Fun 'Westworld' Easter Eggs Revealed [SPOILERS]

If there's one thing people love about HBO's Westworld, it's the hidden easter eggs from Season 1. With Season 2 ready to debut Sunday, let's take a look at some of the references that were found by Reddit users in the first season. The following contains spoilers for those who haven't seen Season 1 of Westworld.

A blurry host in the background is a reference to the Westworld movie from the 1970s.

The easter egg appears when Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) goes to check the old system for abnormalities with the hosts. While he's walking to the old system, which was seemingly abandoned, a flash of light shows him looking at a host. The blurry image is apparently of the villain Gunslinger (Yul Brynner) from the original film.

In the final, when the Man in Black (Ed Harris) orders a shot of neat whisky, the shot resembles a moment from the 70s film when Gunslinger orders the same drink.

References to Alice in Wonderland

For one, Bernard has Dolores read from Lewi Carroll's classic while testing her capacity for consciousness in episode 3, "The Stray." She reads, "Dear, dear! How queer everything is to-day. And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I?"

Dolores also shares a resemblance to Alice, which is something creator Johnathan Nolan previously talked about.

There's also the scene in Episode 9 where Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), William (Jimmi Simpson) and Logan (Ben Barnes) have a picnic in the dessert. The setup is reminiscent of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, illustrated by John Tenniel.

Possible nods to Jurassic Park

Dolores seemingly references dinosaurs when she talks to the Man in Black. "They say that great beasts once roamed this world, as big as mountains. Yet all that's left of them is bone and amber," she says.

At a different point, when Westworld technician Felix (Leonardo Nam) tries to bring a robotic bird back to life he says, "That's it. Come on, little one," which is a direct quote from the 90s film. Richard Attenborough's Hammond says it when a baby dinosaur is hatching from its egg.

"Westworld" is laden with hidden easter eggs. HBO

One of the most famous assassinations

Dolores shoots Ford in the back of the head after he gives his speech in front of a large audience at the Westworld soiree. In real life, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while he was attending a show at Ford's Theatre. The two seem to emulate each other.


There are multiple references to Shakespeare in Westworld, with nods to Henry IV Part 2, Julius Caesar, King Lear, and The Tempest. But, arguably, the most prominent line came from Romeo and Juliet, when Papa Abernathy, who was a professor in a different life, quotes Friar Lawrence as her prepares to marry Rome and Juliet. "These violent delights have violent ends." Rome and Juliet die in each other's arms.

BONUS: Ford (Anthony Hopkins) may appear in Season 2 as a host.

This isn't really an easter egg, but it's pretty cool. In his final speech in Season 1's final, Ford seemingly hints that he will reappear a host in Season 2. Even though Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) kills him, he says "Chopin never died." "An old friend once told me something that gave me great comfort. Something he had read. He said that Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin never died," he says at the end of the monologue. "They simply became music. So I hope you will enjoy this last piece very much."