When plots lose their way

Fans are naturally disappointed when TV shows end abruptly or in an open-ended manner, as these examples illustrate

The conclusion of HBO sci-fi series Westworld's Season 2 last month answered a few questions, but ultimately, left many viewers more confused and bewildered than ever.

In case fans are beginning to worry that the show is going nowhere and will end up leaving them in the lurch, the creators have given the assurance that they have already set up a proper ending for the series. Starring Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood, the show is about the conflict between humans and an increasingly intelligent army of human-like robots.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 08, 2018, with the headline 'When plots lose their way'. Print Edition | Subscribe