Mr. Robot - Catch-All

I really, REALLY hate the direction they've taken Tyrell. That badass in a suit, bragging about taking the company helicopter to the colocation facility? I want that guy back.

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This guy is a wet sock.

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Wallace Shawn as "Mr Johnson" - was a perfect, right down to the F-Society mask mustache. I hope we get to see more of him again this season.

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Tyrell was never that guy. He was only that guy when pushed by Joanna, who viewed him as a simple-minded and loyal, easy to control.

And now Joanna is dead. It will be interesting to see what happens to Tyrell, as he may just go on a badass in a suit rampage to avenge her death. Or he may break down and never be a strong character again.

GioClark wrote:

Has anyone registered on the e-coin website? I'm assuming it's just fluff.

I was quick enough to get one of those batteries you can plug into the phone to charge it while you are not near a charger. They also gave away Amazon Echo Dots but they were gone in 2-3 minutes.

The last episode has a after credits scene so keep watching.

And I don't know what the F that last scene was about.

That's the dealer Elliot sent to prison but later had to organize a jailbreak for.

Oh, I totally forgot about that. Man that was from season 1.

Fantastic episode that flowed well and developed the story and characters forward in a way that sets up a promising next season. There have been some great episodes but this is my favorite of the series. That scene with Irving and the ax. Whoa.

Spoiler:

So, based on Angela's ramblings on changing the past, Price's explanation of Whiterose, Whiterose's fixation on time and the allusion to a secret project that needs to be relocated to the Congo, it's pretty clear that this is all building up to a time machine/time travel device hidden at the Washington Township plant, right?

93_confirmed wrote:

Fantastic episode that flowed well and developed the story and characters forward in a way that sets up a promising next season. There have been some great episodes but this is my favorite of the series. That scene with Irving and the ax. Whoa.

Spoiler:

So, based on Angela's ramblings on changing the past, Price's explanation of Whiterose, Whiterose's fixation on time and the allusion to a secret project that needs to be relocated to the Congo, it's pretty clear that this is all building up to a time machine/time travel device hidden at the Washington Township plant, right?

Yeah, the ax scene was brutal. I really like where the story has headed. As for your spoiler question,

Spoiler:

man, I just don't know. I like to think that Whiterose is just very capable of convincing people off what they want to believe. Turning time back was obviously the theme of the episode, and the season, really. Loved the Superman scene.

But I think the only turning back time is resting the damage done in the 5/9 attack. I do not believe that they will introduce any kind of realistic time travel.

Jayhawker wrote:
93_confirmed wrote:

Fantastic episode that flowed well and developed the story and characters forward in a way that sets up a promising next season. There have been some great episodes but this is my favorite of the series. That scene with Irving and the ax. Whoa.

Spoiler:

So, based on Angela's ramblings on changing the past, Price's explanation of Whiterose, Whiterose's fixation on time and the allusion to a secret project that needs to be relocated to the Congo, it's pretty clear that this is all building up to a time machine/time travel device hidden at the Washington Township plant, right?

Yeah, the ax scene was brutal. I really like where the story has headed. As for your spoiler question,

Spoiler:

man, I just don't know. I like to think that Whiterose is just very capable of convincing people off what they want to believe. Turning time back was obviously the theme of the episode, and the season, really. Loved the Superman scene.

But I think the only turning back time is resting the damage done in the 5/9 attack. I do not believe that they will introduce any kind of realistic time travel.

Spoiler:

What is Elliot alluding to when he talks about moving her operation to the Congo? He's obviously seen something in the Dark Army files

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93_confirmed wrote:

Fantastic episode that flowed well and developed the story and characters forward in a way that sets up a promising next season. There have been some great episodes but this is my favorite of the series. That scene with Irving and the ax. Whoa.

Spoiler:

So, based on Angela's ramblings on changing the past, Price's explanation of Whiterose, Whiterose's fixation on time and the allusion to a secret project that needs to be relocated to the Congo, it's pretty clear that this is all building up to a time machine/time travel device hidden at the Washington Township plant, right?

Spoiler:

The ALF episode actually takes place when Elliot goes back to 1987.

Arise!

Season 4 starts tomorrow. I’m... probably not going to watch it right away. Instead I started rewatching the show today. God, that first episode is just so good.

I’m hoping I can binge the previous three seasons then get caught up on the new one. There are going to be 13 episodes this time around, and supposedly this is the ending Sam Esmail always envisioned. We’ll see how things turn out.

Four episodes in, the pace is still frantic as hell.

