We are finally seeing everything become completely cohesive in this world of coding, revolutions, cover-ups and revenge. Our latest episode showed us the revival of fsociety, the fallout from Fernando Vega’s Red Wedding move, the CTO naming outcome, how Angela plans to play the hand she is dealt, and all of the results that ensue.
The episode begins where you least expect it. We get a look at Shayla and Elliot on the first day that they meet. Shayla comes off as one of the most genuinely nice, open and honest
Angela is attempting to get a sit down with house arrest Terry Colby. She has some info that she believes would be beneficial to him and his case, but people that powerful are always skeptical, so his lawyers do all the talking. The next day, Angela pays her lawyer friend a visit and is surprised to find her talking to the Attorney General about the actions they plan on taking involving Colby. Her lawyer tells her that Colby will sit down with her but no lawyers are allowed to be there. The lawyer is hesitant but Angela wants to get to the bottom of things so she goes to his house to chat.
Angela’s lawyer calls her on the way home and tells her that Colby’s lawyers hit her with that negotiation call real quick. She tells Ang to turn around and head back to castle von creep and she does so without thinking twice. Despite that disrespectful attack, homegirl means business. Could Colby have had a sudden change of heart? Naa, He just wants to make sure her testimony would be solid. Angela does get her confession though, and promises to stop men from sitting around in rooms making lethal decisions like that.
Mr. Robot is busy sulking in a bar with Darlene. He wants the revolution to be back on and poppin, but needs the Dark Army. He’s urging Darlene to find the LeBron James of hacking named White Rose by hacking her rapper hacker boyfriend but she tells him that it aint no cake walk hacking someone who IS a professional hacker. (I know, that was a whole lotta ‘hack’) But Darlene seems to relish in these big decision, pressure is on moments so you know she wont be standing idly by.
Mr. Robot goes recruiting and winds up at the THC emporium that Romero now runs. He shows Romero exactly how crazy he is and reminds him that promises were made when they started this venture, and Mr. Robot
always pays his debts keeps his promises. Darlene pops up at Trenton’s school and they have a real ass conversation about why everyone is motivated to bring about this revolution that they have been planning. Trenton and Elliot share a similar view of the world, where people say they are happy and praise America’s greatness, yet are drowning in debt and despair.
Tyrell “scene thievin'” Wellick is doing his own bit of brooding while staring out the window of his executive level corporate office. He has three gentlemen in their Armani suits and crisp thousand dollar pairs of shoes, sitting around watching CNBC or some financial analysis channel hoopla, while gossiping about a few poignant issues. This ain’t cha daddy’s water cooler convo! They start off innocent enough, talking about how “The goddamn earning report is going to look good come Monday” then they happen to discuss a few fuckboy topics that ends on quite a sour note for the fuckboys in question. The head doucher starts discussing almost leaving the company for Google and how the hiring executive performed certain fallacious acts “on the Googleplex volleyball court”, then they start up the chauvinistic ass convo about how hot assistants in Evil Corp have been sleeping around in order to scamper up the corporate ladder, anddddd then they screw themselves royally.
Tyrell and Joanna are attending the CTO promotion party and witness Scott Knowles get the nod. But their plan has shifted from the job to the takedown quite some time ago and they spring into action. Joanna gives her man some words of encouragement then before you can say inappropriate proposition, Tyrell has Mrs. Knowles on the roof and is hardcore 7th grade making out with the new CTO first lady. Ohhhhhh and how quickly the mad scene thief Tyrell Welick changes gears and goes from caressing her neck to strangling the life out of the poor scandalous woman. He wipes away any traces of him being there and is out.
Another really really solid episode, and one that gave most of the focus to other characters of the show. They are finally building something concrete outside of the stellar acting skills of Rami Malek and have been hammering home some riveting television. Already renewed for a second season, lets see what the final 3 episodes of season one brings.
- If you want that super dope airy track playing in the background of that Tyrell homicide, you can find the FKA Twigs heat here.
- #OllieIsTheWorst watch: After some digging (aka Mr. Robot’s wikipedia page) the rapper hacker’s name turns out to be Cisco and he is still blackmailing Ollie. Yes. Give me more.
- Shout out to the artist that made this dope pic of Trenton
- AND EVEN BIGGER SHOUT OUT TO THE ACTRESS WHO IS THE SAME ACTRESS WHO WAS GETTIN DOWN AND DIRTY IN THE “TURN DOWN FOR WHAT” VIDEO!!