What’s in a name? In USA Network’s surprise summer hit Mr. Robot, there's quite a bit. Just ask Mr. Robot himself. The title character (played by Christian Slater), who up until Episode 9 was Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), has actually been our hero and (unreliable) narrator, all along. Or take the name of the big bad corporation, E-Corp, which has been referred to by every character as "Evil Corp" beginning with Episode 1, when Elliot informs us that’s just what he always hears.
Likewise, the titles of Mr. Robot episodes always carry at least two meanings. One relates to a specific technical term related to hacking, a technical action being taken in the main plot. The other relates to a character-based development or quality. (Episode 3 “eps1.3_da3m0ns.mp4” refers to daemon, a computer program, as well as metaphorical demons - Elliot's and, perhaps, our own. And so on.) Unconventional? Sure, but not for computer file names created every day, by everyone. This naming structure itself is actually more common than the usual poetic or evocative TV episode title. After all, how many of us title those?
There’s also a dual (or binary) meaning in the formatting of the name. Traditionally, on pirating networks, a television episode file is titled with the season number, followed by an episode number (“S1E3”), but with Mr. Robot, the episodes are titled more like computer programs and their subsequent iterations. A piece of software will be considered 1.0 on launch and 1.1 with its next release. Episode 2 becomes “eps1.1” rather than S1E2, unless you hit up a bittorrent network to download an episode.
We’ve broken down the meaning of each episode’s title and its relation to the various content therein.
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ROOT OF THE TITLE: Hello World
eps1.0_hellofriend.mov EPISODE SUMMARY: We’re introduced to Elliot Alderson, a cybersecurity engineer at Allsafe. One of Allsafe’s top clients is E Corp (“Evil Corp”), the biggest corporation in the world. E Corp has recently been hit by a rudimentary hack. The Anonymous-like hacking group, fsociety, is behind the attack. Fsociety contacts Elliot, seeking to recruit him, and the first message sent to him is simply, “Hello Friend.”
EXPERT EXPLANATION OF THE ROOT: “Hello World!” became the standard first message displayed by a new programmer. Part of the documentation for Martin Richards' BCPL programming language, this program was highlighted in Kernighan and Ritchies’ seminal book, The C Programming Language, considered to be one of the most influential primers in the field. Today, nearly anyone who is introduced to programming, writes a small program with the sole purpose of displaying the phrase, “Hello World!”
HELLO was later used as the name for a diskette formatted to boot Apple DOS 3.x on the Apple II series of computers. For the HELLO command to work, it has to have been created in the same language as the ROM of the system that the disk is being booted on. Translation: this tests if the disc and the computer are speaking the same language.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE PLOT: When Elliot is first contacted by the revolutionary hacker group fsociety, the message “Hello Friend” serves as a pseudo-cheeky introduction to the group. It is also the impetus of our “program” (the television show) as well as an introduction to the “program” that Elliot is being asked to join at fsociety. Their mission, if he chooses to accept it, is to erase the records of E Corp. The DDOS attack carried out by fsociety on E Corp’s servers was also a type of sanity test to see what their security was like and find weaknesses.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE CHARACTERS: What we don’t realize yet is that Elliot is not exactly mentally stable (in fact, he’s “pretty fucking far from okay”). Another use for “hello, world!” is what’s known among programmers as a “sanity test.” This is to make sure that that a language's compiler, development environment, and run-time environment are correctly installed. Much like a computer system that is working incorrectly, Elliot’s mind will soon reveal itself.
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ROOT OF THE TITLE: 1’s and 0’s, the foundational characters of binary code
eps1.1_ones-and-zer0es.mpeg EPISODE SUMMARY: Elliot has to decide whether to join fsociety’s mission to bring down E Corp or take a lucrative job offer from the targeted organization.
