But it turns out the park is just a means to an end. The real value of these parks lies in the intellectual property that fuels them, and the vast collection of DNA the company now controls. Yep, you give up your right to your own genetics if you want to go bang a sex robot in the wild west.
Not even the park employees were aware of this aspect of the park, as Bernard seems shocked when he watches the drone hosts swab the genitals of one of the characters brought in from the park. Gotta get that DNA somehow. All of us are here for you. This is an interesting place to take the ideas and themes of the first season, especially since the non-linear nature of the first story seems to have been ditched for a much more standard structure. While five episodes have been made available to critics, my thoughts above and the recap below were written after having watched only the first episode.
The season picks up right where the story left off in season one, with the hosts hunting down the human survivors of the massacre, and the park employees struggling to regain control of the park.
Many of the characters from the first season are dead, and new characters are introduced to take their place. Also, which Peter Abernathy? Meanwhile, William, aka the Man in Black, seems pretty content to have finally gotten what he wants out of the park. Finally, a major resort is willing to pander to the needs of an old, super-rich white guy. Meanwhile, Dolores also seems to be pretty happy with her new role as a sort of omnipotent death goddess. She can apparently see the past, the present and the future all at once, which is a pretty good trick if you want to stay one step ahead of everyone else.
That seems significant; the park itself may not be as closed off as we had assumed. At what point is that contract with other governments voided in the face of massive levels of violence? The first season felt like a version of Lost where all the mysteries actually paid off, and the vast network of conspiracies all came together in a satisfying and self-contained way at the end of the season.
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