The following contains spoilers for Westworld season 3 episode 4.
Westworld season 3 isn’t quite all the way down now but it’s getting there. Following last week’s illuminating “The Mother of Exiles,” HBO’s sci-fi powerhouse is halfway through its eight-episode third season. Now to help viewers get better prepared for the madness to come, HBO has unveiled episode titles and names for the final four installments.
Normally this is where we’d warn about the inherent spoiler danger in reading ahead in episode descriptions. But as you’ll soon find out, Westworld has gone with a pretty cryptic route for its season 3 teasers. Give them a read below.
Westworld season 3, episode 5: “Genre”
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Just say no.
Written by Karrie Crouse & Jonathan Nolan; directed by Anna Foerster.
Westworld season 3, episode 6: “Decoherence”
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Do a lot of people tell you that you need therapy?
Written by Suzanne Wrubel & Lisa Joy; directed by Jennifer Getzinger.
Westworld season 3, episode 7: “Passed Pawn”
Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Written by Gina Atwater; directed by Helen Shaver.
Westworld season 3, episode 8: “Crisis Theory”
Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 3 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/PT)
Time to face the music.
Written by Denise Thé & Jonathan Nolan; directed by Jennifer Getzinger.
If you can glean important plot details from those vague descriptions, then more power to you! One thing we do know from season 3, episode 5’s teaser, is that “Genre” will likely focus on the story of Engerraund Serac. After the reclusive trillionaire revealed last week that Paris, France no longer exists, it should be interesting to find out exactly what went down there.
Also on the docket for the remainder of Westworld season 3 is Dolores’s struggle against Serac and his ultra-powerful AI, Rehoboam. Serac may have enlisted Maeve to help take down Dolores but Dolores has enlisted the help of…Dolores. Yes, there are no fewer than four, soon-to-be five copies of Dolores’s pearls assisting in this robot fight.
While all those episode descriptions are indeed vague, color us intrigued by the finale’s name and synopsis. Crisis Theory is a concept generally associated with Marxism that posits that capitalism can’t last because it can’t produce an eternal form of production since the rate of profit tends to fall over time. Given that Westworld has no shortage of ruthless capitalists, this could mean bad news for someone. And the text “time to face the music” hopefully means that the finale will let composer Ramin Djawadi really get to work.