EXPERT EXPLANATION OF THE ROOT: Binary code is a set of computer instructions made up of ones and zeroes. This is the fundamental building block of all computer systems. Modern computers use binary code, base-2 math, which is an easy translation for the actual electrical on/off that happens on the hardware level. This electrical activity is what makes the computer work. This is a bit of an oversimplification though because actual hardware uses signal edges. You can't cut off power completely for the 0, the chip would be inert, so it just goes from high to low voltage. Low voltage going up to high stands for one, and a voltage drop from high to low for 0.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE PLOT: Elliot is facing a binary decision for his goals in life and career. The two opposing sides (E-corp and fsociety) present their arguments and Elliot must weigh the pros and cons. Where will he and, in turn, the audience go? (We have already been informed that we’re a figment of Elliot's imagination.) Meanwhile, Elliot has to make another decision, confronted with the reality of where his suboxone comes from. (He's a calculated morphine user.) His friend Shayla has been getting it for him and her dealer Fernando Vera who is a psychopath. At first, Elliot leaves well enough alone, as not to lose his connection, but when he discovers Shayla was sexually assaulted by Fernando, Elliot uses his hacking skills to get the dealer locked up.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE CHARACTERS: Elliot must make a moral decision between what he perceives to be good and evil. E(vil) Corp has already been determined by Elliot to be an immoral force. The question he must mull over is whether or not fsociety is truly a moral force and in opposition. One group might be a 1 and the other a 0. If both parties end up being 1’s, then the program or mission will not execute correctly. “Are you a one or a zero? Are you a yes or a no?” Mr. Robot asks Elliot. “Life’s not that binary,” our hero replies. Up until this point, it’s still unclear whether fsociety are the good guys. It’s also unclear whether fsociety is anyone but Elliot and his sister Darlene. Life’s not that binary.
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ROOT OF THE TITLE: Debug
eps1.2_d3bug.mkv EPISODE SUMMARY: Elliot believes himself to be free of fsociety and just wants to live a normal life. Meanwhile, a peculiar suit named Tyrell is breaking his way up the corporate ladder.
How the title relates to the plot: “I'm gonna lead a bug-free life from now on.” Following the loss of the dark army’s cooperation, our hero believes he’s out of the big-time hacking game for good. He feels relieved and says he wants to live a normal life; just conforming to the system. But after ordering some Starbucks and asking Shayla to be his girlfriend he is confronted by Gideon at a dinner party and it becomes clear that there is suspicion that Elliot was involved in the Allsafe hack. Gideon believes Elliot is the bug in his system. As the realization that his life might not be on track after all hits Elliot, a new message from fsociety interrupts the party. The hacker group is dumping data that proves Colby wasn’t just framed for the Allsafe breach, he was in fact corrupt and responsible for the negligence that killed Elliot’s father and Angela’s mother. Now that Eliot knows fsociety took down a man responsible for one of the greatest bugs in his own life, he is rededicated and returns to finish what he started with renewed vengeance. Back in the E Corp board room, Tyrell Wellick hopes to become the new CTO of E-corp after Colby is arrested but he is informed there’s already a candidate. Wellick finds the bug in the hiring system and seduces the CEO’s personal assistant in order to gain access to his phone and information about the candidate.
How the title relates to the characters: “Most coders think debugging software is about fixing a mistake, but that's bullshit. Debugging's actually all about finding the bug, about understanding why the bug was there to begin with, about knowing that its existence was no accident,” Elliot tells us. “It came to you to deliver a message, like an unconscious bubble floating to the surface, popping with a revelation you've secretly known all along.” While that gives some foreshadowing to the many revelations Elliot will have to come to terms with later in the season, he really doesn’t find too many of his own bugs in this episode. He does meet with Mr. Robot, who we will later find out is actually a mental projection of Elliot’s father. In a therapeutic and paternal conversation, Mr. Robot attempts to debug Elliot’s anger at his father and gently suggests, “Don’t stay mad at him too long, kiddo.”
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ROOT OF THE TITLE: Daemon
eps1.3_da3m0ns.mp4 EPISODE SUMMARY: Elliot has a new plan for destroying the analog backups of data at Steel Mountain. But that will require going in person. While traveling to the facility, Elliot’s morphine withdrawals get the best of him and he has to stop at a hotel to recover.
EXPERT EXPLANATION OF THE ROOT: In a computer’s operating system, a daemon refer to anything that runs in the background without the user having direct control over them. Daemons are constantly working, doing low-level tasks, not just monitoring activity, such as handling system logging, or handling secure network connections. They're a reference to Maxwell's Demon, a rhetorical "demon" used in physics and thermodynamics thought experiments that would sort molecules. But yes, it can also be a hostile process.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE PLOT: Elliot wants to install a daemon process at Steel Mountain headquarters that will raise the temperature in the room where analog backup tapes of all data are stored. This daemon would wait until the designated time of the hack to do its dirty work.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE CHARACTERS: “There's a saying. The devil's at his strongest while we're looking the other way, like a program running in the background silently, while we're busy doing other shit. Daemons, they call them," Elliot tells us as the episode begins, "They perform action without user interaction. Monitoring, logging, notifications. Primal urges, repressed memories, unconscious habits. They're always there, always active. We can try to be right, we can try to be good. We can try to make a difference but it's all bullshit. 'Cause intentions are irrelevant. They don't drive us. Daemons do.”
