[Hey, this post contains major plot details from the first episode of Westworld, so don’t read it if you haven’t watched that yet and don’t want to know what happened. Thanks. -Ed.]
In the first episode of HBO’s Westworld, Louis Herthum’s robot farmer Peter Abernathy had a total breakdown when he stumbled upon a photo of a woman in Times Square—a place that shouldn’t exist in what he perceives as reality. This drove him to freak out his robot daughter and some human technicians, prompting the technicians to give him the old “drill through the nose” treatment and toss his naked robot body in a storage room. Now, HBO has released some photos from the show’s upcoming third episode, and hopefully they won’t be so existentially shocking that your brain breaks in a similar way—though if it does, there’s a very good chance you’ve been a robot this whole time, which would at least explain why you never seem to be able to kill the other cowboys you meet.
These all come from Entertainment Weekly, and though there aren’t a ton of specific hints about what may happen in the episode, the shot of Jeffrey Wright’s Bernard Lowe talking to Anthony Hopkins’ Dr. Ford looks like it’s from a particularly easter egg-packed scene:
HBO has also shared a teaser featuring some highlights from upcoming episodes, and unlike the photos, there are definitely some hints about the show’s larger mysteries here: