Take an early look at Westworld Episode 2 with these new pictures

The second episode of Westworld has a tough act to follow and you can see how it's all coming together in these new images released by HBO. Intrigue brews on both sides of the overgrown amusement park as new visitors arrive and some established Hosts receive some changes in Episode No. 2, "Chestnut".

Brothel madame Maeve will have a prominent role in Westworld's sophomore episode. Apparently she'll receive some behavioral tweaks ahead of the cascading Host issues - I hope they don't mess up her aim.

Here's newcomer William and repeat guest Logan making their way into Westworld.

... and here they are settled in, probably plotting what kind of hell they want to raise.

Dr. Robert Ford, the founder of Westworld, will get out there to enjoy (and/or subvert) his massive creation.

And The Man In Black will continue his search for Westworld's secrets.

Here's the full episode synopsis from HBO if you want to know more:

"A pair of guests, first-timer William (Jimmi Simpson) and repeat visitor Logan (Ben Barnes), arrive at Westworld with different expectations and agendas. Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Quality Assurance head Theresa Cullen (Sidse Babett Knudsen) debate whether a recent host anomaly is contagious. Meanwhile, behavior engineer Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward) tweaks the emotions of Maeve (Thandie Newton), a madam in Sweetwater’s brothel, in order to avoid a recall. Cocky programmer Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) pitches his latest narrative to the team, but Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) has other ideas. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) conscripts a condemned man, Lawrence (Clifton Collins, Jr.), to help him uncover Westworld’s deepest secrets."

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.