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Westworld finale time: Season 2, Episode 10 arrives at HBO, but does season finale hold answers?

Westworld finale time has arrived. Season 2, Episode 10, better known as the Season 2 finale, airs Sunday night (June 24) on HBO. This episode has been highly-anticipated, as the second season has been packed with new information for viewers. That includes everything that took place in the penultimate episode from June 17. There are some spoilers about it below. Called Vanishing Point, Season 2, Episode 9 shocked HBO viewers. The synopsis for the episode read, “One may try to kill it all away, but one remembers everything.” As fans of the show saw, the Man in Black (Ed Harris) […]

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‘Westworld’: 5 mind-bending theories for Sunday’s Season 2 finale

‘Westworld’: 5 mind-bending theories for Sunday’s Season 2 finale
The puzzle pieces are slowly fitting into place on the great mysteries of “Westworld” Season 2. But in a series that demands close attention and prides itself on big reveals, there are still major dangling threads to piece together before the final episode of the year. Examine the best theories about the series’ lingering questions below and tune into “The Passengers” on Sunday, June 24 on HBO to see which of these guesses come to fruition.

Man or Robot?

Let’s get the big question out of the way. “Vanishing Point” left William (Ed Harris) in a state of despair, wondering if he is actually a host. He even begins carving into his arm searching for circuitry. It would be a massive twist to reveal that the Delos corporation, or Ford (Anthony Hopkins), figured out a way to successfully create host copies of humans. Many fans point to the inquisitive look William gives to his arm,
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'Westworld': Where Everyone Stands Heading Into the Season 2 Finale

[This story contains spoilers for season two, episode nine of HBO's Westworld, "Vanishing Point," as well as scenes from the preview for the season finale, "The Passenger."]

It was the shot heard 'round the world — at least, one that reverberated throughout Westworld and its surrounding parks: Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), assassinated at the hands of a Wyatt-infused Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), signaling the end of an era and the dawn of a new species.

Ten full episodes later, Westworld stands ready to change the game once again. Only one episode remains in the HBO ...
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'Westworld' Podcast: What's Next For the Man in Black

Forget a shot in the arm; this week's Westworld stuck a huge knife into the thing, prying the lid open on a question many fans have been asking since the start of the series.

In "Vanishing Point," season two's penultimate episode, the Man in Black (Ed Harris) completely loses his mind… or does he? There's no question that his acts of violence are twisted and disturbing, chief among them murdering his own daughter Emily (Katja Herbers) in broad daylight. When he realizes that Emily might not be a host sent by Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) after ...
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'Westworld': Sela Ward Breaks Down Her Heartbreaking Turn in "Vanishing Point"

[This story contains spoilers for season two, episode nine of HBO's Westworld, "Vanishing Point."]

The Man in Black and his wife, Juliet, approached the world from opposing viewpoints, certainly toward the end of her life. But they had at least one pursuit in common: the search for something true.

Emmy winner Sela Ward joined the Westworld fray for this past week's "Vanishing Point," the ninth and penultimate episode of the HBO drama's second season. The actress was tasked with bringing life to Juliet, previously seen in flashback appearances and played by Claire Unabia. In ...
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Sela Ward Could Return to ‘Westworld’ – Yes, Even After That Dark Twist

Sela Ward Could Return to ‘Westworld’ – Yes, Even After That Dark Twist
(Major spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve seen Sunday’s episode of “Westworld” Season 2, “Vanishing Point.”)

Juliet is dead on “Westworld” — but that doesn’t mean Sela Ward’s relationship with the show needs to be.

After her character’s chilling death by suicide on Sunday’s episode — Season 2’s penultimate installment that also served as our introduction to the older version of William’s (Ed Harris) wife — we know we won’t be seeing her in the HBO sci-fi series’ current timeline. But thanks to the many flashbacks the show features, it’s not out of the question that Juliet will return.

Also Read: 'Westworld': Ok, Seriously, Is the Man in Black a Host or Not?

“We absolutely talked about the possibility,” Ward said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, published after the episode, about conversations with co-creator Lisa Joy. “I don’t
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‘Westworld’ Season 2 Finale Trailer Gives a Peek at the Valley Beyond

There is plenty to unpack from Westworld Season 2's ninth episode "Vanishing Point," but how can we not also be immediately distracted by the trailer for the finale, "The Passenger"? From the looks of it, all of our major characters will be making it to the Forge, a.k.a. the Door, a.k.a. The Valley Beyond, and what awaits them there is sure to be a mind-boggling experience. The promo trailer for the finale flips back and forth from full-screen and 16:9 -- we've seen in the past that the show moves to 16:…
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'Westworld' Star on That Deadly Man in Black Twist

[This story contains spoilers for season two, episode nine of HBO's Westworld, "Vanishing Point."]

