The Trailer for The 'Westworld' Season Finale Is Here!

Monday, 28 November 2016 - 3:32PM
Westworld
Monday, 28 November 2016 - 3:32PM
The Trailer for The 'Westworld' Season Finale Is Here!
Now that Westworld has officially been approved for a second season, we can relax and enjoy the upcoming finale knowing it won't be the last time we get a glimpse into its depraved, mind-bending world of android nightmares. And now that we're down to the final episodes, Westworld conspiracy theorists everywhere are organizing their giant, Beautiful Mind-style corkboards to piece together the last Big Secrets. So far the single best moment was when Jonathan Nolan, the writer behind the pilot, personally trolled the fans on Reddit and revealed what happens to all of Dolores' paintings. But today, we got the official trailer for the season finale:



We've got Dolores kneeling at what appears to be her own grave and putting a revolver to her head, a lot of dead soldiers, and so, so much more. There's plenty here for the conspiracy mill, but the title of the episode, "The Bicameral Mind," may be the biggest hint of all.

The title is a reference to the psychological concept introduced by Julian Jaynes in 1976, which supposes that human beings originally operated on unconscious instinct, divided into two halves: the part that commanded and the part that obeyed. Humans (according to the theory) weren't aware of where the commands to eat, fight, sleep etc. came from, and so ascribed them to gods. The not-so-subtle hint is that the androids may be able to become aware of the 'other part' that's commanding them, unify their own version of the bicameral mind, attain self-awareness, and defy their creators—their 'gods'. The show has directly referenced the concept in the past and woven it into its mythology, so be ready for some colossal psychological and metaphysical mindfuckery—this is not a drill. 

As for whether the finale will be able to tie everything together and satisfy fans, actor Jimmi Simpson (who plays William) says it does exactly that:

Opening quote
"Well, I would say I was on the edge of my seat all the way until I got the 10 script… I think we all had different ideas, and then when 10 came - I think I could speak for most of the cast - the general feeling was like, "Holy f-king s-t." Because basically, what they've done is they've somehow tied up everything you wanted to know and then pointed this whole world of other s–t that you hadn't really thought of that now you really, really want to know, too. It's not some bulls–t cliffhanger where you're like, "Oh f–k, what now?" It's like, "Oh my God, thank you, and I can't wait for more."
Closing quote


Besides reassuring us that this will not be another postmodernist dream-sequence Rorschach test like Lost, the most interesting thing Jimmi brings up is a"whole world of other s—t" that the finale will point to. It sounds like the series is already setting up Season 2, and possibly a new park. Still, according to Collider, at least one mystery will not be revealed in the finale...because there always has to be something to drive us crazy.

The Westworld Season Finale, "The Bicameral Mind" will air on HBO on December 4th, 2016.

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