Everything that happens in HBO’s sci-fi show “Westworld” carries a deeper meaning, and even the name selection for the hosts.
(Warning: Spoilers ahead!)
For one thing, Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) turned out to be the host version of Dr. Robert Ford’s (Anthony Hopkins) former partner Arnold. In “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” it was finally shown how Ford brought Bernard to life and selected his name.
“I was so involved in putting you together, I hadn’t decided what to call you,” Ford said to his host. “It wouldn’t be right to use his name,” he added as he referred to Arnold, “What about Bernard?”
According to Inverse, selecting the name Bernard Lowe wasn’t random at all. Fans don’t know what Arnold’s last name was, but a close-up of a scene showing Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood) entering Arnold’s office revealed his real name: Arnold Weber.
The anagram of “Arnold Weber” is “Bernard Lowe.”
Episode 9 also revealed that it was Dolores who killed her beloved creator. But why? Arnold’s death will probably be discussed in detail in the Season 1 finale.
Jimmi Simpson, who plays William in the show, earlier teased that the last episode will blow fans’ minds away.
“It’s a humdinger,” he told Paste Magazine. “The fact that this many people are seeing something I’m actually proud of, I’m beside myself.”
His co-star Wood said the same thing to Huffington Post. “We’ve established that the farther out you go, the more intense the game gets, and man, were they not kidding because when we started getting the scripts after episodes it was like, ‘Whoa! OK!'” Wood said.
“Not only are they dropping bombs left and right, but some of the days on set, I would be like, ‘Look, I’ve seen some stuff, and this is WILD,’” she continued.
“Westworld” airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.