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The Maeve Scene That Westworld Fans Just Can't Get Out Of Their Heads

As fans of HBO's "Westworld" prepare to be transported back into the dystopian sci-fi drama, many have been rewatching some of the show's most memorable episodes. Notably, there's one scene involving a fan-favorite character who keeps coming up online that fans can't seem to get out of their heads — and that's Maeve Millay (Thandiwe Newton). "Rewatching Season 1 and was just reminded of the moment Maeve became the ultimate badass," wrote u/thatsnotsoraven in a "Westworld" subreddit post.

Despite debuting during the heyday of bigtime HBO shows like "Game of Thrones" and "The Leftovers," Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's Michael Crichton-inspired brainchild managed to become the network's most popular new program of all time, with an average of 12 million viewers across all platforms during Season 1, which is HBO's most watched first season of original television in its history (via Deadline). All these years later, Maeve is running in various loops, doing her best to understand the nature of her ever-changing reality. As for her Season 1 scene that people still can't stop talking about, it's one that perfectly sums up who the character is and where she is going. 

Maeve's epic speech from the Westworld Season 1 finale

It's a memorable "Westworld" moment that comes toward the end of Season 1, during its seventh episode, "Trompe L'Oeil." Thandiwe Newton's Maeve is attempting to persuade two Westworld lab technicians to help her escape the infamous theme park. "Everything is made to keep you here," one of the technicians tells her, prompting one of the most badass speeches in "Westworld" — and HBO — history. 

"At first, I thought you and the others were gods," Maeve says. "Then I realized you're just men, and I know men. You think I'm scared of death, I've done it a million times and I'm f***ing great at it. How many times have you died? Cause if you don't help me, I'll kill you." 

Over on Reddit, people have been propping up the scene as a highlight for both "Westworld" and Maeve, who is now living in the outside world. "Maeve is the best character," wrote u/Flashy_Inevitable_15. Redditor u/ElLoafe replied, "Honestly, the longer this show goes on the more she stands out as possibly the strongest character. She's easily the most dynamic." Anyone interested in what to expect in the show's latest chapter should check out the official "Westworld" Season 4 trailer, which provides a long-awaited first look at the most recent iteration of the dystopian drama.