We’re only two episodes into the second season of Westworld, but that hasn’t stopped the fervent fan theories from piling in. Despite co-creator Lisa Joy saying recently that it might be trickier for audiences to tell where this season is going, one Reddit user (via Esquire) has already pointed out an intriguing clue that some viewers might have missed.
If we asked one of the recently woke hosts they would surely tell us with a conspiratorial wink, “It doesn’t look like anything to me,” but after looking at the evidence, there’s no denying that a very distinctive plus sign with four dots around it has now been spotted around various locations throughout the series.
SPOILER WARNING: The rest of this post contains mild spoilers from the first two episodes of Westworld Season 2.
The eagle-eyed Reddit user points out that the sign was first seen in Season 1 and then was quite clearly displayed in the second episode of Season 2, where in a flashback scene Dolores visits Bernard’s apartment. Dolores is even seen touching the symbol, which got the fan convinced that it has a special meaning.
Others shared their excitement over the spot, with one user pointing out the symbol is from ancient Greece, often found on "Greek vases from around 700 B.C. It is used in certain types of cartography as a sign indicating stone bottom at the water's edge."
Of course, it doesn't take a fan theorist to see the link between “water’s edge” and the finale of the first episode from Season 2, where Bernard stumbles across a huge batch of hosts floating in a lake, presumably after some kind of android massacre (unless they're all just playing dead).
So far this season, we know a number of both hosts and humans are on a mission to find the “Glory” of the park, which Dolores has been revealed to be a weapon. Many theorists on the Reddit thread have speculated that the plus sign with four dots could not only be linked to the mysterious weapon, but that the location of it could be hidden under the lake.
What’s your take on what’s going to happen next? Let your theories run wild in the comment section below.