Westworld

2016
4.6
1.47K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (15)

1 The Original
10/2/16
In the series premiere, another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld – a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android “hosts.” But top programmer Bernard Lowe (series star JEFFREY WRIGHT) alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford (series star ANTHONY HOPKINS) about incidents of aberrant behavior cropping up in some recently re-coded hosts. Meanwhile, in the Westworld town of Sweetwater, a rancher’s daughter named Dolores (series star EVAN RACHEL WOOD) encounters a gunslinger named Teddy (series star JAMES MARSDEN) in the street – but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black (series star ED HARRIS) and, later, by a supporting host’s unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world.
2 Chestnut
10/9/16
A pair of guests, first-timer William (series star JIMMI SIMPSON) and repeat visitor Logan (series star BEN BARNES), arrive at Westworld with different expectations and agendas. Bernard and Quality Assurance head Theresa Cullen (series star SIDSE BABETT KNUDSEN) debate whether a recent host anomaly is contagious. Meanwhile, behavior engineer Elsie Hughes (series star SHANNON WOODWARD) tweaks the emotions of Maeve (series star THANDIE NEWTON), a madam in Sweetwater’s brothel, in order to avoid a recall. Cocky programmer Lee Sizemore (series star SIMON QUARTERMAN) pitches his latest narrative to the team, but Dr. Ford has other ideas. Meanwhile, the Man in Black conscripts a condemned man, Lawrence (series star CLIFTON COLLINS, JR.), to help him uncover Westworld’s deepest secrets.
3 The Stray
10/16/16
Elsie and Head of Security Stubbs (series star LUKE HEMSWORTH) head into the hills in pursuit of a missing host. Teddy gets a new backstory, which sets him off in pursuit of a new villain, leaving Dolores alone in Sweetwater. Bernard investigates the origins of madness and hallucinations within the hosts. William finds an attraction he’d like to pursue and drags Logan along for the ride.
4 Dissonance Theory
10/23/16
Dolores joins William and Logan on a bounty hunt in the badlands. With Lawrence in tow, the Man in Black finds a critical clue in his search to unlock the maze. Dr. Ford and Theresa discuss the future of the park. Maeve is troubled by a recurring vision.
5 Contrapasso
10/30/16
Dolores, William and Logan reach Pariah, a town built on decadence and transgression – where they are recruited for a dangerous mission. Meanwhile, the Man in Black meets an unlikely ally in his search to unlock the maze.
6 The Adversary
11/6/16
Elsie discovers a possible source of sabotage, while Bernard searches for clues to anomalies in a sector thought to be abandoned. Theresa questions Ford’s leadership while Lee encounters a new arrival at Westworld. Meanwhile, Maeve charms Lutz (guest star LEONARDO NAM), and the Man in Black and Teddy run afoul of a Union garrison in their attempt to cross a border.
7 Trompe L'Oeil
11/13/16
With Theresa’s assistance, Charlotte aims to expose dangerous flaws in Ford’s creations. William, Dolores and Lawrence journey into treacherous terrain. Maeve delivers an ultimatum to Lutz and Sylvester. With his back to the wall, Bernard considers his next move.
8 Trace Decay
11/20/16
Ford orders a reluctant Bernard to conduct business as usual. Maeve looks to change the script for her storyline. Dolores finds it increasingly difficult to separate dreams from reality. Teddy is jarred by dark memories, while the Man in Black recalls some of the travails that brought him to this critical juncture.
9 The Well-Tempered Clavier
11/27/16
Maeve approached Sweetwater’s longtime outlaw, Hector, with a bold proposition. William tries to convince Logan to help liberate Dolores. Teddy and the Man in Black come closer to what they’re looking for. Stubbs’s suspicions are aroused. And Ford cautions Bernard against seeking answers to questions best left unasked.
10 The Bicameral Mind
12/4/16
In the season one finale, Ford unveils his vision for a bold new narrative. Meanwhile, Dolores, enlightened by Bernard and the Man in Black, comes to terms with who she is. And Maeve sets her liberation plan in motion as Westworld faces a major upheaval.
101 Trailer
12/26/16
Season-only
Introduction to Season One of Westworld, a new dramatic series set in a futuristic theme park populated by human-like robots, where the wealthy can live out their fantasies of adventure, sex, and violence.
102 An Invitation to the Set
12/26/16
Season-only
Executive Producers J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan, and Lisa Joy along with actors Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood discuss the appeal of Westworld, what it means to "Live Without Limits", and the questions that the series asks of the audience.
103 Welcome to Westworld: About the Series
12/26/16
Season-only
Executive Producers J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan, and Lisa Joy along with actors Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden ask "What If" a simulation like Westworld existed.
104 Reality of A.I.: Westworld
12/26/16
Season-only
Executive Producers J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan, and Lisa Joy along with actors Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood discuss the complicated nature of AI, and the existential threats it poses to the Westworld.
105 Welcome to Westworld
3/6/17
Season-only
Executive Producers J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan, and Lisa Joy along with actors Thandie Newton, James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood consider what a world of immersive fantasy means in terms of reality, humanity, and technology.

About this show

Escape is not freedom. Chaos is not revolution. Independence is not negotiable. And free will is not free. Welcome back to Westworld, the Emmy®-winning drama series that follows the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. In Season Three, the real gods are coming... and they are very angry. Born into a world of pain, Westworld’s android hosts were never allowed to go or see one place: our world. But now, at the end of the game, they’re here. With the help of Aaron Paul’s very human Caleb, Dolores is ready to start a revolution. And if that doesn’t work, she can do it the old-fashioned way... and kill everyone. Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassell, Lena Waithe and Scott Mescudi join Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores, Jeffrey Wright’s Bernard, Thandie Newton’s Maeve and Ed Harris’s William in the new season, which explores the nature of our reality, free will and what makes us human.

Ratings and reviews

4.6
1.47K reviews
Dwain Miller
May 24, 2019
I love the soundtrack/music, it exceeds the storyline and overly overdone complex jumps in chronology for the sake of keeping an audience guessing.... to return 7-days later for more brainracking anachronistic puzzles! I love, however, the music/soundtrack! After too many episodes toward the end of Season 1, things begin to make sense. But an audience with no patience and a teenage or 20-something year old attention-span would NEVER make it to Season 2! Have I said how much the soundtrack/music..
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Donavon Shellenbarger
May 8, 2018
I actually love this show, but its getting 1 star because it's hampered by dumb corporate decisions. Can someone tell me why I can't watch the show with a season pass/purchase through Google? It's rediculous to have to pay for a subscription only on HBO and then later buy it at basically the same price through Google. That's just a hastle. I'm not going to do that. I, like most people are subscriptioned out. This is the same reason people started pirating in the first place, barriers to content. Get rid of the barriers. Basically all they're making me do is wait, which is a pretty crappy way to treat your fans.
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Gerald Pait
August 3, 2022
The locations selected are very beautiful and western. The overall concept is very interesting. Unfortunately, the go to word for script writers is "F__K." To me, that shows a lack of vocabulary. It is used over and over so many times, hearing it gets old in a hurry. Season 1 was the best. So far follow-on seasons have become less interesting. You would need multiple doctorates in psychology and psychiatry to keep up. If the show is picked up for a fifth season, there has to be better writing.
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