Ah, Westworld. It's the show to watch if you want an uplifting, happy story to make your Sunday nights shine with joy. Just kidding. The HBO drama is back for its second season, and neither human or host is safe. It's a new world what with the hosts gaining awareness and Delos employees trying to clean up the mess...and with one host loaded with over three decades of valuable data trying to get out into our world. Peter Abernathy (Louis Herthum) is a target. As Vanity Fair's pointed out, he's kind of like Nedry's shaving cream can in Jurassic Park.
Michael Crichton's responsible for both Jurassic Park and Westworld, so what could the former tell us about the latter? Jessica Chobot sent me into the wilds of Hollywood for the season two premiere, and I tried to gather some clues from Herthum, Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), James Marsden (Teddy), and Ben Barnes (Logan) about the future. Beware minor spoilers.
It's a dark timeline for everyone. Survival is the struggle for humans and hosts. Arguably, humans are more at risk than hosts; if they receive a mortal wound, it's not like they can be repaired for resurrection. But hosts are in trouble too, because there isn't a team of employees at the ready to patch them up. So a permanent end is on the table for everyone...as all the actors seem to know.
Westworld airs on Sundays on HBO at 9PM ET/PT.
Who do you think is most likely to bite it first in season two of Westworld? Do you think Jurassic Park is a road map for Westworld's future? Share your theories in the comments.
Amy Ratcliffe is an Associate Editor for Nerdist. Follow her on Twitter.
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