Westworld is an HBO series that takes viewers on a journey to the titular theme park where humans can meet and live out their fantasies in a dark and twisted way. Throughout the series, we've seen glimpses of it and even a brief glimpse of a new park in Season 4. However, the narrative has since changed to the hosts taking over the human world.
Co-creator Lisa Joy spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the series and the decision to end the season on that note, but how the series currently isn't over and might still continue.
Joy was asked whether she wanted to make the finale feel like a series finale, but with her plans and what we know from Season 4, it's certainly an interesting twist into where Westworld can go. That world is, for the most part, back to the Westworld we knew from the first and second seasons where everything began.
"Well, it's a funny thing. This is very personal. I think its because of COVID that I'm going to answer this more honestly than I'm willing to admit," Joy said. "If we could all be orbs of light, and we could all make beautiful sounds, we'd all make a sound."
She then talked about the scope of society and how the series represents Evan Rachel Wood's future:
"We inherit a lot of things from the outside world that are difficult to shake off and that sometimes make connecting difficult." I am not saying that culture or race or gender isnt a beautiful thing, but we all work together to either live on this earth or to destroy ourselves on this earth.
"We inherit a lot of things from the outside world that are difficult to shake off and that sometimes make communication difficult." I am not saying that culture or race or gender does not exist, and it isnt a beautiful thing. We all work together to either continue to exist on this earth or to destroy ourselves on this earth."
It will be interesting to see the world that Dolores is constructing, but also if this is the end, and we don't get a fifth season, at least we have Joy's message and her purpose in choosing to keep our imaginations going.