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The second season of the HBO series from showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy premieres on April 22, promising to expand on the very elaborate narratives already in play. A few choice examples:
• Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) is becoming self-aware and is leading a violent host uprising against the human guests.
• Maeve (Thandie Newton) is achieving similar levels of consciousness, dead set on saving someone from her past.
• Teddy (James Marsden) is watching in awe as his beloved Dolores becomes Wyatt, the person he’s been programmed to loathe.
• Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) is caught between a rock and a hard place: After living his entire life thinking he was a human, he recently learned that he’s actually a host, and must now forge a new path forward.
• The Man in Black (Ed Harris), recently revealed as an older and more vengeful version of William (Jimmi Simpson), now stands at the center of what he always wanted — a game with real stakes — while nursing a bullet wound to the shoulder.
And those are just the headlines. It’s not accounting for some of the smaller mysteries still in play: Elsie (Shannon Woodward) disappearing, Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) similarly falling out of sight, Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) and Charlotte (Tessa Thompson) whiffing on their mission to smuggle a data-rich host out of Westworld, and more.
Oh, and there’s the small matter of park co-founder Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) taking a bullet to the head at the end of the first season.
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