Olympiad Entertainment Explained in 'Westworld' Season 4

Olympiad Entertainment Explained in 'Westworld' Season 4 ...

The following are spoilers from Westworld Season 4. From Delos to Incite, the Westworld universe is packed with shady companies that trade in the interests of the human mind. However, in the HBO series, things are a bit more sophisticated. Delos had intentions to sell your data to political agents, and Incites Rehoboam promised a world of eternal stability through the manipulation of human lives.

Olympiad Entertainment made its debut in the first episode of Westworld Season 4. Following a time jump from Season 3s battle against the original Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) they are introduced to a Dolores lookalike named Christina, who works as a writer for Olympiad Entertainment, which is free of the control of Seracs god-like AI. Although Christina isnt the same as herself, one man knows that she is responsible for the tragedies in his life.

To appreciate Olympiad's fundamentals, we must first look at another Westworld theme park that was secretly collecting data from its customers' heads through the hats provided upon their arrival at their chosen destination. The intended aim was to make the company's wealthy customers virtually immortal, despite the fact that his own consciousness was permanently implanted in a host body.

Technology tends to improve with time, provided that it continues to be used. By the end of Season 3, Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) takes over Delos, the mind transfer technique is already perfected. So much so, in fact, that Season 4 Halores has a host version of the Man in Black (Ed Harris) as her right-hand man, reclaiming his position as Delos CEO. This is the part of the iceberg that is visible above water.

In Seasons 2, 3, and 4, Maeve (Thandiwe Newton) and Caleb (Aaron Paul) go into the Golden Age park to investigate Hales' actual intentions: lab-altered insects that infect human hosts and secrete a black goop in their brains, similar to the one depicted in Christinas office.

C (Aurora Perrineau) and Jay (Daniel Wu) are two of the few individuals who have managed to escape Hales' control. They are dubbed outliers and are hunted down mercilessly by the humans, who treat the human world as their private playground.

Christina is not a human, but a rare host unaware of her own nature. In Zhuangzi, Christina meets Teddy, a long-time Olympiad employee, who can at least control peoples behaviors in the park.

Hale is naturally surprised by her sudden behavior following Teddy's visit, since she is able to concentrate on other things while she is bored. Partly to get intel on the outliers and on what she believes to be a human-originated suicide epidemic, partly to entertain herself, she has created multiple copies of her former foe that she keeps trapped inside the Olympiad building. These synthetic Calebs are then captured and interrogated by Hale in fidelity tests.

Hale appears to have become weary of torturing Caleb, and ordered his chambers to be incinerated, as well as all of his multiple bodies, at the end of Episode 6. However, Hale still has a lot on her plate, and her anxiety is quite literally eating through her skin. Will she find the time to deal with Christina? Or is Olympiad Entertainment poised for a power shake?

Westworld airs on HBO Sundays. Episodes are available for streaming on HBO Max.