Many have speculated that “Calores” might become a thing this season, in Teddy (James Mardsen)’s absence. Although the trailer doesn’t offer much either way regarding that possibility, it’s interesting that it reveals he’ll know she’s not human — here, he’s sitting with her as she’s in her “first-gen” host body.
Weird Times for William
Last season we discovered William (Ed Harris) somehow became a host — and this season it appears we’ll be seeing what led him to that state. He’s certainly going through the wringer in this trailer, from walking around his totally decimated house to being covered in blood to having something drilled into his teeth. And apparently, he thinks he’s going to save the world?
The Five of Us
During the trailer, host-Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) expresses her uncertainty about “five of us” going up against a world of humans. Assuming Hale’s referring only to fellow hosts, her statement implies there are five hosts that Dolores is including in her plan — but who are they?
Maeve Rises Again
We knew Maeve (Thandie Newton) would be coming back from the dead, and it sounds like she’ll be making a deal with Vincent Cassel’s character to help take down Dolores. It’s interesting that Maeve might be joining the “bad guys” this season, assuming Vincent Cassel’s character is with Incite; Maeve and Dolores might change narrative places from Season 2, then.
Hey, it’s Hector!
Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) lives, too! Here he’s running hand-in-hand with his sweetheart as they flee from explosions in Warworld.
Someone’s making hosts outside of the corporate headquarters. That person certainly might be Dolores; in previous trailers we’ve seen she’s living in a nice place, and this seems to match the “vibe” of her home. It’s also possible this whole situation is tied to Bernard.
It doesn’t look like the humans are too in love with Incite, or the control it exerts over their everyday lives. The graffiti here ranges from “code this!” to a symbol that looks oddly like The Maze from Season 1 (it’s similar, but not an exact copy).
The End of the Game
It seems William and Dolores still have some unfinished business. Here, he’s in a straightjacket and she taunts him by saying he’s at the end of his beloved game… but it’s also possible this scene is a hallucination, considering Dolores hasn’t worn that dress since the end of Season 1, and Billy’s seen her when she’s not really there before.
Wait a Minute, Was That Sizemore?
Earlier, Reddit figured out Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) might be returning based on the cast list of an HBO press release. It seems fans’ conclusions might just be accurate; here, it appears Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) is holding onto him in the water as he bleeds out.
Bernard Goes Back
Although the show’s definitely taking a huge step outside the parks this season, it appears we’ll still be getting a glimpse of good ol’ Westworld. Here, Bernard (Jeffrey Wright)’s staring at the burned-down church from Season 1.
Dolores vs. Maeve
The way these two scenes are cut suggests that Dolores and Maeve will go head-to-head in the “real world” this season, perhaps during the fight scene on the bridge earlier in the trailer. Also awesome: Maeve’s carrying a katana, which is a neat callback to her time in Shogunworld.
“The real gods are coming,” Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) says in the new trailer for Westworld Season 3, “and they’re very angry.”
So it certainly seems in the new, nearly three-minute long teaser for the show's third season. The vengeful Ms. Abernathy is coming for the one thing she was never allowed to experience as a host inside the park: the real world. And needless to say, she’s barreling down on all of humankind with a ferocious thirst for revenge.
We break down what we've already learned, from trailers and key art to new and returning stars.
The trailer features plenty of explosions, snippets of fight scenes and even a mysterious dental altercation. Click through the gallery above for our analysis of what’s going on, and what it all might mean.
Westworld, Season 3 Premiere,t Sunday, March 15, 9/8c, HBO