"Hi, Dad."

With those two words, Westworld viewers finally came face to face with Emily (Katja Herbers), daughter of the Man in Black (Ed Harris). As of "Vanishing Point," two other, related words come to mind: "Bye, Dad."

Season two's penultimate episode aired on Father's Day, which turned out to be dark timing indeed as the Man in Black, fully in the mouth of madness on his search for the Door, killed his daughter in cold ...
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‘Westworld’ Review: ‘Vanishing Point’ Sets the Stage for the Grand Finale

Welcome to our weekly recaps of HBO’s Westworld. This Westworld review takes a look at the ninth episode of season 2, “Vanishing Point”. Be warned: spoilers follow. Here Comes The Man In Black After last week’s series-best episode focusing almost entirely on Akecheta, this week’s Westworld – “Vanishing Point” – zeroes-in on another character: William, the Man In Black. […]

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'Westworld' Finale: What's Ahead in Season 2's Brutal Climax

[This story contains spoilers for season two, episode nine of HBO's Westworld, "Vanishing Point," as well as a breakdown of the preview for the final episode of the season, "The Passenger."]

The season began with a journey into night. As Westworld prepares for its final episode of 2018, the series stands ready to plunge once more into darkness.

Exiting the penultimate episode of the season, "Vanishing Point," the HBO drama has unleashed a rather revealing glimpse at the final hour of the year: "The Passenger," written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy,...
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‘Westworld’ episode 9 recap: William (Ed Harris) questions his reality in ‘Vanishing Point’

HBO’s “Westworld” has a reputation for asking viewers to inspect everything on screen for hidden meaning. In the penultimate episode of Season 2, “Vanishing Point,” one character questions every life decision he has ever made. The answers to his questions could have massive repercussions for the series going forward. Dive in to the shocking twists of Episode 9 below.

The Stain – As the camera pans over an opulent gala in a flashback, the Man in Black (Ed Harris) discusses a “stain” within himself during a voiceover. His wife Juliet (Sela Ward) is still alive during this flashback, drinking heavily during the party. “When did it creep in?” William asks as he envisions Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) as a server. “Was it all in my head?” The disorienting sequence quickly cuts back to the park, where his daughter Emily (Katja Herbers) has taken him to a rally point. She tends to his
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Westworld Season 2 Episode 9 Review: Vanishing Point

Dying in the park seems like a happy alternative to the lives of many at this juncture.

Westworld Season 2 Episode 9 not only revealed a bit of William's intent with the park but why his wife, Juliette, killed herself, how far down the rabbit hole William has fallen and which character has become most like him.

Others are continuing their internal growth despite meddling, proving that pushing a few slides too far in one direction doesn't corrupt completely. In short, a lot is going on as we lead into the Westworld finale.

Many of us have wondered about William and whether or not he is an AI in what is, essentially, his own park. Not yet.

Elsie: Hey, if you know something, now is the time to fucking clue me in, Ok? You promised me: no lies, no secrets.

Ford: You can't trust her, Bernard. It's in her nature.

Elsie: What
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‘Westworld': Ok, Seriously, Is the Man in Black a Host or Not?

‘Westworld': Ok, Seriously, Is the Man in Black a Host or Not?
(Major spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve seen Sunday’s episode of “Westworld” Season 2, “Vanishing Point.”)

The penultimate episode of “Westworld”s second season aired Sunday and, of course, that means we have some new questions, one of the biggest being, is the Man in Black a Host?

Now, it’s not like we haven’t asked ourselves this question before. In fact, we’ve probably wondered if every single human character is secretly a host since the very first episode. But as Season 2 of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s HBO sci fi hit approaches its end, the answer when it comes to Ed Harris’ character seems to be turning from a “Wtf? Of course he’s not!” to an “Umm…”

Also Read: 'Westworld': Someone Either Screwed Up the Last Episode or Dropped a Huge Easter Egg

This episode, titled “Vanishing Point,” took
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‘Westworld’ Review: ‘Vanishing Point’ Reveals Stunning Stakes for the Finale and Some Tragic Twists

‘Westworld’ Review: ‘Vanishing Point’ Reveals Stunning Stakes for the Finale and Some Tragic Twists
[Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers for “Westworld” Season 2, Episode 9, “Vanishing Point.”]

Programming Note

This is the last episode provided to critics before next week’s season finale, which means that no, we have no idea what happens next either, and that this review will be untainted by any potential future knowledge. Enjoy.

Diagnostic Report

It’s not a good day for anyone in the Westworld park, as the game pieces get set up for next week’s final conclusion. Unlike “Game of Thrones,” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy don’t choose to play their biggest hand in the penultimate episode.

