Critic Consensus: Westworld undermines its third season's big ideas by rushing to conclusions, hiding behind cool visuals instead of letting its characters to grow, turning a once innovative show into just another sci-fi series.
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
as Engerraund Serac
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The moral questions meant to keep you invested in the characters largely disappear, too. Season 3 doesn't bother developing its characters because it refuses to let them question the nature of their own reality.
As Westworld goes on and on about legacy and destiny, it certainly is strange to see "Crisis Theory" undo its own in real-time; especially when it is doing so in favor of some obtusely-defined, completely unexplored social 'revolution'.
A few limp revelations, repetitive confrontations, and a major surplus of subplot has the unfortunate consequence of making Westworld's third season finale feel both overstuffed and altogether pretty thin.
Season Three finale of Westworld was a mess of brain orbs, memory wipes, riots, robot FaceTime, and more riots... There were approximately 30 storylines sinking and swelling throughout the episode.
Sure, this installment was perhaps a bit more straightforward than previous finales... but that doesn't mean that the show didn't pull out all the stops to shock and surprise us.
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