“Westworld” is a gigantic mystery, and watching it slowly unravel throughout a season is what makes it so watchable, especially when those reveals completely change what you thought you knew about the characters. By the time Season 3 came around, we already knew that Dolores has much bigger plans for when she finally steps out of the park, but “The Mother of Exiles” demonstrates just how big her plans actually are.
Former Westworld programmer Bernard, former Westworld Head of Security Stubbs, and former Westworld attraction Maeve all go on separate journeys to stop Dolores from throwing the human world out of balance. It is revealed that Dolores actually made copies of her own mind and put them in several different hosts that Bernard and Maeve encounter throughout the episode.
Similar to Ford’s speech in “Dissonance Theory,” the Dolores copies are an exciting and terrifying revelation of just how powerful one character can become in the “Westworld” universe. And it’s made even better by the expertly crafted fight sequences that take place prior in the episode.