‘Westworld’ 1.04 “Dissonance Theory” Review: A Pyrotechnic Event With A Delayed Fuse

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Westworld is already a dense show, and “Dissonance Theory” is no exception, but at its core it is a modern-day tragedy, i.e. things are going to go oh-so very wrong, the audience knows, even some of the characters know it and the thrill is the slow crank to the top of the tower before the inevitable drop into the abyss.

The various plots of the show all bubbled up in this hour, making it feel more consequential than last week’s more meandering third hour. The Man in Black progressed further into his quest for the mythical maze, with more talk of Ford’s deceased business partner Arnold. That storyline bled into Dolores’ continued awakening with William and Logan, whom we learned a lot more about in the context of more awesome video game references. Plus, the writers tee-balled another monologue for Hopkins to deliciously tear into, with the corporate stand-in Cullen taking the abuse this time.

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