Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot | Season 2 Episode 9 Recap

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Hello, friend! Welcome to the Mr. Robot podcast on Post Show Recaps. Every week, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) discuss the latest episode of Mr. Robot, covering each and every hour of the USA Network drama’s second season.

This week Josh and Antonio leave flowers for each other and take a leisurely stroll through the garden of the latest developments for Elliot and F. Society. Whiterose’s Oscar-worthy In Memoriam tribute segment also predictably occupies much attention, as do Angela’s evolution, Darlene’s developing danger, and the ever-shifting foundation that is Mr. Robot’s ultimate motivation.

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  • James Griffin

    Nice to relax and end the day by listening to your Mr. Robot podcast. Everything pretty much made sense to me, this episode, but did have one question for you both. Was Ray (Craig Robinson) actually running a Silk Road website, while being a warden, at this prison? Seems pretty dangerous, but who knows, perhaps he would be the last one that anyone suspects. Thanks again for both of your efforts, and all the best.

    • TrentC

      I think Ray must have been running the site from prison because Elliot was incarcerated when he did the work for Ray.

      The White Rose and Price scene revealed such a key piece of information about their relationship. Sometime in their past White Rose has committed an act against Price that was so unsavory, if Price needs to burn White Rose, he doesn’t care about any possible consequences to himself. I hope they show that flashback.

      Thanks Antonio and Josh for another deep dissection, great work as always.

  • jeremiahp

    Am I the only one that is concern about the well being of Flipper now?

  • LaShawna

    Yes, Mr. Robot is a show that plays much better in a binge, because all of these episodes are chapters in a larger story that doesn’t become apparent until you see them all together. Now, I am liking season 2, so I don’t have a problem with the structure at all, but I agree that most of the complaints about this season are liable to fall away upon a binge rewatch.

    I am in Josh’s corner about a big NO on Tyrelliiot, only because I don’t think there is any way that Tyrell could be an alter of Elliot and have it reasonably play out in the real world. I have faith that the show is not going to go down that unbelievable rabbit hole, though I agree that whatever happened to Tyrell is a big thing and will be a big reveal, Just for different reasons than the fact that Tyrell is part of Elliot.

    I have seen a variety of theories on what WhiteRose is up to with the Washington Township plant, and none of them feel like they could be real, so I am deeply curious to see what her real agenda is.

    • TrentC

      It seems that most of the characters are converging on that single point, the Washington Township plant. Angela, White Rose, Price, Elliot, DDP…as much as I would like to see it, I can’t make the connection on how all of the main players end up there. I was taking the main narrative as gospel – Elliot hacked E Corps to cause financial instability and chaos. Now White Rose and Elliot’s relationship seems deeper, Price was/is doing business with White Rose and Angela is doing her own detective work because of a personal vendetta. As confusing as it is (for me), it’s gotta be one the most interesting plots I’ve watched on TV.

  • JG

    Antonio/Josh: … My theory: DDP’s ex is (was) Madame Executioner.

  • susan appleby

    I keep telling you guys that Elliot is a bad guy. Don’t trust him. He is an intensely manipulative character and probably a sociopath.

  • Kathie

    I can’t remember if Josh or Antonio are “Friends” guys, but I enjoyed the whole Friends thread running through the scenes where Angela was using the rubber duck. The secretary was Monica, the exec’s name was Joseph Green (Joey’s first name, Rachel’s last name) and his password was holidayarmadillo – Ross’s costume to talk to his son about Hanukkah.