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Old 11-24-2017, 04:14 AM   #1501
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Re: New Show- Mr. Robot

is Angela more mentally ill than Elliot now?
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Old 11-24-2017, 04:34 AM   #1502
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Re: New Show- Mr. Robot

The last 3 episodes have been absolutely amazing

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And by the way, did anyone else notice but me that the episode before last - following Elliott and Angela in the ECorp building was all one shot??
Good article on it in indiewire : http://www.indiewire.com/2017/11/mr-...00-1201895559/
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:35 PM   #1503
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Re: New Show- Mr. Robot

do I have this right?

whiterose used to run some sort of secret plant within ecorp for time manipulation stuff and had political connections to put the CEO in power so long as he can keep doing his work (on behalf of china?). there is some sort of catastrophe with the plant that kills people and now whiterose is trying to do the same thing in the congo? and the dark army plot was because of a gripe with the ceo?
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:25 AM   #1504
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aslo http://uproxx.com/sepinwall/mr-robot...terview-recap/
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:23 AM   #1505
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do I have this right?

whiterose used to run some sort of secret plant within ecorp for time manipulation stuff and had political connections to put the CEO in power so long as he can keep doing his work (on behalf of china?). there is some sort of catastrophe with the plant that kills people and now whiterose is trying to do the same thing in the congo? and the dark army plot was because of a gripe with the ceo?
the plant has been up and running seemingly for years.
but yes, it contributed to some people getting cancer and dying.

WR stated her intention to move the plant to Congo.

I dont 100% believe that the attacks were all out of spite. but that is what she communicated to Price.
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:09 AM   #1506
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I donít really get how they concluded the therapist still canít report Elliott after her last session with Mr Robot. she knows how good of a hacker he is from when he hacked her. I guess Iím glad the show at least addressed it by showing her talking with someone about it, and I see why they obv canít have her report him, it just seems pretty unlikely that confidentiality would prevail over claiming responsibility for a huge terrorist attack
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Old 11-25-2017, 08:37 PM   #1507
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Because there's a duty to warn but not a duty to snitch. Snitching is a violation of confidentiality. The show is accurate.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:38 AM   #1508
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The show maybe could have portrayed her as more uncertain whether Elliot was speaking the truth or not. She seemed to really believe him. If she really believes him, it's rather weird that she wouldn't report it. It's a minor point, though.

I found some a Wikipedia article about why Congo is possibly important to WR if we look at the DR Congo of the real world:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coltan

Cliffs:
*DR Congo has the largest coltan reserves in the world, estimated at 64% of the global reserve.
*Coltan is mainly used for producing various electronics, including smartphones/computers
*Mining coltan creates various lung diseases for miners
*DR Congo is highly dependant on the mining industry
*Coltan has been used as a plot point before. In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Skynet needs it to create a terminator army.

Likely theories:
*With the digital eCoin becoming the new currency, having control over an input which is necessary in production of smartphones/computers seems like a pretty good position to be in. There could also be a link to crypto mining, but not certain it is likely that Esmail wrote that back in 2014 or earlier when writing the initial script.

*Whatever WR is developping in the mysterious plant is something which will need a lot of coltan in the future, and will allow her to control the world. This could be any type of electronic that has the potential to change the world (AI-related, power generation-related, technology which allows human bodies to be modified with electronics,...)

*WR is developping something that has to do with time travel and this needs a lot of coltan for some reason.

I obviously dislike the third possibility the least . I think the probability is very low though, Esmail does not seem like the type of guy that would allow something to be introduced so late in the game that literally changes everything about the show.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:53 PM   #1509
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*Coltan has been used as a plot point before. In Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Skynet needs it to create a terminator army.

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*WR is developping something that has to do with time travel and this needs a lot of coltan for some reason.
Maybe WR is an agent of future Skynet? Think about it, the show is called Mr. Robot!
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Old 11-26-2017, 03:34 PM   #1510
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Coltan mines have been mentioned on the show before.
Might have been in the season 1 end credits scene.
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Old 11-26-2017, 03:36 PM   #1511
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and omg no one has mentioned it. but it was all one shot

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Old 11-30-2017, 03:58 PM   #1512
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no thoughts on this week?

