Westworld (2016– )
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The Stray 

Elsie and Stubbs search for a missing host; Teddy gets a new backstory; Bernard investigates the origins of madness and hallucinations within the hosts.


Neil Marshall


Jonathan Nolan (created for television by), Lisa Joy (created for television by) | 5 more credits »

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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
Angela Sarafyan ... Clementine Pennyfeather
Jimmi Simpson ... William
Shannon Woodward ... Elsie Hughes
Ed Harris ... Man in Black
Anthony Hopkins ... Dr. Robert Ford
Louis Herthum ... Peter Abernathy
Bradford Tatum ... New Peter Abernathy


Elsie and Stubbs search for a missing host; Teddy gets a new backstory; Bernard investigates the origins of madness and hallucinations within the hosts.

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Release Date:

16 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Moab, Utah, 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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Did You Know?


At some point, Ford talks about the bicameral mind. This is a reference to Julian Jaynes' groundbreaking book, "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind." Jaynes' basic idea was that the corpus callosum, that bundle of nerves that ties together the two hemispheres of the brain, is a recent development. Prior to that, the only way the logical, rational side of the brain could communicate with the emotional, instinctive side was through auditory hallucinations, which primitive peoples interpreted as the 'voices of the gods'. The one of many examples given is of "The Iliad". Characters in the Iliad don't have any inner dialogues with themselves, there is no planning or foresight, and all their actions are undertaken from instructions given to them by the gods. As society and its situations became too complicated for this process to be effective, the corpus callosum developed and true self-consciousness arose. See more »


Right before Ashley points out, that the carving on the wooden turtle shell is the Orion constellation, you can see in a closeup, that Elsie is already holding the wooden turtle shell the right way. In the following shot she does not rotate it. Then, after that, the shell is suddenly turned upside down. See more »


Lauren: These talks... I don't know if they help or... Do you ever wish you could forget?
Bernard Lowe: This pain... it's all I have left of him.
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Referenced in Talking Dead: Go Getters (2016) See more »


Main Title Theme
Written by Ramin Djawadi
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Complex Entwined Storylines
9 January 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

"The Stray" is the third episode of "Westworld" with complex storylines and great character development. Dolores is having flashbacks from her previous lives while Tedy has a new role in the park. Many hosts are having abnormal behaviors and Bernard is investigating the cause. Theresa is worried about the safety of the guests and with Robert Ford that is changing the narratives of the hosts. Elsie is investigating the hosts and finds they have a conversation with the mysterious Arnold. There are so many entwined storylines that is difficult to comment the show with no spoiler. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Stray"

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