Westworld (2016– )
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Bernard struggles with a mandate; Teddy is troubled by dark memories; Maeve looks to change her script.


Stephen Williams


Jonathan Nolan (created by), Lisa Joy (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Rachel Wood ... Dolores Abernathy
Thandie Newton ... Maeve Millay
Jeffrey Wright ... Bernard Lowe
James Marsden ... Teddy Flood
Ben Barnes ... Logan
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Armistice
Luke Hemsworth ... Ashley Stubbs
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Theresa Cullen
Simon Quarterman ... Lee Sizemore
Rodrigo Santoro ... Hector Escaton
Jimmi Simpson ... William
Tessa Thompson ... Charlotte Hale
Shannon Woodward ... Elsie Hughes
Ed Harris ... Man in Black
Anthony Hopkins ... Dr. Robert Ford


Maeve hopes for a change in her script; Teddy is jarred by dark memories; Dolores has trouble separating her dreams from reality; The Man in Black looks to the past.

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi


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Did You Know?


The model locomotive on Sizemore's desk is a Bachmann 1:20.3 scale 4-6-0. See more »


In Hector's recurring storyline (where he robs the town on a mission of "mayhem") there is a moment where he fires a coup de grâce while the sheriff's deputy is wounded on the ground. As he fires, you can see that a bullet casing appears to eject from the rifle (accompanied by the sound of brass ejecting). However, the rifle is clearly a lever-action, and would not eject the casing in that manner. In the moments after, Hector cycles the action and another piece of brass (shell casing) is ejected from the rifle. The effect was likely added in post-production to add "realism". See more »


Dr. Robert Ford: Bring yourself back online... Bernard.
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References The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »


Back to Black
Written by Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson
Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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User Reviews

Good, but too much explaining of what's going on
21 November 2016 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

One of the things I have really liked about Westworld is it gives you this complex system and a bunch of possibilities and lets you do the world of figuring out what's going on and what the author's intent is. Very little was made explicit.

That changed with this episode. There's a very specific discussion of the nature of consciousness and Ford's views, and the Man in Black tells his story.

For some people, it's probably nice to get some answers, but for me there were too many answers too quickly. Yes, there are still puzzling things, we still don't know what the maze is, Dolores seems to be going off the deep end and Maeve has a moment of glory.

So there was a lot of good in the episode, but for me it was less satisfying because too much was freely given, making it the least challenging episode of the season.

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Release Date:

20 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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