Back in the diner parking lot, Bernard steps in front of an armored SUV and shows the driver (Aurora Perrineau), a woman known only as C, a disc with the familiar maze pattern he found at the Sublime. This immediately inspires a level of trust, which is reinforced when he presents her with the head of one of the two men he killed – who was actually an innkeeper trying to infiltrate the group. Bernard convinces her to take him and Stubbs to their underground resistance group’s headquarters, a place called The Forbidden Lands.
The fast-paced scene changes bring us back to the Butterfly Club, where Maeve’s familiarity with the park’s recycled storylines gives her and Caleb an edge, and perhaps a false confidence. After Maeve hears her replacement (Cherise Boothe) deliver her signature line about how everyone in this world can be who they want to be, Maeve brushes a dead fly off the table and remarks, “My delivery was a lot better. This place really took it to the pot.” Maeve is even less impressed with the new Hector (Nico Galán), calling him “just a shoddy imitation of a man I used to know.” His gang is credited with their knowledge of their pre-programmed loops or Caleb’s marksmanship is no match, and Westworld’s highly unlikely pair of allies prepare to play dead between the hosts they just killed.