Westworld Season 2 Extended Trailer Breakdown
Westworld Season 2 is coming sooner than we thought, as the Super Bowl teaser revealed the release date for the next season of the HBO series, April 22. While the teaser was only 30 seconds long, a full trailer was posted online, and it featured a whole lot more hints for what fans can expect in Season 2.
The new HBO series was renewed back in 2016, and it has been a long wait for fans. The first trailer for the new season debuted at last year's Comic Con, and the Super Bowl ad gives a much better idea of what we can expect this April. Here's what we learned about Westworld Season 2. There are Season 1 spoilers ahead.
Throughout the trailer, we hear Dolores, and her speech perfectly describes where her character, as well as the rest of the hosts, are at within the theme park Westworld. The entire trailer is set to the piano hook from Kanye West's "Runaway." "Look at this world. This beautiful world. We built this world together. A world where dreams come true. A world where you can be free. But this world is a lie. This world deserves to die. Because this is your world. We've lived by your rules long enough. We can save this world. We can burn it to the ground, and from the ashes build a new world. Our world."
There's a man from the Ghost Nation riding on a horse. We didn't see a lot of the Ghost Nation in the first season, aside from their butchering of the Confederados, but this trailer has a few scenes featuring them. It's not apparent how they fit into the new season, but they'll have a bigger part in it if the trailer is any indication.
While we only see their hands, there's a shot of Maeve grabbing onto her daughter's hand. At the end of Season 1, Maeve was on a journey to escape Westworld to search for her. However, at the last minute, she chose not to leave the theme park.
There are quite a few slow motion shots of bulls running, and at first, it looks like they're outside. It becomes apparent that they're not in the park, and these bulls are not real, they're animatronic, much like Westworld's hosts.
It turns out that behind-the-scenes, bulls are rampaging and security is attempting to put them all down.
Westworld programmer, who is secretly a host, Bernard walks towards a ledge with some security and other people in the theme park.
The group sees a bunch of bodies floating in the water and washing up on the shore. Are these hosts or guests, and what caused them to die? More than likely, since Bernard is involved, it's a problem with the hosts and their programming.
There's a quick shot of Westworld security restraining Peter Abernathy, Dolores's father. However, as you probably remember, the man above was the first host to play the part of Peter Abernathy. This host's programming was breached in Season 1 and put into cold storage.
Bernard appears with a host without skin behind him. The two are behind-the-scenes in Westworld, and the host looks incredibly menacing. What is Bernard's role in this season? The last time we saw him, he witnessed Dolores kill Ford. Is Bernard in his same position or has he risen in the ranks of Westworld?
Logan appears at a cocktail party briefly. The last time we saw Logan, William had him riding a horse, naked. William slapped the horse's rear and Logan rode off. We don't know what happened to him afterwards. What's interesting about this cocktail party scene in the trailer is that only Logan and the woman standing behind him are moving. Everyone else is frozen in time. Is he now a host or is this all a dream of the life he left behind? Does this also mean that the storyline from 30 years in the past will continue?
There is only one scene of the Man in Black in the trailer. He's standing with some other people, who aren't in focus, in the rain, and he bows his head. The biggest revelation from Season 1 was when we found out the Man in Black is actually William, and the Man in Black has been following Dolores for 30 years. The season ended with him getting shot and presumably captured by some thuggish looking hosts.
Going back to the bulls, we see Maeve walking behind them. Although she had the choice to leave Westworld, she returned, only to unleash hell on the world that created her.
The final scene of Season 1 featured Ford giving a speech to guests of the park. Dolores, who had just gained true consciousnesses, killed Ford and the guests at this party. This may well be the day after the event--or days after possibly--and things are not back to normal. The dead bodies lay across the ground, and there's no cleaning crew putting things back to normal.
A couple times within the trailer, we catch a glimpse of the bandits above with black cloth on their faces. During the final moments of the Season 1 finale, a group of bandits shot the Man in Black in the arm, a couple of them had black rags on their faces and from what we could see--it was a dark scene--they could have been the gang members above.
In a very brief moment, we see a faceless host smash someone--with incredible ease. It could be Bernard, but it's very hard to tell. Is Bernard commanding this host to hurt people or did it turn on him?
In the final scene, Dolores stands in front of the gang with the black cloth on their faces. She's achieved true consciousness by finding the center of the maze and come to the realization that she's an amalgam of Dolores and the ruthless Wyatt. She seems to be embracing her Wyatt side a bit more as she is comfortable being ruthless and killing. However, she's doing it all to reclaim Westworld for the hosts.