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Trace Decay 

Bernard struggles with a mandate; Teddy is troubled by dark memories; Maeve looks to change her script.


Stephen Williams


Jonathan Nolan (created for television by), Lisa Joy (created for television by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Evan Rachel Wood ... Dolores Abernathy
Thandie Newton ... Maeve Millay
Jeffrey Wright ... Bernard Lowe
James Marsden ... Teddy Flood
Ben Barnes ... Logan
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal ... Armistice
Luke Hemsworth ... Ashley Stubbs
Sidse Babett Knudsen ... Theresa Cullen
Simon Quarterman ... Lee Sizemore
Rodrigo Santoro ... Hector Escaton
Jimmi Simpson ... William
Tessa Thompson ... Charlotte Hale
Shannon Woodward ... Elsie Hughes
Ed Harris ... Man in Black
Anthony Hopkins ... Dr. Robert Ford


Maeve hopes for a change in her script; Teddy is jarred by dark memories; Dolores has trouble separating her dreams from reality; The Man in Black looks to the past.

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Release Date:

20 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The piano in the Mariposa plays "House of the Rising Sun" and Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black". See more »


In Hector's recurring story line (where he robs the town on a mission of "mayhem") there is a moment where he fires a coup de grace while the sheriff's deputy is wounded on the ground. As he fires, you can see that a bullet casing appears to eject from the rifle (accompanied by the sound of brass ejecting). However, the rifle is clearly a lever action, and would not eject the casing in that manner. In the moments after, Hector cycles the action and another piece of brace is ejected from the rifle. The effect was likely added in post-production to add "realism". See more »


Dr. Robert Ford: Bring yourself back online... Bernard.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »


Swan Lake, Op. 20: no 2, Act 1- Valse
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Erich Kunzel
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Less Action than Usual
21 January 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Bernard discusses with Dr. Ford asking why he forced him to kill his beloved Theresa. Later her body is found as if she had had an accident and Dr. Ford confronts Charlotte, telling that Theresa and a technician had altered Clementine´s code and Bernard assumes an important position in Westworld. Dolores and William arrive at a town where she has strange daydreams. He decides to take her back to Sweetwater but they stumble upon Logan and a group of Confederate soldiers. Meanwhile Teddy and the Man in Black continue their dangerous search for Wyatt.

"Trace Decay" is an episode with less action than usual, but still it is great. Dr. Ford is a manipulative and dangerous man. Dolores raises more questions with her intriguing moments. Where the journey of Teddy and the Man in Black will lead them? My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Trace Decay"

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