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Is Arnold in the red marble, in Westworld?


As described in more detail here, a lot went down in the S2E04 of Westworld, wherein it was revealed that the "real" purpose (or at least realer) is to digitize humans and load them into hosts for personal immortality.

In the episode, at some unclear point in time, Bernard-the-host enters a secret lab and makes off with the red marble-like sphere that apparently represents one of these uploaded minds. But we have no idea whose it is. The three main contenders are (a) Ford, who transferred before he dies, (b) William/MIB, or (c) Arnold, the person on whom Bernard is based. The last seems to be something of a favorite, so we'll ask:

By the end of season 2, will it be revealed that the marble taken from the lab by Bernard contains the mind of Arnold?

There's an accompanying theory that the guy who woke up on the beach all confused is Arnold (in a host) rather than Bernard-as-host; but that's a side bet you can make on your own. (If necessary, question will close retroactively to prior to the episode in which a relevant reveal is made.)


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