What You Need to Know Ahead of the ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Premiere (PHOTOS)

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William is a Host, somehow

If you didn’t stick around to watch the post-credits scene for the Season 2 finale, you might be shocked to learn William isn’t human. Of course, at one point he was human — but in the “far off” future that the post-credits scene takes place in, he’s being tested for fidelity.

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Stubbs is also a host

This one was a shock to fans at the time, but Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) is very likely a host. During a conversation with Hale-Dolores in the Season 2 finale, he heavily implied he wasn’t human — and showrunner Lisa Joy confirmed that in an interview.

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Teddy is dead, and so is Elsie

Don’t be expecting to see Teddy (James Mardsen), Akechata (Zahn McClarnon), or any of the other hosts who crossed into the Valley Beyond this season (although this is Westworld, so who are we to say who’s being brought back?). In addition, human casualties included Elsie (Shannon Woodward) and Sizemore (Simon Quarterman), although the latter definitely might be returning, and Clementine was another notable host loss.


Maeve is currently dead, surprisingly

Given how every trailer has blatantly advertised her survival, it might shock some to learn Maeve didn’t technically make it out of Season 2. She “died” in the last episode, sacrificing herself so her daughter could make it to the peaceful Valley Beyond. It seems like Felix and Sylvester will bring her back, but from there, it’s anyone’s guess how she ends up in WarWorld.

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The Hale you’ve seen in the trailers isn’t really Hale

At the end of Season 3, Dolores kills the human Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) and rebuilds her body as a host. So the Hale you see in present-day scenes in the trailer isn’t really Hale — it’s a “Hale-host,” likely being controlled by one of the five host-orb-brains Dolores — as Hale — took from the park. Yeah, it’s a little confusing.

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Ford’s last words might mean something for Season 3

The last words Ford (Anthony Hopkins) said to Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) in Season 2 were “We’ll meet again.” With that in mind, it’s totally possible he’ll show up in some way, shape or form during Season 3, especially considering the SDCC trailer music was “We’ll Meet Again” by Vera Lynn.

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William might’ve lost the last of his marbles

Safe to say William isn’t in for a happy return to the real world. He mistakenly killed his real human daughter, Emily (Katja Herbers), after becoming convinced she was a host. Whether or not that’ll have an impact on his external, real-world life remains to be seen, but he seemed pretty torn up about it in the park.

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[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 2 of Westworld.]

Keeping up with a show like Westworld is tough enough to follow when it’s airing — with so many timelines and characters to keep track of, you almost need to take notes if you want to keep it all straight!

So trying to jump back into this crazy world of robots, “hosts,” real and fake worlds, riddles and mazes after a nearly two-year hiatus is even worse. Why do you do this to us, HBO?!

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Plus, the 'Breaking Bad' alum shares his own feelings about technology in today's world.

If you don’t have time (or the mental stamina) for a Season 2 rewatch, never fear. We’ve put together this gallery with some of the biggest things you need to remember from Season 2 before Season 3 premieres.

Westworld, Season 3 Premiere, Sunday, March 15, 9/8c, HBO