As with everything on "Westworld," even spoilers come with a twist.
Yesterday on Reddit, "Westworld" creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy did an "Ask Me Anything" session, during which they addressed the spoilers, theories, and speculation that surrounded/plagued Season 1. Some Redditors guessed some of the show's twists and turns, which was then reported by major media outlets, which spoiled a lot of non-spoiler seeking fans.
To deal with the issue, Nolan and Joy said they would post a video that spoiled the entire second season.
"Everything. The whole sordid thing. Up front," they wrote. "That way the members of the community here who want the season spoiled for them can watch ahead, and then protect the rest of the community, and help to distinguish between what's 'theory' and what's spoiler."
That video was released, as promised, but well, there's a twist. It starts off with Jeffrey Wright as Bernard musing about memories. And then Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores) and Angela Sarafyan (who plays Clementine) show up and begin reciting the lyrics to ...
Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up."
"Westworld" fans just got Rickrolled.
Rickrolling is one of the oldest Internet memes and involves a bait and switch, with a user clicking on a link that actually sends them to a video of Astley's song. It's a pretty funny move by Nolan, who not only is a trick-loving filmmaker (he co-wrote "The Prestige") but is a longtime Redditor.
"Westworld" Season 2 premieres April 22 on HBO.