HBO’s “Westworld” is nearing its season finale. Before that, however, the show's ninth episode, entitled “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” is guaranteed to satisfy fans longing for more shocking twists and turns.
The episode synopsis, which was shared by Comic Book, will put the spotlight on the hosts. “Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) reconnect with their pasts; Maeve (Thandie Newton) makes a bold proposition to Hector (Rodrigo Santoro); Teddy (James Marsden) finds enlightenment, at a price,” the synopsis read.
As for the trailer, it showed Dolores and William (Jimmi Simpson) running into some trouble. “You told me to follow the maze, that it would bring me joy. But all I found was pain and terror,” said a regretful Dolores.
Bernard resumed his duties and asked Maeve, “What motivated your attack on Clementine? Let’s jog your memory.” But he was quickly shocked by Maeve’s response. “We’ve been down this road before,” she told him.
Meanwhile, Bernard accuses his creator, Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), of breaking into his mind. But Ford simply told him, “I built your mind.”
On the other hand, a mysterious woman was seen talking to the Man in Black (Ed Harris). “The maze isn’t mean for you. If you like games so much, why don’t you try one of ours?”
Teddy wasn’t seen on the trailer, but his voice can still be heard searching for another mysterious character: Wyatt.
Despite nearing its end, “Westworld” fans can breathe a sigh of relief because HBO has renewed the series for a second season. HBO’s new programming president Casey Bloys said that “Westworld” resonated well with fans from all over the globe, so he is happy to extend its success. “It’s fantastic to have a broad-based cultural and ratings hit to build from,” Bloys told Variety of “Westworld.” “That’s a great, great luxury.”
For the meantime, Wood told the Huffington Post that the Season 1 finale will really take fans on a ride, and the episodes leading up to that will leave their “heart broken and [their] mind blown.”
“Westworld” airs every Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.