Westworld - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Dissonance Theory



Critic Consensus: "Dissonance Theory" spends some welcome time with the Man In Black while continuing the methodical expansion of the Westworld universe.

Episode Info

Dolores joins a bounty hunt in the badlands with William and Logan; Dr. Ford and Theresa talk about the park's future; Maeve is disturbed by a vision; The Man in Black makes a significant discovery on his quest.


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 Dissonance Theory

Alongside the gunshots, exploding cigars and occasional threats to feed people to horses, there were also some serious plot developments, and tantalising hints about the gradually unfurling deeper narrative.

October 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Westworld is in large part a show about people in search of answers, and "Dissonance Theory" found the show's characters taking a multitude of intriguing approaches to finding them.

October 24, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

We get the first hint that maybe the Man in Black isn't the monster that he seems to be.

October 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Things are starting to feel more certain within the universe of Westworld.

October 24, 2016 | Rating: 8.9/10 | Full Review…

This episode leaned heavily into the video game aspect of Westworld in a big, fun way.

October 23, 2016 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

Westworld continues its puzzle box way of thinking by giving the audience plenty to chew on, as the incremental revelations seem only to push the viewer deeper down the rabbit hole.

October 23, 2016 | Full Review…

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