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.
as Dr. Robert Ford
as Hector Escaton
as The Man in Black
as Dolores Abernathy
as Teddy Flood
as Maeve Millay
as Bernard Lowe
as Charlotte Hale
as Theresa Cullen
as Elsie Hughes
as Lee Sizemore
as Clementine Pennyfeather
as Felix Lutz
Critic reviews for Chestnut
This second episode really makes me excited to see what else there is to Westworld.
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.
Finally, we see the front end, the sales floor for Westworld. This shit looking like they dipped Mall of America in even more privilege.
Westworld hasn't delivered a ton of garish things (or at least it hasn't focused on them in the same way other HBO shows might). It's much more preoccupied with the subtleties and details.
. . .the show is exploring the way poetry can creep in with depth and damage, infecting the park's clean, shallow, purely entertaining code.
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