Entertainment Weekly asked Westworld co-creator and episode director Lisa Joy about the incineration. Entertainment Weekly But I was wondering if you came up with a technical explanation for why they had to refurbish that room with the same stuff 150 times? Lisa Joy Part of it is it’s just visually cool. You’re starting with him lighting a cigarette and the Rolling Stones song “Play With Fire.” He talks about devils and angels. I wanted to ask: Can you have sympathy for the devil? You see two elemental forces in this episode. You also see rain in Westworld for the first time with the battle with the Man in Black, a baptism in that fight scene. And then you see fire. Both can represent the cleansing away of the past, and the question is whether the past can really ever be washed away, or does it always repeat one way or another > 'Westworld' showrunner reveals what you missed while watching 'Riddle of the Sphinx' Incinerating people and using people as railway sleepers / railroad ties is visually very brutal - I was therefore surprised that blood splatter when people were shot seemed to be less than in previous episodes. Blowing up Craddock was also brutal but with little/no blood splatter. I was left uncertain what to think why I didn't see any blood after Man-in-Black was nicked in the neck by a bullet.