This episode is arguably more inside Elliot’s head than any other. Let's just call it. We’re talking about his metaphorical “demons” here. The first demon are all the people around him. At least Mr. Robot is entirely in Elliot’s head, but it’s also possible that all fsociety is. (Maybe even Tyrell? Darlene is probably real, but to Elliot, partially; he forgets she's his sister.)
The second demon is morphine addiction. This is pretty explicit. He has to exercise it through a hallucination-filled detox stint in the hotel. This is where the Mr. Robot demon might be acting as an angel, staying by Elliot’s side and keeping him company through it all.
The third demon isn't as cut and dry. This demon relates to moral choices and whether they are even possible in a complex world of connections. Elliot is wondering if he is a good person and if his actions are the ethically just ones. The reasons he's unsure are the same reasons that we're unsure. And he also has these imaginary friends running around, making it difficult to know what's real. Plus, his allies and his enemies are never truly clear as far as their intentions. But, as he says, "intentions are irrelevent," because there's always a process running in the background that we can't control and we're unaware of.
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ROOT OF THE TITLE: Exploits
eps1.4_3xpl0its.wmv EPISODE SUMMARY: Elliot and crew infiltrate Steel Mountain while Tyrell further manipulates the executive selection process at E-Corp.
EXPERT EXPLANATION OF THE ROOT: An "exploit" is a piece of software or a command that takes advantage of a bug or a vulnerability in a system to cause unanticipated behaviours to occur. It is essentially, a hack.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE PLOT: "People always make the best exploits," Elliot tells us. In an episode that plays like a heist film, fsociety makes its way into the Steel Mountain security facility to setup the daemon that will destroy the data backups. Elliot's plan to get through the multiple levels of security involves exploiting the "gee-golly" kindness and innocence of a low level employee by pretending to be a big shot Silicon Valley CEO who has come for a tour.
While there, he runs into Tyrell, who may be exploiting Elliot for his own purposes. After Tyrell gets Elliot out of one hotspot, he is thrust into another when the slick executive insists on having a tense lunch filled with menacing conversation. Elliot excuses himself to use the bathroom and sees an opportunity to install his hack, only to be cornered by Tyrell again who almost intimates that he knows what Elliot is up to and he's allowing it. He certainly is aware that Elliot was involved in framing Colby and now he knows what weakness to exploit. Is Tyrell using Elliot to take down the system? Is he just another one of Elliot's imagined personas? We don't know yet.
With the hack installed, fsociety rides into the sunset, believing that the plan is nearly ready to execute. This is the other meaning of exploit. An exciting act or action, especially a heroic one. This is probably the most traditionally exciting episode of the show, an adventure. Whatever happens, the members of fsociety will always be legends in their own minds following this unprecedented exploit.
Meanwhile, Tyrell meets his rival in the race for CTO position, Scott Knowles, for dinner with their mutual spouses. He believes he can seduce Knowles wife Sharon as a way into sabotaging the promotion, which results in an awkward bathroom tease scene.
Finally, Fernando Vera, the drug dealer that Elliot hacked and had locked up in episode 2 hasn't gone away as cleanly as planned. Like a daemon, he's just been waiting in prison, running in the background. He wants revenge and he's found Elliot's exploit: Shayla, whom Elliot has allowed himself to get close. Fernando kidnaps Shayla.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE CHARACTERS: Most of the previous episodes have used the title metaphor in relation to the characters more so than the plot but episode 5 is different. One of Mr. Robot's strengths is that it trusts plot to occur from character and in this case the two are nearly indistinguishable. All of the twists and triple crosses outlined above are revealing character traits throughout. The most important reveal of all is that Elliot is not above being exploited himself. He may be damn good at what he does, but Tyrell and Fernando are as well. Elliot believes that Tyrell's "greatest asset is his hubris, but it's also his flaw." We don't know that for sure yet, but we definitely know that it's true of Elliot.
