Westworld was one of the most talked-about shows of 2016, a weekly must-see series that launched a thousand theories and continues to be discussed, dissected and deciphered even now. But with Season 2 now upon us, it’s easy to forget where everything falls in the overall timeline. if you’re having trouble remembering exactly what was going on last season, Collider is here to help with a handy timeline of the Season 1 events, as well as updates for Season 2 after each new episode. Be warned: spoilers ahead! This article is updated through Season 2, Episode 5 (“Akane No Mai”).
Note: For the purposes of this timeline, we are basing all time periods and eras around one date we know specifically — the day Maeve (Thandie Newton) almost escaped from the park, which was revealed on the Discover Westworld site. The date in question is June 15, 2052, which was time-stamped on footage of Maeve and her helpers laying waste to the Delos employees and making a break for it to the surface. For our purposes, that general time is considered “present day” on the show.