Alec Bojalad Oct 26, 2017
Mr Robot turns an unnecessary diversion of an episode into an excellent character study in Legacy. Spoilers ahead...
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One of the best and most fascinating aspects of Mr. Robot
season 2 was Tyrell Wellick’s very conspicuous absence.
The simple absence of a lead character is such an underutilised yet powerful tool in the TV showrunner’s tool belt. Our brains crave patterns and consistency and when a pattern is broken is such a severe way like a lead actor suddenly disappearing, those same brains can’t help but mistake a simple absence for importance.Sam Esmail
was so bold as to tell Martin Wallstrom, a professional actor presumably under contract, “don’t worry so much about this season.