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"Trompe L'Oeil" confirms a major fan theory with a chilling episode whose narrative shocks are further fueled by a bevy of standout performances.
Bravo to director Frederick E.O. Toye and writers Halley Gross & Jonathan Nolan, who handled a reveal some have been expecting for a while in a way that should prove satisfying to everyone.
Holy hell, that William and Dolores storyline was hitting Princess Bride-levels of oxytocin release. What a romantic adventure!!!
This is a story about stories, a puzzle about puzzles, a game about games, gamers and game pieces. That's both the pleasure and the limitation of Westworld.
For the first time since the pilot, the potboiler elements aren't entirely obscured by dorm-room philosophizing and cornball conflicts. The show's genre-thriller side is working as programmed.
This week had brain drillings, bludgeonings and big emotional punches.
It's time for another week of Have You Questioned the Nature of Your Reality? with our host Bernard Lowe, the nebbish programmer who has been dreaming of his dead son and acting weird with robots for as long as we've known him.
Clementine Pennyfeather deserved better, HBO! SHE DESERVED BETTER!!!!
[This is] what makes Westworld resonate so strongly.
Westworld's attempt to pull the rug out from under the audience doesn't only serve a narrative purpose in reconfiguring where characters stand in the grand scheme of things, it echoes on an emotional level by rescinding the decency of a key character.
Jeffrey Wright seemed the most overqualified member of the cast, based on what he'd been given to date, but Bernard's dilemma is now more tragic in many ways than that of the other hosts we've met.
Despite the best efforts of their slick advertisements and enticing promises of immersing people in a stunning new world, Westworld - both the series and the theme park - is less about beauty being in the eye of the beholder than reality.
I think Ford's willingness to mess with the heads of those in his orbit is mirrored by the show, which opens this week with a heartbreaking scene of Bernard reading to his dying son... and that Bernard's whole tragic backstory is a fiction. It's cruel.