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After last week’s momentous revelation, Mr. Robot decided to take a break from Elliot. Instead, this week’s episode focused on the remaining members of fsociety and Angela. It was a nice bit of focus for these characters as well as a reminder that Mr. Robot is a lot more than just its lead.
If there’s one thing Mr. Robot runs on, it’s paranoia. We get plenty of it this week as the group discovers the FBI might be secretly monitoring them. Not to mention that the house they’ve been crashing at gets a surprise visit from Susan Jacobs. The ensuing dilemma about what to do with Susan becomes a pivotal moment for Darlene. Coming face-to-face with the lawyer who sank her dad’s case brings out a darkness we didn’t know was in Darlene. It’s a chilling moment that will have serious ramifications down the road.
Angela’s time is spent ignoring her date, who happens to be a mole planted by Dom. Angela’s character has been thoroughly intriguing this season, but her two gear settings – guilty-looking and self-assured – are getting a tad repetitive. Here’s hoping she does something thoroughly unexpected by the season’s end.
We also finally get the sense that Dom is so close to cracking this case, especially when she brings Mobley in for questioning. The ensuing tension is nigh unbearable, and it looks like Mobley may not have made it out by the episode’s end. Is Season 2 planning to take out the members of fsociety one by one?
This week has been the biggest blow to the revolution yet. Now that we know the Dark Army has been manipulating fsociety, there’s going to be a definite showdown between the two hacker factions. Elliot’s going to have a lot on his plate when he comes home next week.
Best Moments of the Episode:
The bizarrely heartwarming intro. Seeing how Mobley and Trenton met and bonded was the nerdiest kind of adorable. And I’m with you, Mobley. Nexus user for life!
Angela’s karaoke rendition of “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” Wonderfully melancholy choice for a character who wants to do exactly what the song says. Too bad it may cost her soul.
The death of Susan Jacobs. Shocking (har har) and equally terrifying when you consider what it means for Darlene as a character. There’s no turning back now. She’s in this game to win.
Cisco‘s betrayal. He’s always been a weasel but giving up Darlene is particularly heinous. And now that we know Darlene doesn’t feel any hesitance when it comes to disposing of her enemies, it may be curtains for ol’ Cisco.
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