At the Mesa, a tech is torturing Maeve (Thandie Newton) by adjusting her pain tolerance. Right on cue, Maeve nonverbally communicates with the nearby hosts, who immediately rise to their feet and attack the worker. After killing the tech, the hosts turn their attention toward Maeve and start mending her wounds. (Ugh, finally.)
Back in Westworld, Dolores and the Man in Black arrive just in time to save Bernard from being taken by Westworld workers. “Of course. You’re here,” she says upon spotting Bernard.
On the other hand, the Man in Black is clueless as to who’s standing in front of him, even though he’s spent years looking for him. Dolores confirms that he is, in fact, Arnold, before revealing that she is the mastermind who created Bernard, not Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins).
Cocky as ever, the Man in Black thinks he knows enough information to go on solo and fires several rounds at Dolores. Unfazed by the bullets, she walks toward him, looks him dead in the eye and tells him to shoot her in the head. He obeys and instantly regrets it when the gunshot bounces off her forehead and fires back at him, injuring his hand.