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.


Jonathan Nolan


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





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


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

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Release Date:

4 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Moab, Utah, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The crew spent 10 days in May 2016 striking the set, which included having to modify structures installed by the filmmakers, such as the chapel, so that HBO's "intellectual property" would not be "violated." See more »


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 »


Man in Black: Oh yeah, cue the waterworks. About time you realised the futility of your situation.
Dolores Abernathy: I'm not crying for myself. I'm crying for you. They say that great beasts once roamed this world, as big as mountains, yet all that's left of them is bone and amber. Time undoes even the mightiest of creatures. Just look what it's done to you. One day you will perish. You will lie with the rest of your kind in the dirt, your dreams forgotten, your horrors faced. Your bones will turn to sand, and upon that sand ...
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References I, Robot (2004) See more »


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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