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Mr. Robot | Season 3, Episode 8 Recap

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Mr. Robot | Season 3, Episode 8 Recap

Whatever happens, we’ll be okay — unless you don’t listen to this week’s Mr. Robot podcast, in which case, nothing will be okay!

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) are fully aboard the hype train as they talk about the eighth episode of Mr. Robot season three, not only their favorite installment of the year, but their favorite installment outright. They dive into full detail about why the episode resonated with them so thoroughly, picking apart the story of Elliot and his new friend, the ramifications of the opening scene of the episode, where things might be headed given the e-mail Elliot receives at the end of the episode, some Back to the Future cosplay appreciation, and much more.
  • SaraMadridista

    You are not hyping it guys, one of the best seasons in history of tv, but this episode is beautiful, Rami Malek take a bow!!

  • Lol, kind of made my day that you said maybe the underlying theme of this episode was that children are what’s important in this world Mazzaro!! 😉

  • Also that was Christopher Lloyd in a cameo in the theater right? I didn’t think I heard you guys mention that during that part and it was so special, but now I’m wondering if it wasn’t him…

    • TrentC

      I think that may have been a look alike. He appeared young compared to Lloyd.

      • He did, especially compared to the Doc on screen. I just figured it was Botox. Really looked like him…

      • Also why would they go through the trouble of that scene (hold my glasses) if it wasn’t him? It was a totally a 80s type of cameo too.

  • TrentC

    Haha Josh admitted to crying during the episode.

    Okay I got a little misty too…but it didn’t happen until the Wishing Game scene with Angela. I blame it on my allergies and the music track.

    Great episode. I was beginning to wonder if Trenton’s little bro was real..

  • Whispering Chrissy

    Great discussion, guys! What a beautiful episode!

    I viewed the entire episode as reversing the broken mirror of the world or reversing the hack. Elliot was going to delete Mr. Robot by killing himself. The child named Mohammed is what allows Elliot to repair everything perhaps by taking him back to his own future. By the end, Elliot states that the key was with Mohammed (young Elliot symbolically) the whole time and he comforts Angela, restores Trenton (only to find how to reverse the hack), finds the coat and hangs a new mirror.

    Trenton was called Shamma throughout the episode and her name means candle or lamp. Elliot restored light to his life and he has new purpose. Very powerful episode.

    • TrentC

      Well said. Yes I found his actions (reviving Angela, possibly restoring Trenton’s prior reputation, getting the coat back, replacing the mirror, wanting to live again…) were reversals of deletions. Even the later part of his scene with Darlene was a restoration of their relationship, when 30 seconds previous he was trying to destroy it.

      • Whispering Chrissy

        Thanks! I forgot about Darlene.

        I finally caught up on a marathon watch and this season is very good.

  • Not hyperbole for me gentleman. Not only is this season just as, if not more, captivating than the previous seasons, but the emotional head that has been continually building really stays with me for days after which no episode in seasons 1 and 2 did.

  • James Griffin

    This was my favorite episode of the season, so far.

  • XmanIce

    I just watched this episode and I don’t understand a damn thing about it. looking forward to listening to this podcast later today.