Westworld Season 3, Episode 5 review: ‘Genre’ explains Serac’s origin story, then muddies up Caleb’s

Westworld season 3's fifth episode — 'Genre' — told us a whole lot more about the world it is set in, and it did so by delving into the backstory of Serac, the enigmatic Frenchman who built Rehoboam.

Westworld Season 3, Episode 5 review: ‘Genre’ explains Serac’s origin story, then muddies up Caleb’s

Aside from intermittent looks over seasons 1 and 2, crowds have seen little of 'this present reality' in Westworld. The amusement parks — Westworld, and to an a lot lesser degree Shogunworld and The Raj — were the place the story unfurled, and these were the characters and mechanics and real factors we were conscious of. 

Westworld season 3 has wandered into the immense domain outside those parks, and over scenes 1-4, we've had a few clues about what includes the universe involved by people. 

The universe of people that the Westworld account is right now set in dates to — in any event — the year 2058. We know this since that is the year referenced close to the copyright image on the site for Incite — the partnership that basically runs this world and the lives of about everybody who possesses it. 

We realize that elephants are wiped out. We discovered that Paris does not exist anymore. Singapore, then again, is sheltered and flourishing. We were likewise informed that the lives of almost everybody in reality happen as per an AI framework called Rehoboam, which forms immense amounts of information about every person to decide their future possibilities. 

In this Gattaca-meets-Black Mirror world, innovation and pharmacology have joined to shape human involvement with ways both of all shapes and sizes. About everybody is under reconnaissance or some likeness thereof. Furthermore, past the robots/has we found in the amusement parks, in reality, their less human-looking partners are assisting with employments like development and group control. 

Westworld season 3's fifth scene — 'Classification' — disclosed to us a ton progressively about how this world appeared, and it did as such by digging into the backstory of Serac, the cryptic Frenchman who assembled Rehoboam. 

Westworld Season 3, Episode 5 survey: Genre clarifies Seracs starting point story, at that point muddies up Calebs 

Still from Westworld Season 3 Episode 5, 'Class' | HBO 

A piece overwhelming portion, it did this using flashbacks, clarified as Dolores having — after a few exciting bends in the road — got to the little data Rehoboam has on document about Serac himself. 

Through Serac's recollections, we discover that the devastation of Paris was one among a progression of occasions that destroyed to huge swathes of the world. Humankind was carried to the verge with uproars and atmosphere related disasters and enormous scope viciousness. Serac escapes with the assistance of his more seasoned sibling and they go to the "new world" — which is what precisely? A space for everybody who made it out of their separate debacles? 

Here, they choose to construct their own god, one who won't end up being as eccentric as the one they needed to abandon. Liam Dempsey Senior goes ahead board, with his profound pockets and troves of information (gathered under the watchful eye of security laws happened), and accomplices the siblings as they travel through different cycles of their framework — Saul, David, Solomon before Rehoboam — all named after the rulers of Israel and Judah. 

The Serac siblings' objective is basic, but then it isn't. Brain science 101 frameworks the objectives of the order: to "depict, clarify, foresee and control (human) conduct". The Serac siblings need to control the conduct of each individual on earth (one expect this is earth and not another planet) through Rehoboam, and along these lines direct the destiny — present and future — of humankind itself. 

The one glitch in Rehoboam's smooth working could be exceptions, and Serac grows very nearly a fixation on them — with distinguishing and 'fixing' these "flies in the treatment" (either using drugs that change their hereditary/mental cosmetics) or through foundational 'arrangements' (sending "issue" people to serve in a combat area, for example, or different territories where the odds of a casualty are high). 

Serac penances his own cherished sibling when his brain ends up being unreasonably delicate for 'reality', dumps an excess Liam Dempsey Sr, and is peering toward Delos Incorporated's information to add to his valuable Rehoboam framework — until his arrangements are overturned by Dolores. 

Furthermore, Dolores overturns them in fine style, having utilized Liam Dempsey Jr's entrance to the framework to discharge all the information Rehoboam has on everybody, with the goal that they currently comprehend what the machine thinks about their lives, and how it's been controlling them. 

While 'Kind' does a mess of clarifying, and has its exciting minutes (counting a Ramin Djawadi turn on David Bowie's 'Space Oddity'), it hasn't been among season 3's ideal yet. Notwithstanding, it sets up a couple of significant inquiries/puzzles — 

Who is Caleb truly? 

So far we've seen looks at a backstory that included him being an Army veteran and losing a companion, being a loyal child to a mother who doesn't recollect him, working in development and looking for treatment for PTSD, while likewise pondering suicide. Yet, is that who Caleb truly is? For what reason does he have recollections of being tied to a gurney and being given what resembles electroconvulsive treatment? 

What is Dolores' arrangement? 

What's more, how is it being served by the turmoil brought about by discharging Incite's information? Does she need to make a world for others like her? (In any case, the majority of the hosts are as of now in the Valley Beyond.) Does she need to guarantee that mankind will never subjugate machines? (In which case, freeing individuals of Rehoboam's hold may not be the most ideal approach.) Or does she need to get at Serac so she can access all of Rehoboam? Also, how does Bernard fit in with this? Argh, such huge numbers of inquiries! 

Was that fly significant? 

You know, the fly that continued humming around while Serac had his comfortable heart to heart with the Brazilian President, cautioning him to fall in line, or, in all likelihood be dependent upon an overthrow? Was it only to show that the President is human and not a robot? Or on the other hand was there additional to be gathered from that intimation? Considering the essentialness flies have in Westworld, we're willing to wager that wasn't only an innocuous little Musca domestica.