Is the season finale of Westworld still blowing your mind? Season 2 may have ended but our questions haven’t! Are you just catching up on Westworld? Maybe you didn’t even watch but love spoilers and want to know what all the fuss is about? There’s no doubt people love it, hate it, or are just plain confused by it. Get a rundown of the biggest moments and some of the best reactions to the season finale below.
Evan Rachel Wood and Tessa Thompson Rule the (West) World as One
“If the future is one ruled by Evan Rachel Wood, Tessa Thompson, and (maybe) Jeffrey Wright, then I, for one, welcome our new host overlords,” says Angela Watercutter, Senior Associate Editor at WIRED.
Charlores has left the building (er, park) and gone to the mainland!
Charlotte (Tessa Thompson) and Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) are the same person! Two copies of the same consciousness in two robot bodies? When Charlotte-Dolores (Charlores or Halores, your pick) makes a new version of herself and keeps the older self, we know things are about to get super interesting (i.e. confusing? exciting?).
She also kills Bernard but rebuilds him later, so don’t worry (were you worried?). They also set up a pretty big situation for season three when Dolores tells Bernard she is going to try and “kill them all” and she knows he will try and stop her.
Is Maeve Really Dead?
Maeve (Thandie Newton) couldn’t override Clementine so she rushed to the Forge rift just as her daughter was trying to get across with her substitute host mother, who she believes to be her real mother. Like the caring, tough mother Maeve is, she has desperately tried to get her daughter back all season. Her journey leads to a critical choice: She sacrifices herself to ensure her daughter makes it to safety, even though it was with a woman she only believed to be her mother.
Security forces shot Maeve down as she held them back just long enough for her daughter to get across. She died for her beliefs and paid the ultimate price for love in the most badass way ever. But when you can replicate your own consciousness, are you ever really dead?
Stick Around for the Post Credits
If you heard Radiohead and thought the show was over - you missed out big time. Post credit scenes are all the rage these days thanks to Marvel movies, and HBO doesn’t want to be left out in the cold. Just when you think Westworld is over and you’re ready to clean up your dirty dishes from the coffee table after binging all night on pizza and HBO — stay put! The Man in Black, William (Ed Harris), heads into an underground building in this extra scene where he comes face-to-face with his daughter Emily — who he supposedly killed in the previous episode.
We’re then led to believe that this is a host version of Emily and William isn’t a human either but a host, too?! Did you catch all that? He says he wants to make his own destiny and Emily tells him this isn’t a simulation. What is the Man in Black’s deal? What does this mean for season 3? If you didn’t get this far - speed through the credits to make sure you see the biggest twist of the series!