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Vincent Cassel Answers 5 Burning Questions From Episode 5 – Variety



SPOILER ALERT: Don’t learn you probably have not but watched the fifth episode of “Westworld” Season 3.

The fifth episode of “Westworld” Season Three was all about one character: the mercurial Engerraund Serac (Vincent Cassel).

After little teases to his backstory, the episode threw Serac’s previous huge open: We discovered that his household was killed in a nuclear explosion which engulfed Paris, sparing solely him and his brother.

The 2 then vowed to discover a solution to rid the world of chaos and bloodshed, and so exploited billionaire Liam Dempsey Sr. (Jefferson Mays) to assist them construct the tremendous laptop often called Rehoboam, by means of which they’re able to prescribe the destiny of each human and predict exactly how they’ll stay and die.

Dolores (Evan Rachel Wooden), Caleb (Aaron Paul) and Co. spent the whole episode working from Serac’s males, whereas attempting to dismantle his system of management. In a seemingly decisive transfer, Dolores hacked into the Incite system and despatched the information Serac has been accumulating to each single particular person on the planet, eradicating Incite’s manipulative scales from folks’s eyes.

It might sound that Serac was left with not many playing cards to play at this level, however Cassel tells Selection, “Not so quick.”

There are many twists and turns left to come back, so right here, he solutions a few of the most burning questions raised by Episode 5.

Serac’s motivations appear to have been pure to start with, would you say that’s actually true? 

Effectively, on this episode we notice that what he needs is the nice of humanity, however we will see that one thing is flawed — we will really feel that he has suffered. The explanation why he thinks he has the correct to do what he does are nonetheless a thriller to me. He sees himself as a sufferer of the world. It appears like he had good causes to create this monster, this Rehoboam factor, however he lets it turn out to be a faith someway. He’s obsessive about attempting to determine one thing that’s unattainable to determine. He’s a management freak, he’s a sufferer of his personal creation, nearly like a Frankenstein character. He’s a genius, however he’s alone.

On the finish of the day he murdered Liam Dempsey Sr. and imprisoned a whole bunch of individuals, amongst them his brother, as a result of they didn’t match inside his system. Do the ends justify the means?

Come on, what political stability has been put collectively solely by means of peace? There are at all times some folks dying for it. Perhaps Serac goes to resolve that, that’s what he’s attempting to do.

One factor that’s nonetheless a thriller is the which means of his identify. It’s so peculiar and followers have been speculating that there should be some type of deeper which means to it?

From what I heard Engerraund is a Scottish identify — a fancy Scottish identify from massive households and lengthy tales. Serac is French for “a fault within the ice.” It’s actually harmful, in case you fall in it you’re certain to die. So the Engerraund tells you that he’s actually wealthy and comes from an informed household, and Serac [is] as a result of he’s harmful and chilly.

Serac makes use of the information he gathers to map out a future for each human, might an organization be ever able to doing that in actual life?

Generally I give it some thought and I feel that giving freely our information is the worth to pay to have all this consolation. We are able to work remotely proper now in the course of the coronavirus — it makes it simpler and extra snug in each day life. However sure, it’s a must to go away a variety of elements of your id each time you utilize your laptop. All of your tastes and your habits may give a really exact picture of you, and it’s attainable that somebody who might one thing like this along with your picture. That’s the entire theme of this season.

Episode four ended with Maeve (Thandie Newton) in a pool of blood and we didn’t see any signal of her in Episode 5. Is it protected to imagine she is going to characteristic in Serac’s plans as soon as once more sooner or later?

Ah, I can’t inform you that! What I can say is issues are going to get narrower and narrower. All of the characters are going to be concerned and my management over them modifications. After I learn the scripts I used to be shocked an increasing number of with every episode, so I’ll say there are lots extra surprises to come back.

“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.

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