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Mr. Robot Revisited | Season 1 Episode 10 Recap


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Hello, friend! Welcome to the Mr. Robot podcast on Post Show Recaps. In May, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) embarked on a mission to re-watch and discuss every episode of Mr. Robot season one, leading up to the season two premiere on July 13. The podcasts contained two separate spoiler-free and spoiler-filled sections.

This week, Josh and Antonio officially reach the finish line on “Robot Road,” discussing the tenth and final episode of season one. Out with the spoiler section, and in with the wild speculation, as Josh and Antonio wake up in a brave new world where fsociety’s hack against E Corp worked, Tyrell Wellick has gone missing, and Elliot Alderson has no idea what’s going on — as per usual. Plus, how about that ending?

Even though it’s the end for “Robot Road,” a new road begins. Tune in next week for a season two preview show, and keep listening weekly as Josh and Antonio podcast about the new season of Mr. Robot.

Send your questions in for the podcast through our feedback form. Next week’s podcast focuses on episode three of the series.

WARNING: There is no spoiler section. The spoiler section is dead. RIP, spoiler section.

  • susan appleby

    Nice podcast. Thanks guys.

    Any thought that Eliot could be a sort of Ned Stark type who gets us through the first chapter but isn’t really the main player we thought he was?

    I can see Evil Corp melting down fast. How long did it take Lehman Bros to collapse after Bush didn’t bail them out? I know the bankruptcy lasted years, but they didn’t take too long to fail.

    • Josh Wigler

      I think there’s zero chance of them pulling a Ned Stark on Elliot. This show is built on Rami Malek’s shoulders in a way GoT was never built on any one player. I could see Robot overtaking “baseline Elliot” (as I’ve been calling him, for lack of immediate better nickname), at least for a time, but I sincerely believe this show can’t exist without Rami Malek, front and center.

      • susan appleby

        Good point about Rami Malek as the star. I don’t think he dies like Ned did, but I think we will see that what we thought was the important part of the story in Season 1, isn’t so important in Season 3.

        I can see Elliot being the pawn in a much bigger game that we become aware of only when Elliot gets taken out of his part of the world. I hope that makes sense. It’s not a great comparison.

  • susan appleby

    Could the knocking have anything to do with the drug dealer and Shayla plot? I’m not sure they will open with the same plots we are hitting in this episode.

  • Edwin Johnson

    Crazy theory time.

    I’ll start with the less crazy theory. My take on the detox dream scene in the drug den was that it was a mixed up partial memory that may have been the reason he was in therapy in the first place.

    Second crazy theory that I don’t actually believe but have fun thinking about is that Darlene and Angela are actually the same person. The Alderson kids tragically lose their parents and clearly (based on Elliot) have the genetics for these intense psychological disorders.The two of them create this third friend who was also going through the same hardships. I don’t think there are any scenes that definitively make this impossible. Angela’s dad could just be a foster parent. Turtle giving Angela and Olly the CD without Darlene being in on it is the biggest roadblock.

  • James Griffin

    Thanks again for the recaps of the first season, Josh and Antonio. As season two begins today, wanted to both re-watch the final episode of last season and listen to your recap of, before moving on. All the best!

  • Annie Goldman Liebert

    I’m late to the party, but I just finished binging season1, and I’m very happy to find this podcast. You guys are awesome. My theory: I wonder if it’s possible that Elliot is also Tyrell. Tyrell was one of the faces (along with Angela’s and Mr. Robot’s) when Elliot was looking in the mirror. Also, when he googled himself, he didn’t exist. Maybe he and Tyrell are the same person. I don’t think any of the people from the arcade are real; I think they’re people in Elliot’s life or parts of himself that he somehow cast in those roles in his mind. Can’t wait to see what happens.