'Westworld' episode 3 spoilers: Bernard investigates cause of madness within hosts; Teddy gets new backstory

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The stakes are getting higher in the upcoming, brand-new installment of HBO’s “Westworld” as more artificial intelligence hosts seem to develop a semblance of memories.

It can be recalled that in the previous episode “Chestnut,” Maeve Millay (Thandie Newton) who is designed to be a hooker in the bar remembered some events from her previous life. She encountered Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) who uttered the Shakespearean words shared by her malfunctioning father, Peter Abernathy (Louis Herthum), “These violent delights have violent ends.”

Afterward, the madam of Westworld got a glimpse of her past when she was a mother who took care of her daughter. It turns out that they were hunted by a native tribe but met their heartbreaking demise in the hands of the Man in Black (Ed Harris).

Moving forward, episode 3 titled “The Stray” will have head programmer Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) investigate what may be causing the contagious breakdown of robots. He is expected to look for the origins of the so-called madness and hallucinations within the hosts.

Meanwhile, Elsie (Shannon Woodward) and Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) head to the hills in pursuit of a missing host. Teddy (James Marsden) will get a new backstory which sets him off in pursuit of a new villain. However, with a new storyline in his program, he will be leaving Dolores alone in Sweetwater.

Elsewhere, William (Jimmi Simpson) finds an attraction he’d like to pursue and drags Logan (Ben Barnes) along for the ride.

Down the line, episode 4 dubbed “Dissonance Theory” will feature Dolores joining William and Logan on a bounty hunt in the badlands. On the other hand, The Man in Black finds a critical clue in his search to unlock the maze alongside Lawrence (Clifton Collins, Jr.).

Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) and Theresa (Sidse Babett Knudsen) also discuss the future of the park while Maeve continues to be troubled by recurring visions.

Episode 3 of “Westworld” is slated to air on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. ET, to be followed by episode 4 on Oct. 23.