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The Westworld Finale will be Extra long and also Answer your Questions

It feels too good to be true, but apparently the Westworld finale will go a long way to answering our questions.

Westworld is still riding high on the momentum from that particular Bernard episode, a storyline that came to a close (as far as we know) in ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier.‘ That doesn’t mean that there still aren’t a dozen or so questions for Westworld to answer, the most pressing relating to its timeline and the identity of the Man in Black. It’s a good thing, then, that the finale will be a full 90 minutes, which is about 30 minutes longer than its normal run time.

This comes courtesy of creators and producers Jonathon Nolan and Lisa Joy, who spoke to Entertainment Weekly about what we can expect from the finale. The two also added that the finale won’t leave us hanging. They’re not interested in layering mystery upon mystery, “with no end in sight.” That’s great to hear, because for a while it felt like that’s what Westworld was doing best.

Lisa Joy goes on to add that many of our questions will be answered, with a small caveat:

“Most of the questions viewers have will be resolved in the final episodes, except for the most important one: What happens next.”

We probably won’t learn whether or not Maeve is able to build her empire or what, exactly, happens to William. But we expect to learn what is going on with Dolores’ timeline and more concrete information about the Man in Black. Joy knows what the most pressing questions are, so it’s doubtful she would give that answer if we weren’t going to get that information.

If Westworld does come to a satisfying conclusion, it would actually be a little amazing. The season has spun so many webs over the course of ten episodes that putting it all together feels insurmountable. We’ll see how it all pans out.