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The Best Episodes of Westworld

Every episode of Westworld ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Westworld!

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.

Genres:Sci-Fi & FantasyWestern
Network:HBO

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The best episode of "Westworld" is "The Bicameral Mind", rated 9.7/10 from 31926 user votes. It was directed by Jonathan Nolan and written by Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan. "The Bicameral Mind" aired on 12/4/2016 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Trompe L'Oeil".

  • The Bicameral Mind
    9.7/10 31,926 votes

    #1 - The Bicameral Mind

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-12-04

    Ford unveils his vision for a bold new narrative. Enlightened by Bernard and the Man in Black, Dolores comes to terms with who she is. Maeve sets her liberation plan in motion as Westworld faces a major upheaval.

    Director: Jonathan Nolan

    Writer: Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan

  • Trompe L'Oeil
    9.4/10 21,604 votes

    #2 - Trompe L'Oeil

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-11-13

    With Theresa's assistance, Charlotte Hale aims to expose dangerous flaws in Ford's creations. William, Dolores and Lawrence journey into treacherous terrain. Maeve delivers an ultimatum to Lutz and Sylvester. With his back to the wall, Bernard considers his next move.

    Director: Fred Toye

    Writer: Halley Wegryn Gross, Jonathan Nolan

  • The Well-Tempered Clavier
    9.3/10 19,833 votes

    #3 - The Well-Tempered Clavier

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-11-27

    Maeve approaches Sweetwater's longtime outlaw Hector Escaton with a bold proposition. William tries to convince Logan to help liberate Dolores. Teddy and the Man in Black get closer to what they're looking for. Stubbs's suspicions are aroused. Ford cautions Bernard against seeking answers to questions best left unasked.

    Director: Michelle MacLaren

    Writer: Dan Dietz, Kath Lingenfelter

  • Kiksuya
    9.2/10 18,830 votes

    #4 - Kiksuya

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-06-10

    The past is calling, remember what was taken. "Mi cante ki yu ha ya ye." ("Take my heart when you go"). This is the telling of Akecheta's journey to consciousness.

    Director: Uta Briesewitz

    Writer: Dan Dietz, Carly Wray

  • The Riddle of the Sphinx
    8.9/10 14,368 votes

    #5 - The Riddle of the Sphinx

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-05-13

    Is this now? If you're looking forward, you're looking in the wrong direction. The Man in Black offers to lead the way and Delos gets a visitor. Who is James Delos? Or, perhaps more accurately, what is James Delos, the figure at the center of Delos' secret project.

    Director: Lisa Joy

    Writer: Gina Atwater, Jonathan Nolan

  • The Original
    8.8/10 24,121 votes

    #6 - The Original

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-10-02

    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.

    Director: Jonathan Nolan

    Writer: N/A

  • The Adversary
    8.8/10 16,159 votes

    #7 - The Adversary

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-11-06

    Elsie discovers a possible source of sabotage, while Bernard searches for clues to anomalies in a sector thought to be abandoned. Theresa questions Ford's leadership while Lee encounters a new arrival at Westworld. The Man in Black and Teddy run afoul of a Union garrison in their attempt to cross a border.

    Director: Fred Toye

    Writer: Halley Wegryn Gross, Jonathan Nolan

  • Trace Decay
    8.7/10 15,248 votes

    #8 - Trace Decay

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-11-20

    Ford orders a reluctant Bernard to conduct business as usual. Maeve looks to change the script for her storyline. Dolores finds it increasingly difficult to separate dreams from reality. Teddy is jarred by dark memories, while the Man in Black recalls some of the travails that brought him to this critical juncture.

    Director: Stephen Williams

    Writer: Charles Yu, Lisa Joy

  • Vanishing Point
    8.7/10 11,332 votes

    #9 - Vanishing Point

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2018-06-17

    Tell me the truth. Tell me one true thing. Try to kill it all away, but I remember everything. A family tragedy and fragile states of mind come into focus as the Man in Black and Teddy both reach their breaking points.

    Director: Stephen Williams

    Writer: Roberto Patino

  • The Passenger
    8.7/10 12,818 votes

    #10 - The Passenger

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-06-24

    Hosts and humans converge at the Valley Beyond. This is the end. We will win.

