Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 2 Recap: “402 Payment Required”

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Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 2 Recap: “402 Payment Required”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) have been recapping Mr. Robot for years now, and now, they can finally reveal their big secret in their recap of “402 Payment Required”: there was a third co-host the entire time.

Jokes, of course! But seriously … who is “The Other One, guys?!?! It’s a huge reveal that comes at the end of “402 Payment Required,” the second installment of the fourth and final installment, in which Elliot (Rami Malek) and Darlene (Carly Chaikin) reckon with the recent death of their mother. In the process, the siblings Alderson becomes closer to the point of joining forces in the crusade against Whiterose (BD Wong), with Darlene making a nonchalant but staggering revelation along the way: Elliot and Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) are not alone. As Yoda would say: “There is another.”

Josh and Antonio spend a significant amount of time hopping right into that mind-bending mystery, drawing on Josh’s recent conversation with creator Sam Esmail for answers. They lay out a theory for why we as an audience may be closer to Elliot’s story than we ever realized, plus they weigh in on the developing alliance with Phillip Price (Michael Cristofer), the continued fall from grace for Dom DiPierro (Grace Gummer), and much more.

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About Mr. Robot

Rami Malek stars on USA Network’s Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker with dissociative identity disorder who alternately works with and against another facet of himself: Mr. Robot (Christian Slater), the spitting image of Elliot’s deceased father. Together and apart, Elliot and Robot have radically changed the world through their revolutionary acts, with a trail of bodies and billions of dollars left in their wake.

Additional cast includes Carly Chaikin as Elliot’s sister Darlene, Portia Doubleday as childhood friend Angela Moss, Martin Wallström as shark-suited Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristofer as ruthless businessman Phillip Price, BD Wong as Minister Jiang aka Dark Army leader Whiterose, and Grace Gummer as federal agent Dominique DiPierro. Mr. Robot comes from the mind of Sam Esmail, who has directed every episode since season two.

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