Westworld is well-known for its double bluffs, convoluted storytelling, and how any character can come back from the dead, in any way, at any time.
Given that the HBO show is set in the future and is firmly based in the realm of science fiction with its endless possibilities, this shouldn’t come as a big surprise, but season 4 seems to be straying from the expected. by having Evan Rachel Wood represent him. new character Christina.
But, how new is Christina really, and could she really be Dolores in disguise? Here, Newsweek will explore any signs that the character is not who she claims to be.
The Five Signs Christina Is Really Dolores in ‘Westworld’ Season 4
In an interview with Newsweek, Wood was quick to confirm that Christina is a new character, but her phrasing suggests there’s room for interpretation.
While considering playing Christina, Wood said Newsweek that Season 4 “really wiped the slate clean, [a] completely new character,” and she added, “There was something exciting about that, to kind of play a much more human version of that character.”
It’s the end of this comment that makes us think because by referring to Christina as a “much more human version of this character”, it suggests that she has a connection to Dolores, in one way or another. .
Here are all the signs that Christina could really be Dolores.
1. Christina wakes up like Dolores
When viewers are first introduced to Christina, she’s asleep in her neo-Los Angeles apartment, and when she wakes up, it’s hard not to notice the similarities between her and Dolores.
No, we’re not referring to the characters looking alike because of course they would when Wood played both. It’s the way Christina wakes up and her little movements that mirror the way Dolores woke up in season 1 that’s important to note.
How Christina wakes up is unlikely to be a coincidence. This is Westworld after all, every little detail is part of the plot, no matter how small.
2. There is something in his stories
The first episode of Westworld Season 4 saw Christina come face to face with a man named Peter Myers, who believed his stories influenced her life.
He asks Christina, a writer for game developer Olympiad Entertainment, to change his story, but in the end he commits suicide as he claimed she predicted in her writing.
If you think back to Season 3, there was a computer AI system called Rehoboam that mapped and predicted everything humans did. He did this to ensure they stayed on a set path to avoid utter chaos and the downfall of humanity itself.
With Dolores’ help, Caleb Nichols (Aaron Paul) and Maeve Millay (Thandiwe Newton) managed to destroy Rehoboam, but only after the host was hooked up to the AI and his memories were erased.
This may be overkill, but maybe by connecting with Rehoboam Dolores received the same ability to predict the future of mankind? A power she might unwittingly use as Christina if she has no memory of it.
3. Dolores’ memory has been erased
Speaking of having no memories of the past, Dolores’ memories were erased by Engerraund Serac (Vincent Cassel) when he connected her to Rehoboam to find the key to The Sublime in Season 3.
If Dolores lost her memories, then what if she couldn’t have survived her apparent death and simply taken on a new persona?
The character has already returned from the dead, so there’s always a chance she could return, just without her memories and with a new name: Christina.
4. A familiar face is back in her life.
Episode 1 of Westworld Season 4 saw the welcome return of James Marsden.
The actor previously portrayed host Teddy Flood in the show’s first two seasons, until the character committed suicide and uploaded his consciousness into The Sublime where he was apparently meant to stay.
Except now Marsden is back, and he made a cameo appearance in the fourth season premiere where he watched Christina as she stood on her balcony.
While it’s not yet confirmed if Marsden’s character is indeed Teddy, the fact that he’s in Christina’s life is undoubtedly significant and certainly suggests she could really be Dolores, given romantic interests. Teddy’s past for her.
5. Is Maya really what she seems to be?
Another new character who Westworld fans know very little about Christina’s roommate Maya (Ariana DeBose).
Outside of his close friendship with Christina, there’s little to know about the character. Maya says she works but we don’t know where and that she’s invested in her roommate’s love life but doesn’t seem to have one of her own.
Maybe Maya is a hostess herself and keeps an eye on Christina to make sure she doesn’t realize who she really is.
Or maybe we’re barking up the wrong tree, but that’s the beauty of Westworld. It makes you question the nature of your reality – to quote Jeffrey Wright’s Bernard Lowe.
Westworld Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO, and it’s available to stream on HBO Max.