Westworld Roundup: Jonathan Nolan on Peter Abernathy’s Storyline; Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton’s Emmy Submissions Revealed

Thandie Newton_Trace Decay

We have a fresh batch of Westworld news on this Friday eve!

EW’s Spoiler Room caught up with co-creator and showrunner Jonathan Nolan regarding the whereabouts of Peter Abernathy (Louis Herthum). Last we see Peter in the first season, he finds himself wrapped up in in a plan concocted by Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) and Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) to smuggle 35 years worth of data out of the park via the Delos monorail system.


The first season never confirms whether or not Abernathy makes it onto the train. However, Nolan seems to have shed some light on this topic. “I don’t think Abernathy got on that train; I don’t think any host got on that train – or any host that we’re aware of, “says Nolan. “When you see Lee head down to cold storage, he’s going there to retrieve Abernathy, and Abernathy is gone, so leave it up to your imagination.”

While Nolan could just be toying with us, which is a distinct possibility given how secretive he and fellow creator and showrunner Lisa Joy are when it comes to the show, perhaps the semblance of a personality Sizemore gives Abernathy isn’t enough to get him on the train. Does he instead stay in the park and join the hoard of uprising hosts?


New Dolores Insight from Evan Rachel Wood

Gold Derby has learned that Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores Abernathy) will be entering episode 10, “The Bicameral Mind”, as her Emmy submission for Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Her performance this episode sees her transcend multiple personas, from the hopeless (and dying) damsel on the beach with Teddy (James Marsden), to the ruthless killer Wyatt who pulls the trigger to kill Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) and set off the host uprising. With this episode up for consideration, I can’t help but think the Emmy voters will find it difficult not to vote for Wood for the award.


Maeve Millay, Episode 8, 'Trace Decay'

Gold Derby has also reported on Thandie Newton’s (Maeve) Emmy submission. The actress will be entering episode 8, “Trace Decay”, as her submission for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series consideration.

As with Wood’s submission, Newton’s choice to submit episode 8 certainly makes sense. The Maeve-centric episode sees the host’s manipulation of Felix (Leonardo Nam) and Sylvester (Ptolemy Slocum) come to a peak, as she gains administrative privileges to alter other hosts’ codes. The episode also sees multiple flashbacks to Maeve’s previous narrative, when she and her android daughter are attacked by the Man in Black (Ed Harris).

 

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