Westworld - Season 1, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Stray



Critic Consensus: "The Stray" furthers character evolution while providing juicy backstory and twisty plot progression.

Episode Info

Dolores finds herself alone in Sweetwater when Teddy chases a new villain; Elsie and Stubbs go on a mission to retrieve a host who's gone missing in the hills; Bernard tries to get to the bottom of the hosts' hysteria and hallucinations; William persuades Logan to join his latest pursuit.


Anthony Hopkins
as Dr. Robert Ford
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
Rodrigo Santoro
as Hector Escaton
Shannon Woodward
as Elsie Hughes
Simon Quarterman
as Lee Sizemore
Angela Sarafyan
as Clementine Pennyfeather
Eddie Rouse
as Kisecawchuck
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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.

October 17, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

October 17, 2016 | Full Review…

It's here in Episode 3 that we get a more solid understanding of the loops that drive the established regular narratives.

October 17, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Dolores is a fascinating figure even before considering her incipient sentience.

October 17, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

October 17, 2016 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

Thankfully, very few new characters got introduced-we have enough to track already-but there were a number of new twists and revelations.

October 17, 2016 | Full Review…

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