Hey guys, love your podcast. I, too, have subscribed to the William is the MIB since early in the show. However, episode 9 changed my mind completely. I now believe, with almost near certainty, that the MIB is actually a grown up Logan. It seems very clear to me now and I don’t know why I didn’t see it before. Here are my reasons:
The MIB is clearly a man with considerable means and power. This would have been a full 180 from William (who has had to work hard for his position and is of a more gentle nature). However, this is right in line with Logan. If you think about it, if Logan grew up, became slightly more serious and mature but his innate nature stayed the same you have the MIB. Heck, he even looks more similar to the MIB than William does (the only thing I cannot reconcile is the brown to blue eye issue). Also, Logan was always wanting to go out into the far corners of the park. He didn’t want anything to do with the vanilla story lines. He wanted to dive deep…..which is exactly like the MIB.
The MIB tells how shocked he was when he saw Maeve show signs of true emotion and humanity….if this were a grown up William, why would he be shocked at this? He’s already seen and believed in the “real” emotions and humanity of Delores.
When Delores, supposedly present day, is in the church in Escalante, she hears someone at the door and she says, hopefully, “William?” yet is obviously terrified when she sees it is the MIB. This not only shows that she is scared of him like she would be scared of Logan, but it also shows the MIB has NOT been coming to the park living a second life with Delores all these years, otherwise why would she be scared of him? She would, however, have a visceral fear of the MIB/Logan.
So here is my theory: William obviously goes a little nuts in this episode, but I believe he still loves Delores,…maybe now more crazily than ever. Logan blames this entirely on Delores. There is going to be some big showdown and I predict that Logan will be the only one coming out alive. Delores will be killed on the beach where she “saw” herself dead in the water, however, she will of course be brought back to life to resume her sweet little loop once again. William will be killed at the Abernathy ranch. I think he will try and get back to Delores after she has been reset from being killed on the beach, Logan will try to stop him and William will end up dead. Not before the pic of Juliet that Logan carries around is dropped in the dust to be uncovered years later by Delores’ father. Which brings us to the current timeline.
…Not to mention, on Reddit there is talk that Jimmi Simpson does NOT have a renewed contract for season 2 but Ben Barnes does.
Thanks again, guys! Great podcast for a great show. Can’t wait for next Sunday!