The latest episode of HBO's Westworld explores what happens when an android develops a messiah complex.
Like many of Westworld’s best hours, The Absence of Field mostly focuses on a crisis of identity.
The idea of "The Winter Line" is embedded into the episode’s understanding of how its characters are trying to escape from the obstacles and fortifications before them on their respective journeys.
After a brilliant first season and a muddled second season, Westworld's third outing keeps the mysteries intact, increases the thrills, and streamlines that feeling of deliberate confusion significantly.
If HBO's Westworld wants its ambitious plot to matter it needs to give audiences better rounded characters.