Jimmi Simpson on the Westworld finale: “I haven’t seen anyone nail this”

Jimmi Simpson-as William and Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy in Westworld episode 107
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We’re only a few hours away from the season finale of Westworld, this close to finding out if our lovingly-spun theories are correct, and according to Jimmi Simpson, who plays park guest William on the show, none of the fans has gotten it quite right.

In a new interview with The Canadian Press (published by Yahoo News), the actor said about the finale theories, “I don’t spend all that much time online, but I feel like I’ve been forwarded quite a few things, and I haven’t seen anyone nail this.” He admits, “There are a lot of people coming close to some elements, but as far as the actual machine that’s happening at the end, I think people will be refreshingly surprised and pleased.”

Simpson expresses a huge amount of confidence in series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, saying, “It’s just not something Jonah and Lisa and J.J. [Abrams] were making up as they went along. I think sometimes people are used to a concept being introduced on television, and then they see people respond to certain things, and they add some new twists and people like it, so they do more stuff like that. This is not that show.”

As for the finale, it sounds like we can expect resolution to most of the major questions we’ve been asking. Simpsons says, “So, I think at the end of this season, it’s the end of a chapter and they’re prepared for it, and I think they really kill it and they satisfy, I would say, at least most of all the things you’re wondering. And then they do this wonderful thing and they just flick on this light, and now you’re seeing a future, as well, but they’re not making you wait for the questions you’ve already been asking.”

Simpsons says more about the finale and his work on Westworld with The Canadian Press at the source!

5 responses to “Jimmi Simpson on the Westworld finale: “I haven’t seen anyone nail this””

  1. According to this interview…
    “And then they do this wonderful thing and they just flick on this light, and now you’re seeing a future, as well, but they’re not making you wait for the questions you’ve already been asking.”

    So we are getting a peek into the future? Wonder what that means for S2. My other question is about the world beyond the park: what is it like?

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  2. Oh is he referencing Futureworld?

    Fans have been pretty spot on with the theories, so I have faith we’ve guessed at least some things 😛

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  3. I hope he’s right. I don’t have a problem if all the specs are true–and so far they have been–but the constant groaning when it’s right from the very same people who read all the spec to help figure out what is going on is annoying.

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