‘Westworld’ Season 1 November Episodes Guide

Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld season 1
Evan Rachel Wood stars in ‘Westworld’ (Photo by John P. Johnson / HBO)

HBO’s hit sci-fi series Westworld continues its season one run with four new episodes in November 2016. The series, inspired by the 1973 film, comes from Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight) and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice). Nolan, Joy, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk executive produce the one-hour drama set in a world in which wealthy vacationers live out their fantasies in a Western theme park populated by life-like robots.

The Plot: Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Among Westworld’s main players are: Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), the brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer and founder of Westworld, who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) is the distillation of pure villainy into one man. Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood) is a provincial, beautiful and kind rancher’s daughter, who begins to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie.

Teddy Flood (James Marsden), a new arrival to a small frontier town, quickly proves both his charm and talent with a revolver. Beautiful, razor-sharp madam Maeve Millay (Thandie Newton) has a genius for reading people and a knack for survival, but her seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be challenged. Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) is the brilliant and quixotic head of the park’s Programming Division, whose keen observation of human nature provides him with boundless inspiration for his life’s work: creating artificial people.

Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) is a mysterious and savvy provocateur with a unique perspective on Westworld. Theresa Cullen (Sidse Babett Knudsen), Westworld’s head of Quality Assurance, is responsible for keeping the park from sliding into unscripted chaos. A first-time visitor, William (Jimmi Simpson) is initially wary of the park’s more lascivious attractions, but slowly uncovers a deeper meaning. Hector Escaton (Rodrigo Santoro), Westworld’s perennial “most wanted” bandit, subscribes to the theory that the West is a wild place, and the only way to survive is to embrace the role of predator. Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward), a sardonic rising star in the Behavior Department, is charged with diagnosing the odd quirks of behavior in the park’s hosts. Armistice (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) is a savage fighter and brutal bandit, whose ruthlessness is surpassed only by her abiding loyalty to her fellow outlaws.

Logan (Ben Barnes) is a veteran guest whose hedonistic romp through the park is equally motivated by self-indulgence and a desire to help his friend, William. Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) is the head of Narrative, whose storylines tantalize the guests, while his temperament grates on his colleagues. Clementine Pennyfeather (Angela Sarafyan), one of Westworld’s most popular attractions, is perfectly beguiling, by design. Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) is the no-nonsense head of Security, charged with monitoring host and human interactions and ensuring the safety of the guests. Lawrence (Clifton Collins, Jr.), a charming but lethal outlaw, has a knack for maneuvering and negotiating the various criminal elements of Westworld.

Westworld November 2016 Episodes:

Episode #6: “The Adversary”
Debut date: SUNDAY, NOV. 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 6 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 7 (10:30 p.m.), 8 (9:00 p.m.), 9 (11:30 p.m.) and 15 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 7 (8:00 p.m.), 11 (8:00 p.m.), 12 (noon, 11:05 p.m.), 13 (8:00 p.m.) and 26 (5:05 p.m.), and Dec. 4 (5:05 p.m.) and 10 (4:10 p.m.)
Maeve (Thandie Newton) charms Lutz (Leonardo Nam); Elsie (Shannon Woodward) uncovers possible sabotage; the Man in Black (Ed Harris) and Teddy (James Marsden) run afoul of a garrison.
Written by Halley Gross & Jonathan Nolan; directed by Frederick E.O. Toye.

Episode #7: “Trompe L’Oeil”
Debut date: SUNDAY, NOV. 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 13 (11:30 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 14 (11:30 p.m.), 15 (9:00 p.m.), 16 (11:30 p.m.), 19 (10:15 p.m.) and 22 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 14 (8:00 p.m.), 18 (8:00 p.m.), 19 (1:10 p.m.), 20 (8:00 p.m.) and 26 (6:05 p.m.), and Dec. 4 (6:05 p.m.) and 10 (5:10 p.m.)
Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and William (Jimmi Simpson) journey into treacherous terrain; Maeve (Thandie Newton) delivers an ultimatum; Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) considers his next move.
Written by Halley Gross & Jonathan Nolan; directed by Frederick E.O. Toye.

Episode #8: “Trace Decay”
Debut date: SUNDAY, NOV. 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 20 (11:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), 21 (11:45 p.m.), 22 (9:00 p.m.), 23 (10:30 p.m.), 25 (10:00 p.m.), 26 (1:50 a.m.) and 29 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 21 (8:00 p.m.), 25 (8:00 p.m.), 26 (7:00 p.m.) and 27 (8:00 p.m.), and Dec. 4 (7:00 p.m.) and 10 (6:10 p.m.)
Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) struggles with a mandate; Maeve (Thandie Newton) looks to change her script; Teddy (James Marsden) is jarred by dark memories.
Written by Charles Yu & Lisa Joy; directed by Stephen Williams.

Episode #9: “The Well-Tempered Clavier”
Debut date: SUNDAY, NOV. 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 27 (11:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), 28 (11:20 p.m.), 29 (9:00 p.m.) and 30 (10:35 p.m.), and Dec. 2 (8:00 p.m.), 3 (11:00 p.m.) and 6 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdate: Nov. 28 (8:00 p.m.) and Dec. 2 (12:55 a.m.), 3 (2:30 p.m.), 4 (8:00 p.m.) and 10 (7:10 p.m.)
Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) reconnect with their pasts; Maeve (Thandie Newton) makes a bold proposition to Hector (Rodrigo Santoro); Teddy (James Marsden) finds enlightenment, at a price.
Written by Dan Dietz & Katherine Lingenfelter; directed by Michelle MacLaren.