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Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 8 Recap: “408 Request Timeout”

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Mr. Robot | Season 4, Episode 8 Recap: “408 Request Timeout”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Antonio Mazzaro (@acmazzaro) do their best to find the key to unlocking the latest hour of Sam Esmail’s Mr. Robot, “408 Request Timeout.”

Following on the heels of the devastating, groundbreaking “407 Proxy Authentication Required,” Josh and Antonio move forward into “408 Request Timeout,” an episode that lives up to its title: Elliot (Rami Malek) takes the time to confront the severity of what he’s just learned about his past, while the rest of the action centers on Darlene (Carly Chaikin), Dom (Grace Gummer) and Janice (Ashlie Atkinson). It does not work out so well for all of them — some worse than others.

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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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