The Winter Line
Westworld Season 3



Critic Ratings: 19
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 & Crew

Ed Harris
Man in Black
Evan Rachel Wood
Dolores Abernathy
Thandie Newton
Maeve Millay
Jeffrey Wright
Bernard Lowe
Tessa Thompson
Charlotte Hale
Simon Quarterman
Lee Sizemore
Aaron Paul
Caleb Nichols
Tommy Flanagan
Martin Connells
Jonathan Nolan
Executive Producer
Lisa Joy
Executive Producer
J.J. Abrams
Executive Producer
Jerry Weintraub
Executive Producer
Bryan Burk
Executive Producer
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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…

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.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 23, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…

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…

The decision to follow up last week's premiere with an episode in which neither Dolores or Caleb appears is an intriguing one... Maeve's journey of discovery is entertaining to watch.

Mar 23, 2020 | Full Review…