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!

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Complete Breakdown of the Westworld Season 2 Finale Teaser!

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With only a few days left until the Westworld finale, it’s time to put our thinking caps on – or our brain scanning Stetsons, if you prefer – and take a deep dive into the “The Passenger” teaser! There is a ton of information contained in the 85 second video, so we will break it down shot by shot. Let’s take a look at the clues hidden inside and do some theorizing, shall we?

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Westworld Roundup: Interviews with Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Jonathan Nolan, and Lisa Joy; Plus Carpool Karaoke Westworld Style!

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Westworld season two is almost at an end, but we still have plenty of interviews and news to share before the finale. Jeffrey Wright discusses Bernard’s awakening and Westworld secrecy, James Marsden talks AI and Westworld season three, and showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy tease the finale and where the show is headed in seasons to come. Read on for more, plus news about a very special Westworld edition of Carpool Karaoke!

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Westworld Post Mortem of “Vanishing Point”

William Westworld

Another Westworld Sunday down, and we are now headed into the end game – can you believe it? This was a particularly gut-wrenching episode full of pain and heartbreak, while also setting up our characters for a showdown in the Valley Beyond. While we anxiously wait to see how it all goes down in the season finale, let’s dive into interviews and videos for “Vanishing Point”!

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Analysis: Westworld Season 2 Episode 9 Recap, “Vanishing Point”

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“If you keep pretending, you’re not gonna remember who you are.”

Westworld season two’s penultimate episode (I know, I can’t believe it either) took a dark and fascinating look at choices, and how those choices determine who you are. Of course, it’s not enough to choose – you must accept the consequences of the decisions you make, and – hopefully – learn from them. Believing choices don’t matter, or blaming them on someone else, will ultimately make you unable to grow or to change.

In a episode with plenty of tragedy, there were also small moments of triumph as the hosts make their way to the Valley Beyond. Everything is coming together in preparation for next Sunday’s finale, so let’s take a quick look back at “Vanishing Point” and see what we can discover along the way!

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New Photos Released for Westworld Episode 9, “Vanishing Point”

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Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood)

Westworld Wednesdays are back with a slew of new photos! Five new images, courtesy of HBO, have been released from the upcoming episode “Vanishing Point.” Robert Patino is tackling scripting duties while Stephen Williams tackles the director’s chair. The synopsis, as terse and cryptic as always, is simple yet tantalizing: “Try to kill it all away, but I remember everything.”

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Westworld Watchers Exclusive: Patrick Cage Discusses Working on Westworld and His Character’s Fate

Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock
Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock

Patrick Cage has made several appearances on television, notably in guest roles on “Jane the Virgin” and “This is Us.”  He had a small but impactful role on Westworld this season playing Phil, the unfortunate tech who Dolores takes hostage from the Delos outpost in episode two (“Reunion”). Forced to resurrect dead hosts and change Teddy’s personality, Phil is ultimately dispatched by Dolores and her crew as they prepare to attack the Mesa in episode 6 (“Phase Space”). At least he went out with a bang…literally.

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Westworld Post Mortem of “Kiksuya”

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There are many ways we can describe Westworld‘s second season. It’s certainly bloody, especially given that humans are no longer immune to host attacks. It’s ruthless, particularly when it comes to Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and her determination to fulfill her mission by any means necessary. And, like its first season counterpart, this season is definitely smart, given how it expertly weaves past and present storylines together, demanding that the audience pay attention and keep up.

All that being said, one of the most profound ways this season has come to define itself is through its expansion into and representation of different cultures and worlds. We first got a glimpse of this during the third episode, “Virtù e Fortuna,” as we met the then-named Grace (Katja Herbers), who at the time was exploring the India-inspired park, The Raj. A couple episodes later, we dove into the long-teased park, Shogun World, and were immersed in Japanese Edo-era culture (and awesome samurai battles).

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Analysis: Westworld Season 2 Episode 8 Recap, “Kiksuya”

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“Take my heart when you go.”

Storytelling is a form in which we see stories that represent who we are, regardless of how much we know of our true selves. Storytelling is a pathway through which we discover whom we do not know and perhaps in that discovery come to realize more about ourselves and how close we are to each other. Storytelling can open our eyes to the reality that more often than not, we do not know whom we pretend to see right through. Stories are a way for us to peel back the layers of the byzantine nature of humanity, of our interconnectivity, of our differences.

Sometimes we feel isolated, alone, like there is no one out there who can understand what we are going through. Representation is more than just seeing someone who looks like you, who feels what you feel, or who loves who you love. It is about finding a thread or two in an often harsh world that gives you the feeling of belonging, that gives you the confidence that your being has meaning and that there is something out there for you. It is like the feeling when someone holds your hand for the first time without expecting anything in return.

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