Mr. Robot has been shrouded in secrecy from episode one. The biggest question was of course, is Mr. Robot just a figment of protagonist Elliot’s imagination? The internet was predicting as such, synonymous to Fight Club’s finale.

The big reveals (spoilers ahead)

The season’s concluding episodes reveals (you guessed it) that Mr. Robot is in actuality, Elliot long deceased father, coming back to life in front of Elliot recently.

As the show progresses, Elliot realizes his interactions with his alter-ego and awkward gestures of people around him, enough to deduce the logical ending. It was his own reclusive nature to withdraw from his real-environment, living a shelled life.

But, more so, Tyrell Wellickis shown to be in cahoots with Elliot towards the ending, thickening the plot further. This puts Mr. Robot and Tyrell’s car conversation into a new picture.

Tyrell is in the middle of a thick murder investigation, evading it at all costs while keeping his wife in the loop. It certainly does explain all of his erratic movements during the later episodes as he grips with his new realities. He was shown as a controlled sociopath in the TV show but comes off as decent during later episodes. Both actors did a fine job, one showing great resilience in adverse circumstances while the other seemingly losing it all.

The clincher reveal was of course, Darlene is a sibling of Elliot all along. This feels like a Nolan-like big reveal which actually affects nothing at all with the plot/narrative. Elliot has apparently blocked her out from his mind, yet never wonders why some 20-ish girl goes in and out of his house that casually. Angela and Darlene have struck a friendship meanwhile. They remain casual acquaintances for quite a while until Darlene goes all-Nolan on him.

She was just part of the ‘big plan’.

Unknowingly as he reveals later during the TV show, Elliot has designed and maneuvered their master-plan single-handedly bringing Tyrell into the fold later. He has created fsociety, a hacking group believing in reinstating rights of the society to the ‘people’. For them, capitalism had encapsulated the society on the whole, hacking their right to control. During all this plan and implementation, Elliot is no longer in sync with the reality.

Mr. Robot has been very well received by the summer audience, hailing it as a breath of fresh air amongst formulaic and repetitive TV shows, a bunch of them getting cancelled during this year. As again, season 2 will move forward with the ‘big plan’ set in motion in season 1.

Acting

Christian Slater steals the show with his years of experience, bringing controlled intensity and composure to the small screen.

Rami Malek on the other hand thrives under a silent protagonist character, lost and absent minded like a pro. The rest of the supporting cast plays their part justifiably, complementing the entire narrative. Direction

With USA Network’s white collared TV shows (Suits and White Collar), this TV show combines similar traits, hallmarks of USA Network, bringing new vigor and energy to the screen. Rest assured, it’s a sure-fire binge watch fiesta. The striking visuals and scripting works well showing Elliot’s state of mind. The show has a mixed pace, striking it slow at times, whilst getting fast at other times to expedite the narrative. He comes to face the reality once again, as the truth becomes clear to him. His sudden disappearances from normal life worry colleagues. The audience is long aware of the fluid reality of Mr. Robot since the beginning, keeping them guessing all the while.

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