In French, “écorché” means skinned or flayed, but it’s also a 15th-century art term used to describe an image of a subject without its skin, displaying the muscle and anatomy underneath. Sound familiar?
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How about now?
As you can see, the concept has become somewhat of a theme in Westworld, and is about to be brought to the forefront in season 2’s seventh episode, titled “Les Ecorches.” Everything is about to be stripped away and laid bare. In the trailer we see a montage of blood and carnage as Dolores and her army take the Mesa. All the while you hear her stoic voice declare, “You made us in your image. Created us to look like you, think like you, lead like you. Do you really think I would let that continue?”
Westworld screens Sundays at 9 P.M. EST on HBO.