Couldn't tell if the kid was real or in his head...down episode, but Elliott needed a reboot, so I get it.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:57 PM   #1513
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this was a very different episode, but I kinda liked it. I like that the show has such wide range. enjoyed the final scene with him and angela talking with their backs against the door too, the lighting was cool.

I might be in the minority because I feel like people tend to hate these types of episodes, but ya I thought it was a good reset ep with I’m sure a bunch of craziness coming in the last 2 episodes of the season
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:18 PM   #1514
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While watching the episode I was disappointed because I realised nothing of major importance would happen, but once it was over I really liked it.

I think a lot of tv shows blow it because they try to make every episode exciting, and that eventually results in losing touch/sympathy with the characters. Game of Thrones is an excellent, recent example.

This type of episode made us reconnect with Elliot again and made us sympathetic with his struggle, and to a lesser degree Angela/Darlene's.

I think it's a bit comparable to Breaking Bad's The Fly, though I think this one was executed better and might be a bit less polarising?

The episode also did some excellent things:
*Excellent social commentary on today's issues with Muslim culture and how it is perceived.
*I really liked how Elliott's struggle with suicide was portrayed, from the scene with Darlene to the scene with the dealer to the scene at the beach, and finally him spending the day with Trenton's brother.
*The scene with Angela was artistic af and really well done

Also I usually hate kid actors but for some reason I really liked that smug little prick.

That ending song was also excellent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upWj-RrKnIQ

I'm also not sure whether the kid was real or not, but I'm leaning towards him being real. Some conversations would not make a lot of sense if it was all in his head. I wonder if he'll show up again.

Also did anyone understand the truck stopping and throwing Mr. Robot's jacket on the street? That point did make me doubt whether this might've been all in his head.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:03 PM   #1515
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this was a very different episode, but I kinda liked it. I like that the show has such wide range. enjoyed the final scene with him and angela talking with their backs against the door too, the lighting was cool.

I might be in the minority because I feel like people tend to hate these types of episodes, but ya I thought it was a good reset ep with Iím sure a bunch of craziness coming in the last 2 episodes of the season
I liked it too. I thought the final scene was really really good, too bad my wife ruined it by making tons of noise trying to get her Jack in the box food out of the bag.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:25 PM   #1516
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I kinda feel like literal time travel/parallel universe stuff is less likely in the show after how heavy handed they went with the Back to the Future stuff. Like it was too obvious and we're being misdirected.
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Old 12-01-2017, 10:03 PM   #1517
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This episode was excellent.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:02 AM   #1518
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I thought the episode was a little meh and thinking about it I'm not sure this is any kind of a reboot. Elliot does get back the MR Robot jacket at the end so was it just "I'm depressed, but now let's get to what we were doing"

We'll see if they do anything with it because right now Elliot, Darlene and Anglea all seem to have no direction whatsoever.
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:48 PM   #1519
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Great episode, although I'm not sure I'm liking Angela going nuts. Darlene obviously wanted to be caught, right? It's her plan.
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:08 PM   #1520
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So does anybody know if there will be a season 4, or next week's episode is the conclusive one?
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:09 PM   #1521
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Well it looked like plan A was to read Dom's badge using a device in her backpack. Not sure how that plan involved getting caught, so why would the "stealing the badge from the safe" plan involve getting caught?
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:15 PM   #1522
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Well it looked like plan A was to read Dom's badge using a device in her backpack. Not sure how that plan involved getting caught, so why would the "stealing the badge from the safe" plan involve getting caught?
that's true....
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:59 PM   #1523
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Great episode, although I'm not sure I'm liking Angela going nuts. Darlene obviously wanted to be caught, right? It's her plan.
Angela went crazy a too fast and too far. Reminds me of a Miami Vice episode when Crockett is trying to find a seriel killer and gets too deep in half an episode.

IDK if getting caught was the plan, but I think her and Dom are playing Doms boss.

This season has been great.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:41 PM   #1524
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The look on Darlene's face when she realized she was going to have to seduce Dom... I think she was just resigned to the fact that it was going to be a lot more work than plan A.
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:17 PM   #1525
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Darlene def did not want to get caught. That said the way doms boss is acting may trigger Dom to catch on he's bad.
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