The Winter Line
Westworld Season 3

92%

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Critic Ratings: 25
Critics Consensus

In "The Winter Line", Westworld's muddled timelines start to surface, but by continuing to put character development center stage the episode avoids confusion and takes Maeve and Bernard on an exciting new journey.

Episode Info

People put up a lot of walls, so it's a good idea to carry a sledgehammer.

Cast

Critic Reviews for The Winter Line

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."

Mar 23, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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.

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

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).

Mar 30, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

I like that Westworld isn't beating around the bush with this and other plotlines.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…

With episode 2, "The Winter Line," we get some of that old Westworld spark back, especially now that Maeve (Thandie Newton) is back.

Mar 27, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 24, 2020 | Full Review…

It was a fun, almost self-contained episode that saw both of our hosts with hearts trying to navigate new worlds and question the nature of their reality.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

This episode gave us hope for the show going forward because Maeve continues to be at the center of it..., but also because a showdown between Maeve and Dolores for the fate of humanity sure does sound like fun.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

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]

Mar 23, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

We see Bernard give Stubbs a new directive: Protect Bernard Lowe at all costs. I really like having these two as a team and I'm excited to see what's next as they head out of Westworld and back into the real world.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…