Westworld Season 2 Premiere Review: "Journey Into Night"

Fired up Westworld has a bit to go before it can match Daenerys’ dragons

We know there are at least six parks, after Bernard and Strand's crew come across a dead Bengal tiger on the shore, and apparently there are only Bengals in Park 6, although they've "never crossed park borders" before. Ford's final narrative marked the beginning of the A.I. uprising that will spill into Season 2.

Tonight was the season two premiere of Westworld.

Thankfully, I stumbled upon this fantastic passion project by one of the editors of the Westworld fan podcast Out West.

Bernard is not pleased with what Charlotte has been up to.HBOWarning: Huge spoilers for "Westworld" season two. Watching his hands shake as he tries to hide the fact he's a host from Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) makes you just want to hug Bernard and give him a cup of tea and tell him it's all going to be okay. Teddy (James Marsden) is accompanying her, but he doesn't seem as sure about her murderous spree as she does.

The episode begins with Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) speaking to Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) in diagnostics, flashes through a few of the scenes that took place in season one, and then Bernard wakes up on a beach. He comes across the young boy host (young Ford), who tells him he'll be playing a new game soon and that it will find him.

Elsewhere in the episode, William (a.k.a. the Man in Black) runs into the robot who is meant to be a little boy version of Robert Ford, who addresses William as if he is his elderly self.

There's one moment in this premiere that exemplified that change of pace better than any other: When some random Delos guy accosts the Man in Black and casually calls him "Bill". We have already seen glimpses of Shogun World in the trailers for season 2, but could there be even more parks revealed - and what might their themes be?

He takes Bernard along as one of the techs dissects a host to figure out what caused the revolt, and they find the maze, familiar to viewers, etched on the host's scalp (implying it is on all of their scalps). If Park 6's hosts have also had their limitations removed, and there's a way for them to get to Westworld, things could get even more unsafe. We saw the Man in Black alive.

Many people in the facility have been killed by hosts, but Maeve protects Lee under the condition that he leads her to her daughter, a host who is located in a different park than Westworld now.

There are, of course, some brand new mysteries for Season 2, such as Bill's new game, finding "the Door".

Simon Quarterman, who plays Lee Sizemore in "Westworld", reveals to Access that Season 2 will find his character in a very unsafe place. Maeve, who chose not to leave the park on the train last season and instead returned to find her daughter, saves him from becoming host dinner, and he persuades her that he can help on her mission. Maeve also finds Hector Escaton to join them on their journey. We see Teddy in the water, dead. As shown in tonight's episode, titled "Journey Into Night", the rest of the principal cast of Westworld survived Dolores's deadly attack on the gala.

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