Spoilers ahead for the epic 'Westworld' Season 1 finale. You know the drill.
Blame Marvel for this one.
The good news is that the Westworld Season 1 finale was a complete thrill ride. The bad is that if you channel-hopped when the credits began to roll, you jumped the gun and missed a pretty cool post-credits scene.
Having held the fort long enough to allow Maeve to make her escape, Armistice, or the girl with the snake-blood tattoo as we should probably call her, finds herself trapped in lockdown as armed security surround her — but this is a woman who, as a child, covered herself in her dead mother's blood to feign her own death, so you know she's not going down without a fight, especially now that Maeve adjusted her settings to make her a pain-proof killing machine.
Armistice hacks off her useless limb, turns to the gunmen and, with a beautifully psychotic grin, charges at them. The whole post-credits scene is weirdly un-Westworld but somehow it totally works. By the time Season 2 arrives, will Armistice have been taken down to cold storage and/or lobotomized? Probably, but in a show like this nobody ever really dies.
The cool thing about this scene is that, even though it doesn't affect the story at all, it was literally foreshadowed from the very beginning — the world 'armistice' in Latin literally means to remove one's arms, making Armistice's own name the ultimate Easter Egg. Of course, arms in this case refers to weapons rather than limbs, but perhaps Armistice will next be seen in Samurai World with some kind of weird-ass hybrid blade-arm upgrade. I can dream, right?
If the idea of waiting until 2018 for more Westworld fills you with dread, check out some of our best coverage of the superb Season 1 finale:
- 5 Things You May Have Missed In Episode 10, 'The Bicameral Mind'
- Crazy 'Westworld' Secrets Revealed In Online Delos Easter Eggs
- So, Who Actually Survived That Bloody Shootout In The Finale?
- Who Were The Biggest Winners & Losers Of 'Westworld' Season 1?
- Why Maeve Is The Most Dangerous Player In 'Westworld' Season 2
Will Westworld's baddest bitch defy the odds and make it out of lockdown without being captured and reset?