Westworld - Season 1, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: Aided by its excellent ensemble cast, "Chestnut" deepens and expands Westworld's captivating mythology by revealing the park through the eyes of a first-time guest and diving further into the lives of its robotic residents.

Episode Info

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.


Anthony Hopkins
as Dr. Robert Ford
Rodrigo Santoro
as Hector Escaton
Ed Harris
as The Man in Black
Evan Rachel Wood
as Dolores Abernathy
James Marsden
as Teddy Flood
Thandie Newton
as Maeve Millay
Jeffrey Wright
as Bernard Lowe
Tessa Thompson
as Charlotte Hale
Sidse Babett Knudsen
as Theresa Cullen
Shannon Woodward
as Elsie Hughes
Simon Quarterman
as Lee Sizemore
Angela Sarafyan
as Clementine Pennyfeather
Eddie Rouse
as Kisecawchuck
Leonardo Nam
as Felix Lutz
Ptolemy Slocum
as Sylvester
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Critic reviews for Chestnut

This second episode really makes me excited to see what else there is to Westworld.

October 10, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode was more about Thandie Newton's brothel madam Maeve Millay, who was set on a terrifying storyline that saw her live out an actual nightmare.

October 10, 2016 | Full Review…

. . .the show is exploring the way poetry can creep in with depth and damage, infecting the park's clean, shallow, purely entertaining code.

August 28, 2017 | Full Review…

If Westworld was a book, it would be un-put-down-able.

November 17, 2016 | Full Review…

While relatively artificial in stilted emotion, writer-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy extend the next strand of narrative layering to their Westworld design.

November 2, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

In theory, it is ridiculous to feel bad for a robot. And yet here we are, only two hours into Westworld's freshman run, and I'm ready to make like Harry Potter's Hermione Granger and start a Society for the Protection of Host Welfare.

October 10, 2016 | Full Review…

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