The BEST Episodes of Westworld

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 24, 2020

Network: HBO

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

The Bicameral Mind

#1 - The Bicameral Mind

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 4, 2016

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

star 8.63
16,241 votes
Directors: Jonathan Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy
Trompe L'Oeil

#2 - Trompe L'Oeil

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2016

Dolores and William journey into treacherous terrain; Maeve delivers an ultimatum; Bernard considers his next move.

star 8.39
16,630 votes
Writers: Halley Gross, Jonathan Nolan
The Well-Tempered Clavier

#3 - The Well-Tempered Clavier

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 2016

Dolores and Bernard reconnect with their pasts; Maeve makes a bold proposition to Hector; Teddy finds enlightenment, at a price.

star 8.30
15,729 votes
Writers: Dan Dietz, Katherine Lingenfelter
Kiksuya

#4 - Kiksuya

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 10, 2018

Mi cante ki yu ha ya ye (Take my heart when you go). The telling of Akecheta and the Ghost Nation's journey to consciousness. Maeve's life hangs in the balance.

star 8.22
6,044 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Carly Wray, Dan Dietz
The Passenger

#5 - The Passenger

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 24, 2018

Host and humans converge at the Valley Beyond.

star 8.19
5,607 votes
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy
The Riddle of the Sphinx

#6 - The Riddle of the Sphinx

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 13, 2018

William continues to play Ford's "new game". Bernard and Elsie make important and disturbing discoveries about what the Delos corporation has really been doing.

star 8.16
6,489 votes
Directors: Lisa Joy
Writers: Gina Atwater, Jonathan Nolan
Vanishing Point

#7 - Vanishing Point

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 17, 2018

A family tragedy and fragile states of mind come into focus as the Man in Black and Teddy both reach their breaking points.

star 8.13
5,715 votes
Writers: Roberto Patino
The Adversary

#8 - The Adversary

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2016

Lutz is charmed by Maeve; Elsie discovers evidence that could point to sabotage; the Man in Black and Teddy clash with a garrison.

star 8.12
16,637 votes
Writers: Halley Gross, Jonathan Nolan
The Mother of Exiles

#9 - The Mother of Exiles

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 5, 2020

The truth doesn't always set you free.

star 8.07
2,408 votes
Directors: Paul Cameron
Writers: Jordan Goldberg, Lisa Joy
Parce Domine

#10 - Parce Domine

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 15, 2020

If you're stuck in a loop, try walking in a straight line.

star 8.07
3,022 votes
Directors: Jonathan Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy
Trace Decay

#11 - Trace Decay

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 2016

Bernard struggles with a mandate; Maeve looks to change her script; Teddy is jarred by dark memories.

star 8.05
15,705 votes
Writers: Charles Yu, Lisa Joy
The Original

#12 - The Original

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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 alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford 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 encounters a gunslinger named Teddy in the street — but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black and, later, by a supporting host’s unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world.

star 8.03
21,765 votes
Directors: Jonathan Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Michael Crichton
Contrapasso

#13 - Contrapasso

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2016

Dolores, William, and Logan reach Pariah, a town built on decadence and transgression — and are recruited for a dangerous mission. The Man in Black meets an unlikely ally in his search to unlock the maze.

star 7.99
15,970 votes
Directors: Jonny Campbell
Writers: Dominic Mitchell, Lisa Joy
Passed Pawn

#14 - Passed Pawn

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 26, 2020

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

star 7.97
2,033 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Gina Atwater
Decoherence

#15 - Decoherence

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 19, 2020

Do a lot of people tell you that you need therapy?

star 7.96
2,084 votes
Writers: Lisa Joy, Suzanne Wrubel
Les Écorchés

#16 - Les Écorchés

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 3, 2018

Bernard meets with an unexpected old friend, the Cradle is under threat and Maeve encounters a scene from her past.

star 7.96
5,887 votes
Directors: Nicole Kassell
Writers: Jordan Goldberg, Ron Fitzgerald
Dissonance Theory

#17 - Dissonance Theory

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2016

Dolores joins William and Logan on a bounty hunt in the badlands. The Man in Black, with Lawrence in tow, finds a critical clue in his search to unlock the maze. Dr. Ford and Theresa discuss the future of the park. Maeve is troubled by a recurring vision.

star 7.96
16,977 votes
Directors: Vincenzo Natali
Writers: Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Nolan
The Winter Line

#18 - The Winter Line

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 22, 2020

People put up a lot of walls. Bring a sledgehammer to your life.

star 7.95
2,649 votes
Writers: Lisa Joy, Matthew Pitts
Chestnut

#19 - Chestnut

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 9, 2016

A pair of guests — first-timer William, and repeat visitor Logan — arrive at Westworld with different expectations and agendas. Bernard and Quality Assurance head Theresa Cullen debate whether a recent host anomaly is contagious. Meanwhile, behavior engineer Elsie Hughes tweaks the emotions of Maeve, a madam in Sweetwater’s brothel, in order to avoid a recall. Cocky programmer Lee Sizemore pitches his latest narrative to the team, but Dr. Ford has other ideas. The Man in Black conscripts a condemned man, Lawrence, to help him uncover Westworld’s deepest secrets.

star 7.92
19,365 votes
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy
Journey into Night

#20 - Journey into Night

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 22, 2018

Wyatt, Maeve, and the other hosts pursue their respective new goals. The Delos corporation sends its security forces in to combat the rebellion.

star 7.92
8,370 votes
Writers: Lisa Joy, Roberto Patino
The Absence of Field

#21 - The Absence of Field

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 29, 2020

If you don't like what you see in the mirror, don't blame the mirror.

star 7.92
2,452 votes
Directors: Amanda Marsalis
Writers: Denise Thé
Crisis Theory

#22 - Crisis Theory

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 3, 2020

Time to face the music.

star 7.90
2,044 votes
Writers: Denise Thé, Jonathan Nolan
Phase Space

#23 - Phase Space

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 27, 2018

Maeve continues her search for the daughter, Dolores calculates her next move and Elsie gets closer to the truth about Delos.

star 7.88
5,942 votes
Directors: Tarik Saleh
Writers: Carly Wray
The Stray

#24 - The Stray

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 2016

Elsie and Stubbs head into the hills in pursuit of a missing host. Teddy gets a new backstory, which sets him off in pursuit of a new villain, leaving Dolores alone in Sweetwater. Bernard investigates the origins of madness and hallucinations within the hosts. William finds an attraction he’d like to pursue and drags Logan along for the ride.

star 7.87
17,952 votes
Directors: Neil Marshall
Writers: Daniel T. Thomsen, Lisa Joy
Akane No Mai

#25 - Akane No Mai

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 20, 2018

Maeve and her allies have revelations in a new world. Dolores makes a decision about Teddy. Karl discovers something sinister about the hosts' data.

star 7.85
6,278 votes
Directors: Craig Zobel
Writers: Dan Dietz