Westworld’s pilot episode might contain the answers to Season 2 mysteries

Teddy and Dolores Westworld Season 1 [Credit: HBO]
Teddy and Dolores Westworld Season 1 [Credit: HBO] /

We learned a lot from the Westworld panel at SXSW 2018, but one of the most startling revelations involves the show’s pilot episode.

We’re finally closing in on April 22nd, and many fans are going back and re-watching Westworld Season 1. Westworld’s dense narrative and secrets make it a joy to revisit, but it also serves as a refresher course. To be fair, we don’t know much about the upcoming season, so many of us are trying to glean any secrets about Season 2. Surprisingly, there might be some clues hidden within the show’s pilot episode.

During a recent interview, Jeffrey Wright teased that there are clues and hints for future storylines hidden within Westworld’s very first episode. On top of that, Evan Rachel Wood cosigned Wright’s comments in a separate interview – which will surely have fans diving headlong into the pilot episode. Without further ado, let’s take a look at what Wright and Wood had to say regarding the show’s pilot episode.

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Jeffrey Wright Comments On Clues Hidden Within Westworld’s Pilot Episode

Jeffrey Wright As Bernard in Westworld Season 1
Jeffrey Wright As Bernard in Westworld Season 1 [Credit: HBO] /

We have carefully combed through every bit of


information dropped at SXSW last weekend. We heard from the cast and creators, but overall, Season 2 still remains a mystery. There might be, however, clues in the show’s very first episode.

During an interview at SXSW 2018

, Jeffrey Wright said something that intrigued fans. He hinted that there are hints to themes and storylines hidden within


pilot episode. Bernard himself, Jeffrey Wright, said the following regarding the


Season 1 pilot:

"“There are a lot of things there. Having just finished the work we did this season, there are some things there that I missed.”"

Evan Rachel Wood Reiterates And Expounds On Jeffrey Wright’s Comments

Westworld Season 1 Evan Rachel Wood
Westworld Season 1 Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy [Credit: HBO] /

While he didn’t say much, he also presented a thread that fans are sure to follow. Evan Rachel Wood also commented on the clues in


pilot during

an interview with EW

. Wood expounded on Wright’s comments, but she also hinted at how well planned the show is. Here’s what said Wood to Entertainment Weekly – which will definitely have fans re-watching the show’s first season:

"“I’m going back to things in the first season. That’s what’s so cool about the show, what [showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy] worked so hard on. There are things I actually said as Dolores that I had no idea of the significance of until filming this season, and now I’m going, ‘My god, [the showrunners] were telling us!’ I think even when we’re in season 7, you’ll still be able to go back to the pilot and find clues that were right in front of you. Every time I walk on a set, I’m like, ‘What did you guys put in here?’ The pictures on the walls, the books on the shelves… there’s forethought with everything.”"

What are these clues? Well, that’s up to you (and probably Reddit) to find out. One thing is for sure: Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are playing the long game. They have everything planned out for several seasons to come. Hopefully, we will learn more about Season 2 moving forward. Until then, we can’t wait to see how Westworld’s  second season unfolds.

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We still have a few months until Westworld Season 2 drops. Until then, we will continue to speculate on anything and everything Westworld.

Westworld Season 2 will premiere on HBO Sunday, April 22, 2018 9PM/EST

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(Source: Entertainment Weekly; SXSW Facebook Live)