Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
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Mr. Robot has an original way to show Elliot that he can be useful. Darlene and Angela take a shot at their plan.

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Sam Esmail

Writers:

Sam Esmail (created by), Adam Penn | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rami Malek ... Elliot Alderson
Christian Slater ... Mr. Robot
Carly Chaikin ... Darlene
Portia Doubleday ... Angela Moss
Michel Gill ... Gideon Goddard
Michael Cristofer ... Phillip Price
Stephanie Corneliussen ... Joanna Wellick (credit only)
Martin Wallström ... Tyrell Wellick
Grace Gummer ... Dominique DiPierro
Azhar Khan ... Mobley
Sunita Mani ... Trenton
Michael Drayer ... Cisco
Omar Metwally ... Agent Santiago
Erik Jensen ... Frank Cody
Vaishnavi Sharma ... Elliot's Mother
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Storyline

Mr. Robot throws Elliot into a false reality to protect him; Angela and fsociety attempt to hack the FBI; Dom is suspicious after the recent shooting; Ray is Elliot's new master; Price can't reach Zhang; In a flashback, Elliot's father tells a young Elliot that he's sick and lets him name his new computer store. Written by chingeeflingee

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sitcom parody | 1980s | See All (2) »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

For the sitcom sequence in the second season, creator Sam Esmail and his crew researched and consulted with other crew members who worked on 80's/90's multicamera sitcoms, as well as learning how to film an episode in that format. For authenticity, Beta tapes and cameras were used to film the sequence. See more »

Goofs

Even if it was necessary for some reason to send Angela in there to enter commands at the prompt in real time - which there isn't - there is definitely no valid reason not to set the path variable, and then this poorly trained operator would not have been forced to fuss around with directories at the command line interface. See more »

Crazy Credits

The main credits are presented as the opening to the '80s sitcom Elliot is dreaming about. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Full House (1987) See more »

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Performed by The Suffers
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"Keep your eyes on the road in front of you"
13 August 2016 | by kalkaanslag-62205See all my reviews

I sat in astonishment for the first 15 minutes, barely believing I was watching the right show, as many viewers probably did. This bold move to change the whole genre of a TV series for this first third of the episode is one of the most unexpected moments i have ever seen on TV! This perfect depiction of a 90's sitcom is gets a really creepy feel when the laugh-track (that only Elliot seems to be able to hear) laughs sadistically at the beatings, and even murders happening on screen.

Afterwards we find out that this was a really clever way to look inside the unconscious mind of the beat-up Elliot, living back some exaggerated memories from his childhood. An old sitcom is airing on screen next to his hospital bed, which explains the Full-House-esque style. The line "Keep your eyes on the road in front of you" that Mr Robot says to Elliot in the beginning part, is repeated in a memory that Elliot has about the Mr. Robot shop his father owned.

All in all, the first 15 minutes make this the best episode of the second season so far in my opinion, and at this point I have no idea any more what to expect from the next episodes.


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Release Date:

10 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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