Westworld season 1 episode 3 'The Stray' pictures released featuring Anthony Hopkins and synthetic skulls

JJ Abrams hit show will be back on Sunday

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Before the release of Westworld, many people were skeptical as to whether the HBO series could really be the ‘next Game of Thrones’. 

Since the first two episodes debuted, critics have praised the JJ Abrams show to high heavens, The Independent saying the second episode ‘builds upon its brilliant opener.’

Attention has turned toward seasons one’s first episode, named 'The Stray', which will hopefully answer some of our many, many questions.

The first images from the episode reveal very little, but a brooding Anthony Hopkins can be seen sitting in front of numerous synthetic heads. Check out the images in the gallery below.

The synopses for the episode has also been revealed. 

'The Stray' synopses

“Elsie (Woodward) and Stubbs (Hemsworth) head into the hills in pursuit of a missing host. Teddy (Marsden) gets a new backstory, which sets him off in pursuit of a new villain, leaving Dolores (Wood) alone in Sweetwater. Bernard (Wright) investigates the origins of madness and hallucinations within the hosts. William (Simpson) finds an attraction he’d like to pursue and drags Logan (Barnes) along for the ride.”

Meanwhile, the show’s creators have spoken about why guests of the fantasy amusement park can’t kill each other. Westworld returns Sunday for US viewers watching on HBO or Tuesday for UK viewers watching on Sky Atlantic.