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Mr. Robot Revisited | Season 1 Episode 1 Recap

Rami Malek in the first episode of Mr. Robot

Rami Malek in the first episode of Mr. Robot

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Hello, friend! Welcome to the Mr. Robot podcast on Post Show Recaps. Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) are re-watching and discussing a new episode of Mr. Robot season one every week, leading up to the season two premiere on July 13. The podcast contains two separate spoiler-free and spoiler-filled sections. Please do not post spoilers in the comments section.

This week, Josh and Antonio discuss the first episode of the series, which introduces viewers to Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek), an incredibly talented computer hacker and cybersecurity expert who also happens to suffer from extreme social anxiety, depression, and other disorders. The viewer sees the world through Elliot’s eyes, and while it’s always an interesting vantage point, it’s not always a comfortable one.

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

WARNING: The spoiler section of the podcast begins at the 1:00:00 mark.

  • Reynaldo Hernandez Aponte

    ———-SPOILER TALK————————————————————————-I finished watching the season yesterday and I’m about to start episode 6 of my re watch. Also taking a break looking for this podcast. I’m not a hacker or a morphine user, but I identify with Elliot so much, especially the scene where he’s crying wondering how normal people deal with loneliness, I struggle with this myself, also trust issues, understandable for a hacker, a person who collects information, it’s hard to lie to someone if they can see the real you. Tyrell Wellick is a fascinating, terrible character also. Also, Where’s Tyrell??? Love Angela, Shayla, man…

  • Gal Baum

    Seriously. What does Elliot wear on a hot and humid Manhattan summer day?

    • Reynaldo Hernandez Aponte

      I live in Puerto Rico, tropical island. I do the hoodie in heat thing also.

  • Kathie

    I watched the first episode of this show when it first ran, and I liked it but it didn’t make me feel like I really needed to know what happened next, so I didn’t stay with it. When I saw that you guys would be recapping, I went back and watched all the episodes on demand, and went through all of them in time for the first recap. I didn’t really intend to, but in “binge mode” rather than week to week, I did get caught up in the story. I’m glad that I did so that I can listen to the whole podcast now. I love the format you’re doing, with commentary on the episode and then on the episode in context of the whole first season. This show, more than most, really lends itself to that kind of discussion. Great job on the first episode – looking forward to the rest!

  • Where did I see this guy Elliot? Oh yap, that’s right, in Pacific! He was a crazy-crazy dude in that show too. I loved his performance even though he was only in one or two episodes. I’ve only watched the first few episodes but I think he’s perfect and his performace shines all the way through the show.

  • John Davis

    I watched this show last year and loved it. I thought for sure Post Show Recaps would review it because it seemed to be in the same world as Better call Saul and Fargo, but alas, nothing.
    Now my two favorite reviewers are going through this show with a fine tuned comb and I got goosebumps. I am thrilled to see you guys doing this.
    I also tried to find the show, but it was not on HULU plus or in the On Demand section of my provider and, as I don’t know how to find it for free like Elliot would, I gladly plopped down the $17.95 for the Amazon HD version and jumped right in. Amazingly, I loved it the second time through better than the first. Knowing the spoilers made the re-watch even better. However, I would not recommend getting spoiled before watching it for the first time. Both watches have their own rewards.
    Antonio, thanks for the film references. I have seen the Third Man but can’t remember a thing about it, so another film goes on my Rob Cesternino style bucket list. (You have to listen to Rob and Keev on Seinfeld recaps to get the what I’m talking about).
    Can’t wait for each episode recap!

    • Ali B

      A fine tuned comb. That must be brilliant for playing with a piece of tissue paper :)

  • Angie

    “Overwoods”…dude I’m laughing.

  • GardenMisfit

    I’m so glad you started this. Mr. Robot is the best show on TV right now. I watched the season as it aired last year and I am looking forward to the rewatch with you guys.

  • Karen Foster

    f train society and ghost prots! hahahaha

  • James Griffin

    Started watching Mr. Robot, yesterday and listening to this podcast following each episode (minus the spoiler section). I am thoroughly enjoying both watching the show and listening to your critique of each episode, thank you both.