After an outstanding first installment, season 2 of Westworld had pretty big shoes to fill. Take a look at all the episodes, ranked according to IMDb!
Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s, Westworld, defines a world of its own, depicting just how selfish human beings can be and what they are capable of doing, once they know no one is watching. The show’s beautiful costumes, stunning sets, and incredible cast make it impossible for the viewers to not get hooked to the story.
After a mind-boggling season 1 finale where Robert Ford’s plan, for the hosts, is revealed as poetically as possible, Bernard and the guests will have to find a way to survive, amidst the bloodbath in the park. Without further ado, let’s rank every episode from the second outing of the HBO Original, according to IMDb.
“Akane No Mai” (7.9)
In the fifth episode of season 2, Maeve and her partners find themselves in Shogun World, with Lee Sizemore not too happy about it. Why wouldn’t he be? After all, the world is full of swords and mad hosts.
But he has Maeve with him, who seems to be gaining the trust of Lee. The reason why this episode is low rated is that after a near-perfect fifth episode, the show denies to keep up the pace, instead, it dies down with a filler hour or so.
“Virtù e Fortuna” (8.0)
In the third episode of season 2, a glimpse of the region in the park, based on colonial India, is given before a woman named Grace is introduced who turns out to be William’s daughter Emily.
Back with Bernard, he enters the Mesa Hub with the Delos operatives as they continue the search for Pete Abernathy. Meanwhile, Dolores goes to the Confederados in search of more men, but she finds out that those men aren’t easy to recruit.
In the second episode of season 2, like is customary, Dolores and Arnold have a chat in a flashback scene before Dolores from the present hunts down the staff at the Mesa Hub, with a puzzled Teddy looking along.
In another scene from the past, Logan is introduced to AI technology for the first time. This was, seemingly, before William and Logan visited Westworld for the first time. The Man In Black goes on the search for Lawrence, again, while the viewers meet James Delos.
“Journey Into The Night” (8.2)
The first episode of season 2 starts with a series of flashbacks before finally cutting into the present, where Bernard is laying down on the sand, with a suit. Ashley Stubbs brings him to a Delos base with humans swamping the area to find survivors.
Another flashback scene reveals how Bernard, Hale, and a couple of other guests survived the massacre when Ford was killed. Elsewhere, Dolores has let loose and she’s killing everything and everyone.
“Phase Space” (8.2)
In the sixth episode of season 2, another incredible revelation comes to the fore. It turns out, Dolores and Ford together made Bernard as the walking and talking host version of Arnold. And one has to say, they succeeded in doing that.
In stark contrast, William couldn’t make the host version of James Delos function really well, which is shown quite clearly in the episode. The pace is quite slow during this hour too.
“Les Écorchés” (8.6)
The seventh episode of season 2 sees the stake become higher and higher. Theresa’s death comes to the fore as Strand and Hale blame Stubbs for murdering her but they have more pressing matters to deal with, or else they will all get killed.
With Bernard’s memory refusing to play straight, Hale decides enough is enough. Elsewhere, Maeve is with her daughter in a precarious situation, while The Man In Black is being pursued by The Ghost Nation.
“The Vanishing Point” (8.8)
In the ninth episode of season 2, The Man In Black absolutely loses himself and forgets to see the difference between what’s real and what’s not, but, in the end, he tells himself he can live with what he did.
Meanwhile, Hale and Strand make Clementine play for Delos, while Bernard tells Elsie everything that Delos is trying to accomplish here. Moreover, Dolores is seen for the monster she is, as Teddy takes his own life, thanks to the changes she made in him.
“The Passenger” (8.8)
The season 2 finale sees the reunion of Dolores and The Man In Black or William. Their interests are aligned for the time being, as both of them are looking for an escape from this dreaded world.
But when she goes looking for what Ford has stored for them, Bernard and Dolores are shocked to find something they couldn’t even imagine. Also, this episode has another shocking revelation lined for the viewers.
“The Riddle Of The Sphinx” (9.0)
The fourth episode of season 4 is all about William aka The Man In Black who is becoming a fascinating character with each passing episode. He’s with Lawrence heading North.
Bernard, on the other hand, is able to find Elsie, which means he didn’t kill her, in an incredible turn of events. Their reunion is quite awkward, to say the least. When The Man In Black reaches Lawrence’s village, a violent set of events take place.
The eighth episode of season 2 is the most stunning piece of work in the series. It’s beautifully shot, with soulful background music, and an incredibly emotional story.
Akecheta became one of the most loved characters in the series, thanks to this episode alone. It’s a flashback story depicting a man or host in love with another. Their emotions for each other break every barrier embedded inside them in the form of a few computer codes.