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The Passenger Analysis
Welcome to Beyond Westworld, and boy do we have a finale for you…
For our season finale, we finally see a tear, a door if you may, in our reality as the hosts that choose to do so, including our beloved Teddy, enter their utopia, free to live their afterlives however they choose. Even Akecheta is reunited with his lost love. But to save them, Maeve’s Jedi wizardry has to hold off the Angel of Death in Clementine’s host-pocalypse. She does just long enough for her daughter to escape, and her friends Hector and Armistice to die. For now.
Elsewhere, Dolores joins forces with the MiB, only for a hot minute, as she really wants to team up with Bernard and destroy the guest copies. In doing so she hopes to find the freedom she so desperately seeks. Bernard finally makes a choice, killing Dolores, while realizing Charlotte Hale is pure evil. As Strand and the gang arrive at the Forge in the future present, we learn that Hale is not Hale anymore, she is a rebuilt model. A passenger riding in a vessel. Who is inside is what the finale is all about.
The park is open. Let’s head on in.
Opening & Guest Survey – 0:00
Main Loop – 04:10
Guest Feedback – 1:28:06
Closing – 1:39:46
The Passenger in Pictures
Here are a few of our favorite scenes from this week’s episode.
What did you all think? Was this finale better or worse than Season 1? Let us know by commenting below or leaving us your thoughts here.
Each week Beyond Westworld will take a deep look at both the minor and major plot lines and character elements within the riveting HBO series, Westworld. Be sure to subscribe and review us in iTunes, Stitcher, or your podcast app of choice. Also check out our other Golden Spiral Media Podcasts.
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About HBO's Westworld
In 1973, celebrated author and filmmaker Michael Crichton released Westworld, his visionary idea of what a theme park could be as human-looking androids fulfilled our every desire. Four decades later, creators Jonathan and Lisa Joy Nolan are taking the concept to the next evolutionary step as Westworld can now be ‘fleshed’ out as a deeper concept that explores the vast array of potential and consequence from such advanced technology. The one-hour drama series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite can live without limits, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.
The cast of the 10-episode series includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, and more.