Present: Ford begins work on the Wyatt narrative
It's his most ambitious project to date.
Present: the Man in Black finds Kissy
He scalps his captive and begins his quest to find a "maze."
Present: Maeve starts recalling past narratives
After Dolores whispers a "violent" voice command to Maeve in front of the Mariposa Saloon, Thandie Newton's character adopts a new sense of self-awareness.
Present: the Man in Black "rescues" Lawrence
He enlists Lawrence as his hostage-guide to the maze; they travel to Las Mudas and get a clue from Lawrence's daughter.
Present: Ford repurposes Teddy for the Wyatt storyline
James Marsden's character finally gets a backstory. Whether intentionally or not, Ford's update prevents him from protecting Dolores at the ranch.
Present: Elsie and Stubbs find a buggy bot
A woodsman attacks the latter and then tries to commit suicide. Elsie stumbles upon a potential secret that might involve Orion or other constellations.
Present: Dolores goes off script and kills a bandit
Secret talks with Bernard cause her to experience flashbacks, deviate from her narrative loop, and try to escape the ranch.