Westworld Season 1 was a phenomenon that thrived on a method of storytelling best described as burlesque: show ‘em a little bit, but always keep ‘em wanting more.
It took the entire season’s run to reveal important information that deeply impacted the way the characters had been interacting all along — Bernard is a host! William grows up to become the man in black! Delos is smuggling data out of the park! But when the shock of those reveals wore off, there was the promise of another season that would hopefully answer more of the audience’s burning questions.