1. Alice in Wonderland
"The Stray" begins with Bernard and Dolores discussing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll. "Dear, dear, how queer everything is today! And yesterday things went on just as usual," Dolores reads. "I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think; was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different." The Carroll shout-out's on the nose, but Dolores reveals it isn't the first passage about change Bernard has shown her. Does this mean he's training Dolores to question her identity? It would seem he's trying to make her more self-aware.
Near the end of their tête-à-tête, Dolores asks Bernard about his dead son, part of an ingratiating scheme. It works. Later in the episode, Bernard finds himself in conflict: should he reset Dolores so she can't remember her daily sufferings, or should he keep stoking her consciousness to potentially evolve her mind? He opts for the latter, but only if the host promises not to abandon her narrative loop. She promises. Of course, if Dolores isn't as innocent as she seems, Bernard may have fallen right into her trap.