The second season of HBO’s Westworld has concluded, and as if the multiple timelines and realities weren’t already confusing enough for you, the show decided to throw in one final mind bender at the very end of the season finale. If you tuned out right when the credits rolled, you may have missed a very important scene that adds yet another layer to the already complex Westworld universe.
In the scene, an injured William comes out the other side of the Door he’s been looking for all season and descends into a desolate and deserted Forge facility. Inside, he comes face to face with his daughter – the same daughter he killed in the previous episode.
“I knew it,” he says. “I’m already in the thing, aren’t I?”
That thing is the Sublime, the simulated pseudo-Heaven that hosts have been crossing over into all season.
“This isn’t a simulation, William,” she replies. “This is your world … or what’s left of it.”
From here William is led into a similar room to the one that once contained the human-host hybrid, James Delos. At this point it becomes clear to William that he’s still in the park, but sometime far into the future.
“It’s been a long time, longer than we thought,” Emily tells him. “I have a few questions for you. The last steps of a baseline interview to allow us to verify.”
“Verify what?” William asks.
“Fidelity,” she says.
The scene ends with a close-up of William’s horrified eyes as he realizes he may not be who he thinks he is.