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ROOT OF THE TITLE: Brave Traveler
eps1.5_br4ve-trave1er.asf EPISODE SUMMARY: Fernando Vera returns. He's kidnapped Shayla and is demanding Elliot hack him out of prison or she'll die. Tyrell learns that he's not as clever as he thinks. Angela tries to take the legal route in taking E Corp down.
EXPLANATION OF THE ROOT: This one is a little different than the others, because it has nothing to do with hacking. Brave Traveler is what the episodes’ antagonist Fernando Vera claims his name means. The conversation occurs when Vera tells Eliot he should Google what names mean. Indeed, when you Google Fernando, the results show the American and German meanings to be Brave Traveler, but the Spanish meaning is adventurer.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE PLOT: Fernando Vera likes to talk. He’s been cooped up in prison and he’s really excited to get out. Now that he knows it was Eliot who hacked him and got him locked up he’s simultaneously pissed off and thrilled that he knows someone with the power to hack the prison system. While getting chatty with Eliot in that stylized, Tarantino sort of way, Vera asks if Eliot knows what his name means. When Eliot says no, Vera informs him that he looked it up and their names are very similar. Eliot’s name means “brave and true,” while Fernando’s means, “brave traveler.” But he also says that the word “brave” evolved from “savage,” prompting Eliot to inquire whether they are brave or savage themselves. This sets up another moment in which Eliot is facing one more possible doppelganger and is once again questioning whether his own actions have been for good or … something else. (Sidenote: long before this episode aired, an @brvtrvllr Twitter account started posting cryptic references to the show.)
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE CHARACTERS: There isn’t a strict theme based on the title in the episode. Eliot, Tyrell and Angela all go out on their separate limbs, taking extreme risks in uncharted territories and failing miserably.
Elliot manages to follow through and hack Fernando out of prison (along with everyone else) and even hatches a plan to keep himself and Shayla safe by taking control of Fernando's drug money and network. But it’s all for nothing. Shayla has been dead in the trunk of the car Eliot rode in the whole time. How many other processes are running in the background that Eliot is unaware of? How many other lives might he be harming?
Tyrell thought he’d made his slimy way into the Knowles family. He thought that he’d gotten into Sharon’s head and made her ravenously horny, another pawn on the board. He thought he’d convinced Knowles that he just wanted to be right hand man. But, no. Sharon told her husband everything and he’s been exposed for the schemer that he is. Knowles confronts him and essentially informs him he is dead in the water.
Angela believes she’s found a way to go after the company that killed her family and she takes evidence to a lawyer, feeling that she’s going to “change the world.” Her evidence is dismissed as “internet gossip,” though and she’s told without an eyewitness who was in the boardroom when the company decided on unsafe practices there is no case. We haven’t talked that much about Angela yet, primarily because her role in the themes of the early episodes is still not quite clear. Was she a bug? A daemon? An exploit? Her biggest purpose in the plot so far was getting the Dark Army’s malware onto a work computer. Her story is just begining now and she might prove to be the bravest traveler of all.
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ROOT OF THE TITLE: View-source
EPISODE SUMMARY: Elliot goes AWOL from fsociety in the wake of Shayla’s death. Tyrell goes full on psychopath. And Angela gets tough as nails with Colby.
eps1.6_v1ew-s0urce.flv EXPERT EXPLANATION OF THE ROOT: View Source is a command that pretty much any web browser can execute. Just highlight this text and right click. It might be phrased as inspect element in your browser or something similar but no matter what it’s just a way to see the source code that’s being used to create the web page you’re viewing. In the case of most basic sites, you can see everything that makes up the page and copy it to manipulate in your own way if you’re so inclined.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE PLOT: Elliot tells us about his early days of learning to code as a kid when all he had to do was click view source, copy and paste the code, modify it a little and like that it was his site. He wonders: If we had that option for people, would we want to use it? Would we want to be able to view their source code, what drives them?
This episode is all about studying sources. It opens with a flashback to the day Shayla met Elliot. She offers to hook him up with morphine and he tells her that he’d only be interested if she could get suboxone for the withdrawals. She says she can’t at first but her affection for her new friend changes her mind and she admits she knows someone but he’s a psychopath. This is the moment that decided her fate. This will be the source of her doom and Elliot feels he was that source.
