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

Director:

Stephen Williams

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The area where William and Dolores come across the framework of a church steeple has a unique rock formation behind it. This is the same natural rock formation that Kirk fought the Gorn on in Star Trek (1966). It is called the Vasquez Rocks and is located in a Nature Park near Los Angeles, California. See more »

Goofs

In Hector's recurring story line (where he robs the town on a mission of "mayhem") there is a moment where he fires a coup de grace 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 brace is ejected from the rifle. The effect was likely added in post-production to add "realism". See more »

Quotes

Maeve Millay: Time to write my own fucking story.
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Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Reverie, L. 68
(uncredited)
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by Ronan O'Hora and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Security decay
11 December 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

This eight episode centers on Maeve and the work 'she' is doing to make 'its' revolution happen. Thandie Newton is doing a great job in the show, but again, the security of the place just plainly (and sadly) points to the wholes in the plot and the writing in "Westworld". It just doesn't make sense, even if you have Ford or Bernard or someone working on the lines erasing security videos and helping Maeve (not that the show hints that this is what is happening, but it could be). It just takes the viewer from the story that there is so little consistency in respect to this point.

The rest of the story-lines take a step back. We still have Dolores and William trying to get wherever Dolores wants to get, Teddy and Man In Black on their wanderings searching for Wyatt, and Ford and Bernard conversations. All interesting enough, but a little bit slow-paced. There is a problem with shows that pile mystery over mystery, and play with the timeline and what's real and not, and it's that sometimes it's hard to keep the level and to answer questions instead of just putting more and more questions one on top of another till it all becomes a big bloated mess.

For now, "Westworld", though, is still delivering the goods.


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