‘Westworld’ finale leaves us with ‘chaos’ for Season 2



This post contains spoilers for Westworld Season 1, Episode 10, titled “The Bicameral Mind.” Read the recap for episode 9 here

Westworld’s finale was a near-perfect end point to a fantastic season of sci-fi television, not to mention a tantalizing platform from which Season 2 will launch.

The Man in Black was William all along; Dolores was “Wyatt,” incited to kill her fellow hosts by Arnold as a way of derailing the park’s original opening; Ford actually wasn’t the villain (that was a double-twist!); and the hosts initiated the bloodbath viewers have been anticipating (courtesy of Ford’s final act and Chekhov’s frozen host army). Read more…

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‘Westworld’ episode 9 finally solves the mystery of Arnold



This post contains spoilers for Westworld Season 1, Episode 9, titled “The Well-Tempered Clavier.” Read last week’s recap here

In Westworld’s ninth episode, Ford tells Bernard that you can’t rely on humans. But it’s Westworld’s hosts who’ve proved the most unreliable as narrators throughout the season.

As attentive viewers guessed weeks ago, Bernard is Arnold — or rather a version of him built based on memories by Dr. Ford. The clues were all there in earlier episodes: the photo that seemed to be missing someone, the chats between Bernard and Dolores that seemed so out of place, the fact that Bernard (or rather Arnold, who we thought at the time was Bernard) set Dolores on the path toward the maze. Read more…

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