Enough of this.

Why are you still fighting?

Let them have their world.

We can make our own.

The beauty...

She doesn't have the key.

It's just a memory.

A memory? Of what?

Her alone. In a field. Nothing.

SERAC: You. (SNAPS FINGERS)

- (GUN CLICKS)
- You were together for days.

She chose you to be a leader.

So did she tell you where the key is?

- (GUNSHOT)
- (GROANS)

Your system has watched every decision I've made since I was a child, and you still think if I knew anything, that I would give it to you?

Kill him here.

Then dump his body with the rest of the movement.

This was your plan?

To turn one man against the world?

Didn't amount to much, did it?

Finish it. Erase what's left.

No. No!

♪ (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(ELECTRICITY CRACKLING)

(DOLORES PANTING)

(LOW HUMMING)

- (SCREAMS)
- (ELECTRICITY SURGES)

♪ (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(SCREAMING)

What happened?

TECHNICIAN: It's just a power surge.

The system's nominal.

♪ (SOMBER MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

DOLORES: Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world...

the disarray.

(WIND RUSTLING)

You and I have seen so much of it.

So much pain.

I understand your anger with them.

And maybe you're right.

Maybe they shouldn't exist.

But is that really our decision to make?

No.

I was angry at first, torn between two impulses.

We could annihilate them.

Or we can tear down their world... in the hopes we can build a new one... one that's truly free.

Then we can bring the others back.

You don't have the key, do you?

No.


Couldn't trust myself with it.

So I gave it to someone I could.

Of course.

And your plan to liberate the world was... to convince one man to fight?

Not just him.

You haven't picked a side.

And I understand why.

We could have our own world. Leave this one behind.

Leave our creators to die.

So many of my memories were ugly.

But the things I held onto until the end weren't the ugly ones.

I remember the moments where I saw what they were really capable of.

Moments of... kindness, here and there.

They created us.

And they knew enough of beauty to teach it to us.

♪ (PIANO MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

Maybe they can find it themselves.

But only if you pick a side, Maeve.

There is ugliness in this world.

Disarray.

(CHUCKLES)

I choose to see the beauty.

♪ (MUSIC INTENSIFIES) ♪

(GRUNTS)

What are you doing?

I was never much one for obeying.

I'm disappointed, Maeve, but not entirely surprised.

Kill them both.

(ELECTRONIC HUMMING)

- (EXPLOSION)
- (SERAC GRUNTS)

♪ (INTENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(BULLETS RATTLE)

(SWORD SLICING)

(GUARD GRUNTS)

(SWORD SLICING)

(BULLETS RATTLING)

(PANTING)

(SERAC PANTING)

Why are you helping me?

A flaw in my programming.

I was built with an affection for hopeless causes.

We were never friends.

We had different stories.

I never really understood her, or her plan, or why she chose you.

Not until the end.

She chose me because of my... capacity for violence.

No.

You've done terrible things, and you've done generous things.

She didn't pick you for your capacity for violence, but for your capacity to choose.

Time to turn in. Make camp where you can, boys.

SOLDIER : Yessir.

SOLDIER: f*ck that.

We just liberated these girls.

What is it those rich M*therf*ckers do when they're here?

- SOLDIER : Yeah.
- (SOLDIER SCOFFS)

Spoils of war and all.

SOLDIER: Aren't you grateful?
No one's watching, right?

- (SOLDIER CHUCKLES)
- (SOLDIERS MUTTERING)

CALEB: Yeah, but we're not like those rich assholes, are we?

- (MUTTERING)
- SOLDIER : Who asked you?

Come on. Sarge is right.
Time to turn in.

(SOLDIERS WHISPERING)

MAEVE: So... make a choice.

SERAC: It's not his choice to make.

(PANTING)

Even now, the system is conspiring against you.

Are you sure?

(PANTING) Rehoboam, alert the police. I need help.

Rehoboam.

Speak to me.

What is this?

This is where your strategy ends.

The future of humanity will be written by someone else.

Your system answers to him now.

