Fans of HBO's Westworld vividly recall the violent ends of the show's Season 1 finale: Dolores, newly empowered with a free will (maybe?) of her own, shows up at the unveiling party for Robert Ford's (Anthony Hopkins) new park narrative, and narrates the hell out of it. Which is to say that she shoots and kills Ford.
In a normal show, that would mean the end for Sir Anthony, who brought a gravitas capable of smoothing over some of the dialogue's more on-the-nose moments. And let's not forget about the disturbing de-aging scene! But Westworld is no normal show; it's about robots who repeatedly die and "come back to life" after refurbishment. After we learned that Bernard himself was a host created in the image of original park mastermind and Ford best friend Arthur, anything is on the table, including Ford's (and Anthony Hopkins') return to Season 2.