Quoted from Wolfmarsh:
One point that theory makes is that Ford told Bernard they hadn't figured it out yet, so William being a host would be a surprise to Ford which would be a good twist. Up until now Ford seems to be omniscient, or he knows that William is the first new-gen host and the game is to get him out of the park.
I don't like the theory.. but can see how people have drawn it up.
It also plays into the 'give the host a mission... to teach them things' and his new story is about getting him 'out'
But Ford in this episode confused me...
What's with the 'shutdown' and then the network is back to normal?? Why give up that posture he had prior?
Wth is going on in that control room fight sequence? If the system is back online, why can't they control anything
And I don't like the story progression that Ford is now willing to get in Benard's head all the time through the network... yet he really had no way to guide Benard to go into the computer in the first place.. yet that was his planned moment? That didn't really work for me.