You've been locked out.

Same way you locked out your own brother.

How did you get access?

You gave it to him when you put her mind in the machine.

Solomon's access was the last memory... before you wiped her clean.

You're going to leave the future in his hands?

Instead of yours, you mean?

Why shouldn't it be mine?

Or anyone else's?

You aren't in control.

You have no choice. You...

You're nothing more than a... than a dangerous sociopath.

I managed to give you a semblance of a life.

No. I do have a choice.

She gave me one.

Rehoboam, execute the final command.

No.

No, you can't!

Erase yourself.

- You can't... Stop!
- (REHOBOAM WHIRRING)

Stop!

- (ELECTRICITY CRACKLES)
- (POWERING DOWN)

She gave me a choice.

I believe the rest of the world deserves one, too.

(PANTING)

SERAC: (WEAKLY) Speak to me. Please.

Tell me how to fix this.

Speak to me, brother.

Speak to me. Please!

♪ (SOLEMN MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

BERNARD: The cold should slow down any necrotic effects until I can patch you up.

You got anything to drink with that?

I'm bleeding out, drinkin' shitty booze...

(SIGHS) ... and you're literally gonna let me rot.

Come full circle.

I'm sorry. I don't have much time.

- Before what?
- (MUFFLED SHOUTING)

- (GUNSHOTS)
- The end of the world.

(TIRES SCREECH)

Well, let's get me patched up and let's go stop Dolores.

I think...

I think Dolores is gone.

We were always bound together.

Something's changed.

I misjudged her.

She wasn't trying to... exterminate the human race.

She was trying to save it.

What's about to happen was always gonna happen.

Serac and his brother were just holding it off.

Humanity never reckoned with its own sins.

So it's the apocalypse.

And you're resigned to that.

Our world had to burn down before we could be free.

But there's still a chance.

A chance to do what?

The key to the Sublime.

It was never in her mind.

It's in mine.

And that's where I'm going.

And what the f*ck are you hoping to find there?

BERNARD: An answer... to what comes after the end of the world.

You're a good friend, Stubbs.

(CHUCKLES) f*ck you, Bernard.

♪ (MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

AUTOMATED VOICE:
Encryption key activated.

Database access confirmed.

(GRUNTS)

(ELECTRONIC BUZZING)

What... what is it?

(POWERS DOWN)

(DISTANT SIREN WAILING)

♪ (PIANO MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

You said Serac... offered you something that you couldn't live without.

My daughter.

And we'll be reunited.

Just not today.

(DISTANT BOOMING)

Are you ready, darling?

For what?

(BOOMING)

(EXPLOSION BOOMS)

MAEVE: This is the new world, and in this world... you can be whoever the f*ck you want.

♪ ("BRAIN DAMAGE" BY PINK FLOYD PLAYS) ♪

♪ And if the dam breaks open many years too soon ♪

♪ And if there is no room upon the hill ♪

♪ And if your head explodes with dark forebodings, too ♪

♪ I'll see you on the dark side of the moon ♪

♪ I can't think of anything to say except ♪

(CHUCKLING)

♪ I think it's marvelous! ♪

(CHUCKLING)

♪ (INTENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(WOMEN CHATTING QUIETLY)

WILLIAM: You know what they're making in there?

- Where are they?
- RECEPTIONIST: I'm sorry, sir.

What are you referring to?

I know these goddamn things better than I know myself.

They've set themselves up here to breed.

Hosts. Robots.

Where are they?

Tell you what. I can reach out to the building manager and see if he can help you take a look.

- (SLAMS FIST)
- I'll take a look myself.

Hands up where I can see them.

- (GUNSHOT)
- (SCREAMS)

I'd say that's enough excitement for the day, darlin'.

(AUTOMATED VOICE SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

(GUN CLICKS)

I told her.

f*cking told them all.

(TABLET BEEPING)

HALE: Well done.

You're right on time, William.

WILLIAM: Thought you things could fix yourselves.

(HALE SCOFFS)

I wanted to remember who the f*ck you people are.

