Westworld fans left stumped after Bernard's interrogation throws up a lot of uneasy questions
One would think that this is the beginning of secrets being unraveled and that the place that everyone has been talking about will come to light. Watch the episode closely, again.
Just like every other episode of Westworld, fans were left confused as to what will happen next in the show. However, the last scene from the episode gave us a glimpse of what the show has to offer or so we thought. In the episode, we see Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) interrogating Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) after she finds out that he is one of the hosts. Charlotte decides to torture him until he reveals where Peter Abernathy’s control unit is located.
After several attempts of being tight-lipped, Bernard finally gives in and reveals the location- “Sector 16, Zone 4". This is the same which the hosts refer to as “The Valley Beyond.” One would think that this is the beginning of secrets being unraveled and that the place that everyone has been talking about will soon come to light. If you were one among the many who thought the same, you might want to go back and watch the episode once again and this time, pay close attention to their conversation.
When Bernard first answers Charlotte's request of knowing the location, we as viewers cannot hear it. It is only when she calls other Delos employees into the room (including Head Of Operations Karl Strand), that we see her prompting Bernard to repeat what he told her, which is supposedly “Sector 16, Zone 4.” Looking at some of the fans reactions that were collected by Esquire, it seems like they are convinced that Bernard had been lying, not because he wanted to, rather, being forced to do so.
“Hale programmed him to say what she wanted him to repeat,” one user wrote. While another noted, "Bernard was crying when he spoke. Because Bernard knew what was going to happen. He is leading those people to their deaths." If this is true, then it fits well with another fan theory which suggests that Charlotte has been working with a third party in order to bring down Delos.
However, there are people who also think that the mastermind behind this is none other than Dr. Robert Ford himself. Since the first season, Bernard has been following the instructions of Robert and thanks to the previous episode we know that he is not dead. There is a possibility that Ford could be the man who convinced or rather programmed Bernard to lie. One fan noted, "he even said “what are you going to do to them” or something to that effect and he was probably talking to Ford.
Meanwhile, some were convinced that only Robert knew how to control Bernard. " Ford is pulling the strings. As far as we know, nobody except Ford can put Bernard in stasis/analysis mode," one fan noted. Whereas, there were others who thought Charlotte was a host as well. "I'm also holding on to the theory that there's the possibility of a Charlotte host because we saw her being scanned - security anticipated the existence of host-versions of Delos board members," one user noted, while another added, "I could imagine she would be a good new host for Ford to inhabit she has much more power and influence than Bernard."