Westworld season 4: Evan Rachel Wood on Dolores’ future

Westworld Season 3 on HBO. Photo courtesy HBO
Westworld Season 3 on HBO. Photo courtesy HBO /

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Evan Rachel Wood talked about the feeling of finality in season three. Spoilers ahead!

Westworld took things in a completely different direction in season three. The action went outside the park and into streets around the world. Now after the finale, fans are wondering where things will go next and how Evan Rachel Wood’s character Dolores fits in to it all.

Given the show’s knack for twists and turns, it’s hard to consider anything on Westworld as “final.” Characters appear and reappear, timelines can’t be trusted, and deaths are often just a reset rather than the end of the line.

And like any other episode of Westworld, the season three finale left fans with just as many questions as answers. The future of characters like Caleb (Aaron Paul), Maeve (Thandie Newton), the Man in Black (Ed Harris), and Hale (Tessa Thompson) are set up for season four. But what about Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores?

That very question came up during Wood’s appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night. Wood was cryptic but if fans read between the lines, they should have a good idea of what to expect in season four:

Fans who can’t imagine Westworld without Dolores, or Evan Rachel Wood for that matter, should be feeling a little bit better. Wood says that it is very hard to get rid of characters on the show considering how hosts can be rebuilt and humans can serve as the models for new hosts. The actress doesn’t seem to be sweating Dolores’ future.

Wood also admits that certain things are final and there was definitely a feeling of finality with how Dolores’ season three story ended. But there still seems like so much potential for the character when and if she returns after having her memory wiped. And with Westworld renewed for a reported total of six seasons, it feels too soon to say goodbye forever to Wood and Dolores. Season after season, Wood has proven to be an incredible talent and her performance is among the best anywhere on television right now.

Some fans were worried that Jimmy Fallon may have talked over Wood delivering a major piece of information on season four. But it is possible that Wood was toying around with fans and intentionally dropped her voice to mimic a technical glitch. Fallon seems to play along with the very Westworld-appropriate gag.

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What did you think of the Westworld finale? Can there be a season four without Dolores? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!