The Westworld finale is going to stoke more Game Of Thrones crossover theories

Westworld’s second season one-upped its predecessor by introducing not just new parks, but confusing, abstract manifestations like The Cradle, The Forge, and The Valley Beyond. Still, despite all the rips in reality, there was some neat stuff to grab onto in the finale, like Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Bernard’s…

Welcome to TV's golden age of "What the hell did I just watch?"

Sunday night was the season finale of Westworld—an episode whose plot points I will not be spoiling here, because to do so would suggest not only that I actually retained them, but that I had some understanding of their significance. I’ve watched two seasons of the HBO sci-fi drama now and, while I’m mildly conversant…

Here's what Westworld's showrunners are saying about season 3

Westworld’s season-two finale was an unusually expansive one, relying not so much on cliffhangers or coy teases as a massive dilation of the show’s scope. The first season took its “robot cowboy theme park” concept remarkably seriously, and the second one explored the violent ends created by those violent delights.…

Warner Bros. copied code to build its Westworld game, new lawsuit alleges  

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. published a new mobile game based on Westworld that has players blatantly disregarding the message of the show and building the best robot-murder theme park they can. One look at the details and images from the game, and anyone who’s played Fallout Shelter can tell its borrowing quite a…

Even the title of the Westworld season finale is drawing speculation

Westworld is rounding into its second-season finale with plenty of questions still unanswered, which means that the always-productive fan theorizing around the show is reaching a fever pitch. Even the title of the last episode—“The Passenger”—is being scrutinized, and one fascinating theory suggests the seeds for its…

A symbol tells his story on a heartbreaking Westworld

It makes sense that Westworld would have Indians. Not Native Americans, but “Indians”—the kind that used to show up in Westerns to menace homesteaders and go on warpaths. The park wasn’t built to offer up an informed, culturally respectful take on the past. The park, as we’ve learned multiple times, was built to offer…

Here’s how Westworld makes those terrifying, silent "drone hosts"

Of all the new elements introduced in season two of Westworld, the impressively athletic and eerily silent “drone hosts” are perhaps the most unsettling. Quartered away in the park’s many underground laboratories, these creeps aren’t designed to be convincingly human like other hosts but rather function as obedient,…