Westworld

I’m still trying to recover from that fantastic Westworld season one finale. A lot of people watching the series are likely not paying attention to the incredible Westworld website that HBO has constructed that takes you inside the world of the show. An update occurred after the finale that gives us a bunch of hints at the future of the show, and may finally reveal what year this story takes place in. Hit the jump to dive in.

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Westworld‘s 90-minute season finale delivered the goods, answering the most pressing questions, providing dramatic closure to the major characters, and still finding several opportunities to turn this entire weird world on its head and set up a very different second season. And while this is the rare Westworld episode to shut more doors than it opens, I still have ten questions to ask before we begin the long wait for more of 2016’s most intriguing and frustrating and entertaining new show.

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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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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 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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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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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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