Critic Consensus: Providing its major characters rich layers of context, Westworld's "Trace Decay" begins pulling together the elements of the park's origins and setting the stage for what is sure to be a thrilling conclusion.
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
as Felix Lutz
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Sunday night's episode of Westworld, entitled "Trace Decay," is another solid chapter in an already impressive first season.
We can't expect major twists every week, but while "Trace Decay" didn't feel like it was stalling, it perhaps could have pushed things further. It's a minor complaint, though - a bump in the ride we're still enjoying.
For once it was worth paying attention as Westworld dropped further breadcrumbs regarding the park's origins and Bernard's role in its creation.
Thanks to the latest edition of Westworld, I can confidently say, without a shadow of a doubt, that I have never related harder to a television character than I related to Dolores.
"Trace Decay" was among the season's more frustrating installments, getting too caught up in temporal loops and dreams and memory fragments at the expense of thoroughly exploring how the characters are feeling about their... circumstances.
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