The Best Episodes of Westworld

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2018

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

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

star 8.65
14,469 votes
Directors: Jonathan Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy
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Trompe L'Oeil

#2 - Trompe L'Oeil

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 8.39
14,818 votes
Writers: Halley Gross, Jonathan Nolan
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The Well-Tempered Clavier

#3 - The Well-Tempered Clavier

Season 1 - Episode 9

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

star 8.30
13,990 votes
Writers: Dan Dietz, Katherine Lingenfelter
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Kiksuya

#4 - Kiksuya

Season 2 - Episode 8

Mi cante ki yu ha ya ye (Take my heart when you go). This is the telling of Akecheta's Journey to consciousness.

star 8.24
4,655 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Carly Wray, Dan Dietz
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The Passenger

#5 - The Passenger

Season 2 - Episode 10

Host and humans converge at the Valley Beyond.

star 8.23
4,228 votes
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy
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The Riddle of the Sphinx

#6 - The Riddle of the Sphinx

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 8.19
5,271 votes
Directors: Lisa Joy
Writers: Gina Atwater, Jonathan Nolan
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Vanishing Point

#7 - Vanishing Point

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 8.17
4,333 votes
Writers: Roberto Patino
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The Adversary

#8 - The Adversary

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 8.14
14,671 votes
Writers: Halley Gross, Jonathan Nolan
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Trace Decay

#9 - Trace Decay

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 8.07
13,974 votes
Writers: Charles Yu, Lisa Joy
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The Original

#10 - The Original

Season 1 - Episode 1

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
19,484 votes
Directors: Jonathan Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Michael Crichton
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Les Écorchés

#11 - Les Écorchés

Season 2 - Episode 7

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

star 8.02
4,545 votes
Directors: Nicole Kassell
Writers: Jordan Goldberg, Ron Fitzgerald
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Contrapasso

#12 - Contrapasso

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 8.01
14,169 votes
Directors: Jonny Campbell
Writers: Dominic Mitchell, Lisa Joy
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Dissonance Theory

#13 - Dissonance Theory

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 7.97
14,951 votes
Writers: Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Nolan
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Chestnut

#14 - Chestnut

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 7.94
16,997 votes
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy
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Journey Into Night

#15 - Journey Into Night

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 7.94
6,710 votes
Writers: Lisa Joy, Roberto Patino
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Phase Space

#16 - Phase Space

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 7.91
4,644 votes
Directors: Tarik Saleh
Writers: Carly Wray
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Akane No Mai

#17 - Akane No Mai

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 7.91
5,011 votes
Directors: Craig Zobel
Writers: Dan Dietz
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The Stray

#18 - The Stray

Season 1 - Episode 3

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
15,742 votes
Directors: Neil Marshall
Writers: Daniel T. Thomsen, Lisa Joy
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Virtù e Fortuna

#19 - Virtù e Fortuna

Season 2 - Episode 3

Host alliances are forged and broken. As the rebellion spreads to the park's other sections, the divisions between those "worlds" begin to blur.

star 7.83
5,453 votes
Writers: Roberto Patino, Ron Fitzgerald
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Reunion

#20 - Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 2

Hosts continue to make moves in the park. Flashbacks begin to reveal the histories of the Delos corporation and of Delores.

star 7.81
5,831 votes
Writers: Carly Wray, Jonathan Nolan
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