In fact, it seems that even one of its stars had no clue of the plot, even as they were filming it.
Evan Rachel Wood, who plays android host Dolores Abernathy, said that not only was the plot so convoluted, but the fact that scenes were shot out of sequence on the series meant that it was impossible to keep track of what was going on at the best of times.
She told Vulture: “I had no idea what was happening in season 2. At all. And we shot out of order, so most of the time — I mean, it was insane to be an actor on season 2. I don’t know how I feel about it. But it was a ride."
She added: "We stopped reading the call sheets. We would show up and [Jeffrey Wright] and I would ask what episode we were in. It was kind of that level of — we just lived in the moment in whatever scene that we were doing, and that’s how we made it.”
Her co-star Ed Harris had previously expressed his own confusion about the series, saying that he wasn't too troubled by it all: "I was going episode by episode, particularly scenes, characters, who I was working with, and what was going on," he said. "I didn’t really fret about what I didn’t know because I didn’t know what I didn’t know."