If there’s one thing we’ve preached about time and time again, it’s how amazing the cast is on Westworld. There’s an immense amount of firepower that was brought to season one from the likes of Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Ford), Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), James Marsden (Teddy), and Thandie Newton (Maeve) – just to name a few – and I can’t wait to see how they continue to grow their characters in the upcoming season.
As important as the main cast members are to the show, the supporting cast proved to be just as indispensable over the first season. Whether these actors were brought on for multi-episode arcs, or for just a line or two, they all served an incredibly important role pushing the larger story forward and elevating the show to the next level.
A member of the show’s brilliant first season guest cast is Bret Eric Porter, whom you may remember from episode 6 (“The Adversary”) as the Union soldier who recognizes Teddy as he and the Man in Black (Ed Harris) attempt to sneak past a group of soldiers gathered at the entrance to a tunnel the duo need to pass through. After confronting Teddy at gunpoint and accusing him of helping Wyatt (Sorin Brouwers) ambush the Union outpost at Escalante, Bret’s character meets his demise at the hands of Teddy’s trigger finger.