In last Sunday's penultimate episode, Westworld left little doubt that the show takes place in multiple timelines and strongly hinted once again that William (Jimmi Simpson) is actually a younger version of Ed Harris's The Man in Black.
The biggest clue was when Logan whipped out a photo of his sister, who is also Wiliams's fiancé. If you remember back to the pilot, it's the same photograph that Dolores's father, the original Peter Abernathy, discovered in the dirt while tending his herd. The (weathered) image of a woman in modern-day Times Square. Its foreignness confounded Peter, and he began demonstrating abnormal behavior, such as staying glued to his porch, day-and-night, staring at the image and, while being analyzed by Ford, reciting lines from a previous build. After being deemed too dangerous to be put back in the park, Peter's lobotomized, decommissioned to storage, and Dolores wakes up to a new host as her father.
So, since we've gotten another look at that photograph, who is the woman playing Wiliams's fiancé? It turns out that it's a stock photo of Claire Unabia, a contestant during Cycle 10 of America's Next Top Model.
the best part of the westworld pilot is the secret stock photo cameo by america's next top model cycle 10 contestant claire!!! pic.twitter.com/KFcD4ef175— anna hulkower (@annahulkower) October 5, 2016
Ford (Anthony Hopkins) unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) embraces her identity; Maeve (Thandie Newton) sets her plan in motion.
Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight, Person of Interest) and Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton.
The cast features Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford, Ed Harris as The Man in Black, Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy, James Marsden as Teddy Flood, Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay, Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Sidse Babett Knudsen as Theresa Cullen, Jimmi Simpson as William, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton, Shannon Woodward as Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ben Barnes as Logan, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, and Clifton Collins, Jr. as Lawrence.
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The season finale of HBO's Westworld — titled “The Bicameral Mind,” directed by Jonathan Nolan, and written by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy — airs tonight at 9|8c.