You can never take anything on Westworld at face value, and after the crazy shocker from Season 1, fans of the show know they need to keep an open eye and mind about what’s to come. This season, the hosts have taken over the park, and Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) seems to be the new boss in town. However, with all of the disorientation surrounding Bernard (Jeffrey Wright), there is a fan theory that points to him being someone else altogether. Is Bernard really Teddy? It’s a far-fetched notion, but then again, this is Westworld.
The mind boggling "B=T" theory surfaced on the internet last month from Reddit user subvrsteve, who theorized that Bernard seems confused and disoriented because Teddy’s consciousness had been uploaded to him. Remember, the hosts brains are spherical mechanical cores that can be removed and read, which you can see being ripped out of a host by a Delos engineer in the first episode of Season 2, Journey Into The Night. So, it’s not out the realm of possibility that someone took Teddy’s brain and inserted it into Bernard’s body.
There are tons of fan theories circulating about this season already, but this one, if true, is really huge. If Bernard is actually Teddy, that puts a lot of other core stories at play, plus it brings into question who did it and why. Here are a few of the reasons this theory seems like a viable one: