Marsden talked about how his character, for the first time, has the power of choice yet still is "bound" to Delores. Yes, the show is titled Westworld, but as previews of season two have already confirmed, the fleeing guests and murderously sentient hosts will also be taking a trip to Shogun World at some point.
So what are the big questions left as we go into season two? "Good God, when you see a host lay one down, it's like a sandcastle, motherfucker!"
Is all hell about to break loose?
HBO's Westworld begins its second season with the immediate aftermath of the massacre of humans by Evan Rachel Wood's Dolores Abernathy and other hosts. And that new something is its drone hosts, one of the major new revelations of the new season, which the show's creators have titled "The Door."
It's been over a year since we've seen new episodes of the hit HBO sci-fi series Westworld, and the cable network knows that fans are hungry for as much as they can get in the second season premiering this weekend.
As the humans (and numerous hosts) discover to their detriment in the first five episodes made available to critics, the threat is real: a vengeance-seeking Dolores, an uneasy Teddy (James Marsden), and the other hosts in the park can now inflict real damage onto their human creators.
"We were very lucky to have one awesome season with Anthony Hopkins". Ford died at the end, shot in the head by Dolores. But we think Ford set about freeing the hosts, as he began to believe they truly were conscious and possibly the next step in evolution. As the elder William (Ed Harris) tells it, his quest to find Dolores in the past led him to a dark place, eventually revealing his sociopathic nature.
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Westworld's hosts do indeed have to deal with basic biological needs, such as pooping.
Ford discovered that memory and suffering were key to "waking" the hosts.
But what about Dr. Ford? Well, now we know what sticks.
Where does Bernard go from here?
Essentially the human-like andriods, or "hosts" as they are called, have woken up after countless re-programmings where they played characters for the pleasure of wealthy "guests" at the Westworld theme park. Or did he sacrifice himself and make a host version to live on? "For instance, what about people who like to be pooped on?"
In the trailer footage, it looks like Bernard is with human soldiers, albeit begrudgingly, so perhaps he's going to spend some time working out which side he wants to be on.
Critics have apparently praised season two, which starts with an episode titled "Journey into Night", saying the next chapter is actually more entertaining than the first, which often seemed to leave viewers hanging, a chief criticism having been that the show was all flash and little substance. Firstly, what the heck happened to Logan (Ben Barnes), the heir apparent of Delos Destinations?
When we last watched Westworld, which was more than a year ago, the amusement park was all out of laughs.