Good news, fellow Westworld obsessives! If you were worried about how they could possibly wrap up all those dangling threads in the single remaining episode, fret not. They’ve got extra time to do it. Series star Evan Rachel Wood, who’s been tearing it up as Dolores all season, revealed on twitter that Westworld will get an extended season finale, scheduled to run 90-minutes long. Cue the deep sighs of relief.
Titled ‘The Bicameral Mind’, the tenth and final episode of Westworld‘s debut season is definitely going to need the time. Over the course of the season, Westworld has laid out a series of clues and hints that have rewarded folks with an (obsessive) attention to detail, and while the penultimate episode ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ answered a ton of fan theories, there’s still a lot of ground to cover. What exactly happened to Arnold? What was the “critical failure” 30 years ago? Can Dolores find actualization this time? Why is the Man in Black so determined to find the maze, even when we know it’s not for him? Can Maeve make it out? Why is the board at war with Ford, and what is his master plan to bring them down?
Series creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan have long maintained that they want to give people the answers they’re looking for, so every one of those 90 minutes is going to have to be put to good use to wrap it all up. But they are confident fans will be satisfied with the conclusion.
“We weren’t interested in spinning out mysteries with no answers in sight,” Nolan told EW. “Our goal is to tell an ambitious story in season-long chapters, each with a distinct feel and theme.” Joy Added, “Most of the questions viewers have will be resolved in the final episodes, except for the most important one: What happens next.”
As for that answer, we’re going to have quite a wait. HBO finally renewed Westworld for Season 2 (as if there was any doubt) earlier this month, but network chief Casey Bloys warned we probably won’t see new episodes until 2018, given Westworld‘s enormous scope and first-rate production values.