All season long viewers continued to be teased about the “door” and the “valley beyond.” The final episode of season two finally revealed what they really were. But those story points are overshadowed by a few other reveals.
This week sees the answer about who won the race to the Forge, gave us a truth about who really was running things behind the scenes, and in a post credits scene answered the question about whether William (Ed Harris) was a host.
The title of this episode is ‘The Passenger’ and that is explained as well, but a better name might have been ‘All Hail Dolores!!!’ (that will make sense later).
Ford (Anthony Hopkins) muses when addressing Maeve that “mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts” in this penultimate episode of the season. The embodiment of that statement is William (Ed Harris) who gets the bulk of the screen time in this episode that, ironically on father’s day, spent time showing how bad a father William was to Emily.
We finally get a better look at his world outside the park that helped to make his character so interesting. We see his wife, Juliet (Sela Ward) and daughter Emily (Katja Herbers) when they were still a family but were beginning to unravel. We also get hints and revelations about what has really been going on in the park.
As per usual, SPOILERS!!!!