Westworld Post Mortem of “Passed Pawn”

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The end is almost upon us Westworld fans! Now that Caleb and Dolores have their new strategy, will Serac be able to put and end to the revolution? Will Maeve continue to help him or will she choose her own path? Do Charlotte and Bernard fit into the plan, and if so – how? While we ponder these questions and wait to see what the finale brings, let’s take a look at this week’s interviews and videos!

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It’s a light week – likely to avoid spoiling anything prior to the finale – but Looper does bring us an interview with cinematographer John Grillo. He discusses the changing look and feel of the show, saying, “We knew that [leaving the park] was coming by the end of the second season. But it was interesting to see the characters in new surroundings. When you get involved in a show like this, you not only help create the show but you also become a fan. You are invested in the characters, and sometimes you’re on set shooting and say, ‘Dolores would never do that.’ You start to question certain things.”

Speaking of being invested, does Grillo prefer any specific characters? “I don’t necessarily have a favorite character. Maybe Thandie Newton‘s character Maeve, just because she is so witty. There’s a lot of female power there. It’s always fun to shoot her. Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores is also amazing, and there’s a lot of action there. It’s always fun to watch Evan do fight sequences. But you invest in the characters equally. You’re always wondering what they’re thinking, and how to visually interpret what they’re going through internally.” Now if they could just team up instead of fight each other (unless maybe their conflict is a ruse to fool Serac).

We also have a bit more news to share about future seasons thanks to The Hollywood ReporterLast week we reported that season four is officially a go, but THR has additional information:

The renewal, per sources, was part of Joy and Nolan’s larger payout as part of their nine-figure overall deal the duo signed with Amazon last year. While the married showrunners will create new projects for Amazon, the deal included upfront payment for their services as showrunners on Westworld for what sources say could be up to season six.

So we could potentially see three more seasons of Westworld! That makes Sunday’s finale a little easier to bear, don’t you think?


This week’s “Creating Westworld’s Reality” takes us behind the scenes of the Maeve and Dolores battle. It sounds like we aren’t the only ones who wants to see these two on the same side…

Take a look at the preview for the finale, “Crisis Theory,” below:

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