The Well-Tempered Clavier
Westworld Season 1



Critic Ratings: 22
Critics Consensus

"The Well-Tempered Clavier" confirms a multitude of popular theories in an episode marked by bleak revelations and tragic results.

Episode Info

Hector mulls a proposition from Maeve; Dolores and Bernard dredge up old memories; Teddy's enlightenment comes with a cost.


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 The Well-Tempered Clavier

It's better than most TV, because the reveals of the narrative enhance our experience of watching it, and demands several viewings.

Nov 28, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This week's big Westworld reveals suggests the show has, if anything, suffered from a paucity of ambition.

Nov 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Despite... frustrations, "Clavier" kept up the pace admirably and offered up a satisfying amount of information.

Nov 28, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

I will give Westworld this much credit: I honestly have no idea what's going to happen on next week's season finale, or who will be left standing for Season 2.

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

While there are myriad questions about nearly every character, the nature of time, choice, and reality, one character arc has stood out amongst the pack, particularly because of its straightforwardness.

Nov 28, 2016 | Full Review…

In last night's episode, "The Well-Tempered Clavier," quite a few big clues were dropped, and many of the pieces of this temporal jigsaw puzzle came snapping into place.

Nov 28, 2016 | Full Review…

[The Well-Tempered Clavier]... may have finally revealed Ford's master plan.

Nov 28, 2016 | Full Review…

The penultimate episode of Westworld sought to burn the tent down and massacre as many non-essentials as possible.

Nov 28, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode of Westworld is different: it's one of dark revelations and tragic answers, of confirmations to theories that we've been turning over in our minds.

Nov 28, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Episode nine and things are becoming both clearer and more opaque at the same time.

Nov 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Maeve has become quite the civil-rights crusader in the last several episodes, and she's still hard at work recruiting her robot army.

Nov 28, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is probably the harshest we've ever been on an episode of Westworld and, objectively speaking, it was a good episode of the show.

Nov 28, 2016 | Full Review…

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