Westworld script
Westworld  Season #1 Episode #1 (2016)
Synopsis: Westworld isn't your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park -- which is looked after by robotic "hosts" -- allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park's guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged. "Westworld" -- which is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name -- features an all-star cast that includes Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and Golden Globe winner Ed Harris.

(Theme music playing)

Man:
Bring her back online. Can you hear me?

Woman, Western accent: Yes. I'm sorry. I'm not feeling quite myself.

Man:
You can lose the accent. Do you know where you are?

Woman, standard accent: I'm in a dream.

Man:
That's right, Dolores. You're in a dream. Would you like to wake up from this dream?

Dolores:
Yes. I'm terrified.

Man:
There's nothing to be afraid of, Dolores, as long as you answer my questions correctly. Understand?

Dolores:
Yes.

Man:
Good. First... have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?

(fly buzzes)

Dolores:
No.

(birds chirping)

Man:
Tell us what you think of your world.

Dolores:
Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world. The disarray. I choose to see the beauty.

Morning, Daddy. You sleep well?

Well enough.

You headed out to set down some of this natural splendor?

Thought I might.

Dolores:
To believe there is an order to our days, a purpose.

(piano playing)

Man:
What do you think of the guests?

Dolores:
You mean the newcomers?

Passenger:
Now, the first time I played it white hat.

My family was here.

We went fishing, did the gold hunt in the mountains.

And last time?

I came alone.

Went straight evil.

It was the best two weeks of my life.

Dolores:
I like to remember what my father taught me.

(train whistle blows)

That at one point or another, we were all new to this world.

(piano continues playing)

(bell ringing)

The newcomers are just looking for the same thing we are... A place to be free to stake out our dreams, a place with unlimited possibilities.

Oh, God, it's incredible.

Better be for what we're paying.

(Clanging)

(distant dog barking)

(grunting)

(kids shouting)

Murderous son of a bitch named Hector Escaton gunned down the marshal.

He's holed up in the mountains.

You there.

You look like the kind of man who'd put his mettle to it.

Not today, Sheriff. Apologies.

(Chatter)

Rye whiskey.

What about it?

Well, it ain't doing any good sitting in that bottle.

(Glass thuds)

(liquid pouring)

You're new.

Not much of a rind on you.

I'll give you a discount.

Well, no offense, but...

I'd rather earn a woman's affection than pay for it.

You're always paying for it, darling.

The difference is our costs are fixed and posted right there on the door.

Man:
Do you ever feel inconsistences in your world? Or repetitions?

Dolores:
All lives have routine. Mine's no different. Still, I never cease to wonder at the thought that any day the course of my whole life could change with just one chance encounter.

Don't mind me.

Just trying to look chivalrous.

You came back.

I told you I would.

Can I see you home?

Well, that all depends. Can you keep up?

Well, I have to fetch my horse.

Better fetch him fast.

Teddy:
That's a beautiful sight.

Never understood how you keep them all headed in the same direction.

(laughs) I forget you dress like a cowboy, but that's about the extent of it.

See that one?

Yeah.

That's the Judas steer.

Rest will follow wherever you make him go.

How do you pick him out?

Just know these things.

Same as I knew you'd be back.

You saying I'm predictable?

There's a path for everyone.

Your path leads you back to me.

I know things will work out the way they're meant to.

Same as I know my daddy still won't be happy to see you.

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Jonathan Nolan

Jonathan "Jonah" Nolan (born 1976) is a British-American screenwriter, television producer, director and author. He is the creator of the crime drama series Person of Interest. He has co-written several screenplays with his elder brother, filmmaker Christopher Nolan, including The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar, and his short story "Memento Mori" was the basis for Memento. more…

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