New Photos Released for Westworld Finale, “The Passenger”

William Westworld

We are coming to the end of the road for Westworld‘s second season, but luckily HBO has given us new photos from Sunday’s episode to lessen the pain! The finale is titled “The Passenger.” It is written by showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and directed by Frederick E.O. Toye. There is no synopsis at this time.

Above, we see William (Ed Harris) – possibly right after he cuts into his arm – but at whom (or what) is he looking? Check out the remaining photos below the cut!

Next we have Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), in a shot that was previously released on the HBO website. She is covered in blood and looks grief-stricken, but determined. She is probably riding toward the Valley Beyond after leaving Teddy’s body behind. Could she be the one who finds William in the first photo?

Dolores Westworld

Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) and Armistice (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) both look to be taking cover, or preparing for an ambush.

Hector Westworld

Armistice Westworld

There isn’t much to glean from this shot of Akecheta (Zahn McClarnon), but perhaps he is looking out over the Valley Beyond.

Akecheta Westworld

Finally, we see Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) standing in a similar spot to where the water appears to flow toward him and a dead Ghost Nation host in the teaser.

Bernard Westworld

This batch of photos isn’t terribly revealing, but luckily we only have a few days left to wait. Let me know in the comments if you see anything I missed!

10 responses to “New Photos Released for Westworld Finale, “The Passenger””

  1. Bernard has his hands tied behind his back?
    Akecheta is looking pensive — what he sees is not good
    Dolores looks determined. Is there something in her left hand?
    Maybe our group saw Dolores coming ……
    that should be a trip when Dolores and MIB meet and then add Maeve to the mixture 🙂

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  2. Barbara,

    Bernard’s hands could be tied, or they could just be behind his back. I didn’t notice them being tied in any of the trailer shots, so I don’t know.

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  3. I would guess that the title The Passenger…would be Ford?

    At this point it could end up being anyone that has passed.

    Ford was a passenger for Bernard- jumped on at the Cradle.

    Who else might “tag along for the ride”……maybe out of Westworld?

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  4. Barbara,

    Somebody talked about the episode title in a recent interview. I can’t remember if it was Jonah and Lisa… something tells me it was the executive producer though. Whoever it was said the title had to do with human’s being “The Passenger” to their own decisions, and talked about how our subconscious often makes our decisions for us, so we essentially don’t really have choices either.

    It was a really interesting interview; I think I saw it on HBO’s (maybe HBO Westworld’s) Facebook page.

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  5. Jaehaerys:
    Barbara,

    Whoever it was said the title had to do with human’s being “The Passenger” to their own decisions, and talked about how our subconscious often makes our decisions for us, so we essentially don’t really have choices either.

    That is an interesting quote. It makes me think that we will be getting into a debate about the definition of free will. We spend a lot of time talking about the hosts’ acquiring free will and consciousness. What if Delos is essentially doing the reverse and has found a way to control/predict human behavior and essentially eliminate free will? If humans have coding – just as hosts do – then our behavior can be controlled.

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  6. Barbara,

    mariamb,

    The article was actually posted on this site in the weekly interview roundup… damn I need some coffee already. It’s the article right before the trailer breakdown. Jonah and Lisa talk about the episode title towards the bottom of the article.

    I think we’ll be spending a bit of time thinking about free will during this next episode. If you think about it, it’s kind of been a big aspect of this season as a whole. I’ve at least been considering this whole time if Dolores and the rest of the hosts actually have free will, or if these decisions they make are all predetermined, or if they really don’t have a choice because there really is only one path that their subconscious will let them take. That is what drove Teddy to kill himself, after all; his subconscious made the decision, because this path he was on just wasn’t him, in the end.

    And that whole last episode with William plays into this as well, of course. His character and subconscious really take the decisions away from him, because there really is only one path for him. It’s an interesting concept.

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  7. but we all have choices and that path does have a fork in the road— and we, as humans, have a conscience that actually speaks up at that fork and says, hey, wait a second! The hosts don’t seem to have one, nor do they have any consequences for their actions. Kind of like the kids today, so they do anything they want.

    Teddy made a decision, regardless of his “path”. He made a decision to remain the “good guy” and not murder innocent people and hosts anymore, even though it cost him Dolores and his life. He had a choice, and he made it. Maybe he did have a conscience after all.

    Maybe a conscience is our “passenger”- the little inner voice that tells us right from wrong.

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  8. Barbara:

    if they control our behaviour and eliminate free will…then we are no better than robots

    Exactly! Isn’t that what Ford is suggesting? Isn’t that what this entire show is about – a definition of humanity.

    Perhaps what we as humans think are choices are actually nothing more than subconscious “programmed” behavior. And if someone or some organization has studied our behavior, has our DNA and has done mind scans, they could potentially predict our behavior.

    Free will has been a consideration since Maeve walked off that train. I don’t that this show’s message will be that we don’t exercise free will. Rather, I think that it may be the emphasis for S3.

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