Everything to Know About ‘Westworld’ Season 5
What happens after the apocalypse? If we’re talking about Charlotte Hale’s failed utopia on WestworldWhat follows is an opportunity to start over.
Season 4 ends with the destruction we (especially Bernard) have witnessed coming, with humans and hosts killing each other in the streets, falling into a state of madness and possibly even extinction. strains; but there is also a glimmer of hope that Dolores can create a new world, a world that can truly lead to freedom. We know she’s capable of that, too: as the season progresses, she (as the character Christina) begins to understand his ability to control the story and the characters around him.
At the end of the season 4 finale, Charlotte, on Bernard’s advice, chooses to put her faith in Dolores. She loads Dolores’ pearl (her consciousness) into Sublime and from there, Dolores can create a final test. “One last lap around the bend. Maybe this time we will be free,” she said. We can assume that the plot will be the focus of season 5.
Here’s what else we know.
Have Westworld has been renewed for a fifth season?
No public confirmation yet. But the closest thing we have is Ed Harris’ July interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which he said, “We have one more season left, which will begin filming next April and May. I don’t know where that is going. While he hinted that the production of season 5 will start in the spring of 2023, he only let out that the 5th season will be Westworldis the last?
Previous report has said that the series could even last up to six seasons, but the season 4 ending looks like the story is set for a big finale. Dolores’ intention was to create “one final game” and “ultimate test”, along with hints that the next season would take place once again at the Westworld park where it all began, seems to signal that we are reaching the end of the maze.
What will part 5 be about?
We’ll have to scrap our own theories for now, but the season 4 finale gave us plenty to munch on. The ending scenes suggest we’re going back to Westworld Park, but it’s nothing like the one we’ve seen in previous installments. This is a version of Dolores, currently in its infancy, recreated from her memories of the real park. She set it up as the ultimate test—“a dangerous game with the highest odds: survival or extinction,” as she puts it.
As well as organizing this experiment, Dolores will likely be searching for the real Teddy-Teddy in the super, not the version of him she has created in Charlotte’s world subconsciously. During their loving farewell, he tells her to come find him; and we’re sure that’s exactly what she’s going to do. After all, they are the foundation of each other. Surely they can’t be apart for long.
Which cast will return?
Considering nearly every character is now a host, meaning they could easily be resurrected should they meet the ending in season 4, there could be hope of seeing even fallen soldiers return. and active in season 5. We hope Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Thandiwe Newton, Luke Hemsworth and Aaron Paul return. And perhaps the arrival of James Marsden, who made big comeback this season, and Angela Sarafyan and Zahn McClarnon, who have appeared in a few cameos.
It’s unclear if we’ll ever see Ed Harris again, as it’s unclear how William was able to reincarnate after Charlotte killed him and destroyed his pearl in the season 4 finale. Same goes for Tessa. Thompson, because Charlotte destroyed her own pearl at the end of the episode. But again, this is Westworld. Everything is possible.
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