Kiksuya

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Critic Consensus: Zahn McClarnon delivers a formidable, heart wrenching performance, elevating "Kiksuya" from Westworld's frequent philosophical filler to one of the best episodes of the entire series.

Episode Info

Take my heart when you go.

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
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Critic Reviews for Kiksuya

And as interesting as the hosts are, their awakenings (as this episode showed) follow the same pattern, meaning the show continues to keep viewers at an emotional distance.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

McClarnon is a formidable actor, and it's like witnessing an amazing sleight of hand to see his previously sidelined character suddenly command attention... But much of the hour fell into that old Westworld...

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

I loved watching the old techs realize what an intense creation Akecheta was, when he finally did allow himself to visit the park's lower decks.

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

"Kiksuya" challenged the definitions of how we see these characters, pushing deeper into the past and the present, reminding us just how many layers there are to this story, and how much further we have to go.

Jun 11, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Maaaaaan, Maeve gotta have more life in her.

Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…

I am furious because we could've been following Akecheta this whole time instead of Dolores!

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

[Akecheta's] emotional devastation that happens in this really, really resonates well. I think this is really well written, it's very well shot...McClarnon nails it acting wise.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

There's a lot to unpack in the episode, but one of the most interesting questions it answers goes all the way back to the beginning of the show.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

We also saw the power of Maeve again in this episode... her mind is as powerful as ever.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Akecheta's story is an hourlong epic spanning over a decade, making this another one of Westworld's deep dives into character history.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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