This week’s episode of Mr. Robot had an usual start, more unusual than usual. The episode begins with Elliot, Darlene and their parents in a 90s style sitcom. ALF makes an appearance, yes you read correctly, ALF, and he even runs over and kills Gideon! Gideon is, of course, not Gideon in this 90s episode, instead he is a cop who is looking for a family that has a person locked up in their trunk. Elliot’s family is the family that has someone locked up in their trunk — Tyrell! Vulture wrote a nice article explaining how this scene came to be and how this was Mr. Robot’s way of distracting Elliot from all of the pain he is in in real life.
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Finally! Elliot is back to his old ways, hacking and being a vigilante.
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Like last week’s episode, this week’s episode of Mr. Robot began with a flashback, providing us with more background on how fsociety was formed. In the flashback scene, Darlene visits Elliot at his apartment on Halloween. She is wearing the fsociety mask, which we learn is from the fictional movie Careful Massacre of the Bourgeoisie. We also see how Elliot first told Darlene about his master plan of hacking and taking down E Corp.
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As the name of the episode suggests, there was a lot of panic in this week’s episode of Mr. Robot. The remaining members of fsociety are panicking after both Gideon and Romero were murdered. Elliot is, as usual, freaking out about Mr. Robot, which causes him to find a new addiction, adderall. Angela receives evidence that could be used to prosecute some of the men who could have prevented her mother’s and Elliot’s father’s deaths – something she wanted all last season, but now that she has it, she is unsure of what she should do. She tells Mr. Price she doesn’t trust him, who can blame her? Ray, Elliot’s new “friend”, seems to also be a bit panicked about the status of whatever business he is running. Even FBI agent, Dominique DiPierro, appears to be a bit panicked when she finds a list with her name on it at Romero’s murder scene.
While there wasn’t much hacking in this episode, there was quite a bit of computer talk throughout the episode.
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