After airing nine thrilling episodes, Westworld will air its season 1 finale on 4 December promising to unfold many more mysteries before the science fiction series return with the next season. Dr Robert Ford and his intellectually enhanced narratives will see a makeover in episode 10 titled The Bicameral Mind.
The official synopsis for the last episode reads as follows:
"In season one Finale, Ford unveils his vision for a bold new narrative. Enlightened by Bernard and The Man in Black, Dolores comes to terms with who she is. Maeve sets her liberation plan in motion as Westworld faces a major upheaval."
The show featured a major twist in the pre-finale when Dr Ford's cruel plans were uncovered by Bernard. During his encounter with Ford, Jeffrey Wright's character not only realised that he is also a Host, but got to know that he was created by Ford in the image of Westworld's co-creator Arnold Weber.
Meanwhile, Arnold's death remains a mystery, even as Dolores realises that she killed her creator years ago. However, it is highly unlikely that a Host will kill a human without a command. Hence, fans would sure want to know more about Arnold's death and his real killer.
Apart from Dolores' future and how Ford's new narrative will change her fate, fans are also waiting to find out the show's timeline, which appears equally confusing. The rebel behaviour of the hosts and Maeve Millay's plan to sneak out of Westworld will be another high point that would be unveiled.
The show's creators, meanwhile, have promised that most of the questions will be answered in the finale. "We weren't interested in spinning out mysteries with no answers in sight," Jonathan Nolan told Entertainment Weekly. "Our goal is to tell an ambitious story in season-long chapters, each with a distinct feel and theme."
"Most of the questions viewers have will be resolved in the final episodes, except for the most important one: What happens next," show's co-creator Lisa Joy added.
Jimmi Simpson, who plays William, a guest who fell in love with Host Dolores, has revealed that the finale will be satisfying and not a cliffhanger. However, he teased that the episode will set the series going forward.
"There is more satisfaction in this finale than in a lot of finales where you don't know where you're headed. [Joy and Nolan] give you some answers, but then you see a future, too. You see whole new questions being raised and then you start picturing another season, another story that's gonna be coming your way," he told CBC news.
Westworld airs on Sunday on HBO.