[WATCH] ‘Westworld’ episode 9 preview: ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ digs deeper into Maze mystery

With only two episodes left in its first season, HBO’s “Westworld” is running out of time to wrap up its many dangling threads. If the new trailer for “The Well-Tempered Clavier” is any indication, it appears several riddles will be solved next Sunday, November 27. Watch the preview trailer for “Westworld” Season 1, Episode 9 above.

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The video opens on Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and William (Jimmi Simpson) after they’ve been captured by Logan (Ben Barnes) and his men at the end of Episode 8. Dolores says to someone unseen, “You told me to follow the Maze. That it would bring me joy.” Since William doesn’t know about the Maze, the show could be ready to reveal the identity of the mysterious voice in Dolores’ head. Will audiences finally get a glimpse of Arnold?

Speaking of the Maze and Arnold, a silhouette that looks an awful lot like the Man in Black (Ed Harris) stands in the doorway of the white church. This church is obviously meaningful to the mythos of the series, but audiences have never gotten a glimpse inside. Perhaps we will finally learn what happened there and why the location is so significant to several characters.

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It looks like Maeve (Thandie Newton) will be creating stories of her own as she brings her heightened consciousness to Bernard (Jeffrey Wright). Bernard is not adjusting well to the shock of discovering he is a robot. His anger toward Ford (Anthony Hopkins) and his nearly unlimited park access could make him a valuable asset in Maeve’s plan. If she helps Bernard discover more hideous deeds that Ford swept under the rug, these two vengeful robots would make a formidable pair.

And what of the episode’s cheeky title, “The Well-Mannered Clavier”? Clavier is a french word for keyboard, which would seem to reference Westworld’s infamous upright saloon piano. Composer Ramin Djawadi has been crafting minimalist piano covers of rock songs all season, and it’s fun to think this music could play a serious role in the larger “Westworld” story.

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