Westworld Season 2 Episode 5 (15)Westworld Season 2 Episode 5 (15)

What You Need to Know About “Akane No Mai”

By Marissa Blanchard

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Maeve channels a new skill, Dolores’ mission gets personal and Karl Strand discovers something sinister at play with Delos’ data.

Maeve channels a new skill, Dolores’ mission gets personal and Karl Strand discovers something sinister at play with Delos’ data. Here’s what you need to know about Season 2 Episode 5, “Akane No Mai” to prep you for the next installment: Episode 6, “Phase Space.” For an extended recap, check out our full episode guide.

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    Maeve channels a new skill.

    Maeve, Hector, Lee, Armistice, Lutz and Sylvester find themselves held captive in Shogun World: a park adjacent to Westworld that’s based on Japan’s Edo period. It’s in this new world that Maeve discovers an untapped skill: the ability to non-verbally command hosts. Now armed with her new “voice,” she’s more powerful than ever.

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    Dolores channels full Wyatt.

    Dolores returns to Sweetwater with a mission — repair the train to rescue her father at the Mesa. Despite her affection for Teddy, Dolores doesn’t believe he will survive the impending battle. She orders a Delos tech to forcibly adjust Teddy’s characteristics without fear of the consequences.

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    Westworld hosts’ backups are gone.

    While doing damage control in the Mesa, tech Antoine Costa informs Karl Strand that a third of hosts have been wiped clean of data — it’s as if they never held data to begin with. And worse, “the Cradle” has been severely damaged: the hosts’ backups cannot be recovered.

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SYNOPSIS

Read the Full Episode Guide

Maeve, Lee, Hector and Armistice have revelations in a new world. Dolores makes a decision about Teddy and Karl Strand discovers something sinister about the hosts.

INSIDE12:56

BEHIND THE SCENES

Creating Shogun World

“It was a production dream come true.” Lisa Joy, Thandie Newton, Rinko Kikuchi and more discuss the look, energy and creation of Shogun World. (Spoilers follow).

ep14-01-slideshow

RELATED RECAP

Episode 4 Recap

Co-showrunner Lisa Joy gives us an up close and personal look at James Delos, the Man in Black plays the hero and Bernard realizes he’s still not in control.

SYNOPSIS

Read the Full Episode Guide

Maeve, Lee, Hector and Armistice have revelations in a new world. Dolores makes a decision about Teddy and Karl Strand discovers something sinister about the hosts.

INSIDE12:56

BEHIND THE SCENES

Creating Shogun World

“It was a production dream come true.” Lisa Joy, Thandie Newton, Rinko Kikuchi and more discuss the look, energy and creation of Shogun World. (Spoilers follow).

ep14-01-slideshow

RELATED RECAP

Episode 4 Recap

Co-showrunner Lisa Joy gives us an up close and personal look at James Delos, the Man in Black plays the hero and Bernard realizes he’s still not in control.