Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
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Elliot tries to live a bug-free life, but is quickly drawn back in; Tyrell takes matters into his own hands when the CTO position becomes available; Ollie gets blackmailed; Gideon starts getting suspicious of the infected server.

Director:

Jim McKay

Writers:

Sam Esmail (created by), Sam Esmail
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rami Malek ... Elliot Alderson
Carly Chaikin ... Darlene
Portia Doubleday ... Angela Moss
Martin Wallström ... Tyrell Wellick
Christian Slater ... Mr. Robot
Gloria Reuben ... Krista Gordon
Michel Gill ... Gideon Goddard
Ben Rappaport ... Ollie Parker
Frankie Shaw ... Shayla Nico
Michael Drayer ... Cisco
Randy Harrison ... Harry
Michele Hicks ... Sharon Knowles
Michael Cristofer ... Phillip Price
Stephanie Corneliussen ... Joanna Wellick
Jeremy Holm ... Mr. Sutherland
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Storyline

Tyrell is refused a chance to convince the company he is the right one to replace Colby. To get some comfort, he pays someone to take a beating. Then he gets closer to his boss' secretary to obtain information about the new CTO. Elliot wakes up in the hospital with Krista and Shayla watching him. He needs to convince Krista he's alright but that's no problem since he easily gets in the database of the hospital. Elliot thinks fsociety are done with him and plans on starting a new life - a normal life. Hence he brings Shayla with at a dinner at Gideon's. Since some more information is being revealed about Colby by fsociety, Elliot learns the game is not over. In the meantime Ollie is being blackmailed. Written by Andreea D

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

Towards the end of the episode, Gideon (Michel Gill) uses his smartphone, displaying the time as 9:40 pm. This occurs during the 40th minute of air time (excluding commercials). "Mr. Robot" airs at 9pm central time. See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the episode, when Gideon picks up his phone to place a call, it is in airplane mode and therefore would not be able to place the call. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Robot: Without you, there is no plan.
Elliot Alderson: That's it? It's over? You expect me to believe that? See you in another life. Did you hear that? I can't believe it. Is that really happening? Fsociety's finally over. The recent glitch in the otherwise neat reality I created over the years, I'll never slip up like that again. I'm gonna be more normal now. Maybe Shayla could even be my girlfriend. I'll go see those stupid Marvel movies with her. I'll join a gym. I'll heart things on Instagram. I'll drink vanilla ...
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Norma, Act 1: Casta Diva (Norma)
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Written by Vincenzo Bellini
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9 July 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

Just as the series portrays the theme of false visage of modern society, this episode is mainly tailored for the antagonist Tyrell (Martin Wallström), who is exceptionally manipulative to a fault. He uses others in such pathologically deceptive and abusive way, it's almost creepily horrible as though he plays in a horror thriller yet you can't look away.

Martin Wallstrom is a different kind of villain, for a protagonist as peculiar as Elliot, it's fitting to have equally, or more bizarre adversary. There's a vivid conviction in his actions while Elliot himself currently weighs on his life decisions. Rami Malek delivers the consistent performance of slightly antisocial genius, but he's now trying to fit into social norm.

It's strangely playful, a tad liberating in the contradicting fallacy to see Elliot mingles with his peers and boss. The episode also brings more depth to side characters as it delves further into personal territory. Christian Slater as Mr. Robot, despite being titular character is playing a magnetic side character.

That doesn't mean he's any less than the leads. On contrary, being in just enough portion of scenes makes his persona more intriguing while keeping the mysterious vibe intact. For most part, the show has given contrasting light for its visual. I enjoy the subtle change tone according to the mood playing at the moment, Elliot is given more lighter tone in his scenes while Tyrell is mostly covered in darkness this time around.

There's a balanced pace at work here, it divvies the spotlight just in healthy dose between characters as it keeps the main plot operating smoothly.


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