While the fall television season is most commonly known for bringing back your favorite shows, its also a popular time to premiere brand spankin' new series. And perhaps the biggest new hit of the season if HBO's Westworld. The new show has brought sci-fi back to the premium network, and has succeeded in mystifying and confusing audiences week after week. With just one more episode left in its premiere season, many fans are wondering how the series could possibly tie up its many loose ends, and answer the burning questions that are on everyone's minds.
Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy recently sat down with the folks at Entertainment Weekly to discuss all the show's craziness. The subject of the finale eventually came up, where Joy said the following:
Well, there you go Westworlders. The 90 minute finale will answer the majority of our questions, but what might happen in the show's sophomore season will remain a mystery. AKA bring on the cliffhangers.
It should be interesting to see how the various storylines and characters of Westworld end up. As of the penultimate episode, there are a lot of balls in the air. Thandie Newton's Maeve has only continued to gain power and influence, this time receiving the backup she needs from fellow host Lawrence. Considering she has also has support from Felix and Sylvester, we may have a bonafide revolution on our hands. And I'm into it.
Additionally, William has begun to spiral out after seeing the inside of Dolores' machinery, and he killed a crap ton of hosts with what looks to be the same knife as the Man in Black. This seems to help confirm a popular fan theory, and further brings up the subject of timelines. Dolores has been seemingly moving in and out of two timelines, which has only added to the confusion of the series. It's safe to assume that we'll finally figure out which story is set in the present, if there are in fact two different times being shown ever week.
It's also clear that not every character is going to get out of the finale alive. The past few episodes have seen major character deaths in the form of Elsie, Theresa, and Bernard. Clearly Westworld isn't afraid to kill off its leads, so all bets are off for the 90 minute finale. And considering that most of the cast is made of up of film actors who likely won't want to do another season, Westworld has even more reason for character deaths.
Then there's the subject of what's next. How crazy will the cliffhangers be? Will we be introduced to new parks? We'll just have to wait and see.
Westworld airs Sundays on HBO.