Episode 7 of HBO's Westworld "Trompe D'Oeil" unraveled more mysteries than we can handle. The episode truly lived up to the meaning of its name which is French for “deceives the eye.”
The shocking twist that made our jaws drop is that Bernard, Ford’s protégé, is a host and not a human.
“In the climactic scene of "Trompe D'Oeil", Bernard and Theresa discovered Ford's secret host facility. As Theresa looked through a stack of host designs, she saw designs for Dolores, Ford's younger counterpart, and....Bernard himself. That's right, it turns out that Bernard was a host all along.”
Now that we know Bernard is a host, one of our main theories is looking more and more like a fact, especially if you take a look at all of the not so obvious clues.
We first took an educated guess that Bernard is a direct copy of the original human Arnold, Ford’s mysterious partner that is somehow still operating in the park.
Now, all signs point to this being true. Ford has proven to be a complete mad man who desires control over just about everything. He created a copy of Arnold that he would have constant control over.
For this to make sense, we're guessing that Bernard is a direct copy of Arnold in every way, appearance, clothing, memories, and actions. Even down to those old-fashioned glasses.
Let’s take a deeper look at the evidence proving that Bernard is Arnold…