Is Bernard a clone of Arnold?
After last week's surprising-to-some-but-predicted-by-many revelation that Bernard is actually a robot, you'd think the show would give poor Jeffrey Wright a break when it comes to playing a character with hidden motives. But, despite the fact that he spent part of last night's episode erasing himself from pictures, destroying love letters in a fancy microwave, and removing all his lovey-dovey memories of the dearly departed Theresa Cullen, it still feels like there's another Bernard twist coming. The guy cannot catch a break.
Besides the "Bernard is a robot" theory, the most popular Bernard take floating around online is the "Bernarnold" theory, which is way more complicated than that very silly Brangelina-style pun might suggest. The simplest version of the theory is that Ford uploaded Arnold's consciousness into Bernard after Arnold's death so that he would have a more compliant, easily controllable partner. From a management perspective, it's easier to boss around your co-worker when you have an iPad that controls his every impulse.