There’s some new behind-the-scenes footage out there from Westworld season 4 that shows Dolores back in action. Despite season 3’s ending, we know that everyone’s favorite android host couldn’t be gone for long.
In the clip, which you can see here on TikTok, Dolores walks down a street filled with heaps of dead bodies. There’s no telling if this is Evan Rachel Wood herself in the role, since the actress’ back is to the camera, but it’s clear to see that this is meant to be her character. And with some extra analysis, it looks like she’s in New York City’s financial district near Wall Street — the street signs for Exchange Place and Hanover Street are in clear view.
But what’s interesting about this clip is that Dolores is in her old blue prairie dress, the one she wore back at the Westworld park. In season 3, Dolores exchanged her farmgirl clothes for a sleek modern look. And not only that, but Dolores died at the end of Westworld season 3 after taking down Rehoboam. So, what could this scene be about?
Dolores in Westworld season 4
Aside from Dolores being 1) alive and; 2) wearing her old garb, the choice of location is also pretty fascinating. On her quest to start a host uprising, Dolores never made her way to New York City. And the location itself is one where some of the most powerful and influential people spend their time. You’ve got the New York Stock exchange down there. So if Dolores does make a comeback in some way, will she hit humanity in the place where it hurts the most: their wallets? While she’s at it, maybe she’ll be kind enough to erase student loans too. But that’s beside the point.
But as Screen Rant mentions, it’s also possible that this could just be a promo of some sort for season 4. We see an old Dolores walking down a street in an apocalyptic-like setting. It sets the tone for the season that the host still means business (even if she died before), and she’ll take humanity down with her if it means achieving her goals. It could also be a dream sequence or vision.
That aside, we don’t see any indication of how Maeve, Bernard and some of the others fit into the picture. We’re sure it’ll all come together when Westworld premieres on HBO next year.