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Elsie Wasn’t Captured or Murdered

In “The Adversary,” Elsie (Shannon Woodward) follows a mystery to an abandoned theater somewhere inside Westworld. Just as she discovers a big conspiracy involving Thersa and Arnold reprogramming old hosts, she is apparently taken out by a mysterious figure. In an interview with EW showrunner Lisa Joy commented:

I love Elsie’s character and I’m also worried about her character. She’s been fearless and asking questions she shouldn’t ask that are the exact ones I would ask in that situation. I’m hopeful she’s okay but worried she’s not.

Elsie has quickly become one of my favorite characters on the show, and I hope she isn’t dead. A new theory on Reddit suggests that she might still be alive, and she might not have been caught by evil DELOS staff trying to protect this secret:

She is reviewing a Host profile right before she hears the sound that startles her- there is a picture in the top left corner, but it is unclear who it is- I think it looks like Dolores, what do you think? And: I think Stubbs is the person who sneaks up on Elsie and that he silences her because someone else is coming into the room. Some support for that: A) Stubbs and Theresa work together so he may have discovered or be aiding her in the sabotage/spying whatever…. B) Stubbs knows that Elsie is smart and curious so as a Security person may have her under surveillance and knows she went into the park. He follows her. I wrote this in another thread and someone thought Stubbs was in Control, but it is clear that the Sizemore pissing scene is not simultaneous with Elsie going into the Park, that scene comes after. C) In the writing, the Stubbs/Elsie combination has a goofball sidekicky flavor and I think the natural progression would be to have them both working together.

It’s possible. I honestly don’t know Elsie’s fate, and I’m afraid we might have to wait a couple of weeks to find out what happened to her.

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Westworld Is Located in Antarctica

We’ve theorized for a while now that Westworld might not take place on Earth, but on another planet. This theory came about from Sizemore’s question to Theresa in the first episode: “When do you get to rotate home again?” But that phrasing doesn’t mean that the very expansive theme park couldn’t be located in a very remote location here on Earth. Dom on Reddit suggests that Westworld may be found in Antarctica:

Before I begin, it’s important to note that I strongly believe that Westworld is telling three different stories with the same characters within one setting. I also believe that just about everything and everyone is a metaphor for multiple things/people. So my theory is meant to be just one of those “stories.” Westworld might be located in Antarctica for the following reasons: 1. At the end of Episode 4, we hear Maive give Hector the first two numbers to open the safe: 60-47. If you use these as Latitude-Longitude Coordinates it would place the park in Antartica. What’s also interesting is that this is where the South Magnetic Pole is located. Why is that interesting? There are several Research Bases located there for scientific research. I felt this theory was a long-shot until I took a better look at the bottle of whiskey Ford brought during his “sit-down” with MiB (Episode 5). It kept bothering me that you can’t make out the entire first word of the label. But if you re-watch the shootout between Logan/William and Slim Miller (Episode 4). It says “Casey”. Why is this important? Because there is a research facility called “Casey Station” in Antarctica that shares very similar latitude-longitude coordinates. On top of that, it shares many “similarities” with Westworld: The nickname for the current Casey Headquarters is called “The Red Shed”. What is the primary color we see everywhere inside the Mesa Hub? Red. Casey Headquarters is also located on top of a hill and is considered to be the largest single structure in Antarctica. Again, very similar to the Mesa Hub within Westworld. Casey Station is also located close to the now abandoned “Wilkes Station”. It was established by the United States to support science and exploration. It was established in 1957 as one of seven U.S. stations. Australia would take over the station in 1959. Wilkes Station is now considered a toxic waste dump. Some clues that may link this to Westworld are: In Episode 2, Maive tells Teddy: “The only thing wrong with the 7 deadly sins are that there aren’t more of them.” The Mariposa Saloon Safe. Also, if you spell out the initialed words in full, you can pull out the phrase: “Casey Waste Station” from the entire name of the safe company.

Dom goes on to explain that he believes Maeve is a metaphor for the United States and Clementine is a metaphor for Australia and that the hazmat suit-wearing techs could be a metaphor for “workers trying to clean up the toxic waste or perhaps even the ultra-violet radiation that effects Antarctica.” Okay, I’m not sure this theory holds any weight, but I thought the insanity in the connections of these dots was worth sharing. Good job to whoever mapped this crazy theory out.

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What the Chinese DELOS Board Member Was Saying

This one isn’t so much a theory but a bit of information that some people might be wondering about. In The Adversary, Theresa is shown talking to a DELOS board member through a video conference call, but what he says to her is in the Mandarin language. In case you were wondering, here is what was said:

Ms. Hale ????, ?????????????????????????

Which translates to:

Ms. Hale has already arrived. We trust that you understand that her appearance represents that (the) time can’t be delayed any further.

Not anything big here but I wonder why “time can’t be delayed any further.” Are they trying to stop Ford from transforming too much of the park with his new narrative or if the ticking clock the result of something more sinister going on?

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