Just a friendly reminder that ‘Westworld’ premieres tonight at 9 PM (ET/PT) on HBO. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out 2 featurettes in our video archive.
The official descriptions for the first 5 episodes are behind the cut:
Episode #1: “The Original” (Airdate: October 2, 2016)
As another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld – a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android “hosts” – top programmer Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) about incidents of aberrant behavior cropping up in some recently re-coded hosts. Meanwhile, in the Westworld town of Sweetwater, a rancher’s daughter named Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) encounters a gunslinger named Teddy (James Marsden) in the street – but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black (Ed Harris) and, later, by a supporting host’s unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world.
Episode #2: “Chestnut” (Airdate: October 9, 2016)
A pair of guests, first-timer William (Jimmi Simpson) and repeat visitor Logan (Ben Barnes), arrive at Westworld with different expectations and agendas. Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Quality Assurance head Theresa Cullen (Sidse Babett Knudsen) debate whether a recent host anomaly is contagious. Meanwhile, behavior engineer Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward) tweaks the emotions of Maeve (Thandie Newton), a madam in Sweetwater’s brothel, in order to avoid a recall. Cocky programmer Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) pitches his latest narrative to the team, but Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) has other ideas. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) conscripts a condemned man, Lawrence (Clifton Collins, Jr.), to help him uncover Westworld’s deepest secrets.
Episode #3: “The Stray” (Airdate: October 16, 2016)
Elsie (Shannon Woodward) and Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) head into the hills in pursuit of a missing host. Teddy (James Marsden) gets a new backstory, which sets him off in pursuit of a new villain, leaving Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) alone in Sweetwater. Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) investigates the origins of madness and hallucinations within the hosts. William (Jimmi Simpson) finds an attraction he’d like to pursue and drags Logan (Ben Barnes) along for the ride.
Episode #4: “Dissonance Theory” (Airdate: October 23, 2016)
Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) joins William (Jimmi Simpson) and Logan (Ben Barnes) on a bounty hunt in the badlands. The Man in Black (Ed Harris), with Lawrence (Clifton Collins, Jr.) in tow, finds a critical clue in his search to unlock the maze. Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) and Theresa (Sidse Babett Knudsen) discuss the future of the park. Maeve (Thandie Newton) is troubled by a recurring vision.
Episode #5: “Contrapasso” (Airdate: October 30, 2016)
Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), William (Jimmi Simpson) and Logan (Ben Barnes) reach Pariah, a town built on decadence and transgression — and are recruited for a dangerous mission. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) meets an unlikely ally in his search to unlock the maze.
Hey Stephanie, thank you for the update.
So stoked for the series.
Been advertising to my family for them to watch it !!!!
October 2nd, 2016
Very good, very good!
Thanks, Steph, for the information.
I can’t wait to see it!
October 2nd, 2016
So happy to see Ben featured in most of the episodes!
October 2nd, 2016
From now on, I’m gonna love Mondays! :D Watched the first episode from the other side of the world and even though Ben wasn’t in this one, I’m already hooked! So many questions already… and there’s plenty of room for exploration and I really hope it will be a successful TV series. It’s captivating, intriguing and weird but in a good way. I’ll still need my pillow to hide from the violent scenes though… when I’m not caught by surprise… :p *lol*
Can’t wait for next Monday, it’s gonna be fuuuun! ;D
October 3rd, 2016