While watching Episode 6 “The Adversary” of the HBO series Westworld I happened to notice something that looked oddly familiar. When Bernard went down to the lower level of the old Delos Corporation offices, he turned on a flashlight to sit down at a computer terminal. In the background was a dark figure, just out of focus. I had to watch it again to see if I could figure out what is was. The second time I realized what is it: it was the evil gunslinger from the 1973 movie!
No mistaking it; just standing there was the killer robot famously played by Yul Brynner in the class film.
Could this be a clue to future events? Or is the new HBO somehow connected to Micheal Crichton’s Westworld ?
Before the series began I had always assumed that Ed Harris was to portray the role of the gunslinger host. But instead in the series he is an unhinged guest that has gone to dramatic lengths to find out the meaning behind the amusement park. Or perhaps he is a “host” himself and the decommissioned gunfighter we saw in the dark, abandoned basement was merely a previous model.
I am sure that some of the answers to these questions will be revealed in later episodes. I cannot wait to see what happens next.