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Fsociety attempts to penetrate Steel Mountain, the most secure data facility in America, while Angela makes an important decision.

Director:

Jim McKay

Writers:

Sam Esmail (created by), David Iserson
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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
Michael Drayer ... Cisco
Rick Gonzalez ... Isaac Vera
Michele Hicks ... Sharon Knowles
Brian Stokes Mitchell ... Scott Knowles
Ben Rappaport ... Ollie Parker
Frankie Shaw ... Shayla Nico
Elliot Villar ... Fernando Vera
Ron Cephas Jones ... Romero
Stephanie Corneliussen ... Joanna Wellick
Tom Riis Farrell ... Bill Harper
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Storyline

Elliot, Romero and Mobley head to Steel Mountain. Elliot goes in with Mobley's help, who creates a fake Wikipedia page in his name. Elliot encounters Tyrell Wellick, with whom he has lunch with. This is a perfect opportunity for Elliot to complete his mission. It is the time when Elliot learns that Tyrell is onto him. Angela leaves Oliver for good and goes back to her dad. Tyrell and Johanna visit the Knowles. Darlene loses China. Written by Andreea D

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Swedish | Danish | Spanish

Release Date:

22 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

"Steel Mountain" is probably a reference to the "Iron Mountain" data center. "More than 2,700 employees work in this underground city spread across 145 acres. The facility has its own restaurant, fire trucks, water treatment plant and a week's worth of back-up power." See more »

Goofs

The hack is supposed to happen in "one week" - the last week of March/First week of April. Yet all outdoor scenes have the trees in full bloom/with leaves, which only happens in the New York area at least a month later - late April/early May.

Similar Seasonal dis-continuities occur throughout the series. See more »

Quotes

Tyrell Wellick: So they tapped you for CTO, yes?
[Scott Knowles doesn't say anything]
Tyrell Wellick: Don't be surprised.
Tyrell Wellick: Suspicious is more accurate. I was beginning to wonder why you set this dinner. Four people in the world know about my conversations. Somehow you're number five.
Tyrell Wellick: Then I'm exactly what you need in a right hand.
Scott Knowles: So that's what this is about.
Tyrell Wellick: Isn't everything about something?
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References Risky Business (1983) See more »

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Love On a Real Train
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Performed by Tangerine Dream
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Tense thrilling first half + slower heart sinking second half = great mid-season episode

Once again, we have a front-loaded episode; all the tense action happens in the first half, while the second half goes into more of the drama and dilemmas.

The first half of the episode is the infiltration of steel mountain. This was wonderfully tense, beautifully handled by the writers and directors. You can really feel the unique aspects of Elliot and the premise at work here. I loved his way of manipulating his way in. As you might expect, some things go wrong.

Then, the episode splits off into different stories. Shayla applies to a job as a waiter. The drug dealer from episode 2 schemes. Tyrell manoeuvres. Darlene gets some bad news, forcing the group into a painful dilemma. Angela stays with her father. Despite being slower, this second half is still intriguing. It's an improvement over last week's tedious, meandering hallucinations.


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