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Review: 'Westworld' unlocks another mystery in 'Trompe L'Oeil'

13 November 2016 7:00 PM, PST

A review of tonight's Westworld coming up just as soon as I ride a train of explosives through scalping territory... "The hosts are the ones who are free. Free, here, under my control." -Ford A trompe l'oeil is an artistic illusion that makes a two-dimensional drawing appear to exist in three dimensions. The title would fit almost any episode of Westworld, where the human characters go back and forth on whether the hosts are in any way real, but particularly this one, where it's revealed that Bernard is a host who has been programmed to believe he's human, while occasionally doing nefarious things — like murdering Theresa — on Dr. Ford's behalf. Any show with this subject matter is going to inspire speculation about whether some — or even all — of the "humans" are in fact also robots, and Bernard always seemed the most likely suspect. The show dropped various clues — last week, »


- Alan Sepinwall

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