Meanwhile, Tyrell gets another chance to hook up with Sharon, his rival's wife. After confronting her about what she told her husband, they agree to meet on the roof and finish what they started where Tyrell chokes her to death. It’s unclear whether he planned it that way or just couldn’t help himself, but we now know that Tyrell’s source code is that of a psychopath instead of just a really sleazy dude.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE CHARACTERS: Elliot’s habit of hacking everyone he knows and going through their info is his version of viewing people’s source code. We revisit that habit twice in this episode. Once when he is backing up all the data he has on Shayla for posterity’s sake and again in the end when he informs his therapist that he’s hacked her before. After a detailed description of her intimate computer activity, he tells her that he watches her cry, that he cries too and that he believes they are both lonely people. Is loneliness what drives Elliot? Don’t count on it, there are a lot of background processes running there.
We also learn the source of what motivates the other hackers in fsociety. For one it’s glory. For another it’s family debt. For another it’s justice.
Angela finally gets to view the source of her Mom's death. She meets Colby in person and strikes a deal that will have him testify against his fellow board members as well as admit that they decided to cut corners and it killed people. Before the deal is done, she insists that he tell her exactly how the decision was made. She just wants a peak into what it’s like to make such a callous move and he gives it to her.
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ROOT OF THE TITLE: White Rose
eps1.7_wh1ter0se.m4v EPISODE SUMMARY: Elliot finally meets White Rose and is told that the Dark Army will cooperate if he is able to remove a trap in the system by a specified time. Police attempt to question Tyrell and he avoids them at all costs. Elliot’s mental instability is finally made explicit when he remembers that Darlene is actually his sister. Nothing is trustworthy now.
EXPLANATION OF THE ROOT: Like Episode 6, this one is named after a character. White Rose is the most sought out hacker in the world and the gang has been trying to get him to collaborate from the beginning. But unlike Episode 6, this one has a stronger connection to the tech world. White Rose was the name of a non-violent, intellectual resistance group that began at the University of Munich during the reign of Nazi Germany. Using graffiti and leaflets, the group urged fellow students and intelligentsia to stand up against the Nazi regime and highlighted atrocities that the average German may not have been aware of due to the propaganda machines of the Third Reich. After core members were executed, the sixth leaflet by White Rose was smuggled out and Allied aircrafts spammed Germans by dropping thousands of copies from the sky. Some might say that, in their own way, the White Rose group was the original Anonymous.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE PLOT: The biggest relationship to the plot is simply the titular, long-awaited meetup with White Rose, played by B.D. Wong. The big hack is going to go down now. But, perhaps more importantly, while Elliot and Darlene celebrate he leans in to kiss her which causes her to recoil and explain that he "forgot" that she's his sister, "again." This jars Elliot’s memory and we realize that nothing we’ve seen can be trusted.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE CHARACTERS: Are Elliot and company’s motives and methods are for good or evil? The relationship of the hackers to the real life anti-Nazi group makes us question just how pure this resistance really is. Is unfettered capitalism really as clear-cut an enemy as Hitler? Really? Is it worse? Are Elliot’s enemy’s really more of a figment of his imagination? Does he even have any idea what he's been trying to do?
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ROOT OF THE TITLE: Mirroring
eps1.8_m1rr0r1ng.qt EPISODE SUMMARY: Elliot realizes that he is Mr. Robot and Christian Slater's character is just a projection of his father. Angela gets an offer to join E-Corp and give up her principles. Tyrell loses his job and goes to fsociety headquarters.
EXPERT EXPLANATION OF THE ROOT: In computational terms mirroring has many applications. In essence, it refers to an exact, real-time copy of something. Disk mirroring, for instance, refers to the replication of disk volumes onto other physical drives simultaneously. This ensures continuous availability of the data, even in the event of failure on one drives part. Screen mirroring refers to an exact, real-time display of one screen onto another.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE PLOT: Let’s get the really on-the-nose part out of the way first. Yes, when Elliot has been looking at Mr. Robot he has pretty much been looking into a mirror. Elliot also realizes that the trauma he’s carried after being pushed out a window by his father as a child was, in fact, a misremembered episode. Elliot actually threw himself out the window and does it again when he tries to push Mr. Robot.
