Westworld (2016– )
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Two guests arrive at the park with different expectations; Maeve's emotions are tweaked; The Man in Black seeks help from a condemned man.

Director:

Richard J. Lewis

Writers:

Jonathan Nolan (created for television by), Lisa Joy (created for television by) | 5 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
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Lawrence
Luke Hemsworth ... Ashley Stubbs
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Theresa Cullen
Simon Quarterman ... Lee Sizemore
Angela Sarafyan ... Clementine Pennyfeather
Jimmi Simpson ... William
Shannon Woodward ... Elsie Hughes
Ed Harris ... Man in Black
Anthony Hopkins ... Dr. Robert Ford
Ptolemy Slocum ... Sylvester
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Storyline

Maeve's emotions are tweaked by Elsie to prevent a recall; Lee floats his latest narrative to the staff; Bernard and Theresa investigate the extent of a host aberration; two guests arrive looking for different scenarios; the Man in Black enlists a condemned man to learn Westworld's darkest secrets. Written by Giedrius G

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Once again, the player piano is playing another modern instrumental version of the tune, "No Surprises" by the U.K. Band Radiohead. See more »

Goofs

At the 06:37 mark Angela (the greeting host in white) and William are going up the escalator and before they make it to the top they see a couple walk by. When they make it to the top and walk off the escalator, the same couple walks by. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Robert Ford: You can't play God without being acquainted with the Devil.
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Soundtracks

Main Title Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ramin Djawadi
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The New World
10 October 2016 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

As if the pilot didn't convince you, I think 'Chestnut' just about guarantees that Westworld is the best new show of 2016. While much slower than last week, this episode proved Jonathan Nolan is in it for the long haul.

Nolan and his writers seemed to pay tribute to the 1973 movie here by giving one of the episode's main focus on two guests trip to the park, played by Jimmi Simpson and Ben Barnes. I'm pretty sure this won't be the last time we see them, but it was interesting addition to the already massive cast, even if the only thing they did was kill and have sex with the hosts.

As for Ed Harris' mysterious 'Man in Black' character, he's knocking more people off the board in the outer landscapes of Westworld in search of the park's deepest secrets. Is he actually a guest? Could he maybe be a host? I have no idea, but I'm intrigued nonetheless. Especially now that he has Clifton Collins Jr at his service.

This episode didn't devote as much time to Dolores as last week, as Thandie Newton's Maeve took that role. Dolores shared the now series tagline "these violent delights have violent ends" with Maeve and it seemed to trigger something in her mind. Which in turn, got her decommissioned, for the moment. I got a heavy "Ex Machina" vibe from her near escape which is major compliment. To me, this series still poses many unanswerable questions but I'm excited to see where it goes. Anything from the Nolan family has my attention

+Harris is relentless

+Tribute to movie

8.2/10


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