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The Original 

Programmer Bernard detects aberrant behavior in recently re-coded hosts; Dolores and Teddy's narrative is upended by a mysterious Man in Black.

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As another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld - a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android "hosts" - top programmer Bernard Lowe alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford about incidents of aberrant behavior cropping up in some recently re-coded hosts. Meanwhile, in the Westworld town of Sweetwater, a rancher's daughter named Dolores encounters a gunslinger named Teddy in the street - but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black and, later, by a supporting host's unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world.

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The second host built, Old Bill, has hands that look fake and it is said that even a handshake could affect the original hosts. This is a reference to the film Westworld (1973), where the only way a host could be identified as one would be by the hands, which weren't life like. See more »

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Simon says about Dr Ford: "No one respects him more than me". Theresa corrects him "No one respects him more than I" and goes on to claim that 'I' is "the subject of the second sentence". She corrects him erroneously. In order to have a second sentence you need a verb. So it's either "No one respects him more than me" (One sentence, me a comparative object, than = preposition) or "No one respects him more than I do" (Two sentences, than = conjunction, 'I' is the subject of the second sentence). See more »

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[first lines]
[dark room, all lines voice-over]
Bernard Lowe: Bring her back online.
[a ring of light appears, scarcely illuminating a blond female form. More lights turn on behind, straight segments surrounding areas containing more halo-like lights]
Bernard Lowe: Can you hear me?
[the light over the female brightens. Though still draped in shadow, she is unmistakably nude]
Dolores Abernathy: [In Western accent] Yes. I'm sorry. I'm... not feelin' quite myself.
Bernard Lowe: You can lose the accent. Do you know where you are?
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In Loving Memory Eddie Rouse 1954-2014 See more »

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Referenced in City Slickers in Westworld (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Partita No. 3 In A Minor
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Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Piano Cover performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Westworld: The Orginal
4 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Short and Simple Review by WubsTheFadger

The story is extremely interesting. This episode introduced us into the world of Westworld with such ease and grace. The pacing throughout the episode is perfect.

All of the characters are interesting and complex.

The acting is fantastic all around. Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, and Evan Rachel Wood all do a great job. Louis Herthum, who play Peter Abernathy, has the best performance in this episode.

The blend of violence and nudity are perfectly mixed. There are no scenes with aberrant or unneeded nudity or violence.

The science behind the androids and behind the world itself is left unanswered (This will most likely be answered in later episodes).

Pros: Interesting story, great performances (Most notably by Louis Herthum), good pacing, complex characters, and a perfect blend of violence and nudity

Cons: The science behind the androids and the world are left unanswered

Overall Rating: 9.2


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