Westworld Episode 3 Review: “The Stray”

Westworld Episode 3 Review: "The Stray"
Westworld Episode 3 Review: "The Stray"

Westworld Episode 3 Review: “The Stray”

A spot of horror, a significant slice of backstory (hey, Arnold!) and a few choice Alice in Wonderland references helped make the third episode of HBO’s Westworld the most satisfying yet. We’re three episodes in and the storylines of Westworld are denser than the layers of rock Mesa Hub is built into.

Rog and Big D attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding Dr. Ford’s relationship with his old partner, Arnold, while avoiding falling into never-ending theory rabbit holes.

Gene didn’t make it back from Los Angeles in time for the cast but will rejoin the Shat On TV posse for a new segment called the #WestworldTelegraph later this week.

Westworld Episode 3 Summary:
“The Stray” William drags Logan off on abounty hunt. Dolores asks Teddy to teach her to shoot, but her programming prevents her from firing a gun. Ford changes Teddy’s backstory for his new narrative, in which the latter is pitted against outlaw host Wyatt. Ford also tells Bernard, who is revealed to have lost his son previously, about his old partner, Arnold, who died in Westworld in an accident. Bernard is worried about the effect their conversations have had on Dolores, but she promises to keep quiet and follow her loop. Elsie, who secretly reports to Bernard, and Stubbs are sent to capture a stray host. They find him trapped in a ravine. When Stubbs tries to retrieve his head, he wakes up and attacks them before smashing his own head in with a rock. At the homestead, Dolores is attacked by bandits, one of whom drags her into the barn to rape her. She steals his gun but is unable to shoot him until she sees him as the Man in Black. Though being shot, she escapes, stumbles into William and Logan’s campsite and collapses in William’s arms.

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  1. October 20, 2016

    […] if you didn’t catch Westworld’s most exposition-rich scene to date, is Dr. Ford’s deceased partner. We’re told this genius was a founder of Westworld but […]

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