Last we heard from HBO's Westworld, the tables had turned pretty dramatically when it came to who was in charge. More specifically, the humans tasked with running the park are suddenly in a different place on the proverbial food chain and the hosts those humans treated as cogs in a machine are the ones in charge.
During that change in power, more than a few people (and hosts, which are people at this point) went missing, got captured, or are believed dead. Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly's interview with Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy we have some answers to the fates of some of those characters.
Consider this your spoiler warning.
According to Nolan and Joy, seven characters we thought were goners are coming back for Season 2; The Man in Black (Ed Harris) and his younger version William (Jimmi Simpson), programmer Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward), security chief Ashley Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth), HBIC Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), the perpetually under-appreciated Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman), Delores' dad-in-this-incarnation Peter Abernathy (Louis Herthum), and angel-in-a-brothel-dress Clementine Pennyfeather (Angela Sarafyan).
We'll also see a younger version of Dr. Robert Ford (originally played by Anthony Hopkins), but they didn't give any other intel on how that might work.
What is clear is that Westworld is prepared to go places you don't expect and happily so, which is why we love the show in the first place, right?
Head over to EW to get some juicy tidbits on how the above characters are affected by the events of Season 1 — it's gonna get interesting.