Mr. Robot (2015– )
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Elliot vows to beat Mr. Robot; Angela gets a glimpse behind the curtain at E Corp; and fsociety stirs up trouble.


Sam Esmail


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rami Malek ... Elliot Alderson
Carly Chaikin ... Darlene
Portia Doubleday ... Angela Moss
Michael Cristofer ... Phillip Price
Stephanie Corneliussen ... Joanna Wellick (credit only)
Martin Wallström ... Tyrell Wellick (voice)
Grace Gummer ... Dominique DiPierro
Christian Slater ... Mr. Robot
Azhar Khan ... Mobley
Sunita Mani ... Trenton
Joey Bada$$ ... Leon
Ron Cephas Jones ... Romero
Vaishnavi Sharma Vaishnavi Sharma ... Elliot's Mother
Michael Maize ... Lone Star
Dorothi Fox Dorothi Fox ... Nell Romero


Elliot ODs on Adderall to try to get rid of Mr. Robot and as he crashes, rants about God; Price takes Angela out to dinner and gives her a difficult choice to make; fsociety goes into a panic after an unexpected tragedy; The FBI's recent investigation brings them closer onto fsociety's trail; Ray explains how he and Elliot are similar, and agrees to help him; In a flashback, Romero explains the history of the Fun Society arcade to Mobley and Mobley convinces him to join fsociety. Written by chingeeflingee

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


At around 19 minutes the piece of music "Opening (Mishma)" begins to play over the scene, this is also used at the ending of The Truman Show (1998). A film that shares the theme of questioning the nature one's reality in order to know the truth. See more »


Elliot Alderson: God can help you? Is that what God does? He helps? Tell me, why didn't God help my innocent friend who died for no reason while the guilty roam free? Okay, fine. Forget the one-offs. How about the countless wars declared in his name? Okay, fine. Let's skip the random, meaningless murder for a second, shall we? How about the racist,sexist, phobia soup we've all been drowning in because of him? And I'm not just talking about Jesus. I'm talking about all organized religion... exclusive groups ...
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References Seinfeld: The Fire (1994) See more »


Written by Jimmy Webb
Performed by The Highwaymen
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Best Episode Of A TV Show This Year
21 July 2016 | by mad_man_moonSee all my reviews

Sam Esmail has written and directed the perfect television episode, which is an unrelenting, beautiful, intense, masterpiece.

From the outset (which had elements of Tarantino) to the framing and movement he brings from Tod Campbell, to the final act. There is not a single dropped frame that doesn't hold emotional, metaphorical, and literal meaning in eps2.1.

Everyone does extremely well in this, but I had to pull out Michael Cristofer for what he does here. Reminding me a little of his character in Rubicon (they have very different make ups, of course) in just how much depth is built in to what is going on with every word he says. Doubleday also for similar reasons.

This is just a ridiculously fantastic piece of film making. It's worth watching the whole series just to get to this point.

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