Do not be expecting a time bounce.
This tale comprises spoilers for Season 2, episode 10 of Westworld, titled “The Passenger” and hypothesis for Season three. Take a look at our Season 2 finale overview right here.
The Westworld Season 2 finale leaves us with two primary cliffhangers: Within the episode’s respectable finishing, we see that Dolores, Bernard and some other unidentified host (in Charlotte Hale’s frame) are actually out in the actual global past the park, and Dolores is able to cross scorched earth on mankind in retribution for the years of torture the hosts have persisted. Bernard, then again, is made up our minds to forestall her, since he nonetheless sees the nice in humanity. (Even after being double-crossed through Elsie, who then poetically were given double-crossed through Hale!)
The finale’s post-credits scene unearths William in the future at some point, reputedly trapped in his personal loop and replaying the occasions that resulted in his daughter’s loss of life – there may be even a bunch model of Emily there to check him for “constancy.” Is he a bunch at that time at some point? Perhaps, however as we discover in our post-credits explainer, the Guy in Black surely hasn’t been a bunch all alongside.
However we would possibly not get an reason for that William flash-forward for a number of seasons, in keeping with co-creator Lisa Pleasure, who advised The Wrap, “We get the sensation that, within the far-flung long term, the Guy has been in some way reconjured and taken into this global and he’s being examined the similar approach the people used to check the hosts. And that may be a storyline that someday we’ll see extra of.”
Emphasis on “someday.” So we should not essentially be expecting a time bounce in Season three, which can as an alternative observe Dolores and Bernard outdoor the park, as Pleasure advised the Hollywood Reporter: “I feel that storyline is one thing we’re going to get to in the end. However season 3, the principle tale, is probably not jumping ahead that some distance ahead.”
Pleasure expanded on that concept additional in her interview with The Wrap, declaring that they have were given numerous tale to mine from the brand new positions that Dolores and Bernard to find themselves in now that they are unfastened: “It used to be at all times the plan to discover the actual global and we now have Dolores there, Bernard’s there and a creature this is surely inhabiting Hale’s frame is there. So we’ll come to understand extra of who ‘Hale’ is. There are 3 hosts out on the planet and subsequent season will in reality be an exploration of what they to find and who they change into.”
Plus, there are the ones 5 “pearls” that Dolores snuck out in Hale’s purse. “There’s host information in the real hosts who didn’t ‘chic’ [i.e. cross over into that digital paradise] — so their CPUs are nonetheless intact. So, in the event that they didn’t chic, the ones pearls nonetheless comprise their knowledge,” Pleasure advised The Wrap. “In each and every of the ones little balls within the handbag is a bunch, so there’s a handful of them — however no longer an unlimited quantity of them. There are 5. One host in line with pearl.” Who is on them will probably be explored in Season three, nevertheless it may not be as obtrusive as we would suppose – since we do not know if Dolores had time to retrieve the CPUs from Maeve, Hector, or Armistice earlier than she left.
We additionally were given to peer 3 out of the six Delos parks in Season 2, together with The Raj and Shogun Global, however there are nonetheless 3 others that experience but to be explored. In an interview with EW, co-creator Jonathan Nolan hinted that since “no longer all of our favourite characters have controlled to flee but,” there might be a chance to discuss with the opposite parks in long term seasons.
Because it used to be implied that Felix and Sylvester would be capable to salvage Maeve’s frame within the finale, if she’s no longer on probably the most pearls Dolores stole, in all probability she’ll be our eyes and ears at the inside of in Season three, nonetheless preventing to unfastened extra hosts from Delos’ grip – since it is transparent that handiest Westworld’s fortunate hosts made it to the “chic” virtual global.
However in all probability the most important query for the following season has not anything to do with the plot – when will Season three in truth premiere? Nolan advised EW that “there’s going to be a little of a watch for a 3rd season,” admitting “we’re nonetheless speaking it via, truthfully, with our pals at HBO, and with the forged and the team. We would like to make the effort to make each and every season as thrilling as imaginable. And we now have a huge problem going into Season three with the worlds that we’re development going ahead. We need to be certain we now have the time to try this proper.”
Since Season 1 led to December 2016, and Season 2 did not premiere till April 2018, that suggests we might be taking a look at greater than a yr’s watch for Westworld Season three. EW prompt that the display would possibly go back on the finish of 2018 or the start of 2019, and even supposing Nolan did not verify an actual go back date (as it sounds find it irresistible hasn’t been made up our minds but), given the flowery manufacturing values of the season, plus the truth that Dolores, Bernard and “Hale” will probably now be in a futuristic model of the actual global, it is in doubt the showrunners will need to rush issues.
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