Nine weeks ago, Westworld made its grand debut with the promise that Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan’s long-in-development TV series could stand alongside Game of Thrones in HBO’s pantheon of top-tier television. Granted, many balked at such a comparison, but after a mind-bending trip into Robert Ford’s extravagant theme park, few would disagree that the inaugural season has delivered an arresting story built on smart writing and scenery-chewing performances.
That all comes to a head this Sunday, December 4, with the premiere of “The Bicameral Mind,” the tenth and final episode of Westworld‘s freshman year. Fans are still reeling from the revelations unearthed in last week’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” and truth be told, there are many, many questions still to be answered going into Sunday’s super-sized finale. Will these violent delights really have violent ends?
In order to keep viewers firmly on tenterhooks, HBO has rolled out the last wave of photos for Westworld season 1. Embedded above, we see Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) accompanied by the Man in Black (Ed Harris) in an old graveyard – peer close enough and you’ll see that the cross actually reads ‘Dolores Abernathy’ – not to mention the chilling shot of Maeve (Thandie Newton) preparing to stage her rebellion. Will the sentient host finally be able to escape the confines of the park? Or is Westworld her one and only destination? And what of the multiple timelines theory? Almost everything will surely be revealed once the first key of Ramin Djawadi’s stirring score begins playing this Sunday.
Expect “The Bicameral Mind” to bring the curtain down on Westworld season 1 on December 4th.