Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow…
“I don’t think God rested on the seventh day.”
It’s so great to have Anthony Hopkins back on the show!
Season 2 has been purposefully untethered. Because it’s about the entire park being in the throes of bloody chaos, these episodes are an unhinged collage, sometimes a bit of a mess, with no real center, with everyone’s stories sent spiraling in the wake of Dolores killing Ford at the end of the Season 1 finale.
This isn’t to say that Hopkins’ Ford is naturally a “beacon of answers,” but us just knowing that he knows things he’s not sharing, that he has a plan that hasn’t been fully revealed to us, always gave the series an undercurrent of confidence. “Les Écorchés” was the biggest episode of the season, with violence on par with some of the opening chapters that showcased the hosts’ rampage through the park terrain.
Source: IGN.com Westworld: A Big Name Returns and Big Names Fall in Season 2's Most Violent Episode