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Did Logan Die on Westworld?

Westworld: Don't Forget This Important Season 1 Storyline

Whether you watched it when it first came out or decided to binge it in one weekend, Westworld season one is a lot to take in. A ton of questions crossed my mind while watching, and I'm still confused about what happens to Logan. The show leaves his storyline a bit ambiguous, so before season two starts, let's review.

One of the biggest — OK, perhaps more obvious — shockers is that William (Jimmi Simpson) is the younger version of the Man in Black (Ed Harris). We find this out when he reveals to Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) his "life story" in the season one finale. What we don't find out is what really happens to his brother-in-law Logan. The last time we saw the pair, William ties a naked Logan to a horse and releases him into the park. Before Logan rides off into the distance, William informs him that the company would be "more stable" in his hands.

In the present-day timeline, the company in question is Delos, and the Man in Black (present-day William) runs Delos. The now-prospering company owns a majority share of Westworld. Although the company is super successful, William spends his time trying to find meaning in the park. But when we see Delos board members at the gala in the season finale, we don't see any sign of Logan. Is he dead?

According to an interview that Simpson (aka William) did with Insider, Logan may actually be alive. The reason for releasing Logan into the park naked is to stage a mental breakdown. This would further prove William's claim that he should run Delos instead of Logan. "[William's] going to send him off, he'll get lost in the park, and it's just one more thing [Logan] has done that's not top-tier while they were on their stay," Simpson told Insider.

Throughout the show, Logan is a bit of a wildcard. We can fill in the blanks and presume that he's just as cocky and brash outside of the park, though perhaps not quite as reckless. William wouldn't have had that hard of a time convincing Logan's father that Logan was not fit to oversee an already fledgling company. "It's just one more bit of evidence [William] can go to [Logan's] father with and say, 'Look, let's just be honest with each other: he can stay on, he can stick around on the letterhead, but you know I'll run the company and it will be very successful for this reason and this reason,'" Simpson said.

Logan isn't in any of the season two photos, but we secretly hope we haven't seen the last of him.

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