In Review: Westworld (S4 – EP6) Fidelity

Hale tries to get to the bottom of why Human outliers are infesting her world
Fidelity

Synopsis: In Fidelity Hale tries to get to the bottom of why Human outliers are infesting her world and she suspects Caleb is the answer.

 

The Story

Picking up from where we left things last week. Hale is trying to figure out why human outliers are messing up her new world order and to that end. She has been creating host versions of Caleb and downloading his human consciousness into them so that she can interrogate him. However, it seems that Caleb has continued to try and escape and reach out to his daughter Frankie who is one of the leaders of the human resistance.

Back in the Desert Frankie is determined to find out what happened to her father Caleb and has taken Bernard to the old Delos Westworld complex so he can rebuild Maeve and help Frankie get some answers. But, Frankie has caught onto Bernard being a host and isn’t certain whether she can trust him or not. Thankfully, Bernard is able to convince her that he is on her side by warning her that one of her resistance friends will betray her.

 

The Acting

Aaron Paul puts in a brilliant performance as we see Caleb get put through a physical and psychological grinder as he escapes his prison cell only to see lots of dead copies of him along his escape route. The scenes between Caleb and Hale (Tessa Thompson) are pretty intense. But their best scene together is toward the close of the episode when Caleb just about manages to get a message out to Frankie.

We also get a really strong performance from Aurora Perrineau as Frankie who has a few really good scenes with Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Maeve (Thandiwe Newton). Her final scene with Meave where she talks about Caleb was really powerful.

 

Overall

Fidelity was a pretty strong episode, which gave us a few more puzzle pieces to this year’s mystery. I enjoyed the flashback to Frankie’s childhood at the beginning where we see her and her mother liberate a couple of outliers from Hale’s World and get to a safe house. It particular, the scene where we see young Frankie reaching out to her father over the radio acted as a nice link-up to how the episode concludes.

 

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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