“The Adversary” was a fitting title for this week’s episode of HBO’s Westworld. Filled with all kinds of battles and throwdowns — including a very action-movie style Old West massacre — the humans and the artificially intelligent hosts find themselves at odds with another and the park. But a few of the characters won small victories that seemed to click in the show’s own code, a mysterious world where simply fighting back can be a triumph of its own. All of these fights moved the story forward, resulting in eight key reveals for the series.


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