The BEST Episodes of Westworld

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 9, 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
15,932 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
16,320 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
15,430 votes
Writers: Dan Dietz, Katherine Lingenfelter

#4 - Kiksuya

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 10, 2018

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

star 8.23
5,642 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
5,203 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
6,126 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
5,332 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 8.13
16,319 votes
Writers: Halley Gross, Jonathan Nolan
Trace Decay

#9 - 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 8.06
15,383 votes
Writers: Charles Yu, Lisa Joy
The Original

#10 - 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
21,317 votes
Directors: Jonathan Nolan
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, Michael Crichton

#11 - 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
15,664 votes
Directors: Jonny Campbell
Writers: Dominic Mitchell, Lisa Joy
Les Écorchés

#12 - 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 7.97
5,505 votes
Directors: Nicole Kassell
Writers: Jordan Goldberg, Ron Fitzgerald
Dissonance Theory

#13 - 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
16,650 votes
Directors: Vincenzo Natali
Writers: Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Nolan
Journey Into Night

#14 - 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 7.94
7,921 votes
Writers: Lisa Joy, Roberto Patino

#15 - 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 7.93
18,994 votes
Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy
Phase Space

#16 - 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 7.90
5,557 votes
Directors: Tarik Saleh
Writers: Carly Wray
The Stray

#17 - 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
17,603 votes
Directors: Neil Marshall
Writers: Daniel T. Thomsen, Lisa Joy
Akane No Mai

#18 - 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 7.87
5,900 votes
Directors: Craig Zobel
Writers: Dan Dietz

#19 - Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 29, 2018

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

star 7.81
6,840 votes
Directors: Vincenzo Natali
Writers: Carly Wray, Jonathan Nolan
Virtù e Fortuna

#20 - Virtù e Fortuna

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 6, 2018

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 7.80
6,289 votes
Writers: Roberto Patino, Ron Fitzgerald