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Dissonance Theory 

Dolores joins William and Logan on a bounty hunt; The Man in Black makes a significant discovery; Ford and Theresa discuss the park's future.

Director:

Vincenzo Natali

Writers:

Jonathan Nolan (created for television by), Lisa Joy (created for television by) | 5 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
Luke Hemsworth ... Ashley Stubbs
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Theresa Cullen
Rodrigo Santoro ... Hector Escaton
Angela Sarafyan ... Clementine Pennyfeather
Jimmi Simpson ... William
Shannon Woodward ... Elsie Hughes
Ed Harris ... Man in Black
Anthony Hopkins ... Dr. Robert Ford
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Storyline

Theresa tells to Bernard that she is stressed since the board will arrive to visit the park. She has also a discussion about Arnold and is threatened by Dr. Ford in the park's restaurant. Dolores joins William and Logan to hunt Slim and his men with a sheriff and she has a daydream. When they find Slim, he asks to be taken to Pariah to meet his friend El Lazo and they would receive more than the amount of the bounty. Meanwhile The Man in Black goes after Wyatt with Lawrence and they stumble upon Teddy, who is tied to a tree wounded and dying. The Man in Black releases Teddy and brings him with them. Maeve has recollections from her past lives and she draws a Westworld employee wearing mask and protective clothing and she finds many copies of the same sketch hidden in an opening on the floor. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Moab, Utah, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ed Harris was in Westworld and The Truman Show. Both worlds being elaborate but fake constructs of the real world. In Epidode 4, Ed Harris says about Westworld "This whole place is a story...I need to find out how it ends." In the Truman Show, Ed Harris was the director of the Truman Show world and the catch phrase for the show was "How's It Going to End?". See more »

Goofs

Although the setting of the park is, ostensibly, the Old West at least two firearms with no place in it appear in the episode. On the back of the wagon that drops off The Man In Black and Lawrence at the prison there seems to be an M1917 Browning machine gun mounted. That weapon was not introduced until, literally, 1917 well after the 'Wild West'. In addition Logan appears to pick up either a Smith&Wesson Model 10 or M1917 revolver as an 'upgrade'. Either model was not available until shortly before or after the twentieth century. However, as this is constructed world and not retelling of a real one, creators of the park could prefer to have some guns from later periods. See more »

Quotes

Hector Escaton: You sound like a man who's grown tired of wearing his guts on the inside.
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Connections

Referenced in City Slickers in Westworld (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Partita No. 3 In A Minor
(Uncredited)
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Opening Theme Song
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Big clue to S2E10 events here
31 August 2018 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

How can I explain this without a spoiler?

The big question of this series is "Who is a host and who is a human"? Also, "is it now?"- we are never sure when certain events have occurred.

We know that hosts never age.

There is also a question of when a scene actually happened: we've seen Ford from 30 years prior, as a young man in this episode.

We see someone else in here who is young 30 years prior to current events: but he's still young 30 years later.

At first I thought this was a plot hole but then I realized this person is a host as well, and it never occurred to be until watching S1 after watching S2. But it was only because of that, that I noticed this.

It's hard to tell when in time Delores went off her loop in this episode: But somebody in the control room sends a sheriff to go get her and bring her back to Sweetwater.

Now there are questions about host memories, questions about when exactly certain things happen, questions about whether we are seeing something from today or from years ago. Because for the hosts, memories are not blurry, they are sharp and focused, as they are always questioning whether or not it is "now".

This time discrepancy becomes much more pronounced in season 2, there are things happening in S2E1 that started in later episodes- like where did that ocean come from.

But taking in what we know about when things actually happened: spot for me the guy in this very episode who is 30 years out of time- unless he's a host we never knew about. And we never know about many people in this show.

A lot of things about season one have become clear after watching season two, this is something that otherwise would have been a huge glaring plot hole had we not known what we know after watching all 20 eps of this show. And it just goes to show how the writers have considered every contingency, in planning this extremely complex scenario. You'd think Ford planted every blade of grass in Westworld.


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