Sunday, July 19, 2015

What I'm Watching: Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot: Season 1, Episode 4 “eps1.3_da3m0ns.mp4” (B)

This was a really trippy episode, further demonstrating that this show is operating from such a fascinating vantage point as it tells an already interesting story. Elliot going into withdrawal was poorly-timed, but obviously Mr. Robot has realized that he's vital to their plan and therefore they have to take care of him and help nurse him back to help. Experiencing the video footage in which he got his own mask was particularly memorable, and I also enjoyed his proposal to Angela. The best line of the episode was “Don't be mad at me – I know I slipped, but I'm about to change the world,” and it perfectly epitomizes Elliot and this show. With Elliot out of commission, there was plenty of time to delve into the personal relationships of other people on this show, even though Tyrell, who we've already seen has a wild personal life, didn't appear at all. Angela got a great tour of the city from Shayla, who seems to really enthrall her. After their passionate moment, Angela did something irreversible, and its effects are sure to be highly damaging. Darlene taking Trenton around was quite entertaining, and Darlene's confrontation with her ex-boyfriend, who made the fatal mistake of proposing to her, started off as very funny and then turned considerably more serious. This show's ensemble is really terrific, and I like that we get to see characters like Romero and Mobley as they struggle to find sensible things to do with their time while they wait to pull off the hack that really could change the world.

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