Critic Consensus: Charlotte Hale's inner turmoil takes center stage in "The Absence of Field", an episode that cleverly blurs the line between past and present, human and machine, and the two sides of a conflict that seemed all too clear so far.
as Dr. Robert Ford
as The Man in Black
as Dolores Abernathy
as Teddy Flood
as Maeve Millay
as Bernard Lowe
as Charlotte Hale
as Theresa Cullen
as Hector Escaton
as Elsie Hughes
as Lee Sizemore
as Clementine Pennyfeather
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Critic reviews for The Absence of Field
Episode 3 may not be the game-changing entry fans have been waiting for, but it's an involving hour filled with smart, subtle touches and Thompson's excellent performance.
The episode was OK overall. Charlotte was the most captivating character to me, but I don't know if I am necessarily sold on Caleb's storyline.
The third episode brings that thesis back online, prioritizing the most compelling part of the show while at the same time moving the plot forward.
It's a fantastic episode about breaking free of the system and being your own person, and pushes Westworld further down a fascinating path of taking back one's destiny.
It makes a ton of sense that we don't quite understand what this Not-Charlotte is attempting to accomplish.
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