HBO’s Westworld has been reworking well-known songs for its soundtrack, a fitting move as the ‘familiar and yet unfamiliar’ vibe to the covers mirrors our uncanny reaction to the park’s hosts. They’ve used The Rolling Stones, The Animals and Coldplay to dramatic effect in the first season, but it’s the use of Radiohead’s ‘Motion Picture Soundtrack’ that stands out.
The final track of Kid A got a classical version for a string quartet, making it all the more wounding and crucially scoring perhaps the season’s most emotionally intense scene.
Maeve was given a tour of the Delos facility by reluctant guide Felix, witnessing bison being artificially created and becoming fully aware in one horrifying, fell swoop that she is a robot built for the enjoyment of humans. Expect Maeve to lead the revolt of the Androids on Sunday night.