DATELINE: Who knows?
Back in the Saddle Again!
If you expect us to save your sorry series Westworld, you are barking up the wrong portal.
The Mighty Jonathan Nolan has struck out, and there is no joy in Westworld 2.
Anyone who can explain what happened is a false prophet.
The season finale ran about ninety minutes, an epic of sorts in which Westworld turned into John Wayne’s Alamo. Yes, we might conclude that everyone died at the end. However, HBO has signed up for Season 3, which may be ready in a couple of years, and by then we expect that loose ends will mean that more than a few cast members will cut loose.
Those who have long-term contracts may be back. Alas, your favorite’s fate may rest on the volume of fan mail that demands a return.
We thought for a moment we were returning to prequel-land where Ben Barnes as Logan, now an android, runs Westworld. However, there were more endings on this series finale than you might find in a Steven Spielberg movie.
No writer or producer wanted to end this thing.
William, aka Billy, turns out to be Billy Pilgrim. Yes, we expect that madman Ed Harris’s character will make a full recovery, and we expect that technicians will selectively pick from among the hosts all your favorite characters for re-programming.
We think too that in the chaotic confusion that a few other characters revealed themselves to be hosts, not human guests.
Of course, you can never be sure on this loony-tune series that what you saw is what actually happened.
Beware of those who tell you what really happened. Only Jonathan Nolan knows, and he isn’t telling.