I like this version of Elliot and Mr. Robot working in unison, showing both involved in conversations. Tonight’s sort of reveal of the third alt was reprinted well. We saw a glimpse of him when he got physical with his sister, but this was a bit more explicit, and really showed what a nuclear option that alt can be.

And that final scene makes waiting a week really hard.

The White Rose origin episode was a great story. It fits in well with the really overly dramatic, but still concise nature of the dialogue. There is a lot of simple quest interactions that are broken up by longer expositions. It feels like an RPG, down to characters choosing their avatars and personalities.

The theme so far seems to be security. Everyone is struggling to figure out how to feel secure once that feeling has been so severely damaged by forces outside of societal control. Which is pretty much how we live online now.

So, not a happy season so far, and I expect a dark conclusion.

Wtf

Alz wrote:

Wtf

Ayup.

MikeSands wrote:
Alz wrote:

Wtf

Ayup.

I wasn't sure what to think!

You guys needed to watch the tie in episodes that came before it. This is episode 3 of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

You guys needed to watch the tie in episodes that came before it. This is episode 3 of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.

I'm not sure if this was meant as a joke? Or if I am confusing peoples WTF! comments as something from Mr. Robot, which was the last post before. LOL

So, the penultimate episode is when the acid kicked in.

Which is saying something for this show. The finale is two hours long, and I’m not sure that is enough time to explain this.

Gaald wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

You guys needed to watch the tie in episodes that came before it. This is episode 3 of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover event.

I'm not sure if this was meant as a joke? Or if I am confusing peoples WTF! comments as something from Mr. Robot, which was the last post before. LOL

I get what he is saying.

I would never joke about something as serious as mr robot. When I get on the dance floor and do the robot I have this super serious look in my eyes that scares people. No sir, very serious all the time when talking about robots. Thank you very much mr roboto.

Wow!

That hit hard. It makes me want to go back to season one and watch the entire run again. Those final scenes, oof!

Great end to a great story.

Loved the entire series. Only one episode with the sister and fbi agent seemed out of place but I still liked the episode. I was really concerned where they were going after watching that episode but they nailed the ending.

The final episode had quite a Kubrick-y vibe for me.
The story left me with really nice aftertaste, its great when they dont botch up the ending of great series.
Really gives credence to the notion that "normal film" length can not really compete with series format in some instances when a detailed character growth is involved. There is no way these characters inner growth could have been depicted and make sense in hour and a half.

I finished the series just now. Damn that was a great show! I agree they stuck the landing on this series. So well done.

In case anyone is interested, The Watch, a podcast for The Ringer, recently did a top 10 shows of the decade episode which had Sam Esmail on as a guest. His list isn't surprising based on how Homecoming and Mr. Robot turned out, but it's an interesting listen regardless.

Is Homecoming worth watching?

Absolutely. The episodes are like 30 minutes so not a big investment either.

Yes, Homecoming is fantastic. Same as Mr. Robot, a mysterious story that is revealed over the course of the season with great performances throughout.

Plus, this is probably a one off season. It’s a great binge.

Wife and I just finished watching this- straight through all 4 seasons. I'm guessing spoiler tags aren't needed at this point.

Anyway, I have some knowledge of dissociative identity disorder (formerly multiple personality disorder) from my job in mental health, and I feel like the creator really nailed it. Obviously, it's not that common, and it's almost always more subtle and less dramatic than what's depicted in fiction, but everything just made sense within this framework. Unfortunately, childhood sexual abuse seems to be almost universal from what I've seen, so although I didn't predict this revelation, I probably should have. I also didn't predict the prison reveal. I did have a good sense who Mr. Robot was pretty early though, so I'll pat myself on the back for that at least.

What makes a lot less sense to me is Whiterose. So... She's a transgender woman and this was completely unacceptable in Chinese society. But she's also attached to the power and influence she commands as Minister Zhang and didn't commit to leaving and starting a new life, resulting in her lover's suicide. Now she's filled with guilt and regret. OK, I got it this far.

So, she, as Minister Zhang, amasses tremendous wealth and power, founds the Dark Army and the Deus Group and becomes the most powerful person in the world, pulling the strings of governments and multinational conglomerates. All of this is to enable her to have the necessary resources to create this incredible machine which will somehow make everything better. OK, but what does the machine do? There were a lot of hints initially at time travel, then at parallel universes, but I don't think it was ever revealed. Was it? And why did Whiterose shoot herself? What was up with that Apple II computer game she had Elliot play at the end? Did that stop the machine? Did Elliot destroy her machine with the hack even though she said they caught it? Was the machine actually going to work or was she completely delusional? Can anyone help me out here?