Westworld S1Ep8: Trace Decay Review/Recap

  • Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Jimmi Simpson, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Barnes, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Clifton Collins Jr., Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Luke Hemsworth, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyn, Shannon Woodward, Ed Harris
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Sci-fi

Maeve (Thandie Newton) may have pushed things too far in this episode. She continued to install fear into Felix and Sylvester and known she has the skill set to control the other Hosts, and nearly killed Sylvester. With her new skill Maeve began to rework other Hosts programming to fit the needs for her army, and changed the narrative in the park so Hector (Rodrigo Santoro) and his crew could take the safe. But Maeve wasn’t careful, and was so desperate to escape that she didn’t cover her tracks. The night that she chose to escape in the park, she killed the new Clementine in front of witnesses, and evaded authorities by creating her own story and telling another Host to intervene. And when staff couldn’t shut her down, technicians are sent in to take her away.

Teddy (James Marsden) and the Man in Black find a woman, the lone survivor of her group against Wyatt’s attack, when they themselves are attacked by a beast of a man dressed in a horn helmet. During the altercation between Wyatt’s man, and the Man in Black, Teddy begins getting flashbacks of the Man in Black dragging Dolores into the barn. When the fight is over, Teddy confronts the Man in Black, and knocks him unconscious. Teddy reveals that he remembers that night, and threatens to kill thr Man in Black, when the mystery man reveals why he’s really at the park. After his wife’s suicide, and his daughter believing it was his fault, mystery man took to the April to find his true nature, and realized after he killed Maeve and her daughter, a story he created, that being a killer is who he really is, and that was the day that he found the maze, and that’s all thats mattered to him since. Despite his story, Teddy feels no remorse for the man, and still plans on killing him, but is unable to pull the trigger, or even hand the gun over when the woman offers to do it. But off in the distance, Wyatt’s army approaches, and the woman announces that Wyatt’s been waiting for him [Teddy], and stabs him with an arrow.

The death of Theresea is spreading throughout the facility, and it is believed by, limits everyone, that she fell into a raven trying to transmit park information. Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) is broken up about what Ford (Anthony Hopkins) made him do, and begins to question if Ford has made him do any else of this nature. While Ford claims he hasn’t, Bernard has a brief memory flash of him choking Elsie. Ford erases Bernard mind of everything but having a professional but elusive relationship with Theresea, but with the Hosts evolving, with help, and on their own, it only a matter of time before Bernard overrides Ford programming, and remembers everything.

Even though Dolores seems heavily used in the promos for the show, she seems the least interesting compared to what’s going on with the other Hosts. But she and William (Jimmi Simpson) have found the place where Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) claims is home, but the memories become too much, and too dark and almost results in Dolores killing herself. She can no longer tell what’s real or a memory, and is drawn to the burned down church, which she claims is where Arnold wanted her to go. But William pulls her away from the ghost town, but the two are confronted by Logan (Ben Barnes) and the men they abandoned him to.

Catch Westworld on Sunday nights at 8PM on HBO.

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