The Bicameral Mind
Westworld Season 1



Critic Ratings: 36
Critics Consensus

"The Bicameral Mind" brings Westworld's first season to an explosive end while opening up a brave new world for the series to explore in season two.

Episode Info

In the Season 1 finale, an ambitious new narrative is revealed by Ford; Dolores embraces her identity; and Maeve's plan begins to take shape.


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 The Bicameral Mind

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's show is perhaps one of the best programs on television right now, and the finale, "The Bicameral Mind," helped illustrate why.

Dec 5, 2016 | Full Review…

The episode was masterfully constructed, with pieces perfectly falling into place for the uninitiated while never letting up on the action and new reveals for those already on board.

Dec 5, 2016 | Full Review…

The show's complicated threading of flashbacks and flash-forwards ultimately has revealed a recognizable, even familiar, design: a linear narrative beginning 35 years in the past and concluding in the finale's violent end.

Dec 5, 2016 | Full Review…

Westworld might not have been a perfect show, but it kind of was? I mean, I'm a very satisfied customer.

Dec 5, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The finale's embrace of artificiality - followed by the all-too-real deaths that ensue - speaks to the show's dedication to dancing with reality. We end Season 1... knowing more than we might expect, but there's still so much we don't really understand.

Dec 5, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The final episode of Westworld season one was a brain-frying delight

Dec 5, 2016 | Full Review…

"Frustrating but fascinating" is sort of where I fall on Westworld's first season overall.

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

In Season 1 of Westworld, love transcending time and lost memory is The Prestige-and, really, we should have seen it coming.

Dec 5, 2016 | Full Review…

The creators weren't kidding when they alluded that all of the questions would be answered, and we got a delightful, violent push into Westworld Season 2.

Dec 5, 2016 | Rating: 4.75/5 | Full Review…

For all my complaints, I still stand by my assertion that Westworld is one of the best dramas of the year.

Dec 5, 2016 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

The shift from not-so-secretive storyline maneuverings and twists to exuberant and bombastic spectacle gave the season two remarkably well-made bookends, something that seems all too rare on television nowadays.

Dec 5, 2016 | Full Review…

We have opened the mystery box and found a wonderfully thoughtful gift inside. It's an elegantly formed slice of misanthropic sci-fi. It is violent, and it is delightful. A fitting Christmas present after a year like 2016, indeed.

Dec 4, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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