The "Westworld" hype train is now at full speed and we are definitely on board for the ride. HBO's new sci-fi Western has us following every new theory like the Man in Black (Ed Harris) following clues to the maze. (But we're skipping the scalping.)
Episode 4 airs this Sunday, October 23, but we already have our eyes on Episode 5, thanks to Dolores herself, Evan Rachel Wood.
Here's her brief tease, echoed by Ben Barnes, who plays Logan, the black-hat wearing best friend of white hat guest William (Jimmi Simpson):
Just..episode '5' guys.— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 19, 2016
Thats all I am gonna say. #westworld
@evanrachelwood totally agree ;)— Ben Barnes (@benbarnes) October 19, 2016
That's all they said. It's not much, but the less we have implanted in our own minds, the better. Let the fans do the speculating. (And they certainly are speculating -- from the theory that William is the younger version of the Man in Black, to the idea that maybe the Man in Black is park co-creator Arnold, and a dozen other theories in between.)
All we know at this point is that Season 1, Episode 5 is titled "Contrapasso" and it will air Sunday, October 30. (A quick search informs us that Contrapasso is from the Latin contra and patior, "suffer the opposite," referring to the punishment of souls in Dante's Inferno, "by a process either resembling or contrasting with the sin itself.")In the meantime, this Sunday's Episode 4 is called "Dissonance Theory," and HBO provided this synopsis: "Dolores joins William and Logan on a bounty hunt in the badlands. The Man in Black, with Lawrence in Tow, finds a critical clue in his search to unlock the maze. Dr. Ford and Theresa discuss the future of the park. Maeve is troubled by a recurring vision."
Speaking of Dolores and William, Evan Rachel Wood and Jimmi Simpson shared some behind-the-scenes scoop on the image we were left with at the end of Episode 3, when Dolores fell into William's arms:
Haha yep- 1st take! I was new and nervous and you were way cool about me nearly burning you up in the campfire. Love YOU. 😚☺️ https://t.co/batMlxKYqB— Jimmi Simpson (@jimmisimpson) October 20, 2016
Haha. No but seriously guys, Jimmi was my rock aside from the one drop. And wait till you see whats coming! 😝😝 https://t.co/WKru2IGMb7— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 20, 2016
We can't wait to see what's coming, and see what new theories are launched (and shut down) by the results. "Westworld" Season 1 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO. For more from Evan Rachel Wood, read Moviefone's exclusive Q&A with her on why Dolores is her favorite character ever.
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