Evan Rachel Wood, star of the hit HBO series Westwood, has a lot of secrets that she is having a hard time holding onto. Although she desperately wants to reveal the show’s startling mysteries, she obviously cannot. She reveals how we will feel when we see some future episodes, including Episode 5, which is showing tonight. She also reveals that the anticipation is killing her. She cannot hold back! What revelations has she revealed and could it match some of the popular Westworld theories that are already floating around?
Speaking to the Huffington Post, the actress has confirmed that the farther into the outskirts you go, the “more intense” the game gets. Her robot character, Delores Abernathy lives away from town, on a ranch with her folks, yet starts each day brightly as she says goodbye to her parents and then rides into town to do some shopping as she interacts with other robots and the guests that pay $40,000 a day to visit Westworld.
“We’ve established that the farther out you go, the more intense the game gets, and man, were they not kidding because when we started getting the scripts after episodes it was like, ‘Whoa! OK!'”
Playing the oldest AI at the Westworld complex, Wood’s character is compared to Alice in Wonderland, complete with the iconic long blonde hair and pale blue dress. In Episode 3, Delores is even given the book Alice in Wonderland from Bernard Lowe, who many believe is also robot and has secretly been having sessions with Delores. Wood promises that the early episodes has created the setting and now, starting with Episode 5, fans will be paid with many unexpected surprises that will shock fans of the show.
“We’ve set everything up really beautifully and the payoffs are going to start hitting you one by one.”
Wood, who recently explained to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that playing a robot created a whole set of questions that she called “bot thoughts.” Some were as simple as would her AI squint in sunlight or blink her eyes or other bodily functions that humans may make, but these robots may not make. Even with the challenge of playing a robot, the actress says that this is quite a wild script. And this is from the woman who was formerly engaged to Marilyn Manson.
“Not only are they dropping bombs left and right, but some of the days on set, I would be like, ‘Look, I’ve seen some stuff, and this is WILD.'”
Could it be possible that the fan theory that there are two Delores is true? That does sound pretty wild and still possible. Westworld producer and writer Jonathan Nolan is also responsible for writing the script for the movie The Prestige, along with his brother Christopher Nolan. In this movie, the bombshell was that the incredible magician Alfred Borden was actually twins, both portrayed by actor Christian Bale. Is the twin theory possible? Hard to say. What Evan Rachel Wood promises is that the story will become much more intense.
“It will only continue to get more and more intense and more relentless.”
Fans who have seen the six remaining episode titles must be incredibly curious.
For example, Episode 7, entitled “Trompe L’Oeil” is a word often used in painting. The general meaning is that it “misleads” or even “deceives the senses” could bring about even more question. Who is misled? Those going to the Westworld park, or those who are watching the HBO program? Or is there even another entity that could be deceived?
Wood promises that the last two episodes of the season will blow your mind and break your heart. She curiously states that she is “over the moon about it.” What may give viewers a clue is the names of the two episodes. Episode 9 is entitled “The Well-Tempered Clavier.” This is the title of a collection of music in major and minor keys, for keyboards by Johann Sebastian Bach. This collection of music is considered an intellectual challenge for both musicians and listeners. How does this relate to Westworld?
Then, Episode 10 is entitled “The Bicameral Mind” that will air on December 4. This is a term first coined by American psychologist Julian Jaynes, who believed that ancient peoples were not “conscious.” The Bicameral Mind is a psychological hypothesis that at one time, the human mind was divided into two cognitive functions, where one side “speaks” while the other “listens and obeys.” Can this hypothesis be part of the Westworld labyrinth?
Add Evan Rachel Wood’s comments about the final two episodes along with the episode titles and fans will surely create more speculation. How will these two pieces of the puzzle fit into the Westworld lambrinth?
“I can tell you that the surprises will floor you. Certainly prepare for [Episodes] 9 and 10 to have your heart broken and your mind blown. And that’s really all I can say. I’m just over the moon about it.”
Wood admit she had at least 100 of her own theories about the show, and only three came out right.
“The anticipation is killing me. I thought when the show aired, it would relieve some of that, but now the anticipation of wanting everyone to know the secrets so I can stop having to bear them by myself is what I’m also looking forward to.”
What kind of bombshells do you expect will happen in Episode 5 or beyond? Share you fan theory and get the conversation rolling. Is the anticipation killing you too?
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