The latest episode of Westworld, “Virtù e Fortuna,” revealed a new park with a British Colonial India setting, and a new page on the Delos website confirms that this world is called The Raj. We’ve suspected that the show might be about to introduce an Indian-set world ever since Bernard and co. came across a dead Bengal tiger, said to have crossed over from Park 6. Sure enough, “Virtù e Fortuna” opened with two guests of The Raj going on a tiger hunt, only to have the hosts turn on them – proving that the uprising isn’t localized to Westworld alone.
Grace (Katja Herbers) manages to survive the attack by The Raj’s hosts, but is then attacked by a tiger – the same tiger that eventually gets washed up on the banks of Westworld. She and the tiger fall into the river and are carried downstream, but when Grace arrives in Westworld she is captured by the Ghost Nation tribe.
Since the episode aired, the Delos Destinations viral website has been updated with a new page: Discover The Raj. There’s not much information on there now, aside from the intro image of a riverbank in The Raj, but it may be worth keeping an eye on the website in the coming weeks. Courtesy of WaterTower Music, you can now listen to Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi’s cover of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” which played during the episode’s opening scenes.
We also received a message from “Aeden,” Westworld’s Guest Services Host (who also offers a chat service on the Delos Destinations website), introducing the wonders of The Raj:
For guests looking for narratives and thrills beyond Westworld, we recommend The Raj as your next vacation. स्वयं की जिम्मेदारी से प्रवेश करें। कठपुतली शो खत्म हो गया है। The Raj is sure to bring out the lover or hunter in you. What better way to indulge in a new era of Delos Destinations?
The section in Hindi appears to be a reference to the hosts’ takeover, since the latter half says, “The puppet show is over,” and the first half makes reference to “responsibility.” The logo on the Discover The Raj website also glitches at regular intervals – a clear sign that all is not well in the park.
The Raj was actually discovered months ago by a sleuth on Reddit, who dug into the code of the Delos Destinations website and found a reference to “RajWorld.” Currently there are six parks under the “Experience” section of the Delos website, but Parks 3, 4 and 5 are hidden from all except authorized personnel. Will we see more parks in the season 2 episodes to come, or will we have to wait until season 3 of Westworld to explore further?
Westworld airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.