Entertainment Weekly recently spoke with Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores Abernathy) regarding what she expects from her character in the upcoming second season. Wood gives us this insightful and delectable new nugget of information:
“I’m really curious to see the unleashed version of [Dolores] that we caught a glimpse of at the very end of the finale. Those final seconds, I think we were seeing a completely different side to her, completely different programming and completely off of her leash, so I don’t think she will be the same person; she’ll be an evolved version.”
Unleashed? Off her leash? It sure does sound like this quote could be confirmation that Dolores acted of her own volition in the first season finale when she shoots Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) in the back of the head, and then subsequently opens fire on the Delos guests.
Or, at the very least, this shows that Wood herself is of the belief that her character’s slow ascension through the maze and into sentience allowed her to disobey her programming and make the conscious choice of starting a war against the humans.
Either way, this ‘evolved version’ of Dolores that we may be destined to see in the upcoming season is certainly something to get majorly excited about. No more Ms. Nice Farm Girl!
What do you think of this potential revelation? Do you interpret the quote in a different way? Let us know!