Sunday, September 18, 2016

What I’m Watching: Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 11 “eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z” (B+)

I didn’t realize that this was the penultimate episode of the season, but it’s reassuring to know that this show was renewed for season three way back in August, which, along with the continued critical acclaim for the show, guarantees that it will continue for a good time to come. We didn’t get to learn anything about Darlene’s fate in this hour, but we did see a very shaken Dom insist that she knew what was going on to a relatively receptive Agent Santiago, who still felt that doing nothing was the smartest option. It’s crazy to think that Ecoin can so easily be adopted as a national currency when all of its illegalities have been pointed out, yet that’s the direction things are headed since it seems like a simple solution to fix the economy problem. Angela’s interview in custody was pretty trippy, and Whiterose was not too kind in his analysis of her ability to stay alive despite the likelihood of her having been killed many times already. It’s fascinating to watch Elliot try to stay awake while he’s asleep and follow what Mr. Robot was doing, later reminding himself that he wasn’t following Mr. Robot but actually was Mr. Robot. Seeing Tyrell so casually was a shock, and Elliot did exactly what he should have in desperately trying to get the cab driver to acknowledge if there was someone there with them. I suppose we’ll find out more in the finale, though with this show you can never be too sure.

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