Westworld Season 1



Critic Ratings: 28
Critics Consensus

Westworld subtly reveals more of its multitudinous plot layers and adds some substantial twists in the vexing fifth installment, "Contrapasso."

Episode Info

A perilous mission awaits Dolores, William and Logan once they arrive in the amoral town of Pariah. Meanwhile, the Man in Black finds an improbable partner in his crusade.


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
Leonardo Nam
as Felix Lutz
Ptolemy Slocum
as Sylvester
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Critic Reviews for Contrapasso

It was like, if there was a Westworld for Game of Thrones fans, this would be it. And you're a monster for wanting that to be a real thing (is what Westworld is saying here).

Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…

Evan Rachel Wood really blew us away this week, with an episode that demanded incredible range and commitment.

Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…

The play-within-a-play conceit of Westworld is meant to implicate us - to reveal not only how the stories we tell as a culture reflect our beliefs, but how they affect the people we tell them about in unexpectedly real ways.

Oct 31, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It seems like every character in this week's episode of Westworld -- "Contrapasso" -- is trying to get as far as possible from where they started. But the show's biggest problems remain way closer to home.

Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…

There is still plenty of room for weird stuff, particularly when it comes to Dolores, her reveries, her search for meaning, and whether she maintains a connection to the enigmatic Arnold, the park's late co-founder.

Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…

The plot became ever thicker, and twistier, in the fifth instalment of HBO's newest big hitting drama.

Oct 30, 2016 | Full Review…

There's no doubt the show's creators are very smart; smart enough to craft very big pictures. But big pictures need small details too.

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

Tonight, [Dolores] finally got a lot of agency...

Jun 5, 2018 | Full Review…

We get to the moment that we've all been waiting for. The MiB has arrived at a bar with Teddy when he is joined by Ford.

Oct 31, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Westworld Season 1 Episode 5 was also a lesson in subtleties. Nothing came out and smacked you in the face with its meaning.

Oct 31, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Like the Hosts that are slowly waking up to the truth about their existences, Westworld is equally self-aware.

Oct 31, 2016 | Rating: 8.9/10 | Full Review…

Dolores and William's newfound independence takes root at the same time that some of the series' Big Questions come into slightly clearer focus - a welcome development as we reach the season's halfway point.

Oct 31, 2016 | Full Review…