A website associated with the popular show, Westworld, has given fans a hint as what to expect from the next season. On the site, DiscoverWestworld.com, there was a glitchy takeover that showed viewers more than they were supposed to see. Of course, this was the plan from the start, but now that the website has been changed back to normal, I’m curious as to what that could mean for the future of the show. First, let’s have a look at the subreddit, which takes a look at the website takeover.
If you go to the DiscoverWestworld website now, everything seems to be back to normal (besides the few glitches in the video). So I’m curious as to what this could mean in regards to how the show moves forward. I think there’s a meaning behind it. But did Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy intend for the website to tease a little of what fans could expect in Season 2? If they didn’t intend to, then who did? In my opinion, I believe the two creators did play a part in the mini reveal. As the website teased, season 2 will most likely be a race for the humans to survive against the hosts, who’ve taken over the park. The takeover began when Delores (Evan Rachel Wood) pulled the trigger and killed Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) at the end of season 1.
Chaos ensued after the murder of one of the park’s core founders (hosts pouring out of the forest). The creator being destroyed by the created; a theme we tend to be seeing a lot more of in television and movies nowadays. Westworld doesn’t focus solely on that, but more on the complicated theme of whether or not the hosts (robots) have an inch of humanity. Now that Delores has discovered her true nature, much like many of the other hosts will begin to learn as well, what does that mean for the humans trapped in the park? Will the hosts want all humans dead now? Or will they (at least some) want to protect their makers? Season 2 will most begin to answer these questions.
Yet, as I mentioned before, I think that the website being changed back to normal so quickly symbolizes a different ending for the hosts. If season 2 will be about the humans surviving against the violent hosts, then season 3 could be about how the humans have won and brought the park back to normality. Or, on the other side of the spectrum, season 3 could be about how the hosts have taken over the park, killed off most–if not all–the humans, and how they have set up their own “Westworld” theme park so that people from all over the world still come. After all, how would they know that the hosts aren’t human? Wouldn’t that be neat? A park ran by the hosts to attract visitors so that the hosts can play with them instead of vice versa, as it had been before.
These are all mere speculations, of course, but I still can’t get it out of my head as to why the website was changed so quickly. Either way, expect the unexpected when it comes to the HBO show, Westworld. If season 1 has taught fans anything, it’s that nothing truly is what it seems. Season 2 is planned to hit the small screen in 2018 with some of the key actors in season 1 set to return (Talulah Riley as Angela, Louis Herthum as Delores’ father, Peter, is rumored to be a season 2 regular, etc.). There’s bound to be a lot happening as season 2 nears its release date, so stay tuned for more news regarding anything Westworld here on The Nerd Stash.