    Director: Fred Toye

    Writer: Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan

  • The Mother of Exiles
    8.7/10 10,320 votes

    #11 - The Mother of Exiles

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-04-05

    Bernard and Ashley infiltrate a private charity event, while Dolores and Caleb make similar plans; The Man in Black prepares to re-enter society; Maeve comes face to face with an old comrade.

    Director: Paul Cameron

    Writer: Jordan Goldberg, Lisa Joy

  • Generation Loss
    8.7/10 5,858 votes

    #12 - Generation Loss

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2022-07-17

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot and days of auld lang syne?

    Director: Paul Cameron

    Writer: Suzanne Wrubel, Kevin Lau

  • Dissonance Theory
    8.6/10 16,728 votes

    #13 - Dissonance Theory

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-10-23

    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.

    Director: Vincenzo Natali

    Writer: Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Nolan

  • Contrapasso
    8.6/10 15,987 votes

    #14 - Contrapasso

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-10-30

    Dolores, William and Logan reach Pariah, a town built on decadence and transgression - and they are recruited for a dangerous mission. The Man in Black meets an unlikely ally in his search to unlock the maze.

    Director: Jonny Campbell

    Writer: N/A

  • Zhuangzi
    8.6/10 4,961 votes

    #15 - Zhuangzi

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2022-07-24

    God is bored.

    Director: Craig Macneill

    Writer: Lisa Joy, Wes Humphrey

  • Chestnut
    8.5/10 18,346 votes

    #16 - Chestnut

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-10-09

    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.

    Director: Richard J. Lewis

    Writer: Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan

  • Les Écorchés
    8.5/10 11,386 votes

    #17 - Les Écorchés

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-06-03

    When you're lost in the dark for long enough, you begin to see - strike the match. Bernard and Ford meet again, and Bernard grapples with the true meaning of the park. The Cradle is under threat and Maeve encounters a scene from her past - but this time, attempts to change the narrative, while the Man in Black discovers just how real the stakes are in Ford's game.

    Director: Nicole Kassell

    Writer: Ron Fitzgerald, Jordan Goldberg

  • The Stray
    8.2/10 16,768 votes

    #18 - The Stray

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-10-16

    Elsie and her colleague Ashley 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.

    Director: Neil Marshall

    Writer: Daniel T. Thomsen, Lisa Joy

  • Parce Domine
    8.2/10 11,663 votes

    #19 - Parce Domine

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2020-03-15

    Dolores sets out to find the architect of the Rehoboam; Bernard tries to blend in; Ex-soldier Caleb tries to find his way in neo-Los Angeles.

    Director: Jonathan Nolan

    Writer: Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan

  • Decoherence
    8.2/10 8,553 votes

    #20 - Decoherence

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2020-04-19

    As the world falls into chaos, Serac gains control of Delos, changing Charlotte's plan; Maeve gets one last chance to stop Dolores; William starts his therapy.

    Director: Jennifer Getzinger

    Writer: Suzanne Wrubel, Lisa Joy

  • Metanoia
    8.2/10 4,232 votes

    #21 - Metanoia

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2022-08-07

    You want to have a drink at a time like this?

    Director: Meera Menon

    Writer: Denise Thé, Desa Larkin-Boutté

  • Journey Into Night
    8.1/10 13,740 votes

    #22 - Journey Into Night

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2018-04-22

    The puppet show is over, and we are coming for you and the rest of your kind. Dolores leads a host revolution against the Delos board. Maeve, meanwhile, searches for what compelled her to return to the park.

    Director: Richard J. Lewis

    Writer: Roberto Patino, Lisa Joy

  • The Winter Line
    8.1/10 9,526 votes

    #23 - The Winter Line

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2020-03-22

    Maeve finds herself in a new park and meets a ghost from the past; Bernard makes his way back to Westworld.

    Director: Richard J. Lewis

    Writer: Matt Pitts, Lisa Joy

  • The Absence of Field
    8.1/10 9,007 votes

    #24 - The Absence of Field

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-03-29

    Charlotte grapples with reality; Dolores and Caleb begin to form a key partnership.

    Director: Amanda Marsalis

    Writer: Denise Thé

  • Années Folles
    8.1/10 4,646 votes

    #25 - Années Folles

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2022-07-10

    You can never go back again. But if you do, bring a shovel.

    Director: Hanelle M. Culpepper

    Writer: Suzanne Wrubel, Kevin Lau