Westworld Timelines Theory Doesn’t Add Up

Westworld Telegraph

Have a Theory? Share It Now!

Something isn’t quite right with the 2 timeline theory.

In Trace Decay, when Dolores snaps out of her flashback, she is with William with the town long dead and buried, just as it is when Ford looks at it in Chestnut and in a later episode with Bernard. This would suggest that the William-Dolores story is contemporary with Ford and the activity back at the Mesa.

However, Dolores does ask William, When are we? Is this now? Am I going mad? Are you real?

This may suggest Dolores is on the present timeline, but she is actually by herself, and William is just a figment of her imagination/memory. This might explain the scene in Contrapasso where the camera pans back showing Dolores is actually alone in the train car (no William or Lawrence).


In Ep 8 Trace Decay

The Man in Black tells Teddy about killing Maeve and her daughter the previous year. When relating the part about the anguish Maeve showed for the loss of her daughter, MiB says,

“In all my years coming here, I’d never seen anything like it. She was alive. Truly alive. If only for a moment.

That would suggest MiB had not experienced Dolores the way William had, the way William fell in love with Dolores. –Todd

Subscribe Now

Help Support the Podcast

You may also like...

1 Response

  1. December 11, 2016

    […] noticed definite proof of timelines, not that it wasn’t pretty clear already. But the picture Logan put into William’s […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.