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Crisis Theory



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.

Episode Info

Time to face the music.


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
Vincent Cassel
as Engerraund Serac
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Critic reviews for Crisis Theory

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.

May 4, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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'.

May 30, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

May 15, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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.

May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

May 6, 2020 | Full Review…

I like that most, if not all, the questions we had were answered by the end of this season as well. And I like even more that there was less sleight of hand in the narrative.

May 6, 2020 | Full Review…

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