The Stray
Westworld Season 1



Critic Ratings: 31
Critics 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.

Oct 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.

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

The slight hiccups in Dolores' routine are beautifully handled here.

Oct 17, 2016 | Full Review…

For now, the synthetic woman programmed to be a damsel-in-distress will have to settle for something almost as radical. She's becoming more than the tired, sexist role assigned to her by the men who run her world, and finding a way to save herself.

Oct 17, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's only after I've taken a day to recover from all the things I didn't like that I can start thinking about the interesting parts.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Instead of crushing Elsie like Piggie in Lord of the Flies, the stray decides to bash his own head in...with EXTREME PREJUDICE I might add.

Jun 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's good that Westworld gives you so much to think about, because the moment-to-moment stuff onscreen can sometimes get a little dry.

Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

To me, it was the best episode yet because now I'm caring about several of the people running around in this world. I've always been curious, but just now, I'm starting to care.

Jun 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Oct 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.

Oct 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.

Oct 17, 2016 | Full Review…

The only thing that Westworld could do better would be to make the episodes about four hours each. There never seems to be quite enough to satisfy me on these.

Oct 17, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…