The one-hour drama series 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.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Westworld - Chestnut (Westworld) - Netflix
“Chestnut” is the second episode of the HBO science fiction thriller television series Westworld. The episode aired on October 9, 2016, but was released two days prior online by HBO. The episode received positive reviews from critics.
Westworld - Plot - Netflix
William is brought to Westworld for the first time by his friend Logan. William's good nature leads him to wanting to help the hosts, but Logan cautions that these actions could set off narratives that they would be urged to participate in. Instead, Logan takes William to the local prostitutes, and while Logan engages in an orgy with the hosts, William is reluctant to become involved with the Clementine host out of loyalty to his fiancee. The next day, William helps return a can of food dropped by host Dolores, and leaves with a tip of his hat. Later that day, Dolores returns to her homestead and digs up a hidden pistol. The Man in Black, following the map under Kissy's scalp, finds the outlaw host Lawrence moments before being hanged by a posse. The Man kills the posse and takes Lawrence as prisoner, leading him to his home village. Keeping Lawrence, his wife and his daughter at gunpoint, the Man asks Lawrence for the location of the “maze”. This causes the other townspeople to try to intervene, but the Man kills them all, then kills Lawrence's wife. Suddenly, Lawrence's daughter speaks and provides a cryptic clue to the maze's location. The Man leaves with Lawrence in tow. In Sweetwater, Dolores has visions of the massacre that was initiated by the park staff the previous day as a guise to remove some of the hosts, though the town nor the residents show any sign it happened. She talks to Maeve, a prostitute host, and repeats what her father Peter had told her the previous day. Maeve comes to have similar flashbacks to her time as a host with a daughter, and her performance with guests starts to suffer. The park technicians suggest pulling Maeve and replacing her with Clementine, but technician Elsie suggests increasing Maeve's intuition to restore her effectiveness. Later, Maeve is witness to a drunken guest killing Teddy; this triggers another flashback to her daughter, and realizing she was being chased by the Man in Black. The park staff see this as a malfunction and pull her out of the park for service. While two technicians prepare to examine her in the operations center, she suddenly wakes on her own and escapes. She witnesses what the staff do to other hosts, including those that have been killed by guests, before she is sedated by the technicians. They take her back to the operations center and decide not to report on her awakening. Meanwhile, Bernard and Elsie continue to monitor the situation around the “Reveries” update. Elsie is concerned that Bernard's decision of putting Dolores back into the park may affect other hosts, but he assures her that Dolores is showing no abnormal behavior. Later, Bernard is shown to be in a sexual relationship with Theresa, the park manager, though both are unsure of what they want from this relationship. The next day, storyline writer Lee introduces his latest narrative to the park staff for approval, based on a conflict with hostile Native Americans. Dr. Ford vetoes the plan, stating it only provides cheap thrills, and instead offers his own thoughts on a new narrative with a deeper meaning. Dr. Ford takes Bernard into the park to show him a Christian shrine that he has found earlier which served as the basis for this narrative.
Westworld - References - Netflix