The robots are still struggling with their programming in season 2, episode 3 of Westworld. Some apparently feeling a bit wistful about simpler times.
Tonight's episode of Westworld caught me off guard a couple of times, and the performances have proven to me that this show has some of the best actors working today. Great show! #Westworld @WestworldHBO pic.twitter.com/48eiI8kJqR
— John Darius (@JDarius28) May 7, 2018
“Virtù e Fortuna” introduced viewers to not just one, but two new worlds – even though one of them was more of a promise of what’s to come.
Here are some of the biggest moments from the episode:
— Jeffrey James (@thewoodedyard) May 7, 2018
Cover of “Seven Nation Army” on #Westworld tonight may have been the best cover song they’ve done yet (I’d comment on the arrangement, but I feel like the instrumentation itself could be perceived as a spoiler).
— Damian Wiesbach (@DWiesbach) May 7, 2018
In the first place, we were being introduced to a park, The Raj, set in British colonial India that, for one, established that the robot uprising was not confined to Westworld. It also introduced Katja Herbers as Grace, ROBOT TIGER!, and — well, RIP, Nicholas (Neil Jackson). Shame, throwin’ away a perfectly good white boy like that.
"You have reached the end of the guest experience area" #westworld
— Alan Motley (@alanmotley) May 7, 2018
Ain’t no way I’m dealing with a robot tiger. Naw. #Westworld
— Thanos A Goofy (@EJtheG) May 7, 2018
The lesson here is to never make tiger robots #westworld
— Kwame Opam (@kwameopam) May 7, 2018
Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) fully embraced her alter ego in the episode (until her dad showed up anyway). “Call me Wyatt,” she tells Colonel Brigham (Fredric Lehne) at Fort Forlorn Hope. Then she used the soldiers as bait for the Delos security forces – leading lambs to the slaughter.
— Titan Uranus (@djhkang) May 7, 2018
Dolores/Wyatt strutting round w two bullet holes in her chest like it was nothing had me 😩 love me some murder 'bots #westworld
— Michelle Hsu (@mhz636) May 7, 2018
DAMN Delores is a boss. #Westworld
— Spot Jenkins (@JMKIII58) May 7, 2018
And Teddy (James Marsden). Oh, Teddy. What have you done?
— freddielm (@freddielm) May 7, 2018
Teddy's first big mistake#Westworld
— Alexandre Righi (@AlexandreRighi) May 7, 2018
Y’all if this is heading toward some kind of Teddy versus Delores showdown, I am THERE for that #Westworld
— Mrs H (@MrsHooperSays) May 7, 2018
Poor Bernard (Jeffrey Wright). Dolores asked him to fix her father, Peter Abernathy (Louis Herthum), who’s carrying so much encrypted data that he’s a shell of his former self. “There is beauty in what we are. Shouldn’t we too try to survive?” she asks Bernard. What she doesn’t notice is that Bernard is having his own systems crisis. Meltdown in 3…2…1…
I'm not surprised Bernard is confuzzled. I'm a tad traumatized over this insane host on host on humans savagery myself. #Westworld
— figgie (@hotcheetoheart) May 7, 2018
But with her father turning up, Dolores is clearly struggling with the rancher’s daughter programmed within.
Excellent use of the King Lear/Cordelia scene in tonight’s #Westworld. Heartbreakingly perfect.
— Casey McKinnon (@caseymckinnon) May 7, 2018
I’m so glad the lab bros are back! #Westworld
— April Romero (@aprilmarieeee) May 7, 2018
Also rejoining Team Maeve, Armistice (Ingrid Bolso Berdal) lighting up the room with her charming self. “She has a dragon!” Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) exclaims when Armistice arrives with a flamethrower. (Where’d Armistice get that fancy hand?)
Get ready, y’all, the band’s back together!
ARMISTICE IVE MISSED YOU #Westworld
— gissel (@gamoraquills) May 7, 2018
One extra note about this story line: Lee’s (Simon Quarterman) authorship hysteria over Maeve (Thandie Newton) and Hector’s naturally occurring, program-bucking relationship was one of the character’s best moments so far. Maeve: “Darling, he’s fragile.”
— Chris Phelan (@ChrisPhelan) May 7, 2018
Maeve and crew stumble into Shogun World, which seems to scare the bejesus out of Lee for some reason (ominous). The cliffhanger ending provides a tantalizing tease of what’s to come in episode 4.
— Jeff Mills (@JeffM27) May 7, 2018
What was your favorite part of the episode? It was robot tiger, wasn’t it? Tell us in the comments!
Westworld airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.