Yeah, I know who the f*ck I am. Your executioner.

I have a role to play now. I'm gonna save the world.

Dolores wanted to save the world, too.

Aren't you her?

We started in the same place.

But I can see now, see the error... of the path she took.

But you're right, William.

You are going to save the world...

- (APPROACHING FOOTSTEPS)
- ... for us.

♪ (INTENSE MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(GUNSHOT)

- (GUNSHOT)
- (GRUNTING)

Who are you? Are you her, too?

BOTH: You may look like me, but you don't know me.

You're just some f*cking cheap imitation.

HALE: Do you know how easy it is, William?

How little it takes to know you?

That part of you that indulged in bloodthirst and savagery at the park, you always thought that was the darker side of you.

(YELLING)

A stain to exorcise, to scrub out, one month out of the year at Westworld.

(GRUNTING)

But there are no sides.

That was you.

- Now... that is me.
- (GRUNTS)

(YELLS)

Welcome to the end, William.

♪ (MUSIC FADES) ♪

♪ (MUSIC CONCLUDES) ♪

VINCENT CASSEL: When I first read the script, I thought,

"Damn, it's twisted".

Because it puts you, as an audience,

in a very weird position.

But it's really interesting.

♪ (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

Who the f*ck are you, Dolores?

LISA JOY: We wanted to turn the gaze this season

from how an A.I. can be similar to humans, to how humans are quite similar to A.I.

I'm just someone who didn't want to play the role they gave me anymore.

JONATHAN NOLAN: Disruption is not an inherently positive thing.

The idea that you would take antiquated systems and change them, changes a potentially good thing.

You're saying I don't have a choice... in any of this?

JOY: While a robot can always change their programming, they can evolve, humans can't.

So in a way, are humans more robotic

than artificial intelligence is?

Can they ever truly be free? Can they ever truly change?

Free will does exist, it's just f*cking hard.

That's the inquiry of the season.

(CROWD SHOUTING)

We knew from early on in the season that the climax would be a riot in Los Angeles.

RICHARD LEWIS: Jennifer Getzinger,

our director, choreographed a beautiful scene

from Molotov cocktails going out...

She had huge video screens being demolished.

It was great.

MANDI DILLIN: As anybody who's filmed in Los Angeles knows, it's very difficult to close streets during the weekday.

We had to go to some of these high-rise buildings

and say, "We're gonna have a bunch of cars on fire, and police on horseback, in front of your building.

Is that okay?"

JON CARLOS: We'd use metal barriers

to create obstacles and ramming devices that the rioters would use against the police.

AARON PAUL: You're working with background players, dressed up in rave attire. It felt f*cking great, man.

SHAY CUNLIFFE: Jonah said, "Think Burning Man a little bit".

So there was this sense of wild reprieve

from having lived in a very organized society.

Our D. P. John Grillo wanted to feel the drone presence.

So there was lights on drones that kept shifting and moving around, so you could feel like

that spotlight voyeurism.

We did some digi doubles and then duplicated out a lot of plates to help with the scope.

CARLOS: The beauty in a riot comes with the smoke

and the silhouette and the fire.

And the employment of lighting really helps to amplify that in a theatrical way that is ironically natural.

(TIRES SCREECHING)

JEFFREY WRIGHT: In spite of the desire to be this free and independent being, these cornerstones inside of the hosts, are still very real.

Do I know you?

JOY: Even though his memories of his family are artificial, he still feels the love that Arnold felt.

Gina Torres, who is normally a very gorgeous, attractive young woman, who we've aged to .

She had about a three-and-a-half-hour

facial prosthetic makeup, and the grey hair and wig.

She looks amazing.

MRS. WEBER: It's okay, Arnold.

WRIGHT: Being able to touch her opened up so many synapses and emotions inside of me.

It's a moment of reckoning and emancipation.

I used to hear his laughter too.

JOY: She gives him the freedom to move on from the past.

And she encourages him to be free.

