Westworld (2016– )
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The Bicameral Mind 

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Ford unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores embraces her identity; Maeve sets her plan in motion.

Director:

Jonathan Nolan

Writers:

Jonathan Nolan (created by), Lisa Joy (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Rachel Wood ... Dolores Abernathy
Thandie Newton ... Maeve Millay
Jeffrey Wright ... Bernard Lowe
James Marsden ... Teddy Flood
Ben Barnes ... Logan
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Armistice
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Lawrence
Simon Quarterman ... Lee Sizemore
Rodrigo Santoro ... Hector Escaton
Angela Sarafyan ... Clementine Pennyfeather
Jimmi Simpson ... William
Tessa Thompson ... Charlotte Hale
Ed Harris ... Man in Black
Anthony Hopkins ... Dr. Robert Ford
Ptolemy Slocum ... Sylvester
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Storyline

Ford unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores embraces her identity; Maeve sets her plan in motion.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Moab, Utah, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) and Outstanding Special Visual Effects. See more »

Goofs

After Dolores digs up a wooden diagram of the maze, the Man in Black throws it off into the woods in anger. When he comes back, it (and the box it was in) is on the ground right where Dolores dug it up. See more »

Quotes

Bernard Lowe: Consciousness isn't a journey upward, but a journey inward. Not a pyramid, but a maze. Every choice could bring you closer to the center or send you spiraling to the edges, to madness.
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Crazy Credits

There is an additional scene after the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Westworld (1973) See more »

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Reverie
(uncredited)
Written by Claude Debussy
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Absolutely breathtaking; the ideal finale.
4 December 2016 | by TouchTheGarlicProductionSee all my reviews

There were so many moments in this episode where I was terrified that it was about to end. I kept thinking "No, it can't be over yet, there's still so much left unanswered!" And yet the episode kept going and going. Clocking in at 90 minutes, the finale covers a truly staggering amount of ground. I didn't think it would be possible, yet somehow this one episode manages to satisfactorily wrap up an entire season of cryptic mystery. Dolores' visions, the nature and purpose of the maze, Ford's new narrative, Wyatt's identity, the Man in Black's identity, the relationship between Ford and Arnold, and Ford's master plan are all revealed. Literally the only thing I can think of that is not tied off in this gargantuan instalment is the fate of Elsie (and Stubbs).

It would be easy for the episode to collapse under the sheer weight of all this story, and yet it does not. Instead, it calmly, methodically parses out the information, focusing on one story at a time (for the most part). In fact, the episode can basically be divided into three acts. Act one, where Dolores faces off with the Man in Black. Act two, where Maeve executes her master plan. And act three, where Ford unveils his new narrative.

So, defying all odds and expectations, Westworld has delivered a slick, powerful, and oh- so satisfying conclusion to its powerful first season, which manages to leave every story and arc at a natural resting point, while setting up some exciting things for the second season. HBO's investment has paid off.


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