Critic Consensus: "The Stray" furthers character evolution while providing juicy backstory and twisty plot progression.
as Dr. Robert Ford
as The Man in Black
as Dolores Abernathy
as Teddy Flood
as Maeve Millay
as Bernard Lowe
as Charlotte Hale
as Theresa Cullen
as Hector Escaton
as Elsie Hughes
as Lee Sizemore
as Clementine Pennyfeather
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Critic reviews for The Stray
"The Stray" was heavy on the exposition... and a couple scenes would have been unimaginably boring if they didn't include Anthony Hopkins, or robots, or this ungodly mixture of young Anthony Hopkins and a robot.
A spot of horror, the introduction of a significant-sounding slice of backstory (hey, Arnold!) and a few choice Alice in Wonderland references helped make the third episode of HBO's Westworld the most satisfying yet.
It's here in Episode 3 that we get a more solid understanding of the loops that drive the established regular narratives.
Dolores is a fascinating figure even before considering her incipient sentience.
They could easily find ways to move this storyline along, beyond a huge revolt by the androids or more of them braining themselves with boulders as the episode's titular "stray" did. That's why I'm sticking with Westworld until the assuredly bitter end.
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