I think I’m pretty fucking far from okay!
First off, I have to start with my evaluation of the show first instead of at the end where it normally is. This episode was great!… IF you didn’t figure out the twist many episodes back. If you were reading these reviews where I mentioned my suspicions or had figured it out yourself, it was still pretty darn good though.
So yes, we find out that Elliot (played by Rami Malek) is not only forgetful, but batshit insane. Mr. Robot IS a creation of his own mind, modeled after his own father.
We start the episode with a young, not yet crazy Elliot stealing from one of his fathers customers and his father giving him a pass. The idea behind not punishing him was “that guy was a prick, sometimes that matter’s more”. This, of course, give a young mind the idea that breaking the law isn’t always so bad.
Then we jump to Mr. Robot, soon to be known as Edward Alderson (played by Christian Slater) talking to Elliot, but explaining very little. Elliot is extremely upset and yelling and instead of alerting the men following Elliot (whom we also believe to be imaginary), he wants to take him to show him something. So the two of them disappear on a day trip.
A very concerned Darlene (Carly Chaikin) realizes that Elliot is missing and teams up with Angela (Portia Doubleday) to find him. They, both separately and together, check all the places he might disappear to. This is apparently not Elliot’s first “episode”.
As they are traveling, Elliot and his father recount stories with Elliot repeatedly mentioning that his father was dead for 20 years now. He also told stories about how they would go on the train and how Elliot would calculate the safest train cars for them to be in going towards their destination, and how he would choose the most dangerous train car going back because he enjoyed the trips that much that he didn’t want them to end. This gives a little insight on Elliot’s mindset from an early age.
Not part of the tour is their house growing up, but Elliot insisted. Its in his former room that Elliot remembers his father pushing him out a window, similarly to how he pushed Elliot off the pier. Elliot’s father insists that it wasn’t him, but actually Elliot feeling guilty for telling people his fathers secret, which of course has not been disclosed yet. Elliot has none of that and actually throws his father out the window.
Later, they are seen running through a graveyard when Angela and Darlene catch up with them. Elliott’s dad apologizes to him and swears that even though Angela and Darlene will try and separate them, he will never leave Elliot. The girls arrive, Elliot’s father disappears, uncovering the grave they had stopped at. Edward Alderson. Elliot’s father. This is when Elliot comes to the full realization that Mr. Robot.. his father.. was a figment of his imagination. He is the real Mr. Robot.
Angela and Darlene decide to nurse him back to sanity and the episode ends.. right? Wrong!
The Tyrell Wellwick (played by Martin Wallström) story took a turn. After being accused (rightfully) of killing a coworkers wife and being told the only way he can be a husband to his wife and father to his newborn baby is to get his promotion. This leads me to think.. “Game On!”, but no, his very next scene he is getting fired for even being implemented in the investigation. So where does he go? To visit Elliot of course! He threatens Elliot’s life and then Elliot tells Tyrell everything. Shows him the lair, gives him the plan, the whole nine yards. The only information he withholds in the fact he is working with a team. What? But wait! The lairs popcorn machine is poppin’, and as you may recall, Elliot stashed a gun in their! How greasy must that gun be? So I am hoping that Tyrell won’t make it out of the first couple minutes of next episode.
Two more things. Elliot’s boss Gideon Goddard (played by Michael Gill) is doing everything he can to catch the hackers that hacked AllSafe, primarily by reestablishing a safety precaution Elliot took care of last episode. Unfortunately for him, everyone that would help him is otherwise disposed. Tyrell was fired and Tyrell’s boss is in mourning for his dead wife.
Lastly Angela is confronted at her home and offered a job at Evil Corp. She flat out says she won’t take it, but Terry Colby, the man who offered it to her, leaves the door open for one day if she is to change her mind.
So did you like it? Did you catch the Pulp Fiction references? I caught at least two, the movie and the quote I put at the top of the article. (Which is ALMOST an exact quote, it’s off by one word). Tell us what you thought in the comments!