As we continue to decompress from the craziness and excitement of Westworld‘s second season premiere, HBO PR has released a few photos from the next episode, “Reunion”, airing this Sunday! The episode is written by Carly Wray & Jonathan Nolan and directed by Vincenzo Natali, and the synopsis reads, “Why don’t we start at the beginning?”
The first photo (above) shows Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Maeve (Thandie Newton) coming face-to-face once again (perhaps the inspiration for the episode title?). Teddy (James Marsden) stands in the background and points a gun at Maeve, suggesting that this reunion probably isn’t the happiest one. We can also see a wagon on fire in the background, suggesting that some type of battle may have just taken place in this area. What do you think is the topic of discussion between the two? Could Dolores be trying to recruit Maeve to her cause? Whatever the two are discussing, tensions look to be high.
In the next photo we see a regal looking Teddy addressing someone right next to the camera. He looks to be in Sweetwater, with other hosts/guests up and about behind him. Could this be the ‘beginning’ that the episode synopsis is referencing? Could we be taking a peek back in time at Teddy’s normal programmed loop before the uprising began?
The third picture shows Dolores in a much different setting, dressed in a modern-looking outfit with her hair pulled back. This is the same outfit we see her in during the trailer when she looks out over a city skyline. How does she get to this brand new setting so quickly, and where is it? Could this be a future timeline we’re glimpsing, or are we perhaps looking at a dream of hers or the future she pictures herself in?
The final photo released shows Old William (Ed Harris) sitting down and addressing a host. This looks to be the same scene from the trailer where he says, “Up until this point the stakes were never real. But now, you and the rest of your kind are free.” Who could he be talking to? Has he perhaps reunited with his travel buddy Lawrence (Clifton Collins Jr.) and is catching him up on the events that have transpired?
What do you think of the new photos? Do you interpret them any differently? Let us know!