Westworld: Season 2 (2018)

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Season 2
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Westworld builds on its experimental first season, diving deeper into the human side of AI without losing any of its stylish, bloody glory.

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Critic Ratings: 80

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User Ratings: 2541

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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 22, 2018
2
Air date: Apr 29, 2018
3
Air date: May 6, 2018
4
Air date: May 13, 2018
5
Air date: May 20, 2018
6
Air date: May 27, 2018
7
Air date: Jun 3, 2018
8
Air date: Jun 10, 2018
9
Air date: Jun 17, 2018
10
Air date: Jun 24, 2018

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Season 2 of the drama series deals with the aftermath of the massacre of the Delos board members that closed the previous season. As different timelines overlap, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) puts together an army of hosts and hunts the survivors, planning to take over the real world; meanwhile, Charlotte (Tessa Thompson) tries to understand what happened and regain control of the park. Others embark on different but related quests: Maeve (Thandie Newton) goes looking for her daughter, helped by Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) and Lee (Simon Quarterman); Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) tries to find a solution to the situation without revealing his identity; from beyond the grave, Ford (Anthony Hopkins) ropes William (Ed Harris) into a new game and sends him on a search for the Door, without revealing what it really is.

Cast

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
Fares Fares
as Antoine Costa
Louis Herthum
as Peter Abernathy
Oliver Bell
as Young Robert Ford
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Critic Reviews for Westworld Season 2

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (29)

In its second season, Westworld's special effects remain impressive and bursts of violence juice the narrative just when things get tedious.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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The show is swimming in blood, timelines and fortune-cookie wisdom. But the show has lost the curiosity factor that made the original season engrossing.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Season two promises to be quite the ride.

Apr 20, 2018 | Full Review…

It's again easy to get lost in HBO's Westworld, both from a total absorption standpoint and in trying to deduce what possibly, or impossibly, is going on.

Apr 20, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Filled with wonder one moment, brutally ruthless the next, Doris keeps the sprawling HBO drama electric with uncertainty and dread.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The very good news is that Westworld now feels like more of a journey instead of just a puzzle box waiting to be solved. And I can't wait to see where we're going.

Apr 18, 2018 | Full Review…

[T]he show remains one of TV's boldest and smartest offerings.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Everything is perfectly balanced but there is a detail that 'Kiksuya' does not completely transcend: its repetitive nature. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The episode feels like a coherent ending and, thanks to a spatial junction of the characters, the feeling of recapitulation is total. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 16, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It is quicker than before. It is thrilling to watch and easier to adjust to. Every episode has its own mini-cliffhanger, which is a plus.

Jul 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Yes, Westworld expertly evokes a sense of bleak alienation. But you can get that from Coronation Street: and at least you'll know what's going on.

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

On cultural cue, Westworld series two's first episode - in which hosts have broken free of their programmed "loops" and killed most of the guests and the Delos board - delivers the female "glow up" we've all been waiting for.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Westworld: Season 2

  • 5d ago
    A great continuation!
  • Jun 26, 2020
    What can I say, just as strong as the first. Incredible acting, intense plot, interesting new directions and fantastic character development (one character especially!!)
  • Jun 25, 2020
    shitty season, with fully unreasonable events and actions around an over hyped character (maev)
  • Jun 24, 2020
    Less engaging than the first season, but interesting enough to watch all the way through. Both the beginning and the ending episodes feel like the show is trying to figure out what is actually happening and barely succeeding in finding a purpose. Because of this, it feels there is a significant portion of filler where a shortened, more clean cut would've been better. I don't really understand the motives, or drives, certain characters have adopted, particularly Dolores and old William. Dolores apparently has it out for all humans, which seems like a bit of an over-correction since only the most depraved would have abused hosts at the park. This development to her character isn't very satisfying since it remains unchanged from the finale of season 1 all the way through season 2. As for old William, I was hoping his arc would be something more than it was. Him being at the park was explained lamely as basically just a distraction from the reality of his wife's suicide. Hosts in the park talking to him through narratives Ford left behind after his death felt like they were setting up something that he would be a part of a larger plan, though that never went anywhere. The really only good part about his presence was his previous experiments with "fidelity" or testing the compatibility of human and host combinations to create a virtually immortal ideal. If I had to sum up the problem with season two, it would be in explaining the beauty of the first season: it took a fairly complex concept, the bicameral mind, and explained it in various ways that were different enough to not be redundant or feel like it was coddling the watcher. This was great because it was intertwined with the characters' stories that were also engaging by themselves. In season two, there is no longer any intrigue in exploring the value in cognitive capacities, and it's simply boiled down to a more generic "us vs. them" theme typical of action-drama rather than sci-fi. There is no concept or theme that's trying to be described, which places the burden of engagement on the characters and their stories who, both old and new, are unfortunately not as engaging as the first season. In some ways, it kind of feels like it's trying to recapture moments from the first season such as literally re-describing the same characters from Westworld in the Japanese-style area of the park. Consistent with season one, Maive's character and story was among my least enjoyed of the show. Surprisingly, I think the best episode was 8 in which a Native American host's story was told. Anyway, I think season 1 is great as a standalone, I'd prefer to consider season 2 and whatever comes next as simply fanfic. Season 2 does some good in introducing the sci-fi concept of "fidelity," but it's not enough for me to want to think deeply about after watching or even rewatch.
  • Jun 08, 2020
    Not as good as season 1, but still worth watching
  • Jun 06, 2020
    First season was very promising, unfortunately the plot went downhill with the addition of new abilities. They should stick with what they have and that's it.
  • Jun 04, 2020
    Not nearly as good as season 1, but still recommended.
  • Jun 01, 2020
    A masterpiece , this season was much better than what I thought, however in my opinion I just think it has a defect: confusing script for those who see it for the first time, but I advise everyone to see this series.
  • May 25, 2020
    I just want to say : What the hell happened ? I don't know how you can do such a good first season followed by this.. Really disapointed
  • May 21, 2020
    season 2 was a complete fail. thought I was watching another season of Walking Dead for a while. full of useless filler.

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