‘Westworld’ 90-Minute Finale Promises No Dangling Season 2 Mysteries
Slow and steady, HBO’s Westworld has been confirming theories suggested by fans early on (give or take a shrink ray), seeming poised to answer even more questions by next week’s finale. The 90-minute “Bicameral Mind” will leave one major question for Season 2, but according to producers, will at least answer Season 1's big questions.
You’re warned of full spoilers through this past Sunday’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier” from here on out, but let’s recap: Bernard is a Host modeled after the real Arnold, the Man in Black is on the Delos board, and a portion of Dolores perspective seems divided between the present day, and events of 30 years ago. What’s left to confirm, other than the Man in Black’s identity, or perhaps Westworld’s physical location?
Whatever questions remain, executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy tell Entertainment Weekly that next week’s 90-minute finale (which Nolan directed) will address the existing mysteries conclusively:
Nolan: We weren’t interested in spinning out mysteries with no answers in sight. Our goal is to tell an ambitious story in season-long chapters, each with a distinct feel and theme.
Joy: Most of the questions viewers have will be resolved in the final episodes, except for the most important one: What happens next.
“What happens next” is a reasonable question unto itself, as we know producers have thought out at least five seasons of story, while the initial trailer for “The Bicameral Mind” suggests the Hosts are well on their way to reaching the outside world, wherever that may be. Westworld likely has until 2018 to reinvent itself anyway, so how long until we have any idea what the series’ future looks like?
Check out the finale trailer below, while we wait.