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Season 3 has sputtered, trying to embrace change one week and revisit old ideas the next, and Episode 4, "The Mother of Exiles," combines its two minds into one inefficient machine.
This week's episode, while a bit glitchy when showing us around William's mind, was as straightforward as Westworld has been for a while - and that is a good thing.
The twist feels like a cheat, just as the show's agonizing coyness about Charlotte's host identity felt like a cheat... The writers seek out assumptions like lemon juice to paper cuts, and this particular reveal has been calibrated to sting a little.
Finally giving us some much-needed answers, The Mother of Exiles makes deft work of Westworld's central mysteries in its third season, while also setting up some interesting theological questions about consciousness and free-will.
Despite not being able to just hone in on one or two characters, I think this episode succeeded in delivering on character, story and twist.
I do appreciate how the show isn't dragging each mystery out for too long. Unlike the past two seasons, we're getting answers to at least some of our questions rather quickly.
It's safe to say that if season three continues to be this great, Westworld could once again be one of the best shows on TV right now.
Maybe William just tripping on one of those poppable Genre drugs, and Episode Four was just a bad trip. Let's go with that.
Amid all the seriousness, tension and violence that characterize the series, those doses of humor are most gratifying. [Full Review in Spanish]
I hope that every episode is as upbeat, fast-tempo and answers so many questions, instead of leaving you with many more.