HBO has officially wrapped up the first season of Westworld with Sunday's very violent and delightful season finale. The episode managed to settle many of the burning questions viewers had throughout the season while also raising a lot of questions for season 2 of Westworld. Never fear, because the show's creators are here to help.

Warning, there are spoilers ahead for season 1 of Westworld, so if you are not caught up, keep that in mind. Creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, along with producer J.J. Abrams and several cast members from Westworld, are featured in a new video that HBO has released on their YouTube channel. In the video, the team behind the show share their thoughts on the season 1 finale and what it all means. Jonathan Nolan talked a bit about the shocking end with Anthony Hopkins' Dr. Robert Ford and what that will mean for season 2. Here is what he had to say.

{quote"The end of the season finds us with the stakes taken all the way up. If the first season was defined by control, the second season is defined by chaos. I think that's part of what we come to understand that Ford has been planning all along. Ford has set in motion what he thinks is a plan. The nature of that plan is something we explore in the second season, what his intentions are. Are they to let /westworld-season-1-episode-3-recap-stray/Dolores and the other hosts escape? Are they simply to teach the human guests a lesson?"RELATED: Westworld Season 3 Character Posters Arrive with the Official Premiere Runtime

Chaos was pretty much a big theme for the season 1 finale of Westworld and it will clearly be a huge thing in season 2. /westworld-season-1-episode-8-recap-trace-decay/Maeve (Thandie Newton) stayed in the park (one of many parks, apparently) to look for her daughter, but not before unleashing Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) and Armistice (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) on the park in a murderous rampage. Plus, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) decided to go on her own murdering spree, starting with Dr. Ford. So there was definitely a lot of chaos happening in the finale and there will be plenty more, as teased by Jonathan Nolan, in season 2.

We also learned that /westworld-season-1-episode-8-recap-trace-decay/The Man in Black (Ed Harris) and William (Jimmi Simpson) are in fact, one and the same, which was a pretty big twist. Granted, it was one that many had predicted, but it will still have serious implications moving forward and it certainly had tremendous implications in the season 1 finale. We also finally learned the truth behind Arnold's (Jeffrey Wright) mysterious Maze, which was that it ultimately had to do with his way of unlocking consciousness in the hosts. This episode really was a lot to process.

HBO had already given the green light to Westworld Season 2 before the season 1 finale, which is a good thing because it would have left way too many things open ended to be considered a satisfying conclusion. Unfortunately, we may have to wait a while to see season 2 of Westworld (likely sometime in 2018) so we will have plenty of time to come up with theories and let that finale resonate. In the meantime, you can watch the full video for yourself below to hear what the creators and actors of Westworld thought about the finale.

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