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Watch our Westworld season 1 recap and get caught up for season 2 in 15 minutes

Westworld season 2 (opens in new tab) is very nearly here, which means it'll soon be time to delve back into the world of the Hosts, DELOS, and questionable ethics! The only problem is - you can't really remember everything that happened in the first season. There's no shame in admitting you need a refresher, Westworld is very confusing and it aired way back in 2016. Never mind the Hosts which can die and come back to life in a blink of an eye, there's the two timelines (opens in new tab) to deal with, as well as multiple changing relationships to catch up on, and let's be honest, we barely understood it all the first time around! Hell, I've rewatched Westworld season 1 (opens in new tab) recently and I still feel like I've no idea what's going on...

To that end, we've made a recap of the entire first season which should get you well and truly caught up on everything important before the season 2 premiere. From Dolores awakening, to the Man in Black's journey, and you know who's death, it's all here and crammed into under 15 minutes! Yeah, yeah, I know our Game of Thrones recap (opens in new tab) is only about 12 minutes, but Westworld is a lot more confusing ok! You try recapping robots becoming sentient, office politics, and multiple timelines and see how you do!

If you do one thing this week, make sure you watch our Westworld season 1 recap - with major spoilers, obviously - and catch up on everything you need to know going into season 2 in under 15 minutes. You're welcome.

Westworld season 2 airs Sundays on HBO (available via Dish (opens in new tab) and Sling TV (opens in new tab)) at 9pm in the US, and a day later on Sky Atlantic (opens in new tab) and Now TV (opens in new tab) in the UK.

Lauren O'Callaghan is the former Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar+. You'd typically find Lauren writing features and reviews about the latest and greatest in pop culture and entertainment, and assisting the teams at Total Film and SFX to bring their excellent content onto GamesRadar+. Lauren is now the digital marketing manager at the National Trust.