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‘Westworld’ Episode 2 Photos: New Guests Stir Up Trouble in the Wild West

The second episode airs October 9 on HBO.

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Ben Barnes and Jimmi Simpson.

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Westworld’s” premiere introduced viewers to a technologically advanced, Western-themed amusement park run by the Delos Corporation, a slew of characters and and some existential themes. The first episode also left audiences with many questions left unanswered, but thankfully the second episode is only days away. In anticipation of what’s to come, HBO released new images which you can check out below.

In episode 2, titled “Chestnut,” a pair of guests, first-timer William (Jimmi Simpson) and repeat visitor Logan (Ben Barnes), arrive at Westworld with different expectations and agendas.

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Jimmi Simpson and Ben Barnes.

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The episode is directed by Richard J. Lewis and written by creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The synopsis is as follows: “Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Quality Assurance head Theresa Cullen (Sidse Babett Knudsen) debate whether a recent host anomaly is contagious. Meanwhile, behavior engineer Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward) tweaks the emotions of Maeve (Thandie Newton), a madam in Sweetwater’s brothel, in order to avoid a recall. Cocky programmer Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) pitches his latest narrative to the team, but Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) has other ideas. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) conscripts a condemned man, Lawrence (Clifton Collins, Jr.), to help him uncover Westworld’s deepest secrets.”

“Westworld” airs Sundays on HBO. See additional new images below.

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Jimmi Simpson and Talulah Riley.

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Thandie Newton.

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Jeffrey Wright and Anthony Hopkins.

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Ed Harris

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Anthony Hopkins

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Thandie Newton and Jasmyn Rae.

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