‘Westworld’ Season 1 Finale Preview: Get Ready For An Extended 90-Minute Episode 10

The Season 1 finale of HBO’s Westworld is fast approaching. So, let’s have a look at everything viewers can expect to see in Episode 10.

Spoiler alert: This article discusses the Season 1 finale (Episode 10) of HBO’s Westworld. Please proceed with caution if you wish to avoid spoilers.

For starters, fans of Westworld can look forward to a special 90-minute episode of the Season 1 finale, according to Evan Rachel Wood’s Twitter account. This means there will be more time to delve into Westworld’s Episode 10, and hopefully, it will be enough to tide fans over until 2018 when Westworld is likely to return with Season 2.


Episode 10 of HBO’s Westworld is titled “The Bicameral Mind.” What does that even mean? Bicameral means to have two chambers. This could mean, for example, that a bicameral Parliament would consist of two parts. However, in Westworld, considering the title, likely means something to do with the mind. Now, whether it is the human or host mind, it is unclear yet. If it were to deal with the human mind, it could be making a reference to the fact Westworld is a place where humans can go to be something they are not normally to explore the other side of their personality. Also, considering many fans are sure the Man in Black (Ed Harris) is a later version of William (Jimmi Simpson), perhaps Episode 10 will reveal the truth behind this fan theory.

For the hosts, though, perhaps it could be referring to Maeve. In previous episodes, she has become self-aware and is now trying to escape Westworld. Could this episode deal with Maeve escaping, and seeing the outside world, or alternatively, could she make others self-aware in the Season 1 finale?

The official synopsis for the Season 1 finale, Episode 10 (titled “The Bicameral Mind”), of Westworld is below.

“Ford (Anthony Hopkins) unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) embraces her identity; Maeve (Thandie Newton) sets her plan in motion.

Written by Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan; directed by Jonathan Nolan.”

HBO's 'Westworld,' Season 1 finale, Episode 10
HBO's 'Westworld,' Season 1 finale, Episode 10, Armistice, Felix, Hector and Maeve [Image by John P. Johnson/HBO]

So, Maeve certainly is setting her plan in motion, which could mean the title of the Season 1 finale is referencing her. An image released for Episode 10 of Westworld’s Season 1 finale also seemingly shows Maeve with Felix (Leonardo Nam) behind the scenes at Westworld. Interesting to note is this image also contains Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) and Armistice (Ingrid Bolso Berdal), so it seems Maeve is not the only host escaping Westworld in the special 90-minute episode.

Episode 10 of Westworld will see Dolores embracing her new identity. While a promotional still for the Season 1 finale shows Dolores standing in a graveyard next to a grave that has her name on it, could this statement perhaps be a little misleading? After all, an identity for a host in Westworld remains only as long as the humans allow the programming to remain that way. Could Dolores be reprogrammed in Episode 10? If she is, who will be the one reprogramming her? After all, the Man in Black, who is seen standing next to Dolores in the promotional still, has indicated he can change the narratives of the hosts.

HBO's 'Westworld,' Season 1 finale, Episode 10, the Man in Black, Dolores
[Image by John P. Johnson/HBO]

Speaking of narratives, Dr. Ford will unveil his new narrative. This should be interesting considering in the Episode 10 trailer for Westworld, the following announcement is made.

“This new narrative is ‘Violent Delights Have Violent Ends.'”

What is interesting to note, though, is during the trailer, this sentence is a voice over. At first, it seems to be Dr. Ford speaking. However, the words “violent delights have violent ends” sounds like it could be spoken by someone different. So, could someone have hacked into Dr. Ford’s new narrative with the phrase that Dolores used to make Maeve self-aware? Perhaps what viewers just heard was the sound of Arnold’s voice. Only by tuning into the Season 1 finale of Westworld will reveal the answers.

The trailer for Episode 9 of Westworld can be viewed below.

Finally, you can view the Season 1, Episode 10 promotional images of Westworld below.

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Episode 10 (titled “The Bicameral Mind”) of Westworld will air on HBO on Sunday, December 4 at 9 p.m.

[Featured Image by John P. Johnson/HBO]