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First Look At Westworld Episode 7 “Trompe L’Oeil”

Thandie Newton's Maeve delivers a chilling ultimatum in the first promo for Westworld episode 7, "Trompe L’Oeil."

From the coarse sand littering the artificial plains to the countless layers of secrets buried deep beneath the park itself, Westworld is an attraction that’s very much built on illusion.

It’s rather fitting, then, that the title for the show’s seventh episode, “Trompe L’Oeil,” is a French term coined to describe an “art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.” That is, in a nutshell, the fundamental philosophy governing Robert Ford’s grand vision, and it appears that coming off the back of last night’s “The Adversary,” Westworld‘s enigmatic park owner continues to push full steam ahead on that massive new narrative.


Up above, you’ll see the first promo for next week’s episode and, in building on the bubbling tension and anomalies that have cropped up in recent installments, it seems the Hosts are ready to fight back.

Directed by Stephen Williams (The Walking Dead, Bloodline), the official synopsis for Westworld episode 7 reads as so: “Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and William (Jimmi Simpson) journey into treacherous terrain; Maeve (Thandie Newton) delivers an ultimatum; Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) considers his next move.”

Live without limits: Westworld episode 7, “Trompe L’Oeil,” is set to premiere on Sunday, November 13 at 9pm. Surely it’s only a matter of time before HBO orders a second season, right? We’ll be keeping tabs on that one as the sci-fi Western approaches its finale, but in the meantime, you can have a peek of what to expect from next week’s episode via the gallery below.

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