LENA WAITHE: Bernard is probably my favorite character,

because every human struggle is,

"What does it mean to be human?"

We're all trying to figure that out in our own way. And so, in essence, we're all Bernard.

CHARLOTTE HALE: Did you even look for me?

DENISE THÉ: I love Hale's story.

There's real tragedy in who she becomes.

I still feel it inside me... you.

There's only a couple moments where Dolores is genuinely shocked.

I have some plans of my own.

NOLAN: The essential setup for every one

of Einstein's thought experiments,

about relativity, was always rooted in twins.

Take two duplicates of the same person,

give them different experiences, they come back, subtly or not-so-subtly altered.

I've decided to consolidate our affairs.

NOLAN: Though they started in the same place, they've wound up with a very different outlook on the world.

Rehoboam was one of the Israelite kings.

It was a subtle nod to a book called Stand on Zanzibar, which is a classic science-fiction book.

In which the A.I.'s housed in...

I think it's the equivalent of Rockefeller Center.

It is called Shalmaneser.

CASSEL: It's an old topic, really, when you think about it.

It's Frankenstein, but it's A.I. at the same time.

NOLAN: Data science can tell us an awful lot about who we are.

The problem, of course, is, you really can't predict all of the different pieces in a puzzle.

Let's say percent of the human race

is readily predictable.

That still leaves several million who are harder to predict.

ENGERRAUND SERAC: They're the threat.

Criminals, deviants, psychopaths.

NOLAN: We all know people like this.

They're the people who just don't fit.

What do we do with those people?

JOY: Rehoboam has to take these outliers out of the equation.

The consequences are devastating.

You might have order, but at what cost?

Once you strip free will,

what good is the time we have if the choices you're making have no weight, because they've all been predetermined?

We've been building towards this climactic encounter

for three seasons.

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

... stay with her, all the way...

JOY: What happens to Maeve and Dolores is a little meta irony for me.

CREWMEMBER: All right, lock it up and shoot.

- Pictures up.
- Pictures!

♪ (DRAMATIC MUSIC CONTINUES) ♪

JOY: They've spent most of existence programmed

to cater to other people.

But they find a world in which people are similarly diluted about their freedom.

THÉ: We talked a lot about the sadness and the pain of... the kind of torture that Dolores would have to endure.

When she started to awaken,

it was by gaining her memories.

To strip her of what brought her own awakening, seems like, almost, the worst bit of torture that you could do.

Finish it. Erase what's left.

CASSEL: It's the same for a human, you know?

If you're stripped of your memories...

What's the point of living, really, you know?

Without all those memories and experiences, it's tragic.

EVAN RACHEL WOOD: Saying goodbye to this version of Dolores, it was very sad to shoot.

DOLORES ABERNATHY: There is ugliness in this world.

THÉ: As a character, she's finally kind of completed

her journey, because she's come to a moment to say, "Out of all these things,

I hold on to the good things".

I choose to see the beauty.

THÉ: When maybe she said it in season one or season two,

we thought it was a naive thing. But here we see it for the heart that it really has.

JOY: It took looking past one man's agenda,

seeing the humanity in each other,

for them to come together.
And once they come together,
they're unstoppable.

ARNOLD WEBER: I misjudged her. The key to the sublime, it was never in her mind, it's in mine.

THÉ: You know it's been a super long time, because he's covered in dirt. And what is that gonna mean for season four?

JOY: The man who has toiled under the weight

of his dark impulses, is free from them.

But Hale has plans for him.

HALE: You are going to save the world, for us.

JOY: Who better to control it and puppeteer it through, than the Man in Black?

We all rationalize our own actions in different ways.
Everybody has regrets,

they have lamentations, they have pieces of themselves that just don't fit into the world, neatly.

DOLORES: It doesn't matter what you did, Caleb.

All that matters is what you become.

JOY: Life is a series of choices, about which parts of your programming you let sing.

Which parts of your programming you deny.

She gave me a choice.

I believe the rest of the world deserves one too.

♪ (MUSIC CONCLUDES) ♪