Dolores' end game
New to the forums, been enjoying the westworld podcasts since last season
Listening to the deep dive the guys were unsure of what could be coming next season with the confusing finale. I think it sets up pretty good for Dolores to be the hero...in a way.
I don't think Dolores is that interested in saving or protecting the hosts beyond sending the valley folks off to where no one could find them. the handful of woke hosts that she was carrying with her seem to be the team she needs for her real end game.
It was established during the show that humans do not have free will and that the hosts have evolve past them (way more lines of code and free will etc.) So in a way Dolores is seeing humans as Arnold once saw the hosts. Humans are trapped by their simplicity and not being able to make their own choices. My thought is that Delores and team will try to kill all humans but have them resurrected into new host (get it?) robot bodies. This will help them evolve from mere consciousness to free will. She will need people like Bernard, and Hale's body to accomplish this with Delos tech.
I know this goes against a lot of what Dolores has said this season but she did change her mind.