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That was an off the charts awesome finale for the season! The performances of Anthony Hopkins has been a revelation, and are easily his best since his Hannibal Lecter days. The other surprise for me was Thandie Newton, who I almost hated in all her previous roles (MI-2, Pursuit of Happiness, etc.). I guess she was miscast in MI-2, and the role she played in Pursuit was viscerally loathsome. But I felt that she was quietly powerful and menacing in her portrayal of Maeve - almost to perfection. Ed Harris, James Marsden and Jeffrey Wright were splendid as well.
I am sort of puzzled thinking how the Delos park can continue operation under any management after the spectacular bot revolt and massacre of the company's owner and board.
Jonah Nolan's quip that the season 2 would be "chaos" implies that the park might get taken over by the bots, and they could build a massive army of bots with the skills of Bernard and potentially a bot-Ford. Then it might just be a straightforward human vs. bot fight, but that might lose the intrigue to figure out who is a bot vs. a human. Maybe they can explore the angle of some of the bots turning sympathetic to humans and working with the humans versus the truly homicidal bots.