Westworld - Season 3, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Absence of Field



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.

Episode Info

If one doesn't like what's seen in the mirror, the mirror should not be blamed.


Anthony Hopkins
as Dr. Robert Ford
Ed Harris
as The Man in Black
Evan Rachel Wood
as Dolores Abernathy
James Marsden
as Teddy Flood
Thandie Newton
as Maeve Millay
Jeffrey Wright
as Bernard Lowe
Tessa Thompson
as Charlotte Hale
Sidse Babett Knudsen
as Theresa Cullen
Rodrigo Santoro
as Hector Escaton
Shannon Woodward
as Elsie Hughes
Simon Quarterman
as Lee Sizemore
Angela Sarafyan
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.

March 30, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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.

April 3, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

March 31, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

March 30, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It makes a ton of sense that we don't quite understand what this Not-Charlotte is attempting to accomplish.

March 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Westworld has become a very blunt allegory on privacy in the information age...It might not challenge your own personal control unit, but at least you'll be entertained while processing it.

March 30, 2020 | Full Review…

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