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In this edition of Westworld Bits:

  • Watch HBO’s featurette on “The Well-Tempered Clavier.”
  • Jeffrey Wright talks about the surprising developments surrounding his character.
  • Director Michelle MacLaren talks about making those big plot twists happen.
  • Jimmi Simpson pays coy about his involvement in season 2.
  • Ben Barnes promises a terrifying season finale.
  • What we know about the Westworld timeline, laid out in photos and charts.
  • The Westworld theme music recreated in 8-Bit.
  • How a name on a door fulfills an early fan theory.
  • It looks like a few fun easter eggs were slipped into the background of some shots…

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Westworld Timeline

Nine episodes into Westworld season one and it should be clear to even the least attentive viewer that we are seeing more than one time period cut together. And those of you who have fallen down the rabbit hole of Westworld theories have a much clearer understanding of the chronology of everything we’ve seen thus far, but being a Nolan-produced series, its all a bit complicated. Thankfully someone has put together an extensive chronological timeline to help us understand the when and where of it all. Hit the jump to jump into the Westworld timeline.

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‘Westworld’ Season Finale Reveals Images and Synopsis

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There are a few larger points to be made about Westworld. We can discuss how thrilling genre entertainment for adults has become increasingly in short supply on the big screen but has found a home on television. We can talk about how truly weird it is that someone made a TV adaptation of a 1973 Michael Crichton movie and how it’s astonishing that it’s any good at all, let alone pretty great. We can debate whether or not those who watch the show for its mysteries and plot twists can ever get along with those who watch it for its thematic resonance and cultural commentary.

But we’ll talk about those later. Right now, we need to take a look at the official synopsis and first stills from the final episode of the first season.

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Westworld Episode 9 Trailer bernard and ford

As Westworld heads for its season one finale, the theory mill is slowing down a bit, but we’re left wondering how it will end and what the second season might look like. So I have rounded up some new Westworld theories for you to consider before the finale airs this weekend. In today’s Westworld theories, we consider whether the Bernard/Ford confrontation really went down like we think it did, where Elsie may be, if Charlotte is more than she appears to be, the real meaning behind that photo found in the park, and Ford’s new and final narrative. All this and more, in today’s Westworld Theories.

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westworld finale

Westworld is a show that’s raised more than a few questions in its first season. Fans have gone wild with all sorts speculation and fan theories, placing some of the show’s tiniest details under a microscope. With the upcoming Westworld season one finale, most of the hit series’ questions will get answered, according to creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

Below, learn more about the Westworld season one finale.

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westworld season finale trailer

Earlier this season, Westworld introduced the bicameral mind into its mythology, a real-world theory that suggests human consciousness evolved because the human brain would have conversations with itself, possibly leading early humans to believe they were communicating with a higher power. In ways both fascinating and creepy, Westworld took this concept and made it literal. Now, the season finale is right around the corner and it’s titled “The Bicameral Mind.” Yeah, it certainly sounds like something fairly huge is set to go down.

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westworld episode 9 spoiler review

If last week’s episode of Westworld was the show taking in a deep breath, “The Well-Tempered Clavier” is that breath being let out in a hurricane of twists and turns that tore down many of the series’ facades and brought several key characters to their knees. And it isn’t just an avalanche of answers to questions – it’s as rich and thoughtful and weird as the show has ever been.

As always, I’m here with ten literal and rhetorical questions about what went down. Let’s dive in.

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In this edition of Westworld Bits:

  • It looks like the Westworld season finale may run 90 minutes.
  • A new video explores the secret origins of Westworld.
  • Saturday Night Live manages to parody both CNN and Westworld simultaneously.
  • An interview with series cinematographer Paul Cameron.
  • An interview with series composer Ramin Djawadi.
  • Ptolemy Slocum addresses one of your chief Westworld story issue.
  • A new site compiles all kinds of Westworld statistics.
  • Did you notice the secret door in Ford’s secret lab?
  • And more!

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westworld episode 9 photos

Ever since the days of The Sopranos, HBO’s show have tended to treat the penultimate episode of each season as the main event, the chapter that brings every storyline to a climax or pays off some kind of major plot point. This trend has only gotten more noticeable in the age of Game of Thrones, where second-to-last episodes tend to completely shatter the show’s world, leaving the season finale to pick up the pieces and lay the groundwork for what lies ahead.

So with episode 9 of Westworld, titled “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” just days away, should we expect something absolutely huge to happen? Are there any clues in the new batch of images HBO has released from the episode?

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We are getting closer to that mysterious maze, yet we return with some more Westworld theories for you to consider before the penultimate episode of the HBO series. We take a look at a mind-blowing theory which suggests a connection between Dolores and Wyatt. Did Doctor Ford order Bernard to kill? Could Arnold have a much different appearance than we were led to believe? Might we have found the location of Westworld? Plus, a possible reason for the flies in Westworld and more speculation about another human who might be a host. All this and more, after the jump.

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