Mr. Robot (2015– )
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Elliot faces off with Mr. Robot; Dom gets tired of the red tape; Tyrell has a new plan.

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Sam Esmail

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Sam Esmail (created by), Kyle Bradstreet | 3 more credits »
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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
Martin Wallström ... Tyrell Wellick
Grace Gummer ... Dominique DiPierro
BD Wong ... Whiterose
Bobby Cannavale ... Irving
Christian Slater ... Mr. Robot
Sakina Jaffrey ... Antara Nayar
Omar Metwally ... Agent Santiago
Grant Chang ... Grant (voice)
Julia Crockett ... Emily Moss
Rizwan Manji ... Norm
Mabel Tyler ... Young Angela
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Elliot faces off with Mr. Robot; Dom gets tired of the red tape; Tyrell has a new plan.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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15 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

In the serene on the subway Angela (Portia Doubleday) is sat opposite 2 ladies. The camera pans to them, above them is a poster for a broadway play with the actress name: Kaitlin Doubleday, which is a reference to Portia's older sister Kaitlin, who is also an actress. See more »

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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Written by Johnny Colla, Chris Hayes, Sean Hopper and Huey Lewis
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Somehow manages to be MORE intense than the last one
15 November 2017 | by TouchTheGarlicProductionSee all my reviews

Anyone who thought we might get a reprieve from the intensity of last week's one-shot wonder was sorely mistaken; if anything this episode doubles down on the heart-palpitating tension. It shows the FBI closing in on Tyrell, the Dark Army executing Stage 2, and Elliot finally entering all-out war with Mr. Robot. All of these elements converge in exciting ways and built to a surprising (and confusing) climax.

While this episode didn't have anything as stylistically impressive as the long shot from last episode (then again, what is), I was still struck by how fresh and innovative it was in the way it depicted Elliot's battle with Mr. Robot. The unique editing patterns Esmail deploys add to the tension by putting us in Elliot's shoes and showing what it would really feel like to be battling a second personality. This showdown has been a long time coming, and it couldn't have been better executed.

The other plots all built the tension as well, placing many of the characters on dangerously converging paths. There was legitimately a point in the episode in which I believed that Angela, Dom, and Tyrell were going to die (even though they still had scenes from the trailers I hadn't seen). The one bit of levity came (surprisingly enough) from the Price-Zheng scene. Their dynamic is definitely one of my favourites in the entire show, and this episode shows a completely different side of it; the friendly jesting that goes on when they aren't competing with one another. It was really enjoyable watching them get along so well, even though we (and they) know it won't last.

All of this tension leads up to a semi-twist ending that left me intrigued but also quite confused. It makes sense in the greater context of things, but I need more information and extensive re- watches to figure out how all the individual characters figure in to it; some of them couldn't have known but also couldn't have not known. It's a mess, but I'm sure the show will sort it out as it always does.

In summation, Sam Esmail has delivered another tense, unpredictable, and stylish episode of Mr. Robot. I look forward to seeing what happens next and hopefully getting further explanation on some aspects of the twist.


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