What occurs after the top of the world? If we’re speaking about Charlotte Hale’s failed utopia on Westworld, what follows is an opportunity to begin anew.
Season 4 ended with the destruction we (particularly Bernard) noticed coming, with people and hosts killing one another within the streets, descending into insanity and probably even extinction; however there’s additionally a spark of hope that Dolores could make a brand new world, one that may really result in freedom. We all know she’s able to it, too: because the season progressed, she (because the character Christina) started to grasp her skill to manage the narrative and characters round her.
On the finish of the season 4 finale, Charlotte, per Bernard’s recommendation, chooses to place her belief in Dolores. She uploads Dolores’ pearl (her consciousness) into the Chic and, from there, Dolores can create one closing check. “One final loop across the bend. Perhaps this time we’ll set ourselves free,” she says. We are able to assume that plot level would be the focus of season 5.
Right here’s what else we all know.
Has Westworld been renewed for fifth season?
There’s been no public affirmation but. However the closest factor we have now is Ed Harris’ July interview with The Hollywood Reporter, through which he mentioned, “We’ve another season, which is able to begin filming subsequent April and Might. I don’t know the place that’s going to finish up.” Whereas he hinted that manufacturing for season 5 will start in spring 2023, did he simply let slip that the fifth season might be Westworld’s final?
Earlier experiences have mentioned the sequence might even go as much as six seasons, however the season 4 ending does seem to be the story is being arrange for a grand finale. Dolores’ intentions to create “one final recreation” and a “closing check,” together with hints that subsequent season will happen as soon as once more within the Westworld park, the place it began, appear to sign that we’re reaching the top of the maze.
What’s going to season 5 be about?
We’ll should go off of our personal theories for now, however the season 4 finale has given us loads to chew on. The closing scenes counsel we’re going again to the Westworld park, but it surely’s not bodily the identical place we noticed in earlier seasons. This can be a model Dolores, now within the elegant, has rendered from her recollections of the actual park. She’s set it up as a closing check—“a harmful recreation with the best of stakes: survival or extinction,” as she places it.
Together with internet hosting this experiment, Dolores might be possible on the seek for Teddy—the actual Teddy within the elegant, not the model of him she subconsciously created inside Charlotte’s world. Throughout their loving goodbye, he tells her to return discover him; and we’re positive that’s precisely what she’ll do. They’re one another’s cornerstones in any case. Absolutely they will’t keep aside for lengthy.
Christina/Dolores and Teddy in Westworld season 4.
Which forged members will return?
Contemplating almost each character is now a number, which suggests they are often simply introduced again to life in the event that they met their finish in season 4, there may very well be hope to see even the fallen troopers again up and operating come season 5. We’re hoping that Evan Rachel Wooden, Jeffrey Wright, Thandiwe Newton, Luke Hemsworth, and Aaron Paul return. And maybe an look from James Marsden, who made his grand return this season, and Angela Sarafyan and Zahn McClarnon, who popped in for a couple of cameos.
It’s unclear if we’ll see Ed Harris once more, because it’s unclear how William can reincarnate after Charlotte kills him and destroys his pearl within the season 4 finale. Identical goes for Tessa Thompson, since Charlotte destroyed her personal pearl on the finish of the episode. However then once more, that is Westworld. Something is feasible.
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