Westworld season 2: Ominous episode titles and descriptions revealed

The episode titles and descriptions for the first five episodes of Westworld season 2 have been revealed and I have some thoughts.

After 16 months and 18 days, Westworld is finally scheduled to return on Sunday, April 22. Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated HBO drama is easily one of the most anticipated TV shows of 2018 and the next 10 Sundays promise to be must-see TV.

If you haven’t seen Westworld, make sure you binge on HBO between now and Sunday so you can get caught up and join the conversation at the water cooler at work on Monday.

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Westworld season 2 details have been tough to come by but we do have a few tidbits to share for the first half of the sophomore season.

The episode titles and descriptions have been released for the first five episodes, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

  • Season 2, episode 1: “Journey into Night”
  • Synopsis: “The puppet show is over, and we are coming for you and the rest of your kind. Welcome back to Westworld.”
  • Written by Lisa Joy and Roberto Patino; directed by Richard J. Lewis.

This sounds ominous. After the season 1 finale, Dolores, Maeve and the rest of the hosts have been awakened and I can’t wait to see what they do for their next move.

  • Season 2, episode 2: “Reunion”
  • Synopsis: “Why don’t we start at the beginning?”
  • Written by Carly Wray and Jonathan Nolan; directed by Vincenzo Natali.

Who could the two people be who are reuniting? I want to say it’ll be Dolores and Bernard. That’s the most logical conclusion, but we could be thrown a curveball.

  • Season 2, episode 3: “Virtù e Fortuna”
  • Synopsis: “There is beauty in who we are. Shouldn’t we, too, try to survive?”
  • Written by Roberto Patino and Ron Fitzgerald; directed by Richard J. Lewis.

I want to say this is either Dolores or Maeve who will be at the center of this episode. I’m leaning toward Maeve.

  •  Season 2, episode 4: “The Riddle of the Sphinx”
  •  Synopsis: “Is this now? If you’re looking forward, you’re looking in the wrong direction.”
  • Written by Gina Atwater and Jonathan Nolan; directed by Lisa Joy.

This sounds like it’ll be a mental trip and a throwback to the mind games from season 1. And I’m here for it.

  • Season 2, episode 5: “Akane No Mai”
  • Synopsis: “ショーグン・ワールドへようこそ (Welcome to Shogun World)”
  • Written by Dan Dietz; directed by Craig Zobel.

Thanks for the translation but I would have been able to figure out this is when viewers will be introduced to the Shogun World that was teased in the season finale with samurai soldiers. Expect this episode to serve as the launching point for the second half of the season.

Westworld premieres on Sunday, April 22 on HBO at 9 p.m. ET.