Critic Consensus: "Parce Domine" dares to go beyond the show's previous boundaries, embarking upon an entirely different world while successfully adding Aaron Paul to its beloved set of actors.
as Dolores Abernathy
as Maeve Millay
as Bernard Lowe
as Charlotte Hale
as The Man in Black
as Lee Sizemore
as Hector Escaton
as Teddy Flood
as Theresa Cullen
as Elsie Hughes
as Clementine Pennyfeather
Critic reviews for Parce Domine
Moving out of the park certainly sparked interest, as did Paul's always welcome presence, and the rest of Episode 1 got enough right to spark hope for the new season.
As a first episode, it was okay. However, I do think the episode makes for a hard sell if the audience isn't already invested in the series up to this point.
Overall, Westworld succeeds in offering thought-provoking ideas about the world, its design and whether our narratives are prewritten.
So, Season Three, Episode One, of Westworld: No Man in Black, no Westworld, no Maeve, no Valleys or Forges or Cradles. And you know what? I'm good with that! Consider this a "Fuck yeah," Westworld.
Westworld's return ensures its characters enter the human world with a renewed focus and a storyline much easier to follow.
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