Critic Consensus: "The Adversary" shifts its focus to Maeve with one of Westworld's most haunting and moving sequences -- and an episode that balances character development against the continual advancement of numerous storylines.
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 Adversary
I have more than a few questions, and "The Adversary" answered approximately negative fourteen of them. Actually, this seemed like the first Westworld episode that was less concerned with building a mystery and more actively trying to be annoying.
There are some great sequences in this episode, and if we weren't already pulling for Thandie Newton in the Best Supporting Actress category at next year's Emmys, we sure as hell are now.
At times during this week's episode, "The Adversary," it felt as if we were inching nearer to a few of the answers we're so desperately craving. At others, we felt hopelessly lost -- but in the best possible way.
When the characters and their dynamics are as strong as they were on this episode, it's fun to have some mysteries in the mix as well.
Maeve's story line is, for the most part, blissfully linear and mystery-free, which means we can focus almost entirely on Newton's astonishing performance.
When Maeve was strutting around HQ, "The Adversary" came to life. A lot of the hour, though, was focused on people and storylines that still feel underfed, often involving actors who seem wildly overqualified for what they've been asked to do so far.
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