Westworld 4, the review of the seventh episode: A new world

Our review of the seventh episode of Westworld 4 (4×07), in which the knots come to a head and we prepare for the final battle. The antechamber of the season finale offers various emotions and new disconcerting revelations.

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We are almost at the showdown in ours review of the seventh episode of Westworld 4, on August 8 on Sky Atlantic and NOW. The knots come to a head and we prepare for the final battle, and above all all the storylines opened up to now by the authors come together, and from steps to two they become a choral story. The antechamber of the season finale gives us many emotions and new disconcerting revelations.

Step two

Westworld 4: Tessa Thompson and Aaron Paul in a scene from the seventh episode

The characters move in two steps, always in pairs, the yin and yang of this hyper-futuristic story but back to being extremely human. On the one hand we have the copies / clones of Charlotte (Tessa Thompson) and William (Ed Harris), united by the common desire to take revenge on the human race for what it did to the androids, but the latter has some perplexities – given by humanity that characterizes him at the bottom and from questioning his own reality – and it is time to come and claim them. On the other hand we have Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Maeve (Thandiwe Newton), ready to close their accounts years later (let’s not forget Bernard’s different timeline revealed). On the one hand there are Christina (Evan Rachel Wood) and Teddy (James Marsden), (re) united more than ever and with the former who decides to give full confidence to the latter, letting them tell who they really are, on the other Caleb ( Aaron Paul) and adult Frankie (Aurora Perrineau) who are about to find each other years later, closing that parable of “The constant” lostian so intense, poetic and full of emotions opened in the last episode. But basically full of emotions is the entire episode, which goes to reunite the many storylines open during the season. Everyone meets at the Park – Host City in a satisfying way for the viewer, who sees the various characters scattered up to now reunite and each with its own “mission”. The narrative and emotional tension grows, until a surprising revelation about the character of Cristina.

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In New World

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Westworld 4: Tessa Thompson in a scene from the seventh episode

A new world is the one that is taking shape after the process put in place by Charlotte, but what she did not realize is that Bernard’s plan, which as usual has seen all possible futures and is increasingly cryptic in not say what he knows: he and Maeve don’t want to save the current hyper-futuristic world but leave a shred of it as hope for a new, better world. A philosophy that recalls the new world of the settlers compared to the natives, and to which William’s quote at the beginning of the review refers: to rebuild you have to destroy, make a clean sweep, for a better world (Thanos where are you?). The minimalist scenographies but which at the same time go straight to the point. Equally important is the music in this penultimate episode: not only the motif of the theme song reworked as it had already happened in previous episodes, in an extremely poetic and evocative scene with Cristina in the underwater tank who never dies and remembers. But also and above all for the song chosen to close the episode, extremely evocative, with the William-copy dressed as the Man in Black of the first seasons, ready to take back what is his and above all to pay homage once again to the origins of the show: in the background David Bowie’s song “The man who sold the world” perfectly mirrors what is happening and the character’s responsibility for what Hale did.

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A question of humanity

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Westworld 4: Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in a scene from the seventh episode

The best sci-fi is always the one that mixes with the humanity of the characters, who act moved not by a cold scientific-mathematical calculation but by feelings and emotions that cannot be explained. It is precisely humanity that moves Maeve, Caleb, Frankie, Cristina finally aware, even William who, thanks to the part of humanity of him, wants to create something better. Humanity basically represents the foundations of this season as well as of all of Westworld itself, the element that allows us to finally open our eyes and see the world in a different way. Cristina now understands that she can control everything and everyone, that she is the primary writer of her world, ready to face the truth about herself even if she will be painful. It’s also the episode of emotional reunions: she and Teddy, Caleb and Frankie. A series of plot twists and unexpected epilogues therefore await the characters for a labyrinthine episode just like the symbol behind the show and that had characterized the first season.

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Knots and humanity are the keywords of our review of the seventh episode of Westworld 4, which prepares everything for the final battle and for a new world that is a remnant of the “old” one. The storylines of the characters, always paired with two, finally rejoin Host City and new truths are revealed in view of the season finale. An important episode as much as it is in passing.

Because we like it

  • The “two steps” of the characters who are reunited.
  • The showdown in Host City leading to something new for the finale.
  • The emotional reunions of Cristina / Teddy and Frankie / Caleb.

What’s wrong

  • The lack of importance of Stubbs, even if desired by the audience as a “mirror” of Bernard’s omniscience.
  • Maybe a little too many plot twists featured in the episode, but representative of the show’s labyrinthine nature.

Westworld 4, the review of the seventh episode: A new world