Tyrell feels he’s been wronged by E-Corp and mirrors the hackers decision to take action and bring the company down.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE CHARACTERS: As the episode begins, we are back in the 90’s at Elliot’s father’s computer repair shop, “Mr. Robot.” When a customer accuses Elliot of stealing 20 dollars from him and demands an apology, his father refuses and waits for him to leave. Elliot assumes he’s in trouble, but that’s not the case, when he asks why his father tells him, “Even though what you did was wrong, you’re still a good kid. And that guy was a prick. Sometimes that matters more.” Today, as a full grown hacker with some serious mental issues, Elliot is mirroring his father’s philosophy and taking it pretty damn far.
Angela must decide whether she is willing to join E-Corp. While Colby tries to make the case that she can do more good from the inside, she certainly runs the risk of becoming a mirror image of everything she hates.
The biggest question is how all of this is going to relate to Tyrell. He experienced a bit of mirroring himself when he was fired in a way that was just as humiliating as the firings he randomly handed out a few episodes ago. Is that enough to make him into a good guy? Does it matter if it’s just a personal vendetta if he’s aiding a good cause?
There are a lot of existential mirrors running through this episode and we run the risk of stretching the metaphor too thin, so let’s just finish with some fun movie mirroring. In the opening scene, Elliot and his Dad decide to go see Pulp Fiction. Later, Elliot says “I’m pretty fucking far from ok,” one of Ving Rhames famous lines from the Tarantino flick. And finally, all of the Fight Club parallels are acknowledged when the episode ends with the same Pixies song, as a soft piano instrumental.
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ROOT OF THE TITLE: Zero-day
ePISODE SUMMARY: Elliot wakes up in Tyrell's SUV, sans Tyrell. The hack has gone through and the world's financial markets are crumbling but Elliot has no memory of it and none of the members of fsociety know what happened. Angela settles in to her knew job as a PR flack at E Corp on the worst possible day.
eps1.9_zer0-day.av, EXPERT EXPLANATION OF THE ROOT: A computer application vulnerability that exposes a flaw that could be exploited. The term comes from the fact that once the vulnerability is exposed, a developer has zero days to fix it. This is a critical vulnerability and must be addressed immediately.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE PLOT: Everyone has passed the point of no return, especially Elliot, who woke up to find the biggest hack in history already went down. He’s certainly somehow responsible, but has no clue what happened. He knows that there’s only one choice to clarify things: talking to Mr. Robot, who refuses to appear until Elliot tries to turn himself into the police.
Angela has taken the job offer with E Corp and is beginning to understand what it will take to “do good from the inside.” E Corp is melting down. At a press event, the CTO Jason Plouffe attempts to assuage the public’s fears, but instead shoots himself in the head on live TV. It’s the worst PR disaster possible, but the CEO of E Corp shrugs it off and tells Angela’s she’s going to need some new shoes. Hers have blood on them. Here, she could choose to take her life into a different direction, but she sucks it up, gets new shoes and marches back to work. E Corp has found her bugs. She needs a job, and they can still dangle the carrot of having a direct influence on the corporation she supposedly hates.
Everyone at fsociety is a taken aback that the hack went down, but have no time to find out what happened. They execute the cleanup plan, burning all their hardware and throwing a huge party at headquarters in order to get as many fingerprints on everything as possible.
From the looks of it, not only have the characters passed the point of no return, so has the entire planet. Debt may have been erased, the markets are in free fall, masked fans of fsociety run through the streets and a new world has been born.
HOW THE TITLE RELATES TO THE Characters: Elliot seems to be coming to grips with his split personalities. After all, he can’t just keep blacking out and waking up to find out one of them started a revolution. His conversations with Mr. Robot seem to be getting more productive and he’s understanding intuitively that anything Mr. Robot knows, he knows as well. He’s pushed through the haze he’s going to have to learn how to cope with it.
Angela has made her decision to stick with E Corp despite a million warning signs. She has an ethical minefield ahead of her. Who is she know? We don’t know for sure, but she when she snaps into executive mode and tells off a terrified shoe salesman, it doesn’t seem to be an act.
While fsociety is pressing forward despite all of the confusion, Darlene seems to be ignoring reality to celebrate. One of the most ideologically dedicated to the cause, she is also the only one that knows how screwed up Elliot really is. Can she keep her head on her shoulders or will she drink the Kool-Aid of her own cause?
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