The focus is largely on William, as flashbacks to the not-too-distant past depict what happened the night his wife Juliet committed suicide. Earlier that evening, the two of them had been attending a gala in William’s honor, but the snide teasing William receives about his “humble roots” as well as Juliet’s public drunkenness
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‘Westworld': Jeffrey Wright on How Bernard Finally Got Ford Out of His ‘F—ing Head’

‘Westworld': Jeffrey Wright on How Bernard Finally Got Ford Out of His ‘F—ing Head’
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve seen Sunday’s episode of Season 2 of “Westworld,” “Vanishing Point.”)

Bernard Lowe has finally cut Robert Ford out of his life — literally.

Toward the end of Sunday’s episode of “Westworld,” Jeffrey Wright’s character reached a breaking point with his old partner and friend. The head of the park’s programming division — and a Host himself — has been living with the late Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) “inside” his brain for the better part of 2 installments, but he decided enough was enough when Westworld’s creator tried to get him to kill Elsie (Shannon Woodward) — again.

Also Read: 'Westworld': Someone Either Screwed Up the Last Episode or Dropped a Huge Easter Egg

TheWrap spoke with Wright ahead of the episode, which was Season 2’s penultimate, to figure out how Bernard was finally able to break his unhealthy bond with Ford,
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'Westworld' Recap: Deus Ex Machina

'Westworld' Recap: Deus Ex Machina
Last week's Westworld was a mythic mini-masterpiece, a self-contained story that showed a whole different way this show could work. This week's episode, however – "Vanishing Point" – feels like a return to frustrating form. The sweep and power of Zahn McClarnon and Aketcheta's showcase is gone, replaced by the ghosts of the show's past – puzzle-box trickery, teases, reveals and monologues wielded like lethal weapons.

One deus ex machina is, in fact, literally that: Robert Ford hangs over three of the episode's four major storylines. For Bernard, he functions like an intrusive thought – occasionally guiding his behavior,
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Westworld gets lost in the darkness

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It’s probably just a coincidence that tonight’s Westworld is airing on Father’s Day. But as (probable) coincidences go, it’s a good one. Mean, but good. Much of “Vanishing Point” is spent on William, both in the present and in the past, as we finally get more concrete information about his wife (played in flashback by…

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'Westworld' Bloodbath Sets the Stage For a Deadly Finale

[This story contains spoilers for season two, episode nine of HBO's Westworld, "Vanishing Point."]

The path to the Valley Beyond is paved with violent delights.

"Vanishing Point," the penultimate episode of Westworld's second season, directed by Stephen Williams and written by Roberto Patino, was an absolute bloodbath from start to finish. Several members of Ghost Nation were gunned down in cold blood, as well as the vast majority of Dolores' (Evan Rachel Wood) war party — including Teddy (James Marsden), whose bullet to the head from the season premiere suddenly makes much more sense. The ...
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‘Westworld’ episode 9 preview: Ed Harris & James Marsden finally deliver the goods in ‘Vanishing Point’

‘Westworld’ episode 9 preview: Ed Harris & James Marsden finally deliver the goods in ‘Vanishing Point’
This Sunday’s “Westworld” could be an important episode at the Emmys this year. Although it airs outside of the normal June to May eligibility period for the Emmys, it and the other three June episodes of “Westworld” are in contention at the Emmys this year as per the “hanging episodes” rule.

Vanishing Point,” which is the ninth of 10 episodes in season two, is the best showcase yet for Ed Harris and James Marsden. They were the only ones from the six core cast members not to be nominated for their performances last year and this episode might have been what voters were waiting for.

SEEour interview with “Westworld” guest actor Jimmi Simpson.

Vanishing Point” might be what inspired HBO to campaign Harris for Best Drama Actor, having submitted him for Best Drama Supporting Actor last year. The episode delves into the back story of his character William, specifically his home life,
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Zahn McClarnon just became the ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Mvp, so nominate him for Drama Supporting Actor, Emmy voters!

Zahn McClarnon just became the ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Mvp, so nominate him for Drama Supporting Actor, Emmy voters!
Westworld” delivered what many are considering a series best episode Sunday night with the Ghost Nation-focused installment “Kiksuya” led by character actor Zahn McClarnon. Because McClarnon appears in at least five episodes of the show, he joins co-star Anthony Hopkins in the fiercely competitive Drama Supporting Actor race with a shot of earning an Emmy nomination. Can the critical buzz of an emotionally packed episode and the momentum of a looming season finale catapult McClarnon into Emmy history? It should!

SEEAnthony Hopkins (‘Westworld’) enters supporting Emmy race, but can he take down frontrunner David Harbour (‘Stranger Things’)?

To say that a nomination for McClarnon would be a breakthrough is an understatement. It would be nothing short of historic. Voters should already know McClarnon’s name from his turns on A&E’s “Longmire” as well as the critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated second season of FX’s “Fargo,” but a nomination for
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