If you tuned in to the third episode of Westworld's second season last night, you got a special surprise right off the bat. We knew that the Delos Corporation ran six parks that contained robotic hosts, but up until last night we only knew the themes of two of them.
Thanks to the new episode, we now know what the deal is with Park 6. If you want more information, the Delos Destinations website has been updated to reflect this revelation.
WARNING: Spoilers will follow for Westworld Season 2. If you aren't caught up, cease all motor functions.
Last night gave us our first look at Park 6, which appeared to be some kind of safari-based adventure world set during British-occupied India. There is a pleasant looking Indian-themed spa, and from there park guests can go and ride through the "wilderness" on elephants and look for Bengal tigers to shoot. They can do all of this while wearing pith helmets, because some fetishes run deep.
According to Delos Destinations, this park is called "The Raj." The website describes the fictional park as such: "If being pampered by our world-class spa isn't your cup of Darjeeling Tea, the park's jungles and mountains are your only chance to glimpse magnificent beasts long vanished from your world."
We had more questions, and thankfully Delos' digital assistant Aeden is back online. We asked Aeden for more information about The Raj, and we got this response:
The always helpful Aeden describes it as "Delos' newest attraction," going on to say, "The Raj is a luxury vacation destination that caters to every type of desire, set in British Colonial India."
So if The Raj is the latest park in the Delos lineup, what came first? We asked Aeden that as well, and according to our helpful assistant, Westworld was the flagship park— that's why it is designated as Park 1. The long-teased Shogun World was likely the second park, as the site has it listed as Park 2.
What are the three parks that came in between Shogun World and The Raj? Anything is possible, and the website isn't telling us anything further. We asked Aeden repeatedly, but the poor fellow started to babble on about consciousness and so forth.
In any case, thanks to Aeden and the good (not really) people at Delos, we now know what three of the six parks include. We also know that in the time period of this show, elephants and tigers have "long vanished." The twinkling lights of the big city might have filled Delores with a sense of splendor, but it looks like she'll never see a live elephant. A fake one, on the other hand... that's definitely possible.
Westworld season 2 will continue next Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.