HBO released a full trailer for Westworld's second season yesterday, and most might think that would contain some of the biggest chunks of intel we'd get before the show returns next month. But not so fast, as a diligent Reddit user realized that the trailer is actually a treasure trove of secrets. Around the 20-second mark in the trailer, you'll see an assembled group of soldiers by a beach, gathered around a hologram of the park. This is most likely a group of human reinforcements/Delos security forces battling the anroid hosts and with Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) in the background, might mean that not all the robots want to kill humans.
In the immediate foreground, however, is a case with a QR code of sorts on its side. It's actually written in binary (computer language) and leads one to yet another trailer, which serves as a promo for Delos, the company that created Westworld. It begins as an ad promising to fulfill all your hedonistic pleasures, but begins to glitch out as quick and disturbring images are intercut into the peaceful commercial: A faceless android snaps its own neck and a we see a train track made out of dead bodies.
If that was the only Easter egg from the new trailer, we'd be completely satisfied. However, the Delos promo leads one further down the rabbit hole with a login passcode of "XOMEGACH," followed by the words "Stand By For Directives." When you enter the password on the company's website, it leads you to a virtual blue door, which, when opened, leads to a seemingly empty white room.
Click on the plus sign and a third video pops up, containing a computer terminal box used for entering hard code and commands. It contains a simple message for Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), Delos' executive director of the board: "Find Peter Abernathy." Peter (Louis Herthum) was the father of Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood), the host who will be leading the android revolution against the humans. Herthum was only a recurring character in the first season, but will be promoted to a regular in the new one, meaning he obviously plays a major role in the Season 2 narrative.
Westworld Season 2 premieres Aprill 22 on HBO.