In Season 3, Episode 5 of Westworld the villain of the story, Serac (Vincent Cassel), steps out from the shadows and into the spotlight. The episode, titled "Genre," digs deep into his history and how he came to be one of the most powerful figures in the world. Seeing his history and hearing his reasoning may change your perspective on whether Serac is the villain at all or it may solidify his role as the antagonist of the tale.
Genre is also a big episode for Aaron Paul's character, Caleb, who undergoes quite an … aesthetic journey, let's call it. At the same time, we learn a little bit more about Caleb's history. And the new details are delivered in a way that looks to be setting up a more comprehensive look at what he lived through before we joined him at the start of Season 3.
If that wasn't enough, there's a rather in-depth history of Rehoboam given to us this episode, so we learn a great deal about how it came to be and what the intention behind it was. As always, Lucy and Tamoor have combed through the episode and are here to break down everything that's crucial to know, point out any cool easter eggs, and theorize on what could be happening next.
Westworld airs Sundays on HBO.