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Twists are great when they matter and techno-babble will always be necessary to some degree, but flashy gimmicks can't carry a full hour of television, especially when you're the heir apparent to "Game of Thrones."
The Maeve plotline takes up the majority of this week's episode and is a typically Westworld-ian combination of high-faluting theory, hefty exposition (why are we here? What does this mean?) and some nice one-liners.
This is a Westworld-ian update of a classic sci-fi trope (and its sort of perfect that when Maeve takes on Nazis in Westworld, she wins by utterly confusing the hell out of them).
The opening of this week's episode is clever opportunity to stick a fully woke host in a chintzy, down-the-dial World War II spy thriller.
It's the kind of vibe that lends itself to amusing banter, but it's also an opportunity to show us characters who care about each other, instead of the show's usual every-droid-for-himself approach.
Having so much of "The Winter Line" be a construct within a construct isn't ideal, but it's still an episode packed with big ideas, and the nerve to pursue them. Thank goodness Westworld is here right now.
The Winter Line works well in catching viewers up to what Maeve's been up to since season two, and also gives us a glorious re-introduction to, what is in our minds, Westworld's best and most consistent character.
With episode 2, "The Winter Line," we get some of that old Westworld spark back, especially now that Maeve (Thandie Newton) is back.
It still retains the exciting new energy that the first episode has brilliantly established while at the same time building an anticipation of what could be a great war between two sides of humanity.
The series has once again assumed that it is necessary to bet on a more lively pace without sacrificing its impeccable technical part or having to introduce new players to the game. [Full Review in Spanish]
Overall I enjoyed this episode a lot better than I did the first episode I think that even though it was a little bit confusing at first... I think that it was... more straight to the point.