Westworld Post Mortem of “The Passenger”

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Alas, the second season of Westworld is at an end…and what a mind blowing end it was! As everyone converged on the Valley Beyond, some hosts escaped to paradise, some to the real world, and many others died – perhaps to be born again? There were also tragic human deaths (RIP Lee and Elsie) and others not so tragic (good riddance Charlotte, Strand, and sadistic tech guy whose name no one bothered to learn). While we try to recover from the finale and begin the long wait for news of season three, let’s take a deeper look at “The Passenger” with new interviews and videos!

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Analysis: Westworld Season 2 Episode 10 Recap, “The Passenger”

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The driving question of Westworld has always been about the nature of choice. In a world where the principal players are hosts and humans, the matter of choice has always been the defining metric of delineation between the two. A human can choose who they want to be, what they do, and ultimately who they become. A host can simply be reprogrammed by a human, the surface argument was, so by the very nature of that reality hosts do not have any real choices of their own. Yet as the byzantine narrative moved forward, it became quite clear that that explanation in its simplicity betrayed a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to have a choice.

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Westworld Finale Screening in Spain: Photos and Q & A Session with Showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy!

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We have another day to wait before the Westworld season two finale, but some lucky fans were able to see it a few days early during finale screenings in London and Spain. Fortunately for us, Javi Marcos from the Game of Thrones Spanish website Los Siete Reinos – and a friend of this site – attended the Spain event. We have several photos, plus quotes from the question and answer session with showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, courtesy of Javi. Read on for a look inside the event!

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New Westworld Games Now Available!

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Westworld season two is almost over, but fear not! You can keep the fun going well past the finale with two new games that are available to download now. One gives you control over a Westworld park simulation and features your favorite characters from the show, while the other lets you experience a host’s journey toward consciousness. And don’t worry, these games are definitely meant for you.

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New Photos Released for Westworld Finale, “The Passenger”

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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”

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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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